A while ago I found this A-Z Book Survey compiled by Jamie over at The Perpetual Page Turner. This week has been hectic, I’ve had flu and tons of seventh grade essays to mark, so I’m not feeling too creative when it comes to writing a Friday blog post. This survey seemed like the ideal thing to fill out on a grey, rainy Autumn day after spending several hours marking seventh grade assignments. So here goes…
Author you’ve read the most books from:
Neil Gaiman. I’ve read his complete Sandman Chronicles, all his graphic novels, all his novels, all his short story collections and most of his children’s books. I’m a huge fangirl.
Best Sequel Ever:
Son of the Shadows, sequel to Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier.
The Adorned by John Tristan and soon to be reading The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater.
Drink of Choice While Reading:
E-reader or Physical Book?
E-reader, so much easier to hold in bed and even if I fall asleep reading, I won’t lose place 🙂
Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:
Ghost from Lost Souls by Poppy Z Brite. Strange, long haired boy with a gift for music – teen me would’ve melted.
Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:
City of a Thousand Dolls – I read some pretty negative reviews but the cover and blurb just made me want to read the book. I started the Amazon sample and didn’t stop reading until The End. I loved it!
Hidden Gem Book:
Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley. A literary YA novel narrated in part through poetry about the intersecting lives of four Australian teens and what happens in the course of one night to change their worlds.
Important Moment in your Reading Life:
When I realised that reading books meant for children as an adult was nothing to be ashamed about. I regularly buy and read picture books, MG, YA and love it all! It was only when I had this stunning realisation that I finally found my voice as a YA writer.
Finding Home by Lauren McKellar – an Aussie contemporary NA novel that I didn’t expect to enjoy nearly as much as I did.
Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:
Historical novels set in the early 20th century. Just not my cup of tea.
Longest Book You’ve Read:
The Lord of the Rings – my version was all three novels in one without any breaks.
Major book hangover because of:
Range of Ghosts by Elizabeth Bear. I struggled to find something as dark, poetic and mesmerising to read after I read that.
Number of Bookcases You Own:
Three but some of the shelves have double rows of books on them.
One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:
Lost Souls by Poppy Z Brite
Preferred Place To Read:
In bed or on the couch curled up next to my pooch.
Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:
“When you have too much faith in something, it’s bound to hurt you. Too much faith in anything will suck you dry. In this way, all the world is a vampire.”
— Poppy Z. Brite
I don’t have any 🙂
Series You Started And Need To Finish (all books are out in series):
Hm… I guess I should finish The Mortal Instruments at some point.
Three of Your All-Time Favorite Books:
Lost Souls by Poppy Z Brite
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
Foxmask by Juliet Marillier
Unashamed fangirl for:
Neil Gaiman and Emma Trevayne
Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:
Hexed by Michelle Krys. I’ve followed Michelle Krys’s journey from the time she signed with her agent, all through the publishing process. I cannot wait to read her book!
Worst Bookish Habit:
Rushing through titles because I have so many good books to read that I some novels end up blurring together and I can’t remember characters’s names or get books confused with each other.
X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:
Hold on *runs to shelf* Sandman Chronicles: The Doll’s House
Your latest book purchase:
Just bought The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater and Fortunately, The Milk by Neil Gaiman
ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):
Finding Home by Lauren McKellar – I couldn’t put it down!
So there we have it, the A-Z Book Survey.
What are your favourite readers so far this year?