As you guys know, my blog has taken a bit of a backseat lately, and I feel pretty crappy about it. I’ve been racking my brain for things to write about, as I haven’t finished many books recently and therefor don’t have a whole lot to review.  THEN today while I was catching up on my favourite blogs, I saw that Sarah from Sarah Says Read had posted this amazing survey up yesterday.  I feel like a bit of a copy-cat, as I also used Sarah’s Bout of Books update structure. Sarah, if you read this, I swear I will get some of my own stuff soon lol.  (You’re the best.)

This survey was ultimately created by Jamie at The Perpetual Page-Turner, whom I just discovered thanks to Sarah’s post.  Jamie’s blog is gorgeous (the colour combos are fabulous)!  Check it out :).


Author you’ve read the most books from:
Cecelia Ahern ♥.  I love her and will read anything she puts out.  You know how no matter what kind of day you have, the current state of your life or anything, how that one thing just makes you happy?  For me that is my mom’s chicken balls and fried rice and Cecelia Ahern.

est Sequel Ever:
I’m not really a bit series person, but I will have to go with Richelle Mead’s Frostbite.  I loved the first one, but the second sold me on the series!

Currently Reading:
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell and Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier.

Drink of Choice While Reading:
Coffee.  I don’t drink much while reading as my favourite way to read is right before bed, BUT I also love Saturday morning reading and coffee goes with this well :).

E-Reader or Physical Book?
Physical book!

Fictional Character that You Probably Would Have Actually Dated in High School:
Seeing as my dating life in high school was less than existent, I can only guarantee crushes.. mainly on Willie Sutton.  Bad boy with a heart of gold? Sounds about right.

Glad You Gave this Book a Chance: 
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell!  Teen is iffy for me, but one of my coworkers has never steered me wrong with a recommendation before.  She told me that given my personality, she thought I would prefer Fangirl to Eleanor and Park and right now (though it’s not my typical kind of thing), I am LOVING it.

Hidden Gem Book: 
The Arrival by Shaun Tan.  I found this book browsing in a bookstore and was shocked that I had never seen it before.  A wordless graphic novel that is tremendously beautiful and so heart-warming!

Important Moment of Your Reading Life:
Being introduced to Anne Shirley. I think my philosophy on life comes directly from that red-headed genius.

Just Finished:
Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano, coming out this October.  It was a fun read, but nothing life-altering for me. 3 stars!

Kind of Books You Won’t Read:
Nothing with animal torture, no true crime (though I do really want to read In Cold Blood), no religious books.

Longest Book You’ve Read:
To be honest, I don’t think I’ve read many huge books.  Probably something around the 600 page mark?  I can’t quite recall anything in specific.

Major Book Hangover Because of:
Night Film  by Marisha Pessl. OMG you guys. It was amazing!  And nothing compared once I finished.  I just wanted to start all over again.

Number of Bookcases you own:
3 :)

One Book You’ve Read Multiple Times:
I’ve only ever re-read parts of books, not whole ones.. *blush*

Preferred Place to Read:
In bed, late at night, or early in the morning!

Quote that Inspires You:
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
– R. W. Emerson

Reading Regret:
Not finishing the Harry Potter books when I was a kid. They are still brilliant as an adult but the experience is just not the same :(.

Series You Started and Need To Finish (all books are out):
Harry Potter

Three of Your All-Favorite Books:
Gah! How is one supposed to choose?!
1. Tabloid Love – Bridget Harrison
2. The Art of Racing in the Rain – Garth Stein
3. Anne of Green Gables – L. M. Montgomery

Unapologetic Fangirl For:
Night Film. Hands down. I have been pushing it at anyone I can for weeks!

Very Exited For This Release More Than All the Others:
This won’t come as a surprise to anyone, but Cecelia Ahern’s next book, How to Fall in Love.  I can’t wait.  And that cover..

Worst Bookish Habit:
Either buying way too much, or starting and not finishing books.  I have such a low attention span with reading.  If I love something, I will devour it.  However sometimes, even if I’m enjoying something, I will be distracted by another book and then never go back. It’s terrible!

X Mark the Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:
Which shelf?!

Your Lastest Book Purchase:
Cecelia Ahern’s One Hundred Names.
(Wow… all the Ahern today!)

Zzz-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent.  SO GOOD!


13 thoughts on “A to Z Bookish Survey

  1. Are you reading Rebecca for the first time ever?? I had a book hangover after finishing Night Film too. lol Such a fantastic book! I have the same ‘worst bookish habit’ with getting distracted by others books but I usually try to read them all at once? Like right now I think I have like 5 books going on and I really have no idea what’s going on in any of them. hahaha How to Fall in Love reminds me of Me Before You… did you read that one? How to fall in love sounds just as potentially heartbreaking.

    • I AM reading Rebecca for the first time! I’m loving it :). I didn’t think I would, as classics are not my thing, but it’s beautiful and eerie!
      And omg yes, you are so right! It DOES sound like Me Before You. I adored that book so much. I bawled my eyes out. But to be honest, I quite enjoy love stories that make me cry. Slightly masochistic in that sense lol. But truth be told, Cecelia Ahern could write about her dirty laundry and I’d still read that. I love her lol.

  2. I love this survey! And I’d never thought about those of you (generational!) who would have started the Potter books as kids but maybe not finish them until adulthood. I started reading them in college (I think the fourth book was about to come out), so I’ve had an all-adult reading experience with those. I really enjoyed them because they sort of transported me back to how it felt reading as a kid and getting completely sucked in. Love!

  3. You’re so funny! LOL I’m glad you find my blog so handy ;-)

    Ceclia Ahern DOES have great book covers… Why have I not read one of her books yet?? I think I own at least two of them.

    And I’m so psyched that you’re loving Fangirl! I can’t wait to read it, I have so much love for Rainbow Rowell.

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