Not much to relate as I am still quite busy these days. I am still not finished with Anne Bronte’s novel, but perhaps by next weekend I’ll have started something else!
I saw this book survey on Planet Millie. It’s been awhile since I did a survey about books and one that I like.
Author you’ve read the most books from: According to GoodReads, it’s Neil Gaiman (26) followed closely by the very prolific Georgette Heyer (25). She will exceed him easily when I get back to her novels eventually.
Best Sequel Ever: Err.. this is rather difficult. I like a few series to be sure, and often the sequels to the first book are better because they can conclude things.
Currently Reading: Usually, I don’t have a book on the go, but due to my hectic last few weeks, I’ve been slowly crawling through The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte.
Drink of Choice While Reading: I drink water and hot water most of the day. Then there’s tea.
E-reader or Physical Book? While I will always love physical books, I do really like my Kindle. Reading is reading after all.
Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School: Well, it’s more like which fictional character would have dated me in high school. I find a lot of characters attractive, but usually they are ones which do find their true loves. It’s hard picturing myself with fictional characters.
Glad You Gave This Book A Chance: I tried reading Jane Eyre when I was 15, it didn’t take. I picked it up four years later, and it was much better.
Hidden Gem Book: I think graphic novels on the whole are still underrated. Sandman is an obvious one, but I also like Persepolis, Maus, and probably the most obscure of this list: Blankets and the work of Craig Thompson in general.
Important Moment in your Reading Life: Definitely a few of these, but I always feel that Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy marked a change in my reading life. While I had many books including adult fiction and classics, something clicked with Tolstoy.
Just Finished: Sadly, the last book I finished over a month ago was Neil Gaiman’s books including The Ocean at the End of the Lane.
Kinds of Books You Won’t Read: There aren’t any genres, I truly dislike. I do avoid certain nonfiction groups such as religious and very political books (I did as a student though). I am not a horror or scary story person. I also read some romance, but not the “kind the drugstores sell” aka bodice rippers.
Longest Book You’ve Read: Probably War & Peace. I’ve read a number of books over 750 pages. I like big books and I can not lie.
Major book hangover because of: Probably the last couple of Harry Potter books. It was mostly the finality of it. Gilead is another one.
Number of Bookcases You Own: One sortof, but I have enough books for three.
One Book You Have Read Multiple Times: The Harry Potter series and the His Dark Materials series both have merited rereads for a couple of reasons, longevity is one of them since I started both series about 15 years ago.
Preferred Place To Read: In a nice comfy leather chair.
Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read: There are many, but here’s one from Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird:
I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin and you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what.
Reading Regret: The Fifty Shades trilogy. Yeah, I did it to make fun of it, but oh, the horror.
Series You Started And Need To Finish (all books are out in series): I use to think I did need to finish series, but life is too short. If a series doesn’t hold my interest anymore, I can drop it.
Having said that, I do need to finish Charlaine Harris’s Southern Vampire series. After reading mixed reviews on the last couple of books, I’ve been distancing myself and reading other things. I will finish it eventually.
Three of your All-Time Favorite Books: I’ve noticed that I love series, but here are just three one-off books that I loved when I read them: Gilead by Marilynne Robinson, Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, and East of Eden by John Steinbeck.
Unapologetic Fangirl For: A number of series, but I think the Harry Potter one is most notable. I use to be in that fandom. I’m not really a fangirl kind though. I do “fangirl” certain authors like Jane Austen.
Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others: I guess that would have to be Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series books.
Worst Bookish Habit: The classic: buying and taking out books which I have room for and am unable to read in a relatively short period of time.
X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book: My shelves aren’t that well organised and hard to count because I double it up, but the 17th book from the front of the top shelf is Sons and Lovers by DH Lawrence. These are my unread books.
Your latest book purchase: I think it was Daniel Deronda by George Eliot at a charity used book sale.
ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late): I don’t tend to read in bed or close to bed, but I remember a few years The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo kept me up.
Deb Nance at Readerbuzz
I like this. I’m saving a copy of it until I have a little time to think about it. Thank you for sharing it!
You’re welcome, Deb! Thanks for visiting.
Joy Weese Moll
Fun survey! Thanks for sharing it with us this Sunday. Have a great week!
Thanks, Joy! Hope you have a great week too!
emailing this to use for a week when there is little to talk about.
Hi Melissa! Hope you enjoy filling it. Thanks!
Very thorough survey. I enjoyed reading your answers! cheers.
Thanks, Susan! Hope you have a good week!