So in December of 2013 I wrote a post answering the questions in the A-Z Book Survey. I thought that it may be time to update my answers seeing as I have read quite a few more books since then (mostly in the last few months). You can find my original post here.
So here goes my updated A-z Book Survey.
AUTHOR YOU’VE READ THE MOST BOOKS FROM:
Still J.K Rowling. I got a new set of the Harry Potter novels for Christmas and they are gorgeous and I am in the middle of re-reading them this month.
BEST SEQUEL EVER:
Barely Breathing by Rebecca Donovan was an absolutely fantastic sequel to Reason to Breathe. I loathed the ending only because it didn’t end the way I wanted to, but there is still the final book in the trilogy to read so I am excited.! I am also more quite excited to read Scarlet by Marissa Meyer because Cinder was so darn good. I’m sure it will be quite frankly, the bomb-digitty.
The Diviners by Libba Bray. It was a little slow to start because of the introduction of so many characters and establishing the setting, but once you get further into it the mystery is great and the 1920’s setting is fan-bloody-tastic. I am quite excited to read even more.
DRINK OF CHOICE WHILE READING:
I only drink water lately because it is saaaaah refreshing.
E-READER OR PHYSICAL BOOK?
If it is a classic that I can get for free, then e-book. Anything else then I would have to opt for a physical copy. They smell so good and holding it in my hands is pretty great.
FICTIONAL CHARACTER YOU PROBABLY WOULD HAVE ACTUALLY DATED IN HIGH SCHOOL:
Ronald Weasley for sure. He is such a great friend and wants to surpass the glory of his brothers which is something that I can actually relate to. Another would be Evan Matthews from the Breathing trilogy. HE is bloody gorgeous and so, so caring. Those would be my ‘good guy’ choices. For my ‘bad ass-guy’ choice, it would have to be Jace Wayland from the Mortal Instruments series (though I’ve only read the first), just so charming.
GLAD YOU GAVE THIS BOOK A CHANCE:
I bought Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief a few years ago before I stopped reading for a while. Once I got back into it I was deliberating whether to read it or not. Luckily I don’t like to waste money, so I decided to read it and thank the Gods (get it) I did, because it was so fun.
HIDDEN GEM BOOK:
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan. I love this book so much. It taught me so many lessons and I treasure it. I love how it was written. I am meaning to read it again soon. Also the Breathing trilogy because I haven’t seen many having read it. The character development is so bloody intense.
IMPORTANT MOMENT IN YOUR READING LIFE:
I’d have to say when I finished Harry Potter for the first time- and every time after that. It just brings back such nostalgia from my childhood. Also when I read The Great Gatsby. It was the first classic that I’ve read and it was just beautiful.
A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks. The movie made me cry whereas the book didn’t. I did enjoy the time in which it was set (1958) and the retelling aspect but it could have used more romance and ‘wooing’ and development, it may have been a little too short.
KINDS OF BOOKS YOU (GENERALLY) WON’T READ:
I’ve read a biography and didn’t like it, but that may have been due to theft that I had to read it for school.
LONGEST BOOK YOU’VE READ:
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K Rowling and A Game of Thrones by George R. Martin.
MAJOR BOOK HANGOVER BECAUSE OF:
Haven’t really had one because I’ve just been so excited to read more. I also haven’t really finished any series lately.
NUMBER OF BOOKCASES YOU OWN:
Technically two. One with books I’ve read and ones with books I haven’t.
ONE BOOK YOU HAVE READ MULTIPLE TIMES:
Obviously Harry Potter. I don’t usually read books twice.
PREFERRED PLACE TO READ:
On my bed.
QUOTE THAT INSPIRES YOU/GIVES YOU ALL THE FEELS FROM A BOOK YOU’VE READ:
“Always” -Severus Snape.
“Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter—tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther. . . . And then one fine morning—
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” – The Great Gatsby
Buying books that I end up hating. I don’t know it at the time, but I end up regretting it.
SERIES YOU STARTED AND NEED TO FINISH (ALL BOOKS ARE OUT IN SERIES):
Breathing triology by Rebecca Donovan,
The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
Anna and the French Kiss companion series by Stephanie Perkins
THREE OF YOUR ALL-TIME FAVORITE BOOKS:
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K Rowling, Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.
UNAPOLOGETIC FANGIRL FOR:
John Green, Fangirl, Harry Potter, Anna and the French Kiss, the cover of The Diviners.
VERY EXCITED FOR THIS RELEASE MORE THAN ALL THE OTHERS:
Cress by Marissa Meyer (so I can marathon the rest of the series),
WORST BOOKISH HABIT:
Reading the last page, and not reading a book consistently, sometimes its weeks apart before I continue reading.
X MARKS THE SPOT: START AT THE TOP LEFT OF YOUR SHELF AND PICK THE 27TH BOOK:
Forgive me Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
YOUR LATEST BOOK PURCHASE:
Saga (volume 1)
ZZZ-SNATCHER BOOK (LAST BOOK THAT KEPT YOU UP WAY LATE):
I usually read during the day, so not really anything.
If you’d like to know more about my reading; what I have read and what I want to read check out my Goodreads page here.