So, Jamie at The Perpetual Page Turner posted the A-Z Book Survey earlier today, and seeing as it's Friday and I got out of work early, I thought I'd spend ten minutes indulging my teenage self (who was always a sucker for a survey).
Author you’ve read the most books from:
According to Goodreads: Philip Roth and Agatha Christie.
I'd add Ann M. Martin to that list, as well Francine Pascal (or rather, her ghostwriters).
Best Sequel Ever:
Anastasia Again! by Lois Lowry.
The Purity Myth: How America's Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women, by Jessica Valenti, and The Inspector and Silence by Håkan Nesser.
Drink of Choice While Reading:
E-reader or Physical Book?
Physical books, although I do have a Kindle and I do love it, particularly on long journeys. I also use my Kindle to read a lot of articles when I'm researching.
Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:
Probably Hutch from the Ruby Oliver books, or Owen from Just Listen by Sarah Dessen. (It's a solid type. I stand by it.)
Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:
Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett - my introduction to the Discworld!
Hidden Gem Book:
Life in Outer Space by Melissa Keil.
Important Moment in your Reading Life:
My first library cards. Joining the library is still the first thing I do whenever I move to a new city.
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn.
Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:
I don't read a lot of science fiction, or romance (although 'won't' is a strong word!)
Longest Book You’ve Read:
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell.
Major book hangover because of:
Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer and Naive. Super by Erlend Loe spring to mind.
Number of Bookcases You Own:
One. Most of my books are in my mum's attic - I move around too much to keep more than a shelf's worth with me!
One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:
Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin. The first book of my favourite series.
Preferred Place To Read:
In the bath - but I do a lot of reading on the train, on the sofa, in bed...
Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:
I don't know about all the feels, but some of the feels: “The only thing I can be sure of at any given time is what I am thinking myself. I have no idea what the others are thinking. Do they think space is big and dangerous? I do. What do they believe in? I think nobody ought to be alone. That one should be with someone. With friends. With the person one loves. I think it is important to love. I think it's the most important thing.” - Erlend Loe, Naive. Super
I reserve all the feels for anything Jim Henson ever said.
I'm not sure I have many - but I wish I'd have learned to DNF sooner.
Series You Started And Need To Finish (all books are out in series):
The Ruby Oliver series, by E. Lockhart. I have read (and loved) the first two books (The Boyfriend List and The Boy Book), but there are two more I am dying to read!
Three of your All-Time Favourite Books:
Into The Wild - Jon Krakauer
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
The Plot Against America - Philip Roth
Unapologetic Fangirl For:
Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:
The Days of Anna Madrigal by Armistead Maupin, and Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins.
Worst Bookish Habit:
I dog-ear pages, much to the horror of my mum (who works in a library).
X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:
Pearl Jam Twenty.
Your latest book purchase:
I just bought 4 Ira Levin novels in the Kindle sale: Rosemary's Baby, The Stepford Wives, A Kiss Before Dying and The Boys From Brazil. I spent a total of £3.96.
ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):
I Feel Bad About My Neck, and Other Thoughts on Being a Woman by Nora Ephron.