This is a cool survey I saw on Haley’s blog, and because I’m too busy and too lazy to come up with an original post, I decided to answer the questions. And these questions are cool.
Author you’ve read the most books from:
Stephen King, as any loyal follower of mine should know.
Best Sequel Ever:
Hopefully Doctor Sleep, by Stephen King, which I will be buying next weekend. But I haven’t actually read that yet, so I guess I’ll go with The Code of Claw, by Suzanne Collins. Greatest children’s book ever.
Three books. A Game of Thrones (for fun), The Scarlet Letter (for school), and Night Shift, a collection of short stories by Stephen King (for fun).
Drink of Choice While Reading
Water. Sorry for the boring answer.
E-reader or Physical Book?
Physical book, although I have no real problem with e-readers. I just like the feel of a physical book, along with the smell, texture, taste (not really) and the font.
Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:
Margo Roth Spiegelman. Although chances are we wouldn’t actually talk for most of High School until the very end of senior year, right before she disappears without warning.
Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:
Airman, by Eoin Colfer. I picked this out of the library one day in fifth (sixth?) grade not knowing who Colfer was or what the book was about. I just liked the cover. It turned out to be one of my favorite books ever.
Hidden Gem Book:
The Underland Chronicles by Suzanne Collins. Why has no one heard of this series?
Important Moment in your Reading Life:
That time I started reading. Also, the time I read The Stand.
A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens. Rating: 4.5/5.
Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:
The bad ones.
Longest Book You’ve Read:
Probably The Stand, which is about 1,100 pages or so in my edition. I am planning to read Les Misérables and War and Peace soon (I’ve been planning to read them for almost a year now), so hopefully that’ll change.
Major book hangover because of:
The Book Thief. After reading it I felt as if someone had murdered my entire family.
Number of Bookcases You Own:
Only one. In my defense, I mostly get books from the library. I only pay for books when the library doesn’t have it or I’m absolutely sure I’ll love.
One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:
The Harry Potter series. I’m counting it all as one book.
Preferred Place To Read:
The comfy (but not too comfy) chair in my dad’s room.
Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:
“Thomas Edison’s last words were ‘It’s very beautiful over there’. I don’t know where there is, but I believe it’s somewhere, and I hope it’s beautiful.”—John Green.
Then there’s also a quote by Neil Gaiman in The Graveyard Book, which would be helpful to anyone with thoughts of suicide. “You’re alive, Bod. That means you have infinite potential. You can do anything, make anything, dream anything. If you can change the world, the world will change. Potential. Once you’re dead, it’s gone. Over. You’ve made what you’ve made, dreamed your dream, written your name. You may be buried here, you may even walk. But that potential is finished.”
Not having yet read anything by George Orwell. The guy seems cool.
Series You Started And Need To Finish(all books are out in series):
- The Dark Tower series, by Stephen King.
- A Song of Ice and Fire, by George R. R. Martin.
Three of your All-Time Favorite Books:
- The Book Thief
- Paper Towns
- To Kill a Mockingbird? (This one’s debatable)
Unapologetic Fangirl For:
Would I technically be a fanboy? Do fanboys even exist? If so, I’d be an unapologetic fanboy for Stephen King. I might not agree with some of the things he’s said in recent articles concerning him, but I love (almost) everything he’s written.
Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:
Now that Doctor Sleep is out, I can’t think of any not-yet-released books I’m excited for. Sorry.
Worst Bookish Habit:
Not finishing a book.
X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:
The Cat in the Hat. That’s right, I still have those books.
Your latest book purchase:
As in, actual money being spent? That would be both American Gods, and The Fifth Wave, both of which were purchased at the same time.
ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):
The Long Walk, by Stephen King. This book was physically painful, but for some reason I couldn’t stop reading.
Tada! Feel free to do this survey on your own blog if you like. Sorry if you were expecting an original post today, but I’m too sleep-deprived to write anything with quality.