Saturday, 14 September 2013

A-Z Reader Survey

Lots of you will know how much I love lists, so when I saw this on Melissa's blog I had to give it a go myself!

Authors you've read the most books from:
Neil Gaiman,Joanne Harris, Alexander McCall Smith, Jane Green, Terry Pratchett, Jodi Picoult, Dorothy Koomson, Philippa Gregory, Douglas Adams, Noel Streatfeild, Enid Blyton, Scarlett Thomas. 

Best sequel ever:
Actually, my favourite is possibly The Lollipop Shoes by Joanne Harris, sequel to Chocolat. The third book, Peaches for Monsieur le Cure is pretty great too. 

Currently reading:
Waaay too many books....The Fearless Treasure by Noel Streatfeild, The White Princess by Philippa Gregory, The Book of Christmas by Jane Struthers, The Historian by Elisabeth Kostova & been carrying around Nights at the Circus by Angela Carter in my bag as well...

Drink of choice while reading:
Tea or water usually. Coca cola if we have it, but we don't very often..

Ereader or physical book:
Physical books all the way. Hate reading electronically and I love the feel and smell of books and being surrounded by them :-) 

Fictional character that you probably would have dated in high school:
Ok, don't kick me. I kind of hate the books now, but probably Jacob from Twilight.Sorry.

Glad you gave this book a chance:
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad and everything I've read so far by Dickens. All massively hard work in the beginning but SO WORTH IT in the end. 

Hidden Gem book:
If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things by Jon McGregor or Our Tragic Universe by Scarlett Thomas. Both awesome and gorgeous. 

Important moment in your reading life:
Reading Little Women on my own in one sitting on my back step, the summer I was eight. 

Just Finished:
I hate that I have no answer to this. It feels like aaages since I finished a book! I'm just about to finish The White Princess, does that count?

Kind of books you won't read:
Fifty Shades of Grey. I tried to make myself just so I could actually judge it for itself, rather than based on other people's opinions, but I just can't make myself when there's so much in the world that I actually want to read.

Longest book you read:
Probably Anna Karenina. That was a few years ago now though. I probably should start reading bigger books again!
Major book hangover because of:
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, Harry Potter and Little Women. Nothing comes close. 

Number of bookcases you own: Plus one built in to the wall...

One book you've read multiple times:
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.

Preferred place to read:
Curled up in my armchair, the bath, or bed. 

Quote that inspires you:
Not from a book, but "If you have enough book space, I don't want to talk to you" - Terry Pratchett. My inspiration for continuing to buy books despite having nowhere to put them!

Reading Regret:
The Da Vinci Code. That was bad. 

Series you started and need to finish:
Many! Game of Thrones by George R.R Martin, several by Robin Hobb, the one about the mirror by Ian Irvine (lots of fantasy here, can you see?), Stephanie Plum books by Janet Evanovich & the Isabel Dalhousie ones by Alexander McCall Smith. I never read them in order though so I forget which I've read and which I haven't!
Three of your all-time favorite books:
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S Lewis

Unapologetic fangirl for:
Neil Gaiman (I'm going to seeeeeeee him in a few weeks!!!!!!)
All things Harry Potter related. Except Daniel Radcliffe. 

Very excited for this release:
The Seed Collectors by Scarlett Thomas

Worst bookish habit:
Dogearing. Can't stop it. 

Xmarks the spot! Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:
The Burglar Who Liked to Quote Kipling by Lawrence Block

Your last bookish purchase:
The Hive by Gill Hornby 

Zzz-snactcher. Which book kept you up way to late:
The Night Circus and also The White Princess and Harry Potter every time I read it. 


  1. Haha, I'm actually halfway through MY version of this right now!

    Ugh, I totally forgot to mention 50 Shades of Grey for the Books I Won't Read question and now I'm half-disgusted with myself...

  2. Hi -- do you remember me? I tweeted you a couple days ago and you ignored me! But I realized my twitter is private, so you probably didn't see my tweet. :) I love how much you love Little Women; it's one of my favorites too. :) I also did this survey! Only sharing, since the answers are fun to read on surveys. :)

    1. Hi, I do remember you! :-) I didn't get your tweet so I wasn't ignoring you I promise! I will go read yours now :-)

  3. Hi! I have nominated you for a Liebster Award! You can find my post here: I hope you accept it :)