A to Z Bookish Survey Book Tag

This tag was created by The Perpetual Page-Turner. I wasn’t tagged, but wanted to answer the questions any way.

1. A is for author you’ve read the most- This would probably be Stephen King. I read most of his books as a teenager and have revisited some in my later years.
2. B is for best sequel ever- This is a really hard one. I would probably choose The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee. The first book in the series is my favorite book ever and I couldn’t imagine loving the sequel near as much, but it’s fantastic so far. I’m currently a little over half way through.
3. C is for currently reading- Too many things to name them all. At last check my goodreads currently reading shelf was at 29 books.
4. D is for drink of choice while reading- Iced coffee. Always iced coffee.
5. E is for e-book or physical book- Both. I like them both for different things or at different times. I like to have physical books especially for nonfiction because I like to highlight and write and in the margins. I like ebooks for convenience and for long fiction that I don’t plan to read more than once.
6. F is for a fictional character you would probably have dated in high school-Honestly I wouldn’t have dated in highschool and didn’t. My first date was when I was 23 and it was with the man that became my husband. I can’t think of any character I would have had an interest in.
7. G is for glad you gave this book a chance-The Host by Stephenie Meyer. I assumed I would never read anything by this author again after I outgrew thew Twilight books. But I gave The Host a try and it was fantastic. I have since also read The Chemist and really enjoyed that one as well.
8. H is for hidden gem book- For this I think I’ll pick Space Team by Barry J. Hutchison. This was a free ebook I found in one of the free ebook emails I get daily. It was hysterical and I loved every ridiculous second of reading it. I haven’t found money in the budget to get the rest of the series yet, but I plan to at some point.
9. I is for important moment in your reading life-I’ve been reading as long as I can remember so I don’t have anything I can think of from my childhood. I suppose the only thing I can think of is when my daughter started playing on her own more and I had time to start reading again. I went from a handful of books read in 2015 and 2015, to 63 books read in 2017, and  well over 100 books read in 2018. It’s good to be back to my pre-motherhood reading levels.

10. J. is for just finished-At the time of writing this the last book I finished was Herding Cats by Sarah Anderson.
11. K is for kinds of books you won’t read-I don’t have any hard and fast limits for this except for books that have terrible things happen to children on the page. I can deal with it if something happens off page and is talked about briefly later, but if I have to have all the details in my head about something that happened to a child I can’t handle it. I get sick to my stomach and have nightmares.
12. L is for the longest book you’ve read-I only have stats from 2017 and 2018 and the longest book I read during that time period was The Stand by Stephen King at 1348 pages according to Goodreads.

13. M is for major book hangover because…-I can’t think of an instance where I had a book hangover. The closest would be years ago when I read a book by Ellen Hopkins called Burned and I cried so hard and so long at the ending that my husband thought I must have gotten a phone call saying that family member had died. Ellen Hopkins is a favorite author, but I just can’t read her works any more (at least for the past several years) because they affect me too much.

14. N is for number of bookcases you own-Five! We have two tall bookshelves with five levels, and three small bookshelves with three levels. One small shelf is for cookbooks in the kitchen, one is for some of my daughter’s books, and the other small shelf houses her homeschool supplies. The two tall shelves are a mix of my and my husbands books. We need far more bookshelves. The two biggest shelves in our linen closet are stacked with books too!
15. O is for one book you’ve read multiple times- The book I can think of right now that I’ve read multiple times over my life and recently is On Writing by Stephen King. It is the most inspiring writing book I’ve read and I read it every few years at a minimum to re-motivate myself to keep writing. In my most recent reread I’m annotating it for the first time.
16. P is for preferred place to read- My favorite place to read is anywhere quiet. That’s hard to come by in our apartment. If I could choose anywhere to read at home it would probably be on the recliner when everyone else is still asleep and can afford to take a little bit of time off of work.
17. Q is for a quote that inspired you from a book that you’ve read-A quote I love is “Lower your expectations from ‘best-seller’ to ‘would not make someone vomit”. It’s from No Plot? No Problem! by Chris Baty.

18. R is for reading regret-The only regret in regards to reading that I have is not tracking my reading sooner. I only have data on my reads from 2017 on and I wish I could remember when I read a certain book or how often I read something.

19. S is for a series that you’ve started that you need to finish -and all of the books are out right now-I can’t think of series that is finished being published that I’ve not finished reading.

20. T is for three of your all-time favorite books-I tried to choose three I haven’t talked about in this post yet. You can see My 5 Favorite Books here though.

  1. She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb
  2. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  3. The Giver by Lois Lowry

21. U is for unapologetic fan girl for…-I am a huge fan girl for The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee. Favorite book ever!

22. V is for very excited for this release-The only releases I was very excited about this year were The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee and Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

23. W is for worst bookish habit-My worst bookish habit is starting too many books at once. I am currently in the middle of 29. Eep.

24. X is for X Marks the Spot (start at the top left of your -bookshelf and pick the 27th book)-The 27th book is Zen In The Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury.

25. Y is for your latest book purchase-My latest book purchase is my own copy of The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee and Rasing My Rainbow my Lori Duron.

26. Z is for Z snatcher or the last book that kept you up way late-The only sleep stealer in my house is my three year old who still doesn’t make it through the night on occasion. I like sleep and don’t get nearly enough of it. The only book in recent memory that I can remember staying awake to read until bedtime was Heat (Dragon’s Destiny: Fated Mates #1) by Wolf Specter



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