Friday, August 16, 2013

A to Z Survey

I'm a bit late to the game but here's my A to Z Survey! Jamie, the awesome blogger behind The Perpetual Page-Turner has returned with yet another uber fun survey. Check out hers here! Let's get this party started!

Author you've read the most books from:

Sara Shepard with a whopping eleven books, thanks to the never-ending Pretty Little Liars series

Best sequel ever:
Hmm, I don't tend to remember sequels very well so this is a tough one. And that ever at the end? Whew, Jamie's making it hard.

Maybe Shopaholic Takes Manhattan because I remember it being really funny. Or maybe Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets? Look, I'm not really getting anywhere with this so why don't we just move on?

Currently reading:
Is Everybody Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling
The Curse of the Wendigo by Rick Yancey
Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas

Drink of choice while reading:
I usually go for an iced water because that's the only thing I have in my house but in a perfect world, it would be a vanilla latte or a hot cocoa.

E-reader or physical book?
I actually really love my E-reader and while I love the feel of a physical book, I'm going to go with E-reader. Reading for me is just so much more comfortable with my Kobo. I can't live without it!

Fictional character you probably would have actually dated date in high school:
I was talking about my 'type' the other day with my friend and I think we decided on this: nerd/hipster/rocker with a touch of athlete. I don't know what that means exactly but I think Dexter from This Lullaby fits this mold best. He's the only character of late that I remember 'falling in love' with. Going into high school this September, I will be sure to keep an eye out for any Dexters.

Glad you gave this book a chance:
Anatomy of a Boyfriend.

Hidden gem book:
I'll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan. Why aren't more people talking about this book?

Important moment in your reading life:
By far the most important moment in my reading life was starting Random Reads! I've always loved reading but I don't think my love would have grew so much if it weren't for blogging!

Just finished:
Swede Dreams by Eva Apelqvist

Kinds of books you won't read:

Erotica. It's easy for me to say this now as a teenager but honestly, I don't think I will ever be interested in erotica. Just not my style. I also don't like fiction that has a strong focus on religion. Or angels.

Longest book you've read:
Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix (870 pages)

Major book hangover because of:
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher.

Number of bookcases you own:
I own two bookshelves that are in my room and one box thing in the den which is mostly for storing old children's books.

One book you've read multiple times:
I'm not keen on rereading so the most times I've ever reread a book is twice. The four books that hold the honor of being reread are as follows: Rissa Bartholomew's Declaration of Independence by Lynda B. Comerford; Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks; Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison and Dear John by Nicholas Sparks.

Preferred place to read:

On the couch!

Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you've read:
I don't mark down quotes so I had to go through my Goodreads to find one I liked. And here it is: We accept the love we think we deserve. From The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.

Reading regret:
Not reading Judy Blume as a child. I'm working on it, okay?

Series you started and need to finish:
I'm not even going to mention the Pretty Little Liars series because I think that's assumed. Who has time to catch up on the books when they're coming out faster than you can read? Also I'm not too sure if they're all out yet. Sara tends to pull out surprises when you're least expecting them. So I'm going to go with the Cherub series. I remember reading them in sixth grade because all the guys were. It was actually really good though the writing was ish. But yeah, I definitely need to finish those books!

Three of your all-time favourite books:

The Book Thief by Markus Zusack, A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks (I actually cried when I started rereading it last week! Woo hoo!), and the Harry Potter series. Duh.

Unapologetic fangirl for:
The first thing that pops into my mind is Dylan O'Brien (shout out to fellow Teen Wolf fans!) but obviously, this is supposed to be book-related. I guess Harry Potter? I have nothing else...

Very excited for this release more than all the others:
Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins because she is the bomb diggity. And damn, do I want more of Josh!

Worst bookish habit:
I usually read entire parts of books in advance. I read in the tub and get my books all wet (sometimes, they're borrowed books! Eep!). I get food on my books and I dog-ear my pages. I throw my books all over my house and I constantly trip/ step on them. JUST DON'T LEND ME BOOKS OKAY?

X marks the spot - start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:
A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard

Your latest book purchase:
Winger by Andrew Smith

Zzz-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):
All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill. Too intense. TOO INTENSE.


  1. Dangerous Girls! Wheee!
    And yes! So excited for Isla and the Happily Ever After. Definitely want to see more Josh :D

  2. Oh boy Sara Shepard books haha. I am pretty tired of how long her series are but I still need to know!! So excited for Isla and the Happily Ever After too! I have yet to read Anna but really enjoyed Lola :)

  3. Right! We've stuck with PLL so long that it's only fair we find out who A is!

    The good thing about the Anna series is that you don't need to read them chronologically! So you can have read Lola but not Anna and still know what's going on. I love that!

  4. I love the way Dangerous Girls puts you in Anna's head. I love watching Dateline and 48 Hours but I'm always wanting to know what's going with the killer: why did they do what they did? who are they? etc. etc. It's really good so far! I can't wait to find out who killed Elise though! :)

  5. I love the way they reveal who the killer is. It's absolutely EPIC. Tweet me or sth when you find out- I want to know your reaction to it!

  6. Ooh you're one of the only people I've seen choose e-readers as the winner for that question. You rebel! ;) And yay for HP and The Book Thief for being favorite books <3

  7. That is exactly me! Annie, the rebel! :) And really, if any books from this generation are going to continue to be classics, it should be HP and The Book Thief (fingers crossed)! I just want everyone to read them. If I were a millionaire, I would probably buy loads of copies and send them to everybody on this planet.