BOOKISH A-Z SURVEY (Tag)

A to Z survey

While I wasn’t tagged by anyone, I saw this tag done by Sara @ the Bibliophagist, and it looked like so much fun! This was originally started by Jamie at Perpetual Page Turner!

AUTHOR YOU’VE READ THE MOST BOOKS FROM

I think, by now, that would have to be Sarah J. Maas or Ellen Hopkins. Hopkins more in my younger teen years, while I still read Maas today!

BEST SEQUEL EVER

Game

  • Game by Barry Lyga – While I haven’t read this series in quite awhile, I remember being blown away at the time. This is definitely one of those underrated series. The ending of this book killed me.

CURRENTLY READING

  • The Pawn by Skye Warren – I downloaded this because it seems to be a smash hit in the world of self-book publishing. We’ll see…
  • Nevernight by Jay Kristoff – I saw a review awhile ago that got me interested in this, and I ordered it a couple of weeks ago and am just now getting into it. Boy, is it a monster, but it’s kind of addicting. So far, it’s amazing.
  • The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger – I’m re-reading this for the third time as a buddy read with Sara!!

DRINK OF CHOICE WHILE READING

Hot mint tea!

E-READER OR PHYSICAL BOOK

Definitely the physical book. But, I recently purchased an E-reader, so I’m slowly getting accustomed to reading off of that, right now.

FICTIONAL CHARACTER YOU PROBABLY WOULD HAVE ACTUALLY DATED IN HIGH SCHOOL

Ha! I only seriously dated one person in high school, which was an actual disaster and has resulted in a crap ton of awful poetry.

That being said, I feel like Celeana from the Throne of Glass series would fit me, because I feel she’s the kind of girl who doesn’t like to send mixed signals and would tell me exactly what she wanted, and I like that.

GLAD YOU GAVE THIS BOOK A CHANCE

SOC

  • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo –  While not ranking among my favorites, was still one that I’m glad I decided to read after putting it off for so long.

HIDDEN GEM BOOK

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  • Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett – I honestly wasn’t sure I would like this one. But. It. Was. Amazing.

IMPORTANT MOMENT IN YOUR READING LIFE

Probably when I realized that anyone can write a story…whether that be good or bad, but anyone, nonetheless.

JUST FINISHED

SAM

  • Surviving Adam Meade by Shannon Klare – I’m actually going to be on a blog tour for this (official announcement soon)!

KINDS OF BOOKS YOU WON’T READ

I will give a lot of things a chance, but I tend to avoid nonfiction, and romance involving BDSM. But, recently, I’ve been really open.

LONGEST BOOK YOU’VE READ

The Wise Man's Fear

  • The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss – 993 pages of AMAZINGGGGGG

MAJOR BOOK HANGOVER BECAUSE OF

See above. How many more years until the final book, again? The entire series takes place over “three days” and it’s been 6 years since day two. Don’t worry, I’m not mad or anything. I understand genius like this doesn’t happen overnight. I’m still patiently waiting.

NUMBER OF BOOKCASES YOU OWN

Right now…zero. I just moved and all of my books (minus the ones I’m reading) are in boxes.

ONE BOOK YOU HAVE READ MULTIPLE TIMES

The Catcher in the Rye cover

  • The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger – I know this book keeps coming up, but this is the only book I can think of that I’ve re-read. I typically don’t re-read.

PREFERRED PLACE TO READ

I used to read on the loudest school bus in the world, because I was always the last stop. So, pretty much anywhere, haha.

QUOTE THAT INSPIRES YOU/GIVES YOU ALL THE FEELS FROM A BOOK YOU’VE READ

I say, “You look great.”

She cocks her head at me. “Are you flirting with me, Jack Masselin?”

–Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven

This inspires me to never write anything like this ever. It gives me “all the feels” to actually want to chuck a book into a paper shredder. (Check out my review here!)

READING REGRET

I don’t think I have one. I feel that any book you read, no matter how bad, teaches you something.

SERIES YOU STARTED AND NEED TO FINISH (ALL BOOKS ARE OUT IN SERIES)

Probably the Six of Crows Duology. (It’s still a duology, right?)

THREE OF YOUR ALL-TIME FAVORITE BOOKS

It’s not like I mention these in every post I ever do, but (in no particular order):

  • We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson (looking at this old review makes me cringe at my old rating system. FIVES ALL THE WAY!!)
  • The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  • The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

VERY EXCITED FOR THIS RELEASE MORE THAN ALL THE OTHERSKOA

OH MY GOODNESS THE COVER WAS JUST REVEALED AND I WANT TO CRY BUT I LOVE THIS SERIES AND IT’S THE LAST BOOK AND I WANT TO CRY AHHHHHHH

  • Kingdon of Ash by Sarah J. Maas

WORST BOOKISH HABIT

I use a different bookmark for every book that I read, and I only put the bookmark in the very front of the book when I’m completely done with it. It’s, like, my ritual. It’s usually Walmart receipts, but still.

MARKS THE SPOT: START AT THE TOP LEFT OF YOUR SHELF AND PICK THE 27TH BOOK

Ayeeeee, I don’t have shelves right now, but I can tell you every book that’s sitting on my table right now!

  • Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
  • The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  • Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven
  • Storm Front by Jim Butcher
  • Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett

YOUR LATEST BOOK PURCHASE

I actually bought all of these books together.

 

ZZZ-SNATCHER BOOK (LAST BOOK THAT KEPT YOU UP WAY LATE)

It’s been awhile since I’ve stayed up really, really late reading a book. Maybe…

inifnity

  • Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon

I hated it.

Notes:

Well, that was fun!! I’m not going to tag anyone, but please feel free to do this one, if you wish!

Best,

Daniel

3 thoughts on “BOOKISH A-Z SURVEY (Tag)

  1. A few comments and questions —

    1. Should I slide A Court of Thorns and Roses up on my TBR?
    2. I have The Pawn and I haven’t read it yet, so I’m really curious to hear your thoughts!
    3. The Wise Man’s Fear is 993 pages????
    4. “This inspires me to never write anything like this ever.” 😂
    5. I just got We Have Always Lived in the Castle from the library!!

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    1. 1.) Throne of Glass is wayyyy better. I’ve read the first book in the ACOTAR series, and it was good (I’ve heard the second one will blow my mind, so I might pick it up soon), but I felt book one of ACOTAR was just really cliche. Not bad, just cliche. Throne of Glass is way better, in my opinion.
      2.) I will tell you! Nevernight is at the forefront, right now. So, I’ll let you know!
      3.) Ohhhhh, yeahhhh,a nd in the tiniest font imaginable. All worth it, though.
      4.) I thought about putting a serious quote there, but I decided to take an artistic liberty.
      5.) Ahhhhhh it’s sooo good.

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