A – Z Bookish Questionnaire

November 20, 2013 Bookish 4



I thought I’d take a little break from the very serious business of book reviewing (haha) and do this fun looking questionnaire which I found on the blogosphere (Katie’s Book Blog and The Streetlight Reader), which was created by Jamie at The Perpetual Page-Turner. Maybe it will tell you a few things you’ve always wanted to know about me. Maybe it will give you too much information and you’ll never visit again (I hope not!).  Here we go:

Author you’ve read the most books from:

Cate Tiernan’s WICCA series is 15 books long, so she probably wins this one.

Best Sequel Ever:

Hahah, OMG. There are too many …

*many hours of agonising later*

Kinslayer (The Lotus War #2) by Jay Kristoff for YA, and The Blinding Knife (Lightbringer #2) by Brent Weeks for non-YA.

Currently Reading:

The Tower Broken (The Tower and the Knife trilogy #3) by Mazarkis Williams, and Haze (The Rephaim #2) by Paula Weston

Drink of Choice While Reading:

The Nescafé Hazelnut coffee sachets. Or tea (chocolate chai flavour or caramel rooibos).

Ereader or Physical Book?

If I have a book in both formats (usually e-ARC and print finished copy), I prefer physical copies.

Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:


Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:

Winter be my Shield (Children of the Black Sun #1) by Jo Spurrier – it totally didn’t look like a book I’d enjoy, and now I rave about Jo’s books to anyone who will listen.

Hidden Gem Book:

Sea Change by S. M. Wheeler – a young girl whose best friend is a kraken. ‘Nuff said.

Important Moment in your Reading Life:

Starting this blog. I’ve always been an avid reader, and the blog began as a way to share what I was reading my friends when I moved away from them. It grew into something phenomenal!

Just Finished:

Sky Run (The Cloud Hunters #2) by Alex Shearer. It was so0o0o0o good!

Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:

I don’t read a lot of horror. And I don’t really read non-fiction. I dabble in everything else: historical fiction, crime thrillers, mysteries, action/adventure, contemporary, romance …

Longest Book You’ve Read:

According to Goodreads: The Wise Man’s Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle #2) by Patrick Rothfuss.

Major book hangover because of:

These Broken Stars (Starbound #1) by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner – I just can’t get over how amazing, lyrical, beautiful, heart-pounding, romantic, gorgeous, well-researched and heart-breaking this book is. Out December 2013. READ IT.

Number of Bookcases You Own:

3. One narrow one for the review copies and ARCs from publishers (L 40cm x H 202cm x D 28cm), and two larger ones (L 80cm x H 202cm x D 28cm), one for books I’ve read and am keeping, and the other for unread books that I’ve purchased. I posted a bookshelf tour earlier in the year, head on over to see photos and a detailed explanation of my system.

One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:

The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien. I try to re-read these every 1-2 years — I know it’s time to re-read when I’ve forgotten the tiny details like who else came into Gondor with Prince Imrahil in The Return of the King (such as now!). I’m planning to shut the blog down from mid-December to mid-January, and the LotR re-read will take up top priority.

Preferred Place To Read:

On the couch in the living room. I stretch out and snuggle with a blanket and some snacks, and basically don’t move until bed time. Also, I read in bed when I’m meant to be sleeping!

Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:

“Failure isn’t a reason to give up. It’s the price of progress. We learn from it, we grow from it, we become better for it. We’re going to do amazing things, you and I. We will change the world.”  — ― Jon SkovronMan Made Boy

Reading Regret:

Sticking with Lauren Kate’s Fallen series through 4 books and a collection of novellas. I read everything, and I still don’t really know why. I think I just kept waiting for it to get better because I couldn’t fathom a reality where they didn’t get better. Sadly, they got worse.

Series You Started And Need To Finish (all books are out in series):

At first I was just going to write ALL OF THEM, for simplicity, but then I realised something: to qualify, all the books of the series have to be out (and this rules out many of the series I’m reading because I’m waiting on sequels or trequels) AND I must have started reading it (I own many complete series where I haven’t read a single book). That narrows the list considerably, and I’m sharing two:

  • The Chathrand Voyage by Robert V. S. Redick – I’ve read the first book, The Red Wolf Conspiracy, but haven’t read the other three books in the series, despite having gotten them all for review from the publishers.
  • The Books of Raksura by Martha Wells – I loved the first book, The Cloud Roads, and immediately bought books 2 and 3, and for some reason haven’t gotten around to reading them.

Three of your All-Time Favourite Books:

You’re kidding, right? Oh gosh these questions are agonising.

The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling, and The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon.

Unapologetic Fangirl For:

Contemporary NA. I love Katie McGarry’s Pushing the Limits series, and Abbi Glines’ The Vincent Boys and Sea Breeze series’ and Stephanie Perkins’ Anna and the French Kiss books (I can’t wait for Isla and the Happy After)

Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:


Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer, Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #3) by Laini Taylor, Secret (Elemental #4) by Brigid Kemmerer, and Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive #2) by Brandon Sanderson.

Worst Bookish Habit:

Not being able to name just one book when people ask me bookish questions.

No, seriously … it’s probably staying up all hours of the night reading books I can’t put down.

X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:

Ok, since I have three shelves, I can name three books, right?. Also, my books are double stacked so I had to move a few things around, but there they are —

Your latest book purchase:

The Path of Anger (The Book and the Sword #1) by Antoine Rouaud

ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):

These Broken Stars (Starbound #1) by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner – I started reading on a Sunday night and it kept me up until 3am! That was one difficult Monday, let me tell you!

4 Responses to “A – Z Bookish Questionnaire”

  1. Cait

    Yessss too the book hangover because of These Broken Stars!! I’m with you there!! And Man Made Boy is ridiculously entertaining. I’m nearly finished it now, and aww, so many good feels there. (The Sophie/Claire is amazingly done.) As for Cress…it can NOT come out fast enough!! XD

  2. Bethwyn

    Oh man. I am SO glad past-me started following your blog. Because every time I read it I go – YESSS THIS IS WHY I AM DOING THIS STUFF. Basically, thanks for inspiring without even trying ^_~
    I may do this quiz over on my blog when I get some brain back…. 😀

  3. Dragana

    Thanks for giving us a glimpse into your bookish thoughts in a-z order. 🙂
    Damn, I like what you drink when you read. Sounds yummy!
    The Books of Raksura is good until the end, you should definitely read it soon.
    Contemporary rec: My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick. So sweet.
    I share your worst bookish habit. 😉
    Eagerly awaiting Cress too.

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