AUTHOR YOU’VE READ THE MOST BOOKS FROM:
Stephen R Lawhead. I checked with Goodread just to be sure, since there are some children’s book authors I’ve read a lot of, but Stephen R Lawhead beat them all out. Coming in 2nd was Dr Seuss and 3rd Stephen Cosgrove (both children’s authors.)
BEST SEQUEL EVER:
This is pretty tough… if it were movies I’d hands down say The Two Towers. As for book sequels there were a lot that came to mind. But I’d have to say I think the The Hidden Staircase Nancy Drew #2 is my pick. It’s one of my favorite Nancy Drew books and it was a lot better than the Secret of the Old Clock.
Monstrum by Kat Ross.
DRINK OF CHOICE WHILE READING:
Nothing really ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
E-READER OR PHYSICAL BOOK?
I’m just a book person. I’ll take them pretty much anyway I can get them but I do have a special place in my heart for Mass Market Paperbacks.
FICTIONAL CHARACTER YOU PROBABLY WOULD HAVE ACTUALLY DATED IN HIGH SCHOOL:
This is super tough, because I was a shy little church mouse and tom-boy in high school. Sure there are lots of characters I would have liked to date, but they probably wouldn’t have noticed me, or would have told me as one of my classmates did, “You’re too much like one of the guys to date.”
GLAD YOU GAVE THIS BOOK A CHANCE:
The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly. Not my typical genre, but it blew me away.
HIDDEN GEM BOOK:
Can I repeat an answer? Cause The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly is really good.
IMPORTANT MOMENT IN YOUR READING LIFE:
When my dad took me to the Christian book store for my 13th birthday and let me pick any one book and any one cassette I wanted. This is how I got introduced to Lawhead. I now own every book of his and pretty much automatically pre-order new ones that he writes. (I also got Fire and Ice by Steve Camp, a cassette I played so much that it’s distorted now.
Cinder by Marissa Meyer.
KINDS OF BOOKS YOU WON’T READ:
EROTICA… I can’t stand explicit sex scenes, and especially rape scenes. Really people, we don’t need that in our books.
LONGEST BOOK YOU’VE READ:
According to Goodreads it’s either the Bible (does that really count?) or The Bear and the Dragon by Tom Clancy.
MAJOR BOOK HANGOVER BECAUSE OF:
Robinson Crusoe… nearly killed my love of reading for a year. I slogged through it for months and afterward I was just kinda numb.
NUMBER OF BOOKCASES YOU OWN:
Ha! You’d like to know would’t you? I’m going to say it’s around a dozen, but I won’t confirm it.
ONE BOOK YOU HAVE READ MULTIPLE TIMES:
Dream Thief by Stephen R Lawhead. It’s my favorite book by my favorite author.
PREFERRED PLACE TO READ:
QUOTE THAT INSPIRES YOU/GIVES YOU ALL THE FEELS FROM A BOOK YOU’VE READ:
“Stories never really end…even if the books like to pretend they do. Stories always go on. They don’t end on the last page, any more than they begin on the first page.” ― Cornelia Funke, Inkspell
I use to feel like I HAD to finish series, but after a few bland finishes and a couple of downright bad ones I realized that there are too many better books out there to ALWAYS have to finish a series.
SERIES YOU STARTED AND NEED TO FINISH (ALL BOOKS ARE OUT IN SERIES):
Six of Crows duology. I started Crooked Kingdom, but had to return it to the Library before I finished. (Quite frankly I was afraid of what was going to happen in the story and that stalled out my reading. If something happens to Inej I just don’t know if I could handle it.)
THREE OF YOUR ALL-TIME FAVORITE BOOKS:
Dream Thief by Stephen R Lawhead, Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus, and Deus Irae by PK Dick.
UNAPOLOGETIC FANGIRL FOR:
Kat Ross, Stephen R Lawhead and Tolkien.
VERY EXCITED FOR THIS RELEASE MORE THAN ALL THE OTHERS:
Doors of Stone (The Kingkiller Chronicle #3) by Patrick Rothfuss. Please Mr Rothfuss finish this book!!!
WORST BOOKISH HABIT:
Not dusting, With a big book collection like mine I really should dust more often and keep the book in better shape.
X MARKS THE SPOT: START AT THE TOP LEFT OF YOUR SHELF AND PICK THE 27TH BOOK:
Which shelf?🤣… On the to-read shelf it’s The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun by Tolkien. On the Tolkien shelf it’s Smith of Wooton Major and Farmer Giles of Ham. On the YA/Middle Grade shelf it’s Bridge to Terabithia. How many shelves do I need to do this for?
YOUR LATEST BOOK PURCHASE:
Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau
ZZZ-SNATCHER BOOK (LAST BOOK THAT KEPT YOU UP WAY LATE):
Cinder, once it got going I could hardly put it down.
Those are my answers. If you choose to do the survey on your own blog please link back and then let me know in the comments below. And don’t forget to check out the original post at the Perpetual Page Turner.