"Outside a dog a book is man's best friend, inside a dog it is too dark to read!" -Groucho Marx========="The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid." -Jane Austen========="I don’t believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book."-JK Rowling========"I spend a lot of time reading." -Bill Gates=========“Ahhh. Bed, book, kitten, sandwich. All one needed in life, really.” -Jacqueline Kelly=========

Monday, August 12, 2013

A-Z Survey

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Author you’ve read the most books from:

Barbara Kingsolver (7) and CS Lewis (9). And, of course, Dr. Seuss (24)
OK. Truth be told-Janet Evanovich (14); Sue Grafton (18)

Best Sequel Ever:

Don't know if this is the best sequel EVER, but I really like Scarlet by Marissa Meyer. I also thought that each Harry Potter sequel was exceptional.

Currently Reading:

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole (Audiobook)

Drink of Choice While Reading:

Coffee with cream

E-reader or Physical Book?

Physical book

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

Karl Shoemaker in Tales of the Madman Underground. Karl is a real hero and the book is set in the 1970s when I was really in high school.

Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Hidden Gem Book:

The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay

Important Moment in your Reading Life:

When I became a teen librarian, nine years ago, at a high school. That is when I started reading YA Lit.

Just Finished:

Golden Boy by Tara Sullivan

Kinds of Books You Won't Read:

I can't read terribly scary stories because they give me nightmares.

Longest Book You've Read:

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, I read the abridged version and it was still 1200 pages

Major book hangover because of:

 I don't know know what book hangover means?  Is it a book that gave me a headache because I was up all night reading it, or because it was so bad?

Number of Bookcases You Own:

Four but there are books in lots of other locations, too.

One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Actually, I listen to the audiobook over and over. Another book that I have read repeatedly is A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute. The last time, however, I decided I was done. No more rereads of that book.

Preferred Place To Read:

In a hammock or poolside, but I don't have a pool and the hammock is not set up this year so I have to settle for the couch.

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

 "...even after fifty years it retains its aura of brimstone and taboo...what people remember isn't the book itself, so much as the furor. Ministers in church denounced it as obscene...the library was forced to remove it from the shelves...There's nothing like a shovelful of dirt to encourage literacy." ---The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
It always cracks me up when people get on their high horses about a book and it makes more people want to read it because of their actions!  Ha!

Reading Regret:

Not reading more classics when I was in high school and college.  I am so behind where I should be.

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

The Mortal Instruments series.  I've only read City of Bones

Three of your All-Time Favorite Books:

To Kill a Mockingbird; Pride and Prejudice; Peace Like a River

Unapologetic Fangirl For:

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. This book didn't win as many awards as it deserved.

Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick (the author of Silver Linings Playbook) but actually I don't have long to wait since it is coming out tomorrow!

Worst Bookish Habit:

Reading too many books at once.

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

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston 

Your latest book purchase:

Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver

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

What We Saw at Night by Jacqueline Mitchard

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