The time it was an A-Z survey

Posted August 13, 2013 by Stacee in Blog Challenge / 12 Comments

When I was killing time at work today by trolling Twitter, I saw a couple of blogs tweet their posts for a book blogger A-Z survey.  Not one to normally post things like this, I thought this one was a lot of fun and decided to participate!

Thanks to Jamie at Perpetual Page Turner for the idea and the graphic!!


Author you’ve read the most books from:

Probably Dean Koontz.  I’ve been reading his books since I was 14 and I’ve read everything he’s published under that name.  I don’t even know how many that is.  A lot.

Best sequel ever:

Can I have a few? I can’t choose between The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin, Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas, Unbreakable by Elizabeth Norris, and Time After Time by Tamara Ireland Stone.  All of these books were [in my opinion] better than the first books.

Currently reading:

The Waking Dark by Robin Wasserman, NOS4A2 by Joe Hill, and Deception by C.J. Redwine.  I’m also about 7 pages into The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon, but I don’t know if that counts.

Drink of choice while reading:

I try not to drink anything while reading.  I’ve had many, many, many, accidents of spilling my drink.  Thankfully, never actually on the books.  I do have a mild addiction to peppermint tea with way too much milk and sugar.

E-reader or physical book?

Physical book.  I love the idea of e-readers when I’m traveling so I don’t have to pack eleventy billion books, but I will always prefer to hold the book when reading.

Fictional character you probably would have actually dated in high school:

Bennett Cooper from Time Between Us. I was [and still am] really into music and travel, so I would have loved to hang out with a boy who was all about those two things.  Also? Time travel FTMFW!

Glad you gave this book a chance:

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas.  I don’t normally care for high fantasy, but it came highly recommended by LeAnna from MGRB.  When I finally started reading it, I became obsessed with it.  Now I am a huge fangirl for Sarah and her words.

Hidden gem book:

Degrees of Wrong by Anna Scarlett.  This has become one of my favorite go-to books when in a slump.  If you love snarky, smart girls and swoony boys with smoldering looks who have delicious banter, check it out.

Important moment in your reading life:

Finding GoodReads.  I can attribute this to Bri.  She kept hassling encouraging me to start an account.  Once I did, I didn’t really review or anything, I was only using it as a way to keep track of what I read for the year.  Slowly but surely, I started using it more and more.  Annnnd, now I’m on the website all the time.

Just finished:

The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Kinds of books you won’t read:

Ummm…I would like to think I’ll try anything if it sounds interesting to me, but I’m sure that’s not true.  Are westerns a genre? Because I’m fairly certain I would not read a western…

Longest book you’ve read:

The Stand by Stephen King at 1153 pages.

Major book hangover because of:

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas. I’m pretty sure she doesn’t even feel bad about it.

Number of bookcases you own:

I have 5 in my apartment, but not all of my books are out.  The majority of my books are in storage because I don’t have enough room.  Apparently, the Hubs thinks things like a bed and a couch are important.

One book you have read multiple times:

Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen.  It is my favorite and I read it at least once a year.

Preferred place to read:

Anywhere? Usually, I’m in a recliner in my living room.

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

“I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.” JK Rowling/Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Although, it doesn’t inspire me as much as it’s like my life motto.

Reading regret:

That there aren’t more hours in the day for me to read? I don’t know… I try not to have regrets at all, but especially with books.  Life is too short for shitty books.

Series you started and need to finish [all of the books are out]:

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan.  I love zombies and this series is really loved by a lot of people, I just can’t bring myself to read the other two books.

Three of your all-time favorite books:

Besides the handful I always talk about? To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, The Stand by Stephen King and Strangers by Dean Koontz.

Unapologetic fangirl for:

In no specific order: Michelle Hodkin, Elizabeth Norris, Sarah J. Maas, Susan Dennard, Myra McEntire and Tamara Ireland Stone.  I love all 6 of these ladies with a sickness and will do whatever it takes to see them if/when they get within 500 miles of me.  Sometimes further.

Very excited for this release, more than all the others:

The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin.  It is number one on my “I-would-cut-a-bitch-to-have-it-now” list of books.  Seriously.  I would do horrible, unspeakable things for this book.

Worst bookish habit:

I treat my books like they are my children, so I am really careful with them.  The worst habit I have is if I loan books out, I expect them to come back looking exactly how I sent them out.  I check all aspects of the book upon it’s return home and have a mental list of people who can’t borrow.

X marks the spot: start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:

Cress by Marissa Meyer

Your latest book purchase:

Finally bought The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd.

ZZZ-snatcher [the last book that kept you up way late]:

All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill.  It took me a couple of days to actually pick it up and start reading, but once I did, I just couldn’t put it down.


And now it’s your turn! Did you fill this survey out? Leave me your link in the comments so I can go look at it.  Or, pick your favorite letter and answer that one!!


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12 Responses to “The time it was an A-Z survey”

  1. I looooved Crown of Midnight! Don't know why I forgot to put it in the best sequel spot. I have The Evolution of Mara Dyer in there too though and can't wait for the final book either!!
    I'm also very picky of who I do or don't let borrow my books. And there just aren't enough hours to read! It drives me crazy when I think of all the amazing books I will never get to because there just isn't enough time, not even if I really did nothing else but read 24/7.

    You can check out my survey here.

  2. I'm pretty sure I'd be able to read all of the books if I didn't have a job or any sort of responsibilities! I really need to win the lottery…

    Thanks for reading and sharing your answers!

  3. I've never heard of “Degrees of Wrong” but I've marked it TBR now. I loved reading this list and learning more about you. I read Erin's and Jaime's lists too. It's a great way to get recommendations. And FTR, I think your love of books is part of what makes you so awesome. Thanks for sharing! *smooch8

  4. I'm pretty sure you're biased, but I'll always take your smooches.

    Yes yes yes go read DoW!! It's one of my absolute favorites and I really think you'd like it.

    Thank you for ALWAYS reading and commenting.


  5. I think I loved Evolution more just because there was more Noah and there's no such thing as too much Noah. :D

    Thanks for reading and commenting!!

  6. I'm the same with letting people borrow my books!! I have a list of people who can't borrow them from me. This one time my /best friend/ borrowed The Hunger Games from me and somehow the first page got torn out. It took a very long time for me to trust her with my books again. Also, I want Retribution too. Like, now.

    I did this survey a couple days ago:)

    Emily from Blue-Eyed Bibliophile

  7. Cool survey! I might do this one later. I read The Unbecoming and thought it was sooo confusing. I actually got a headache when I finished it lol. Since you said The Evolution of Mara Dyer was better, I will give the series a second chance. Thanks!

  8. If I had a book returned to me with pages ripped out I would lose my mind. I've had many covers ripped or bent, even pages with water damage and it breaks my heart.

    I NEED Retribution. Badly. I can't even type the words to explain it.

    Thanks for reading and commenting!!

  9. The Mara Dyer books are some of my favorites. I've read them several times and I'm still not sure WTF is going on. :D

    Thanks for reading and commenting!!

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