I’ve got a confession to make… I love surveys. I used to be obsessed with them about a decade ago (now this makes me sound really old) when I was an avid Myspace user and I still love them. So when I saw that Jamie of The Perpetual Page Turner created a bookish survey on her blog and invited us to be part of the fun, I knew I had to join in. Since I’m still job hunting most of the time and am quite busy (i.e. don’t have much time for reading or blogging) I thought it would do for a nice and quick post. Ready? Right, let’s get cracking!
Author you’ve read the most books from:
This one is pretty easy for me because I’m a huge Agatha Christie fan and she has written a huge amount of books. Out of these I’ve read at least 28 so far and own 35 or something like that, I honestly lost count. So yes, Agatha Christie.
Best Sequel Ever:
Dead Scared by S.J. Bolton.
Backlash by Lynda La Plante.
Drink of Choice While Reading:
It depends on the weather. Unsurprisingly, I usually drink tea while reading but I love Ribena as well. Also, I sometimes go for hot chocolate or a mug of Horlicks in winter and water (with some lemon and ice cubes) in summer. I always drink black tea in the morning and green, white or fruit infusions in the afternoon/evening.
Oooooh. I’ve literally no idea. I don’t read too much YA and the guys I do like would have been way too old for me to date back in high school. So erm… well, probably Ron from Harry Potter because I had thing for guys like him.
Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:
Come to the Edge by Joanna Kavenna.
Hidden Gem Book:
The Secret of Lies by Barbara Forte Abate. I rarely read indie books but this one was brilliant!
Important Moment in your Reading Life:
Reading the Harry Potter series. I know it sounds cliché and you’ve heard this a thousand times from thousands of other people but it was probably one of the reasons why I fell in love with reading when I was a kid.
Locked In by Kerry Wilkinson.
Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:
I’m always trying to mix things up a bit and read various genres instead of one or two of my favourites but there are two I never read: erotica and anything to do with religion.
Longest Book You’ve Read:
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – 752 pages. There’s a huge Sherlock Holmes collection on my bookshelf which is almost 1000 pages long but I’m nowhere near the end so it doesn’t count. 😀
Major book hangover because of:
Now You See Me by S.J. Bolton. God, this one was intense.
Number of Bookcases You Own:
Only one but it’s massive! I ran out of shelf space quite a long time ago though, so I may have to get a new one soon.
One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:
There’s not many I’ve read multiple times, actually. There are so many new books coming out each month that I never seem to find the time to re-read old ones (and I stopped re-reading them altogether when I started my blog). The ones I did read multiple times, however, are Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None (4 or 5 times), J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban (3 times) and Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights (twice).
Preferred Place To Read:
It depends. When I was at home in Hungary I used to read in bed or in my beanbag chair. Here in the UK we have a lovely garden so I prefer reading outside if it’s not raining. If it does (ie. most of the time) then I’ll probably curl up on the sofa or in bed. 🙂
Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:
“Even when life turns out different than what you’ve planned, it’s always better to try and fail than to wonder what could have been.” – Kirsten Hubbard, Wanderlove
Judging books by cover and/or genre. It really is worth giving those genres a chance that you may not normally read – this is how I came across many of my now all time favourite books.
Series You Started And Need To Finish (all books are out in series):
The Robert Hunter series by Chris Carter and the Heather Wells series by Meg Cabot.
Three of your All-Time Favourite Books:
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher
The Brightest Star in the Sky by Marian Keyes
Unapologetic Fangirl For:
S.J. Bolton and Chris Carter.
Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:
Mad About the Boy by Helen Fielding.
Worst Bookish Habit:
Not being able to resist buying new books while I have hundreds of unread ones on my bookshelf.
X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:
The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle.
Your latest book purchase:
Is It Just Me? by Miranda Hart. 🙂
ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):
Erm… it’s usually very intense crime books that keep me up until dawn but I haven’t read any of those in a while. The last ZZZ-snatcher book I’ve read was Tom Winter’s Lost and Found – it made me keep on reading until half past three in the morning.
Did you do Jamie’s survey? If yes, make sure to leave me a link to your own post below so that I can check out your answers 🙂