I was browsing my old blog the other day and found this really great “Bookish Survey”. I discovered this survey at Smiling Shelves who found it at The Perpetual Page Turner. I thought I would give it another try see how my answers have changed. Here is the link to my original post!
A to Z Bookish Survey
Author You’ve Read the Most Books From:
Jan Karon (19), L. M. Montgomery (9), Jane Austen (7), J.K. Rowling (7), Charles Dickens (6), Francine Rivers (4), and Janette Oak (4).
Best Sequel Ever:
The Hidden Flame by Davis Bunn sequel to The Centurion’s Wife
The Count of Monte Cristo
Drink of Choice While Reading:
Since most of my reading is done in the evenings I drink a caffeine free hot tea in the winter months and usually just water in the summer months.
E-reader or Physical Book?
Physical book. I love to turn the pages of a REAL book. To hear the crisp “swish” when I turn to the next page and feel the cover in my hands is just very exciting!
Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:
My answer is still the same as last time… I only dated my husband so this is a hard one! Hard because I can’t imagine anyone else! Gabriel Oak in Far From The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy. He was loyal, hard working, and kind. All the things that my husband is! 🙂
Glad You Gave This Book a Chance:
Divergent. Took me a long time to even look into this one. Glad I did.
Hidden Gem Book:
Important Moment in your Reading Life:
When I reach my goal for the year early!
Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:
Science Fiction (tried them but didn’t really care for them)
Longest Book You’ve Read:
War and Peace 1,392 pages
Major Book Hangover Because Of:
The Woman in White by Wilke Collins
Number of Bookcases You Own:
Three (if you count one on each side of the fireplace and one down stairs)
One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:
I haven’t made it through all I want to read yet to start over but I would read Mark of the Lion Series by Francine Rivers again.
Preferred Place To Read:
Same as last time…
Summer – by the pool
Winter – snuggled up on the couch by the fireplace.
Quote That Inspires You From a Book You’ve Read:
“I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.” Henry David Thoreau quoted in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
Solitude: A singular life in a crowded world.
Series You Started and Need To Finish:
Three of Your All-Time Favorite Books:
Wild at Heart
Unapologetic Fangirl For:
Very Excited For This Release More Than All the Others:
To Be Where You Are by Jan Karon coming September 19th!
Worst Bookish Habit:
Getting too many going at the same time.
X Marks the Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:
I Heard the Owl Call My Name by Margaret Craven
Your Latest Book Purchase:
7 good used books from betterworldbooks.com
Zzz-Snatcher (last book that kept you up way late):
The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown