Friday, May 12, 2017

A to Z Book Tag

I found this tag on You, Me, and a Cup of Tea. Note: this post was written on 5/10/17 so current and just-reads might no longer be accurate, but then I've been dragging my feet so who knows.

Author you've read the most books from
Agatha Christie, around 35. This isn't because she is a favorite author, its just that most authors aren't that prolific, many because they focus more on quality.

Best sequel ever
Dandelion Fire by N.D. Wilson (such a leap and just so exciting after the slow-moving first) and Nomad by R.J. Anderson (so, so satisfying, this was a stay-up-into-the-wee-sma's-to-finish-book).

Currently reading
Re-reading the American Girl books starting with Kaya, not sure I will continue with that though. And also reading Slave Counterpoint: Black Culture in the Eighteenth-Century Chesapeake and Lowcountry for my self-taught U.S. history course.

Drink of choice while reading
Whole milk

E-reader or physical book
Physical book. I have a hard time focusing when trying to use a screen, and then I don't absorb what I read very well.

Fictional character you probably would have actually dated in high school
I'm trying to think of a book character I "knew" in high school, so probably a childhood book crush. I loved Henry Alden as a kid. I also had a crush on Ethan from Calico Bush and Lewis from the Caroline Little House books.

Glad you gave this book a chance
The Penderwicks and Harry Potter. I had dismissed them as children's books (Why?! Middle grade are the best of modern books!), but when I got hooked into these series, I got hooked!

Hidden gem book
A Snicker of Magic. The Key to Extraordinary. An Ordinary Princess. Wildwood Dancing.

Important moment in your reading life
When I finally started to get the hang of reading again.

Just finished
From Pride to Humility. An excerpt booklet that Mom wanted me to read ages ago.

Kind of books you won't read
Besides books with moral issues, much pop fiction and nonfiction and Christian fiction and anything that I start to really dislike right in the middle or that I can tell won't end well.

Longest book you've read
According to my Goodreads stats (just found that after reading the original tag post and Googling; wow, how much I've missed; you MUST look at yours) Les Misérables at around 1,500 pages. Not worth it. Read the abridged version, the extra pages are literally pointless filler.

Major book hangover because of...
Swift and Nomad and who knows what other books. I think those caused the most major hangovers.

Number of bookcases you own
2. Well, I don't technically own them, I have them in my room

One book you have read multiple times
JA novels and North and South are the ones I've counted.

Preferred place to read
In my bed.

Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you've read
Captain Wentworth's letter. Actually that entire "scene" in the novel. I noticed so many more details about his movements and listening this time around. And then entire "scene" at the end of North and South.

Reading regret
I am starting quit books I loathe, so I usually regret reading too far. But some series, like The Selection and Twilight series I'm embarrassed to say I enjoyed and/or continued reading when I started getting disgusted (or should've been disgusted).

Series you started and need to finish (all books are out in series)
I think that I'm caught up on all the series I've deemed worth finishing.

Three of your all-time favourite books
I'll try to pick ones that I've liked the longest and that can stand alone in my opinion. Eagle of the Ninth, Emily Climbs, and Calico Bush.

Unapologetic fangirl for...
Hmm. When I get too fangirly I'm at the tipping point of liking, just about to make myself start getting sick of something. I'm not big into fangirling and fandoms, they get annoying.

Very excited for this release more than all the others
The final Penderwick book. I'm very afraid I might hate it or aspects of it, though. Please don't pull a Jo and Laurie trope!!!!!!!

Worst bookish habit
Checking too many library books out and dragging my feet and not getting to them in time. Also, racking up fines at the library

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

Your latest book purchase
I don't know exactly, its been awhile, and it was probably nonfiction, so I will do gifts. I received a gorgeous anniversary copy of The Book Thief for Christmas.

ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late)
I don't remember

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