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10 August 2013

A to Z bookish survey
Created by Jamie of  The Perpetual Page Turner
Andi and I just finished our part in the 15 Day Book Blogger Challenge (hosted by April of Good Books and Good Wine) and I was still not really in the blogging about everything I read mood, so when I saw this survey, I was like "YES!", a way to talk about books but not really have to think!  (It's summer, I'm tired of thinking.  I need to recharge.)  So, sit back, relax, and enjoy my answers to the survey!

(I should note, all cover images are from goodreads unless specifically captioned)

Author you’ve read the most books from:

Louise Rennison.  I've read all her fab Georgia Nicholson books (10 in all), and then the 2 from her new spin-off series "The Misadventures of Tallulah Casey".
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Best Sequel Ever:

A Clash of Kings by George RR Martin.  I know, you thought I'd say Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, didn't you?  As far as sequels go HP & tCoS isn't horrible, it just isn't as good as A Clash of Kings.
A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2)

Currently Reading:

Prairie Evers by Ellen Airgood
Prairie Evers

Drink of Choice While Reading:

I don't usually drink while I'm reading, mainly because I'm laying down, but if I'm thirsty, I'll get a lemonade or a pepsi

E-reader or Physical Book?

Either.  If it's a book I may potentially put in my classroom (like one I need to read for Virginia Reader's Choice), then I'd like a physical copy.  But if it's a YA book, or one that I can borrow from the library as an ebook, then I'll use my ipad to read.

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

I didn't actually date in high school.  I know.  But thinking back, it would have been someone wildly romantic; a bad boy with a gentle side.  I was super into romance books in high school, so I probably had a crush on one of the main characters from a Danielle Steele book or something.

Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:

The Selection by Kiera Cass
The Selection (The Selection, #1)

Hidden Gem Book:

Wonder by RJ Palacio.  Looked over by ALA committees (Newbery, etc), this book honestly changed me after reading it.

Important Moment in your Reading Life:

I remember always loving reading as a child.  But, the moment that I actually could read by myself is one that I'll always remember.  The first book I ever read on my own was a Berenstain Bears book (Halloween, I believe), when I was in first grade.
Me, age 3ish, rocking some awesome glasses and pretending to read.

Just Finished:

The Templeton Twins Have an Idea by Ellis Weiner
The Templeton Twins Have an Idea (Templeton Twins, #1)

Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:

I don't like to read text books or professional books (horrible I know!)  I also don't really like to read books with religious overtones, books that are gory/horror.  I also don't like books that are overly wordy (like certain classics, or Ernest Hemmingway).

Longest Book You’ve Read:

A Storm of Swords by George RR Martin at 1,177 pages!
A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3) 
Jamie noted in her post that there is a quick and easy way to check to see which book you've read has the most pages if you are on goodreads.  The following is a direct quote from her blog post:
** easy way to find this out. Go to your Goodreads “read” list, don’t scroll down but where you are on the screen there will be this little tab on the bottom that lets you choose how you want to scroll or how many books you want display. There is also a sort option with a drop down and you can sort by page.

Major book hangover because of:

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.  I just couldn't do anything for a little after I read that one.  Close second, A Storm of Swords----you guys know the part from Season 3.  
The Book Thief

Number of Bookcases You Own:

At home: 7
At school:  6 (and my classroom is stinking small!  They're packed in there!)

One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:

The Harry Potter series

Preferred Place To Read:

On my couch, with my doggies beside (or on) me.
Skipper, the older schnauzer/chihuahua mix
Luna (Lovegood), the new boston terrier/french bulldog mix

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

J.K. Rowling
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Reading Regret:

Nothing specific, except for wishing I had read certain books sooner.

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

0.  When I start a series, I finish it. 

Three of your All-Time Favorite Books:

1.  All the Harry Potters
2.  The Game of Thrones series (A Song of Fire and Ice)
3.  Calvin and Hobbes

Unapologetic Fangirl For:

My Queen, JK Rowling.  And any of the Harry Potter cast
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Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:

Catching Fire on November 22.  I don't really stay up on when books are coming out, but the book to movie adaptations always make me excited.  But, I would have to say the book that I'm most anticipating would be The One (Selection Series #3) by Kiera Cass---come on expected publication date of May 6, 2014!)

Worst Bookish Habit:

Watching a movie that has been adapted from a book and then commenting on how different it is from the book---I'm looking at you, Percy Jackson!

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

Since I have so many shelves at home, I'm starting at the shelf closest to me!  That book is:

 Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maude Montgomery

Your latest book purchase:

See above picture!  The "classic cover editions" of Anne of Green Gables, Black Beauty and Peter Pan

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

Ok, I don't like to admit this, but a grown-up romance book!  It was a Thursday evening and I decided I had no respect for the next day, so I was going to stay up and finish my book.  

No respect for tomorrow when it comes to a good book.
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Hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I did writing it!   


  1. Amanda I can't see the pic, but is the classic edition the green hard cover? I had that edition as a child wish I had kept it :(

    A-Z Survey

    1. No, Anne is pink (though why she's pink, I don't know. Green would make more sense for Anne)!


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