OK, so. My self-imposed post-a-day challenge is in the shitter, because I hate small talk. My head is so full-of-thoughts, there’s no time in the day to do them justice.
How many ways can you say I feel like I’m losing a bit of myself every day without sounding like a depressing cow?
My solace is reading. And Isla, but she’s three and I might be clingy.
I found this A to Z reading survey from The Perpetual Page Turner, and I thought I’d share my own A to Z here.
Author you’ve read the most books from:
Paul Auster, Tess Gerritsen, Alice Hoffman
Best Sequel Ever:
The Girl Who Played With Fire, Stieg Larsson
Force of Nature, Jane Harper
Drink of Choice While Reading:
Coffee or cider.
E-reader or Physical Book?
Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:
Laurie from Little Women.
Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:
The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas – Didn’t read it for ages due to the hype, but so glad I did.
Hidden Gem Book:
Broken For You, Stephanie Kallos. I read it in Seattle.
Important Moment in your Reading Life:
Reading The Crow Road in Highschool. Reading Death and The Penguin as part of my Neil 101 course. Also, I couldn’t read A THING when I was pregnant with Isla. But I’d happily take that sort of reading break again.
The Dry, Jane Harper. First consecutive reading of a series I’ve done.
Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:
Maudlin triumphing over any sort of adversity told without humor. Seriously, fuck off. And I used to say I hated historical fiction, but now that the 80’s are classed as history, that’s kind of not true anymore.
Longest Book You’ve Read:
After Goblet of Fire, Goodreads says it was Maeve Binchey’s Circle of Friends at 722, and um, the novelisation of The Killing at 720.
Major book hangover because of:
The Unseen World, Liz Moore.
Number of Bookcases You Own:
2 4×4 triple stacked Ikea specials, and one tall one. And y’know, my entire house.
One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:
The Divine Secrets of The Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Rebecca Wells.
Preferred Place To Read:
On a road-trip. On a plane. In my bed.
Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:
Probably something from the Lucille Ball and Judy Garland biographies I’ve read.
What kind of idea is this?
Series You Started And Need To Finish(all books are out in series):
Harry Potter, Dublin Murder Squad, Penn Cage, Rizzoli & Isles, Stephanie Plum, and the Neopolitan Quartet.
Three of your All-Time Favorite Books:
The Crow Road, Iain Banks. The Divine Secrets of The Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Rebecca Wells. Sense & Sensibility, Jane Austen.
Unapologetic Fangirl For:
Edward Stanton (Edward books, Craig Lancaster)
Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:
Kill The Angel, Sandrone Dazieri. Out today. Burning a hole in my Kindle. Also, Leah On The Offbeat, Becky Albertalli.
Worst Bookish Habit:
Over-buying, under-reading. My shelf of half-read books.
X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:
On Writing, A. L. Kennedy.
Your latest book purchase:
Autumn, Ali Smith
ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):
The Woman In The Window, A.J. Finn
What about you?