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.

So, books.

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

Currently Reading:

Force of Nature, Jane Harper

Drink of Choice While Reading:

Coffee or cider.

E-reader or Physical Book?

Both.  Read about how I became a Kindle convert over here

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.

Just Finished:

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.

Reading Regret:

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?

















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