Author you’ve read the most books from:
Mary Higgins-Clark. I’ve always loved her mysteries, and have read a TON of them!
All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill. It’s really good so far!
Drink of choice while reading:
Chamomile tea with cream and honey. :)
E-reader or physical book?:
The battle will go on forever with me. Some days I really love my Kindle, and some days I jump for joy when I get a real book in the mail. I love my Kindle on vacations, though. I can pack a TON of books, so choosing is not necessary.
Fictional character you probably would have dated in high school:
James from Unbreak My Heart by Melissa Walker. This guy is amazing, and I really adore him. I love his philosophy, which is basically this: you can be sad and you can mourn what you’ve lost, but the memories you created before that loss are yours forever. Never discount the happy times in life, just because they ended unhappily.
Glad you gave this book a chance:
Divergent by Veronica Roth.
Hidden gem book:
The Unlikely Romance of Kate Bjorkman by Louise Plummer
Important moment in your reading life:
I found Goodreads! I had no idea what to read. Ever. I didn’t know any readers, so I always resorted to romance novels with not too sexy a cover as a teen. I had no idea about young adult books! Once I found Goodreads, I found a ton of books, found the Goodreads College Students Group, started The Broke and the Bookish with Jamie, ended up starting my own blog too, and then decided on getting a Master’s in Library and Information Science. Goodreads started it all, and led to me changing my life. :)
Starry Nights by Daisy Whitney. It’s a brand new favorite! I loved it SOOO much.
Kinds of books you won’t read:
Erotica, books with a lot of gore, books with a lot of band language, books with animal deaths, books with super upsetting subject matter.
Longest book you’ve read:
Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer, which is 756 pages.
Major book hangover because of:
Twilight Saga. I was was hungover, and had a hard time finding something else to read after that.
Number of bookcases you own:
Two floor-to-ceiling (triple stacked) and then the shelf across my headboard.
One book you have read multiple times:
I’ve never re-read a book!
Preferred place to read:
Well, in an ideal world I’d live on a cruise ship bound for Italy and spend my life on the balcony reading. If I’m being realistic, though, my bed is my favorite place. :)
Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:
“I guess I work in small ways. It’s kind of like this story someone told me, about a guy on the beach in Mexico throwing starfish in the sea. Thousands had washed ashore. Someone asked him why – ‘Why are you wasting your time, when there are so many? You can’t possibly make a difference.'”
“I know that story! The man threw another one back, and said -”
“‘Made a difference to that one!'” Rowan finishes.”
– From Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard
I really regret not having read The Chronicles of Narnia as a girl. I’m making up for it now, but I know I needed the magic in my early years. :)
Series you started and need to finish (all books in the series are out):
Study series by Maria V. Snyder
Unapologetic fangirl for:
Starry Nights by Daisy Whitney. Seriously, people. It’s so unique, and it spoke to my inner art history nerd. I flailed with this one. It’s amazing.
Very excited for this release (more than any others):
Just One Year by Gayle Forman
Worst bookish habit:
If I really want to read a book, but don’t know what, I’ll go to my shelves and look for something. As I try to decide, sometimes I get so overwhelmed by the MANY choices I have, that I give up and watch a movie instead.
Your last book purchase:
On Christmas Hill by Nichole Chase (Getting ready for Christmastime!!)
ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):
Persephone by Kaitlin Bevis
That was so much fun! Thanks, Jamie, for writing such a fun survey! Have you taken Jamie’s survey yet? If so, link me up!