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Tag: A to Z Survey

Thursday, December 15, 2016



“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” ― Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

December 15, 2016

Reading is the best hobby known to mankind. 


It's true, isn't it? Here's the thing. It is a nice evening here at my humble abode and I am very bored. And of course when I am bored I like to write up a tag of sorts. I googled and googled until I came across The Perpetual Page-Turner and she wrote this survey up a few years ago and I think it will be very fun!


It's just prompts for every letter of the alphabet and we go from there! If you want to do this tag as well, just comment your link and I will check it out! If any of these answers are the same, I want to know that as well! Let's go!

Author you've read the most books from: Easy, Rick Riordan. I have read 13 of his books just in this year and own a bit more. That man churns out books and I don't know how he does it! What is your secret!?

Best Sequel Ever: "The Two Towers" by J.R.R Tolkien. There are many sequels that I enjoy, but the second Lord of the Rings is so great! The second film is my favourite as well. The Battle of Helms Deep is probably the biggest reason. 

Currently Reading: I am currently re-reading The Mortal Instruments series and I am on book 1: "City of Bones".

Drink of Choice While Reading: Tea. I don't like drinking coffee while I read, only when I write. It's one of those weird ritualistic things. Green or Black Tea with a good book is AMAZING. 

E-reader or Physical Book? Easy, Physical Book. Hands down. I just love the feel of a book in my hands and the smell and the satisfactory feeling when you turn that last page...

Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated in High School: I chose Will Grayson (the straight one) from "Will Grayson, Will Grayson" by John Green and David Levithan. He's into the same kind of music that I like and is kind of awkward, but still has a serious side. I really liked his sense of humor too.

Glad You Gave This Book A Chance: "A Monster Calls" by Patrick Ness

Hidden Gem Book: I've said it a thousand times, "The Raft" by S.A. Bodeen

Important Moment In Your Reading Life: When I joined Bookstagram. It opened up a door to this incredible community and I love shooting photos of my books and discussing them with others. I'm very grateful for it. 

Just Finished: "Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy" by Cassandra Clare, Robin Wasserman, Sarah Rees Brennan, and Maureen Johnson

Kinds of Books You Won't Read: Sappy romance novels, like the Fabio novels...no...just no.

Longest Book You've Read: "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" by J.K. Rowling at 870 pages.

Major Book Hangover Because Of: "A Court of Mist and Fury" by Sarah J. Maas. I am still not over that ending or Rhysand in general to be honest. 

Number of Bookcases You Own: 7 vertical shelves, six cubes on each. 

One Book You've Read Multiple Times: "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" by Stephen Chbosky. It is my all time favourite novel and I will read it until the end of time. Well, at least my time.

Prefered Place to Read: My bedroom, with all the fairy lights on or outside, when it is raining. 

Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read: Always the same: “We've all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are.” ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. There are so many reasons I love this quote, but I think it's because I read it so young and I have carried that message with me for a long time.

Reading Regret: Looking on tumblr for spoilers. I do it and I hate myself afterwards. 

Series You Started And Need To Finish(all books are out in series): "Divergent", "Beautiful Creatures", and "The Maze Runner".

Three of your All-Time Favorite Books: "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" by Stephen Chbosky, "Thirteen Reasons Why" by Jay Asher, and "Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare (Plays count as books right?) .

Unapologetic Fangirl For: J.K. Rowling. I have zero shame for the amount of respect and admiration I have for that woman. Her books got me into reading as a child and now I am writing because of her and she really allowed me to expand my imagination through her novels. Her books offer happiness and have got me out of many dark holes in my lifetime.

Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others: "The Burning World" by Isaac Marion. It comes out in February and I am JAZZED. It is the third book in his "Warm Bodies" series and I cannot wait, I already pre-ordered it!

Worst Bookish Habit: I skip to the end of the page. I don't know if it's intentional or not, but I do it SO MUCH. The earliest time I remember doing it was with "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" and I skipped to the part where is says that Cedric dies and then I did it AGAIN when Voldemort came back. Mind you, I hadn't seen the film yet or heard anything about it yet...

X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book: "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" by Stephenie Meyer.

Your latest book purchase: "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay" by J.K. Rowling.

ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late): "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" by J.K. Rowling or "This Savage Song" by Victoria Schwab.

Thanks for reading! Don't forget to send me your answers!

- Haley

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