Bookish Questions

I found a list of book-related questions so thought I’d answer them on this blog.

Author You’ve read The Most

I first thought of J.K.Rowling but then realised it’s actually Cassandra Clare as she’s written more books. I’ve read all her shadowhunter chronicles apart from the newest e-book series following Simon.

Best Sequel Ever

Sequels are very hit and miss in my opinion and pretty much everything I’ve been reading lately is a series. The one that really comes to mind is “Insurgent” by Veronica Roth.

Currently reading

A Clash of Kings by George R.R Martin
The Coldest Girl In Coldtown by Holly Black

Drink of choice while reading

I don’t really drink while I read. I’m afraid of spilling them and damaging my books.But if I’m reading in a coffee shop it’s normally hot chocolate.

E-Reader or Physical Book

I own a kindle and it’s one of the handiest things I own. It makes reading on the go a lot easier as it takes up less space but I adore physical books. The books I buy on my kindle are ones I’m not sure if I’ll like, so they don’t take up space if I end up giving up on them. Or if I’m not too hyped about them. The ones I’m really excited for/ are by authors I love, I get in physical copy.

Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School

Jace from The Mortal Instruments series. He’s a badass. Younger me would love him. 

Glad You Gave This Book A Chance

Four: A Divergent Collection by Veronica Roth. Four is my least favourite character from the Divergent series so I was unsure as to whether I would like this, given it was a book of short stories about him. But I trusted Veronica and it was well placed. I actually really enjoyed it and liked learning the writing process behind Four and Divergent which were provided in the introduction. 

Hidden Gem Book

This Book Is Gay by James Dawson. I don’t often read non-fiction. But this Young Adult book is basically a gay to all things gender & Sexuality. It’s really informative and a book I wish had been around when I was a teenager. 

Important Moment In Your reading Life

I have two important moments.

Peter Pan: The first time I read this book I was blown away by the world that had been created and the beauty of the story. I remember thinking “wow I want to write something like that” and thus I became  writer.

City of Bones: This book helped me realise that while I was fluttering around in writing Young Adult, my writing home was Young Adult Fantasy. This book made it clear that’s the genre of writing I want to pursue. 

Just Finished

All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Kind of books you won’t read

I tend to avoid non-fiction and the romance books. I’m not opposed to reading adult fiction as I love Giovanna Fletcher & Cecelia Ahern but I don’t actively go to those sections in a bookstore. 

Longest Book You’ve Read

City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

Major book hangover because of…

All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Number of Bookcases You Own

I actually don’t own any bookshelves. I just have piles of books on my floor at the moment because I’ve run out of space. I should really invest in a bookcase.

One Book You’ve read Multiple Times

Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince by J.K.Rowling.
It’s my favourite in the series.

Preferred Place To Read

I like reading in bed or on a sofa. As long as I have a blanket to keep me snug. 

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

“To die will be an awfully big adventure” – J.M.Barrie. (Peter Pan)

Reading Regret

Don’t Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski. My boyfriend got it me as a birthday present so I felt bad when I really didn’t like it. The only reason I finished reading it was because it counted towards the 2015 reading challenge. 

Series you started and need to finish

The Mara Dyer series by Michelle Hodkin

Three of your all-time favourite books

Peter Pan by J.M.Barrie
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

Unapologetic fangirl/fanboy for:

Harry Potter & Divergent

Very excited for this release more than all the others

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas

Worst bookish habit

I have a habit of talking to the characters while I’m reading like “YOU IDIOT WHY DID YOU DO THAT? WAS THAT SMART? NO!” I do this even when there are other people in the room. Sometimes it accidently slips out when I’m reading in public.

X marks the spot: Start at the top of the left of your shelf and pick the 27th book

I did this with my piles of books. The result was Billy and Me by Giovanna Fletcher

Latest Bookish Purchase

I’ve bought a few books so far this month:

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas
The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett
Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver
The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson
Hook’s Daughter by Heidi Schulz 

ZZZZZZZZZ-Snatcher book: last book that kept you up WAY late

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Perculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
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