A Reader’s A to Z Survey
Author I've Read The Most Books From:
Well, that’s easy… it would be Anne McCaffrey! Her Pern books went on and on! (thank goodness!)
Best Sequel Ever:
Like my sis, Cath.. this question is hard due to trying to define the word “sequel”. I looked up the definition: a published, broadcast, or recorded work that continues the story or develops the theme of an earlier one. So it is more or less asking for the best “series” ever. Well, Pern would win this one too.. but there have been other series that I just felt grew with each book that followed and I wanted them not to end! Harry Potter, of course.. The Dragonlance series… The Nicholas Flamel series… The Bartimaeus series….and The Belgariad series to name a few!
The Black House by Peter May.
Drink of Choice While Reading:
I rarely drink anything so I will just say my morning Café Vienna!
E-Reader or Physical Book:
I haven’t tried an E reader yet.. but I will!
Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Dated in High School:
ack! So this is asking who you’ve had a crush on… heh.. just how long do you have? I am very character driven so it’s easy to “fall in love” even when the stories are not love stories!! Let’s see now: There would be Masterharper Robinton, Gandalf, and Belgarath, and we could toss in Col. Brandon…. To name a few.
Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:
Hidden Gem Book:
Stan and Ollie by Simon Louvish It is a biography I never expected to like so much.
Important Moment in Your Reading Life:
I don’t know how important a moment it was but without question I was shocked at my reaction to a book called Citizens of London by Lynne Olson. My only reason for even trying this book was the mention of a “familiar name” of Edward R Murrow. But honestly… this lead me to reading books on Eleanor Roosevelt and Franklin and other historical books …and I NEVER read historical book before!
Dust and Shadows A Sherlock Holmes/ Dr Watson book of Sherlock searching for Jack the Ripper
Kind of Books I Won't Read:
I doubt I would read “horror”.. those with Vampires and such.
Longest Book I've Read:
Oh my.. I am not sure on that. I’ve read a number of books in the 7-800 pages (like Drood)..but if you consider the 2 volume books on Eleanor Roosevelt they would be a combination of about 1,300 pgs. (2 books one story)
Major Book Hangover Because:
My “sis” said it best: Too many books, not enough time!
Number of Bookcases I own:
Three actual bookcases but many “shelves” of my own making (like crates) The house books I want to keep and 142 books I have not read yet..
One Book I have Read Multiple Times:
Once again.. there’s not just one book. The Dragonriders of Pern would top the list. I’ve reread the Dragonlance series more than once, and The Sword of Shannara series… there are others.. but I will just say for a stand alone book I’ve read Drood twice now and The Thirteenth Tale 3 times.
Preferred Place to Read:
My Recliner in the living room.
Quote That Inspires You/Gives You All the Feels From a Book You've Read:
I am drawing a blank at the moment
That it took me so many years to become an avid reader.
Series You Started and Need To Finish (All the books are out in the series):
So far I am up to date on all my series.
Three of Your All-Time Favourite Books:
Dragonrider of Pern Trilogy, The Sword of Shannara Trilogy, Stan and Ollie
Unapologetic Fangirl For:
Anne McCaffrey's Pern books. Harry Potter. The Nicholas Flamel series.
Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:
none at the moment
Worst Bookish Habit:
Having more books then I can possibly read and yet continuing to buy more!
X Marks The Spot: Start at the Top Left of Your Shelf and pick the 27th Book:
Bookcase one: Deke by Michael Cassutt.
Bookcase 2: Belgarath the Sorcerer by David Eddings
Bookcase 3: The Hustons by Lawrence Grobel
Bookcase 4: Maggie Smith: A Bright Particular Star by Michael Coveney.
Your Latest Book Purchase:
A Tribute to Anne McCaffrey and Pern :Dragonwriter edited by Todd McCaffrey
ZZZ-Snatcher Book- Book That Kept You Up WAY Too Late:
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield