Happy almost-Autumn! Here’s what I have for you this week! I love reading, I love a good book, and I love asking my readers thought-provoking questions. So this week, I am marrying the two and turning the tables on me. A fellow blogger, Ally Bean, answered some questions on her post, For Love of Reading, and invited others to join in! Here I go…
Author you’ve read the most books from: The regulars are Lisa Gardner, Joy Fielding, Tess Gerritsen, Chevy Stevens, Marian Keyes…
Best sequel: Hmm. I don’t think I’ve read any sequel-type books…
Currently reading: The Housekeeper by Joy Fielding. So far so good!
Drink choice while reading: Water only because I always have water with me.
E-reader or physical book: So, I used to ONLY read physical books but then I saw how many books my Kobo could give me access to at once (library e-books) and I also love being undisturbed by phone notification pop-ups while reading… AND I also noticed how great it was to be able to magnify fonts to absurd sizes in order to see better so I feel like I’m now a convert! I still love holding a physical book though, nothing like it!
Glad you gave this book a chance: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. I was not a huge fan of it when I started. I found the author’s style of writing difficult to sink into but once I was 50 pages in, I was hooked. Just hold on, people! It’s so good!
Important moment in your reading life: I hate being “forced” to read anything but I am glad my high school teacher assigned this book to me for one of my reading assignments. It really introduced me to a world I would later find so much comfort in.
Just finished: Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard by Liz Murray. I ugly-cried on the train to work reading this book.
Kind of books you won’t read: Fantasy and Sci-Fi.
Longest book you’ve read: Coincidentally, it was a book about Queen Elizabeth II. May she rest in peace. It was very interesting but I don’t think I ever finished it. It was a thick dictionary of a book, roughly 700-800 pages I believe.
Major book hangover because of: The viral book, It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover. I found it to be overly-hyped but I still really liked it.
Number of bookcases you own: One big one. It’s more accurate to count boxes for me. When I moved from my parents house to mine, I had 15+ boxes of books!
One book you’ve read multiple times: The Reader by Bernhard Schlink. I read it twice. That being said, I almost never reread books. I don’t trust that I will feel the same way about a book the second go around, plus there are way too many books out there to reread ones you’ve already read!
Preferred place to read: Anywhere relatively quiet. You won’t ever catch me without a book. I always, always have a book on me for the idle moments of waiting. I read everywhere: on the train, on the walk to work, at the lunch table, in bed, etc.
Quote that inspires you, or gives you all the feels, from a book you’ve read: “In spite of everything, I still believe people are really good at heart.” The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank.
Reading regret: I am a bit of a true-crime buff. I can withstand a lot when it comes to true-crime details, but the one book I regret reading was a book about Paul Bernardo.
Series you started and need to finish: I am not a series-type girl either.
Three of your all-time favourite books: This is hard. I have so many and I would have to categorize them into genres too! I can’t, I can’t!
Unapologetic fan of: Celebrity memoirs. I find them fascinating: being privy to a world only a select few get a true glimpse of.
Very excited for this release (more than others): It Starts with Us by Colleen Hoover.
Worst bookish habit: I can’t really think of any. I don’t do anything monstrous like dog-ear books or anything…
X marks the spot- start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book: Before the Fall by Noah Hawley. Haven’t read it yet!
Your latest book purchase: I don’t typically buy books. I borrow physical or e-books from the library. The last book I remember purchasing was “America’s Reluctant Prince: The Life of John F. Kennedy Jr.” by Steven Gillon. I bought it on a whim, while browsing at Chapters. Good book.
Zzz-snatcher book (the last book that kept you up late): Lately, all the books I’ve been reading have kept me up late! Here are the last few books I ranked 5-stars on Goodreads (other than the ones I’ve already mentioned above):
Orbiting Jupiter by Gary Schmidt
Cul-de-sac by Joy Fielding
These Silent Woods by Kimi Cunningham Grant
Are you in the reading season of your life? What are you reading now? What genre do you gravitate towards and what types of books do you never pick up? Let me know in the comments!
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