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A to Z bookish survey

Since I have nothing better to do at the moment (actually I’ve searched everywhere for this specific certificate I need for a job application but I can’t find it so now I’m taking a break) I decided to have some fun with a A to Z survey about books.

Props for this survey goes to The Perpetual Page-Turner who designed it.

Author you’ve read the most books from:
J.K. Rowling. I read a lot of different authors and, to be honest, I don’t think I’ve read more books from a single author than her. Yet!

Best sequel ever:
City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare. This was a tough one though because I often think of book series as a whole.

Currently reading:
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. Yes, I’m extremely behind on this one. I weren’t sure if I wanted to read these at first but after watching all the movies I decided to give them a chance.

Drink of choice while reading:
I don’t really drink anything while reading a book. Too afraid I’ll accidentally spill something and ruin the book!

E-reader or physical book?
Physical book. No question about it.

Fictional character you probably would have actually dated in high school:
Roth from The Dark Elements-trilogy by Jennifer L. Armentrout. He’s such a bad boy but he still cares, even if he shows it in his own way.

Glad you gave this book a chance:
Love Life by Ray Kluun. It’s not really the genre I go for but I was recommended it and I’m so happy I read it. It’s an amazingly well-written and heartfelt story about when he lost his wife to cancer.

Hidden gem book:
The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford. I don’t know if it can be classified as a hidden gem exactly… for anyone reading in Swedish I would like to mention Tre trappor upp med hiss by Maria Gripe.

Important moment in your reading life:
When I was still young and dad would read the same books to me every night, over and over again. Thanks, dad!

Just finished:
Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout. You’re welcome to read my review of it here.

Kinds of books you won’t read:
I’d like to say autobiographies, crime and chic-lit. But there’s always some exemptions.

Longest book you’ve read:
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling. I read it in Swedish and it was 1001 pages long.

Major book hangover because of:
White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

Number of bookcases you own:
5. Four big ones and one smaller containing all my paperbacks.

One book you have read multiple times:
A Villain’s Night Out by Margaret Mahy. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has kids.

Preferred place to read:
Anywhere? I don’t really care as long as I’m not being disturbed. In my bed, at the dinner table, walking somewhere (warning: reading while walking can be dangerous) etc.

Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:
“I lost myself the moment I found you.” from White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

Reading regret:
Not yet having read The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. The thing is I’ve owned the books for several years but I still haven’t read them. I feel kinda bad about it.

Series you started and need to finish (all books are out in series):
Jennifer Scales by MaryJanice Davidson (I think all books are out in this one) and The Noble Dead Saga by Barb & J.C. Hendee. Those are the series I can think of right now that I haven’t finished.

Three of your all-time favorite books:
I don’t do favorites so I’m just going to pass on this one. Sorry.

Unapologetic fangirl for:
Harry Potter. I grew up reading those books and I totally wanted to go to Hogwarts. Maybe they’re looking for new teachers?

Very excited for this release more than all the others:
None at the moment. Currently reading series which I’m sort of behind in so the next books are already out.

Worst bookish habit:
I tend to read way too many books at the same time. Like, right now my pile consists of only three books but it’s been around seven and more. I should really learn to read one book at a time.

X marks the spot; start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:
Låt den rätte komma in (Let the Right One In) by John Ajvide Lindqvist.

Your latest book purchase:
Seraph of the End volume 1 by Takaya Kagami. It’s a manga novel. The original title is Owari no Seraph.

Zzz-snatcher book (last book that kept you up way late):
City of Glass by Cassandra Clare. I remember I had work the day after but I just needed to finish the book and I ended up only getting like 2 hours worth of sleep.