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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.


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Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout

I love this book. Wait, no… I love this book trilogy.

If you like demons, romance and excitement I totally recommend you to read these books. Roth always brings a grin to my face and, at several times, even made me laugh out loud. He’s got a wicked tongue (and quite a pervy mind.)

The writer-part of me is seriously jealous of Jennifer L. Armentrout and her way of expressing her characters’ thoughts. Just small details, like Layla saying “Holy granola bar.” instead of actually swearing. She really captures all the different characters, not only in their personalties, but also in their speech.

This book ended with such a cliffhanger and I am so freaking happy I already ordered the third (and last) book because I can’t wait to find out what happens next. I almost felt like crying over that cliffhanger. Almost.

I lost myself the moment I found you. – my favorite quote from the first book, White Hot Kiss.