A to Z Bookish Survey

This is a popular survey/tag going around the BookTube and book blog community, so I finally made my own! It was originally created by Perpetual Page Turner on her blog post here.

Pretty much this a survey with questions/statements beginning with the letter in which it corresponds, pretty straight forward.

A – Author you’ve read the most books from. As it stands right now: Stephenie Meyer and Veronica Roth. I’ve read four books from each of these authors.

BBest Sequel Ever I choose “Crown of Midnight” and “Heir of Fire” by Sarah J Maas, each of which is a sequel to itself, respectively. The series just continues to get better and I definitely love both.

CCurrently Reading City of Ashes” by Cassandra Clare. It’s a reread, but I’m marathoning the series, so… yeah.

DDrink of choice while reading Depends on my mood. It can be either milk, juice, water, tea… whatever I’m in the mood for.

EE-Reader or physical book? Physical books, for sure. I love the smell, the turn of the pages, the physical weight. It’s wonderful.

FFictional character most likely to have dated in high school I chose Simon from The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. He’s nerdy and funny and he just seems like someone I would have dated.

G Glad you gave this book a chance The House of the Scorpion” by Nancy Farmer. It’s a fantastic book that I picked up randomly when I was in middle school/early high school and I loved it. Highly recommend it.

HHidden gem book A Certain Slant of Light” by Laura Whitcomb. It’s a book I read for summer reading in high school, and usually those books are way boring, but this one was fun and exciting. Again, highly recommend it.

I Important moment in reading life I don’t really think I have an important moment as I’ve always loved reading. I’m really not sure what to say about this one, haha!

JJust finished City of Bones” by Cassandra Clare. It took me almost the full month to read this book, and I don’t know why. It really wasn’t even that bad.

KKind of books you don’t read Mystery, most non-fiction, horror…

LLongest book you’ve readBreaking Dawn” by Stephenie Meyer. It’s about 750+ pages, and it’s my longest read book to date.

MMajor book hangover because of… Allegiant” by Veronica Roth. ‘Nuff said.

NNumber of bookcases you own Three total in the apartment, but the largest is my personal one.

OOne book you’ve read multiple times Twilight” by Stephenie Meyer. I’ve read it four times, and I was working on a fifth when I stopped.

PPreferred place to read The couch is a nice place, or my desk.

QQuote that inspires/gives you the feels from a book It’s a quote from “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green. I’ll link it here.

RReading regret April Morning” by Howard Fast. Boring. So boring.

SSeries you started and need to finish (all the books are out) …Where do I even begin?

TThree of all time favorite books “Twilight” by Stephenie Meyer, “Throne of Glass” by Sarah J Maas, and “Firelight” by Sophie Jordan. Each are series/trilogies/sagas, so I loved all of the books in each.

UUnapologetic fangirl for “Throne of Glass” series by Sarah J Maas. I love each book, and they just keep getting better and better.

VVery excited for this release more so than others The next book in the “Throne of Glass” series, which will be released next year around late August/early September.

W Worst bookish habit I like sticking books in my purse. They often fold as a result.

XX marks the spot: start at the top left and pick the 27th book on your shelf Crewel” by Gennifer Albin. Haven’t read this yet, but I will eventually.

YYour latest book purchase Falling Kingdoms” by Morgan Rhodes, “Exquisite Captive” by Heather Demetrios, and “Snow Like Ashes” by Sarah Raasch.

ZZzz-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late) I’m really not sure about this because I try to go to bed at reasonable hours…

Accompanying video: A to Z Bookish Survey

So what about you? How would you answer these survey questions? Let me know in the comments below or link your own blog post in the comments with this survey!

Book Unhaul September 2014

So as I was staring at the books on my shelf I realized that I have several series and stand-alones that I haven’t gotten around to reading or finishing in years for various reasons, and to make room on my shelf for my ever growing collection of books that I do read, I decided to take them off of my shelf and pack them away for a later time.

These books have been on my shelf for a while now just collecting dust, and since I know that I’m not in that phase anymore (most are vampire books), I wanted to make room for books that I know I’ll read and potentially reread.

The books that I unhauled are:

  • The Vampire Academy series (1-6) by Richelle Mead. I started reading these books after the Twilight craze, and I found that as I read them, they got slow and boring and I couldn’t make it through book three. So they’ve just been sitting there on my shelf (all six) and I haven’t gotten around to them in years. So they’re being put away so I don’t have to keep staring at them and wondering if I’ll ever get around to reading them.
  • The Blue Bloods series (1-6 + extras) by Melissa De La Cruz. I started these around the same time as Vampire Academy for the same reasons, and I felt that it was a compelling story, but I put book three down and I lost it… So I can’t continue it even if I wanted to.
  • Vampire Crush by A.M. Robinson. I remember this book being really cute and funny, and I only had about 100 pages left when I put it down and never picked it up again. Again, I’m not really in the vampire mood, so I don’t think I’ll be getting around to finishing it even though I was so close before.
  • Fire Bringer by David Clement-Davies. This is a middle grade book that I picked up in high school and tried to read, and I found that though it was really cool to read from the perspective of a deer, that the plot just kept dragging on and on. I also have The Sight by the same author and I don’t think I’ll be reading either anytime soon.
  • Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck. I actually didn’t realize when I bought the hard copy that I already had an e-book version, so I’m going to be giving this to my friend since she was interested in reading it. Whoops.
  • The Host by Stephenie Meyer. Right after Twilight, this book came out, and I just had to get it at the time. I read only about 100 pages but it just didn’t hold my interest. So I’m putting it away.

The next few books that I’ll be unhauling from my shelf weren’t included in my video, but I have read one; I just want to put them away for now:

  • If I Should Die Before I Wake by Han Nolan. This is a book I had to read for summer reading one year, and it was a very intense book for someone who was younger to read. I did enjoy the book, though, but I’m going to pack it away as I know I probably won’t be rereading it anytime soon.
  • Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright. This was based on a screenplay, which was then turned into a movie. I have the movie, haven’t read the book, but I did enjoy the movie. I’m just going to pack this away because it’s been on my shelf for years and I never read it, so… yeah.

And that is it for my unhaul. It’s a lot of books, yes, but I have a lot more room on my shelf, which is nice, and I’ll be able to include more books that I know I’ll be reading.

Accompanying video: Book Unhaul 1

Have you ever done an unhaul? What books did you unhaul, and how many? Did you give them to charity or just pack them away like I did? Let me know in the comments!