A – Z Reading Survey

I came across this survey at Writing Christian Novels and thought it would be fun to try. It originated at The Perpetual Page Turner.  Check them out for fun answers from those ladies.

Author you’ve read the most books from:
Sidney Sheldon.  Loved his mysteries.  He did a fabulous job of bringing several characters together and then tying it all together at the end. He never over did the blood and gore. I think I read all of his books back in the day.  More recently it would have to be Karen Kingsbury followed by Kristin Hannah.

Best Sequel Ever:
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins.  I actually enjoyed this book even more than the first one, Hunger Games.  Needless to say I am looking forward to seeing the movie this November.

Currently Reading:
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston  This book was assigned to my 12th grade son for summer reading for his AP English Lit class.  I decided to read it too.  Really struggling with it.  Just not seeing the point in the book.  I am 3/4ths done.  Hope it all comes together at the end.

Drink of Choice While Reading:
Hot tea or Mio flavored water.

E-reader or Physical Book?
Definitely a physical book.  Love the smell and feel of a book. I also find looking for books in our public library relaxing and a form of entertainment. I am glad that e-readers are out there and do read a book on it from time to time.

Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:
No idea. Dated my husband in high school.  Still very much in love with him so can’t imagine dating anyone else.

Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:
The Host by Stephenie Meyer I do not read vampire books, so I have not read any of her Twilight books.  However a friend loves those books.  She encouraged me to try The Host since it doesn’t have vampires.  I really enjoyed this book.  I love to read books with moral dilemmas or books that blur who is good and who is bad.  They make you think.  This one did that for me.

Hidden Gem Book:
 After by Amy Efaw This was one that I picked up when browsing the library.

Important Moment in your Reading Life:
For me this is a strange question….probably the day I learned to read.

Just Finished:
 Fly Away by Kristin Hannah.  The sequel to Firefly Lane

Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:
Erotica, Vampire books and True Crime novels with gratuitous blood and gore

Longest Book You’ve Read:
Inheritance by Christopher Paolini  It was 860 pages.  The thing is I read it and the other 3 books in the series out loud to my boys.  That is a lot of words.  I hope to read The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas some day. It has over 1200 pages.

Major book hangover because of:
Shades of Blue by Karen Kingsbury

Number of Bookcases You Own:
I usually borrow my books.  Those I own are in a couple of boxes.

One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:
I don’t read books multiple times because there are too many out there too read.  Why waste my time rereading.

Preferred Place To Read:
Propped in bed

Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:
I don’t have one.  I can never remember quotes.

Reading Regret:
I wish I wasn’t forced to analyze classics to death in high school.  Didn’t enjoy them and then didn’t pick up a classic until just a few years ago.  I would have missed out on Frankenstein or Animal Farm if I hadn’t started to read them again.

Series You Started And Need To Finish(all books are out in series):
I really can’t think of any that I need to finish right now.

Three of your All-Time Favorite Books:
I am picking a classic, a Christian fiction and a non fiction:                                          The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom                                                                          This Side of Heaven By Karen Kingsbury                                                                      Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think  by Brian Wansink

Unapologetic Fan Girl For:
Catherine Anderson.  She writes romances.  I don’t read romances often, but every once in a while I will.  Whenever I have read one of her books I have enjoyed them.

Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:
I don’t usually pay attention to what is coming out. I don’t feel the need to read something as soon as it is out.  So instead, a book I am waiting for from my library is Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions by Lysa Terkeurst

Worst Bookish Habit:
I check out more books from the library at one time than I can ever read. Always have 5-8 books sitting on my dresser waiting to read.

X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:
Again, I don’t really have a bookcase, so instead I am listing the book that is 27th on my “Read” list on Goodreads….Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.  It was one that I kept hearing about and finally read.  At times I really enjoyed the book and at times I really did not like it at all.

Your latest book purchase:
I rarely buy books, but I just bought Unfinished Tales by J.R.R. Tolkien for my son for $.25 at a garage sale.  I haven’t read The Lord of the Rings books yet, but they are on my list to read.

ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):
When a Secret Kills by Lynette Eason.  It is the third in a series and I just had to see how they all came together.

There you go.  Hopefully you will find a book or two to put on your “to read” list.  I would love any suggestions as to a “must read”.

5 thoughts on “A – Z Reading Survey

  1. I too want to read ‘The Count of Monte Cristo.’ It’s one of my favorite movies and ever since watching I’ve been telling myself, “Aubrey, you must read that book.”

    I do the same thing at the library, check out way too many books and I love that you consider searching for books at the library and adventure. I think it really is.

    Thanks for sharing! Cheers, Aubrey

      • Aubrey, I really do want to do that. When do you plan to read it? I have a couple of books I need to read next after my Shopaholic book that I have started, them I am open. Or let’s say we need to read it by Thanksgiving and let each other know what we think. By the way do you keep track of your books on Goodreads? If so, I would love to follow you. This link should take you to my profile page if you are interested. http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/1874807-karen

      • I do! I just sent you a request via Goodreads. That would be great – I have a bunch of library books out now and one book club book to read but after that I’m free!

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