Monday, 14 October 2013

A-Z Book Survey

I didn't really have any ideas but I was reading blogs yesterday when I came across a pretty fun post by Althea over at Blue Sky Gazing. It was an A-Z challenge about reading, as the name implies. So lets go through this together, like the terminal illness that an A-Z challenge is.

Author you've read the most books from:
That would probably be Eoin Colfier. As well as reading all of the Artemis Fowl books I've read a few other books he's made, as well as Artemis Fowl spin offs. I can't name all of them though. But it's definitely more than there are Harry Potter books. Not to diss Harry Potter, it's just that that he makes JK who I've read the second most amount of books from.

Best sequel ever:
Lirael by Garth Nix. Sabriel was a pretty great book but I always preferred Lirael's adventures to Sabriel's.

Currently reading:
Unfortunately all my writing leaves little to no time for reading.

Drink of choice whilst reading:
I guess I'd say iced tea. I don't really drink much outside of meals and I rarely read and eat at the same time.

E-reader or physical book:
I did a whole post about this, but to summarise I prefer real books but have no problem with e-readers and would happily enjoy a Kindle.

Fictional character you would probably have dated in high school:
Meh I don't really do that kinda thing, so I don't have an answer because I'm cheap.

Glad you gave this book a chance:
Honestly? I don't think I have an answer for that either. I'm very picky with my books and rarely try anything new unfortunately. There is a story I'm glad I gave a chance though and that is a story called The Snow On Her Cheek. I'd tell you about it but it's fanfiction.

Hidden book gem?
I would say any of the books based on the World Of Warcraft video game. Don't judge them because of their origins, they are amazing fantasy books.

Important moment in your book life:
When I wrote a book of course.

Just finished:
The last book I read was...damn I'm actually not sure. As I said I have very little time for reading these days.

Kind of book you won't read:
I'm not that fussy but I do have vapid and one dimensional characters and stupid love stories that don't make sense. I'm looking at you Twilight.

Longest book you've read:
The unabridged version of The Stand by Stephen King. It came in at over 1000 pages and it's the longest book I remember reading.

Major book hangover because of:
I'd say the way the last Artemis Fowl book ended gave me mixed feelings and made me feel like there should have been more to come.

Number of bookcases you own:
One and there are actually barely any books on it. Support your local library!

One book you've read multiple times:
I'd have to say all the Harry Potter books. I find it impossible to read just one book in a series, which sucks because all the books I really enjoy are series'

Preferred place to read:
Probably my bed or my chair. They're what I do everything on. Well, almost.

Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you've read:
I actually can't think of a specific quote. Just not the type. 

Reading regret:
I was going to say Twilight but I don't regret reading it. You need to read it to understand it. No, my biggest regret is that when I was in school my librarian gave me a whole list of books to read, and I really really enjoyed them, but I never remembered the names. I'll probably never read those amazing books again, and that makes me sad.

Series you started and need to finish:
I finish every series I start. I'm not reading anything that's not finished either right now. Oh wait there are two. The Power of Five series and The Keys To The Kingdom series. Damn I need to find those books.

Three of your all-time favourite books:
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - JK Rowling
Artemis Fowl (the first book is just called Artemis Fowl) - Eoin Colfier
Shade's Children - Garth Nix. It might not be my favourite of his but it's good because it's a standalone one.

Unapologetic fanboy for:
Can't say there is anything. I'm actually not much of a fanboy for anything.

Very excited for this release:
My second book.

Worst bookish habit:
Gonna have to borrow Althea's and say getting distracted, mostly by the internet, and not reading.

X marks the spot - Start at the top left of your bookshelf and pick the 27th book:
My bookshelf has very few books in it, so I couldn't do that. It mostly has video games in it and CDs.

Your latest book purchase:
...The Big Book of Equestria...

Zzz snatcher book (the last book that kept you up waay too late):
I can't really remember the last time that happened to me. Writing has kept me up pretty late sometimes though.

And there you have it. Kinda wish I'd turned it into 26 posts now.


  1. Wow, that's a lot of questions, and a lot of good answers! Completely agree with you on the fictional dating thing. Who actually reads a book and wants to date the characters? I'm looking at you, Twilight.

  2. Good answers. I agree about with you about how a physical book is preferable. There's just something about turning pages that makes it more magical.

  3. >Mentioning his own book
    Aww yiss, you got some good stuff going there. (The lack of mention of Immortal Space nor Caves leaves me a bit disappointed though.)

  4. I can go through 2 or 3 books in a week and I prefer real books too!

  5. If I ever become famous, and Barbara Walters asks me what book I am reading I will say "Immortal Space."

  6. I find it interesting that your favourite Harry Potter book is the Prisoner of Askaban in specific, my favourite is Goblet of Fire or Order of Phoenix but Askaban has to be third best, great job with this survey buddy, like you I'm very picky with books which may prevent me from making anything that resembles solid progress.

    1. Ya know, I have never read a Harry Potter book. Or, truth be told, seen any of the movies the whole way through. But, hey, what do I know? I'm just some dude who sits on a toilet on the curb.

  7. I don't if I know enough books to answer all that but Kudos to you!

    -Australia Business News Online

  8. I love iced tea and Prisoner of Azkaban is one of the best books in the series! I'll let you away with stealing my answer but don't make a habit of it! ;) x

  9. 'The Stand' was a great book although it tended to slow down a bit toward the end. Another book I liked (also by Stephen King) was 'It.' It was also huge and also got wearying as it ended (with one goofy-ass conclusion). Ditto for 'Under the Dome.' I don't know what it is with Stephen King. He writes some great (LONG) books which have crappy endings. It's like he gets bored or something.

  10. Artemis fowl is the only series that I enjoyed as much as Harry potter. It is amaaaazing. Oh and I'm amazed that you've actually published a book. That's one hell of an accomplishment. Btw, what's the name of the book. I should look it up.

  11. physical book all the way
    i am reading the Preston and Childs Helen series....
    i have to read to feed my writing....


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