I have seen a number of these posts from fellow book bloggers (Bibliophile Book Club, Rather Too Fond of Books and My Chestnut Reading Tree to name a few). I really enjoyed reading theirs so I thought I’d share mine!
Author you’ve read the most books from:
Easy, and without a shadow of a doubt it’s the Alex Cross series from James Patterson. There are 21 published to date, with a short story published next month and another instalment later this year.
Best sequel ever:
Best sequel ever is certainly a statement but I was really pleased with After You, the sequel to Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. I was a bit dubious reading this one after the wonderful Me Before You and wasn’t sure it could keep the same sentiment but it did not disappoint (unlike Go Set a Watchman!).
Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica ahead of my stop on the blog tour which kicks off on Monday and it’s my stop on Friday, 20th.
Drink of choice whilst reading:
Usually a lovely cup of tea but occasionally a glass of wine in the garden on a nice summer’s day
e-reader or physical book:
I love the convenience of my Kindle but I do miss holding a book so I flit between the two.
Fictional character you probably would’ve dated in school:
I honestly cannot think of one – the only characters I can think of would’ve been far too old for me!
Glad you gave this book a chance:
Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone – previously I had tried to read this book a couple of times but just couldn’t get into it however at the end of last year I gave it another chance and this time I loved it.
Hidden Gem book:
The Shining by Stephen King – nowadays people associate The Shining with Jack Nicholson and whilst he is a brilliant Jack Torrance, the book is much better in a completely different way. The way in which the tension is built through the narrative is fantastic!
Important moment in your reading life:
Well I have two that I cannot decide between, firstly being the first person to read The Hobbit all the way at primary school and secondly reading To Kill A Mockingbird for my GCSE’s. I rarely re-read books however I have read this one so many times, it is my favourite all time book.
Psycho Sanitarium by Chet Williamson. Review will be up on the blog next week
Kind of books you won’t read:
I’m open to most genres but not keen on Erotica, just not for me as tend to find them just a bit corny!
Longest book you’ve ever read:
According to Goodreads it’s Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer with 756 pages
Major book hangover:
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes – oh my I was in a state after finishing that one (thankfully in the comfort of my home and not in public!) and I just couldn’t see how the next book was going to live up to it!
Number of bookcases you own:
i am limited to one full size and one skinny bookcase so I have books doubled up on shelves and have to streamline them. Sad to see books go but also nice to share the love 😊
One book you’ve read multiple times:
To Kill a Mockingbird – and the Winnie the Pooh and Beatrix Potter books as my 3 year old daughter is now beginning to love them
Preferred place to read:
I’m pretty much happy to read anywhere but I prefer reading in silence on a sofa (with a brew) – find it difficult to read if there’s a TV or radio on
Quote that inspired you/gives you all the feels from book you’ve read:
Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit ’em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” That was the only time I ever heard Atticus say it was a sin to do something, and I asked Miss Maudie about it. “Your father’s right,” she said. “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing except make music for us to enjoy. – To Kill a Mockingbird
Not having enough time to read, plain and simple!
Series you started that you need to finish:
The Harry Potter books, I’ve read books 1 and 2, and have the remaining ones lined up on the shelf ready
Three of your all-time favourite books:
To Kill a Mockingbird, Memoirs of a Geisha and 11.22.63 (seen as I’ve got to limit to 3!)
Unapologetic fan girl for:
Angela Marsons – amazingly written novels with fabulous dark storylines, not your usual crime thrillers
Very excited for this release more than all others:
Play Dead by Angela Marsons – I only discovered this author and DI Kim Stone in December last year but I can’t get enough!
Worst bookish habit:
Buying a series before I’ve read the first one to see if I like it. Also finishing 1 book and then buying 5 more!
X marks the spot – start in the top left of your bookshelf and pick the 27th book:
Revival by Stephen King, my gorgeous hardback with it’s blue sprayed edges
Your latest purchase:
Somewhere Inside of Happy by Anna McPartlin and The Slaughter Man by Tony Parsons
Zzzz snatcher book (the book that kept you up way too late):
Too many books do this but 11.22.63 was amazing, such a tome of a book but well worth it.