I wanted to do something really fun and interesting and because I have officially started book blogging as well. So I thought I will do this survey. I saw this on Pretty Books and loved what Stacey wrote. It was long and bookish, making it very awesome. This was originally made by Jamie from the Perpetual Page Turner. I loved her answers as well. And I actually really enjoyed writing this. So here you go:
Author you have read the most books from:
According to Goodreads, its Sidney Sheldon (15), Jeffrey Archer (15) and Agatha Christie (13). But it is Enid Blyton as well. This one has to be countless because I do not remember how many Enid Blyton books I have read.
Best sequel ever:
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. I think this was the one sequel that was so unexpectedly way more awesome than the first book.
The Camel Club by David Baldacci, which I am already in love with.
Drink Of Choice While Reading:
I am not really big on any drinks while reading because that leads to spills and who likes that on their brand new books. But I do love coffee and almost all kinds of tea.
E-reader or Physical Book:
Definitely physical book. I get sick of e books very easily so I have to read a physical one with it as well to keep that flow and feel of physical books. But I have to say that e-books have made reading a lot easier and faster in terms of access.
Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Dated In High School:
Ummm…That is a very difficult question because there are so many awesome ones. But the one is Adrian Ivashkov from Bloodlines by Richelle Meade. I would have dated Fatty from the Five Find Outers series in middle school or whatever age he was, as well. I used to be in love with all the disguises he pulled off and his humour.
Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:
I am not a Stephen King fan but I read The Running Man recently and it was moving to say the least.
Hidden Gem Book:
I would go with the Sidney Sheldon books because I feel like people do not give it a chance labeling it as trashy. If Tomorrow Comes is one awesome book.
Important Moment In Your Reading Life:
It would probably be when I learnt to read. One of the moments was when I read Harry Potter because I remember my brother forcing me to read it and I completely refused. Than I read it as a bet and that has defined my childhood. And also when I found friends who turned out to be huge bibliophiles. I wrote about it here.
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami which was such an accomplishment on my part considering how much I hated that book.
Kind Of Book You Will Not Read:
Horror. That is one genre I am not into at all. Somehow I do not feel that horror element and I end up mocking it. I am also not into major romance novels. If the story is set in modern times and is all about love, lust etc, that is a turnoff for me.
Longest Books You Have Read:
The Count Of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas (1476 pages) which is also one of my very favourite books. I love it. Its awesome. Also 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami (924 pages).
Major Book Hangover because of:
The most recent book hangover was because of 1Q84 which was only because I meddled over all the flaws I kept finding in it. This was a very bad hangover. The good one I had when I finished The Fault in Our Stars. It was excruciating, just to think about Augustus Waters and all that pain.
Number Of Bookcases You Own:
That is the sad part. A lot of my books are back in Pakistan. I took my books there on my dear moms suggestion. Yes I was naive and stupid enough to do that. But I was 12. So as of now I have only 1 bookcase which holds double the books it was designed for. Some of the books are in a carton as well.
One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:
If Tomorrow Comes by Sidney Sheldon and Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup. These are the books that I always end up reading while eating or if I am out of books for some reason.
Preferred Place To Read:
Car. Its really weird but car is actually an amazing place to read, ofcourse when you are not the one driving it. You can totally catch up on your reading. And my sofa which has a window over it, so I have the perfect lighting. Have a bag of Chilli Millie, a fluffy blanket around you in an intentional cold room and you are good to go.
Quote that inspire you / gives you all the feels from a book you have read:
There are so many quotes that I love, I do not even know where to start from. But there is one that has stuck with me, “Some people are beautiful. Not in looks, not in what they say, just in what they are.” -Markus Zusak
I don’t really have a major reading regret. But I do wish that I would have read more of Roald Dahl books in my childhood. I read him but not a lot. And a regret which is always with me is reading classics. I do love classics but I find them very hard and time consuming as well. So I always end up taking a lot of time for it. You can imagine that by knowing that I read The Great Gatsby 8 months after buying it.
Series You Started And Need to Finish:
Divergent by Veronica Roth. I have to start the second book but have no idea when that will happen. I am waiting for the third book to be out so I can read them together. The Mortal Instrument series by Cassandra Clare. I just cannot get my head into the series. I am on the second book and its hard to finish it.
Three of your all time favourite books:
Only three ? That is a shame. Well, I already mentioned The Count Of Monte Cristo and If Tomorrow Comes. So these three are The Fault In Our Stars by John Green, Pride and Prejudice and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Hold on. I totally forgot Harry Potter and 19 Minutes by Jodi Picoult.
Unapologetic fan girl for:
Sidney Sheldon. For a very unreasonable reason, he does not have a good reputation in the literature world. But I love him. He was an excellent author.
Very excited for this release more than all the others:
The next Markus Zusak book actually. And Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead. It is the fourth book in the Bloodline series. I hate reading a series in this whole wait for it form.
Worst Bookish Habit:
Reading while you are eating. This is a very bad habit because you are so engrossed in the book that you end up spilling something on the book, ALWAYS. But I do not read my newest buys while eating. I usually read my brothers books so that I get to destroy his books and not worry about it.
X marks the spot: Start at the top of your shelf and pick the 27th book:
Alex Cross’s Trial by James Patterson.
Your Latest Book Purchase:
The Camel Club by David Baldacci.
The Fault In Our Stars which I read in less than a day. And anyone who has read the book can imagine my condition. I literally cried on every single word. I had a headache from crying and all that feelings. And The Running Man.
I hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed writing this. And kudos if you read all of that.