The A-Z Book Challenge!


Thanks to Nerdish Mum for tagging me in this fun challenge!

Author you’ve read the most books from

This was harder to determine than I thought it would be. I’m pretty sure the answer is Lois Gladys Leppard, author of the Mandie series. I’ve read at least 25 of her books, possibly 30.

Best sequel ever

Tentatively The Kestrel, the middle book in Lloyd Alexander’s Westmark trilogy (Which is, despite the name of my blog, my favorite Alexander series). It is full of intrigue and politics and ethics and is much darker than a children’s book seems like it should be. (Wikipedia informs me that it is a fantasy novel, but it was shelved with children’s fiction in my library.)

Currently reading

Raising Cubby by John Elder Robison, The Geek’s Guide to Unrequited Love by Sarvenaz Tash, and Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand.

Drink of choice while reading

I don’t drink while reading very often. But my husband has brought me QT slushies a couple of times while I had a reading night. 🙂

E – reader or physical book

Still prefer physical, although I use my e-readers at school, during commutes/lines, etc.

Fictional Character you would probably have dated in high school

I’m a sucker for hurt souls, so probably Josh from Isla and the Happily Ever After.

Glad you gave this book a chance

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. I was never interested based on the synopsis, but after loving The Rest of Us Just Live Here, I gave it a chance and really liked it.

Hidden Gem book

The Thief, etc. by Megan Whalen Turner.

Important moment in your reading life

When my dad first recommended Lloyd Alexander books to me.

Just finished

In the last week I’ve read Fangirl (Rainbow Rowell), The Great Library: Ink and Bone (Rachel Caine), Isla and the Happily Ever After (reread, Stephanie Perkins), and Kissing in America (Margo Robb).

Kind of books you will not read

Horror and paranormal.

Longest book you’ve read

The Count of Monte-Cristo, I think. Not sure about that.

Major book hangover

I read 13 Tamora Pierce books over Christmas break this year and suffered major book hangover.

Number of bookcases you own

3, plus 4 wood pallet box things and a variety of tables on which I pile books.

One book you’ve read multiple times

That’s tough because I’ve done little rereading recently. But I’ve read The Lioness and Her Knight by Gerald Morris quite a few times. In fact, it’s due for a reread.

Preferred place to read

In bed usually, although I have a cozy chair in the sun now.

Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read

I’m not good about writing down quotes, so I’ll go for:

“I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, then all at once.”
The Fault in Our Stars, John Green

Reading regret

No regrets.

Series you started and need to finish!

I feel no compulsion to finish series. But The Raven Cycle (Maggie Stievater) is the one I need to start and finish.

Three of your all-time favourite books

The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy, The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien, and Fire by Kristin Cashore.

Unapologetic fangirl for

Lloyd Alexander. Obviously.

Worst bookish habit

Collecting more books than I can read (20 library books sitting on my table right now, plus owned but unread more than I can count).

X marks the spot – Start on the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book

A Rhetoric of Motives by Kenneth Burke — thank you grad school!

Your latest purchase

Kissing in America, which I knew was on sale because of Bookperk.

Zzzzz snatcher book – Last book that kept you up way too late

Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell. I finished it at a sorta reasonable time, but it was just late enough that I was no longer tired and too bookbuzzed to sleep. So then I read 2 more books to get it out of my system.

If you decide to try this challenge, drop me a link to your post! Or share some of your answers in the comments. 🙂

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