A to Z Reader Survey

When I saw Melissa post this on Avid Reader’s Musings, I saved it for a rainy day. It’s not actually raining outside, but I don’t have any reviews ready, so why not?

Author you’ve read the most books from: Probably Sue Grafton. Her Kinsey Milhone mysteries are up to W, after all.

Best sequel ever: The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness

Currently reading: Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford; Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons; Touchstone by Laurie R. King; Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

Drink of choice while reading: Coffee or wine

E-reader or physical book: I don’t own an e-reader.

Fictional character that you probably would have dated in high school: Augustus Waters from The Fault in Our Stars

Glad you gave this book a chance: The Passage by Justin Cronin

Hidden gem book: Fieldwork by Mischa Berlinski

Important moment in your reading life: The first time I read anything by Wendell Berry

Just finished: In print – Lineup by Liad Shoham; on audio – My Latest Grievance by Elinor Lipman

Kind of books you won’t read: Erotica; self-help

Longest book you read: Hmmmm…probably whichever of the Outlander series books is the longest. Unless Pillars of the Earth is longer than all of them.

Major book hangover because of: Most recently – Night Film by Marisha Pessl – I haven’t found a book that really grabs me since finishing it.

Number of bookcases you own: Two

One book you’ve read multiple times: Trinity by Leon Uris

Preferred place to read: On the couch

Quote that inspires you: “I am a man, who has hoped, in time, that his life, when poured out at the end, would say, ‘Good-good-good-good-good!’ like a gallon jug of the prime local spirit. I am a man of losses, regrets, and griefs. I am an old man full of love. I am a man of faith.” ~ from Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry

Reading regret: Waiting so long to read The Lord of the Rings

Series you started and need to finish: Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr. I read the first book ages ago, loved it, then never continued on with the series.

Three of your all-time favorite books: Persuasion by Jane Austen; Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry; To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Unapologetic fangirl for: Wendell Berry

Very excited for this release: Written in My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon

Worst bookish habit: Buying too many books that languish unread on my bookshelf.

Xmarks the spot! Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book: The Go-Between by L.P. Hartley

Your last bookish purchase: One of the Agatha Raisin mysteries – bought for 99 cents on Half.com

Zzzz-snatcher – which book kept you up way too late: Night Film by Marisha Pessl

That was fun! Let me know if you play along so I can check out your answers.

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12 Responses to A to Z Reader Survey

  1. irene says:

    I must check out Wendell Berry, you always have such positive things to say about him. I haven’t read Lord of the Rings yet, both my boys have.

  2. bermudaonion (Kathy)
    Twitter: bermudaonion
    says:

    I’ll never see a Wendell Berry book without thinking of you.

  3. Sounds like I need to look up Night Film.

  4. JoAnn @Lakeside Musing
    Twitter: lakesidemusing
    says:

    I loved Trinity and read it several times in college and later in my 20’s… and I’m a coffee and wine girl, too ;-)

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      JoAnn – I went through a huge Leon Uris kick in high school – read everything of his that I could get my hands on.

  5. I am a few books behind in Grafton’s series, but I do have a copy of W for when I do catch up! I read T earlier this year.

    Ask and the Answer was an awesome sequel. I still think of that trilogy often.

    I keep hearing wonderful things about Night Film.

    What a fun survey!

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Wendy – I have W to listen to on audio, soon – I love the audio editions of Grafton’s books.

  6. Melissa
    Twitter: avidreader12
    says:

    I can’t believe I forgot about Sue Grafton when I answered the first question. I just finished the M mystery, so I’ve read a lot of her’s. So glad you did the survey, it’s fun to see your answers! Also, I need to read more Berry. I read and loved Hannah Coulter and need to get back to him.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Melissa – I hope you do get a chance to read more by Berry. If you liked Hannah, I think you would enjoy Jayber Crow.