Hi! So everyone from Pinoy Book Freaks United group on Facebook was tagged by The Marky Project
to do this A-Z bookish survey. And then I thought, why not give this a try (though it’s really late now.).
But well, okay. Let’s start! 😉
Author you’ve read the most books from:
It would have been really easy to answer this if I’ll consider manga books. You know, per volume. I’ve read all works of Yuu Watase. But nah, let’s stick to novels. — I guess it’s Julie Kagawa
. I’ve read the Iron Fey and all the short stories and extras. I’m also about to start Blood of Eden and Talon. But actually, I’m not really the type to stick to only one author. I mean, I want to discover other authors — especially underrated authors — so my reads vary. But for this question, I checked my Goodreads to find out. Lot authors tied at the same spot, but it’s really Julie on first place. 😉
I would say, Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa.
I really really really love it! It’s the most beautiful sequel for me. Especially considering that it’s a middle book, it was not like any other sequels which completely sinks the whole story.
Lola and The Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr
Drink of Choice While Reading:
Oh I love this question! I’m a big fan of coffee, tea and chocolate drinks – hot or cold. And I do really love having something to drink while reading. When I go to mall for scheduled meeting to online book sellers, I would often go to milk tea house to hang and read. I just feel relaxed doing that.
E-reader or Physical Book?
Seriously, I won’t give a second thought on this. Of course, physical books all the way. C’mon, who wouldn’t like the sight and smell of the actual book? Just its mere existence is a pleasure sight.
But I admit that there are times when e-readers are very handy. Before going to sleep, or when I read to fall sleep, I do read e-book instead the actual book. I share room with my big bro, so he’ll be mad if I turn on my desk lamp. Lol
Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:
Looking for Alaska by John Green.
Seriously. I think this is the best John Green book. J
Just finished this one and I think it’s a really good book, but it’s not that very popular. So, it’s Alienated by Melissa Landers
I want to include this as well, even if I haven’t read this yet. I’ve read lots of good reviews about this book. Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen
Important Moment in your Reading Life:
This is a hard question. I’m not sure. Maybe it’s the way my reading helps me explore different worlds. Just like what we usually hear, reading a book is like a magical portal into another dimension using our imaginations. So my love for fiction novels grew. I’m an artist – self-proclaimed – and imagining is really my thing. It’s not weird right? I just love the feeling. Yeah. Well, it’s not just the fiction novels I got interested to when I became a reader. I would often read random blog and news articles, journals or whatever, online. And then through that, I discover a lot of things that my other friends don’t know. I know it’s not right to brag about being a reader or whatsoever, but admit it; you get this superior feeling sometimes right? And looking back, before I got into books, I have never really imagined myself burying my face to books or staying late until dawn just to read. And I never regretted, not even once, that I became a reader. In fact, I’ve always regret that I didn’t start reading books from the time I learned how to read.
Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:
I’m not sure. I read any. Maybe, if the question is, what kind of books you’re not really into?
I would say erotica? I’m not against erotica or something. I can read it! I do read adult books, like the Fever series – that series has a lot of adult contents. But just pure erotica? It’s not just my thing. In fact, I’ve been reading Fifty Shades of Grey but it’s been forever and I still haven’t finished it. God knows why.
Longest Book You’ve Read:
It’s Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning
with 608 pages. Found this out on Goodreads but I’m not really sure. I’ve only been active on Goodreads since last year, so only those reads since the day I joined were on my reads
Major book hangover because of:
Allegiant by Veronica Roth!!!
Goodness gracious! Can you feel me? I’m still mourning up until now. I can’t even explain. I don’t want to be a big spoiler to those who haven’t read the book yet. So I’ll just shut my mouth.
One more! The Iron Fey series. Isn’t it obvious? I’m a big big big fan of this brilliant work of Julie Kagawa. So when I ended the series, I was literally in despair. How can you even do this to me Julie-sama?
Number of Bookcases You Own:
I have 3 shelves. Two for my fiction books, the other one for my school books. All were made by my dear Pops! 🙂
My magazines and mangas are only stacked on small table.
One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:
Will you kill me if I said none? Hahaha! I haven’t reread any, I swear to Sacred Mother of L’eihr. But I’m planning on rereading Harry Potter, Lord of The Rings, Iron Fey and Fever series. My all-time favorites!!!
On my study area – I call my chair, my thinking chair. Lol cliché. And on my bed. And anywhere comfortable, as long as there’s pillow or something soft to seat. But my bed’s the best.
What’s this about? Regret? Regret. Ah! Maybe it’s like the one I mentioned on letter “I”. I’ve always regret that I didn’t start reading books from the time I learned how to read. I don’t even know if this is the right answer to this. Well whatever, as long as it has regret on it.
Series You Started And Need To Finish (all books are out in series):
This is another reason to kill me maybe. I haven’t finished Harry Potter series yet. I’m serious! I’ve watched the all the movies though, so don’t get too mad at me, Potterheads. I’m only able to read up to the Goblet of Fire because I don’t have my own copies of the rest of the books. It’s sooooo sad! See? I have my reason! And I love Harry Potter as much as I love Lord of The Rings. I’ll do my best to catch up with all the things I’ve been missing in my entire miserable life.
Three of your All-Time Favorite Books:
I can’t answer a whole series right? Yes I don’t. This is a hard question too.
Iron Queen, The Giver, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Unapologetic Fangirl For:
Julie Kagawa all the waaaaaaaaaay. No more explanation needed! #sorrynotsorry (what’s the hashtag for?)
Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:
Talon by Julie Kagawa
to be released on October 28!!! I already pre-ordered the book! I’m so hopeless, I know.
I’m very anxious when it comes to the condition of my book. Really! I have this very bad habit of not opening the book all the way when I read. Because I’m just too afraid to make spine creases. I don’t know. Is it bad? Maybe not, right? But for other people, it might just sound ridiculous. Like, “C’mon! Books are meant to be read. And to to read comfortably, you need to open the book aaaaall the way for you to see the texts properly.”
Nope. That’s why I’m also afraid of lending my books.
You cannot touch my property with your filthy hands, you who-know-nothing-mundane!
Oh, that’s just a joke, I’m not that harsh. I do lend my books, but only to my reliable friends. Those “reliable friends” are also readers and they’re also very careful with their books, so they can feel what I feel. In fact, I have this sticky note on the book when I lend,
Haha. I’m a horrible person, I know.
X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:
Red Moon Rising by Peter Moore.
I haven’t read this yet.
Your latest book purchase:
A hardbound signed copy of Isla and The Happily Ever After!
ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):
I would probably say Alienated, but I didn’t stay up late until dawn, because I had exams while reading this. So the last time maybe was
when I read Anna and The French Kiss.
Even if we have classes, I remember staying up until 3AM to read. I usually start at 12AM after my drawing hours, and then will read ‘til dawn. Finished the whole thing in 2 nights (?) lol
Yey! That’s it! I totally enjoyed answering this little game. Time check’s 1:44AM, October 13, MNL, PH when I finished writing this. Tagging whoever reads this post! J
Erika is a freelance content writer and illustrator from the Philippines. Aside from her love of arts and reading, she loves taking photos, coffee, cats, and fairies. She’s into fantasy, historical fiction, and contemporary, and anything young adult genres.