a to z bookish survey (in which I do a tag)

I had really planned to do a bit of an introduction-like post to my life as a reader (why I love it, what my favourite genre/s is/are, etc.) and then one about my life as a writer (why I love it, my stories, etc.) except life isn't going to go as I thought this week (read: life is crazy and I may possibly be stressing out too much, haha.) So today I'm doing the A to Z Bookish Survey, which I found on The Perpetual Page-Turner. (My brain's reasoning is something like: Do a tag because you can answer a couple of questions between each school subject/load of washing/meal.)

A: Author you've read the most from ... I think it's a tie between C.S. Lewis, Ann M. Martin, and L.M. Montgomery. I've read all the Narnia books, all the Main Street series, and a lot of L.M. Montgomery. This goes back to life when I was like twelve, by the way.
B: Best sequel ever ... Honestly don't know. I obviously read too many standalones or lackluster sequels. : )
C: Currently reading ... A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth. It's huge, people. Over 1000 pages. Oh dear.

D: Drink of choice while reading ... Maybe water or tea or whatever I'm drinking at the time. Or maybe nothing because I'm scared I'll spill it on my book.
E: E-reader or physical book ... Um, I don't really use e-readers a lot. Even so, I'd have to say physical books are my preference. They're more personal, you know.
F: Fictional character you would have actually dated in High School ... Now that's hard. Gilbert Blythe (Anne of Green Gables)?
G: Glad you gave this book a chance ... Invisible by Cecily Anne Paterson. Like you have no idea how glad. ; )
H: Hidden gem book ... Pat of Silver Bush by L.M. Montgomery. My sister and I bought it from a second-hand shop years ago and I only read it last year. It was so sweet and I loved it.
I: Important moment in your reading life ... Learning to read. (Duh.) Discovering Goodreads. Reading Penny from Heaven by Jennifer L. Holm, which inspired me to write historical fiction.
J: Just finished reading ... I finished When We Collided by Emery Lord almost a week ago. (Still counts, I suppose.)
K: Kinds of books you won't read ... Paranormal and horror, mostly because I reckon I'd get too scared, haha.
L: Longest book you've read ... Does A Suitable Boy count even though I haven't finished it? If not, The Book Thief which was like 550 pages.
M: Major book hangover because of ... The Smell of Other People's Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock was so beautiful it ruined me for other books. (At least for a while.)
N: Number of book cases you own ... Only one. : ( It's packed full though. I dream of having a whole room full one day.
O: One book you have read multiple times ... Unfortunately, I can't think of a specific book, but I feel like there's been several over the years.
P: Preferred place to read ... On my bed or in the sunshine.
Q: Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you've read ... “I think I'm a bit in love with these girls. They make me feel giddy. Like I haven't a care in the world. Like I'm fearless. Like I used to be.” - Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta. For me, the feels in this book, are in the friendships.
R: Reading regret ... Not properly discovering the world of MG fiction until I was kinda out of the age group. *sigh*
S: Series you started and need to finish ... Jaclyn Moriarty's Ashbury/Brookfield series. I read the first book earlier this year and there's three more so, YAY!
T: Three of your all-time favourite books ... The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, Swipe by Evan Angler, and Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta
U: Unapologetic fangirl for ... I honestly can't pick just one, haha.
V: Very excited for this release more than all the others ... Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith because it sound so interesting. 
W: Worst bookish habit ... Not writing a review for ages after I read the book. Seriously need to work on that. Also reading more than one book at the same time; I can't help it.
X: X marks the spot (start at the top left of your shelf and pick the twenty-seventh book) ... Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. : )
Y: Your latest book purchase ... Con Carino, Amalia by Alma Flor Ada & Gabriel M. Zubizarreta, a middle-grade novel I bought to practice my Spanish reading skills.
Z: Zzz-snatcher book (last book that kept you up way too late) ... Uh, mind blank! Sorry!
If you like, comment answering the question corresponding to the first letter of your name - I'd love to hear your answer! Now I'm off to procrastinate finish some schoolwork. 


  1. A: Author you've read the most from ... Can't deny it - L.M. Montgomery! :P

  2. ohh this is a fun tag! I LOVE FUN TAGS. And also YES to goodreads being a marvellously important moment in your reading life. Agreed. :') I don't even know where I'd be without it hahah. Ahem. OH! And I agree about The Smell of Other People's Houses..omg that was so entirely gorgeous. And too short. I so needed more. Also A MILLION YAYS FOR THE BOOK THIEF. Followed by a million tears. </3 But in the best possible way.

  3. *nods* Agreement on all fronts.
    Thanks for commenting Cait!


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