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A-Z Bookish Survey Tag

By now, you guys probably realize how much fun I have doing these tags. They remind me of those surveys that used to go around on MySpace (dating myself here, lol). Does anyone else remember those?? They were the bomb.com!

So, here we are with another tag, which I got from Kay from Hammock of Books. I’ve mentioned her in my posts a few times now, so by now you should realize how awesome she is, and hopefully you’re following her, too!

And now, let’s get on to the A-Z Bookish Survey Tag!

A – Author You’ve Read The Most Books From: 

Probably J.K. Rowling, honestly. I don’t know if I’ve read more than eight books (the HP series + The Tales of Beedle the Bard) by any other author. I don’t often read series, and when I do, there’s normally no more than 3 or 4 in the series (I don’t usually read longer series), and once I have read a series, I’ll typically switch to another author to read something different for a bit, unless I just get completely obsessed with that author.

B – Best Sequel Ever: 

See previous answer about how I don’t often read series. Recommend your favorites to me and I’ll give them a shot!

C – Currently Reading: 

The Hunger Games. I really need to stop blogging long enough to finish it!

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D – Drink of Choice While Reading: 

Every so often I like to make some tea while I’m reading. Usually peppermint or some sort of chai.

E – E-reader or Physical Book: 

Physical books all. the. way. I like the idea of e-readers, but I just can’t get into reading off of a screen. I can sometimes do shorter books, or graphic novels, but for full-length novels? No way. Give me the physical book any day.

F – Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated in High School: 

I have no idea.

G – Glad You Gave This Book A Chance: 

Stephen King’s Misery. It was my first King read! I put off reading him for the longest time because so many of his books are soooo long, and I heard a lot of them have slow beginnings, which I just don’t have time for these days. But I finally gave him a chance with Misery, and I’m so glad I did!


H – Hidden Gem Book: 

I don’t know if these are a hidden gems or anything, but a couple of books I love that I don’t really hear much about are The Monstrumologist series and The Bartimaeus Trilogy. I think they’re both considered YA, and they’re great! The Monstrumologist is pretty really dark and disturbing (which I love), and The Bartimaeous Trilogy is hilarious and sassy.

I – Important Moment In Your Reader Life: Honestly, probably starting this blog! And taking my first Shakespeare class in college. This blog has given me a much-needed hobby that I absolutely love, and I’ve already made some great friends because of it. Plus I get to gush about books! And the Shakespeare class, well, that was the class that rekindled my love of books after a looooong dry spell. I had a few rough years and forgot what it was like to feel so passionate about something, but that class helped me get that passion back, and I ended up getting back into my bookish ways because of it.

J – Just Finished: 

Not really just finished, but the last book I finished was Tales from a Talking Board.

K – Kinds Of Books You Won’t Read: 

Romance is really the only thing I’m not terribly interested in. Or like, westerns. Never been a fan of westerns.

L – Longest Book You Ever Read: 

Man, I don’t even know. I’ve been mainly sticking to shorter books these last few years. I probably haven’t read a really long book since high school. Longest book ever read would probably be The Lord of the Rings trilogy, cause I have the single collection edition that compiles all of the books. I think it’s a little over 1,000 pages total.

Any other Pippin lovers in the house??

M – Major Book Hangover Because Of: 

Every Shirley Jackson novel/short story I’ve read so far has given me that book hangover feeling. I’m just consistently stunned at how good her writing and storytelling skills are!

N – Number of Bookcases You Own: 

Ugh, you just had to bring this up, didn’t you? Okay, story time… So when my bf and I lived in our old apartment, we went to Ikea and bought six nice bookshelves for my books. They were great and all, but it wasn’t enough to hold all my books, and we kept talking about going back to get more… but never got around to it. And then, when we moved into a house around Christmas of 2016, the bf told me he would help me make some really nice shelves that stretched across the entire wall so I could have a legitimate library room. But it kept getting putting off, or we couldn’t afford to get everything we needed, or the weather didn’t permit wood staining, or some other random thing happened to stop us from doing it, so as of now, my books are still in their moving boxes. So, long story short, I currently have no bookshelves/bookcases. They’re gonna be amazing once they’re finally up, though!

O – One Book You Have Read Multiple Times: 

Quite a few, actually. My mom was always so confused by how many times I could re-read a book and not get tired of it. The Harry Potter series is, of course, one of my favorites for re-reading. I’ve definitely read the first three books in that series more than any other book.


P – Preferred Place To Read: 

My couch. It’s just such a nice, comfy place to read, and it’s so well lit in the daytime. Plus my two kitties like to come cuddle with me when I’m on the couch.

Q – Quote That Inspires You/Gives You All The Feels From A Book You Read: 

All of these that I posted about the other day!

R – Reading Regret: 

Ever letting myself lose my passion for reading. And letting myself get into this kind of perpetual reading slump. I can’t seem to just sit down and read much anymore. I used to read book after book after book, but now it takes me weeks to read a 200-and-something page novel. Guess that’s what years of depression can do for ya, huh. But that’s another reason why I created this blog: to surround myself with other bookworms and get myself motivated to read more!

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S – Series You Started And Need To Finish (All Books Are Out In Series): 

The Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children books. I read the first two but never grabbed a copy of the third one.

T – Three Of Your All Times Favorite Books: 

The HP series (they all count as one, shush). The Ocean at the End of the Lane. And A Clockwork Orange.

U – Unapologetic Fangirl For: 

Karen Russell. I got into her because of a professor I had in college, and I absolutely adore her writing. Not everyone agrees with me, but she’s one of my favorites. Her stories are so unique!

V – Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others: 

I honestly don’t keep up with new releases much. There are still so many books out there that have already been released that I haven’t read yet! Though I am super excited to get the new David Sedaris book. I have a Sedaris collection, and I think I’m only missing one other of his books aside from his new one.

W – Worst Bookish Habit: 

Taking forever to finish a book. Even if it’s really good, I’ll still get antsy and have to take breaks. Some books are an exception if they’re really really good and suck me in from the start. But, unfortunately, this doesn’t happen as often as I’d like. Do you guys ever get in reading slumps? How do you get yourselves out of them??

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X – X Marks The Spot – Start At The Top Left Of Your Bookshelf And Pick The 27th Book: 

Again with the bookshelf talk? 😥

Y – Latest Book Purchase: 

I actually recently posted about my latest book haul!

Z – ZZZ Snatcher Book – Last Book That Kept You Up Way Too Late: 

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. I stayed up until I finished it cause I was just so into it!

And there you have it, folks. The A-Z Bookish Survey Tag!

8 thoughts on “A-Z Bookish Survey Tag”

  1. Great post, Kara! J.K. Rowling is also probably one author I’ve read a lot of. I haven’t read the LOTR yet, but wow it’s long, haha. Also, I feel the same about new releases. So many books I haven’t read yet and more just keep coming out (eek)! Anyway, I hope you enjoy reading the Hunger Games!

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    1. I’m glad you feel the same! I feel like there are so many bloggers that feature new releases and books that aren’t even released yet, and I’m just like how do you find the time??


  2. I totally get you about book slumps, I have anxiety so sometimes it’s hard to focus and I have to pause my reading, but recently I had the biggest book slump ever because of a certain book actually haha 😀 The crow garden by Alison Littlewood was so boring and absurd I almost started to hate reading in general :/

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  3. Great post! Wow that’s amazing that you read the entire LOTR trilogy in one book–I would feel awesome having such a fat book and being able to say that I read it 😀 And your bookshelves/library room sounds like it’s gonna be amazing!

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    1. I honestly don’t know how I did it — when I was in middle school, no less. I was way more adventurous back then! I hope it will be! We’ll probably start working on it again soon. We were waiting for warmer weather for the wood staining part, and it’s been pretty warm here recently!

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