A to Z Bookish Survey

August 9, 2013 Bookish Survey 13


I came across Jamie’s survey at the Perpetual Page Turner and just knew I had to do it. Most of July was a tough month for me and even though things have calmed down now I am sooooo far behind in blogging and this survey pepped me up to get it all done! Head on over to the Perpetual Page Turner to read all about it!

Author you’ve read the most books from

GoodReads says it’s Nora Roberts, which could be true, though if I had put in all the Christopher Pike books I had read he would give her a run for the money. With all that said though I can assure you that Ann M Martin more than runs away with this honor. Between The Babysitter’s Club books and the super specials and the mysteries there is no way I could have topped her.

Best Sequel Ever

Timepiece by Myra McEntire. I loved Hourglass, but Timepiece blew me away.

Currently Reading

The Shade of the Moon by Susan Beth Pfeffer (not enjoying it) Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi (good but disturbing)

Drink of choice while reading

Have you met me? Usually nothing, I am accident prone, and I would hate to ruin a book!

E-reader or physical book

This one is a tough one, but I’m going with physical book. I love cracking open hardcover books and curling up with them.

Fictional character you probably would have actually dated in high school:

Wade/Parzieval from Ready Player One. I may not be into gaming, but I am into nerds and “useless” trivia.

Glad you gave this book a chance

Wallbanger by Alice Clayton. I guess I would say it is more risque than the average contemporary romance (at least that I read) but I wouldn’t put it in the erotic fiction category like I thought it would be in, given the title and the cover. However it turned out to be one of the funnies books I’ve read this year.

Hidden gem book

Ballads of Suburbia by Stephanie Keuhnert. So amazing.

Important moment in your reading life

My sixth grade teacher questioned my reading choices (Mary Higgins Clark & John Grisham) feeling that they were a bit “old” for me. She mentioned this to my mom at parent-teacher conferences and my mom said that she knew what I was reading and that I was mature enough to read it. I can look back on this and feel good about the fact that my teacher cared what I was reading and that rather than tell me I wasn’t “old enough” she mentioned it to my mom and accepted that my mom knew what was best for me.

Just finished

Wallbanger by Alice Clayton

Kinds of books you won’t read

Zombies, aliens and most non-fiction

Longest book you’ve read

Under the Dome by Stephen King at 1074 pages

Major book hangover because of

Pivot Point by Kasie West. I’m still thinking about this book!

Number of bookcases you own

One big one for hardcover/trade paperbacks, one small one for mass market paperbacks, one small one for TBR books and a secretariat in my living room for my special books.

One book you have read multiple times

Since blogging: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Before blogging: Flowers in the Attic by VC Andrews

Preferred place to read

On the loveseat in my living room

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

I am the worst at keeping track of quotes so I’m going with: “I love you enough to never make you choose.” Katie McGarry, Pushing the Limits

Reading regret

That I will never be able to read all the books I want to read.

Series you started and need to finish (all books are out in series)

Sookie Stackhouse series. I’ve come almost to the end so I can’t quit now!

Three of your all time favorite books

My Sweet Audrina by VC Andrews, Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

Unapolgetic fan-girl for

Christopher Pike, Sophie Kinsella, Katie McGarry and now Kasie West

Very excited for this release more than all the others

Racing Savannah by Miranda Kenneally and Split Second by Kasie West

Worst bookish habit

Being OCD about cover matching. Mismatching covers are the worst.

X marks the spot: start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book

Pretend You Don’t See Her by Mary Higgins Clark

Your latest book purchase

For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana P.

ZZZ snatcher book (the last book that kept you up WAY late)

The Distance Between Us by Kasie West.


13 Responses to “A to Z Bookish Survey”

  1. Petty Witter

    Great meme – one I definitely have to join in with. I agree with so many of the answers you give and especially the Sookie Stackhouse series. With only the last book to read I have to admit I think now is the time to end the series but what a series its been.
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  2. Jessica @ Books: A true story

    Ann Martin! I loved her Babysitter Club books. Oh my gosh I loved Pivot Point too!! Where is book 2 when you need it lol. Haha I liked reading about your worst bookish habit! I can see why you cringed at mine. You should mismatch them on purpose! It’s fun! :D Oh and I loved For Darkness Shows the Stars. Jane Austen + Sci-fi actually worked.
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  3. Christina @ Christina Reads YA

    I only recently read my first Babysitters club novel (for the children’s literature class I’d taken last semester) and was astonished by how many there were! I was a Nancy Drew girl, but even still–with that many, why hadn’t I heard of him or read them when I was younger?

    You get mad props for finishing Under the Dome. I ordered my paperback copy–I’ve been meaning to read it for such a long time–and immediately felt discouraged when I saw it was like the size of a textbook o.O.

    Ha! Kasie West is now on the auto-buy authors list, isn’t she? That’s awesome. I’m definitely looking forward to Split Second and aghhh. You too? Pushing the Limits fan?! It seems like there is not a single blogger out there who isn’t a fan of Katie McGarry. I am far behind on her series.


    Here’s to hoping Shades of Moon gets better for you! And that you like For Darkness Shows the Stars–I loved it :).
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    • Kimberly

      I don’t know how you missed The Babysitters Club but they were all the rage ;)

      It is gigantic and probably could have been scaled down, but it was real good!

      I feel like even if I could quit my job and do nothing but read all day I STILL wouldn’t have enough time for all the books.

  4. Angelica @ Paperback Princess

    Kimberly is your blog in WordPress? What commenting application are you using for your blog, I like it :D

    I’ve just finished reading Hourglass and have started a few chapters of Timepiece, I can’t wait to read it now that you’ve mentioned it, have you read Infinityglass yet? I love that quote and I’ve got the same regret.

    I’m also nearly finished with the Sookie Stackhouse series, I’ve re-read most of the books. I’ve got all of the books but yet to finish reading it. Wish I didn’t buy a box set when it wasn’t complete yet :(
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  5. Charleen

    I really like your important reading moment. I’ve heard similar stories from a lot of readers… which is kind of funny when you think about how many adults enjoy reading YA. (Of course YA was nothing like it is today when many of us were actually “young adults.”)

    Also, yes on the matching covers. Matching formats too! My husband has a couple series that he started in paperback but then moved to hardcover and it drives me crazy!
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