I'm providing my answers to the A to Z Book Survey! Check it out and answer them on your blog, too--it's a fun one!
Author You’ve Read The Most Books From
K.A. Applegate. I read the entire Animorphs series and there were over sixty of them, so. . . .
Best Sequel Ever
Catspaw by Joan D. Vinge. I read Psion when I was a kid and when I discovered it had a sequel I almost peed myself. Then I read it. And also, almost peed myself.
In the Belly of the Bloodhound by L.A. Meyer.
Drink of Choice While Reading
Need you even ask? Coffee.
E-reader or physical book?
I don't own an e-reader, I'm afraid, so I'll go with physical books, but I think e-readers are fantastic.
Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated in High School
This is not a very good question for me because I don't date, but to be honest since I DID date a couple people in high school I guess I should answer. Let's go with Stargirl (from Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli). She was my kind of person.
Glad You Gave This Book a Chance
I heard a lot of stuff about how The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins was overblown and nowhere near as good as everyone said, and plus a very close friend disliked it and said some bad things about it. I read it anyway and it became a favorite.
Hidden Gem Book
The Antrian Messenger by G. Clifton Wisler. Not only is it out of print, but it was written by a guy who usually writes westerns and historical books. This one is, weirdly, science fiction, about a boy who finds out he's an alien and has to make heartbreaking decisions. I read this as a kid and if I read it now maybe I would find it silly, but I guess I related to the outsider experience a lot. . . .
Important Moment in Your Reading Life
Finding the science fiction section in my public library when I was in middle school. As a child I was always "reading up" and it wasn't long before my little ten-year-old self was wandering around in the YA section being disappointed by how consistently everything focused on romance and kept telling me I was supposed to start wanting a boyfriend. (YA was not then what it is now.) And then I found the SF/F section for grown-ups--Oh man, there's fantastical stuff written for older people? HOT DOG!--and yeah, that was it.
Pink Smog by Francesca Lia Block.
Kinds of Books You Won’t Read
I'm not a huge fan of erotica, high-heat romance, straight-up detective-style mystery, traditional high fantasy, war-oriented science fiction, Chosen One trope stories, steampunk, or talking animals. There are exceptions. Exceptions usually depend on exquisite character-writing.
Longest Book You’ve Read
Probably the unabridged version of The Stand by Stephen King. It's about 1200 pages.
Major Book Hangover Because of
I guess The Actor and the Housewife by Shannon Hale counts because I ended up blogging extensively about All My Feelings, rambling about it to my BFF and my sister, and then buying the book for a friend.
Number of Bookcases You Own
One Book You Have Read Multiple Times
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.
Preferred Place to Read
I usually read lying on my bed or sitting sideways in the loveseat.
Quote That Inspires You
"Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way." --E.L. Doctorow
Not documenting my reading exploits starting earlier in my life. I have gone back and written reviews for just about every book I can remember reading, but I bet some have fallen through my net.
Series You Started and Need to Finish (Completed Series Only)
The Dark Tower by Stephen King. I read the first three when I was in high school and then Stephen King decided to take a decade-long vacation from writing it after ending on a cliffhanger. I need to go back and re-read the first three in order to properly appreciate the later volumes, and that's intimidating.
Three of Your All Time Favorite Books
The Wizard's Dilemma by Diane Duane, The Moorchild by Eloise McGraw, and Princess Academy by Shannon Hale.
Unapologetic Fangirl Filthy Stalker Of
Shannon Hale, I guess. I'm not a stalker type but I must admit I have sent her fannish e-mail, read her blog, and retweeted her tweets. I have sent maybe four fan letters in my life.
Very Excited for This Release More Than All the Others
I don't currently have any books on my to-read list that haven't been published yet except for Meg Rosoff's book Picture Me Gone. I'm not really in a rush to read it because I want to read all her others too, and have only read one title.
Worst Bookish Habit
Being excited enough about things to buy them in hardcover and then not reading them until long after the softcover comes out.
X Marks the Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book
Deep Wizardry by Diane Duane. (Arbitrarily chose one of the bookshelves, you know.)
Your Latest Book Purchase
I recently bought The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb. It was in a crop of several other used books I bought, though.
ZZZ-Snatcher Book (last one that kept you up way too late)
I extended my reading time by a lot to finish The Actor and the Housewife by Shannon Hale, then cried all over everything in sight.
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