My Life in Books A-Z Questions


I saw this on Liz Loves Books blog and thought it was a great idea for getting to know people.  So here goes!

 

 

 

Author You’ve Read The Most Books From

 

This is a tough one to pin down.  Many authors from my youth wrote TONS of books and I eagerly gobbled them up.  For instance, all the Trixie Belden books, Bobbsey Twins, Enid Blyton, Monica Edwards - I could go on and on, so let's turn to my adult reading life.  

 

I'd have to say that hands down, it would be Nora Roberts.  I own 92 of her books and have read most of them. I am determined to own them all!  :)  She's my happy go-to book candy author.  Runners-up would be Marion Zimmer Bradley, Anne McCaffrey, Katherine Kurtz, Frank Yerby.

 

 

Best Sequel Ever.

 


Dragonquest by Anne McCaffrey.  It's all about F'nor, folks!  

 

 

 

Currently Reading...

 

The Boss by Abigail Barnette.  This is book is everything that horrid 50 Shades of Grey could have been.  A sexy, well-written, lifestyle respectful, over-the-top romp that I am TOTALLY enjoying.  

 

 

 

 

Drink of Choice while Reading

 

Coffee. 

 

 

E Reader or Physical book.

 

Once upon a time I would have said physical book, no question, but I have come to love the ease of my Kobo.   I still read and buy both.  

 

 

 

Glad you gave this book a chance..

 


Good Omens by Neil Gaimen and Terry Pratchett.  When I read this book (recommended by all my Sci-fi/fantasy friends) it was far from what I usually liked to read and I picked it up reluctantly.  Just to make a few people happy.  WOW!!  It was GREAT!  I loved it and it's one of my favourites.

 

 

 

Hidden Gem Book.

 


Muscling Through by JL Merrow.   I was so totally charmed and surprised that I was so charmed by this book.  The characters made it for me and it's become one of my comfort reads.  :)

 

 

 

 

 

Important Moment in your reading life…

 

I was 12 years old.  I picked up Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin from my mom's nightstand and began to read it.  I remember it so well, I was sitting in the green easy chair in our living room when Mom found me.  She didn't get horrified or freak out that what I was reading might be inappropriate for me, she just asked me if I understood what I was reading.  I said yes, I thought so and she said, "Okay, if you have any questions, you come and ask me.", and left me to it.  She never, ever censored my reading and I realise now, 44 years later, that she showed a huge amount of trust in my judgement and because of that, I have never been afraid to read anything, to be open and give things a try.  I think she did me a great service.  :)

 

 

 

Just Finished.

 

New Amsterdam by Elizabeth Bear.   It finally came out in ebook (it had been OOP in physical) and I was thrilled.  I'd been wanting to read it for so long and I wasn't disappointed.  

 

 

 

Kinds of books you won’t read…

 


This is a toughie.  I'll give anything a chance, I think.  Well, no... self-help books.  I won't read those because they, well, never help!  *LOL*  They bore the hell out of me.  

 

 

 

Longest book you’ve read.

 

Hmmm...  This is tough, 'cause I've read a lot over the years and a lot of BIG books.  There's The Lord of the Rings trilogy that I read for the first time as a single book over a long weekend when I was 17.  There's The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas.  ANYTHING by James Clavell or James Michener, they're all long and I've read most of them.  Tom Clancy?  George R.R. Martin?  Tad Williams?   Take your pick!  *LOL*  

 

 

Major Book Hangover because of …

 

There have been many.  The first that I can remember is Anne of Green Gables.  I sobbed, truly sobbed when Matthew died near the end of the book.  I was inconsolable as only a 14 year old girl can be.  

 

 

 

Number of Bookcases you own..

 

Well, in the living room there are 3.  In my study/bedroom I have 6.  In the hallway there is 1 and I count my Calibre program as another.  So in total, 11.  For now.

 

 

 

One Book you have read multiple times.

 

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.  My most favourite book.  

 

 

 

Preferred place to read.

 

This is a toss-up between in bed or the corner of the sofa.  

 

 

 

Quote that inspired you from a book you read…

 

“Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father's passin'.” 
― Harper LeeTo Kill a Mockingbird

 

I still tear up just reading it.  :)

 

 

Reading Regret.

 


I thought that I would say reading E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey for a multitude of reasons, but you know what?  If I hadn't read it, I would not be able to know what I was talking about when I say that it frightens me how many women think that Christian Grey is the most heroic of heroes and how his and Ana Steele's love story is the most romantic, perfect, to be aspired to romance ever.  

 

 

Series you started and need to finish…

 

 

A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R; Martin.   HE needs to finish it!

 

 

 

Three of your all time favourite books.

 

 

I've mentioned To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, so three others would be - Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay, Deryni Rising by Katherine Kurtz and Beau Geste by P.C. Wren.  

 

 

 

Unapologetic Fangirl for….

 

Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay.  One of the most beautiful books in any genre that I have ever read.  

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Very Excited for this release more than others…

 

 

 Tough Love by Heidi Cullinan  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Worst Bookish Habit…

 

Having multiple reads on the go at the same time.  

 

 

 

X marks the spot…start at the top left and pick the 56th Book.

 


I went with my age and used my 'read' shelf.  I landed on Poland by James Michener.  Makes sense, my grandfather was Polish.  :)  

 

 

 

Your latest book purchase.

 

 

 The Templar Chronicles (Books 1 - 3) Boxed Set by Joseph Nassise.  Ebook edition. :)

 

 

ZZZ snatcher book.

 


Any of Nora Roberts' books.  I cannot put them down!  They're like crack.  :)

 

 

 

And there we go!