AUTHOR THAT YOU’VE READ THE MOST BOOKS FROM
Probably Neil Gaiman or Kelley Armstrong. Both very different, both very good!
BEST SEQUEL EVER
The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss is an awesome sequel, continuing the biography of Kvothe from the first book; The Name of the Wind.
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch.
DRINK OF CHOICE WHILE READING
Tea. Always tea. What can I say, I’m English…
E-READER OR PHYSICAL BOOK?
I do prefer physical books, if only because I like to look at them on my shelves. But I like my kindle too, I like to be able to try new authors for cheaper prices and get a glut of free books. I think it’s good. Also, I took it on holiday with me last year and it was great because it was so light and easy to cart about. AND you can make notes in there without having to feel guilty about writing all over your book. (Then again, that’s what post-its are for)
FICTIONAL CHARACTER YOU PROBABLY WOULD HAVE DATED IN HIGH SCHOOL
Nobody really jumped out at me for this question, but I have always liked Shadow from American Gods by Neil Gaiman, I think we would at least have been friends. And now that I’m looking at my Neil Gaiman books I’m thinking of Tristan in Stardust. I LOVE that guy!
American Gods: Shadow by luilouie
GLAD YOU GAVE THIS BOOK A CHANCE
The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham (review coming soon). It’s a science fiction story about a little village that is invaded by alien Children and I really really liked it. I’d already read The Triffids by the same author, and was rather underwhelmed, so I’m really glad that I gave him a second chance!
HIDDEN GEM BOOK
Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth
iMPORTANT MOMENT IN YOUR READING LIFE
When I was about ten my mum read The Hobbit to me, one chapter a night until we’d read the whole thing. It was nice because we didn’t have the nicest relationship then, or rather, right after. It wasn’t the first fantasy book that I ever read, but it did spark a love affair that just will not dissipate!
& Sons by David Gilbert.
KINDS OF BOOKS THAT YOU WON’T READ
Erotica. I like my steamy scenes just like anyone else, but there has to be an actual story there too. The steamy bits need to be a part of the story and make sense in the story, rather than the whole book just being about sex.
LONGEST BOOK YOU’VE READ
I have no idea, but I’m going to hazard a guess at ‘The Wise Man’s Fear’ by Patrick Rothfuss, 994 pages of fantastic fantasy.
MAJOR BOOK HANGOVER BECAUSE OF
A Dance With Dragons After the Feast. I knew that when I finished the book there wasn’t another one in the series. It made me extremely reluctant to finish reading it, and it left me with a lot of questions. I may have moped about for a few days while I tried to recover.
NUMBER OF BOOKCASES YOU OWN
Personally I only have one, but it’s a huge one. AND the house has four or five shared out between all of us. I also have a bedside table that’s actually MADE of books.
ONE BOOK YOU HAVE READ MULTIPLE TIMES
I read everything that I own more than once. There’s no point in buying a book and reading it only once. That’s how I see it anyway. But if I have to answer, then I suppose the books that I read over and over again would be Sabriel by Garth Nix, The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss and American Gods by Neil Gaiman. Ask me that again next year and I might have a different answer!
What you can’t see in this image is the little charter marks covering the white bit, because they’re white and shiny and beautiful…
PREFERRED PLACE TO READ
Bed. It’s the only comfy place to sit in my room. But I read everywhere, walking up and down the kitchen, on the toilet, in the garden, in the shed. Anywhere really.
QUOTE THAT INSPIRES YOU
Take your pick. (Pick the one in the middle…)
Lately I’ve been splurging a bit on buying books and I sort of regret it. I’ve enjoyed reading all of them, but a lot of them have been read once and are now in a stack waiting to go to friends or the charity shop. I need to be more selective about which books I spend money on. Aside from that, I’m running out of space in my room to store all these books that I keep buying!
SERIES YOU STARTED AND NEED TO FINISH (ALL BOOKS ARE OUT IN THE SERIES)
The Women of the Underworld series by Kelley Armstrong. I lost track of them a few years back and stopped buying the new ones. I think I’m right in saying that all of them are out now, so I need to get the last few, or at least read them.
THREE OF YOUR ALL-TIME FAVOURITE BOOKS
The Hobbit, Sabriel and The Name of the Wind. They change round quite frequently because three is just too small a number! But these three are constantly in the top ten.
UNAPOLOGETIC FANGIRL FOR:
If you hadn’t noticed yet; Patrick Rothfuss, Neil Gaiman and Garth Nix! Oh and George R.R. Martin.
VERY EXCITED FOR THIS RELEASE MORE THAN ALL THE OTHERS
Clariel by Garth Nix. I read the Old Kingdom Trilogy when I was younger and to this day they are some of the best books that I’ve ever read. I’m excited and nervous for the next instalment to be on the shelves. Also, there’s a dragon on the cover. If that’s not exciting then I don’t know what is!
WORST BOOKISH HABIT
I leave bookmarks everywhere if that counts. Also, if I have a time limit on when to read a book, I sometimes just get put off the whole thing completely. Which can be irritating for library visits!
X MARKS THE SPOT: START AT THE TOP LEFT OF YOUR SHELF AND PICK THE 27TH BOOK:
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey (review and reading group)
YOUR LATEST BOOK PURCHASE
642 Things to Write About by The San Francisco Writers’ Grotto and Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
ZZZZZZ- SNATCHER BOOK (lAST BOOK THAT KEPT YOU UP WAY TOO LATE)
I tend to read at night anyway, so all of the books that I read keep me up at night. But the last book that I spent like two days reading solidly without stopping to eat or pee would be The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon. It’s very very good.