Bookish Survey

I love doing surveys like this, and revisiting them from years past. Here’s my 2022 version. Not much has changed from years past other than the what are you currently reading and what have you just finished questions. I hope you enjoy this post. Please feel free to join in the fun in the comments!!

Author you’ve read the most books from:

Nora Roberts – Did she write it? Then I read it!
J.D. Robb (Eve & Roarke, *sigh*)
Laurell K. Hamilton (Anita Blake & Merry Gentry series)
Debbie Macomber (Cedar Cove, Blossom Street, Midnight Sons, Dakota)
J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood series)
Johanna Lindsey (love me some Malory men!)

Best Sequel Ever:

When J.K. Rowling writes a (real) 8th Harry Potter book OR when Stephenie Meyer writes Renesmee & Jacob’s story.

Currently Reading:

Abandoned in Death by J.D. Robb
The Undoing by Jean Hanff Korelitz

Drink of Choice While Reading:

Iced Chai Tea Latte or Hot Chai Tea Latte, depending on the weather

E-reader or Physical Book?

Kindle – because I love having my entire library at my fingertips!

But I also love the smell of and the holding of a physical book!

Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:

Edward Cullen…oh wait! This is “reality” not “fantasy” so in that case…hmmm, I didn’t actually date anyone in high school, so I have NO idea. LOL!

Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:

Heaven and Hell: The Journey of Chris and Serena Davis by Kenneth Zeigler. (This still wins. Love this book!)

Hidden Gem Book:

Wings of a Dove by Elaine Barbeiri

Important Moment in your Reading Life:

When my grandmother introduced me to Harlequin and Silhouette…errr, I mean Romance books … and full disclosure, she never knew I read those little gems! She and her friends would pass around paper bags full of books. I’d sneak one every other day or so.

Just Finished:

The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Plantagenents: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England by Dan Jones
Made for Me by Kathryn R. Biel

Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:

Nonfiction Books about Wars
Self Help books

Longest Book You’ve Read:

Either The Plantegenets by Dan Jones or any of the Outlander books by Diana Gabaldon

Major book hangover because of:

Heaven and Hell: The Journey of Chris and Serena Davis by Kenneth Zeigler. I needed a few weeks to digest and meditate over the subject matter.

Number of Bookcases You Own:

Three – they hold all the books I couldn’t part with; all of them are from my pre-kindle days.

One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:

Wings of a Dove by Elaine Barbeiri. In my opinion, the epitome of a romance book.

Preferred Place To Read:

Outside in the shade of a tree.

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

“Fiction writing is more similar to acting than it is to any other art. It’s about inhabiting a character so completely, you forget yourself.” – Your Writing Teacher, @WritingChief

This isn’t from a book I read, rather it’s from someone I follow on Twitter. I think this is true whether you’re a writer, actor, or reader…if you can’t forget yourself, your problems, your surroundings while you’re reading, then you aren’t reading the right book!

Reading Regret:

That there are too many books out there to read and I know I will not have enough time to get through them all.

Series You Started And Need To Finish (all books are out in series):

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Three of your All-time Favorite Books:

Wings of a DoveTomorrow’s PromiseIrish Thoroughbred

Unapologetic Fangirl For:

Everyone I’ve listed so far…along with H.C. Elliston, Gemma Halliday, Sabrina Jeffries, Darcy Burke, Sara Ramsey…Seriously, I could go on and on and on…

Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:

Right now I’m so consumed with all the books I have on my TBR list, that I don’t even know what’s being released!

Worst Bookish Habit:

The “just one more page” syndrome.

X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:

Miss Peregrin’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (I haven’t finished it yet!)

Your latest book purchase:

Abandoned in Death by J.D. Robb

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

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood.

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