Might as well do this one.
Author you’ve read the most books from:
Does manga count? Because if so, I’ve read 58 books by Tite Kubo (Bleach). If not, it’s probably R.A. Salvatore, since I’ve read all of his Forgotten Realms books and a few of his own books — 35 in all. Huzzah for Goodreads helping me remember!
Best Sequel Ever:
Not sure on this one, really. I tend to forget the middles of series (and sometimes the endings too) and just remember the gist of the first book, so if we go by a situation where that isn’t the case, then I would say John C. Wright’s Titans of Chaos — third book in that series but extremely memorable for me. I wouldn’t really rate it as the ‘best’ in any other category, since I have some issues with the series itself, but it’s basically one long paradigm-vs-paradigm fight scene and I found it quite inspirational.
A Scattering of Jades, by Alexander C. Irvine. Not far into it and not sure if I’ll continue. Also, Y: The Last Man — Unmanned, because I can’t not be reading comic books too.
Drink of Choice While Reading:
Water, I guess? Or coffee. That’s pretty much all I drink.
E-reader or physical book?
Physical book at the moment — just because I am extremely distractible when it comes to anything that has an internet connection.
Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:
High school me really didn’t date, and since I read fantasy and sci-fi, a lot of the characters I like are kind of…unsuited to a high school situation. I guess, if I had been dating and any of the high school-applicable characters had been around, I might have dated Sam LaCroix from Hold Me Closer, Necromancer…
Glad You Gave this Book a Chance:
Gil’s All-Fright Diner, by A. Lee Martinez. I picked it up randomly and took it on a plane trip, planning to leave it in the airport if I didn’t like it. But it ended up being kind of fantastic — much better than his other books, which I read afterward.
Hidden Gem Book:
Not sure what this means. Stuff no one else has read? If so, then Teot’s War and Blood Storm by Heather Gladney. Wish she’d finished the trilogy!
Important Moment in Your Reading Life:
When my mother handed me the first Dragonlance trilogy, I guess. It was all adventure-fantasy from then on.
Red Seas Under Red Skies, by Scott Lynch. Good stuff. Also Wool, by Hugh Howey, which was interesting but didn’t really convince me to read further.
Kind of Books You Won’t Read:
I would say Romance, but then I did read a superhero romance (Phenomenal Girl 5, by A.J. Menden) and quite enjoyed it. But I only picked it out because of that superhero thing. I might read the rest of hers, but romance in general…..mleh.
Longest Book I’ve Read:
Probably one of the Wheel of Time books before I gave up on the series. So I’d guess it’s in the 7-800 range.
Major Book Hangover Because Of:
I went right from The Lies of Locke Lamora to its sequel, because damn. I also steamed with jealousy for a few days. It’s the world and the writing more than the story, if that makes sense. Just so deftly detailed.
Number of Bookcases You Own:
Just two. I keep most of my books in the public library. 😀
One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:
I really don’t read books multiple times. Too many other books to read.
Preferred Place to Read:
Anywhere without an internet connection, heh. Waiting rooms, lunch break — otherwise, as per E above, I am easily distracted.
Quote That Inspires/Gives the Feels:
I don’t… I don’t keep quotes either…. I feel inadequately prepared for this survey….
Reading all of Exile by Betsy Dornbusch. I should have just set it down once I started going ‘wtf?’ pretty steadily, but no, I had to finish it. And then I had to rant about it in my review. It was probably rude of me — especially since some of the problems I ranted about are problems I have in my own writing. You hate what you see in yourself, right?
Series You Started and Need to Finish:
Do I really need to finish Wheel of Time? Really? Nooooooo, I don’t wanna!
Hm, what else… I started Robin Hobb’s Tawny Man trilogy, so I should probably finish that. Or the ships one that goes between it and the Farseer trilogy. I should read Johnny and the Bomb to finish that Terry Pratchett trilogy. I should continue with D.J. MacHale’s Pendragon series. I should go back and reread The Last of the Renshai so I can figure out how many of those books I’ve already read and finish the ones I haven’t. I should whittle down the list of Discworld books that I haven’t yet gotten to. Heck, I should read the mid-series Poison Elves graphic novels I’ve had sitting on my shelf for years.
Oh! I should read Ashen Winter by Mike Mullins, since we have that now… And Abarat: Absolute Midnight… And…and….and…
Three of Your All Time Favorite Books:
House of Leaves, by Mark Z. Danielewski.
Succession, by Scott Westerfeld.
The Death of the Necromancer, by Martha Wells.
Unapologetic Fan Girl For:
Artemis Entreri. What? An author, not a character? But Entreri is the only reason I’m still reading R.A. Salvatore…
Very Excited For This Release:
Gotta jump on the bandwagon for The Republic of Thieves, by Scott Lynch. I think I still have a Lamora hangover. Damn the man!
Worst Bookish Habit:
Checking out books from the library, renewing them five or six times, but never actually reading them. I told you, I’m distractible!
X Marks the Spot: Start At Top Left and Pick the 27th Book on Your Shelf:
This Book Is Full of Spiders, by David Wong.
Your Latest Book Purchase:
Wool, by Hugh Howey.
The last book I stayed up past my bedtime for was Charon’s Claw, by….yeah…R.A. Salvatore. Shush, you! Though I have to say that I’m not pleased with where his new storyline (circa The Companions) is going. Ech ech ech ech ech.