Bookish Alphabet

This seemed like fun, so I stole it from HiddenStaircase. It’s rather self explanatory.

Author You’ve Read The Most Books From
Either Janet Evanovich or Sandra Brown. Don’t judge me. I am a voracious reader of all sorts.

Best Sequel Ever
A Wolf at the Table by Augusten Burroughs. Though technically not a sequel, it was the second book of his that I read about his family, and it is amazing. The portrait he paints of his father is chilling. And yet, I read Look Me in the Eye by his older brother John Elder Robison and, according to him, their father is totally sane. Nonetheless, they’re both great books.

Currently Reading
Unabrow: Misadventures of a Late Bloomer by Una LaMarche. It’s absolutely hilarious. Also: a manuscript for work, Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt, and The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley, though I admit I haven’t picked up either of the last two in a while.

Drink of Choice While Reading
Depends on what and when I’m reading. A beer goes well with Una Lamarche. Tea was my drink of choice when reading Harry Potter (probably because I was always up into the early morning devouring them). Hot chocolate and/or coffee with a splash of maple whiskey is good for a Sunday morning read.

E-Reader or Physical Books

Poorly Drawn Lines - Books 4 Lyfe

Credit: Poorly Drawn Lines.

Fictional Character You Would Have Dated In High School
I probably wouldn’t have dated him, but I would have loved Jacob Jankowski from afar.

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Glad You Gave This Book A Chance
All My Friends are Superheroes by Andrew Kaufman. I bought it because I had a discount code from Coach House Books and it has a great title, but I loved it. It has a very sweet message.

Hidden Gem Book
Silk by Alessandro Baricco. Such a beautiful little novel. I was waiting for a friend in her living room and picked it from her overflowing bookshelf. His prose is stunning.

SilkImportant Moments of Your Reading Life
Realizing that I could make a living reading, producing, and promoting books.

Just Finished
The entire Harry Potter series. I started February 1, hunted them all down, and finished mid-April. I miss them.

Kinds of Books You Won’t Read
I’ve tried and tried to read biographies, but they’re so dry. It’s very rare that I’ll pick one up. Memoirs, however, are one of my favourite genres to read. They’re so much more personal.

Longest Book You’ve Read
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. It’s a tome.

Major Book Hangover Because Of
Still Alice by Lisa Genova. It terrified me. Still does. It’s an incredible story, though.

Still Alice

Number of Bookcases You Own
Technically I have one, but it’s packed and there are stacks of books all around it. If I count my books at my parent’s house I have another one, plus boxes and boxes of kids books, novels and texts (degree in English), and all the books I couldn’t part with when I moved house from Manitoba to BC.

One Book That You Have Read Multiple Times
The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. I read it a few times as a child, then again in 2005 when the movie remake came out. I plan to read it again this year for my book challenge, but I haven’t been able to track down a copy I want to buy yet.

Preferred Place to Read
In my lime green chair with my feet up.

Quote From A Book That Inspires You/Gives You Feels

“So we beat on, boats against the current borne back ceaselessly into the past.” —The Great Gatsby

Reading Regret
That I’ll never read all the books I want to, or should. I haven’t read nearly as many classics as I’d like, and there’s no possible way I’ll ever read every book that interests me.

All the things

Series You Started and Need to Finish
The Chronicles of Narnia. I think I stopped reading them after The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

Three Of Your All-Time Favourite Books
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
Let’s Pretend this Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

Unapologetic Fangirl For
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. They’re reimagined fairy tales in a dystopian world! Cinderella, Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Snow White are all reinvented and totally bad ass. I can’t wait for Winter to be released later this year.

Very Excited For This Release More Than Any Other
Like Kristi over at HiddenStaircase, I, too, am extremely excited for the release of Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson. Just look at the cover! It’s going to be amazeballs.

Furiously Happy

Worst Bookish Habit
I tend to read like crazy for weeks at a time, putting down my book(s) only to work or sleep, but then I go through lulls where it takes me three weeks to finish a relatively short and easy read. I wish I had the brain power to read like a demon all the time.

X Marks The Spot (Start On Your Bookshelf And Count to the 27th Book)
Cadillac Couches by Sophie B. Watson. It’s in my To Be Read pile.

Cadillac Couches

Your Latest Book Purchase
From Munro’s Books in Victoria I purchased:
Unabrow by Una Lamarche
The Piano Shop on the Left Bank by Thad Carhart
One More Thing by B.J. Novak
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin


and on the same day I got a copy of Gut by Guilia Enders from work.

ZZZ-Snatcher (last book that kept you up WAY late)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling. I wanted to finish the series before the weekend so I didn’t resent my plans, so I stayed up until 3.30 am. Totally worth it.


One response to “Bookish Alphabet”

  1. Fabulous list! I just bought AJ Fikry the other day. I actually have several others you’ve mentioned here just waiting for me – I have such a huge pile of books to read. I need to quit checking books out from the library and read the ones waiting for me here at home. 😉

Don’t be afraid. I won’t smite you. Probably.

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