Last week my husband went to China and he brought me back some goodies! Most women want knock-off Coach bags but I already have a really expensive Japanese brand purse so… I didn’t really need fake 😛 I didn’t really ask for anything specific, and this is what he brought back for me. I am IN LOVE with the bookmark. He was pretty proud of himself for getting it for me, which I thought was adorable. ‘Because you read so much!’ he said when he gave it to me. The pen he got because he COULD NOT leave China without getting SOMETHING panda… he wanted to get a stuffed panda, but we have so many Mamegoma’s that we don’t really need MORE stuffed things… hahaha.
So I’m glad he’s back, but he goes to Singapore next weekend and I wish SO BADLY that I could go with him. Unfortunately I have to work and the flight is long + expensive. Boo! But I AM on vacation this week (sucks that it doesn’t line up with EITHER of his trips!)
Anyway~ I’ve seen this cute book survey floating around the blog, started on The Perpetual Page-Turner, and I wanted to fill it out (I used to do these things ALL the time on livejournal!) so here we go~
Author you’ve read the most books from:
According to Goodreads it’s Joanna Campbell, but I read all those books in like, middle school. My most-read author post-middle school is Scott Westerfeld.
Best Sequel Ever:
I honestly don’t know. I don’t read a lot of books that have just a ‘sequel’ and most of the time I love entire series as a whole. Can’t think of anything for this!
Drink of Choice While Reading:
Coffee, Water or Vanilla Coke
E-reader or Physical Book?
Honestly, I’m 50-50 on this. I love my Kindle, but I also love physical copies. I usually read one book on my kindle (to read while commuting/ at work) and then one physical (at home). I did once publicly declare that I’d quit reading before I converted to ebooks and then I DID quit reading (buying book sin Japan is just too expensive). So I bought a kindle. I love it.
Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:
Logan from The Summer I Became a Nerd. I actually did date guys like him, hahaha!
Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:
Feed by Mira Grant. I am TERRIFIED of zombies. Legit fear of my LIFE. But I make myself watch (some) zombie movies for ‘just incase’. I read this book because I was hoping it would help me face my fears. Instead it just reinforced that what I’m doing is RIGHT (zombie movies CAN save our lives in the future!). This book was amazing and a huge mindfuck and not as about zombies as I thought. I’m SO glad that I read it!!!
Hidden Gem Book:
Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne. This book took me by surprise, it was so good and the characters are AMAZING!
Important Moment in your Reading Life:
Working in a bookstore!!! I basically began to read YA when I started working there and seriously got back into reading.
Just One Day — Gayle Forman (don’t hate me for my review guys!)
Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:
Erotica, urban romance, high fantasy, technical sci-fi, middle-grade.
Longest Book You’ve Read:
Outlander — Diana Gabaldon (all 870 pages of it)
Major book hangover because of:
Clockwork Princess — Cassandra Clare
I STILL HAVE BOOK HANGOVER AND IT’S BEEN SINCE MARCH!!!!!!!!
Number of Bookcases You Own:
I own a few but they’re at my parents house in the USA… in Japan I don’t have any, I just have some bookends holding my books up on my table. No space and they’re too annoying to move with. When we go back to the USA for good I’m going to get an ENTIRE WALL of bookshelves (or just a really big one…)
One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:
A Separate Peace — John Knowles
Preferred Place To Read:
Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:
“… I thought no one would want to listen to me. I thought they’d laugh if I talked about things like life. But George is different… those kids at the studio are different… after all, they are living the life they’ve chosen for themselves. I wish I was like them. I wish I could live like them…” — Hayasaka ‘Caroline’ Yukari – Paradise Kiss
I regret that I quit reading after I moved back to Japan. I kept up with it for a bit, but then my reading went to the wayside until a couple of years ago… I missed out on so much!
Series You Started And Need To Finish(all books are out in series):
The Matched trilogy — Ally Condie
The second book bored me SO much and I don’t want to pay full price for the last book if it also bores me… so I’m still waiting for a sale.
Three of your All-Time Favorite Books:
Unapologetic Fangirl For:
Scott Westerfeld. I read that mans tweets between books because I am just like I NEED HIS WORDS IN MY LIFE.
Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:
The Retribution of Mara Dyer — Michelle Hodkin
Worst Bookish Habit:
Buying books and not reading them? Hahaha, Is this a bad habit?
X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:
False Memory — Dan Krokos
Your latest book purchase:
Just ordered The Passage, Throne of Glass & The Duff. WAITING FOREVER FOR THEM TO ARRIVE.
ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):
Just One Day by Gayle Forman. I was waiting for it to blow me away and kept reading until 3am. Sadly, the blowing away never happened.