Author You Read the Most Often:
Christopher Moore. I’ve read everything he’s written. Some are better than others, but all of them are the definition of ingenious.
Dodger – Terry Pratchett
Fictional Character You Would Absolutely Date:
This one took me a while. I kept thinking of different fictional men, and then immediately thinking of their downfalls. (Can’t help it. I’m a cynic at heart). The truth is not even fictional dreamboats are perfect. But if I could choose any, I’d pick George Emerson from A Room With a View. Passionate. That’s all there is to it.
Character You Most Identify With:
Emma Morley – One Day. No question. Sometimes I wonder if David Nicholls was following me around while he was writing this novel.
Hidden Gem Book:
Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen. I like to think of it as her forgotten novel. No one ever seems to remember it when discussing her books, yet it’s one of my favorites. And give me Mr. Tilney over Mr. Darcy any day!
The Arrivals – Melissa Marr. Interesting concept. People with dubious pasts from all over time end up in an alternate world and have to choose which side of good they want to be on.
Longest Book You’ve Read:
Pillars of the Earth – Ken Follett. It’s roughly twice the length of HP: Deathly Hallows. Don’t get me wrong. It’s one of my all time favorite books. But set aside a considerable length of time if you’re going to start it.
Number of Bookcases You Own:
Four. And none of them match.
A Book You Have Read Multiple Times:
The Harry Potter series. I generally crack them open at least every other year or so. I never get tired of them.
Quote that Inspires You:
“It is not in doing what you like, but in liking what you do. That is the secret of happiness.” – J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
Series You Started And Need To Finish(all books are out in series):
I really hate starting something and not finishing it. So this isn’t really a problem for me.
Three of your All-Time Favorite Books:
A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
Lamb – Christopher Moore
The Princess Bride – William Goldman
(Honorable Mention) – Killing Yourself to Live – Chuck Klosterman
Three of your All-Time Least Favorite Books:
World Without End – Ken Follett (More like book without end.)
Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man – James Joyce (I can’t. I just…can’t.)
Unapologetic Fangirl For:
Harry Potter. I mean… come on. There was never anyone else for me.
Worst Bookish Habit:
I always skip ahead to the end. I can’t help it. I’ve tried to stop, but I just can’t. It’s a real problem.
X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:
The Way We Live Now – Anthony Trollope
Favorite Quotes About Books:
"You must write every single day of your life. You must lurk in libraries, and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes, and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads. May you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world." -- Ray Bradbury
Favorite Book from Childhood:
The Phantom Tollbooth – Norton Juster
A Book You Haven’t Read and Have No Intention of Ever Reading:
The Fault in Our Stars – John Greene. Don’t get me wrong. He’s an amazing writer. An Abundance of Katherines is one of my favorites. But no. I will never read this one. Ever.
The Nerdiest Book You Have Ever Read:
The Dragonlance Series – Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. And you know what? No shame.
Favorite Non-fiction Novel:
Killing Yourself to Live – Chuck Klosterman. I would say Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer, but this one just barely nudges it out of the top spot.