I stole this meme from my friend Ros Clarke, because I liked it and I knew she wouldn’t mind 🙂
Some of these I can’t answer because I honestly have no clue about things like the longest book I’ve read.
A. Author You’ve Read The Most Books From: John D. MacDonald
B. Best Sequel Ever: Hmmm… Nightmare in Pink or Dark Hollow
C. Currently Reading: Secrets on the Sand by Roxanne St. Claire
D. Drink of Choice While Reading: Infused water (lemon or watermelon) or iced tea
E. E-Reader or Physical Books: eReader. It used to be kindle, but I’ve been trending toward iPad of late.
F. Fictional Character You Would Have Dated In High School: The only “boy” I ever had a crush on in books in high school were the Greasers of S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders.
G. Glad You Gave This Book A Chance: The Inn at Lake Devine by Elinor Lipman
H. Hidden Gem Book: I don’t know any adult books I’d call hidden gems, but there are children’s books, like Mary Stewart’s The Little Broomstick or George MacDonald’s The Princess and the Goblin that no one reads any longer that are really worth another look.
I. Important Moments of Your Reading Life: I was a huge fan of Arthurian legend as a child. After I read Mary Stewart’s Arthurian books, I searched out her other work, which was how I discovered the Gothic genre, which is still one of my absolute favorites.
J. Just Finished: Molly O’Keefe’s Between the Sheets.
K. Kinds of Books You Won’t Read: Noir. I read it when I was younger, but now it just depresses the hell out of me.
L. Longest Book You’ve Read: I have no idea. Moby Dick, The Grapes of Wrath, and My Antonia all seemed interminable to me, but they’re not physically that long.
M. Major Book Hangover Because Of: Guy Gavriel Kay’s Tigana. This gave me a reading AND writing hangover. For a long time, I thought I should just give up writing (I was writing epic fantasy at the time) and not bother reading anything else since I’d reached the epitome.
N. Number of Bookcases You Own: Most of mine are half-height, but I have a lot of those, so I will go with about 6 full or 12 half.
O. One Book That You Have Read Multiple Times: John Connolly’s Every Dead Thing
P. Preferred Place to Read: I usually have more than one book going. The bed/bath book and the purse book which travels with me.
Q. Quote From A Book That Inspires You: I actually have a whole Pinterest board of these!
R. Reading Regret: Moby Dick.
S. Series You Started and Need to Finish: I have the most recent Blackbird Sisters mystery by Nancy Martin but haven’t gotten around to reading it.
T. Three Of Your All-Time Favourite Books: I am going with authors, not books. Jane Austen, John Connolly, Oscar Wilde.
U. Unapologetic Fangirl For: Roxanne St. Claire, Molly O’Keefe, John Connolly
W. Worst Bookish Habit: Inability to turn the light off until I’ve finished the book. (Stole this straight from Ros, but it’s so true.)
V. Very Excited For This Release More Than Any Other: Whatever the next John Connolly book is after the one I am reading. Right now, having just finished the ARC of The Wolf in Winter, I have a long time to wait and no idea of the title.
X. Marks The Spot (Start On Your Bookshelf And Count to the 27th Book): Caxton’s Malory (Le Morte DArthur)
Y. Your Latest Book Purchase: I tend to buy loads of books at once, so that’s a tough one. Eliminating ARCs, freebies, etc, probably Carolyn Crane’s Into the Shadows.
Z. ZZZ-Snatcher (last book that kept you up WAY late): Molly O’Keefe’s Between the Sheets. (Though, to be fair, whatever the last book I read is is likely to be the last book that kept me up since I can’t sleep until I finish a good book!)