I saw this bookish meme originally over at Green Gourmet Giraffe aaaaaages ago, so thought BlogJune was as good a time as any to dig it up and have a bash myself. Feel free to join me.
Be warned, I cheated a bit and got rid of questions I thought were a bit stupid or didn’t have an answer for, so if you’re a completist, please click over to Johanna’s post.
And if you’d like to be kept up to date with books I read in a social media way, I do Good Reads.
Author you’ve read the most books from: At a guess, Peter Carey. Of my favourite authors, he’s the one that’s been around the longest, so I’m drawing a conclusion that he’s written the most novels.
E-reader or Physical Book? Both, but I generally only use my Kindle when I’m travelling or when the waiting list at the library is long and I’m desperate to get my hands on something NOW.
Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School: It’s not from a book, but I’m pretty sure I actually DID date Jordan Catalano.
Important Moment in your Reading Life: I distinctly remember my older sister coming home from school and teaching me how to read. I would have been 3 or so.
Longest Book You’ve Read: Maybe Wolf Hall. Or Gone With The Wind. Or the last Obernewtyn Chronicles book (or was that just how it felt…). I try to only read huge novels in e because I have form for knocking myself in the head with big books. Hardcovers hurt.
Preferred Place To Read: Bed.
Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read: Can’t think of anything off the top of my head, but it’d likely be either Peter Carey or Kazuo Ishiguro. Those dudes can write.
Reading Regret: A few years ago Gav convinced me to re-read The Catcher In The Rye after I told him how much I’d hated it when I had to study it in Year 11. And you know what? Still hated it.
Series You Started And Need To Finish: The Obernewtyn Chronicles. I started reading these more or less when they came out and twenty-odd years later I’m still waiting for the bloody thing to end. And the thing that irks me is that the number of books keeps growing (and the publication date keeps getting pushed back by years) but the books have gotten progressively worse since book 4 but I JUST NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS.
Unapologetic Fangirl For: Harry Potter. Scandi crime. John Green.
Very Excited For This Release: The final book in the Mortal Instruments series, City of Heavenly Fire (actually, this came out last week and is in my Kindle waiting for me to finish Alif the Unseen). I’m DYING to get into it.
Worst Bookish Habit: I turn page corners down. In library books. Yes, I am a librarian.
Your latest book purchase: City of Heavenly Fire. But I rarely buy books at all these days for myself, this is probably the first in at least six months.