A to Z Bookish Questions
Borrowed from Kara at Flowers of Quiet Happiness
Author you've read the most books from: I'm not sure, but I think it might be Lynn Austin. I read almost all of her books.
Best sequel ever: Well, maybe not the best (and I know many people will not agree with me), but certainly a remarkable one was Scarlett by Alexandra Ripley. Just because it gave us a chance to spend more time with Scarlett and Rhett and for them to have a happy (happier?) ending.
Currently reading: Slowly making my way through He knew he was right by Anthony Trollope and just about to start on Jane Austen's First Love by Syrie James
Drink of choice while reading: Tea all the time!
E-reader or physical book: Both. I love reading physical books, but an e-reader gives me the opportunity to have access to much more books (through NetGalley for example or free ebooks.
Fictional character you probably would have actually dated in high school? I was in love with Byron Sully from Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman during my high school period, but he's not (really) from a book. I was also very much enamored by Berton de Fleur from the Dutch children (I think we would call it YA now) book Geef me de ruimte! by Thea Beckman
Glad you gave this book a chance: The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien. I tried reading this two times, the first time I didn't get very far, but the second time I finished it and enjoyed it so much. Yes, there's a lot of detail, but if you look beyond that, there are great stories in this book!
Hidden gem book: Promise me this by Cathy Gohlke
Just finished: For such a time by Kate Breslin. Amazing and very thought-provoking.
Kind of books you won't read: Erotica and horror. I also hardly ever read Dutch literature or suspense/mystery, but I can't say I 'won't' ever read these.
Longest book you've read: If Lord of the Rings counts as one book, then most likely that one. Otherwise probably something by Dickens or Eliot.
Major book hangover because of: Cress by Marissa Meyer. Just the thought of having to wait so long before I knew how the story would go on....
Number of bookcases you own: Just one, but it's very full and it's high time for a second one!
One book you read multiple times: Arena by Karen Hancock
Preferred place to read: I can read almost everywhere, but I really like reading in the garden when it's summer or in the train
Quote you like from a book you read: “I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo.
"So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” (Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien)
It's a very well-known one, but it never fails to inspire me.
Reading regret: So many books, so little time...
Series you started and need to finish: The Staff and the Sword series by Patrick Carr. I really loved the first book, A cast of stones
Three of your all time favorite books: Sense and sensibility by Jane Austen, Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien and The well of lost plots by Jasper Fforde
Unapologetic fangirl for: Jane Austen, Tolkien and Jasper Fforde
Very excited for this release more than all the others: Winter from Marissa Meyer
Worst bookish habit: Forgetting to return by library books in time!
X marks the spot: I often buy bookmarks as souvenirs. At the moment I have a really nice Art Nouveau one from Brussels.
Your latest book purchase: Well, not a purchase really as it was a free ebook, but Wildwood Creek by Lisa Wingate
Zzzz snatcher book: Not so much zzz snatcher as work-time snatcher, but this week I was reading For such a time by Kate Breslin during the incubation times at my job (I work in a laboratory and in some experiments you have multiple 'waiting-steps' of 5 minutes. You can't really do anything useful in 5 minutes, so I usually read on my Kindle-app during those times) Especially the last quarter of this book is nail-bitingly exciting, so I kept wanting to read on in stead of go on with my experiment! (The experiment did end up succeeding though, just in case you were wondering...)