I'm so glad of the opportunity to talk about lots of different books!
Author you’ve read the most books from:According to the 'most read authors' Goodreads tab it is *drum roll* Agatha Christie! 60 books. I had to at least read all the Poirot novels!
Best Sequel Ever:Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta was particularly amazing. No sequel slump there!
Currently Reading:Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas. Paola from A Novel Idea! convinced me to start the series (and the author has a book signing we are going to at the end of August!!!) and I'm so glad I did, this series is fabulous!
Drink of Choice While Reading:Hmm, I really like ice water but probably tea or hot chocolate when it starts getting cold out.
E-reader or Physical Book?This is so sad, but right now, with the ease of holding and carrying an e-reader, I really prefer to read books on one. Hardcover books lately are just so unwieldy. I need to get a book holder to read while I'm having a meal!
Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:Um, thanks to Paper Cuts, I'm in a Northanger Abbey mood, so I'll say sweet, teasing Henry Tilney. If you thought I would say Mr. Rochester from Jane Eyre, I'm obviously marrying him after high school.
Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier. It has a lot that I like in a story, but with my large TBR pile it was kinda a whim that led me to read it recently. And it was so good!! My review of the first and second book should be up next week. And there's a German film adaptation of it, that I wish I could get my hands on!
Hidden Gem Book:The Actor and the Housewife by Shannon Hale - such a gorgeous read, and I got so emotional over it!
Important Moment in your Reading Life:I think it's when I picked up The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain the second time my freshman year of high school. The first time I must have been 10 or so, and I couldn't get into it, but when I picked it up again, I fell in love with the characters and the humor and with the excellent story development of Classic literature in general. After that I started picking up a bunch of Classic novels. (which led me to Jane Eyre, but that's a whole other story.)
Just Finished:Grave Mercy by Robin LaFever. Still have to write my review, but it was very good! Thanks to Audiobook Sync that I got a copy!
Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:Anything strongly political, war stories, gritty realism, overly religious
Longest Book You’ve Read:Vanity Fair by William Thackeray 848pp I think - I'm too lazy to do the Goodreads thing and check.
Major book hangover because of:Blackmoore by Julianne Donaldson. SOO GOOD!! It made my heart hurt (a good kind of hurt) for days!
Number of Bookcases You Own:3, and I definitely need more!
One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Preferred Place To Read:My room in my comfy chair. I get too distracted outdoors.
Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:Well from a recent read this is probably my favorite quote from Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta:
"She remembers the nights you lay with her when she worried about something happening to you. 'What would I do without you?' she would cry. Do you remember your response, Captain Trevanion? 'What needs to be done, Beatriss.'"
Something about that mantra "What needs to be done." (which is recurring in the book) and the inner strength needed to bear it really touches me. I would love to have that kind of fortitude.
Reading Regret:Probably that I'm not more well-read. I would like to read more Classic literature (and I am participating in the 50 book Classics Club challenge so that's a start) because there are so many really great books I would like to read and appreciate. YA books are so fun though and easy to get through!
Series You Started And Need To Finish(all books are out in series):Well the Lumatere Chronicles - but I'm waiting to finish Quintana of Charyn with some other bloggers so we can support each other through the pain of saying goodbye.
Three of your All-Time Favorite Books:Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Austenland by Shannon Hale
Faith of the Fallen by Terry Goodkind