So, about two months ago, Emma tagged us in this. It has taken us this long to get to it. As always, we are sorry, and we’re getting to the backlog of things slowly but surely! If you guys haven’t already, you should check out her blog. She’s fantastic!
Caidyn will be in blue.
Chantel will be in purple.
1. Author you’ve read the most books from?
Shakespeare – 58
Agatha Christie – 39
J.K. Rowling – 7
Patrick Ness – 3
Junot Diaz – 3
2. Best sequel ever?
Okay, so while I’m technically first, Chantel filled this out early so she fucking filled in her answers and took good ones. But I’m agreeing (for once) with her about Harry Potter. But I think the best sequel of the series was Half-Blood Prince.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
3. Currently reading?
Right now, I’m reading Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore which is a book I doubt I’ll finish in the next few days.
4. Drink of choice while reading?
Coffee, wine, or beer.
Coffee when I drink it and cider.
5. E-reader or physical books?
Both, yo. I can’t choose.
Physical books but e-readers are way more convenient.
6. Fictional character you probably would have actually dated in high school?
I dated one person in high school and she was insane so I’ve vowed never again. But, if we had to go off that one person’s personality, I would honestly have to pick Joe from You. I wish I were kidding.
Me? Date in high school? Are you joking? Here’s what would’ve happened. I would’ve had an unrequited crush on Hermione Granger and watched heartbroken as she ran off with Ron. That’s my story.
It would have been better if she’d run off with Harry.
That’s not comforting at all.
7. Glad you gave this book a chance?
omg I don’t know. Uhm. I don’t know. I rarely like books that I give a chance since I know my reading likes/dislikes.
8. Hidden gem book?
Chameleon Moon by RoAnna Sylver. It’s indie published and the author is so sweet. I’ve talked with her a few times, tbh. She’s fantastic and the book is hella queer.
The Seafarer’s Kiss by Julia Ember. I rarely hear people talking about this book and I absolutely loved it. I mean, a bisexual mermaid. Who wouldn’t want to read this?
9. Important moment in your reading life?
I could count so many, dammit. I think it was when I was a stubborn shit of a five-year-old and proved to my mom I was ready to learn to read while she said I wasn’t since we weren’t learning in school yet.
I would like to say in March when Caidyn and I started this blog because I started reading more because of it.
10. Just finished?
At the moment, Become the Force by Daniel M. Jones. Pretty good if you want to read about different religions than the mainstream.
On Writing by Stephen King. It’s great, go read it.
You’ve read many books since then, yo.
This is so embarrassing. I actually just finished Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire, but I’m positive I’ll have finished another book by the time this gets published.
11. Kinds of books you won’t read?
Hyped books. I try to avoid them.
While I agree that I try to stay away from hyped books until the hype dies down, I am trying to broaden my horizons in reading across different genres.
12. Longest book you’ve read?
IT, which clocks in at over 1000 pages.
I’m almost positive it’s Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix which is 870 pages and trust me, it feels like it.
13. Major book hangover because of…?
The Book Thief. Like damn. That one gets me every time.
I would say The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller. That one hurt me.
14. Number of bookcases you own?
I use random things as bookcases, but I own four traditional ones. Then I also use a weird shelf thing for books and a filing cabinet.
I own two.
15. One book you have read multiple times?
Uhm many? The Book Thief, Harry Potter series, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Tale of Two Cities, Pride and Prejudice, etc.
Idyll Threats. Just re-read it last year and still loved it.
16. Preferred place to read?
Anywhere that’s comfortable. Couch, chair, bed, floor, desk at work.
In bed even if it’s awkward sometimes.
17. Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you read?
“He does something to me, that boy. Every time. It’s his only detriment. He steps on my heart. He makes me cry.”
I wish I kept better track of the quotes I like. Unfortunately, I don’t and I don’t want to go digging because work.
18. Reading regret?
Vanilla by Billy Merrel.
Adam by Ariel Schrag. I regret that shit so much especially because it was marketed as an LGBTQ+ book. IT IS NOT.
You will never get over that book.
Nope. Not when they plan on making a movie out of it.
19. Series you started and need to finish (all books are out in series)?
Obviously the book series wasn’t that great since I can’t remember any.
The Broken Empire series by Mark Lawrence. I read Prince of Thorns and need to read King of Thorns and Emperor of Thorns.
20. Three of your all-time favorite books?
- The Book Thief
- The Picture of Dorian Gray
- Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
Oh shit. I hate these questions.
- A Monster Calls
- We Are Okay
- Down Among the Sticks and Bones
21. Unapologetic fangirl/fanboy for?
Harry Potter. I don’t exactly fanboy over shit.
Thomas Lynch from Idyll Threats and Idyll Fears. Duh.
22. Very excited for this release – more than all the others?
Actually, I’m excited about The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy. I actually preordered it, too.
Omg, so many freaking books. Especially all of the queer lady pirate books. Here, just look at my list on Goodreads. I can’t name them all.
23. Worst bookish habit?
What Chantel says.
Not reading books I own and continue to buy more books.
24. X marks the spot: start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book.
Do you realize how much this sucks? I keep my books in A-Z order on most bookshelves. Then the shelves that aren’t like that are usually specialized. But fine. FINE.
The book I got was Suicide by Emile Durkheim. I’ve owned it for a few years now. I think I only bought it because Durkheim wrote it.
Why 27? It’s such a random number. Oh well.
The book was Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire a book I’d probably recommend to anyone and everyone.
25. Your latest book purchase?
When I preordered the book from question 22.
I bought The Love Interest and Leviathan Wakes for ten dollars. What a bargain.
And all those book packages you’ve been getting recently??? (Aka since you last answered this question.)
Again, embarrassing considering I just bought several books from Book Outlet and Book Depository. There are way too many to name. The last book I received was Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire.
26. ZZZ-snatcher (book that kept you up WAY late)?
I have a schedule where I go to sleep between 8-10 at night so I don’t really break that. But the only book I can think of was when I was way younger and on vacation when I read it. Which was Half-Blood Prince. And I was about 10 when this happened. So 11 years ago.