Bookish Talk: A to Z Survey

bookish talk : a to z survey

Credit: Perpetual Page Turner

This A- Z list of bookish preferences originated on Perpetual Page Turner’s book blog in 2013 and was reignited as a book tag in 2020. I haven’t been tagged, but I thought this was a fun list to complete.

My A to Z Bookish Picks:

A – Author you’ve read the most books from:

Miranda Lee (56 books)

B – Best Sequel Ever:

Lucky, the sequel to Chances by Jackie Collins

C – Currently Reading:

Too many books to mention, but Patricia Vaughan’s A Murmur of Rain stands out.

D – Drink of Choice While Reading:

Water, Sparkling Ice Flavored Water, or Grape Crystal Light

E E-reader or Physical Book?

My heart, soul, and senses say physical books! But my aging eyes say e-reader. That resizable font helps!

F – Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:

Any blond-haired romance hero who would have bothered to ask. Heck, I’d have taken a cute brunet or redhead, too. Nobody asked!

G – Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:

A Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire Book 1 by G. R. R. Martin

H – Hidden Gem Book:

Frank Yerby’s The Girl From Storyville

I – Important Moment in your Reading Life:

In the 2nd grade, after a year of ESL classes and two years of speech therapy, I was put in the Enriched English group. My teacher praised my fluid reading skills, and I’ve been a proud book nerd ever since then.

J – Just Finished:

Once More With Feeling by Nora Roberts. Review coming soon!

K – Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:

  • Modern “critically acclaimed” Literary Fiction
  • Dinosaur or Dolphin Shifter Gang Bang Erotica
  • Technical Manuals

L – Longest Book You’ve Read:

Longest Fiction:

The Stand (The Uncut Author’s Edition) by Stephen King, 1472 pages!

(Note: Editors are helpful and work for big-name writers and publishers for a very good reason!)

Longest Romance:

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, 850 pages

M – Major book hangover because of:

Sidney Sheldon’s Rage of Angels. Wow, what a book, fascinating and emotionally riveting.

N – Number of Bookcases You Own:

10, and they’re still not enough to hold all my books, plus my daughter’s and my husband’s. Most of my books are in boxes and bins, and some are missing behind furniture.

O – One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:

10 Little Monkies Jumping on the Bed

If you have children in your life, you know this book by heart. It’s not complicated. The same thing happens on every page.

P – Preferred Place To Read:

Lying in bed with plenty of comfy pillows.

Q – Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:

“Why me? Why would you want me?” she asked in bewildered frustration.

“You–you make everything else so unimportant… I’ve never had much direction in my life, nothing I wanted to devote myself to until you held my hand and sat with me when I prayed I would die. Just wanting to hear your voice made me fight to get through the hell of each day. I loved you before I even saw your face.”

Rebel Vixen by Dana Ransom

R – Reading Regret:

Going long stretches (years) without reading new fiction books because of depression.

S – Series You Started And Need To Finish (all books are out in series):

Johanna Lindsey‘s Malory-Anderson Series

T – Three of your All-Time Favorite Books:

U – Unapologetic Fangirl For:

Crappy Zebra romances with glorious covers

V – Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:

Nothing new in the romance genre excites me much at this moment. Although that may change soon after I sort my TBR list.

W – Worst Bookish Habit:

Reading too many books at once and not finishing them all!

X – XMarks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:

Clive Barker, Books of Blood, Volume I

Y – Your latest book purchase:

Belinda by Anne Rice (for the glorious Pino stepback cover)

Z – ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):

Thrawn: Ascendency Greater Good by Timothy Zahn

Your Opinion

How about you? What answers would you supply for any of the letters? Tell us about your bookish reads–romance or non-romance-related.

As always, please, drop a comment, and let’s talk romance (or other genres)!

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About Jacqueline Diaz

Old-School, retro, and vintage romance reads are my jam, baby! The good, the bad, the cheesy, and the sleazy! I have no shame about it; I love ’em! An auto-didact, amateur historian, and reader of romance novels since 1990, I hope to offer a unique perspective on the genre. As a blogger, you may know me by several names; here, I’m Jacqueline Diaz. I’m also the aspiring author of two works-in-progress, historical romances, The Savage Noble and What She Says with Her Eyes, which hopefully will be released in 2023.

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