A to Z Bookish Blogger Tag

Posted 4 November, 2016 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Uncategorized / 37 Comments

I found the A to Z Book Blogger Tag on Jamie @ Perpetual Page Turner – it’s a post from 2013, but it’s still accurate for me!

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Not my shelves – this is from a bookstore in Paris!

Author you’ve read the most books from:
Agatha Christie! I have read 57 novels by her, most of them during a summer I spent with an aunt at her cabin, on a small island in a fjord in Norway. And she brought boxes of books with her for me to read on the beach.

Best sequel ever:
Magic Binds (Kate Daniels #9) by Ilona Andrews!!

Currently reading:
Archangel’s Heart by Nalini Singh

Drink choice when reading:
That really depends where I am, and what time of the day it is. During the day, I prefer coffee or water, and if it’s Friday or Saturday late afternoon or in the evening, red wine 🙂

E-reader or Physical Book?
E-reader all the way! It doesn’t matter how many pages the book is, it’s still light and easy to hold with one hand, turn the pages with the flick of a finger, and I can choose if I need the backlight on or not 🙂 Plus, I can highlight parts I enjoy (or hate) to use for my fave quotes, and I can annotate my book without ruining it. Physical books are for adorning my shelves, and I try to be very careful when I read those!

Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:
Nick from The Chronicles of Nick by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. The reviews were either really good or really bad, and the way the writing was described, I wasn’t sure it would be for me. It so was! I loved that whole series so much, with the writing that’s really original, at least one character that I hated in the beginning, but grew to really love, and a dystopian world that is very dark and brings people to desperation.

Hidden Gem Book:
Bad Ex Karma by Donna Cummings. Actually, most of Cummings books are hidden gems – as not that many people know about them, but I find them to be funny, flirty, and still having subjects that mean something, as well as strong female characters I can identify with.

Important Moment in your Reading Life:
This is going to sound cheesy, but I think an important moment in my reading life was when I read Twilight by Stephenie Meyer, because it got me back to reading, and it also got me to search the internet for women like myself who are more mature fans of the series. Now, years later, we’re still friends online, and I have discovered so many new books thanks to them!

Just Finished:
Wicked Bond by Sawyer Bennett – what a hot ending to her Wicked Horse series!

Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:
I don’t think the kind of book I won’t read has been invented. I don’t read a lot of poetry, but I wouldn’t say I will absolutely not read poetry. The same for any other genre or kind of book I can think of.

Longest Book You’ve Read:
The Fiery Cross (Outlander #5) by Diana Gabaldon that little gem is 1’443 pages long. And I didn’t notice that when reading it thanks to my kindle!!

Major Book Hangover Because of:
Slammed. Because I was a wreck when that book was over. And still now, when I think about it, I get this heavy feeling in my heart… (of course, Slammed is by CoHo).

Number of Bookcases You Own:
Six! And I definitely need to expand.

One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:
Multiple as in more than twice? I can’t really think of one… possibly Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus, because I had to read it for more than one class, and so, I probably read it twice for the first class, and at least once for the second class.

Preferred Place To Read:
On the couch, with a nice blanket and the lights dimmed! Or in the summer, outside, preferably at a beach somewhere!

Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:
“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”  from The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.

Reading Regret:
I forced myself to read more than one of the Hush, Hush books because people kept telling me it got better, and in my opinion they actually didn’t get any better at all… Possibly even worse.

Series You Started And Need To Finish(all books are out in series):
The Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine. I have the last book (and I have ever since it was released) but because I don’t want the series to be over, I keep not wanting to read that last one. This way, the characters’ adventures just continue on for me 🙂

Three of your All-Time Favorite Books:
The Pilgrimage by Paulo Coelho, If I Stay by Gayle Forman and The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser.

Unapologetic Fangirl For:
Anything and everything CoHo and JA Huss, plus Michelle Mankin, Nalini Singh, Jill Shalvis, Victoria Dahl… the list could go on and on!

Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:
The Turn by Kim Harrison!! A prequel to her The Hollows series! *jumps up and down*

Worst Bookish Habit:
Requesting ALL the ARCs, then realizing I don’t have time to read my purchased books!

X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:
Cinderella by Colleen Hoover <3

Your latest book purchase:
Fling by Jana Aston <3

ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):
Mr. Mysterious by J.A. Huss. Huss always kills me, because it’s impossible to find the right place to put her books down! Also, this is a tie with Tempting Tempo by Michelle Mankin, because I couldn’t get my brain to switch off until I knew what would happen to Mel and Sager.

Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

About Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

Linda is an English as foreign language teacher and has a Master's degree in English Language and Literature. She's an avid reader, blogger, compulsive one-clicker and a genre omnivore. Ever since she learnt how to read she has been seen with a book or two in her hands everywhere she goes.

37 responses to “A to Z Bookish Blogger Tag

  1. Oh fun! I can see why this tag caught your eye. Enjoyed the A-Zs and your responses. I think Twilight was a first for me, too. It was the first time I read a YA and realized that adults could read the YA genre and love it, too. And Hush, Hush, leads me to add that not all YA is for me. LOL

    Great tag post, Lexxie!

  2. Berls

    So much to respond to, so I think I’ll say Yes! I agree with most of that!!! Lol. Gah I seriously need to read Michelle Mankin. And more Huss. Where do you find the time?! I think you’re a much faster reader than I am. Oh can I just say I squeeled a bit when I saw you like the Faerie Queen by Edmund Spencer? I love it! I did a senior thesis on it in undergrad. I’d probably be embarrassed by it now, but at the time I was quite proud 🙂 oh and Twilight was pretty significant for me and reading too. I think those books get too much of a bad rap. I know they aren’t the best writing, but I loved them 🙂

    Happy Friday!!! {Hugs}

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    • The Faerie Queene was one of my favorite compuslory readings, Berls. I just found it to be so interesting and well done – the allegories, the religious undertones, the quests, and the fact that some of the knights were female just made me love it!
      More Huss is a must, as is starting Mankin. I am a fast reader, and I have my kindle with me everywhere. Not five minutes are spent just waiting with nothing to do, Berls 🙂
      Happy Friday to you, too! {{{HUGS}}}

  3. Oh wifey, we have so much in common! But then I guess we both already knew that. 😉 Agatha Christie – I don’t think I’ve read 57 of her books but I used to read her, as a teen, like she was going out of style. 😉 I just picked up The Alchemist last week at my local used bookstore – the owner commented on what a great pick it was. 🙂 And I must read Nick! Of course, I’ve met him in the Dark Hunters series but I need to read his story. I’m thinking he might be a boy we’d have fought over as teens. 😉 LOL Luckily, since he’s ficticious, we can share. Right?!?
    Happy Friday!! I hope you’re having a fabulous day! **LOVE & BIG HUGS**

    Bookworm Brandee recently posted: New Release Review ~ Fling ~ Jana Aston
    • We have a lot in common? Oh my 🙂 I am very happy about those Goodreads shelves that help me keep track of all those books I’ve read – and by which author 🙂 It’s funny that you read her as if her books were the be all end al when you were a teen 😀
      Oh, I can’t wait to see what you’ll think of The Alchemist, Brandee. I find the philosophy and the perspective to be so amazing!
      Of course you have to get to know Nick as a teenager, too. And I hope we’ll never fight over a boy!!
      Happy Friday yourself, wifey! Love and miss you!! {{{BIG HUGS}}}

  4. Fun tag! That’s a lot of Christie books but the environment sounds great for reading! I’ve heard so much about the Ilona Andrews books. And Shatter Me- I’ve been thinking of reading those. And your Twilight story- nothing cheesy about that, I think anything that gets us into reading (and blogging!) is a good thing.

    Have a great weekend Lexxie!

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    • I like the garden when it’s nice out – but I think I could read most anywhere. Which is the main reason I always have my kindle with me so no five minutes are wasted.
      In the pool? Aren’t you afraid you’ll fall in? or even worse, your book will fall in??

  5. Such a fun post, I might swipe this one from you! I feel like Twilight opened a world of YA books for me I was never in a book slump but had been reading mostly chick-lit and thrillers. I was so excited to discover all the YA books that I never knew about.
    And Slammed, I’ll never forget that book. It spoke to me 🙂
    I haven’t read any of your 3 favourite books but I will try to sometime. And your worst bookish habit, I think most book bloggers can empathise with that. I know I can!

    • Yeah, that’s exactly it, Trish! I read mostly more serious fiction or romances, so YA and even something paranormal was very new to me. It opened up several new worlds to me!
      Slammed really spoke to me as well. It’s so well done, and the story so completely captivating. I think you’d really enjoy If I Stay, Trish. And the Pilgrimage is very philosophical and about self-discovery and spirituality. The Faerie Queene is written in verse, and it is homage to Queen Elizabeth, and there are knights, quests, moral, ethics – it’s really quite impressive.
      Haha, I know we all want the books first, right?

  6. Haha, could you imagine if those *were* your shelves?!

    57 books by one author?! I think the most I’ve ever read is 9. I’m just not much of an author person, and all my favorites are new authors and don’t have that many books out.

    I’m so glad to see you pick ebooks! I love them for all the same reasons, plus I can read at night in bed with the lights off 😀 Physical books are nice to have, but for actually reading, I do prefer ebooks.

    Funny you mention Shatter Me, I just got my email notification tonight that the ebook is available for me from my library since I was on the hold list lol. Except I might have too many review copies at the moment, but I do plan to give the book a try soon!

    This is a fun tag. I just might have to do this one!

    Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight recently posted: Book Review: The Moonlight Market by Aidee Ladnier
    • I guess if I had grown up later, most of my books would be by newer authors as well, Kristen. I think it is nice that my aunt introduced me to Agatha Christie, because she knew I’d read anything I got my hands on. Plus the mysteries were almost always impossible to figure out – due to characters keeping things to themselves, and the narrator hiding stuff from the reader 😀
      You’re right, reading at night with the lights off is another plus for e-books! I do own quite a bit of physical books, too though. Several of my favorite contemporary authors have their own shelves, and I have signed books on those 🙂
      OOh! I can’t wait to see what you’ll think of Shatter Me!! If you enjoy the first novel, I really think you should read the novellas as well as the rest of the novels – they bring a lot of extra information I think is important when it comes to character growth.

  7. Oh my goodness, I LOVE this post! I may have to do this tag myself, because it is great! I love that there is such a variety of questions, from personal to bookish! I am soooo guilty of over-ARCing and then not having time for books I bought! I have gotten a wee bit better, but what am I even saying because i just got 6 more eARCs on Friday, AND several pre-orders in the mail ? Also, SIX shelves?! I want to seeeeee! Six shelves is rather impressive! I also LOVE your answer for favorite beverage! I concur, only sub out red for white 😉 Thanks so much for sharing, it was so fun to read!

    Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight recently posted: Does Social Media Competence Equal Blog Success?
    • WooHoo! Go for it, Shannon 🙂 I loved the fact that there were both bookish and personal questions, too. And I love to have some posts like this during the year so that things become a little more up close and people get to know me.
      Over-ARCing! I love that word!! I have 30 ARCs for books that won’t be released until next year! But I really need to stop this craziness…
      Thanks for stopping by!!

  8. I’ll be doing this book tag I think…it might take a few days to answer all the questions though! I’ve kept the last book of quite a few series for ages because I don’t want it to end! I also need to finish the Morganville Vampires…I’ve only read the first one!!!

  9. I loved this post and reading your answers!! I got into Twilight as an adult too…although I read it just after HP so I credit those for getting me back into reading. Regardless, Twilight got me into paranormal books and really fueled my love of reading and I’ll never forget or regret that! I might just do this book tag too ♥

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows Reviews recently posted: Stacking the Shelves *55*
    • I *still* haven’t read HP, I think I’m keeping the whole series for a rainy day or something…
      Twilight got me back to reading for pleasure, and I will forever be happy about that 🙂 I hope you will do the tag, Micheline, I love getting to know my blogger friends better 😉

  10. Now this is what I call a long tag but I’m glad you could love it so much! And wow, 57 books by the same author is so many! I have read an Agatha Christie before but only the one – I really want to read more though because I loved it. I’m impressed an author can write that many. And yay for Twilight bringing you back into reading <3 I love that series. Also, e-reader is not often the choice of favourite but I'm glad you love it. I LOVE my kindle too, but I have equal love for my physical copies 😀

    Olivia Roach recently posted: Soul Finder [Book Review & Giveaway!]
    • Yeah, it is a very long tag, but it was fun to do! And I love sharing some more personal stuff about myself every now and then 🙂
      Agatha Christie was my go-to author for quite a while, and I find her mysteries to be genius.
      I love physical copies for my shelves, but for reading, I prefer my kindle, because it’s just so handy!

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