About Reading A-Z

Author You’ve Read the Most Books From: Ken Follet, maybe, or Jonathan Kellerman.

Best Sequel: The Century Trilogy by Ken Follet

Currently Reading: Last Summer Boys by Bill Rivers and it is excellent!

Drink Choice While Reading: I usually read while I eat so iced tea, mostly.

E reader or physical book: I have many physical books but I mostly save them to carry with me to read while traveling or waiting. My Kindle is my favorite. It is hands free and easier for my aging eyes to see with the light.

Fictional character you probably would have dated in high school: Probably someone like Sodapop Curtis from The Outsiders.

Glad You Gave this Book a Chance: I listened to A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy. I’m not sure I want to read any more of hers but I know I want to listen to them.

Hidden Gem: My step-mother tried to encourage me to read Chesapeake by James A. Michener when I was in my early 20’s but I refused because of its size. About a year ago a friend loaned me the book on CD and I loved it!

Important Moment in Your Reading Life: The Summer I was 15. I can not tell you how many books I read that summer but I can tell you I got made fun of (lovingly) for not coming out of the house.

Just Finished: Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult – 5 Stars!

Kind of Books I Won’t Read (anymore): Books with the strong (often very rich) independent woman as the protagonist who finally succumbs to love. I read those in my 20’s and I’ve had my fill.

Major Book Hangover Because Of: The Catcher in the Rye. I try to read at least one classic every year. This year I finished The Catcher in the Rye and I didn’t feel very good about it. It is (imo) dated and depressing.

Number of Cases You Own:
I don’t have bookcases (any more) I just have stacks. They are everywhere but I feel they blend well with the decor.

One Book You’ve Read Multiple Times: The only books I have read multiple times were my children’s and grand children’s favorites. I remember my youngest loved Curious George and we had a copy of The Complete Adventures of Curious George, that, I read more times than I can count.

Preferred Place to Read:
Well since I read most often at meal time, the dining room table.

Quote That Inspires You, or Gives You All the Feels, From a Book You’ve Read:

Reading Regret: Ebooks that need serious editing. When I look at reviews I always (now) look to see if this is a problem and keep moving if it is. I’ve spent too much time being frustrated by books like this.

Series You Started and Need to Finish: I’ve been reading Sue Grafton’s A-Z books for years, but even with that I am only on Q.

Three of Your All Time Favorite Books: Maybe not all time favorites but these three come to mind (probably because they are all current reads): West With Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge, What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon, Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett.

Unapologetic Fanperson For: Fiction courtroom dramas.

Very Excited For This Release (More than all the others): I have so many books to read I feel no need to get excited for one that is not released yet. There are books, however, that I look forward to their release. The last one I felt that way about was Golden Poppies by Laila Ibrahim. It is the third book in the Yellow Crocus series and follows the lives of two families, one white and one black, through the generations. I’ve read and enjoyed them all.

Worst Bookish Habit: Not paying attention when I am reading (or even listening) and having to go back.

X Marks the Spot—start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book: I don’t have a book shelf, as I said above but the 27th book in my Kindle Queue is Take What You Can Carry by Gian Sardar.

Your Latest Book Purchase: The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music by David Grohl, founder and lead singer for the Foo Fighters.

Zzz-Snatcher Book (the last book that kept you up late): An Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff



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