TAG: Bookish A-Z Survey

I hear what you’re saying – “you’re not a book blogger!” – and you are absolutely right. But even though I’m not a book blogger it doesn’t mean that I don’t like to read. (I just don’t read as much as many of you out there. Quality over quantity *ahem* it’s not personal or aimed at anyone specific so put your pen, pager and simmering outrage to a side, please). This tag did manage to take me down memory lane a few times and I had a blast doing it.

I wasn’t tagged but Rain @ bookdragonism ensured me it was okay if I snatched it right up. Now, LET’S GET CRACKIN’!

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Author you’ve read the most books from

All 47 books of The Legends of the Ice People by Margit Sandemo… I don’t recommend it. I only finished the series because I was 12 books in and I’m a stubborn son of a bitch lass.

Best sequel ever

I can’t choose just one so here’s my top 3:

Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon. Damn, even the title sounds amazing! ♡

The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson. The trilogy as a whole is just of another world. His style is so different (due to his livelihood) yet absolutely captivating.

Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver. Usually sequels are meh but this was actually better than the first one, Delirium. Which reminds me that I still need to finish off the series by reading the 3rd and last one.

Currently reading

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. I’ve literally just started but already I feel like I can’t just finish it on a couple of days. This book makes me think and so I have to give myself time to reflect in between.

Drink of choice while reading

During summer I typical enjoy a glass of Ice Tea. In winter it’s usually a glass of water and tea, or hot chocolate.  

E-reader or physical book

Book, always! I prefer hardback because they more or less stay open by themself which means that I can reach for something on the table (or something like that) without the book closing. The only e-book I ever read was Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, and only because I couldn’t be bothered picking it up from the library. I suspected I’d hate it and I was right.

Fictional character you probably would have actually dated in High School

High School doesn’t exist in Denmark but besides that the only one who comes to mind is Peeta from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Handsome, sweet, kind and considerate. A guy that will move heaven and earth for you but doesn’t put up with just anything.

Glad you gave this book a chance

I’m so picky that if I don’t like a book – and that would be language, not plot – I stop reading. That is how I never finished The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, or Silver Bay by Jojo Moyes. Anyway, I don’t recall ever giving a seemingly crap book a chance so I’m going to tell you a book I’m sad I ever gave a chance: Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James.

WAIT! That’s not true! I did give one book a chance and boy oh boy was that a lucky coincidence because I practically lived inside that book for a year: my course book about human physiology, Menneskets Fysiologi by Bente Schibye. Dang, that is a good book and I still love it to this day.

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Hidden gem book

The hidden gem I want to draw attention to is actually a children’s book: Heidi by Johanna Spyri. Though it is written for children – or perhaps exactly why – adults can still get a lot of enjoyment out of this. Great characters, realistic plot, moving and memorable moments. On my list of books I need to read for my future children this is definitely at the top.

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“Sometimes I felt as if I could not bear it any longer to be away from you!

Important moment in your reading life

Every night my mom ever spend reading books to me when I was a child. It lit a spark of book-joy within me and a lust for adventure.

Just finished

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas. Phew, great book! Impossible to put down. It seems that people either love or hate this book. Personally, I can overlook the slightly less desired language and ellipsis due to the fact that it sucked me right in and made me cry at the end which never happens when I read books.

Kind of books you won’t read

Maybe horror because I’m a delicate soul and I need to take care of myself.

Longest book you’ve ever read

Voyager (Outlander #3) by Diana Gabaldon with 1009 pages. I’m still recovering but I think it’s time to continue this series and pick up the fourth book.

Major book hangover because of

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas. I don’t recall having a hangover since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows which, I think, says it all. Usually I need music because it enters the soul, and that’s why I most often have hangovers from music and films instead.

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One book you have read multiple times

I have read too many books way too many times. Every book I own I’ve read multiple times, which is why I invest in books to begin with. If I am not absolutely certain I’ll want to read it again and again then I don’t want it in my house.

Preferred place to read

My couch. I sometimes read in bed but my chaise lounge couch is amazingly comfortable and I love my living room. I usually cozy up with a blanket alongside something to drink and perhaps a snack.

Quote that inspires you or gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read

quote_it does not do– J. K. Rowling

I can’t deny that the everlasting truth of these words continues to make an impression and impact on my life. This message will always be relevant whoever you are and wherever you might be in your life.

Reading regret

I’m still going to drag Fifty Shades through the mud because I don’t recall ever reading anything quite like it. And I don’t mean that as a compliment. I promise you it’s all shit. I gave up my soul to be able to get through the trilogy and I only read it all because I, as we’ve already established above, can be a very stubborn lass. I was going to finish that pile of crap no matter the cost (which is where the whole selling my soul came in handy). The worst thing is that there are actually some characters with potential (not talking about lifeless Anastasia Steele) if only they’d been written by a decent writer.

If you want to read erotica I recommend the Breathless trilogy by Maya Banks. Rush, Fever and Burn all have the same tone and level of erotica of that of Fifty Shades, but done right. Great characters, compelling plot and realistic sex scenes. Side note: not all people read erotica to get aroused.

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Series you started and need to finish (all books are out in series)

Delirium by Lauren Oliver.

I starting reading the series in Danish but stopped to wait for the final book to get translated. That never happened (stupid you say? I couldn’t agree more!) so now I have to get my shit together and read in English. Actually, it’s been so long since I read the first two that I most likely will have to read book 1 and 2 to be able to get to book 3 without being confused as hell.

Three of your all-time favourite books

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling.

Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery

Heidi by Johanna Spyri

Unapologetic fangirl for

The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins. It is not only well-written with a captivating plot, it also deals with highly relevant subjects such as personal consequences of war and torture, and paints a painfully realistic picture of modern day society.

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Very excited for this release more than all the others

Back in the day it was every Harry Potter book. Now, I wait impatiently for the next Cormoran Strike novel by Robert Galbraith

Worst bookish habit

I don’t think I have any.

X marks the spot: start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book

Quidditch Through the Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp (J. K. Rowling).

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Your latest book purchase

Actually I rarely buy books myself. They are usually gifted to me for either birthday or Christmas, so my last book purchase was the summer of 2018 in Copenhagen. Funnily enough it was Quidditch Through the Ages.

Zzz-snatcher book (last book that kept you up way late)

I was gifted Lethal White by Robert Galbraith last Christmas and though it kept me up late I have to say that it was the book before, Career of Evil, that managed to keep me up until the crack of dawn.

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Answering

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6 thoughts on “TAG: Bookish A-Z Survey

  1. Love this blog & the concept behind it! I also love reading but wouldn’t be classed as a book blogger, so I see no issue with you blogging about books! What is Denmark’s equivalent to “High School” so? I am really interested in knowing what you guys have instead! In Ireland we have Secondary School which is the exact same.

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    1. Aw, thank you girl!
      We have compulsary school from age 6-15 (0-9th grade). You can choose 10th grade if you want to to up your marks. Then you have the choice to go straight to a specific study if you want to become a craftsman, or you can continue on to what we call a Gymnasium, basically college, and after that university.
      The Danish school system is a bit tricky to understand (at least my boyfriend thinks so compared to the UK) so perhaps I should dedicate a post to it.

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  2. fluxingwell

    Wow! You put a lot of thought into your answers. Love the JK Rowling quote, and Peeta is a great choice! I enjoy hot herbal tea or hot cocoa when I read as well. Thanks for your insights.

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