Over the next couple weeks, if a Top Ten Tuesday isn’t posted or I feel this place has been too silent and forming cobwebs, I’ll add some more letters to The Perpetual Page-Turner‘s A to Z Bookish Survey for you to read. Here’s Part III of the alphabet!
Major Book Hangover Because of:
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys. It was so hard to do much of anything after reading that book.
Number of Bookcases You Own:
This shouldn’t be a difficult question. Just look around a count. But it is difficult because, by the standard definition of “bookcase,” I have three. My idea of a bookcase tends to be five shelves or more, some structure that holds books from floor to ceiling and is about an arm’s length or wider, in which case I have two, with two other “half” bookcases. I own two tall bookcases, one medium bookcase with three shelves, and another “half” bookcase with two shelves that stands on top of my desk. I need more…
One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë.
Preferred Place To Read:
Usually in bed, but wherever there’s a couch near a window I gravitate towards that as a reading spot. I like to pretend I’m outside when I’m really in my own controlled environment.
Quote that Inspires You/Gives You ALL THE FEELS from a Book You’ve Read:
Not sure about all the feels, but these quotes definitely hit me in the gut every time I read them:
I love the ground under his feet, and the air over his head, and everything he touches and every word he says. I love all his looks, and all his actions and him entirely and all together. –Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
I cannot express it; but surely you and everybody have a notion that there is or should be an existence of yours beyond you. –Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
I know that life isn’t life if you just float through it. I know that the whole point – the only point – is to find the things that matter, and hold on to them, and fight for them, and refuse to let them go. –Delirium by Lauren Oliver
I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will. –Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
You know what I can’t understand? You have all these people telling you all the time how great you are, smart and funny and talented and all that, I mean endlessly, I’ve been telling you for years. So why don’t you believe it? Why do you think people say that stuff, Em? Do you think it’s a conspiracy, people secretly ganging up to be nice about you? –One Day by David Nicholls
I regret reading Walden and Grapes of Wrath — sometimes I feel those were the lowest points in my English studies and I should’ve just conformed with everyone else in my class and looked at the Spark Notes instead — and I regret NOT reading the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I want to someday, but being friends with major LotR fans has somewhat spoiled the books for me at the moment.
Series You Started and Need to Finish (All Books are Out in Series):
Ooof, this is a difficult one, mostly because every series I’ve started I’ve actually finished. Maybe Allegiant and the rest of the Mortal Instruments series. The thing is, I read Mortal Instruments back when it was supposed to be a trilogy-only project. Every book that’s come out since in that particular section of the series has not appealed to me whatsoever — and it may have something to do with the fact that, in my head, the trilogy is done and there’s no need to continue. All the other portions of the series — Infernal Devices, the one set in 2015 LA, the one set in turn-of-the-century London or NYC — I’m invested in, but TMI has been a done deal for me since the mid-2000s.
What are your answers to these second seven letters? Anything you’d recommend I read that could change these answers?