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2013 2013 2013 <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-aHbJxIsTSD0/UhAU-4Vt3dI/AAAAAAAAEq8/rS1akT52jvE/s1600/A-z.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-aHbJxIsTSD0/UhAU-4Vt3dI/AAAAAAAAEq8/rS1akT52jvE/s320/A-z.jpg" /></a></div>Some Labor Day fun! I am spending my day off from work reading of course! I've seen this on a couple of blogs like <a href="http://writerquirk.blogspot.com/2013/08/a-z-bookish-survey.html">Writer Quirk</a> and of course creator <a href="http://www.perpetualpageturner.com/2013/08/some-friday-fun.html">The Perpetual Page-Turner </a>and am excited to share my answers Smile<br /><br /><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #33cccc;"><b>A</b></span>uthor you’ve read the most books from:</h3><div style="text-align: center;">Meg Cabot with a whopping 55 titles! I highly doubt anyone else will ever be able to top that!<br /><br />(Want an easy way to figure this out if you have Goodreads and keep good track of your stuff? Go to your account, hit “my books”and on the left hand side under your shelves you will see “<a href="http://www.goodreads.com/user/most_read_authors/2807605-bookworm1858">most read authors</a>”)<br /><br /></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #33cccc;"><b>B</b></span>est Sequel Ever:</h3><div style="text-align: center;"> I'm leaning toward <i>Scarlet</i> by Marissa Meyer as it caused me to completely reevaluate the series.<br /><br /></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #33cccc;"><b>C</b></span>urrently Reading:</h3><div style="text-align: center;"><i>Rose Under Fire</i> by Elizabeth Wein and <i>Fangirl</i> by Rainbow Rowell-juggling the awesome here!<br /><br /></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><b><span style="color: #33cccc;">D</span></b>rink of Choice While Reading:</h3><div style="text-align: center;">I don't usually eat or drink while doing my concentrated reading but when it's hot, icy water is always good.<br /><br /></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #33cccc;"><b>E-</b></span>reader or Physical Book?</h3><div style="text-align: center;">I prefer physical books but lately have been reading so many e-ARCs that my Nook is ever present.<br /><br /></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #33cccc;"><b>F</b></span>ictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:</h3><div style="text-align: center;">Dexter from <i>This Lullaby</i> especially if he wooed me like he did Remy-I would have fallen hard and fast.</div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #33cccc;"><b>&nbsp;</b></span></h3><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #33cccc;"><b>G</b><span style="color: black;">lad You Gave This Book A Chance</span></span>:</h3><div style="text-align: center;"><i>Everneath</i> by Brodi Ashton-I was worried about another same-old, same-old paranormal love triangle but was very pleased with how the story played out (we'll see how it concludes next year!)<br /><br /></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #33cccc;"><b>H</b></span>idden Gem Book:</h3><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://bookworm1858.blogspot.com/2012/02/shattered-souls.html"><i>Shattered Souls</i></a> by Mary Lindsey-I feel like this is getting more buzz with the news of its sequel but not as much as a lot of other paranormals.<br /><br /></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #33cccc;"><b>I</b></span>mportant Moment in your Reading Life:</h3><div style="text-align: center;">Discovering book blogs in general. I had no idea what I was doing to start (and I'm not sure how much I even know now) but it led me to meet all of you wonderful book lovers as well as giving me organization, deepening my analytical skills, and pushing me to read out of my comfort zone.<br /><br /></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #33cccc;"><b>J</b></span>ust Finished:</h3><div style="text-align: center;"><i>Leap of Faith</i> by Jamie Blair (which is good as I was planning to review it tomorrow)<br /><br /></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #33cccc;"><b>K</b></span>inds of Books You Won’t Read:</h3><div style="text-align: center;">I don't really read horror though if bloggers I trust recommend something, I'll consider it nor do I read erotica.<br /><br /></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #33cccc;"><b>L</b></span>ongest Book You’ve Read:</h3><div style="text-align: center;"><i>Gone With the Wind</i> by Margaret Mitchell (1,037 pages)<br /></div>Goodreads does list the the combined Sherlock Holmes stories and The Count of Monte Cristo as longer but I read the former in two volumes and accidentally read an abridged version of the latter.<br /><br /><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #33cccc;"><b>M</b></span>ajor book hangover because of:</h3><div style="text-align: center;"><i><a href="http://www.perpetualpageturner.com/2013/07/second-chance-summer-by-morgan-matson-book-review-errr-a-letter-to-morgan-matson.html" title="Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson | Book Review (Errr A Letter To Morgan Matson)">Attachments</a></i> by Rainbow Rowell<br /><br /></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #33cccc;"><b>N</b></span>umber of Bookcases You Own:</h3><div style="text-align: center;">3. Many of my books are on the floor or boxed up because I don't have space for them.<br /><br /></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #33cccc;"><b>O</b></span>ne Book You Have Read Multiple Times:</h3><div style="text-align: center;">Tough to pick just one but how about <i>Betsy's Wedding</i> by Maud Hart Lovelace? This is the final Betsy book and chronicles her early married life from 1914-1917.<br /><br /></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #33cccc;"><b>P</b></span>referred Place To Read:</h3><div style="text-align: center;">The couch-I like to just stretch out luxuriously.<br /><br /></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #33cccc;"><b>Q</b></span>uote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:</h3><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-weight: normal;">“Being a geek is all about being honest about what you enjoy and not being afraid to demonstrate that affection. It means never having to play it cool about how much you like something. It’s basically a license to proudly emote on a somewhat childish level rather than behave like a supposed adult. Being a geek is extremely liberating.” -Simon Pegg,<i> Nerd Do Well</i></span><i> </i><br /><br /></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #33cccc;"><b>R</b></span>eading Regret:</h3><div style="text-align: center;">I wish I was more able to DNF books-I think I would have saved some time and allowed myself to read other things I liked more.<br /><br /></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #33cccc;"><b>S</b></span>eries You Started And Need To Finish (all books are out in series):</h3><div style="text-align: center;">Iron Codex by Caitlin Kittredge-I read books one and two but haven't picked up <i>The Mirrored Shard</i> yet.<br /><br /></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #33cccc;"><b>T</b></span>hree of your All-Time Favorite Books:</h3><div style="text-align: center;"><i>Code Name Verity</i> by Elizabeth Wein, <i>Eleanor and Park</i> by Rainbow Rowell, and <i>Pride and Prejudice</i> by Jane Austen<br /><br /></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #33cccc;"><b>U</b></span>napologetic Fangirl For:</h3><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1079136.Anne_Osterlund?from_search=true">Anne Osterlund</a>-she has written four excellent books that have not gotten nearly enough praise (bonus: if you friend her on Goodreads, she will send you book recommendations!)<br /><br /></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #33cccc;"><b>V</b></span>ery Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:</h3><div style="text-align: center;"><i>Cress</i> by Marissa Meyer and <i>Painting by Numbers</i>, the long awaited sequel to Jasper Fforde's <i>Shades of Grey</i><br /><br /></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #33cccc;">W</span>orst Bookish Habit:</h3><div style="text-align: center;">Not buying enough books-I am so blessed to get a lot of ARCs (more than I can realistically read at this point in time) as well as having access to an excellent library.<br /><br /></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #33cccc;"><b>X</b></span> Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:</h3><div style="text-align: center;">Surprise-it's <i>All-American Girl</i> by Meg Cabot (in addition to having read 55 of her books, I also own most of them, though admittedly not all.)<br /><br /></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #33cccc;"><b>Y</b></span>our latest book purchase:</h3><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10816908-the-crown-of-embers?ac=1" target="_blank"></a>I am completely drawing a blank...it's been so long!<br /><br /></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #33cccc;"><b>Z</b></span>ZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):</h3><div style="text-align: center;"><i>Touch of Power</i> by Maria V. Snyder, which I only put down as my Nook was dying.<br /><br />So those are my answers! Any where you agree? Did I manage to surprise anyone with my answers-I think the W and Y are a bit startling!</div><a href="http://www.mylivesignature.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://signatures.mylivesignature.com/54489/234/065C594705B1BA09B2F57FA519E42A69.png" style="background: transparent; border: 0 !important;" /></a><br> 2013 2013 2013 <br><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-aHbJxIsTSD0/UhAU-4Vt3dI/AAAAAAAAEq8/rS1akT52jvE/s1600/A-z.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-aHbJxIsTSD0/UhAU-4Vt3dI/AAAAAAAAEq8/rS1akT52jvE/s320/A-z.jpg" /></a></div>Some Labor Day fun! I am spending my day off from work reading of course! I've seen this on a couple of blogs like <a href="http://writerquirk.blogspot.com/2013/08/a-z-bookish-survey.html">Writer Quirk</a> and of course creator <a href="http://www.perpetualpageturner.com/2013/08/some-friday-fun.html">The Perpetual Page-Turner </a>and am excited to share my answers Smile<br /><br /><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #33cccc;"><b>A</b></span>uthor you’ve read the most books from:</h3><div style="text-align: center;">Meg Cabot with a whopping 55 titles! I highly doubt anyone else will ever be able to top that!<br /><br />(Want an easy way to figure this out if you have Goodreads and keep good track of your stuff? Go to your account, hit “my books”and on the left hand side under your shelves you will see “<a href="http://www.goodreads.com/user/most_read_authors/2807605-bookworm1858">most read authors</a>”)<br /><br /></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #33cccc;"><b>B</b></span>est Sequel Ever:</h3><div style="text-align: center;"> I'm leaning toward <i>Scarlet</i> by Marissa Meyer as it caused me to completely reevaluate the series.<br /><br /></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #33cccc;"><b>C</b></span>urrently Reading:</h3><div style="text-align: center;"><i>Rose Under Fire</i> by Elizabeth Wein and <i>Fangirl</i> by Rainbow Rowell-juggling the awesome here!<br /><br /></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><b><span style="color: #33cccc;">D</span></b>rink of Choice While Reading:</h3><div style="text-align: center;">I don't usually eat or drink while doing my concentrated reading but when it's hot, icy water is always good.<br /><br /></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #33cccc;"><b>E-</b></span>reader or Physical Book?</h3><div style="text-align: center;">I prefer physical books but lately have been reading so many e-ARCs that my Nook is ever present.<br /><br /></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #33cccc;"><b>F</b></span>ictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:</h3><div style="text-align: center;">Dexter from <i>This Lullaby</i> especially if he wooed me like he did Remy-I would have fallen hard and fast.</div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #33cccc;"><b>&nbsp;</b></span></h3><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #33cccc;"><b>G</b><span style="color: black;">lad You Gave This Book A Chance</span></span>:</h3><div style="text-align: center;"><i>Everneath</i> by Brodi Ashton-I was worried about another same-old, same-old paranormal love triangle but was very pleased with how the story played out (we'll see how it concludes next year!)<br /><br /></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #33cccc;"><b>H</b></span>idden Gem Book:</h3><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://bookworm1858.blogspot.com/2012/02/shattered-souls.html"><i>Shattered Souls</i></a> by Mary Lindsey-I feel like this is getting more buzz with the news of its sequel but not as much as a lot of other paranormals.<br /><br /></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #33cccc;"><b>I</b></span>mportant Moment in your Reading Life:</h3><div style="text-align: center;">Discovering book blogs in general. I had no idea what I was doing to start (and I'm not sure how much I even know now) but it led me to meet all of you wonderful book lovers as well as giving me organization, deepening my analytical skills, and pushing me to read out of my comfort zone.<br /><br /></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #33cccc;"><b>J</b></span>ust Finished:</h3><div style="text-align: center;"><i>Leap of Faith</i> by Jamie Blair (which is good as I was planning to review it tomorrow)<br /><br /></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #33cccc;"><b>K</b></span>inds of Books You Won’t Read:</h3><div style="text-align: center;">I don't really read horror though if bloggers I trust recommend something, I'll consider it nor do I read erotica.<br /><br /></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #33cccc;"><b>L</b></span>ongest Book You’ve Read:</h3><div style="text-align: center;"><i>Gone With the Wind</i> by Margaret Mitchell (1,037 pages)<br /></div>Goodreads does list the the combined Sherlock Holmes stories and The Count of Monte Cristo as longer but I read the former in two volumes and accidentally read an abridged version of the latter.<br /><br /><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #33cccc;"><b>M</b></span>ajor book hangover because of:</h3><div style="text-align: center;"><i><a href="http://www.perpetualpageturner.com/2013/07/second-chance-summer-by-morgan-matson-book-review-errr-a-letter-to-morgan-matson.html" title="Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson | Book Review (Errr A Letter To Morgan Matson)">Attachments</a></i> by Rainbow Rowell<br /><br /></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #33cccc;"><b>N</b></span>umber of Bookcases You Own:</h3><div style="text-align: center;">3. Many of my books are on the floor or boxed up because I don't have space for them.<br /><br /></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #33cccc;"><b>O</b></span>ne Book You Have Read Multiple Times:</h3><div style="text-align: center;">Tough to pick just one but how about <i>Betsy's Wedding</i> by Maud Hart Lovelace? This is the final Betsy book and chronicles her early married life from 1914-1917.<br /><br /></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #33cccc;"><b>P</b></span>referred Place To Read:</h3><div style="text-align: center;">The couch-I like to just stretch out luxuriously.<br /><br /></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #33cccc;"><b>Q</b></span>uote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:</h3><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-weight: normal;">“Being a geek is all about being honest about what you enjoy and not being afraid to demonstrate that affection. It means never having to play it cool about how much you like something. It’s basically a license to proudly emote on a somewhat childish level rather than behave like a supposed adult. Being a geek is extremely liberating.” -Simon Pegg,<i> Nerd Do Well</i></span><i> </i><br /><br /></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #33cccc;"><b>R</b></span>eading Regret:</h3><div style="text-align: center;">I wish I was more able to DNF books-I think I would have saved some time and allowed myself to read other things I liked more.<br /><br /></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #33cccc;"><b>S</b></span>eries You Started And Need To Finish (all books are out in series):</h3><div style="text-align: center;">Iron Codex by Caitlin Kittredge-I read books one and two but haven't picked up <i>The Mirrored Shard</i> yet.<br /><br /></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #33cccc;"><b>T</b></span>hree of your All-Time Favorite Books:</h3><div style="text-align: center;"><i>Code Name Verity</i> by Elizabeth Wein, <i>Eleanor and Park</i> by Rainbow Rowell, and <i>Pride and Prejudice</i> by Jane Austen<br /><br /></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #33cccc;"><b>U</b></span>napologetic Fangirl For:</h3><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1079136.Anne_Osterlund?from_search=true">Anne Osterlund</a>-she has written four excellent books that have not gotten nearly enough praise (bonus: if you friend her on Goodreads, she will send you book recommendations!)<br /><br /></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #33cccc;"><b>V</b></span>ery Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:</h3><div style="text-align: center;"><i>Cress</i> by Marissa Meyer and <i>Painting by Numbers</i>, the long awaited sequel to Jasper Fforde's <i>Shades of Grey</i><br /><br /></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #33cccc;">W</span>orst Bookish Habit:</h3><div style="text-align: center;">Not buying enough books-I am so blessed to get a lot of ARCs (more than I can realistically read at this point in time) as well as having access to an excellent library.<br /><br /></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #33cccc;"><b>X</b></span> Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:</h3><div style="text-align: center;">Surprise-it's <i>All-American Girl</i> by Meg Cabot (in addition to having read 55 of her books, I also own most of them, though admittedly not all.)<br /><br /></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #33cccc;"><b>Y</b></span>our latest book purchase:</h3><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10816908-the-crown-of-embers?ac=1" target="_blank"></a>I am completely drawing a blank...it's been so long!<br /><br /></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #33cccc;"><b>Z</b></span>ZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):</h3><div style="text-align: center;"><i>Touch of Power</i> by Maria V. Snyder, which I only put down as my Nook was dying.<br /><br />So those are my answers! Any where you agree? Did I manage to surprise anyone with my answers-I think the W and Y are a bit startling!</div><a href="http://www.mylivesignature.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://signatures.mylivesignature.com/54489/234/065C594705B1BA09B2F57FA519E42A69.png" style="background: transparent; border: 0 !important;" /></a><br>2013 2013 2013 <br> <a href="http://www.matrixar.com/" title="Matrix ">المصفوفة : أجمل الخلفيات والصور</a>

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