A to Z Bookish Survey

Hannah Givens posted her response to Ann Elise‘s A to Z Bookish Survey, which gave me a good reason to procrastinate from all the stuff I’m doing (video editing, literary reviews and community projects). I need to streamline my activities some how, but I’ll think about that later.

Author you’ve read the most books from:

Michael Morpurgo

Best Sequel Ever:

World Without a Superman (1993) by Jerry Ordway, Roger Stern, Louise Simonson, Dan Jurgens and Karl Kesel (the sequel to The Death of Superman (1993) by Louise Simonson, Dan Jurgens, Jerry Ordway and Roger Stern).

Currently Reading:

To Kill a Mockingbird (2004) by Harper Lee

Drink of Choice While Reading:

Hot chocolate

E-reader or Physical Book?

Book (please don’t get started on this subject).

Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:

I wouldn’t have. But I would’ve wanted to date Kara Kent.

Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:

Superman and the Men of Steel (2012) by Grant Morrison.

Hidden Gem Book:

The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll through the Hidden Connections of the English Language (2011) by Mark Forsyth.

Important Moment in your Reading Life:

All-New X-Men #40 (2015) by Brian Micheal Bendis. If you reacted to it the way I did, you don’t need an explanation (and if you didn’t, then you’ll probably never understand).

Just Finished:

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (1986) by Frank Miller. Review coming soon.

Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:

Books that feel like that they were written for the genre and not for the story. I call them clones.

Longest Book You’ve Read:

Complete Works (2008) by William Shakespeare (2485 pages).

Major book hangover because of:

The Fault in Our Stars (2013) by John Green. I once pulled an all-nighter reading the whole thing.

Number of Bookcases You Own:

2 in my bedroom, and 4 others around the house.

One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:

Superman: Secret Origin (2011) by Geoff Johns. Everything about this book makes me squee.

Preferred Place To Read:

My bed, because I don’t have to strain my neck by looking down much.

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

You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world…but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices.

Augustus Waters (John Green), The Fault in Our Stars

Reading Regret:

I don’t manage to read every day, and it’s something that I think about a lot.

Series You Started And Need To Finish (all books are out in series):

Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling. I started Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, but it was a bit too simple for my tastes. Maybe one day I’ll get to the end.

Three of your All-Time Favorite Books:

Doctor Who: The Writer’s Tale – The Final Chapter (2010) by Russell T. Davies and Benjamin Cook

The Wreck of the Zanzibar (2003) by Michael Morpurgo

World Without a Superman (1993) by Jerry Ordway, Roger Stern, Louise Simonson, Dan Jurgens and Karl Kesel

Unapologetic Fangirl For:

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Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:

Batman: The Dark Knight: Master Race by Frank Miller and Brian Azzarello.

Worst Bookish Habit:

Starting too many books and then dropping all but one because that’s as much as I can actually read at once.

X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:

Doctor Who: The Official Annual 2011, edited by Moray Laing.

Your latest book purchase:

Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again (2002) by Frank Miller.

ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (1986) by Frank Miller. Not that it’s a problem, but the chapters are quite long.

Another “Justice League” (2017) Batman photo

A new Justice League (2017) image, showing Ben Affleck as Batman, is circulating. The source is currently unidentified.

I’ve also finished reading Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (1986) by Frank Miller, my review of which is almost done.

– The Purple Prose Mage


Bookshelves update – September 2017

Currently reading:

To read: