Sunday, August 26, 2012

A Quick Bookish Survey (2)


I did this fun little survey last December, and since everybody seemed to enjoy it, I decided to do it once again!

1. The book I’m currently reading: Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier - This isn't going very well. I've read three other books by Chevalier that I've LOVED, but this one just isn't grabbing me.

2. The last book I finished: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling - To me, summer means three things: miserably hot weather, mosquitoes, and rereading the Harry Potter series. I've shaken things up this time and am actually reading the series backwards. It's really interesting this way!

3. The next book I want to read: City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare - I really adore this series/author and can't wait to dive back in! Unfortunately, I'm number 84 on the library wait list for this book. 

4. The last book I bought: Paris to the Moon by Adam Gopnik - Paris, a travelogue, and humor? Yes please!

5. The last book I was given: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins - I started and finished this book in the span of a flight Miami to Nicaragua. Even though Mockingjay was quite depressing, it made the cramped, uncomfortable, and bumpy two hour trip much more enjoyable.


As always, feel free to do your own, either leaving a link or your entire list in a comment!


27 comments :

  1. Love that you reread Harry Potter every summer! And what fun to read it backwards ... I never would have thought to do that! I know I'm due for a reread soon ... I adore that series!

    And Mockingjay was a bit of a letdown compared to the other two but would definitely make a flight go by fast!

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  2. Really? I've read all of Tracy Chevalier's books and I thought Remarkable Creatures was one of the best! I love palaeontology and fossils though, so maybe that's why. Really need to reread that actually...

    On the other hand, I completely COULDN'T get into the Cassanda Clare books!

    Funny how different books affect people in different ways! :)

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  3. http://readitwrite.blogspot.ca/2012/08/a-quick-bookish-survey.html#more That's a great idea to read HP backwards! Never thought of that!

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  4. I needed a new post on my blog so I did me answers over there:

    http://bookbelle0819.blogspot.com/2012/08/a-quick-bookish-survey.html

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  5. I love surveys! Harry Potter is my forever favorite, though I haven't reread them in quite a while. You can see my survey answers at
    http://nightmareonbookstreet.blogspot.com/2012/08/a-quick-bookish-survey.html

    Cheers!

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  6. You will love Paris to the Moon! It was beautifully written and highly engaging- love Adam Gropnik. I'm also rereading HP, but this time on the audio. I love Jim Dale's narration and rereading HP is one of life's highest pleasures :).

    Here's my list: http://misadventuresfromthebrink.blogspot.com/2012/08/books-like-whoa-bookish-state-of-union.html

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  7. I'm currently rereading the Harry Potter series as well! Only not backwards. :P I just got back from LeakyCon and decided it was necessary that I reread them immediately. Totally worth it. :)

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  8. Great Quiz. Really easy and fun to fill in.

    Looking forward to reading everyone's responses.

    Here's my answers.

    http://emmaseminentbooks.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/a-quick-bookish-survey.html

    Thanks :)

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  9. That's the Chevalier that I have also not read. Your No 4 sounds good!

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  10. The perfect fodder for my blog post today (I've been a little slack of late) - check out my survey here: http://booksaremyfavouriteandbest.wordpress.com/2012/08/27/a-quick-bookish-survey/

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  11. This survey is great (especially for my very-new blog). I love your idea about reading HP backwards! http://thewellreadredhead.blogspot.com/2012/08/a-quick-and-dirty-survey.html

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  12. I just read City of Ashes and thought it was really good! (Unfortunately, much of the series has been spoiled for me, so it's not as mysterious/suspenseful as it would have been otherwise.) Paris to the Moon sounds really good!

    My Survey

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  13. Fun times! Apparently it's been a REALLY long time since I actually bought a book. http://datingthetoothfairy.blogspot.com/2012/08/bookish-survey.html

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  14. What a fun survey. here's a link for mine: http://sheeryhall.blogspot.com/2012/08/a-quick-book-survey.html

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  15. What a cute survey! Here's the link for mine http://momo-themomerath.blogspot.com/2012/08/a-bookish-survey.html

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  16. How fun to read the series backwards!

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  17. I'm feeling the need to re-read HP as well. I might try your backwards method :-) Here's my survey: http://neyhart.blogspot.com/2012/08/a-quick-bookish-survey.html

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  18. Love this quick survey. Posted my answers in blog link below.

    http://ktsreadingrainbow.blogspot.com/

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  19. Keep trying with "Remarkable Creatures." It's worth it once it is finished, but I agree, I had a tough time working my way through!

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  20. Here's my survey: http://inspirationincreation.tumblr.com/

    I often re-read HP as well-- just finished actually. I'll have to read them backwards next time.

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  21. Cool survey, here are my responses: http://hauntingserenade.wordpress.com/2012/08/27/a-quick-bookish-survey/

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  22. Number 84 on the waiting list! The book is so good, I don't know how you're doing it.

    I also love that you re-read Harry Potter every summer. It's such a great series.

    My List: http://loniseye.blogspot.ca/2012/08/talking-about-myself-quick-bookish.html

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  23. What a great idea! Here's my survey: http://mervih.wordpress.com/2012/08/28/a-quick-bookish-survey/

    Hopefully the other 83 readers devour the book quickly and the return it.

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  24. My cousin reads the Harry Potter series every single December - and I think I'm going to start mimicking her tradition! I love the series so much. Deathly Hallows still gets me every time...

    The book I'm currently reading - MAKING PIECE. It's about pie. 'Nuff said.
    The last book I finished - THE RAVEN BOYS. Maggie Stiefvater has my heart.
    The next book I want to read - SCARLET because I'm dying to find out what happens after Cinder!
    The last book I bought - THRONE OF GLASS
    The last book I was given - CODE NAME VERITY

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  25. this comes at the perfect time since neither Maggie or I have written a review for the week. :) ~dixie
    here's our answers: http://wp.me/p1FaW7-Fj

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  26. I should really give HP another try, I never made it through the last 2 books because I watched the movies and lost interest once I knew the ending.

    Here are my answers:
    http://alwayshoping4more.blogspot.ca/2012/08/quick-lil-survey.html

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  27. I did this! Sorry it took me so long to post it and to comment here.

    http://knitsmith-wordpurl.blogspot.com/2012/09/heres-fun-little-reading-check-in-from.html

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