Blogiversary #3! A to Z survey

Words And Peace celebrates
its 3rd blogiversary!

I thought it would be cool to do something a bit different to celebrate this day, after the stats I gave you a few hours ago. Did you check?

So here are my answers to the A to Z survey, created I believe last month by  The Perpetual Page-Turner:

[click on the logo to join the fun!, and click on the book covers to access my reviews]

A to Z survey

Author you’ve read [no: devoured!] the most books from:

Ellis Peters, with her Cadfael Chronicles – 21 books.
But alas, that was before my Book Blogging Era!

Best Sequel Ever:

same as above!

Currently Reading:

7 actually.
But here is the one I started most recently,
by a great French historical novelist:

The Strangled Queen

Drink of Choice While Reading:

Relaxing tea, as I do most of my reading after 6:30 pm

E-reader or Physical Book?

Both, with an increasing number of ebooks,
simply because it is easier to get free egalleys these days than ARCs.
And oh, audiobooks too!

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

Me? Dating in high school? Too busy reading and studying!

Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:

Syncopationgreat historical fiction on Victor Hugo’s daughter

Hidden Gem Book:

Chronicle of the Mount Buildea fascinating historical novels on Native Americans

Important Moment in your Reading Life:

September 29, 2010,
when I first posted on this book blob

Just Finished:

The Greenland Breach

Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:


Longest Book You’ve Read:

A long time ago: Les Misérables, 1,463 pages
More recently, reviewed on this blog: 1Q84, by Murakami [925 pages]

Major book hangover because of:

Consolations of the Forest

Number of Bookcases You Own:

Only 6, lol.
Most of the books I read come actually from my Public Library – or egalleys!

One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:

Le rêve [The Dream], by Emile Zola

Preferred Place To Read:

On our tiny porch, with bird songs in the background

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

I felt that to be happy, I needed nothing more than the library.
[In Casanova, not read, but quoted in Consolations of the Forest, see above, p.85]

Reading Regret:

Not being able to finish In Search of Lost Time this year,
will have to go on next year.

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

The series on Mrs. Pollifax, by Dorothy Gilman

Three of your All-Time [too tough, let’s say this year] Favorite Books:

still tough, and I won’t repeat titles already mentioned above, so let’s say:

The Lavender Garden, by Lucinda Riley
The Painted Girls, by Cathy Marie Buchanan
The Forgotten Garden, by Kate Morton

Unapologetic Fangirl For:

Barbara KingsolverBarbara Kingsolver

Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:

TreacheryGiordano Bruno #4!,
I have to wait until February 2014

Worst Bookish Habit:

Always want to talk books with others!
Talking hairdo, clothes, TV which I don’t have, fashion, sports, et
makes me want to flee miles away

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

Therapy of Spiritual Illnesses

Your latest book purchase:


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

hmmm, which does NOT?? But let’s say:

The Bones of Paris

I hope you enjoyed this survey.
Which of the books I mentioned
is your favorite?

Come back later in the day
to see if you won my blogiversary giveaway!


1 thought on “Blogiversary #3! A to Z survey

  1. Pingback: 2013: September wrap-up | Words And Peace

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