Back in August, Tater published his Bookish A-Z list http://theycallmetater.com/2022/08/08/bookish-a-z-book-tag/ I know other’s have done them since, but Tater’s was the first I saw, so I’m crediting him.

Feel free to play along!

Author You’ve Read the Most Books From

Hmmm…If I had to guess it would be Agatha Christie. Jennifer Weiner, Jane Green and Liane Moriarty would be up there

Best Sequel

I just read The Bullet That Missed by Richard Osman, which is the third in the Thursday Murder Club series, and I think it’s the best in the series so far.

Currently Reading

Ready? Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing by Matthew Perry, Picasso’s War: How Modern Art Came to America by Hugh Eakins, Inciting Joy: Essays by Ross Gay, The Old Woman with the Knife by Gu Byeong-mo, Solito by Javier Zamora, The Fortunes of Jaded Women by Carolyn Huynh, Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany by Jane Mount, Horse by Geraldine Brooks, The Art of Noticing by Rob Walker, The Novel Project by Graeme Simsion, A Year of Positive Thinking by Cyndie Spiegel, Handbook for Bad Days, by Evaline Helmink, Hello Habits by Fumio Sasaki, The Art of Stopping Time by Pedram Shojai, The Listening Path by Julia Cameron

Drink Choice While Reading

Tea. Black tea with milk and sugar before 5pm, something herbal or decaf afterwards.

E reader or physical book

E reader. I like having the books at my fingertips.

Fictional character you probably would have dated in high school 

This is really a stretch, but I’d say one of the Hardy Boys, but really, no one comes to mind.

Glad You Gave this Book a Chance

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune. Fantasy is not my usual genre, but this book was SOOOOOO good.

Hidden Gem

The Children Act by Ian McEwan. I know- how can he be hidden? But I think this gets overshadowed by Atonement and this is a book that needs to be read

Important Moment in Your Reading Life

When I discovered essays

Just Finished 

People Person by Candice Carty-Williams and She Walks in Beauty: A Woman’s Journey Through Poetry curated by Caroline Kennedy

Kind of Books I Won’t Read

I don’t love horror. I read The Shining when I was 17, and was so scared I never read Stephen King again.

Longest Book You’ve Read

I’m guessing that long Harry Potter, but I’m not sure

Major Book Hangover Because Of

Gone Girl really freaked me out.

Number of Cases You Own

Hard to answer because of how I store books. Three shelves. Plus a ton on my ereader.

One Book You’ve Read Multiple Times

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Love.

Preferred Place to Read

Brown chair in my living room.

Quote That Inspires You, or Gives You All the Feels, From a Book You’ve Read

All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others. George Orwell. Animal Farm

Reading Regret 

Not getting an ereader earlier.

Series You Started and Need to Finish 

I don’t read many series-

Three of Your All Time Favorite Books

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Gone with the Wind

Pride and Prejudice

Unapologetic Fanperson For

Liane Moriarty

Very Excited For This Release (More than all the others)

I’d say the new Emily Henry- Happy Place, or the new Marie Kondo Kurashi at Home

Worst Bookish Habit 

Reading till I’m falling asleep and I get hit with the ipad

X Marks the Spot—start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book

I own exactly 27 books (weird) so it would be I Will Judge You by Your Bookshelf . The 27th book on my ereader by what I’ve read is Don’t Cry for Me by Daniel Black

Your Latest Book Purchase 

I paid for a ticket to see Matthew Perry speak and received a copy of the book Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing, and I bought Picasso’s War

Zzz-Snatcher Book (the last book that kept you up late)

Hmmmm… I routinely fall asleep while reading, but the Bullet that Missed was probably the last one i NEEDED to finish before I went to bed.

22 thoughts on “Bookish A-Z

  1. That is one HUGE currently reading list. I’m presuming (hoping) that a number of them are of the daily/weekly page/chapter structure, but still – impressive!

    I thought highly of ‘The Childrens Act’ too, although I know a lot of people who didn’t share my feeling. Nice (ha ha!) to find someone else who shares my feelings on it.

    I’d be interested to hear about the Matthew Perry talk and how you find the book when you’ve had a chance to read it. I hope you’ll be able to schedule that in. 🙂

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    1. I don’t read all of these every day…I pick and choose do to mood. I’m reading horse for book club, so that I do pick up every day. Children act was sooo good on so many levels, but i guess there are some who would have hated the heroine

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  2. Your currently reading list is beyond comprehension. I was taken back to academic book lists for one semester and I don’t think they even contained that many books. I don’t have the energy or focus to consume that many varied ideas and words at one time. I would get nothing from what I read but eye strain 😉

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    1. The only one I’m reading everyday is Horse, cause it’s fir bookclub. And some of these books have very short chapters…2 or 3 pages…and they’re more meditative. The writing books I read in small chunks…I don’t read the whole chapter in a sitting…I read a small bit and let it digest. I read at about 4 pm, where I might read something heavier before my brain shuts off. I read the shorter or lighter stuff when I’m on mass transit, and my before bed reading tens to be lighter fiction…rom com or cozy. It might take me months to finish a book…

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  3. “Gone Girl” kept me up late. Also, I was staying in a beach cottage by myself — we extended our vacation a week and my husband was at home working. I smelled something burning and the lampshade was melting — while I was reading Gone Girl!

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  4. This is a very tall order. No way I can answer everything so I’ll improvise…
    Most underrated book
    Snow in August by Pete Hamill
    Most recent read
    Unstoppable Prosperity by Charles Payne
    Read most often
    The Iliad and The Odyssey by Homer
    Book read just because
    How I Got This Way by Regis Philbin
    Favorite sports book
    The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America’s Childhood
    By Jane Leavy
    Instant Replay by Jerry Kramer

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  5. So fun to read your responses! BTW, I have been in communication with Happiness Engineers sharing my frustration with continual logging in and inability to “like” comments. So far, they have been nice but unhelpful. The last suggestion that made me virtually snort is to use a different Internet connection. That is certainly impractical!)

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  6. I love the Orwell quote, too.

    And we’re kindred spirits in one sense, because if I had a nickel for every time my Kindle bonked me on the head because I dozed off while reading, I could probably go vacation in Europe.

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  7. I have been thinking about reading The House in the Cerulean Sea. and now you settled it! Going to read it! 🙂
    I sit in the same place to read too! It just doesn’t feel right if I sit somewhere else in the house. LOL!
    Gone with the Wind and Pride and Prejudice are among my favorites as well! Haven’t read The Tree Grows in Brooklyn yet.
    I don’t read horror either. Reading is relaxing to me. Doesn’t mean I can’t do suspenseful books, but not horror!

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    1. I think that and husbands secret are her best. But her early stuff is worth a look too. I do admit that I didn’t love her most recent books as much

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