Friday 8 November 2013
A list of lists but not an A-lister....
This is a tough one and no mistake but it has served to get me thinking about a lot of things:
Author you've read the most books from: Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle without a doubt - Holmes, Challenger and Gerard - need I say more?
Best sequel ever: I will have to go with Tim on this one - Live and Let Die
Currently reading: The Amateur Cracksman
Drink of choice whilst reading: Depends where and when and what I am reading
E-reader or physical book: E for convenience, physical for preference
Fictional character you would probably have dated in high school: Scarlet O'Hara although I doubt she would have given me a second glance....
Glad you gave this book a chance: Gone with the Wind
Hidden book gem: Zorba the Greek
Important moment in your book life: Seven Pillars of Wisdom
Just finished: The Insidious Fu Manchu
Kind of book you won't read: Political stuff - really does not do it for me
Longest book you've read: War and Peace although I guess that Tolkien would come close
Major book hangover because of disappointing endings: Seven Pillars of Wisdom - unsatisfactory all round really.
Number of bookcases you own: 5
One book you've read multiple times: The Forgotten Soldier by Guy Sajer
Preferred place to read: Anywhere quiet
Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you've read: The dreamers of the day are dangerous men
Reading regret: The same as my worst bookish habit (see below)
Series you started and need to finish: E.E. Doc Smith - the Lensman series
Three of your all-time favorite books: Zorba the Greek, The Forgotten Soldier and the Seven Pillars of Wisdom
Unapologetic fanboy for: Ian Fleming
Very excited for this release: The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos by Patrick Leigh Fermor
Worst bookish habit: 'Skim' reading and leaving books unfinished
X marks the spot - Start at the top left of your bookshelf and pick the 27th book: Lords of the Horizons by Jason Goodwin - a history of the Ottoman empire
Your latest book purchase: The Hammer and the Cross - A New History of the Vikings by Robert Ferguson
Zzz snatcher book (the last book that kept you up waaay too late:) Shogun by James Clavell
An eclectic mix for sure!