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A-Z Bookish Survey

I stole this blog idea from the lovely Miss Xandra at Fashionably Light.

Author you’ve read the most books from:
Agatha Christie.
Best Sequel Ever:
The Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis.
Currently Reading:
Alvaro del Portillo by Salvador Bernal. I’m going to his beatification in Spain in less than 30 days! 
Drink of Choice While Reading:
Tea. Always tea.
E-reader or Physical Book?
Physical book.
Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:
Fitzwilliam Darcy.
Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes.
Hidden Gem Book:
Night Train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier.
Important Moment in your Reading Life:
Reading my first “real” book: Les malheurs de Sophie by the Comtesse de Ségur and Histoire d’un âme by Saint Thérèse of Lisieux.
Just Finished:
Le journal de Frankie Pratt by Caroline Preston
Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:
50 shades of Grey. Ick.
Longest Book You’ve Read:
La vérité sur l’affaire Harry Quebert by Joël Dicker.
Major book hangover because of:
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card.
Number of Bookcases You Own:
One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:
Le maître des illusions by Donna Tartt.
Preferred Place To Read:
Bed, my reading chair in the living room, the porch, in my tree house (growing up) and Library of Parliament.
Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:
“I would not like to live in a world without cathedrals. I need their beauty and grandeur. I need their imperious silence. I need it against the witless bellowing of the barracks yard and the witty chatter of the yes-men. I want to hear the rustling of the organ, this deluge of ethereal notes. I need it against the shrill farce of marches.” — Pascal Mercier (Night Train to Lisbon)
Reading Regret:
I have yet to manage to read Le pendule de Foucault by Umberto Eco.
Series You Started And Need To Finish(all books are out in series):
Artemis Fowl and A Series of Unfortunate Events.
Three of your All-Time Favorite Books:
L’ombre du vent by Carlos Ruiz Zaffon; Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith; Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
Unapologetic Fangirl For:
Lord of the Rings.
Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:
Nothing on the horizon at the moment. I don’t really follow authors.
Worst Bookish Habit:
Ignoring people who are trying to talk to me because I’m too captivated by what I’m reading.
X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:
Le temps où nous chantions by Richard Powers.
Your latest book purchase:
Winter in Madrid by C.J. Sansom.
ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late): 
Les Hommes qui n’aimaient pas les femmes by Stieg Larsson.

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