Saturday, January 2, 2016

2015 End of Year Survey

Thanks to Jamie The Perpetual Page Turner for the survey!

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I got back trouble. Logical solution: buy a chair that won't hurt my back! It'll take up space but probably worth it in the end. Who needs walking room anyway? I'll just ride it the two feet to the other side of the room.
Unfortunately I later got an email telling me there was a delay and it won't be delivered until the end of this month.

So I pulled out my old laptop, (I normally work on a desktop) which I was planning on getting rid of because it's almost 10 years old, kind of slow and of course has a quick dying battery, and am now sitting on the floor.
Why the floor? Because it's the only place to sit besides the bed, and I feel like I've spent too much time there reading already. So the floor. I'm also ready to throw everything off my dresser and trying sitting up there.
Unless I can find a better solution or something changes; post here will either be very brief or not at all.

That being said sorry if this post ends up odd at some point. Format odd not me being me odd.


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Number Of Books You Read: 83
Number of Re-Reads: 1
Genre You Read The Most From: Non-fiction (which is rare.)

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1. Best Book You Read In 2015?
Minders by Michele Jaffe

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t? 
A Touch of Stardust by Kate Alcott 

 3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?
Minders by Michele Jaffe
 
 4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?
 I don't normally push people to read books.
 
 5. Best series you started in 2015? Best Sequel of 2015? Best Series Ender of 2015?
Started (and finished) Harry Potter by J.K Rowling
Sequel: Whispers From the Dead by Karen Ann Hopkins
 Series Ender: Requiem by Lauren Oliver

 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2015?
Aaron Hartzler

7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?
Dark Sparkler by Amber Tamblyn

 8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?
I'm going to say one in the Harry Potter series, though I can't name names.

 9. Book You Read In 2015 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?
How to Get Dressed by Alison Freer.
Because it's self-help and I've since used it as a reference book.

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2015?

11. Most memorable character of 2015?
I can't remember.

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2015?
Dark Sparkler by Amber Tamblyn

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2015?
October Mourning by

 14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2015 to finally read? 
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

 15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2015
 “Doubt thou the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar; But never doubt I love.”
― William Shakespeare, Hamlet
 
16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2015?
Shortest: Mr. Selfie: A Parody by Dan Zevin
Longest: Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray (even though technically I still had about 100 pages to go at midnight New Year's Eve it's still the longest.)

 17. Book That Shocked You The Most
Minders by Michele Jaffe


18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)
(OTP = one true pairing if you aren’t familiar)

Mia and Michael forever!
Royal Wedding by Meg Cabot


19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

Evie and Sam from Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray.
They are not a couple...yet.


20. Favorite Book You Read in 2015 From An Author You’ve Read Previously

Royal Wedding by Meg Cabot


21. Best Book You Read In 2015 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:
Rapture Practice by Aaron Hartzler
Although it wasn't so much any of the reasons mentioned above, more like I kept seeing Aaron Hartzler at book events.

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2015?

Sadly none.

23. Best 2015 debut you read?

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon


24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?

 Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray.

25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2015?

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K Rowling


27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

When by Victoria Laurie


28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?
29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2015?

Minders by Michele Jaffe
The number of times I mentioned this book should clearly say something about it.


30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?

Black Widow: Forever Red by Margaret Stohl


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1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2015?

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2015?
3. Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?

4. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?

YALLWEST
I'd share video but it's all on my desktop.


5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2015?
6. Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year?

Couldn't bring myself to write as much.
And then there's the whole chair situation.

7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?
8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

On Turning 25
Which got a lot of love from spammers. So much so that I even had to turn off the comments.


9. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?
10.  Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?

Read 83 books out of a goal of 50. Read Harry Potter.


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1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2015 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2016?

My goal for 2015 was technically to read Harry Potter and The Chronicles of Narnia, which I bought but had to put off.


2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2016 (non-debut)?

Mata Hari's Last Dance by Michelle Moran


3. 2016 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

Is that "debut" like new author or new series?
Both ways, I've got nothing.
 4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2016?

Remembrance by Meg Cabot (even though I already have an ARC to get to.)

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2016?

Same as last year: Get it together. Hopefully make this blog better than it was last year.


6. A 2016 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:

This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

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