You Waited This Long Now Stop Debating, 'Cause I'm Back*

I'm too embarrassed to check the date on my last post. Oy.

It's been an interesting last couple of months, which I guess I will slowly (but surely) go into details.
Most importantly, it's been a time of personal growth.
I know 2013 isn't over yet, but I'm a fan.

Something I've finally gotten to doing more again?
And it's helped me feel like me, again.

And in the spirit of books, What Red Read answered a bookish survey (who, in turn, links back to Jamie and Sarah) which inspired me to get back on here.

So, here it goes!

Authors you've read the most books from: Does Shakespeare count? 'Cause I've read about 70% of his work. Or Austen, which I admit are only 5 that I've read.

Best sequel ever: I agree, does this mean it's a 2 book thing only? Either way, 'Prisoner of Azkaban' is still my favourite of the Harry Potter saga (that word makes me think of Twilight *shudder* )

Currently reading: The Cuckoo's Calling and The Phantom of the Opera

Drink of choice while reading: Tea. Tea. Tea. A nice hot cupp'a tea.

Ereader or physical book: I love a physical book; the engagement in the turning of the pages, the weight, the (hard)cover. I'm not, however, against e-readers. I think they have their own charm too. But nothing will ever beat a book.

Fictional character that you probably would have dated in high school: Mr. Darcy. Horatio. Mr. Rochester (he had his charms).  

Glad you gave this book a chance: 

Hidden gem book: No Great Mischief by Alistair MacLeod. I though it was a beautiful. The imagery wasn't long or pretentious, but I felt as if I were looking through someone's family photographs (a-la-Harry Potter, movement wise).  
"All of us are better when we're loved."

Important moment in your reading life: Actually, studying English Literature and getting my BA. I enjoyed every second of my degree.

Just finished: Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson. Hilarious! 

Kind of books you won't read: Isn't good to expand and move away from your comfort zone? I've always been a fiction lover. And classics lover. I feel like I need to get more into History. Baby steps, right?

Longest book you read: Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts. 

Major book hangover because of: Cormac McCarthy's The Road. I had to stop reading it at nights because I'd have nightmares; I still had nightmares after having finished reading it...
Also the last Harry Potter because... what else was there to look forward to every summer?!

Number of bookcases you own: 3, I guess. 

One book you've read multiple times: The Little Prince (St. Exupery), Hamlet (Shakespeare), and Sense & Sensibility (Austen).

Preferred place to read: The floor or a comfy couch. (This explains my neck pains... And reminds me of THIS illustration)

Quote that inspires you: "...on ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux."

Reading regret: That I didn't keep up my reading habits from college. Granted, life (ie work & +school) gets 'in the way'...

Series you started and need to finish: Yep. Started Game of Thrones... and that's it. I was pulled into it but just haven't set myself to pursue it. Agatha Christie (Poirot and Ms.Marple) are also some I enjoyed and have wanted to read more of. 

Three of your all-time favorite books: The Little Prince by Antoine de St. Exupery, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov.

Unapologetic fangirl for: Hunger Games. There, I said it. And Neil Gaiman. And J.K. Rowling.

Very excited for this release: I was looking forward to The Ocean at the End of the Lane (Gaiman) and I'm really curious to read King's sequel to The Shining (x-years later!!)--> Have a look at this Article

Worst bookish habit: "Feeling the need to finish a book even if I'm not liking it. I need to learn to let go"- I hear you. I've only managed to quit one book in my life because I didn't get what the whole hoopla was about.**

marks the spot! start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book: So, from which bookshelf? Eenie meenie... Shakespeare: The World as Stage by Bill Bryson.

Your last bookish purchase: I was the happiest person on Earth a couple of weeks ago because I went to NYC; of course I stopped by The Strand. And I happened to buy a Great Gatsby sweatshirt and a Cat Tote (plus a magnet and some books, of course!)

Zzz-snatcher. Which book kept you up way late?: Nowadays, I can't stay up past 12am. It's physically impossible for me. Last time I was reading The Cuckoo's Calling though I kept saying "One more chapter.."- until I dreamt I was still reading and was making up my own plot line...***

It's good to be back.

*Yes. I'm back, classy as ever, 'singing' some Eminem.
** The DaVince Code. Bland prose if ever I read one.
*** This is why I don't pressure myself into reading at night. I tend to read-dream stuff up. It gets confusing.