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Book Blogger A-Z Survey

Today’s post involves books but is different, no reviews, it’s called Book Blogger Survey. Learned about it from Cailin at Stumbly Blog, check her blog out. It is meant to be fun and entertaining and for you to know me better. And also, if you would like to share some answers in the comment section, so I can know you better.



If you are a frequent reader of my blog, you probably noticed that I’ve been on a rolled lately posting Book Reviews. No shame on my game since I love reading and have been blessed enough to be trusted by authors to read their books and to give you, my readers, an honest review of them.





book blogger a-z survey




A-Z Survey



Author you’ve read the most books from:

It’s a tie between:

Paulo Coelho with 11 books read from him.


Gabriel García Márquez, I’ve read 11 of his books and the collection of short stories from when he worked in a newspaper in Barranquilla.



Best sequel ever:

I’m drawing a blank here, sorry.


Currently reading:

I’m reading two books by the same author, J. D. Bloodstone: Think and Grow Balls! and The Last Success Principle. The first one I’m about to finish it and the second one I’m reading a chapter a day, currently on chapter 5.  And about to start The Awakening by Kate Chopin, in the Classic Literature Book Club of the local bookstore.

Side Note: Am I the only crazy that read two or more books at the same time? Do you read multiple books at the time?



Drink of choice while reading:

Most of the time is coffee and water.



E-reader or physical book?

Physical book hands down. I see the convenience of e-readers and I use Kindle Books with Amazon but nothing beats the good ole book.



Fictional character you probably would have actually dated in High-School:

Tough question. The one that comes to mind is Horacio Oliveira, a mid-age Argentinian very knowledgeable about almost everything. The book is Rayuela by Julio Cortázar.



Glad you gave this book a chance:

Real Artist Don’t Starve by Jeff Goins.



Hidden gem book:

Love Is Letting Go of Fear by Gerald Jampolsky.



Important moment in your reading life:

The year my grandma cut us off from TV and gave us books to read. I believe it was then when I really started to love books. I was in fifth grade.



Just Finished:

My Coffee Man by Ana Ortega, you can read my review here.

Love, Forgive, Never Give Up! by Bill and Daniele Hargenrader, review coming soon.



Kinds of books you won’t read:

I read pretty much everything. I believe that all books deserve a chance but those little paperback romance novels that are sold in the supermarket do not catch my attention.



Longest book you’ve read:

Don Quijote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, read it in Spanish and still was a struggle to finished it.



Major book hangover because of:

Crónica de una Muerte Anunciada by Gabriel García Márquez.

Cipotes by Ramón Amaya Amador. (Honduran Author)



Number of bookcases you own:

One, I know, I know, lame. I’m working to get my book collection back. Plus I have two big plastic tubs with books in storage.



One book you have read multiple times:

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell.



Preferred place to read:

The living room recliner or my bed.



Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:

It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams. ~ Gabriel García Márquez 


Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.   ~ Henry David Thoreau



Reading regret:

Nothing comes to mind right now. I tend to block all bad things from my minds, so, that’s that.



Series you started and need to finish (All books are out in series):

A Song of Ice and Fire book series by George R. R. Martin.



Three of your all-time favorite books:

Walden and Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau

Prisión Verde By Ramón Amaya Amador (Honduran Author)

Cien Años de Soledad by Gabriel García Márquez.



Unapologetic fangirl for:

Pablo Neruda poems.



Very excited for this release more than all the others:

Aware by Daniel J. Siegel.



Worst bookish habit:

I dog-ear pages, sometimes and only MY books, and listen to music while reading, I’m weird.



X marks the spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:

An Unfinished Life, John F. Kennedy 1917- 1963 by Robert Dallek



Your last book purchase:

Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance got it at a discount price at the local bookstore.



Zzz-snatcher book (Last book that kept you up way late):

I Can Only Imagine, A Memoir by Bart Millard.



If you’d like to fill out this survey on your own blog, that’d be super cool! I’d also love it if you would link back to me at Pacemaker. You can also answer the questions on the comments below.





Related: Book Review: My Coffee Man

Also: Book Review: A Dash Of Flash 


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(6) Comments

  1. Awesome way to make someone feel the need to read more books. I do need to think like you, all books deserve a chance.

    Muy Bueno Edel

    Saludos desde Puerto Rico!

    1. Edel says:

      Gracias, Nelson! Me agrada que te motive a leer más. Claro que sí, considero no hay libros malos sólo momentos no adecuados para leerlos.

      Warm regards from Tennessee 😉

  2. I’m SOOOO doing this A-Z book post! Did you use Goodreads to get the stats on your most read author and the longest book? 🙂

    Brooke – Ordinary-Joy

    1. Edel says:

      No, I just count the books I’ve read by author. And for the longest, it took me forever to read it plus it was a big book. Thanks for readings and looking forward to reading your A-Z Book Survey.

  3. I used to read much more than I do now. My mother volunteered at the local library, and my first ‘real’ job was also there, so from a young age, I’d pore over the pages of as many books as I could manage.

    I need to broaden my reading horizons. Lol

    1. Edel says:

      Hi Sandy! That’s so cool, your first job at the library. We go through times where we don’t read as much, life gets in the way. But also, life makes a way for us to go back to our beloved books. Happy reading!

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