Another survey this time about books and reading habits this time lifted from "The Lead Warrior" blogspot. Like most gamers I'm an avid reader and almost always have at least two books on the go at the same time.
Author you've read the most books from:
Looking atmy shelves it's a close call between Terry Brooks and Robert E Howard although Bernard Cornwell figures prominently there too.
Best sequel ever:
Not sure I can put a label on this one. The last one I enjoyed was "War of the Dwarves" by Markus Heitz or any of the George R Martin "Game of Thrones" sequels.
Songbird by Conn Igulden
Augustus the Strong by Tony Sharp
Drink of choice whilst reading:
Malt whiskey or Bourbon
E-reader or physical book:
I much prefer physical books but the kindle is great if I want a cheap book that I'm not looking to keep or if I'm going away
Fictional character you would probably have dated in school:
Glad you gave this book a chance:
The Many Coloured Land by Julian May
Hidden book gem?
The Age of Unreason by Gregory Keyes
Important moment in your book life:
"Out of Space & Time" by Clark Ashton Smith opened a whole world of science fiction to me and influenced my style of writing throughout my school life. Many of the images he created still remain with me today.
"Into the Valley of Death" by A L Berridge
Kind of book you won't read:
Celebrity biographies who've had no life.
Longest book you've read
It isn't the number of pages but the length of time so "The Runes of the Earth" by Stephen Donaldson. Couldn't wait for it to be published but struggled with reading it.
Major book hangover because of disappointing endings.
Edward Marston & his Daniel Rawson series - never got past the first one. Dreadful.
Number of bookcases you own:
10 in total - half with non-fiction making the floor boards in the study groan under the weight.
One book you've read multiple times:
Lord of the Rings and will again
Preferred place to read:
At home on the sofa
Quote that inspires you:
None from the literary world except perhaps Terry Pratchet "I love deadlines, especially the whooshing noise they make as they go by"
"Boudica Dreaming the Eagle" by Manda Scott. For several reasons this novel upset me and I couldn't read anymore despite my interest in the series.
Series you started and need to finish
"A Song of Fire & Ice" by George R R Martin - publish the next one man! also the Shannarra series by Terry Brooks - just when you think you've finished he publishes a sequel or a prequel or a prequel to a sequel!
Three of your all-time favourite books:
"Sword of Shannara" by Terry Brooks, "Out of Space & Time" by Clark Ashton Smith, "Deeds that Thrilled the Empire" true stories of amazing acts from the Great War (one of my abiding memories is reading this with my grandfather and seeing tears in his eyes).
Unapologetic fanboy for:
Very excited for this release:
The next installment in the "Song of Fire & Ice" series (which will hopefully be before HBO catch up with the TV series!).
Worst bookish habit:
Not wanting to get rid of books even though they were rubbish or will never be read again by anyone in my house
X marks the spot - Start at the top left of your bookshelf and pick the 27th book:
Fiction case - The Collected Short Stories of H P Lovecraft
Non-Fiction case - The Prince in the Heather by Eric Linklater
Your latest book purchase:
"Songbird" by Conn Igulden
Zzz snatcher book (the last book that kept you up waay too late)
"A Dance With Dragons" by George R R Martin - started it and didn't want to stop.
Funny but I've thought myself a fan of histrocal fiction for a long time and yet this survey suggests my favourite area, and most memorable, is fantasy & science fiction - which is what I grew up with.