Bout of Books Day 1: Bookish Survey

May 13, 2015 Special Feature 0

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This week I’m taking part in the Bout of Books Read-a-thon. I realise we’re now up to day three but since I’m late to the party, I’m joining in with the Day 1 challenge: a questionnaire to help us get to know our fellow bloggers and participants. So, here’s a few answers about me!

The Questions:

1. How do you organize your shelves?

Well, I recently moved house and asked this same question myself, when faced with unpacking my books. I am not one to bother with alphabetical listing or anything but I did try out grouping by colour. My husband thought I was mad and I realised I world never be able to find any book I was looking for so I reorganised.

Now my books are grouped by author and series, and the children’s and YA books are in the lower shelves for my kids to discover (Harry Potter, David Eddings etc), and the more adult content is higher up (A Song of Ice and Fire, Tad Williams, Twilight).


The rainbow shelf look


2. What is one of your favorite book that’s not in one of your favorite genres?

Hmm. My favourite genres are fantasy and Sci-Fi so I suppose I’d better go for something quite opposite. Our book club read All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr during last year. I usually avoid war-related stories (in our world, at least), but this book was beautifully written.

3. What is the last 5 star book you read?

That would be Jinx’s Fire by Sage Blackwood, the third book in this awesome middle grade trilogy. This often dark story has a snarky hero and some awesome world building. Read it!



4. What book are you most excited to read during the read-a-thon?

Actually I wish there was more of the book I just finished, The Cracks in the Kingdom by Jaclyn Moriarty! I absolutely loved the quirkiness to this story.

5. What book do you recommend the most?

I often recommend Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff as one of my favourite YA series ever. Also another favourite, I recommend Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta and its sequels. You won’t be disappointed!



Anni lives in Brisbane, Australia with her young family. She loves everything fantasy and science fiction and believes sleep is really very underrated.

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