Tuesday, December 10, 2013

I, Layla AM ALIVE!!!!!!!!! book and writing insanity linkup!

Yes, I am sure you have heard the marvelous news- I am not dead!!!!!!!!!!!! But there is a super awesome reason for this post and I am very excited!!!!!!!!!


So, though i am a writer, I will be answering their reading questions!!!!!!! Let the fun commence!!!!

1. What was your overall favourite book this year? (Yes. Pick one.)

EXCUSE ME, CAIT, WHAT ON EARTH WERE YOU THINKING!!!!!!!!!!!????????  but, let me try to compose myself. Not counting classics, i have got to go with:

The Book Thief  It destroyed my soul, yet lifted it up too. That's top marks from me!!!!

2. Favourite debut(s)? (Author must have been first published in 2013.)

I haven't actually read any yet, but I am currently reading These Broken Stars, which counts.

These Broken Stars (Starbound, #1) This book is so great so far!!!!!!! 

3. Which books did you reread this year?

A lot...

Read For The Heart
The Dragon's Tooth
The Drowned Vault
100 Cupboards
Dandelion Fire
The Chestnut King
(Twice this year)
Ender's Game
The Mysterious Benedict Society

4. Favourite cover(s) this year!

Ooo... lots...

 Insurgent (Divergent, #2)  These Broken Stars (Starbound, #1)  The Dark is Rising (The Dark is Rising, #2)  What's Left of Me (The Hybrid Chronicles, #1) Fearless  Code Name Verity
And many more...

5. Worst cover(s)?

 The House of the Scorpion Despite all the awesome awards, I just don't like it. A bit boring...

6. What self-published books did you read this year?

Only 1,
Sew, It's A Quest 

7. Which book(s) gave you a massive hangover?



8. Best standalone you read?

Since I have already nominated The Book Thief, 

Code Name Verity  Oh, my, goodness... just read it!

9. Biggest book(s) you've read this year?

 David Copperfield 1001 pages is pretty long...

10. Book(s) you followed the hype for and then loved!

 Divergent (Divergent, #1) OH YES!

11. Most disappointing book(s) you read this year?

 The Neverending Story I loved the beginning, disliked the middle, HATED the ending...

12. Favourite leading-female character?

Either Tris from Divergent (Divergent, #1)  Or Deryn Sharp from Leviathan (Leviathan, #1) OR Hermione from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)

13. Favourite leading-male character?

FOUR!!!!!!!!! FOUR!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FOUR!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FOUR!!!!!!!!! 

Divergent (Divergent, #1)  Insurgent (Divergent, #2)  Allegiant (Divergent, #3)

14. Best romance(s)?

Four & Tris:  Divergent (Divergent, #1)  Rudy and Liesel: The Book Thief  and in my dreams Param and Umbo:
Pathfinder (Pathfinder, #1)

15. What book(s) hit the DNF list? (Did not finish.)

 The Golden Acorn (The Adventures of Jack Brenin, #1) Ugh, ugh, ugh, DO NOT READ!

16. What book(s) did you read out of your comfort-zone?

hmm...  Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine, #1) ... it delivered... the sequel comes out in February!!!!!!!!!

17. Which author did you read the most from?

T. A. Barron ... his books are really good.

18. Top 5 books you'd recommend from all the books you've read this year?

WHAT?????????? ok...

 The Book Thief  Divergent (Divergent, #1)  Code Name Verity  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)   Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet, #1)

19. How many books did you read this year all up?

251, and I am still counting!!!!!!!! 

20. What's a book you're hugely excited for coming out in 2014?!

                                         Cress (Lunar Chronicles, #3) 

I CAN'T WAIT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So, have a good day. You should go linkup, they are awesome!!!!!!!!!!! See ya later. 


  1. We'll be dyyyying here together until CRESS comes out, eh?!! AHHHHHH!!!
    I feel like you kind of adore Four there... XD So awesome. And I do love the cover of Code Name Verity (and also These Broken Stars...that's such a scrumptious cover). The copy I borrowed of Code Name Verity did NOT have that awesome cover. Such a disappointment. ;)
    Thanks for linking up with us! (I adored reading this!)

    1. yes, though i really wish not dying- but I am afraid it is so. ;)
      Of course, who doesn't adore four!!!!?????

  2. I need to read These Broken Stars. And The Book Theif. I'm checking to see if the library has it right now.

  3. I love hearing about your reading adventures :) I love hearing about everybody's reading adventures. . . .

    Glad you're back, Layla!

    1. Thanks! I am a very non-committed blogger...

  4. OH MY GOSH 1001 pages. that is one huge book to read. O.O also I feel like many of us are waiting for Cress.... is it just me?

    1. No. Almost everyone I read was waiting for Cress :)

  5. Just recently finished These Broken Stars. It was good albeit a little slow. :)

    1. Agreed. The pacing could have been a bit faster, but still a great read.