Stacey Loscalzo

Oct 16

A Reader’s Survey

by Stacey


I found this fun survey at the wonderful A Design So Vast earlier this week. And Lindsey had found it at Cakes, Teas and Dreams before that. I took a few liberties and edited out a few questions but the idea is the same. Please do play along if you are so inclined…

Author from whom you’ve read the most books: Jodi Picoult

Best Sequel Ever: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Currently Reading: The Real Boy by Anne Ursu

Drink of Choice While Reading: Coffee (in the morning), water (mid-day and night) or tea (afternoon)

E-reader or Physical Book? Both. As much as I like the real thing, I must admit that I really do love my Kindle. 

Glad You Gave This Book A Chance: Open by Andre Agassi. Rob tried to get me to read it for years and when I finally did, I was glad.

Important Moment in your Reading Life: Just recently when I realized that I didn’t have to finish every book I start.

Just Finished: A Walk Across the Sun

Kinds of Books You Won’t Read: Science Fiction.

Longest Book You’ve Read: Gone With The Wind

Major book hangover because of: Meet Me At Harry’s. I cried so hard that I woke up the next morning with a serious headache. 

Number of Bookcases You Own: This is a touchy subject. For all that I love in our new house, we are short on bookcases. I must get to work on this. 

One Book You Have Read Multiple Times: Little Women. 

Preferred Place To Read: My bed. 

Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read: “A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.” -C.S. Lewis

Reading Regret: That it took me so long to realize I didn’t have to finish every book I start

Three of your All-Time Favorite Books: This question stresses me out so I am going to revise it to read, “Three of my favorite reads this year”… Me Before You, Tell the Wolves I’m Home and Wonder

Unapologetic Fangirl For: Patricia Cornwell. We used to live in Richmond, VA so reading these books is like taking a trip back to our old city. 

Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others: Kelly Corrigan’s Glitter and Glue

Your latest book purchase: Still Writing


  1. Lindsey says:

    I love this survey. I had no idea we felt the same way about Open – I really did not want to read it and then I loved it! It’s one of the rare books that both Matt and I read and enjoyed (that’s a very short list!). xox

    • Stacey says:

      That is so funny!! These days Rob is trying to get me to read the Steve Jobs biography and he keeps referring to the whole Open situation! 

  2. Shana Norris says:

    I absolutely loved reading this, Stacey.  FUN!  I don’t think I knew you were a Jodi Picoult fan.  What’s your favorite?

    • Stacey says:

      Fun list right? I’d love to hear your answers! I love Jodi Picoult- she’s like comfort food to me. A few years ago, she was the visiting author at our Library Luncheon and hearing her speak was really interesting. She talked a lot about all the research that she puts in to each book- really incredible. Not sure I can name a favorite although I seem to like her older stuff more than the recent stuff. What’s your favorite? I think I might have to read one soon, now! 

      • Shana Norris says:

        I haven’t read a lot of her super-popular books.  Other than My Sister’s Keeper.  I really loved The Storyteller, Change of Heart, House Rules, Harvesting the Heart and Nineteen Minutes.  The only one I haven’t cared much for is The Tenth Circle.  I haven’t read anything – besides The Storyteller – since House Rules.  Have you?

  3. I love reading lists like this, especially about books. I have Wonder on my shelf (have been waiting as my 3 boys have been reading it) and also loved Me Before You. And, I agree with you: not every book we read must be finished, especially if it doesn’t compel us to keep turning pages. There are too many great books out there to stay stuck on one we don’t enjoy. Thanks, Stacey, and happy reading!

  4. Great list! I might have to steal it… Realizing I didn’t have to finish books has been huge for me, too. I probably quit half of the ones I start these days.

    • Stacey says:

      It’s funny that it took us so long to realize we didn’t have to finish books. I can’t think about all the good books I might have read if I had made this realization sooner!

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