The 20 Questions Book Tag

I am trying to not slack on posting as much as I have in the past two weeks, so here comes another tag your way! I was tagged by Sophie @Sophie’s Corner to do the 20 Questions Book Tag. It looks like a lot of fun, so here we go!

1. How many books is too many books in a series?

I am happiest with duologies and trilogies but the absolute maximum I will go to these days is 5. I will make exceptions for things like the Shadowhunter universe, but I really don’t have the time and energy to read 12 books or so nowadays.

2. How do you feel about cliffhangers?

While I can see the value in a well done cliffhanger that will keep your mind occupied for days and weeks and might even be the one thing that elevates a book … I hate them. I am much happier knowing how things end.

3. Hardback or paperback?

It’s a tough choice, but if we overlook the money-factor here, I prefer hardcovers. I can put them in my backpack without worrying about bent covers and they are mostly beautifully done.

4. Favorite book?

JUST ONE!?!?!? How about I tell you the last book I gave 5 stars to? That seems fair, right?

So, that book was To Kill a Kingdom and I loved the ocean, sirens and ripping out of hearts with every fiber of my body.

5. Least favorite book?

I kind of just forget about bad books, so this isn’t any easier to answer than the previous questions. I gave the Chocolate Run only one star on GR, but I don’t even know what it was about at this point.

6. Love triangles, yes or no?

If done well, yes!

7. The most recent book you just couldn’t finish?

Uhm … me? Not finishing a book? What? Never! I merely post-pone reading things rather than DNF them completely. The latest being The Ship Beyond Time, not because I don’t like the book but I just wasn’t in the mood for it for now.

8. A book you’re currently reading?

I have a real thing for Famous in Love despite it being produced by Freeform, so I decided to finally pick up the book. Which is nothing like the series whatsoever except for names …

9. Last book you recommended to someone?

I am pretty sure I screamed at all of you to read The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society even though it has a horrible title and might be outside of the genre you usually read. I am telling you, you’re going to fall for those characters if you just give it a try!

10. Oldest book you’ve read? (Publication date)

How would I even be able to check it?? We talked about and read parts of the Epic of Gilgamesh in school which was written 2100 BC? Does that count?

11. Newest book you’ve read? (Publication date)

Iron Gold was definitely released only this year. I am kind of behind on recent releases, but that was one I couldn’t stay away from.

12. Favorite author?

Pick one for yourself: Pierce Brown, Leigh Bardugo, V.E. Schwab, Nina LaCour, Morgan Matson, Tahereh Mafi, Jeff Zentner, …

13. Buying books or borrowing books?

As much as my wallet likes to complain, I have to buy books. I don’t even know that many people in my vicinity that I could borrow a book from and I would be terrified of getting a dent in it. Also, libraries aren’t really an option either, at least not for the stuff I usually read, so … there you go.

14. A book you dislike that everyone else seem to love?

I know that a lot of people really like the Maze Runner series, but I thought the books were boring and superficial and bland. Sorry, but I closed the door on that one a while ago …

15. Bookmarks or dog-ears?

BOOKMARKS! How dare anyone permanently hurt a book by dog-earing a page?

16. A book you can always reread?

I don’t reread … like at all.

17. Can you read while hearing music?

Definitely! I have certain songs that will immediately bring back memories of a certain book or scene because I tend to put things on loop while reading (or writing for that matter).

18. One POV or multiple POV’s?

I can enjoy both, but sometimes multiple POVs just really get too much so if I have to pick one, it would be single POV.

19. Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days?

That just really depends on the book and isn’t really something I feel like I am able to generalise. Although, I probably need several days for the majority of my reads.

20. A book you’ve read because of the cover?

We Are Okay and no regrets!

I TAG THEE

Malanie | Kay Wisteria | Andie |WHOEVER WANTS TO DO THE TAG

*Sorry if you have already done this! Also, please don’t feel obliged to do the tag if you don’t want to!

What did you think of my answers? Would you agree or disagree on some of them? Let’s talk!

41 thoughts on “The 20 Questions Book Tag

  1. Out of topic, but that Rogelio GIF makes me think of what I told you earlier today about Jane The Virgin and yeah, still not over that. Sorry hahaha.
    I kind of really want you to read The Ship Beyond Time, as I read The Girl From Everywhere and haven’t gotten the sequel just yet… I’m curious to hear your thoughts about it.
    AND YAY you are reading Famous in Love! I don’t remember a whole lot about the first book, only that it was NOTHING like the show, haha. Hope you’re enjoying it 🙂 ❤

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    • I specifically got stuck with that Rogelio gif BECAUSE of our conversation earlier on. It rocked my world and then I saw it and couldn’t not take it haha
      I am just really not feeling The Ship Beyond Time at all. I started it and I forgot a whole lot about what had happened and then just … thought it was better to wait a bit more.
      I just finished the book a couple hours ago (Famous in Love) and … I gave it 2.5 stars … whoopsies

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  2. Oh my god I can’t believe you’ve read (or have been talking about parts of, it counts in my mind) a book that was written in 2100BC?! That;’s insane to imagine, I think the oldest book I’ve read would be something by William Shakespeare or something, and I can’t really say I enjoyed his books unfortunately.
    I love V.E. Schwab, Pierce Brown and Leigh Bardugo too (they’re three of my favourite authors, in fact if I could only pick one it would have to be V.E. Schwab) and I really hope you’re in the mood to finish The Ship Beyond Time one day. I really enjoyed that duology so I hope you end up enjoying the second book. 🙂
    Great post, and great answers for this tag Kat! 😀 ❤

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    • It was in International Lit during my sophomore year in High School. I didn’t even know that was a thing, but apparently it’s the oldest written down story or something? My project was making a diary in a very funny voice for Gilgamesh. One of my friends wrote a love letter to the goddess Ishtar and another classmate made a boardgame or something? It was pretty cool, even though I’ve forgotten MOST of the story itself.
      Schwab is amazing, I would understand if you made her your top pick!
      I am not giving up on The Ship Beyond Time, I was just in the mood for more contemporary stuff. Never thought I’d say that, but it did happen haha

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  3. Hello Kat!
    Yay! I am glad that you did this tag! I love your answers and the gifs that you included (especially the cliffhanger one, which made me laugh!) I forgot that I also read Gilgamesh back in school (and remember nothing about it). Glad to hear that I’m not the only one who prefers single POVs – is it me or are multiple POVs popular these days?
    Great post! Hope you have a good week 🙂

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  4. Yeah I’m not into overlong series nowadays either. And I loved to kill a kingdom too (as you know 😉 ) hehe I think the Epic of Gilgamesh counts (isn’t that the oldest book ever?!) I still need to read it though. Glad you had no regrets about we are not okay- I want to read that one!

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  5. I feel you on the forgetting bad books thing. I actively try to forget all the books I had a bad experience reading (save a few), and it kind of sucks because I can’t even recognize it by the cover later on. XD Oh, and yes to well done love triangles! I crave them so much, but it’s pretty much non-existent in all the books I read. *sighs* Nice tag! 🙂

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