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
*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!