Once upon a time, I was tagged by May @ Forever and Everly, Lu @ Lu Reads, The Orangutan Librarian, and more recently by Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books for the 20 Questions Book Tag—and I’m finally getting around to answering these questions! (🎉)
You should head over to their blogs and read their posts as well, because they have great answers, and I’d be over the moon if mine were half as interesting and entertaining as theirs are.
1. How many books is too many books in a book series?
If it absolutely has to be a book series, I’d prefer for it to be a duology (or a trilogy at the most), because honestly, most of the time I don’t even have the energy to emotionally invest in a standalone, let alone an entire series.
Moreover, the wait in-between books is excruciating. (Is anyone else dying to have Muse of Nightmares, and The Wicked King in their hands?)
2. How do you feel about cliffhangers?
At the end of a chapter? Great.
At the end of a book in a book series? Not so great, but it could be worse.
At the end of a standalone/last book in a series? Evil.
However, following my earlier assertion; if I’m not emotionally invested in a book, as is the case with about 91% of the books I’ve read (as evidenced by my Goodreads stats [quite a shocking revelation]) I’m perfectly indifferent towards cliffhangers.
3. Hardcopy or paperback?
I lean towards hardcopies, since you can’t read most paperbacks without irreversibly damaging their spines, and I’m just not equipped to handle that kind of mental distress—basically, this is me, whenever I see creased paperback spines:
4. Favorite book?
I don’t have one absolute favorite book, but these are five of my all-time favorite books, and my favorite books this year so far have been The Night Circus, Circe, and Strange the Dreamer.
5. Least favorite book?
I don’t rank books I don’t like, but two books I read this year and didn’t enjoy at all (unpopular opinion alert!) are A Monster Calls and We Are the Ants.
I’m … sorry?
6. Love triangles, yes or no?
No. Love triangles are a very bad idea 99.9% of the time, and the 0.01% are extremely rare cases, in which they are actually well-written—though I honestly can’t think of a single one right now … I wonder why. 🌞
Does anyone like love triangles, though?
7. The most recent book you just couldn’t finish?
Together at Midnight—which is technically on hold, but I’m not sure whether or not I’ll ever go back and finish it. It’s not bad, I just … lost interest in it.
8. A book you’re currently reading?
This is my first Adam Silvera novel, and everyone keeps gushing over it, so even though I’m not 100% sold on the premise, I have high hopes, because so many people whose judgement I trust have praised it.
9. Last book you recommended to someone?
My last book recommendations in general were for Pride Month, but my last personal recommendations were book two and three in the Captive Prince series.
10. Oldest book you’ve read? (Publication date)
The actual oldest book I’ve read of my own volition is Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (one of my all-time favorite authors!), published in 1811.
11. Newest book you’ve read? (Publication date)
The Raging Ones (The Raging Ones #1) by Krista & Becca Ritchie, which is an ARC, and I highly recommend it! The publication date is the 14th of August, 2018.
(I do wish with my entire being that it had a prettier cover.)
12. Favorite author?
Marie Lu, Jane Austen, and Leigh Bardugo.
13. Buying books or borrowing books?
Buying books. They’ll be mine to marvel at and cherish forever, and what’s better than having your own library?
14. A book you dislike that everyone else seems to love?
I could honestly create entire blog posts to answer this question, but the one I see praised the most is The Raven Cycle series—which I may or may not give another try, because someone told me that book #3 is amazing.
15. Bookmarks or dog-ears?
Bookmarks. I don’t use them, because I always remember the page numbers, but everyone who dog-ears books needs to keep those books far, far away from me, and never mention them to me, because even the thought of dog-ears makes a tiny piece of my soul disintegrate.
16. A book you can always reread?
The Harry Potter book series. And this is why.
17. Can you read while hearing music?
Yes. There are a few songs that immediately remind me of a certain book I read, while they were playing in the background. I don’t usually listen to music, when I read, though.
18. One POV or multiple POVs?
Depends on the book. I … really can’t choose between one or the other.
19. Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days?
Both. Some books (like The Night Circus) make me want to draw out the experience, and I much prefer reading them in smaller increments rather than in one sitting, and some I like to finish in one sitting.
20. Whom do you tag?
What are you currently reading? 💗
Do you prefer hardcopies, paperbacks, or e-books?
Which popular book(s) do you dislike?