Thank you so much to Amy at A Court of Crowns and Quills for tagging me to do the 20 Questions Book Tag! Check out this girl’s blog and instagram you guys. Her pictures are gorgeous, she’s super nice, and her reviews are awesome.
I had a lot of fun answering these questions! Feel free to do this tag, but ping me back by linking to this post so I can read your answers!
How many books is too many books in a book series?
It honestly depends. If we’re talking Throne of Glass, THE LIMIT DOES NOT EXIST. If we’re talking The Mortal Instruments, WHY ARE THERE 452 BOOKS???? In all seriousness, I’m a big fan of trilogies. I get my fix (I love series and prefer them over most stand-alones) but there’s plenty of time for the author to wrap it up the right way.
How do you feel about cliffhangers?
I love to hate them. Especially if the next book isn’t due out THE VERY NEXT DAY (looking at you, Children of Blood and Bone and Strange the Dreamer).
Hardback or paperback?
I own them all, as well as an e-reader. It really depends on the cover. I usually buy hardback these days because I like how sturdy they are, but I’m always terrified of messing up the dust jacket.
Do I honestly have to pick one? I can’t. So I’ll just pick my favorite one from this year: Strange the Dreamer. This book was epic and I’m still not over it.
Least favorite book?
This one is actually easier. I absolutely HATED Lord of the Flies when I had to read it for school. I’m not even all that sure I finished it, and I hate not finishing books – it makes me feel like a quitter (this is just my OCD coming out to play).
Love triangles, yes or no?
This is a loaded question. I can enjoy some love triangles, but I absolutely HATE HATE HATE when the girl bounces back and forth between two guys and just cannot decide which one is better. I hate when she just seems to love the one she’s with at the time. I get being conflicted, but come on girl. Make a choice, or at least know which one you like better. This was one of my main beefs with An Ember in the Ashes and a Torch Against the Night.
The most recent book you just couldn’t finish?
Like I said, I don’t like to not finish books. I honestly don’t remember the last one I DNF. I ALMOST bailed out on All the Ever Afters, which I received as an ARC, but felt I owed it to the publisher and Edelweiss to finish.
A book you’re currently reading?
I’m currently doing a buddy read of To Kill a Kingdom and I am loving it! I’m about halfway through (slightly behind on that buddy read) but it isn’t letting me down! I was a little nervous about all the hype. I’m doing the buddy read with Bookish Boss Book Club, and they have an instagram and Facebook group if you’re interested in joining in on the monthly buddy read!🙂
Last book you recommended to someone?
Strange the Dreamer. I think I’ve recommended it to about 452 people by now. Can’t stop won’t stop. IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THIS BOOK GO BUY IT IMMEDIATELY.
Oldest book you’ve read? (Publication date)
Oh geez. I don’t know. I know I’ve read some classics but none are sticking out in my brain. Sorry y’all.
Newest book you’ve read? (Publication date)
Definitely Children of Blood and Bone, I read that the week it came out. I’m not including ARC’s, that doesn’t seem fair.
I don’t have just one! Here’s a few: Sarah J. Maas, J.K. Rowling, Rainbow Rowell, Tamora Pierce, and more recently Laini Taylor.
Buying books or borrowing books?
I do both! If it’s something I’m not completely sold on (or it doesn’t have a gorgeous cover – I can’t resist), I borrow it from the library.
A book you dislike that everyone else seem to love?
The entire Mortal Instruments series. Remember how I said I don’t like to quit reading books? I also don’t like to give up on series – but I did. I stopped after book three. I have a really hard time enjoying books where I hate the main character… and to me, Clary was one of the most annoying, selfish, foolish main characters I have seen in a long time (don’t hate me!). I just could not stand to read one more page of her.
Bookmarks or dog-ears?
Bookmarks, you monsters! Don’t you dare dog-ear that page!!!
A book you can always reread?
Harry Potter or anything my Sarah J. Maas.
Can you read while hearing music?
I can if it’s soothing music. If the TV is too loud or the music is too up-beat, I get distracted. It also depends how good the book is!
One POV or multiple POV’s? (POV’s = Point of views)
I love multiple POV’s! It (usually) makes me more endeared to more characters, and I feel like it really helps develop the story more.
Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days?
Multiple days. I have done one sitting, but honestly I just don’t have the time to do that anymore, and when I get home from work I feel like I should interact with my family for a little while.
A book you’ve read because of the cover?
It is a pretty frequent thing for me to buy and read books just because of the cover. I know, I know, don’t judge a book by it’s cover, to which I say: THAT IS THE POINT OF THE BOOK COVER. TO DRAW YOU IN. Most recently I bought (but have not read yet!) The Wicked Deep solely because of it’s cover. I honestly have no idea what it’s about. But look at this thing of beauty! How could I say no?
NOW I TAG:
Dani at Literary Lion
Destiny at Howling Libraries
Stephanie at Scribbles and Knots
Kathy at Pages Below the Vaulted Sky
Kathy at Books & Munches