It’s been a while since I did a tag of any kind, and I love reading them because I always love getting to know people from a more personal point of view which you wouldn’t usually get to do in your typical review posts. I’m sure my answers will be boring, but I want to give it a try anyway…
How Many Books is Too Many Books in a Series?
Personally, I would go with anything more than three because after that I just lose interest. I feel like, after a certain point, the story gets really dull and monotone because the plot is just going in all sorts of ridiculous directions just to keep it going. I prefer stand – alones, most of the time.
How Do You Feel About Cliffhangers?
From a sucess point of view, they’re amazing. It gets your readers to pick up the next book and continue the series. However, from a reader point of view? They’re not for me. Cliffhangers at the end of chapters is ok but I’m not fond of those at the end of a book.
Hardback or Paperback?
Paperbacks because they’re easier to hold, handle, carry around and they’re cheaper. On the other hand, hardbacks last longer than paperbacks and are usually much prettier too. For collections, hardbacks 100%.
I don’t think I have a favourite book but the ones that I thought of first from the top of my head are Radio Silence by Alice Osoman and We Are Okay by Nina Lacour. I also really like Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall. Also, Children of Blood and Bone by Toni Adeyemi. You know what, I can’t choose!
Least Favourite Book?
Anything by John Steinbeck, really. That whole “western” theme really isn’t my thing. I also absolutely hated It’s Kind of a Funny Story, I hated it enough that this many years after I have finished it it’s still one of the first books I think of when I think of “hate”.
Love Triangles, Yes or No?
Absolutely no, I find them tedious, annoying and full of tropes. I wish they’d all just date each other and move on.
A Book You’re Currently Reading?
I write my blog posts in advance, so what I’m currently reading is probably going to be about twenty books behind by the time this gets posted. I’ll tell you anyway, any excuse to write about books! A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge. I’ve absolutely loved the books by this author before, and this one is no exception – but a bit different to her usual books, it’s about a girl posessed by a bear.
Last Book You’ve Reccomended Recently?
A Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. I reccomended it to someone because she said she really likes classics and wanted to know what I liked, and I don’t actually read classics very often because more often than not I find I don’t like them – I read this one for school though and I’ve re-read it so many times ever since then.
Oldest Book You’ve Read?
I’m going to guess something from my English Literature class, but I forgot what it was called. Something about a woman speaking in Old English to people on a (very long) walk where cars didn’t exist, telling stories of her travelling.
The Newest Book You’ve Read?
I don’t read new books very often, I usually just get things from the library and I buy books from used book shops where new books aren’t often found. I don’t buy new books unless I really, really want one. I’d say the newest one I’ve read though would be One of us is Lying or maybe Friend Request. Everything else I’ve read has come out quite a while ago.
I’m not sure if I have one, but I do have a few whose books I will pick up without even reading the title and just by seeing the author. They include Angie Thomas, Becky Albertalli, Frances Hardinge, Holly Black, Nina Lacour, Terry Pratchett, Sandhya Menon, Shira Glassman, Roanna Sylver, and maybe Patrick Ness because I will pick up everything of his but I also struggle to like a lot of his stuff but a couple things I’ve read of his have been amazing so I’m conflicted.
Buying Books or Borrowing Books?
I prefer to borrow books but my library doesn’t get new books in very often and I read so much at such a fast pace that I’m going to go through everything I’m interested in pretty quick, especially with how small it is. So, for that, I will want to buy books so I read more of what I’m interested in but that costs a lot of money.
A Book You Dislike That Everyone Seems to Like?
I’m quite easily pleased when it comes to books and I don’t usually read a book that I have no interest in just because it’s popular (although I used to). So, I can’t say for that one (aside from the one I mentioned earlier, that book is quite popular even though I hate it)
Bookmarks or Dogear?
Both! If I don’t own the book I won’t dogear the pages because that’s disrespectful of their property, but I will dogear my own. Especially if I don’t have a bookmark around, which I often don’t!
A Book You Can Always Re-Read?
A Pictre of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, I’ve re-read that one quite a few times. I also re-read books written by Jacqueline Wilson, my childhood favourite, and Cathy Cassidy.
Can You Read Whilst Listening to Music?
Yep! Not the kind with lyrics, though, otherwise I’ll be paying attention to that and not the book.
One POV or Multiple POV’s?
I like both! Some people can’t pull of multiple POV’s though, they don’t sound like two different people. I want them to sound like different narrators.
Do You Read a Book in One Sitting or Over Multiple Days?
Sometimes over multiple days, but usually I can read books in one sitting.
One Book You Read Because of the Cover?
I’m ashamed to admit that a lot of the books I borrow from the library are based on their apperance. I read Ink by Alice Broadway, because the cover was absolutely beautiful, but unfortunately the book didn’t live up to my expectations.
Sorry this was so long!! But it felt good to release some thoughts into a post in a fun way. I haven’t been a part of the blogging world for so long that I don’t have anyone to tag, so if you want to do it, consider yourself tagged! (also if you know the original person who created this, please let me know!)