Hello bookish people!
It is finally Friday, and Friday’s are for doing fun bookish things. So today I am doing the 20 Questions Book Tag that I saw on @Paper Fury’s blog. It looked like it could be fun so I decided to have a go at doing it as well. I hope you all enjoy it!
- How Many Books Are Too Many For A Series?
Hmm… if I am enjoying a series then there’s never too many books because you know I’m going to keep coming back and buying them all BUT if I’m not completely obsessed with a series then I’d say I lose interest after about the 4th book. My perfect amount is probably a trilogy.
2. How Do You Feel About Cliffhangers?
Ah cliffhangers, the the stomach-dropping feeling when you don’t know how long it will be until you can get your hands on the next book in the series and complete the story. Inside I’m throwing the book against the wall and screaming because it hurts my soul to leave a story unfinished.
3. Hardcover or Paperback?
Hardcover. I’d definitely choose a hardback book over a paperback one, I know they’re more expensive but thinking about paperbacks and their cracked spines.. I just can’t do it. Also, on the practical side – hardcovers usually have slightly larger print and well, you know, every little helps.
4. Favourite Book?
That is an extremely difficult question to ask someone who loves books! But I’ll give it a go.. hmm, probably The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern. It’s whimsical and magical and it has BOOKS in it and a masquerade party and great characters and.. I could go on and on all day about this book but I won’t I’ll just say that if you haven’t read it I would recommend it.
5. Least Favourite Book?
I don’t have a least favourite book. There have been a few books I didn’t enjoy but I won’t name any here, if you want to know what books I did and didn’t enjoy I will be putting up weekly book reviews starting on Monday so check them out, I will always be honest within my reviews!
6. Love Triangles, Yes or No?
No. No. Nope. No. NO! I do not like love triangles. Do I still enjoy books that happen to have love triangles in? Yes, I do. But will it lessen my enjoyment of it? Also, usually yes. (I’m just going to pretend that the ACOTAR series doesn’t include a love triangle because that series is amazing.)
7. The Most Recent Book You Couldn’t Finish?
Well.. the answer for this one is Charmcaster by Sebastien De Castell, the third book in the Spellslinger series. Now, it wasn’t that I didn’t finish the book because I wasn’t enjoying it or I wasn’t feeling it at the time because I was loving it – the problem was that I was reading it at like 4 AM because I’d woken up desperate to read something (does anyone else ever get like that?) and it was the first book I saw but I was actually still really tired so I had to go back to sleep.
8. A Book You’re Currently Reading?
That would be Bridge Of Souls by Victoria Schwab because my pre-order of it arrived yesterday and I couldn’t wait to dive into it. It’s not on my March TBR but shhhh, that doesn’t matter.
9. The Last Book You Recommended To Someone?
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. My friend and I have pretty much the same reading tastes and she also loves books about Fae, and they don’t get much better than Cardan.. anyway, I lent the book to her and then we went into another national lockdown. So.. she still has my book. I asked her if she’d send me photos of it each week so I knew it was safe but she said no.
10. Oldest Book You’ve Read By Publication Date?
My answer to this is the same as PaperFury’s – Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. I had to read it for my University classes.
11. Newest Book You’ve Read By Publication Date?
Definitely the Bridge of Souls by Victoria Schwab that I’m currently reading as it’s publication date was the 4th March 2021.
12. Favourite Author?
I know I can’t pick just one for this! Here’s a short list: Philippa Gregory, Terry Pratchett, V E Schwab, Kerri Maniscalco, Stephanie Garber….
13. Buying Books or Borrowing Books?
Buying. I like owning my books so that I can just grab them and read them whenever I want to.
14. A Book That You Dislike That Everyone Seems To Like?
Hmm.. I’m going to go for the Guest List by Lucy Foley, I didn’t exactly dislike this book but I picked it up because I saw a lot of people on BookTube loving it and it didn’t quite live up to my expectations.
15. Bookmarks Or Dog Ears?
Dog ears would ruin my books so there is no way I will be doing that! I always have a bookmark handy for when I start reading.
16. A Book You Can Always Reread?
Anything by Stephanie Garber or Kerri Maniscalco, the Villains series by V E Schwab, the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead… the list goes on
17. Can You Read While Listening To Music?
Nope. I like there to be quiet when I am reading and music makes me daydream so it would be difficult to read at the same time.
18. One POV Or Multiple?
That depends on the book. Usually I prefer one POV because it’s easier to follow the story that way, in my opinion, but I can get on board with multiple POVs if the characters are good (cough*Six Of Crows*cough).
19. Do You Read A Book In One Sitting Or Over Multiple Days?
Physically, I can do either. Mentally, if I can’t read the book in one sitting and I have to put it down for more than a few hours it is much harder for me to pick it up again.
20. Who Do You Tag?
Everyone! Anyone who wants to do this tag! It was pretty fun to do, if you have different opinions or want to talk to me about anything bookish let me know in the comments!