I was tagged by Kathy at Pages Below the Vaulted Sky to do this 20 Questions Book Tag.
Before I get started I just want to say a big THANK YOU to Kathy and to the other bloggers I have gotten the chance to interact with lately. Whenever I start thinking…. ‘gee I wish I had hundreds of followers for my blog’… I stop myself and remember: none of that matters! I started doing this in the hopes I would connect with a couple of people and share some comments back and forth. That goal has been met… I am a happy girl.
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20 Questions Book Tag
1. How many books is too many books in a book series?
It really depends. In most cases, a fourth book annoys me. I think this is because there have been several times I’ve read a series that was supposed to be a trilogy, but then at the end of book three I’m told to look out for the conclusion in book 4. WHAT?! So aggravating! But then there are the Percy Jackson series that are five books long, and yet not long enough. And the Redwall series by Brian Jacques- I own 18 of them, and even when I realized the books were heavily recycled versions of each other, I was still all in.
2. How do you feel about cliffhangers?
NOT a fan. This is why I tend to hold off on reading new releases. I like to wait to start a series until they are a few books deep, preferably when the last book is about to come out. If I a book ends with a cliff hanger and I already have the next book, I don’t mind it. If it ends with a cliff hanger and I have to wait a year+ for the next book… NO THANK YOU!
3. Hardback or paperback?
I mean, I love a gorgeous hardback, but paperbacks are cheaper and hurt less when I drop them on my face as I drift off to sleep.
4. Favorite book?
Not a fair question! How in the world do I pick ONE? I’m sorry but I have to skip this one pending further introspection.
5. Least favorite book?
Currently, that would be Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard. No wait… Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance. Also Alias Hook. Oh man, that’s three books I’ve hated in just 2018. I usually don’t dislike books. I guess that’s the downside to reading more… more opportunity to dislike something.
6. Love triangles, yes or no?
Ummmm….. yes. I usually know how it’s going to go right away, and I feel bad for the third party, but I don’t really mind them. Unless they are just thrown in for added drama without being fully formed or adding to the book at all.
7. The most recent book you just couldn’t finish?
Oh boy, last month was rough with e-ARC DNFs. I think the last one I tried and couldn’t continue was The Life and Death Parade by Eliza Wass.
8. A book you’re currently reading?
I just started my second read of Ready Player One. I want to refresh my memory before seeing the movie. Also reading a book I won from a Goodreads giveway called The Slave Players.
9. Last book you recommended to someone?
I saw a friend of mine the other day and immediately and enthusiastically recommended Illuminae to him. In fact, the entire time I was reading the series I was eager to get him to read it. Literally the second I saw him I burst out with “I HAVE A BOOK FOR YOU TO READ!” and his response was “what is happening!?” because yeah, I was that giddy.
10. Oldest book you’ve read? (Publication date)
I think that would have to be Antigone. But I don’t remember it. Beowulf would be the next oldest and I read that one in high school and remember it a little better.
11. Newest book you’ve read? (Publication date)
OBSIDIO!!!! Book three of the Illuminae Files. Oh my gosh, it was so great (although I think Gemina might have been my favorite of the series as a whole).
12. Favorite author?
Neil Gaiman maybe. Benjamin Alire Saenz probably. Oooooh I know! Brian Jacques holds quite a special place in my heart. I even named my ferret after him.
13. Buying books or borrowing books?
Well, first I borrow a book… then I end up buying it because I love it so much.
14. A book you dislike that everyone else seem to love?
When I was reading and hating Alias Hook, I could not find a bad review of it. What the heck? Also, the Miniaturist.
15. Bookmarks or dog-ears?
Bookmarks… but dog-ears don’t make me nearly as mad is it does other readers. And by bookmarks I mean popsicle sticks the kids and I have decorated, homemade cardstock bookmarks, receipts, post-its, etc. I wish I had pretty etsy bookmarks, but I can’t bring myself to spend that money. I want to try making some fantsy pantsy bookmarks soon, I saved a bunch of ideas on my Pinterest.
Like I said, I don’t dog-ear pages. I’m sure I have done this a time or two. I know it drives some people bananas… but here are some of my favorite dog-ear pics I think everyone can enjoy….
16. A book you can always reread?
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz. I re-listen to it often.
17. Can you read while hearing music?
Not really. I did put on some sci-fi theme music to play in the backgorund while I read Illuminae. That was kind of neat. But typically I don’t do music while reading.
18. One POV or multiple POV’s? (POV’s = Point of views)
Multiple first person POVs take me a little longer to get into, but I don’t particularly have a preference. What I don’t like, though, is when a book series follows a single perspective and then all of a sudden book 3 or 4 becomes multiple POV. No thanks. Be consistent. (I’m looking at you Dorothy Must Die series)
19. Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days?
I love when I get to binge a book in a single day, but that doesn’t happen too much anymore. The last big snow day we had when my husband stayed home to play games and hang out with the kiddos I got to read a book and a half. HEAVEN!
20. A book you’ve read because of the cover?
Snow and Rose, a middle grade book by Emily Winfield Martin. Grabbed this from the library because it was so pretty.
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