20 Questions Tag

Long-time no tag! I miss doing tags sometimes and I felt like doing something chill, so here we are! This one’s been making the rounds- thank you so much to the wonderful Sophie @Sophie’s Corner, the awesome Lost Art of Reading, and the amazing Priyasha @Books and Co for tagging me! Highly recommend you check them all out 🙂

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  1. HOW MANY BOOKS IS TOO MANY BOOKS IN A SERIES?

I’m gonna be brutally honest- I prefer when series are trilogies or at most quartets. It’s not that I won’t read a series that goes on longer, but I tend to stop reading after a point/get annoyed with it. It’s the same reason I don’t like soaps: I like to get a sense that there is a clear end point. I also think that really long series get samey.

  1. HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT CLIFFHANGERS?

I love ’em! I know that’s not a popular opinion- yet a really masochistic part of my brain loves that torturous wait between books. If a book has made me crazy invested in the series and dying for the next one, then I say it’s a good job. The only dumb cliffhangers are the ones with twists you saw coming or that aren’t really a cliffhanger at all (I’ve seen ones that get resolved in a couple of sentences in the next book and GAH SO ANNOYING!). So yeah, I like them, but I can be salty about them too 😉

  1. HARDBACK OR PAPERBACK?

For the aesthetic hardbacks, for cost paperback. Although I get so many books second hand that I rarely get to choose this anyway.

  1. FAVORITE BOOK?

FAVOURITE BOOK?!? Are you mad?!!?! I don’t have one favourite- that’s virtually bookworm sacrilege! Buuut if you really pushed me on it, I’d say it’s either The Hobbit or Peter Pan.

  1. LEAST FAVORITE BOOK?

That is easy: As I Lay Dying. Cos it killed me with its stupidity.

as i lay dying

  1. LOVE TRIANGLES, YES OR NO?

NOPE! (except maybe sometimes if it’s done well and doesn’t involve any cheating)

  1. THE MOST RECENT BOOK YOU JUST COULDN’T FINISH?

Ermmm I haven’t DNF’d anything recently (as in nothing in 6 months), even though I said I would get better at DNFing *shifts guiltily*

  1. A BOOK YOU’RE CURRENTLY READING?

I’m currently reading La Belle Sauvage 🙂

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  1. LAST BOOK YOU RECOMMENDED TO SOMEONE?

I recommend things all the time- I find it so hard to keep track lol! I guess you could say Forbidden Wish as I physically handed it to my sister the other day and said “read this, you’ll like it” (I was right 😉 )

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  1. OLDEST BOOK YOU’VE READ? (PUBLICATION DATE)

That’s a hard question- presumably the Iliad (too lazy to look things up, this is supposed to be an easy post 😉 ).

the iliad

  1. NEWEST BOOK YOU’VE READ? (PUBLICATION DATE)

I think Obsidio tbh- I rarely get to new releases early.

obsidio

  1. FAVORITE AUTHOR?

Wait, after asking my favourite book, you now want a favourite author?!!? THIS IS SO UNACCEPTABLY HARD! I’m gonna go with Dostoevsky, because that’s a safe bet, but I’m giving *the stink eye* to whoever came up with these questions (JK, love you really, kind stranger 😉 )

  1. BUYING BOOKS OR BORROWING BOOKS?

I’m a book borrowing addict! I’ve always loved going to the library and now I’ve discovered Overdrive and *I CAN’T STOP*!!

  1. A BOOK YOU DISLIKE THAT EVERYONE ELSE SEEM TO LOVE?

queen of the tearling

Oh man this book bored me to tears.

  1. BOOKMARKS OR DOG-EARS?

Oh boy- people are gonna hate me for this answer. I do dogear, but not to keep the place- I basically use it for making (mostly in non-fiction when I’m not underlining passages). That said, I have loads of bookmarks lying about, so I tend to make use of them. Right now I’m actually using my favourite bookmark that the lovely Kat @Life and Other Disasters sent to me when I won her giveaway a few years ago- and look how pretty!!! (also the gold goes really well with the cover of the Belle Sauvage and I think about those things cos I’m weird)

bookmark

  1. A BOOK YOU CAN ALWAYS REREAD?

Well I’ve just done a reread of Harry Potter, sooo that.

  1. CAN YOU READ WHILE HEARING MUSIC?

Well I can tune just about anything out when I’m reading, but I prefer the quiet.

  1. ONE POV OR MULTIPLE POV’S?

Either- I really don’t have a preference. It just has to be done well.

  1. DO YOU READ A BOOK IN ONE SITTING OR OVER MULTIPLE DAYS?

Depends how much time I have! And how addictive said book is! If it’s really good it’ll take up all my free time and I’ll whizz through it, buuut that’s not accounting for when I have no free time 😉

  1. A BOOK YOU’VE READ BECAUSE OF THE COVER?

geekerella

I gotta say, I think I’m getting better at this. Still, I think I was attracted to the cover of Geekerella, simply because I was digging the quirky retelling vibe. And honestly the cover reflected *exactly* what was inside- so that was a win!

I tag: Nel, Bookstooge, Journey into Books, Sprinkle of Dreams, Kat and anyone else who wants to do it!

That’s all for now! What are you all reading today? Let me know in the comments!

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