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 🙂
- 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.
- 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 😉
- 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.
- 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.
- LEAST FAVORITE BOOK?
That is easy: As I Lay Dying. Cos it killed me with its stupidity.
- LOVE TRIANGLES, YES OR NO?
NOPE! (except maybe sometimes if it’s done well and doesn’t involve any cheating)
- 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*
- A BOOK YOU’RE CURRENTLY READING?
I’m currently reading La Belle Sauvage 🙂
- 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 😉 )
- 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 😉 ).
- NEWEST BOOK YOU’VE READ? (PUBLICATION DATE)
I think Obsidio tbh- I rarely get to new releases early.
- 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 😉 )
- 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*!!
- A BOOK YOU DISLIKE THAT EVERYONE ELSE SEEM TO LOVE?
Oh man this book bored me to tears.
- 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)
- A BOOK YOU CAN ALWAYS REREAD?
Well I’ve just done a reread of Harry Potter, sooo that.
- CAN YOU READ WHILE HEARING MUSIC?
Well I can tune just about anything out when I’m reading, but I prefer the quiet.
- ONE POV OR MULTIPLE POV’S?
Either- I really don’t have a preference. It just has to be done well.
- 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 😉
- A BOOK YOU’VE READ BECAUSE OF THE COVER?
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!
That’s all for now! What are you all reading today? Let me know in the comments!