Something you’ll discover about me is that I like to steal random book tags from the Internet and do them eons after they first hit the blogosphere. I mean, isn’t that what the Internet is for? (The answer is yes.)
So today, I’ll be doing the 20 Questions Book Tag, created by Buydebook at Goodreads. Here I go!
- How many books are too many for a series?
I guess it depends on the series. My preference is either standalone or trilogy. More than three is bearable. More than seven is a disaster.
- How do you feel about cliffhangers?
Oh, wow. I love to hate them, but at the same time, they’re crazy fun to read.
- Hardcopy or paperback?
Hardcovers tend to look nicer, but they’re so expensiveeeee. I usually buy paperbacks.
- Favorite book?
I think we went over this. 😶 I choose A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab for the sake of conciseness.
- Least favorite book?
I don’t have a set least favorite book, but a book that did disappoint me was We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal.
- Love triangles: yes or no?
Oh gosh no. Unless it’s something fresh and serves some purpose beyond adding unnecessary angst to an otherwise fine story.
- The most recent book that you just couldn’t finish?
I finish virtually everything I read, so this is a hard one. The most recent one I can think of is The Moor’s Account by Laila Lalami. I’m planning to pick it up again soon, though.
- A book you’re currently reading?
I just finished Defy the Fates by Claudia Gray, the final book in the Constellation series.
- Last book you recommended to someone?
I rant about books all the time to my friends, so it’s hard to keep track. But I believe it was Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman? It was primarily because I had to talk to someone about AIDAN, but let’s say that counts.
- Oldest book you’ve read by publication date?
I had a classics phase a couple of years ago, so I have a few up my belt. Does Romeo and Juliet count? The Bible? Otherwise, it’s probably Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
- Newest book you’ve read by publication date?
I am terrible at keeping up with new releases. It turns out What I Carry by Jennifer Longo and Tweet Cute by Emma Lord were both released on January 21, 2020, so those two, I guess?
- Favorite author?
Brigid Kemmerer and Markus Zusak are the only authors on my shelf who I own more than one series/standalone from. V. E. Schwab and Marie Lu, among others, also receive my adoration daily.
- Buying books or borrowing books?
Buying. Definitely buying. I get a certain satisfaction from seeing the books I’ve read on my shelves.
- A book you dislike that everyone else seems to love?
The Selection by Kiera Cass. I’ve attempted to start the series a few times, but I gave up in the end. I don’t get the appeal of a book all about a prince choosing his bride and girls fighting to get his attention???? I thought we were over that trope?? But everyone else seems to get it, so maybe it’s just me.
- Bookmarks or dog-ears?
I confess, in my bookworm youth, I dog-eared. I have since repented of my wicked ways, and I now use bookmarks.
- A book you can always reread?
Far From the Tree by Robin Benway never fails to warm my heart when I need something sweet and uplifting to read.
- Can you read while listening to music?
Alas, most of the time, I cannot. It seems as though my beloved Broadway playlists cannot accompany me into the land of literature.
- One POV or multiple POVs?
Multiple POVs, please. I loveeeeeee getting to see the same situation from different perspectives.
- Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days?
Multiple days. When the book is short, or I have time to spare, sure, I can do one sitting. But otherwise, multiple days it is.
- Who do you tag?
My knowledge of the blogosphere is currently very limited, so anyone who hasn’t already done this tag, feel free to join in!
How about you? What are you currently reading? How do you feel about love triangles?