Today, I thought I would post something a little different. I haven’t done a book tag on here for a while now. So I thought it would be the perfect time to post one.
1. How many books are too many books in a book series?
Personally for me, I would say 8 or more books is too many books in a series. The reason I say this is because I don’t tend to read many series I much prefer standalone books. The longest book series I have read is the Harry Potters books so around 7 books in a series is a perfect number for me.
2. How do you feel about cliffhangers?
It depends on the book and the type of cliffhanger that it ends on. If its not a major cliffhanger then I don’t tend to mind. However, if its quite a major and important cliffhanger and the next book hasn’t been released yet then its definitely not fun. I also tend to ask friends who have read the book before me if it ends on a important cliffhanger and if it does then I just wait until the next book is released so that I can binge read them together!
3. Hardback or Paperback?
No question about it paperback will be my answer every time. I do own hardbacks and I have brought the odd hardback (mostly if its a special edition) on occasion. But if I have the choice then its definitely going to be paperback.
4. Favourite Book?
Well this is a tough question to answer. But if I really had to pick one then it would probably be A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. It’s one of my most favourite stories to read (and watch). It has so much meaning behind it and it shows the power of Christmas, redemption, kindness, compassion, etc to be honest the list is endless when it comes to this beautiful little Christmas story.
5. Least Favourite Book?
Whereas the last question was a tough one for me. This question is so easy. For me personally my least favourite book is actually a poetry collection. Ariel by Sylvia Plath would have to be my least favourite book and I know this answer is probably going to be a bit controversial because I know so many people love this collection and this author but it just wasn’t for me.
6. Love Triangle, Yes or No?
No definitely No. I hate storylines that have love triangles I just don’t find them enjoyable. If a book has to have a romance element then I would much rather it be a hate to love storyline. Love triangles within books just infuriate me and rather just not read them!
7. The most recent book you couldn’t finish?
I have DNF’d a few books over the last few years but the only one that comes to mind when I am writing this is A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf. If wasn’t the fact that I didn’t like her writing or this book I just think it wasn’t the right time for me to be reading this book. I know some people will be shocked by my answer for this question however, don’t panic I do intend to try again with Virginia Woolf. I do have a copy of To the Lighthouse on my bookshelf waiting for me to read at some point.
8. A book you’re currently reading?
Slight confession here I have been in a major reading slump since September. No joke I literally have read one book since September. However, I recently acquired some books that I am extremely excited by and definitely planning on pick one up tonight.
9. Last book you recommended to someone?
I actually recommended 3 books recently on a YouTube video. This month Lucy over @LucytheReader is hosting the Christmas Classicathon which is a month long readathon all about reading classics. (I will have more on this readathon later on as I am planning to do a blog post for it). The 3 books that I recommended were actually all classics based on or around Christmas and there were: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, The Nutcracker by E.T.A. Hoffman and The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen.
10. Oldest book you’ve read? *publication date*
Off of the top of my head this probably would be Medea and Other Plays by Euripides which was a book I have to read for University a couple of years ago.
11. Newest book you’ve read? *publication date*
I’ve got a number of review books and arcs to still read however, the most recent book I can think of was sent to me for review by Quirk books and it was actually a children’s picture book. That book being Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Picture book by Kim Smith (believe me when I say six year old me would have loved this book).
12. Favourite Author?
Again another tough question for me to answer but I would probably have to say Mitch Albom. The reason I am saying him over my other favourite authors is because to date I have read all but one of his books (the one being his latest release) and I have loved every single one of them. There is just something about his writing that is so beautiful and magically at the same time and I just can’t get enough of it.
13. Buying books or Borrowing books?
I do prefer to buy books (rather they are new or secondhand I really don’t mind). The reason for this is because when you buy a book you don’t have to worry about reading it within a time frame and you also don’t have to worry about returning a book that you loved. But don’t get me wrong I am an avid library user and I do love borrowing library books too.
14. A book you dislike that everyone else seems to love?
Big Magic: Creative living beyond fear by Elizabeth Gilbert would have to be my answer for this question. I was recommended this book so many times and had heard so many good things about it that I decided to borrow it from my local library and lets just say I’m so glad that I borrowed it instead of buying a copy because I hate it!
15. Bookmarks or Dog-ears?
Mostly definitely bookmarks. I hate nothing more then picking a book up to read and one of the pages is dog-eared or folded to mark where someone got to.
16. A book you can always re-read?
I’ve already mentioned A Christmas Carol, so I’ll go will probably the most obvious and generic answer out there and that would be Harry Potter.
17. Can you read while hearing music?
Yes I do listen to music while I’m reading. I love having a nice background noise to read to.
18. One POV or Multiple POV?
To be honest I really does depend on the book, the narrative and storyline to whether or not one POV or multiple POV works better. I don’t tend to mind so much if there’s one, two or three POVs but when a author starts adding more POVs then this then at times I do tend to lost focus.
19. Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days?
Once again it totally depends on the book I am reading to whether or not I read it in one sitting or over a few days. If I am totally gripped by a book then I have been known to read it in one sitting.
20. A book you’ve read because of the cover?
I don’t tend to be someone who buys or reads a book based on there cover. However, on occasion a beautiful book cover has helped to persuade me to want to read a book either more then I did before. The one book that keeps coming to mind when I think about this question would have to be the paperback edition of Uprooted by Naomi Novik.