Hello, a tag today! I saw this tag over on The Orangutan Librarian’s blog and thought it’d be fun (and I was pseudo-tagged. Taking that ‘and anyone who wants to do it’ literally, pbtbt).
1. How many books is too many books in a series?
I feel like this is a difficult question… it really depends on how big the world is. If there’s room for more story line without it becoming repetitive or confusing, go for it. I’m a-ok with long series as long as they stay interesting.
2. How do you feel about cliffhangers?
Well, they make me more likely to read the next book, so I guess my answer would be ‘good’?
3. Hardback or paperback?
For actual reading, paperback. For ‘look at my shelves, they’re so pretty’, hard back.
4. Favorite book?
Whoever wrote this question is insane. I’m just gonna screenshot my favorites shelf on goodreads, okay?
5. Least favorite book?
6. Love triangles: Yes or no?
In general, no. But I’ve read a couple that aren’t awful – it takes a lot of skill though.
7. The most recent book you just couldn’t finish?
That would be Clive Barker’s Weaveworld, lent to me by my mother. Sorry Mom, I know this is one of your favorites, but I just couldn’t handle it.
8. A book you’re currently reading?
The one I’m most actively reading right now is Twelve Kings in Sharakhai by Bradley P Beaulieu. It’s alright so far – it’s a bit difficult to binge though, which is making it tough to finish in time for the end of the Tome Topple Readathon currently going on.
9. The last book you recommended to someone?
Oh gosh, I don’t know. I’ve been trying to get my husband to pick up Wotakoi, does that count? It has to count.
10. Oldest book you’ve read by publication date?
Same as Orangutan Librarian’s answer, The Iliad by Homer. Goodreads says it came out around 750 BC.
11. Newest book you’ve read by publication date?
Wotakoi volume 2 by Fujita, published in English on May 31st of this year. This series is my latest obsession. I love the manga, I love the anime… I just love it. A blabber will be coming for it at some point.
12. Favorite author?
Another difficult question. Top few are: Robin Hobb, Naomi Novik, Alan Campbell, Seth Dickinson and C. S. Pacat
13. Buying books or borrowing books?
For me personally, I prefer to buy, but that’s only because I have the financial means to. When I was younger, the library was my bestie, and I’ll still occassionally get stuff from there, though it makes me feel guilty about all the unread books that I already own.
The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien. I didn’t hate this book persay, but apparently I missed the magic that everyone else is enchanted by. I gave it 2.5 stars, where the average is 4.25.
15. Bookmarks or Dog-Ears?
Bookmarks. Dog ear my pages and I’ll rip you a new one.
16. A book you can always reread?
I’m going to pass on obvious ‘Harry Potter’ answer and say Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve read this book – I used to rent it from the library over and over again. I’m about due for a reread too.
17. Can you read while hearing music?
Yes I can! I’d prefer it to be instrumental, but I can read during lyric music as well. I just usually choose not to.
18. One or multiple POVs?
No preference, as long as it’s done well.
19. Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days?
Multiple days, usually. I rarely get eight hours in a row to dedicate to a 400 page book anymore. It’s been done, just not in a while.
20. A book you’ve read because of the cover?
The Fold by Peter Clines, and it actually ended up making it to my favorites list, too. I rarely cover-buy, but when I do, I tend to actually end up really liking the book. 😀
If you’ve already done it, link me it please. If not, PEER PRESSURE DO IT.