20 Questions Tag

Book Tag

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?

RumbleThis one is a bit easier to pick out. Rumble by Ellen Hopkins – 1/5 stars, not for me. I wrote a rant review on it, too.

 

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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?

WeaveworldThat 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.

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8. A book you’re currently reading?Twelve Kings in Sharakhai (The Song of the Shattered Sands #1)

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?

Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku, Vol 1 (Otakoi: Otaku Can't Fall in Love?!)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.

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10. Oldest book you’ve read by publication date?The Iliad

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: Love is Hard for Otaku, Vol 2 (Otakoi: Otaku Can't Fall in Love?!)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.

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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.

14. A book that you dislike that everyone else seems to love?The Hobbit

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?Ella Enchanted

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

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. 😀

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And that’s it! I tag Ace, Zezee, Mai, Rylan Sato, Dragonsandzombies, MetalPhantasmReads, Pages below the Vaulted Sky, Jeroen Admiraal and Auroralibrialis to do this tag!

If you’ve already done it, link me it please. If not, PEER PRESSURE DO IT.

Happy reading!

Bout of Books 20 | Wrap Up

Bout of Books
Happy (boo) Monday! It’s 4:15 and I have to leave for work in an hour, yayay. Also, bout of books is over!

Reading Completed:

 

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss – 240 pages(ish), 9.5 hours listened – finished book!

The Broken Eye by Brent Weeks – 73 pages

Embassytown by China Mieville – 103 pages(ish), 3.75 hours listened

25 chapters of fanfiction (which… is seriously wonderful. I feel like a teenager again :”D)

 


And that’s it! Looking at it, I don’t think I read as much as I usually do during a readathon, but I definitely read more than I have been lately at all. It’s a nice change. Plus, finished a book, so woot.

Happy reading!

Bout of Books 20 | Day 5 Update

Bout of Books

Hello! Welcome to Saturday. :”D My last update was on Wednesday, so I have about three days worth of reading to cover.

Since then, I’ve read:

  • 5 chapters of fanfiction
  • The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss – audiobook: 6ish hours ~140 pages (finished it!)
  • The Broken Eye by Brent Weeks – 53 pages
  • Embassytown by China Mieville – audiobook: 2ish hours ~90 pages

So, not too much page-wise but 8 hours of audio in 3 days is a lot. :”D Hope anyone who’s participating is doing well! Happy reading

Bout of Books 20 | Day 2 Update

Bout of Books

Hello! Happy three-days-into-boutofbooks-day! I quickly realized that daily updates this time around aren’t doable for me… so every other day, every three days it is!

Progress:

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss – roughly 100 pages (3.5 hours listened)

The Broken Eye by Brent Weeks – 20 pages

And actually… I picked up a fanfiction this week, something I haven’t done in years. I’ve read a whopping 20 chapters of that over the past two days… so that’s where all my reading time has gone, haha. Not goodreads trackable, but reading is reading! 😀 And I’m very much enjoying it.


And that’s it! See you all in a couple days. :”D

Bout of Books 20

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Bout of Books

Gueeeeeess who’s doing a readathon starting Monday! It’s-a me! 😀 This also means that my posts for this coming week will (hopefully) pick up a bit over the normal three-per-week.

I’ve participated in the Bout of Books readathon every time it has happened since BoB 11, so… a few years, at least. This time around, I’m working full-time, so most of my reading will actually be listening – audiobooks are your friend when you commute 15 hrs/week.

The readathon starts on Aug 21st and runs through Aug 27th. There will be challenges and all sorts of fun stuffs.

Goals:

  • Listen to my audiobook(s) during every drive to/from work (10 drives)
  • Finish at least 3 books, one of them a physical copy

TBR:

I might also pick up another audiobook if I finish the first one. Not sure what, though.

If you’re participating, let me know! 😀 If you’d like to participate, click the BoB Banner at the top! Happy reading!