Book Tag: 20 Questions

This tag features 20 fun and bookish questions.

Source: Ashley Rae @ Thrifty Bibliophile

How many books are too many books in a series?

I don’t think a series can have too many books if it has a good plot. On the other hand, sometimes even a trilogy is too long if the story isn’t strong enough.

How do you feel about cliffhangers?

I love them! Especially when there’s another book in the series. The only time cliffhangers are frustrating is when the book is a stand-alone and you’re left wondering what happens OR when the next book in the series isn’t out yet.

Hardcopy or paperback?

Paperback for reading, hardback for displaying on the shelf. But paperbacks are so much cheaper, so they’re usually what I go for.

Favorite Book?

I’ve never been able to pick a favorite book, but SOME of them include:

The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier
The Giver by Lois Lowry

Least Favorite Book?

Again, it was hard to pick just one, but I managed to come up with these three:

The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
Skin by Ted Dekker
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

Love triangles, yes or no?

I don’t really have a problem with them, but I am typically partial to books with little to no romance. However, if done well, a love triangle can add a good layer of drama to the story.

The most recent book you just couldn’t finish?

Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone. This is a book that I may eventually go back to but at the time that I picked this up, it just really wasn’t for me.

A book you’re currently reading?

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

Last book you recommended to someone?

Not sure, but it was probably some book that I recommended to my husband that he and I both know he won’t ever read 😉

Oldest book you’ve read? (Publication date)

The Death of Ivan Ilych by Leo Tolstoy (published in 1886)

Newest book you’ve read? (Publication date)

Follow Me Back by A.V. Geiger (published in June 2017)

Favorite author?

I know it’s cliche, but I’m going to have to go with J.K.Rowling!

Buying books or borrowing books?

Recently, I’ve become pretty picky about which books I’ll actually buy. I have so many outlets available for me to get “free” books (Kindle Unlimited, Scribd, Libby, Audible) that I will typically try a book using one of those methods. If I like it enough, then I’ll buy it on Amazon!

A book you dislike that everyone else seems to love?

The Selection by Kiera Cass. This is a book that a lot of people either love or hate, and, while I didn’t hate it, I definitely didn’t love it (I gave it two stars). I think all the hype from the people who loved it set me up for disappointment. I am still considering continuing with the series because I hear they get better.

Bookmarks or dog-ears?

Is this even a question? Bookmarks all the way!

A book you can always re-read?

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I reread this book every year in December, and it never gets old!

Can you read while hearing music?

NO! Basically the only thing that I can listen to when I’m reading is white noise.

One POV or multiple POVs?

Probably just one POV. While multiple POVs can give the story a more well-rounded feel, I am a bit more partial to just one person telling the story.

Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days?

I’ve never been able to read a book in one sitting, but I have read some short novellas in one day. I just don’t have a good enough attention span to read a book in one sitting.

Who do you tag?

Anyone who wants to try this fun tag!

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