Good morning you guys! I hope you’ve had a good start to your day or a good day in general so far! We’re supposed to be getting rain today so hopefully, I’ll be all cuddled up in bed and reading the day away – especially after yesterday’s reading outside resulted in a bit of a sunburn on my shoulders.
For today’s post, I figured it would be super fun to share a tag I was recently tagged in where I get to talk about all things bookish and who doesn’t enjoy that, right? So, thank you to Grey for tagging me in this! ❤
And now, let’s just jump right into this!
1. How many books are too many books in a book series?
Hmmm, I feel like four books might be a pretty good number of books for a series for me! I was going to answer this differently at first because I thought my answer might vary depending on if it’s a series that is already released or if it’s an ongoing series but after giving it a bit more thought, I’ve come to the conclusion that four is perfect.
It’s a number that wouldn’t turn me away from an already released series (because series are a commitment) and I feel like being along for the ride of a quartet is a time period that isn’t too long.
2. How do you feel about cliffhangers?
This one 100% depends on if it’s an ongoing or completed series and whether or not I have the next book on my shelves already. Because if it’s an ongoing series and I have to wait at least a year for the next book? Then cliffhangers are the absolute worst (*sends evil eyes at Lord Of Shadows*). But if it’s a series that I already own and can continue right on, then I don’t mind!
3. Hardback or paperback?
Paperback! I love, love, love paperbacks and my shelves are probably 85% made up of paperbacks! They are usually much cheaper than hardbacks and much, much easier to read and take around with you too!
The only time I will ever reach for a hardback over a paperback is if it’s a brand new series that I just cannot wait until it’s released in paperback the next year! And I’ll probably regret that decision when the new book comes out because I’ll want it to match which would mean I need to get another hardcover at a more expensive price.
But then again, it’s not unlike me to buy the paperback copy a year later so I can continue the rest of the series in paperback too (though we shall not speak of my current struggle to decide which edition of Queen Of Air And Darkness I should get because I’m worried it won’t match my Lord Of Shadows copy…).
4. Favorite book?
Oh, easy! Simon VS The Homo Sapiens Agenda – if we’re talking just one single book. Then yes, hands down! I don’t think there is a single book that I own that I have read as many times as Simon VS and especially in the short amount of time that has passed since I first read it!
And if we’re talking series, then it’s The Infernal Devices! I’ll forever hold this trilogy in a very special place! And if we’re talking about one book from a series/trilogy then that’s probably A Court Of Mist And Fury! I love, love, love that book with all my heart and am constantly looking forward to my next reread – whenever that might be!
5. Least favorite book?
I have no idea! I don’t really think about books I didn’t enjoy once I’m done with them. I try to banish them from my memory!
6. Love triangles, yes or no?
Yes, if they are done right. And so far the only series that has accomplished this (in my opinion) is The Infernal Devices! Throughout the entire trilogy, I would find myself rooting for either couple and I genuinely loved all the characters involved in the trilogy (even though I might love one particular character more now, after the fact) but that hasn’t really happened since TID and usually, I’m just really annoyed by love triangles!
7. The most recent book you just couldn’t finish?
No idea! I don’t mark books I DNFed on Goodreads and I don’t remember the last book I did that with, unfortunately!
8. A book you’re currently reading?
I’m actually in the middle of two books right now: The Smoke Thieves by Sally Green (which I’m enjoying quite a bit and am about a fourth of the way through) and The Iron Trials by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black which I picked up from my local library a few weeks ago and need to finish soon!
9. Last book you recommended to someone?
Em, probably Leah On The Offbeat since it’s the one I keep talking about recently! I don’t remember who I last recommended a book to (I’m getting old, okay?) so we’ll just go with Leah!
10. Oldest book you’ve read? (Publication date)
Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone which was released in 1997.
11. Newest book you’ve read? (Publication date)
The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo which released yesterday and I read early as part of the blog tour!
12. Favorite author?
Hands down, Leigh Bardugo! I’ve read and loved pretty much all of her books (though my opinion might change on the Grisha trilogy once I reread it, but when I first read it I loved it) and I am constantly looking forward to what she’ll be releasing next!
13. Buying books or borrowing books?
I wish I could say borrowing, but my library selection just isn’t that great – especially since I live in a rather small town in the countryside. I’ll usually opt to buy books if I can afford them!
14. A book you dislike that everyone else seems to love?
The only book that comes to mind for this would be Harry Potter? I read the first one and really didn’t enjoy it and I don’t see myself carrying on with the series because it’s quite long and I don’t think I want to make that commitment right now. Maybe down the line when I have kids myself – who knows.
15. Bookmarks or dog-ears?
Usually, bookmarks! Though I am not above dog-earing my books!
16. A book you can always reread?
Again, Simon VS The Homo Sapiens Agenda! It’s usually my go-to whenever I am doing something and want entertainment that isn’t music!
17. Can you read while hearing music?
Yes! I actually need to listen to something while reading a book because I’ll get distracted by the quiet otherwise!
18. One POV or multiple POV’s? (POV’s = Point of views)
Multiple POVs all day! I just really enjoy experiencing a story through the eyes of multiple characters and getting to know characters from multiple perspectives – it’s always so much fun!
19. Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days?
It honestly depends on the book and my own mood! I’ve read books in literally one sitting where I didn’t do anything but reading and only get out of bed when I needed to eat or use the bathroom. But sometimes a book just takes me multiple days to actually finish it (most recently with Nevernight) and that’s okay too.
20. Who do you tag?
- Caro @ Bookcheshire Cat
- Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books
- Iris @ Hoard Of Books
- May @ Forever And Everly
And now it’s you guys’ turn! I want to know
- dog-ears or bookmarks?
- favorite books?
- most recent book you absolutely loved?
- paperback or hardback?
- one sitting or multiple days?
I’d love to hear your answers down in the comments below or in a post of your own – just make sure to tag me so I can read your answers! 😀