Hi everybody! Today is time for a tag, as that has definitely been a while 🙂 I saw this tag over @anovelglimpse.com and thought it was fun so I wanted to give it a try as well. Here we go!
1. How many books are too many books in a series?
Hmm, in reality this would really depend on the content of the book, the genre and how well it was written, as I feel like this can really depend from series to series. I mostly just want the story to have a satisfying arc and ending, without any filler books, and if that’s the case it doesn’t matter how long a series is. But overall, I’d give a rough estimate and say that max 4-5 books per series is enough…
2. How do you feel about cliffhangers?
If I’m binge-reading and have the next book at my disposal, then I don’t mind ’em (though are they really a cliffhanger in this situation?). But if I have to wait a year or more for the next book? Not a fan.
3. Hardback or Paperback?
I love the look and feel of hardbacks, definitely.
Though I also have to admit I’ve been reading less and less physical books anyway, be it hardback or paperback, and reading more ebooks and audiobooks. Only absolute favorites are usually still bought for my physical shelves, and in that case I usually prefer the hardback version.
4. Favorite Book?
I have sooo many favorites, but one series that holds my heart in particular is this one, as I re-read it about once a year and it never fails to hit me in the feels.
5. Least Favorite Book?
This is a tricky one, as I don’t want to be too negative about a book – just because I’m not a fan, doesn’t mean someone else can’t love it – but a book I read recently and really didn’t like was The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han. (A pity, because I did love her To All The Boys series). The characters were all extremely unlikeable and the love triangle was awful in every way. I still want to give the TV show a chance though.
6. Love Triangles: Yes or No?
In 99,99% of the cases, an absolute NO. (The Infernal Devices series is the only exception to this rule I’ve come across so far.)
7. The most recent book you just couldn’t finish?
I really, really wanted to like Blade and Rose by Miranda Honfleur as it sounds amazing, but it was quite slow and long and I found myself not picking it up for days in between reading just tiny bits and it just… wasn’t working for me. Maybe another time I can pick this up again and it’ll be better, but until then I will need to put it aside.
8. A book you’re currently reading?
Written in Red by Anne Bishop is actually a re-read as I read it for the first time a few years ago. I absolutely loved it, but then I never picked up the rest of the series. So instead I downloaded book 1 as an audio so I can do a re-read and then I’ll continue the rest of the series in audio format as well. I’m highly enjoying this re-read as I still love all of these characters and the found family dynamic so much.
9. The last book you recommended to someone?
If I go by the books I’ve consistently and very vocally been extremely positive about on my blog, then any of the below would probably be a good guess.
10. Oldest book you’ve read by publication date?
According to trusty Goodreads, this would be Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen, which would have been published in 1811.
11. Newest book you’ve read by publication date?
That would be The Unbreakable Bladesong Druid by Annette Marie, the final installment in the Guild Codex: Unveiled series. It was published on 23 September, 2022.
12. Favorite author?
Ehh, I’m starting to repeat myself here, but from my previous answers you’ve probably guessed…
13. Buying books or borrowing books?
Buying books. Though I’ve always been wanting to use the library more…
14. A book that you dislike that everyone else seems to love?
Dislike is saying a lot, but I didn’t enjoy The Bridge Kingdom by Danielle L. Jensen as much as most people did. I found it was slow, didn’t enjoy the romance and never picked up the sequel because I just wasn’t that interested.
15. Bookmarks or dog-ears?
Bookmarks. Love ’em and I have about 20 of them. Though, since I’ve been reading more ebooks and audiobooks, I barely get to use them, boo.
16. A book you can always re-read?
I love re-reading! Here are just a few of my beloved re-reads:
(not including any of the examples for question 9, though those definitely can be included on this list as well)
17. Can you read while hearing music?
If it’s instrumental music, yes. If there is singing, I’ll want to focus on the lyrics and get torn between reading or listening, so no.
18. One or multiple POVs?
Hmm, tough one, both can be amazing and it depends from book to book and also on genre.
For fantasy books, I usually prefer multiple POV’s, as it adds to the worldbuilding.
For romance books, usually I prefer just the one POV, BUT sometimes I am curious to see a certain scene from the love interest’s POV too 🙂
19. Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days?
I would prefer the one sitting reads, as I feel like they are usually the more powerful, all-consuming reads, but that takes time and it rarely happens for me. But sometimes I can read a book in 2 days, like on a holiday and I love it when that happens.
20. A book you’ve read because of the cover?
I will never read a book ONLY because of the cover, because the cover may draw my eye, but the blurb also needs to catch my attention. That said, the gorgeous cover for The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow definitely drew my eye AND then the blurb also sounded pretty amazing. (And I also loved the story itself, so triple win.)