A while back, Dani @ Mousaibooks tagged me for the 20 Questions Book Tag and… Well, let’s just say I felt like doing a tag so here we go! I also didn’t have a post planned for today and since I’m clearing out my drafts, I figured it’s now or never, haha.
How many books are too many books in a book series?
I think this all depends, really. There are worlds you can continue living in and you want more and more books. Other times it feels like the author is simply squeezing all the non-existing juice from a world. Guess it all depends on what the world is like, how original the ideas are and how many adventures the characters can go on without it getting boring?
How do you feel about cliffhangers?
My perfect love/hate relationship! I love them because it makes me want to continue a series but I really, really hate them when I have to wait over a year to find out what happens next.
I think I mostly prefer books with a solid ending, but that leaves me with enough questions to make me curious about the sequel.
Hardcopy or paperback?
I honestly don’t really care all that much. Sure, hardcovers look more pretty on my shelves and they’re easier to hold. Also, no cracked spines.
But paperbacks are way more comfortable to carry around or to read while laying down?
I am not doing this. Nope. I have a whole list of favorites for a whole lot of different reasons. Daughter of the Pirate King, because pirates and sassy MC. Warcross because that writing is amazing! A Court of Mist and Fury because paint and soup and Rhysand. Autoboyography because Tanner is gold. 180 Seconds because it tore me to pieces. So many, many more though…
Your least favorite book?
Hm. I have to go with one that I decided to DNF last year. I was intrigued by the premises but in the end it got too confusing and I simply didn’t feel motivated to read on anymore. Honestly, it felt too serious and complicated at times and it put me off reading. The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North.
Love triangles, yes or no?
I don’t really mind them, to be honest, but they have to be done well. I hate triangles that feel fake or forced or where it’s way too obvious from the very start how things are going to turn out.
The most recent book you just couldn’t finish?
That would, again, be The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North.
Last book you recommended to someone?
180 Seconds to a colleague of mine! I wonder if she’ll listen.. And then end up cursing me for making her cry.. Oh, I hope she does.
The oldest book you’ve read? (Publication date)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald, which was published in 1922.
The newest book you’ve read? (Publication date)
Probably the eARC of One Summer in Rome by Samantha Tonge, which publishes in May.
Sarah J. Maas, Cassandra Clare, Marie Lu!
And for a lesser known one – who also rights fantasy – C.E. Clayton!
Buying books or borrowing books?
Buying. I love to stuff my shelves with all the books! Also, my library rarely has any new releases in English, ever.
A book you dislike that everyone else seems to love?
Hm, not that I can think of?
Bookmarks or dog-ears?
Do not torture those poor books!
A book you can always reread?
Harry Potter is too obvious an answer, I reckon?
Can you read while hearing music?
Uh, nope. I tend to get distracted, sing along, start dancing or headbanging or… well.. not reading.
One POV or multiple POV? (POV’ = Points of view)
I rather like multiple POV’s since that gives you multiple views on situations and makes you understand the characters more. Some stories are better with one POV though, since it keeps you guessing.
One book you read because of the cover.
I requested Paris Adrift because of the cover? It’s just sooo pretty.
Also, for those who value my munches at the end of my reviews, here’s today’s bonus: I just made Oreo truffles and almond biscuits! So guess what’s coming your way, eventually.. [They’re delicious. Just saying.]
And, you all know my “thing” by now. If you’re reading this, you’re TAGGED. No excuses!