20 Questions Book Tag

Book Tag

 

I don’t often do tags on my blog, but I was tagged by Shanah at Bionic Bookworm to do this tag. So here we go!

 

1 – How many books is too many books in a series?

This is a tough one!  I love my long fantasy epics like Wheel of Time, but I also recognise that not every series should be 15 books long.  I think a nice middle ground is a 3-5 books unless there really is a truly epic story to tell.  I’m not afraid of a long series.

A nice solution to this is also a series of companion novels like Emma Newman’s Planetfall books!  Are you sick of me talking about her yet?

 

2 – How do you feel about cliff hangers?

Cliffhangers don’t usually get to me!  Sure I’ll look forward to reading the next one, but I don’t often have the “AHHHHHHHHH” reaction.  I’m not sure what’s wrong with me.  Maybe I have no soul.

 

3 – Hardback or Paperback?

Either really!  I love a good paperback but there’s something to love about hardbacks, especially if it’s a pretty book.  I always buy the hardback when I can if it’s a particularly lovely cover.

 

4 – Favourite book?

Literally the worst question to ask a book lover.  If I had to choose, probably The Last Argument of Kings or Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie or A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers.  If you want a classier answer, North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell is absolutely wonderful, or Lord of the Rings by Tolkien.

 

5 – Least favourite book?

Ooh, a tough one.  I don’t often read books I hate because, well, I avoid them.  I tend to be good at predicting what books just wont be for me so I don’t waste my time.  But I am very outspoken about my hatred for A Court of Thorns and Roses.  I hate that fucking book.

 

6 – Love triangles, yes or no?

Nah.  I don’t think I’ve ever met a love triangle I liked.

 

7 – The most recent book you just couldn’t finish?

Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente.  I even wrote about why!

 

8 – A book you’re currently reading?

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Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames!  I’m buddy reading this with the marvelous Bethan of Bethan May Books and am really loving it.

 

9 – The last book you recommended to someone?

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Hmm, probably City of Stairs, which I thumped Scottish Fiance over the head with until he agreed to read it.  He’s loving it, so I feel super smug.

 

10 – The oldest book you’ve read (publication date)?

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Probably Beowulf.  I love that book so much and was the only one in my class who did when I read it for school.

 

11 – Newest book you’ve read (publication date)

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Legendary by Stephanie Garber.  It comes out at the end of May, and I reviewed it here!

 

12 – Favourite author?

Urg.  Another awful question for a book lover.  I’ll go with Emma Newman, Becky Chambers, Joe Abercrombie, Brandon Sanderson, Isaac Asimov, or Leigh Bardugo.

 

13 – Buying books or borrowing books?

Buying, which is slightly problematic.  I’m running out of shelf space!  I am, however, turning more often to my local library.  I’m very fortunate to have such a huge central library and a smaller branch close to home.

 

14 – A book you dislike that everyone else seems to love?

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas or Heartless by Marissa Meyer spring to mind.  Ugh.

 

15 – Bookmarks or dog ears?

Either!  Fight me.

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16 – A book you can always reread?

Fellowship of the Ring or Cranford!  Both are very much comfort reads.

 

17 – Can you read while hearing music?

Absolutely not.  I often read while listening to rain sounds though.  It helps get me in the zone.

 

18 – One  POV or multiple POV’s (POV = points of view)

It really doesn’t matter so long as the single POV is interesting or the multiple POV’s aren’t overwhelming.  I think 3 POV characters is more than enough, however there are exceptions to this (A Song of Ice and Fire or Wheel of Time are the shining examples).

 

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

Depends on the book!  I can get really into a book and read it in a single day/sitting.  I can also pull that out into multiple days.  It really depends on the story and genre.  I have found that the more involved I am with various forms of book blogging, the fewer one-sitting reading sessions I’ve had.

 

20 – A book you’ve read because of the cover?

An Enchantment of Ravens.  What a disappointment.

I also read Strange the Dreamer based on the cover, which I absolutely loved.

 

 

That’s it!  I’m not going to tag anyone because I worry that it’s annoying, but feel free to do this tag if you haven’t already.  Send me a link if you do!

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12 thoughts on “20 Questions Book Tag

    1. You know me too well! I LOVED A Closed and Common Orbit — I think I liked it even more than the first! I’m going to meet her TWICE this summer and I’m so excited (and I hope I don’t frighten her).

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