Today. . . on this memorable occasion. . . I have been tagged by Jenna for the 20 Questions Book Tag. I’m excited! I’ve seen this tag several times before and it looks very interesting.
Twenty questions is a lot, so let’s get started!
1) How many books are too many in a series?
I guess it depends on how the series is written. In general I’d say three or four books is probably the maximum, although it is possible to pull off more than that (i.e. the seven-book Harry Potter series).
2) How do you feel about cliff-hangers?
Cliff-hangers are awesome EXCEPT at the very end of a book. Books that end on a cliff-hanger don’t suit me. In other parts of the book, however, they’re super fun.
3) Hardcover or paperback?
Hardcover for sure. It makes a book feel more. . . “professional”. Although there’s nothing wrong with paperback. 🙂
4) Favorite book?
North! Or Be Eaten by Andrew Peterson. . . . Or any of the books in the series, really.
5) Least favorite book?
Maybe Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell.
6) Love triangles, yes or no?
Depends on how it’s done. I’d rather they don’t take over the plot. It’s okay as a side-plot, I guess. Then again, I haven’t read many books with love triangles, so you don’t take it from me. 😉
7) The most recent book you couldn’t finish?
Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien.
*and the crowd goes wild*
Hey, to be fair, the first chapter is really long! I got bored! It doesn’t mean I didn’t like it! I promise I’ll try again.
8) A book you are currently reading?
I just started The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. I read it a few years ago, but I don’t remember much about it, so I’m refreshing my memory. I’m enjoying it a lot so far!
9) Last book you recommended to someone?
The Wingfeather Saga.
Because The Wingfeather Saga.
10) Oldest book you’ve read? (publication date)
. . . The Bible?
11) Newest book you’ve read? (publication date)
They Called Us Enemies by George Takei (yes, graphic novels are books too). It was pretty good.
12) Favorite author?
If it wasn’t already obvious, Andrew Peterson.
. . .
13) Buying books or borrowing?
I can’t decide! On one hand, borrowing a book is very wise because you might not end up liking the book. And if you don’t like it, it’s not going to stay on your shelf anyways. Also borrowing is free (unless you have to pay a late fee, of course).
On the other hand, buying the book means the book is yours, and you can keep it as long as you’d like and do whatever you want with it. And if you don’t like it, you can sell it or give it away to someone who might like it (or burn it to a crisp; your choice).
My conclusion: When in doubt, borrow it.
14) A book you dislike that everyone seems to love?
The Harry Potter series. They’re good books. . . but Harry is a jerk. And he breaks rules.
(I don’t dislike the series, per se. . . it’s just annoying.)
15) Bookmarks or dog-ears?
I don’t understand why this is a question. Why would someone leave folds in perfectly good pages? I seriously hope it’s not a thing. At least not a deliberate thing.
16) A book you can always reread?
*refrains from bringing up The Wingfeather Saga again*
*oh wait. . .*
Princess Academy by Shannon Hale. Specifically the first book of the trilogy. The other two were good, but didn’t stick with me like the first one did.
17) Can you read while hearing music?
Sure. Especially if the music is instrumental. Lyrical music is a bit trickier. Sometimes I can ignore the lyrics well enough to where I can focus on what I’m reading, and sometimes I can’t. My brain is funny that way.
18) One POV or multiple POVs?
I just finished reading Immortal Guardians by Eliot Schrefer. It had at least six POVs. I could hardly keep up with the story. 😛
In general, one or two POVs is enough.
19) Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days?
It depends on multiple factors such as the length of the book, the time of day, my motivation, how much I’m enjoying the book, etc. It takes me anywhere from a couple days to several weeks to finish a book.
20) Who do you tag?
I shall tag. . .
Just answer the questions above! 🙂
That was a lot of fun! I’m glad I finally got to do this tag. 😀
Do Tell! What’s your favorite book or series? Is there one that you (like me) can’t stop talking about? Did you like this tag?