Book Tag Time!
I saw this tag on Paper Fury, while the original tag comes from The Little Booknerds~
I don’t think I’ve done this before, as several questions look new, but a lot of tags have some of the same questions but I doubt anyone will notice haha ^^”
1. How Many Book Are Too Many For A Series?
As long as the books remain well written and well plotted then the amount of books doesn’t matter to me. Some of my favourite series have around 5-10 books. For instance, Skulduggery Pleasant; Derek Landy (but I hate the new “Phase” so…) and Demonata; Darren Shan.
Also I don’t count trilogies as series – these are normally the ones I read the most.
2. How Do You Feel About Cliffhangers?
I don’t like cliffhangers. However, I have a way around them because I tend not to read books as they come out. A year is too long! So, I wait till they have all come out and then read the series~
3. Hardcover OR Paperback?
I like how hardcovers look, but I prefer reading paperbacks. And they are the cheaper version and I can’t afford to spend like £14-£20 on every book I purchase!
Thankfully, some books in the UK don’t even come out in hardback, for instance, the Arc of the Scythe; Neal Shusterman. This meant I didn’t have to wait even more months for the paperpack version of The Toll and it was the same price as other paperpacks (£7.99/£8.99 can’t remember which one it was haha ^^”)
4. Favourite Book?
Pride & Prejudice; Jane Austen – my answer will never change!
I mean I named my family dog Darcy! I adore this novel!
5. Least Favourite Book?
The Hobbit; J.R.R. Tolkien. Ugh this book was so boring.
I also tried to read The House of Night series but the first book was so bad that I couldn’t finish it.
6. Love Triangles, Yes or No?
As long as each character has a life of their own and a personality I’m down. A lot of time they can get a bit annoying, especially as most of them are so obvious who the main lead is… but most of the time I never get second lead syndrome when I read.
(I don’t know how to explain this in non-drama terms 😂)
7. The Most Recent Book You Couldn’t Finish?
The book that comes to mind is the third book in the Poison Study series. I just couldn’t find the motivation or point of carrying on. I lost interest in the plot real quick. And that was in 2018… I don’t really dnf books. I tend to struggle through 🙃
8. A Book You’re Currently Reading?
I’m reading some chunky books at the moment, and have been reading them for months haha ^^”
- The Diviner’s; Libba Bray
- Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell; Susanna Clarke
- Parade’s End; Ford Madox Ford
9. Last Book You Recommended To Someone?
I recommend my best friend Mel books all the time, but I’m not sure what the last one was… she’s currently borrowing my copy of Battle Royale; Koushun Takami so I’ll say that one. Whenever we go to book shops I do a lot of pointing 😅
10. Oldest Book You’ve Read By Publication Date?
I’m not really sure. I read the Karma Sutra; Vatsayana during my degree, but that’s not something I read because I wanted to haha 😂 The next is Dante’s Inferno which I read for uni too.
The next one is Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Nights Dream (1595). This also happens to be my favourite play of his.
11. Newest Book You’ve Read By Publication Date?
My most recent read, publication wise, was The Toll; Neal Shusterman.
This is the final book in the Arc of the Scythe trilogy and I’m so proud of myself that I actually read it in a timely manner. I read the entire trilogy last year!
12. Favourite Author?
I don’t really have a favourite author. I have loads of authors who I like and continue to read their work, but not a definitive fave.
13. Buying Books OR Borrowing Books?
Both. I like to own books because I like them on my shelves. However, I do use the Overdrive app a lot which is connected to my local library. I’m bad at returning books to the library and Overdrive does it for me haha 😂
I will say though, my local library sucks… it doesn’t have a lot of variety and not a lot of audiobooks, which is bad because it’s for an entire county! Hence, why I have started using Scribd.
14. A Book You Dislike That Everyone Seems To Love?
I mean the only one I can think of is the first book in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. It’s a much loved fantasy classic and I found The Fellowship of the Ring boring. So much walking 😐
15. Bookmarks OR Dog Ear?
I know that people can do whatever they want with the books they own, but dog-earing physically hurts me. I see people do it and I cringe. I see people fold the entire page… LIKE WHY DO THEY DO THAT?! I use literally anything as a bookmark; receipts, bus tickets, random bits of paper etc.
16. A Book You Can Always Re-Read?
Would it be a surprise if I said Pride & Prejudice? Nope. Lol haha
The first book in the Skulduggery Pleasant series is one I can always re-read. Especially as the audiobook is read by an Irish man and the accent ♥.♥
17. Can You Read While Listening To Music?
I can only read while listening to classical music if I’m using my headphones, but if the radio’s on then it’s alright, I can drown it out.
18. One POV or Multiple?
As long as the voices are distinguishable from the other, then I don’t mind. I do prefer 1 POV, but if each character has an interesting plot then more are welcome!
19. Do You Read A Book In One Sitting Or Over Multiple Days?
I read pretty slowly, about 40-50 pages in an hour. I have to set basically a whole day aside to read an entire book. With audiobooks it’s easier as I can often listen to them at double speed.
Saying that the books I’m currently reading have taken me weeks ^^”
20. Who Do You Tag?
I TAG YOU!!
(If you want to do it haha ^^”)
Thanks for reading! I hope you’re having a lovely day~