20 Questions Book Tag

I wasn’t tagged by anyone for this, but I thought the questions were solid so I thought I would do it myself! These questions will tell you a bit more about me as a reader 🙂

How many books are too many books in a series?

For me it depends on the genre. But generally I think anything more than 5 books is too long. (looking at you, Throne of Glass! And Vampire Academy)

How do you feel about cliffhangers?

They are evil and make me emotional… but I love them.

Hardcover or paperback?

Both! But I know that’s a cop-out answer. So paperback. They are cheaper and smaller and easier to carry around. But i understand the aesthetic appeal of hardcovers for sure.

Favorite book?

RUDE. I cannot pick just one! Some of my favorites include: To Kill A Mockingbird, The Night Circus, Aristotle & Dante, Just One Day, and Kindred

Least favorite book?

Anything by Thomas Hardy, The Native Son probably being my least favorite of all.

Love triangles: yes or no?

No. There are maybe 2 exceptions to this that were actually done well so I don’t mind them, but pretty much the answer is always no.

The most recent book you just couldn’t finish?

Sever by Lauren DeStefano. It’s the final book in the Chemical Garden trilogy, and it was just not done well at all. the characters were lacking, the plot was lazy, and I got disinterested. it’s disappointing because the series started out so very strong!

A book you are currently reading

A Judgment In Stone by Ruth Rendell. For bookclub! It’s a pretty short mystery and I’m liking it okay so far.

Last book you recommended to someone?

Yesterday I recommended my coworker read Red Rising, and I also told my husband he needs to hurry up and listen to the audiobook for The Hate U Give

Oldest book you’ve read?

I believe that would be Gilgamesh? I think that’s the oldest story in literature. If not that, then Homer’s Iliad for sure.

Newest book you’ve read?

If we’re including ARCs then The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables, which I received from NetGalley and comes out in mid-April.

Favorite author?

ALSO RUDE. Some of my faves include: Gayle Forman, Louise Erdrich, Ian McEwan, Rick Riordan, and Octavia Butler

Buying books or borrowing books?

Buying! I love growing my personal library! 🙂

A book you dislike that everybody else seems to love?

Anna and the French Kiss. Just… no.

Bookmarks or dog ear?

ALWAYS BOOKMARKS. But if you dog ear, no judgement here.

A book you can always re-read?

Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. I read it every single March and I’m on my 5th re-read.

Can you read whilst listening to music?

Only certain types of music. I tend to listen to a lot of acoustic artists, like Marc Scibila and Brandi Carlile. But sometimes I’ll put on Mutemath or blues music or the score to a ballet… it really depends on my mood!

One POV or multiple POVs?

It depends on the story, really. But I tend to like only one POV. But some stories really benefit from and should have multiple POVs.

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

Again, this depends on the book. If it’s really short or I am incredibly hooked, then I likely can easily finish it in one sitting. If it’s a chunker or if i’m super swamped with other stuff, or if just isn’t the type of book that’s a quick read, then I’ll probably need a while to complete it.

A book you have read because of the cover

Feuds by Avery Hastings. I picked it up because it’s this gorgeous purple color and has a ballerina on the cover, and it ended up being one of the worst books I have ever read in my life.

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