The 20 Questions Book Tag

It’s time for another tag and firstly I’m sorry that this is so late. I’m trying to go through them all in order and hopefully catch up this month. Fingers crossed that I can do it. Anyway I really enjoyed answering these 20 questions so thank you so much to Emma @ AFCTL for tagging me in this. Please check out her new page here and follow her on WordPress as well as checking out her answers over on her old page. She’s a truly lovely person and posts some absolutely amazing content.

How many books is too many in a series?

I honestly don’t feel that there is a set number of books that could be considered ‘too many’ in a series. It all depends on the author and series in question; the amount of ideas they have and how well they can carry them off without getting too repetitive. Some series I feel as if I could follow forever, others not so much. So basically it changes from series to series.

How do you feel about cliffhangers?

Is it possible to simultaneously love and hate something? I think that they’re a fantastic way to finish a book… but they drive me crazy if I have to wait for the next one. The anticipation and need to know factor definitely leave me desperate to continue the series though.

Hardback or paperback?

Both? I love hardbacks because they’re beautiful (aren’t all books?) and there’s something so special about holding one. Some have hidden covers, which I only learnt about through Bookstagram, and they can last really well. But they’re too expensive to buy all of the books that I want in that form plus, in some ways, paperbacks are easier. Mainly because A) they’re easier to carry and B) if I fall asleep reading a particularly big one I don’t have to worry about concussing myself with the cover :L So I guess overall I’d have to pick paperbacks if forced to choose due to the cost but I do adore hardbacks.

Favourite book?

Is it even possible to pick just one favourite book? There are so many series that I love including Wicked Lovely, The Hunger Games, Vampire Academy, Twilight (because even if it is unpopular I can’t fall out of love with that series unless my feelings have changed when I finally get around to re-reading it), The Folk Of The Air, Throne Of Glass (which I still need to finish!) and probably about a dozen others. There are also books that I’m hoping to pick up soon that I hope will make the cut too as they seriously have the potential to be amazing!

If I absolutely had to pick just one book I think it would probably have to be Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban though, closely followed by Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince. I’ve loved that series for so long and have so many fond memories of it. But as stated above picking just one book is incredibly hard. Once I’ve caught up a little bit with some of the books I’m most desperate to read on my TBR I’m planning to add a favourites page to my blog somewhere.

Least favourite book?

What immediately comes to mind is The Lovely Bones so I guess I’m going to go with that. Maybe it’s my fault for watching the film (which I thoroughly enjoyed) before picking up the book but I just couldn’t get into it. The story felt a bit wish-washy to me (and downright bizarre in one place) without the suspense that the movie had. Plus I found some of the central family quite unlikable in the book /:

Love triangle . . . Yes or no?

Yes (: Okay at times they can be a bit predictable or cliche but on the whole I quite enjoy love triangles. Sometimes the drama of a main character being torn between two individuals is addictive. And, occasionally, I myself feel torn over who to root for.

The most recent book you couldn’t finish?

I really hate saying this, as it’s one of my most anticipated books of the year, but at the moment the last book that I didn’t finish was EnchantΓ©e. That doesn’t mean that it’s a bad book though or that I was bored or anything like that. I kept falling in and out of slumps, couldn’t get into it at the time, and came to the conclusion to pick it up again once I was focusing better on my reading. So hopefully I’ll get a chance to pick it up again – and love it as much as I want to – by the end of the year or early next year at the latest.

A book you’re currently reading?

I’ve just finished The Pact and hopefully, as I’m scheduling this to post before going to pick up a book, I’m now reading Into The Crooked Place which I’m super excited to get on with.

The last book you recommended someone?

Rewind I guess? I can’t remember what I last recommended to someone in person but a review, if positive, is basically a recommendation. I also recently told Sophie about Haven’t They Grown as I loved the sound of the blurb but does that count as a recommendation when I haven’t read it yet?

Oldest book (pub. Date) that you’ve read?

Technically I’d guess the answer to this question would be one of the Shakespeare books that I had to read for school. Any of those were all read in class, as a group, however and I can’t remember if I read the whole stories or just sections of them. So I don’t really feel as if that counts. Instead I’m going to say Great Expectations. It’s another book that I had to study but this one I know that I read in it’s entirety by myself at home. And I found it okay overall I’d guess? I was quite enjoying it at first but eventually, as I can only read one book at a time, I got frustrated and wanted to move on to my own books. I’d still give this another try in the future though I think.

Newest book you’ve read (pub. Date)?

I was going to say Ninth House but then I realized that technically it’s The Pact as that hasn’t yet released.

Favourite author?

Again how on earth do you pick just one author to be your favourite? At the moment I think I’d probably say Richelle Mead as I’ve loved several of her series and have the rest on my TBR to hopefully pick up soon. Other authors have the potential to be favourites of mine too but I’ve read less series by them so far.

Buying books or borrowing them?

Buying them. I love buying books too much tbh. I don’t just buy new copies however, some books I get secondhand and I’ve found some absolutely fantastic copies whilst doing so. That being said I do want to start borrowing more books from the library too. I can’t buy everything on my TBR and I believe libraries are fantastic resources.

A book you dislike but everyone else likes?

Part of me feels like I should have saved The Lovely Bones for this question but oh well. I actually have another answer for this anyway and it’s… Coraline. My one experience with Neil Gaiman so far and I did not like it /: That being said I do have other books of his on my TBR and feel that possibly part of the issue was seeing the movie first again?

Bookmarks or dog ears?

Bookmarks every single time. How on earth could I dog ear a gorgeous book? Plus I love pretty bookmarks; I really should get some more.

A book you can reread over and over?

The Harry Potter series 100%. There are probably quite a few books that I could constantly re-read but this is the series that immediately sprang to mind, as well as the one that I’ve re-read the most. I could quite happily go pick it up again right now tbh.

Can you read while listening to music?

Sadly definitely not. I used to be able to read whatever my surroundings were like – such as being on holiday in a small caravan with the TV blazing in the next room – now though I seem to notice every little sound and it’s so frustrating. I think I may try to start listening to music, quietly, in the background whilst reading to see if it helps. Maybe…

Multiple pov’s or one pov?

I like both but I feel like it’s cheating to try and use that as my answer. If forced to pick I guess I’d go with multiple POVs. They can show you events that you wouldn’t otherwise see, give you more emotional depth as you get inside of more character’s heads and hearts and also add an element of uncertainty when different character’s accounts don’t add up.

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

On average it’s definitely over multiple days. I have no idea how some people can read a book in one sitting. Maybe I’m just too distracted, maybe things are too hectic around me or… IDK but anyway multiple days, how many depending on the book in question.

Who do you want to tag?

Sophie @ Me And Ink
Mandy & Sha @ Book Princess Reviews and
Chelsie @ My Reading Escape

As always please, please don’t feel any pressure to do these tags; it’s entirely up to you.

10 thoughts on “The 20 Questions Book Tag

  1. I agree about the series length depending on the plot as some plots have the strength for lots of books while others don’t.
    I do love Cliffhangers, although I do understand how they are annoying but I feel like if I was to write a book it would have a cliffhanger πŸ˜‚
    I think “haven’t they grown” counts as a recommendation as I wouldn’t have heard about without you πŸ˜‰
    I agree I prefer buying books and have them for myself but libraries are so amazing and I appreciate them as a resource!!
    I think I have read books in one sitting before but that is only if they are short πŸ˜‚
    Thank you so much for the tag!! ❀😊

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    1. Exactly (: and some authors seem able to spin ideas further than others without getting repetitive.
      I think they’re a great way to hook a reader and leave them wanting more. It’s just so frustrating when the sequel isn’t out for ages πŸ˜… but yeah I love them and would miss them if they disappeared
      Ooh good to know ☺️ I so can’t wait to learn more about it
      Yeah I love owning books. I’m trying to be good and borrow more too though. But if I’m super excited for a book, like The Beautiful, I buy it
      I’m not sure I could even then. Generally I pick up a book and two minutes later the cat meows to go in or out πŸ˜‚
      It’s ok, don’t worry if you’re too busy for it though. I know how hectic it can be around this time of year, plus you have Blogmas planned. ❀️❀️

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      1. Yes so true. Some can expand on the world in new ways so that’s perfect for them!!
        Haha it is effective but I do understand the frustration. It is why I like to binge read series πŸ˜‚ haha thank you ❀
        Yes it is a great feeling to buy a book you’re excited for!!
        Haha that’s so cute though!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
        Oh I do plan to do it, I have a list of all my tags but I think I will be late to them but eventually I will. I love these questions as well πŸ’›πŸ’›

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      2. Yes exactly. There are so many series getting added to atm as well and I love it πŸ˜€
        That’s very true. It’s definitely a good way of making sure a reader picks up your next book. I tend to binge read entire series when they’re out but I also read new releases and have to wait years 😦
        I agree πŸ˜€
        Yeah I guess it is. I just don’t know how she has such perfect timing :L
        Aww well I look forward to seeing your answers πŸ’›πŸ’› and don’t worry about it being late, all of my tags seem to be. Plus its such a busy time of year.

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      3. Yes it is great!!! 😍
        Haha it does!! Same I love binge reading a series, you can just get absorbed in it!! That is one of the problems of new releases!! You have to wait for the sequels!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜­
        Haha I know, that is weird. She must plan it πŸ˜‚
        Thank you so much!! πŸ’›

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  2. When I read the first question, I immediately thought, three books, but then after reading your answer.. I have to say I agree with you on that one. I feel like some series can continue for more than three books without getting repetitive or boring us, while others just… can’t do that well, I guess it all depends on the series πŸ™‚ and ahhh I’m so glad I’m not the only one who can’t read a book in one sitting, I’m just too unfocused I guess hahaha.
    Loved your answers! πŸ™‚

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    1. Yeah it definitely seems to depend on the series and author. I think sometimes reading something different in between could help too. I tend to read entire series in one go but when I read ASOUE it got a bit too repetitive as a result so if I’d spaced them out I think I’d have got less fed up around the middle.
      Oh yay I’m kind of relieved that it isn’t just me. I feel like even if I tried to read something short in one sitting something would happen to distract me. A lot of the time that cat end ups wanting something as soon as I pick up a book. Or the phone rings or something :L

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