Friday, 7 September 2018

20 Questions Book Tag


I haven't done a book tag in forever, seriously it's been a couple of years, so when I saw this one on the lovely Jenny in Nervland's blog I thought it would be fun to do and also great for anyone new to my blog to get a sense of who I am as a reader. So here we go, the 20 questions book tag!

1. HOW MANY BOOKS IS TOO MANY BOOKS IN A SERIES? 
Anything over five, I think four is ideal, and for me trilogies are different to series. Harry Potter is still king to me though and that was seven....
2. HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT CLIFFHANGERS? 
I hate them in stand alone books, I know it's meant to be a good literary trick or whatever but to me it feels a bit like a cop out. In a series though it is totally fine, but if there is too much time between books I often end up forgetting how they end anyway!
3. HARDCOPY OR PAPERBACK? If you follow me on Twitter then you will know the answer to this already but I HATE hardbacks. I read on my train commute or when I'm flying (which is stupidly often) and to have so much space taken up by a big bulky hardback, eurgh. And they are heavy! Unless it's a collectors edition or for display, paperbacks all the way.  
4. FAVOURITE BOOK? 
The Harry Potter series, specifically The Philosophers Stone. The first time Harry visits Diagon Alley is just so magical. 
5. LEAST FAVOURITE BOOK? 
I had to go on my Goodreads for this. I have quite a few low rated titles but I think I will go for Friend Request as this was my most recent low rated read. It's a thriller that has great write ups everywhere but I was not a fan, found it obvious and the plot line tedious. 
6. LOVE TRIANGLES, YES OR NO? 
Undecided. Sometimes they can be interesting, but often they just feel like they are added in for the sake of it and I'm really not a fan of cheating which love triangles often involve! 
7. THE MOST RECENT BOOK YOU JUST COULDN’T FINISH? 
I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara. It's a really fantastic book of a journalist looking into the Golden Gate killer, an unsolved serial killer case. Sadly the author died only a few months before they uncovered who the Golden Gate killer really is. 
8. A BOOK YOU’RE CURRENTLY READING? 
We Sold our Souls by Grady Hendrix. Fun fact, I tend to be a one book on the go kind of girl, although I read one and listen to one on Audible....
9. LAST BOOK YOU RECOMMENDED TO SOMEONE? 
This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay. It's incredible and I think everyone should read it. My review is here: This is Going to Hurt review.
10. OLDEST BOOK YOU’VE READ? 
I studied Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe, does that count? It was written between 1589 and 1592!
11. NEWEST BOOK YOU’VE READ? 
We Sold Our Souls is an advanced reader copy, it's so new it's not even out!
12. FAVOURITE AUTHOR? 
I would say J.K Rowling because of the Harry Potter series, but I didn't like her other book. This is a tough one, I'm going to say Neal Shusterman because I have enjoyed all the series I have read by him. 
13. BUYING BOOKS OR BORROWING BOOKS? 
I buy just because I'm super impulsive and Amazon has next day delivery.... I love doing book swaps with my friends though. 
14. A BOOK YOU DISLIKE THAT EVERYONE SEEMS TO LIKE? 
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. I loved Fangirl like fangirled hard over it, but Carry On which is the fan fiction featured in Fangirl was just not my thing and it seemed like everyone else loved it. 
15. BOOKMARKS OR DOGEARS? 
I own so many cute bookmarks and I love them, but I normally end up dogearing because I can never find a bookmark when I need it.
16. A BOOK YOU CAN ALWAYS REREAD? 
Harry Potter
17. CAN YOU READ WHILE HEARING MUSIC? 
I like to listen to instrumental music when reading because I hate silence, if the music has lyrics though my mind can wonder. 
18. ONE POV OR MULTIPLE POVS? 
If it's done well, multiple point of views. I don't think it's something that is pulled off well that often so lets say one to be safe!
19. DO YOU READ A BOOK IN ONE SITTING OR OVER MULTIPLE DAYS? 
If it's short I can do one sitting, but typically multiple days as I'm easily distracted.
20. ONE BOOK YOU READ BECAUSE OF THE COVER. 
Oh there is so many, I'm a sucker for a pretty cover, but the most recent one is Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto. It has Kitchen in the title and it's bright pink, all my fave things. 

7 comments:

  1. I bloody hate hardbacks too! There's too many pointy edges.
    Imogen’s Typewriter. <3

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  2. I love this - there is such an amazing thing about getting drawn into a book and being part of all the goings on. Interesting to get to know more about other book lovers in this way as well, I sadly can't read books anymore though and have had to switch over to audio books.

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  3. I agree with the exception of HP, series of 4 definitely make me lose interest. Though saying that there was one book that had 5 books in a series and I couldn't put it down.

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  4. Loved this post! The cat picture is absolutely adorable. Found some new titles which sound interesting, I'll have to check some of the books mentioned out! :) x

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  5. This was so interesting to read. I'm a huge bookworm so love finding out what other people love and hate. Totally with you on Harry Potter being the best, its one of the few books (series) I can re-read forever.

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  6. I so wish I had more time to read - my favourite books are Harry Potter too, I think J K Rowling is a genius. Kaz

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  7. I love to read. I tend to use my Kindle rather than actual books these days.

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