I stumbled upon this 20 Questions Book Tag through Sara at The Bibliophagist and figured I’d give it a whirl myself, so away we go!
1. How many books are too many in a series?
Hmm… I tend to prefer a neatly packaged trilogy, but I’ll say I could go up to five books in a series.
2. How do you feel about cliffhanger endings?
LOVE them at the end of chapters, do not like them at the end of books. I am a creature of resolution and closure!
3. Hardcover or paperback?
Paperback. I always end up ripping hardcover dust jackets in some way 😦
4. Favorite book?
Tie: Pachinko, Don Quixote, and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. More on that in Six Books That Changed My Life.
5. Least favorite book?
6. Love triangles: yes or no?
No thanks… there’s more creativity in the world!
7. The most recent book you couldn’t finish?
I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella. I enjoy her books in between heavier or darker books just as a pick-me-up or palate cleanser, but this one just took a little bit too long to get to the very predictable resolution. I think I put it down about halfway through.
8. A book you’re currently reading?
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
9. The last book you recommended?
The Silent Patient by Alex Michealides. SUCH a gripping read!
10. The oldest book you’ve read?
Excluding the Bible– only because I don’t think I’ve actually ever read all of it!– it would be The Odyssey, which I believe dates back circa 8th century, B.C.?
11. The newest book you’ve read?
Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner. Published in June of this year, and my book club’s September book.
12. Favorite author?
Too hard to choose one! Gabriel Garcia Marquez and C.S. Lewis are very high up there on the list.
13. Buying books or borrowing?
Borrowing if my expectations for it are moderate, but buying if I think it’s something I’m going to really love! Also, always buying if it’s nonfiction… I’ve been converted to the school of underliners and margin-notetakers!
14. A book that you disliked that everyone else loved?
Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams. It’s touchy to explain, but details are in my August Wrap-Up post.
15. Bookmarks or dog ears?
Bookmarks! But my bookmarks are rarely bookmarks and are more frequently business cards, receipts, etc.
16. A book that you always re-read?
The Harry Potter series and The Four Loves by C.S. Lewis.
17. Can you read while listening to music?
Only music without lyrics! It’s also a fun little treat for me sometimes to listen to the Harry Potter movie soundtracks during my rereads of the series 🙂
18. One POV or multiple?
One. I tend to prefer the omniscient narrator– though not exclusively, of course (see The Silent Patient, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd for *excellent* first person narrative). Multiple POVs sometimes blend characters’ voices together, but they can also be done really nicely (see: Small Great Things, Home Fire).
19. Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days?
Multiple days. When I worked in retail/food service I could power through a book on my day off and I absolutely loved it, but now with my full-time job and my rehearsals and other commitments for music and theatre gigs, it takes me way longer to finish a book
20. Who do you tag?
I’ll tag Katie from Melting Pages and Brittany from Bookaholic Brittany! I hope you two enjoy this tag as well, and don’t forget to tag me when you do it 🙂
Thanks for reading, and if you feel so moved to do the tag as well, by all means, do so and drop a comment below!
Happy reading! Xx.