So, I wasn’t sure what to write for this week and then I found this tag over at Fantastic Book Dragon. I am not sure who the original creator is… But it seems really cool and fun and I thought I would give it a try.
1. How many books are too many books in a series?
This is a hard one cause I feel like the real answer is anything in the double digits but some of my favorite series reach into the double digits. So think it depends on the world and skill of the author but MAJORITY of the time if it has hit double digits it has lasted too long.
2. How do you feel about cliff hangers?
I really like them because it encourages me to pick up the next one and not forget to continue the series. What really bugs is when the next book doesn’t pick up at the cliffhanger or it resolves in a page.
3. Hardback or paperback?
Paperback 100% I often like the hardback covers better but I spend most of my time looking at the spines.
4. Favorite book?
This is the world’s most unfair question. So here are a couple: Terrier by Tamora Pierce, All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren, School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani
5. Your least favorite book?
I don’t really think I have a least favorite but the first one I remember disliking was Sarah Jane, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan in like 5th grade.
6. Love Triangles, yes or no?
Yes! As long as they are love triangle not love angles. I need for every character involved to have something to choose and lose in the stakes of this love. My best example is And I Darken by Kirsten White.
7. The most recent book you couldn’t finish?
The most recent would be Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco. I likely would have finished but the e-library loan was coming up and I just wasn’t vibing with the mystery.
8. A book you are currently reading?
I am currently reading The Constant Princess by Phillipa Gregory. I really like it and also I knew basically nothing about Catherine of Aragon. I know how her story ends but basically nothing else. She is fascinating!
9. Last book you recommended to someone?
I believe the last book I recommended was Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao to my mom. I really think she’ll like it.
10. The Oldest book you have read by publication date?
The oldest are the Odyssey, Illiad, Antigone in the B.C. but no exact publication date. The latest I can find with a specific publication year is The Account by Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca (1542) which was for my American Literature 1 class in college.
11. The newest book you have read by publication date?
Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire (January 7th, 2020)
12. Favorite Author?
I truly don’t know like I have no idea. There are literally so many to name a few: Susan Dennard, Patricia C. Wrede, Rick Riordan, Lemony Snicket, etc.
13. Buying books or borrowing books?
I love buying books like nothing gives me such a calm in life. But I do borrow books more I wouldn’t being able to sustain my reading otherwise.
14. A book you dislike that everyone else seems to love?
It is not a dislike but I never totally understood the worship of the Raven Boys series. I liked them they were okay but I with all the fans of it I feel like there is some sort of disconnect.
15. Bookmarks or dog-ears?
Yes I am a terrible person who dog ears.
16. A book you can always reread?
Spindle’s End by Robin McKinley. Over and over and over again since I was I think nine. It speaks to my tiny soul.
17. Can you read while hearing music?
Yeah, I can read while doing anything except like walking or drive cause that is dangerous.
18. One POV or Multiple POV?
Totally depends on the story but I think my favorite is a two POV alternating narrative.
19. Do you read a book in one sitting or multiple days?
I really like days where I don’t have to do anything but pour over a book and just finish story after story. Those days are few and far between, most of the time I read a little every day.
20. One book you read because of the cover?
Only one? Most Recently: A River of Royal Blood by Amanda Joy. And it was amazing!