I wanted to do a book-based get to know me type of tag but all the ones I liked were too long. Then I found this tag here on paperfury.com and thought it was a good way to let you know more about me.
So now, let’s answer some questions!
1. How many books are too many for a series? There are never too many books, unless they are obviously been written to milk it and written poorly. But if you can keep me sucked into an amazing world with amazing characters, write more! I never want it to end!
2. How do you feel about cliffhangers? I love and hate them. They really keep me gripped to the story, but if I know there isn’t going to be another book then I feel sad. I need good closure. Not a bunch of what if’s and maybe’s.
3. Hardcover or paperback? I find paperbacks so much easier to read. I used to read every night in bed when I was a child, so if you fell asleep reading your giant hardback tome, you could get knocked out! Also I hate dust jackets, I think they are the most annoying thing to deal with when trying to read. They slip and slide around as your reading and if you leave them off then, if your like me, you loose it, or they get damaged. So paperback please.
4. Favourite book? Just one book? Ya right, I can’t pick just one. But my top 3 would have to be: Lirael by Gareth Nix, The Half Blood Prince by JK Rowling and The High Lord by Trudi Canavan. I could read these over and over, again and again.
5. Least favourite book? I actually can’t think of one off the top of my head, hmmm. No that’s too hard, I can’t think of any!
6. Love triangles, yes or no? Nope, not for me. I’m not much of a romance genre lover anyways, so adding another person into the mix is a no.
7. The most recent book you couldn’t finish? George R.R. Martin – Fire and Blood. It’s set 300 years before everything, I think, but as I haven’t read or seen (I will eventually!) Game of Thrones, I kept getting lost and confused. So I think I’ll come back to this book when I get around to reading the other ones.
8. A book your currently reading? Frostborn: The Gray Knight by Jonathan Moeller. I’m only a few chapters in but I’m liking it so far.
9. Last book you recommended to someone? Lord of the Rings. Always Lord of the Rings! Or atleast The Hobbit, but mainly Lord of the Rings, all three books of The Lord of the Rings. Can you tell I love Lord of the Rings?
10. Oldest book you’ve read by publication date? The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo. It was first published in 1831 and the edition I have was printed in 1975.
11. Newest book you’ve read by publication date? That’s probably The Watchmaker’s Daughter by C.J. Archer. It was published in 2016. (Blog spoiler, but this might be coming up as my next review, so keep your eyes open for it.)
12. Favourite author? Trudi Canavan! Hands down, always Trudi Canavan.
13. Buying or borrowing? All of the books. It dosn’t matter how I get my hands on them! Although if I really love the book then I want to keep it.
14. A book you dislike but everyone seems to love? The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Louis. I don’t know what it was about that book but I could never get into it. Having said that I haven’t tried to read it in years, so maybe I should add it to my tbr pile. Have you read it? Do you think I should give it another try?
15. Bookmarks or dogears? Bookmarks, if I can find one (using random junk that’s near by counts right?). But if I can’t find anything, I am not against dogears.
16. A book you can always re-read? Lireal by Gareth Nix. Love this book so much. I really saw myself in this character when I read it as a teen so there is alot of nostalgia in it for me. Also the entire Harry Potter collection, because Harry Potter.
17. Can you read and listen to music? Usually I’m either reading while the kids are playing/ shouting/ watching tv/ making noise. Or else I’m in bed, so I probably could listen to music but never get a chance.
18. 1 pov or multiple? If it’s written well I like reading from multiple points of view. I like getting different perspectives of certain situations.
19. Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days? Back when I was in my teens or younger and I had no responsibilities, I loved reading in one sitting (Harry Potter new book releases anyone?). But nowadays thats just not feasible (aka adulting). So now I try and fit in my reading around everything else.
20. Who do you tag? Everyone and anyone who wants to have a go.
So there you have it, my answers to the 20 questions. What about you? Would you answer the questions the same as me or would you have said something different? Let me know if you do this tag, or have you done it already? I’d love to read your answers!
Well that’s all from me today. Don’t forget to, Read You Fools 😉