20 Questions (Tag)

(This post was written in December 2018, so all the answers are based on what I’ve read up till then.)

I voluntarily tagged myself after reading Pauliina’s answers on her blog and it got me excited to write some of my own. So, here goes!

20 Questions Tag

1. How many books is too many in a series? 

Six. (As a side note, I’m finding it increasingly annoying nowadays when a book is not a stand-alone. More so if it doesn’t need one. Book series hurt my wallet and imagine the frustration at waiting for the next installment! Plus, wouldn’t you have forgotten most of what happened in the previous ones? BUT, I don’t hate them. I’m lucky most series I’ve gotten into were already completed.)

2. How do you feel about cliffhangers?

Cliffhangers at the end of a chapter are most welcome. At the end of a book? No. Unless I already have the next one.

3. Hardback or Paperback?

There was a time when I couldn’t understand the appeal of hardcovers. Like, isn’t its design not ergonomic? But after setting my eyes upon a hardback copy of Spellslinger I don’t even care if it’s clumsy to hold!

Spellslinger by Sebastien De Castell - Hardcover

Normally I go for paperbacks for it’s price but I’ll get a hardcover when there’s a good deal! And like Pauliina, I like the size of trade paperbacks.

Illuminae - Hardcover
Do you notice the special transparent jacket?

4. Favorite book?

You ought to know by now that most book lovers won’t give you a straight answer. I’ll just state some of my favorites: The Gone series, The Firebird series, Dry by Neal Shusterman, Agatha Christie’s works(the ones starring Poirot), Failsafe by Anela Deen, Alice In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom, Three Men In A Boat by Jerome K. Jerome and The Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Philippe.

5. Least favorite book?

if only you knew by mags storey

If Only You Knew by Mags Storey.

6. Love triangles, yes or no?

NO. I’m all for a little jealousy but no stringing people along please.

7. The most recent book you just couldn’t finish?

daisy's run by scott baron

Daisy’s Run by Scott Baron. Didn’t like the overly snarky and obstinate character, the many *ehem* scenes, insta-love and long-winding story.

8. A book that you’re currently reading?

The Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Philippe - Book Cover - A spiral bound yellow notebook with doodles, set against a light grey background

The Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Philippe. Anything with humor instantly makes me like the story better, this one happens to be EXACTLY my kind of funny!

9. Last book you recommended to someone?

 

the 7½ deaths of evelyn hardcastle by stuart turton

The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton to Pauliina(I think). It’s CRAZY. And MYSTERIOUS. And MIND-TANGLING. It’s got a Cluedo vibe with a hint of Alice In Wonderland, both stuff I love. Many say it’s like Groundhog’s Day, too.

10. Oldest book you’ve read? (Publication Date)

sense and sensibility by jane austen

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen, published in 1811.

11. Newest book you’ve read? (Publication Date)

the red labyrinth by meredith tate

The Red Labyrinth by Meredith Tate. It’s yet to be published! June 4th, 2019, to be precise. It’s was an enjoyable read as it featured a maze and a romantic trope I like. Only thing is it’s not a stand-alone and the plot was a little predictable. But other than that I enjoyed the mystery of the maze, the challenges the characters had to face, and the romance! I love the broody and mysterious kind of guy in stories, the kind who knows what they’re doing and has leadership qualities. Also, he should hold good values at heart. All of which the male lead had in The Red Labyrinth!

12. Favourite Author?

Michael Grant, Neal Shusterman, Agatha Christie, Ben Philippe and Meg Cabot. I have a feeling that Jay Kristoff, Leigh Bardugo and Kass Morgan will join that list once I’ve read their works. If you ask me this after I’ve finished all my ARCs and books I own, I’ll have more to add.

13. Buying books or borrowing books?

Both. Owning my favorites makes me happy and I have to have a bookshelf in my room to display them one day. On the other hand, borrowing saves so much money!!! Like, SO. MUCH. And my current lifestyle doesn’t allow me to have too many books taking up space. There’s a different kind of zing! to checking out a book at a library, you know?

14. A book you dislike that everyone else seems to love?

ultimate-hitchhiker-guide-galaxy-douglas-adams

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. His is a particular kind of humor that I just don’t get.

15. Bookmarks or dogears?

Bookmarks, cuz I can’t bring myself to FOLD my books. The horror!

16. A book you can always reread?

I’m not one for rereading, so any book that I’ve forgotten 70% of. Like Imaginary Enemy by Julie Gonzalez and Don’t Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

17. Can you read whilst hearing music?

Yes. Although it takes some getting used to and listening to foreign music is easier.

18. One POV or multiple POV’s?

I prefer one, but as long as the book is well written and engaging I don’t mind multiple. A recent example would be Dry by Neal Shusterman.

19. Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days?

98% of the time in multiple days. One sitting if the book is under 200 pages. I just can’t fathom how a lot of readers can finish an average-sized book in a day! Where do they have the time to cook, clean, use the loo or earn a living??! Tell me your secret!

20. One book you read because of the cover?

All books I read were first chosen because of their covers, so how do I answer this? And I’ve never read a book without checking out the synopsis. Let’s go with A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray. I hoped I’d like the synopsis when I saw the cover and imagine my luck when it turned out to be a dystopian, time-travel, inter-dimensional, young adult, sci-fi AND romance novel all rolled into one! That’s like ALL my favorite genres wrapped in one series!!!

firebird series by claudia gray
Isn’t it simply STUNNING??!

 

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