It’s been a little over a year since I first did this tag, but I decided doing it over again wouldn’t hurt, especially because I was tagged by the fabulous Syberyah over at atTAGirl! I love supporting new bloggers (even though this is my first) and this one is extra special, as she is the sister of my best friend and fellow blogger, Autumn from Scribes and Archers.
There is a little bit of overlap in the questions, and as such I will be copying answers if they have not changed in the past year. So sit back, relax, and enjoy yet another around of blog tag!
1. How many books are too many for a series?
It really depends on the series for me. Some series can get away with an unholy number of books because that’s honestly how the story is progressing and it manages to keep your attention. However, some books can experience a lapse in interest or have the characters get too close to the end too many times, making it seem like the story will drag on forever and no real progress is being made.
I’ve read 8-9 book serieses and been hungry for more, and I’ve read trilogies that really should have been duologies (usually with the first and last books) or even should have been stand-alones. It really depends.
2. How do you feel about cliff-hangers?
I HATE THEM WITH MY WHOLE SOUL, WHY.
I’m just kidding (kinda) often they do have me crying out there’s not more of whatever I’m reading, especially if the writer is good at writing them (*cough cough* A.J. Howard *cough*). However, from a writer’s standpoint, they’re fantastic. It’s a way to keep the reader engrossed and interested in coming back to find out what happens next. You just have to make sure the pay-off is worth it.
3. Hardcover or paperback?
I prefer hardcovers solely because I am a clumsy goober. If they get water spilled on them, dropped, left somewhere, end up in the dirt, etc, they’re less likely to be ruined. As much as I prefer paperbacks for transportation purposes, it’s best for my library, and sanity, to keep a good number of hardcovers.
4. Favorite book?
Yikes. I don’t know any bookwrym who doesn’t hate this question. I love the Whispers of White duology by Miranda Marie, Dreamtreaders by Wayne Thomas Batson, near anything Marissa Meyer… I have a few loves, can you tell?
5. Least favorite book?
Always and forever Gulliver’s Travels I have never read something so boring. I like satire. I like allegory. I do *not* like this book. I do not care about Gulliver or his Lilliputians or his enlightened horse people. I do not like it here or there, I do not like it anywhere.
6. Love triangles, yes or no?
Depends on the triangle. Depends on the author and the book. The ones that are like:
Boy 1: Bad boi, abusive, probably has anger issues, but wears all black, drives a motorcycle, angstyTM from daddy issues, and has a shaggy haircut that somehow makes him attractive?
Boy 2: Cute, most likely childhood best friend or old flame, got dumped for Hot Angsty Boy 1, probably an artist or whatever, knows how to cry, too good for this world. Maybe a prince depending on the genera.
Girl: “Ahhh D: D: Both the boys are hot?!?!?!?! Who will I CHOOSE?? *cries over bad boy decisions*”
Please stop. These are terrible. I’m really tired of them. However, I’m a sucker for:
Boy 1: “Dang, I love her.”
Boy 2: “Dang bro, me too.”
Girl: “Would you just both shut up? I hate both of you and don’t have time for this with the whole saving the world and all. Go away or I’ll punch you.”
As long as the message isn’t “Once she finds her true love she’ll stop being so hard and become a Real WomanTM because she’s never felt love.” May that die in a ditch in Nevada.
7. The most recent book you couldn’t finish?
… I honestly am not sure. It may still be On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness, the first book in the Wingfeather Saga by Andrew Peterson. I cannot bring myself to read it, as much as I know I’d love it. *pokes self* Yeesh Allie, get it together.
8. A book you are currently reading?
Crooked Kingdom from the Six of Crows Duology by Leigh Bardugo. It’s great so far and I’m a little under halfway. I’ve been looking forward to it since I put down the first one.
9. Last book you recommended to someone?
… I think the Renegades Trilogy by Marissa Meyer? I’m not sure. I was talking books with a coworker last week and I don’t remember which one I fangirled over last.
10. Oldest book you’ve read? (publication date)
I’m pretty sure I’ve read older, but we’re going with Homer’s Illiad. It was really boring except that one chapter were the river gets so mad at all the dead people it chases Achilles around the battlefield. Yes. That’s an actual thing that happens.
11. Newest book you’ve read? (publication date)
Legacy from the Keeper of the Lost Cities series by Shannon Messenger. (I think anyway)
12. Favorite author?
*eyes the question* You didn’t learn you lesson with “Favorite Book”? *snorts* Fine. It’s torn between Miranda Marie and Wayne Thomas Batson. There’s so many authors I like, but ha. Close as you’ll get to a real answer.
13. Buying books or borrowing?
I answered it last time so:
Buy usually. If I think the book might be iffy or a one-time-read-only kind of deal, I’ll get them from the library and then if they are worthy, I’ll buy them. However, I refuse to just have pieces of a series. If I have one and two, I’m not then going to borrow three and buy four. That’s just a sin, practically.
Despite the fact I, annoyingly have two series’ like this right now. -,-
14. A book you dislike that everyone seems to love?
The Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riorden. Despite enjoying the Percy Jackson series, I never could get into Heroes of Olympus. I should probably try again, but I never really got the hype of his books anyway? As much as I liked them, they were booming for a while and I’m not 100% sure I get it. I actually prefer his Kane Chronicles.
15. Bookmarks or dog ears?
Bookmarks. Why would you dog ear your books? That’s practically a sin. It should be a sin. The 11th commandment: “Thou shalt not dog ear thy books.”
16. A book you can always reread?
I’m honestly not sure. I have a few, but I’m not sure I have a concrete answer for this one.
17. Can you read while hearing music?
I can, actually. I don’t know why I would since there are better uses of reading and music than putting them together. I prefer an ambiance while reading, like those by The Miracle Forest on YouTube. I’m especially fond of the Abandoned Theatre, Haunted Library, and Study Session at Night.
18. One POV or multiple POVs?
Doesn’t matter to me, I’m not partial.
19. Do you read a book over one sitting or multiple days?
Depend on the book, but it usually takes me more than one day. I like to spread out the story, enjoy it. It usually takes me a week for a standard-sized (4-500 or so pages) novel, especially over the summer. During the school year, it can take up to two or even three months.
20. Who do you tag?
No one. ;D This round of blog tag ends here with me once more.
May you find yourself love and blessed this early awakening summer, even if it’s only by a sweet pet. Stay cool and safe everyone!
~ Of Rainy Days