The 20 Questions Book Tag

Thank you so much to Lilly at Lair of Books for tagging me to do the 20 Questions Book Tag! Please check out her blog because she is the loveliest person alive ❤

This was a fun tag and a good change of pace from writing reviews! I hope you enjoy my answers. Feel free to do this tag! Remember, if you do, please ping me back by linking directly to this blog post so I get the ping notification. 🙂

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

I think going beyond 4 books in a series gets to be a bit much. And for the love of god, please don’t change the covers half way through a series! *screams*

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2. How do you feel about cliffhangers?

I can handle a minor cliffhanger as long as the major plot points are wrapped up. But in general, cliffhangers make me want to throw the book across the room.

3. Hardback or paperback?

I don’t discriminate. I love all book forms. I prefer to collect hardbacks, but I like the feel of paperbacks. I also enjoy reading on my Kindle. I have a form of inflammatory arthritis, so using an e-reader has been such a huge pain reliever for my wrists.

4. Favorite book?

I’m going to agree with Lilly on this one; Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is my absolute favorite. I love meeting the characters from other schools, the Yule Ball, the Triwizard Tournament. Everything!

5. Least favorite book?

I can’t say I have an absolute least favorite book. So I’ll choose my least favorite book for this year, which was The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert.

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6. Love triangles, yes or no?

I think a love triangle can be well done. What I don’t like is when there’s a love triangle, and then all of a sudden the author does a dramatic shift where she turns one of the love interests into a raging douche. I want to see the romances evolve organically.

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

I read The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black this year, and I had to DNF with only 30 pages left. It makes me so sad because I love Holly’s The Cruel Prince. It was too slow, the characters were not good, and the world building fell flat IMO.

8. A book you’re currently reading?

I just started Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne! I’m reading an ARC that was sent to me from HMH. It releases May 1, 2018. 🙂

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9. Last book you recommended to someone?

There are a few, but the one that stands out the most to me is To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo. It’s an appealing recommendation because: 1) It’s short, 2) it’s a dark retelling of The Little Mermaid, and 3) it’s a standalone.

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

I don’t read a lot of classics, guys. Sorry! I’m going to have to think wayyyy back to high school for this one. So… uhh.. Pride & Prejudice?

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

Not counting ARCs (I feel like that’s cheating haha), I think the most recent release I read was Obsidio by Jay Kristoff!

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12. Favorite author?

I’m just going to list a bunch: Rainbow Rowell, JK Rowling, Laini Taylor, Leigh Bardugo, Sarah J. Maas, Karin Slaughter, Jen Lancaster, Victoria Schwab, Jay Kristoff, Kendare Blake.

13. Buying books or borrowing books?

I love supporting my local library, but I love buying and collecting books!

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

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. I am actually a fan of the Shadowhunters books, but the very first book in The Mortal Instruments is…. not so great. I know so many people love it, so I hope I’m not insulting anyone! I just think The Infernal Devices is written so much better! Also I just don’t like books that romanticizes ambiguous-incest-love interests. I KNOW how things turn out but the overall idea still grosses me out.

15. Bookmarks or dog-ears?

Bookmarks! Even though I love to collect beautifully crafted bookmarks, I often reach for whatever I have laying around: a receipt, post it note, whatever. I cannot bring myself to dog ear. (Photo: I purchased these woodmarks from Ink & Wonder)

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16. A book you can always reread?

I want to say the Harry Potter series, but I’ll choose something else since that’s already a given. Haha! So let’s go with The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. I’m planning to “reread” it by listening to the audio version.

17. Can you read while hearing music?

I can’t. I prefer silence. I’m so boring. LOL

18. One POV or multiple POV’s? (POV’s = Point of views)

I like multiple POVs as long as the characters are developed well. It’s always nice to read from different perspectives. I feel like we get to really know them better!

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

Usually I read over multiple days. I’ve definitely binged a book in one day before, but I don’t think my dogs and husband appreciate it. They’re like, hi, want to go outside to see the sun for a bit? LMAO.

20. A book you’ve read because of the cover?

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor. This UK hardback edition slays me. Look at its beauty! It is also gorgeous on the inside. ❤

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Now I tag:

Jen @ Pinot and Pages

Cassandra @ The Bibliophagist

Flavia @ Flavia the Bibliophile

J.W. Martin @ Storeys of Stories

Jakob @ Book Lover From Down Under

Scrill @ Vicariously & Voraciously

Kathy @ Pages Below the Vaulted Sky

Please feel free to join this tag! If you do, please ping me back by linking directly to this blog post so I get the ping notification. 🙂

xx,

Amy

13 thoughts on “The 20 Questions Book Tag

  1. YASSS! LOVED your answers & found myself agreeing with so many! I wish I could sit and binge a book in one sitting but I think my hubby would mind way more than my 2 tiny humans LMAO! also, I can re-read & watch Goblet of Fire for the rest of my life & die a happy bookworm.100% agree with you, The Infernal Devices is 10 times better than the Mortal Instruments series even though I’ve read them all. That is my FAVE bookmark shop! & you got me thinking about checking my wrists. It may be a direct result of working at a office for years but my wrists just aren’t the same & I quickly reach for my Kindle when I come across a tome of a book. Strange the Dreamer is STUNNING! I pre-ordered my copy & have been saving it til news of the sequel & now it’s safe for me to read it cause the wait won’t be too long haha! awesome answers Amy! ❤ ❤ ❤

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    • I got major carpel tunnel (so bad the pain radiated to my neck) when I worked a desk job for several years. I feel your pain!! Kindles are a god send! And yasss I’m so excited for Muse of Nightmares. I’m glad I read Strange the Dreamer this year so the wait isn’t too horrible for the next one haha! Thanks for the tag, Lilly! It was a fun one! 💜💜

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  2. I nearly DNF-ed The Coldest Girl in Coldtown a few weeks ago too. It was fine but I just felt that it was really generic and I just didn’t care. I only kept reading because I had a signed copy so I knew I wasn’t going to give it away anyway :p

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    • Ahh I completely agree. It was generic and I felt like things progressed sooo slowly. Like if I remember correctly it took forever just to get out of the house in the very beginning of the book lmao 😂 but hey! A signed copy is awesome! I love The Cruel Prince so anything signed by Holly Black is worth keeping IMO ☺️☺️

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  3. Yes at the covers matching. I am currently reading a cozy mystery series that none of the covers match. It’s driving me nuts but I am glad I’m not buying these. I don’t understand why have covers that don’t match at all.

    Only one series I understood because she changed publishers for it Midway.

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