I have never done this book tag before and I thought this would be a cool idea to do to do now. I am 2+ years into my blogging journey and today(when I am writing this) is my 1st year anniversary on WordPress (my official website). So YAY me!! ✨🎉✨🎈🎇
Now is a good time as any to answer these questions by myself as I wasn’t tagged by anyone. 😉 So let’s get started!!
How many books are too many for a series?
If it’s a good series and if I am utterly captivated and completely obsessed by the world and characters, bring on as many books as you want.
Now, if the books are released several years apart, then for me to commit to it would be difficult, with all the rereads and everything. Also, I hate waiting for the books to come. One of the reasons why I prefer to binge-read the entire completed series in one go.
I do gravitate towards duologies, and trilogies as it’s easier to manage and handle with the rereads before the new releases.
Again, as I mentioned before, if I loved the story and loved the direction it’s going and the characters in it BRING IT ON baby!!🤩
How do you feel about cliffhangers?
I have a love-hate relationship with cliffhangers. I want the tension and the dram it brings, but also hate that I will have to wait till the next book to see what happens. So in short I LOVE it and I HATE it. 😅
Hardcover or paperback?
I prefer hardcovers to keep on shelves and collection purposes, because carrying around hardcovers and reading them is hard for me. I never owned a Hardback until I started my blogging journey! I now have several, so you can see that I obviously love them.
I enjoy paperbacks for my usual reading. When I am lounging around and reading while doing other things, I refer paperbacks as it’s easy to carry around and read them without worry.
Are you kidding?? I can never choose one book!! I have favorites in all genres. If you read my answers till now, you would know that I hate choosing, and I hate absolutes. I am what I would call flexible with my tastes of book and preferences.
I am going to name the ones that I don’t see talked around often as much on any of the platforms. (These are in no particular order) –
Least favorite book?
At the moment it’s A Beautiful Spy by Rachel Hore. I guess I had high expectations and was expecting more exciting book and better character development and it just missed the mark for me.
Love triangles, yes or no?
I am not a huge fan of love triangles. I prefer to have well-rounded relationships. I don’t mind the flaws and imperfections, but if we are going to introduce love triangles, it better be good. I have read two books, the titles of which I don’t remember unfortunately as it was long back (before I started my book blogging journey), but both had first husband/fiance/boyfriend coming back in life from being MIA due to war, or presumed dead to return and find their partner in another loving relationship. That seems more acceptable to me than just adding one person to the mix to create unnecessary drama.
I understand that people could fall in love with more than one person, but I have rarely seen stories where it’s well done.
The most recent book you couldn’t finish?
A Burning by Megha Majumdar. I just couldn’t connect with the characters and the writing just didn’t work for me. I am thinking of picking it up again and give it a try, but I don’t see myself doing that soon.
A book you are currently reading?
I am currently reading Wartime With The Cornish Girls by Betty Walker and A Time Of Prophecy by Rebecca Crunden. I have only started it, and so far it’s good.
Last book you recommended to someone?
Get It Done By Michael Mackintosh is the last one I recommended on my blog. It’s a non-fiction book on productivity and personal development. It’s a really inspirational and motivating book. I would recommend it to anyone who is in a bit of a slump and wants to get out of the funk they are trapped in.
Oldest book you’ve read by publication date?
No idea, actually. Maybe some of the classics I read back in school?🤔 Those are the only ones that seem to pop into my head.
Newest book you’ve read by publication date?
Wild Women And The Blues by Denny S. Bryce is publishing today and I read the ARC of this book from Netgalley. Keep an eye out for my review on this one. It was pretty good.
I love many authors. I think again for me choosing one is going to be an issue as I read books in different genres. I will read anything by the authors of books I mentioned before in my favorite books question. Also I love Jane Austen, Sophie Kinsella, Elif Shafak, Victoria Schwab, Khaled Hosseini, Graeme Simsion, Joe Abercrombie, Riley Sager, Colleen Hoover, and so many more..
Buying books or borrowing books?
I love buying books and because I have been buying too many of them without even getting around to reading them, I decided to go on a book buying ban. SO currently I am trying to make myself comfortable with book borrowing from the library.
A book you dislike that everyone seems to love?
A Burning by Megha Majumdar. I have seen raving reviews of this book and it being featured on so many lists. SO I requested it form Netgalley and got it. Now I am confused as to what I might have missed in the first 50% of the book. I have read till 50% and stopped and even till then I had to push myself to read it and continue it.
Bookmarks or dog ears?
Bookmarks for books I read for pleasure and fun. For Fiction and Non-fiction books I would only bookmark them and never dog ear them. I hate that for it but somehow for textbooks, I don’t mind. If it’s textbooks either one works for me.
A book you can always reread?
The Forty Rules Of Love by Elif Shafak, Away With The Penguins by Hazel Prior, The Invisible Life Of Addie LaRue, Vicious by Victoria Schwab, Harry Potter Series by J.K.Rowling (Nostalgia), The Secret Seven & The Famous Five by Enid Blyton, Jane Austen books and so many more. These are off the top of my head and I am pretty sure, I missed so many others.
Can you read while listening to music?
I have found myself reading faster and focusing better if I have soft music playing in the background, just music that’s either classical or just beats for focusing or studying. I have heard that classical music do help with concentration, so I guess it works for me.
One POV or multiple?
I have enjoyed both single POVs and multiple POVs. I am a fan of multiple POVs which will help us understand the whole story from different perspectives, if it’s plot driven. If it’s character driven story, then I prefer to read single POVs.
There also times authors have done single POVs for multiple books and then add additional bonus POV chapter from another character. Alternating POVs in fantasy and romance also works very well and I love seeing the character’s feelings and the different perspectives. I also read a dystopian sci-fi/fantasy series where each book is written from the perspective of a different main character and so far I have enjoyed it so much. I just finished the fourth book and it’s a pretty amazing series from a self-published author. It’s The Outlands Pentalogy by Rebecca Crunden.
Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days?
Honestly this is going to depend on the book. Slow-paced, character-driven books like women’s fiction or historical fiction and longer fantasy books, I prefer to draw it out and take my time with the story and characters. If it’s a fast-paced fantasy, plot-driven mystery/thriller, romance or something along these lines I would love to read them and devour them in one sitting and I am guilty of doing this. I just can’t help it. 🤷🏽♀️
Who do you tag?
I would like to tag these lovely people (Check out their awesome websites for great content!) –
Also, anyone who would love to participate in this tag. I don’t know the creator of this tag is, I couldn’t find them. If any of you know, please do let me know so I can credit it to them.