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The 20 Questions Book Tag – Take 2

Big thanks to Rachel @ A Bookworm’s Paradise. I did this tag back in 2018 so, yeah, my answers are definitely due a bit of an update so let’s go!

I tried to look for the original creator but my searches hit a dead end so, if you know who the original creator is, please let me know in the comments.

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

discworld

I’m going to have to agree with Rachel and say that 7 books are my limit for one continuous story with the same characters every time. If it’s books set in the same world with different characters and their own sub-series-es within the series (like Discworld), then you can push it further.

2. How do you feel about cliffhangers?

starsight

It depends how well it’s done. If it came out of nowhere and left me with a massive book hangover (like the ending of Starsight), it’s great. If it was clearly done in effort to conceal the fact that the author couldn’t think of an ending, not so much.

3. Hardback or paperback?

balancing books

Definitely paperbacks. I wish I had the money and the shelf space for pretty hardbacks but I don’t.

4. Favourite book?

once and future witches

It depends when you ask me. At the moment, one of my favourite books is The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow. Beautiful writing, unique characters and lots of lovely witchcraft!

5. Least Favourite Book?

cape may 1

Cape May by Chip Cheek, probably. I did not sign up for that much sex in a book that’s supposed to be serious.

6. Love triangles, yes or no?

nope

Nope, nope, a hundred times, nope.

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

spoiler alert

I am really getting into the habit of DNFing books this year. I must have DNFed about ten books so far and my most recent one was Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade. It was a real shame too. The fandom and fanfiction talk was so relatable. Pity the sex talk got in the way.

8. A book you’re currently reading?

At the time of writing, I’m reading Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann, re-reading The Tail of Emily Windsnap by Emily Kessler and listening to Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers

9. Last book you recommended to someone?

I will never stop bigging up Winternight on this site!

10. Oldest book you’ve read?

norse mythology

Does Norse Mythology count? Technically, the tales are over a thousand years old.

11. Newest book you’ve read?

last night at the telegraph club

Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo, which was published earlier this year. Another great one by Lo!

12. Favourite Author?

doorway

Tough call. I’m gonna say Seanan McGuire. I am loving Wayward Children and am always up for reading any of her stuff.

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

legendborn

Dislike is a bit of a strong word. I didn’t like the pacing but Legendborn had its good parts.

15. Bookmarks or dog ears?

bookmark

Bookmarks (especially my cross stich Hokusai’s Wave one). I can’t stand the idea of dog-earing, highlighting or any kind of alteration made to a book.

16. A book you can always reread?

ocean at the end of the lane

The Ocean At The End of the Lane. It’s beautiful, has plenty of re-read value and can easily be binged in one sitting.

17. Can you read while listening to music?

bart music

I find it hard to read without music nowadays. The Fiechter brothers produce some great reading music and I always default to them but I also like to pair music with the book I’m reading. So, if I’m reading a crime/detective book (or a book set in the 30s and 40s), I’ll listen to some jazz. If I’m listening to a historical novel, I’ll listen to some classical music from the period. Fantasy music, however, is my deafult

18. One POV or multiple POVs?

six of crows

I’ll have to go with multiple POVs. It’s good to let one character take a break and allow someone else a chance to take over.

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

merlin books

Alas, I don’t have the time or the patience to finish a book in one sitting unless it’s a graphic novel. I wish I did but I don’t so it’s multiple days for me.

20. Who do you tag?

Anyone who fancies answering these questions!

I hope to see you again very soon.

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