By: Cait Marie
Hello friends! I was not tagged in this, but I saw it over on Peaks and Pages, and thought I would do it anyway. I am really loving these book tags! Let’s jump right in:
1. How many books is too many books in a series?
Is that even a thing? I am a big fan of series, and I typically believe the more the merrier. However, I don’t want the story to drag on and either get boring or repetitive. I haven’t seen that happen yet, though.
2. How do you feel about
I. HATE. THEM. Yes, they’re a good way to ensure reading the next book, but if I have to wait a year or more, then it’s just torture. I read Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas in January, and it was the worst cliffhanger I have ever read. It destroyed me and I have to wait until October for the next book.
3. Hardback or paperback?
Either, honestly. Typically, I get whatever is cheapest or available. I do like series to match, though, if possible. However, some of my favorites don’t, and I’ve never replaced — my first two Harry Potter books are paperback, while the rest are hardback, and my first three The Mortal Instruments books are paperback, while the rest are hardback.
4. Favorite book?
I don’t know how to answer this; there are too many! If we don’t count Harry Potter, which I feel like we can’t because nothing will ever top it, then my favorite series is The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. My favorite stand-alone is Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Abertalli.
5. Least favorite book?
I don’t really have a least favorite book. If I don’t like it, I usually don’t finish it and then forget about it.
6. Love triangles, yes or no?
It depends on the story. Sometimes it adds to the story, but a lot of times it feels forced and overdone.
7. The most recent book
you just couldn’t finish?
It’s been about a year, but I couldn’t finish Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders by Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry. I started this late one night and it made me had terrible nightmares, so I set it aside and didn’t finish it.
8. A book you’re currently reading?
9. Last book you recommended
I don’t know… probably A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas because I’m obsessed.
10. Oldest book you’ve read (publication date)?
Confession time, I don’t read many old books. This is something I want to change! If we count The Odyssey, then that’s probably the oldest, but I didn’t read the entire thing.
11. Newest book you’ve read (publication date)?
Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi! It was released March 6 and I finished it that week. I did just get The Fates Divide by Veronica Roth (released April 10), which I will be reading as soon as I finish Carve the Mark.
12. Favorite author?
Again, too many answers. The obvious answer being J.K. Rowling or Cassandra Clare. I also love Becky Abertalli, and am currently obsessed with Sarah J. Maas.
13. Buying books or borrowing books?
I buy most of my books, or get free ones, but I wish I could borrow more!
14. A book you dislike that everyone else seems to love?
Umm I can’t think of anything. I can think of some I love that others dislike, though!
15. Bookmarks or dog-ears?
Of those two options, bookmarks. I don’t use them though… I just remember my page.
16. A book you can always reread?
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli! Best feel-good book ever.
17. Can you read while hearing music?
If it’s quiet, or if it’s someone else’s music. I read faster when it’s quiet, though.
18. One POV or multiple POVs?
Either. Most of what I’ve been reading lately is multiple POVs and I really like it.
19. Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days?
It depends on the book. Usually it’s at least a couple days, but occasionally I’ll read a whole book in one night.
20. A book you’ve read because of the cover?
Honestly, most of them. I’m “that” person: I judge books by their covers all the time. Unless it’s a recommended book, that’s how I pick what to read.