Good morning. Hope you have a great weekend planned!
I’m hopelessly falling apart and do not remember where I got this from, but hey! That’s okay. If you know I’ll gladly tag them in and credit the original author!
How many books are too many in a series?
Hmm, even when I LOVE a series, I still want it to end before the wait time gets crazy. So I’d say, AT MOST, 6 or 7 books. And it better be a stunner, like Throne of Glass or Falling Kingdoms.
I’m afraid the longer the series goes on that I may fall out of love with it and nobody wants that!!? Better to end things before the situation gets dicey.
How do you feel about cliff-hangers?
I’m not a huge fan of them. But there’s also levels of cliff-hangers. There’s the ones that are at the end of chapters that don’t quite leave you hanging since it’s really easy to keep going.
The ones where the book leaves you hanging and wanting more, but also that things are fine.
Then the ones where your JAW DROPS and you SHOUT at your book. Those are actually the ones that drive me batty. It often feels like a ploy to get the next book (and sometimes, months later after thinking about it I don’t want it anymore anyways). I’m given time to consider the entire book as a whole.
Hardback or paperback?
Hardback. But mostly for aesthetic bookshelf purposes. Paperbacks are really nice to carry around out and about, but there’s something about a hardback. I love the feeling of finishing it and sliding it onto the picked out place on my shelf. Bookdragon much? Hoarding my bobbles.
If you’ve even seen one of my posts, you would know this fact. I love this book. It makes me happy.
Least favourite book?
Ooo, to be put on the spot like that. I’m not sure how often I hate books, because I try to find at least one redeeming quality. The most recent one I didn’t like was…
Surprised? Not really. because my rant-y review is here.
Love Triangle… Yes or No?
The moment I get a whiff of one I start to get skeptical. It better be the best dang arrangement and plot to make me be okay with it. I am unbelievably picky in this department.
A few that worked out would be ACOTAR, The Kiss of Deception series, The Infernal Devices.
The most recent book you couldn’t finish?
This is one of those books where I saw everyone reading it, and everyone loving it, yet I COULD NOT get behind the romance. I’m kinda sad about it because I love a good romance. I’m 34% of the way in, is it worth it y’all?
A book you’re currently reading?
Josh & Hazel: absolutely LOVING this and need to finish this post so I can get back to it.
Warbreaker: Listening through Audible and thinks it’s wonderful! I’ve been enjoying listening whenever I get a chance.
The last book you recommended to someone?
Uhm, that’s a good question. Oh wait!
I told a friend about this series yesterday and she’s excited for it! We both love when historical fiction plays into fantasy books.
Oldest book you’ve read (based on publication date)?
It appears to be The Odyssey, written in 8th century B.C. That or Beowulf was written in 1000 AD.
So yeah, that’s a long time ago.
Newest book you’ve read (based on publication date)?
So new it’s not even officially released yet! (review)
Quick list of some of my auto-buy authors:
- Sarah J. Maas
- Leigh Bardugo
- Marissa Meyer
- Laini Taylor
- Amy Harmon
- Colleen Hoover
- Brene Brown
- Cassandra Clare
- Stephanie Garber
- Tricia Levenseller
- Tahereh Mafi
- Brandon Sanderson
Whoa that list got out of hand. But as you can see, there’s a lot.
Buying books or borrowing them?
BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY.
I am a book hoarder. I know it, I’ve accepted it, my husband has accepted it, so I’m in the clear. Now, I do borrow from the library a ton too. But I’m a sucker for a new book. Especially when said book is on sale.
A book you dislike that everyone else loves?
Oh you wanna hear my biggest unpopular opinion? HARRY POTTER. I’ve tried. I did not succeed. My husband plans to read them to our babe when she’s older. So maybe I’ll get the magic then, but until, I will keep on keepin’ on not being a Potterhead.
Bookmarks or dog-ears?
I let my friends/family borrow books from my “library.” You want to know the first and only two rules?
- Do NOT break the spine.
- Do NOT bend the pages.
And that’s it. So I’d say I’m a bookmark person. I also have been using the same bookmark for 5 years from that long lost land of Hastings. Oh how I miss it!
A book you can reread over and over?
I’ve already mentioned my favorite book. I do read it often and will continue to do so.
Can you read while listening to music?
If it has no words, or is the real quiet, simple “coffeehouse” music.
One of my favorite playlist (that I’m even listening to right now) is “Your Favorite Coffeehouse” by Spotify.
Multiple POVs or one POV?
ALLLLL the POVs.
My favorite versions are when there’s a romance involved and getting it from the other’s perspective. SO PRECIOUS.
I love hearing things from all sides. It really rounds out the story for me.
Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days on average?
It depends on the book, but now that I’m a Mom it’s usually over multiple days. That being said, I generally finished with 2-3 night reads. So I go through a lot during the week.
During nap-time I take my own nap (no shame here) and read before she wakes in the AM and after she goes to bed.
I also tend to read books 400+ pages and that’s really hard to read in one sitting and I don’t want to rush too much through it.
Who do I want to tag?
Nobody! If you want to do this feel free too. Let me know, I’d love to see your answers if I’m not already following you!
How do you feel about these answers? Do you agree? Lets talk in the comments!