Hi all! I was tagged by Cozy With Books back in May 2022, but it’s never too late to do a blog tag!
I don’t know who originally created this tag, but if you do, please let me know so that I can credit them!
1.) How Many Books Is Too Many Books In a Series?
Sometimes the answer to this questions is two, hahaha. In general though, I would say that I prefer my series to not go more than 3 books. There are a few instances where I feel like books 4+ are warranted, but a lot of the time they feel like unnecessary cash grabs where the story is being strung along for too long.
2.) How Do You Feel About Cliffhangers?
I am not a fan of cliffhangers at all. Open endings I can go either way, but if you purposefully end a book on a cliffhanger to start hype for your next book, I am upset at you. Don’t do that to me, please.
3.) Hardback or Paperback?
100% hardback. I have found that a lot of bookish people online seem to like paperbacks more, but hardbacks are my jam. They are more aesthetically pleasing, I don’t have to worry about people yelling at me for “breaking the spine”, and they have longer lifespans. If I own a book in paperback and can find a cheap hardback version of it, I’ll buy it and donate/give away the paperback.
4.) Favorite Book?
I don’t know how anyone has a favorite book, tbh. I have no favorite book, and I’ve basically never—at any point in my life—had a favorite book. I have several books that I rated 5 stars and will consistently recommend to people, but I can’t say that I like one more than the rest.
5.) Least Favorite Book?
I know this is a classic and all, but my god did I hate everything about Slaughterhouse Five. I read it for a readathon which is basically the only reason I didn’t DNF it. I was extremely bored the entire time I was reading it, and I didn’t like the main character. The plot was also so weird to the point where I basically gave up on trying to care about it very early on.
6.) Love Triangles: Yes or No?
A big fat NO. There have only been like 2 or 3 books with a love triangle that I felt was well-done enough for me not to care, but all other love triangles do nothing but frustrate me. You almost always know who the main character is going to pick, and there is usually one side of the triangle that is more toxic than the other. On top of this, (as a monogamous person) if I were ever in a love triangle where a person I loved was like “I don’t know who to choose” I’d run away so fast and be like by all means choose the other person because I don’t want to be with someone who can’t choose me.
7.) The Most Recent Book You Just Couldn’t Finish?
I feel really bad about this one, because it was given to me by the author in a giveaway, but I couldn’t finish The Journey of Artemis: Exodus by Lamonte Louis. The thing that kept me from continuing was the fact that I legitimately couldn’t stop finding typos and errors. I talked to someone who was on the tour for this book, and they said that many people complained about the same thing. The version I received was supposed to be the corrected version, but I don’t know if I got the wrong copy or if the author needs a better editor.
8.) A Book You’re Currently Reading?
I’m currently listening to Violent Made of Thorns by Gina Chen on audiobook from Libby. I’m not sure how to feel about it, because the premise was really enticing and got me hooked at the beginning of the book, but I’m around 75% now and I’ve kind of stopped caring about the characters. I feel like somewhere along the way, some plot point. was stretched out too much. The romance in this book also has a weird vibe/pace to it.
9.) The Last Book You Recommended to Someone?
I recommend books to people online all the time, but the last book I gave to someone in person for them to read was Gideon the Ninth. I actually didn’t like this book when I read it because I found it too dense, but the person I lent it to absolutely loved it. I think of her as someone with much more mature reading tastes than me because I’ve seen her devour dense readings in a short amount of time, so I had a feeling she would like it.
10.) Oldest Book You’ve Read by Publication Date?
I read The Odyssey in ninth grade for my English class, and I think this is the oldest published book I’ve read. I actually remember enjoying quite a bit, mostly because my 13 year old self found it absolutely hilarious. I also remember that in my class we would sometimes spend class listening to the audiobook which was narrated by Ian McKellen.
I love a really long series. I’ve been reading some series for more than 20 years and there are at least that many books.
Like you I hate cliffhangers too.
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