So I’m finally back from my hiatus!!! 🙌🏼
And I thought a great way to return to active blogging is through a book tag!! I saw this tag over on Kay @ Hammock of Books‘ blog – everyone please go check out Kay’s amazing blog!
1. How many books is too many in a series?
Anything over three, in my opinion! If you can’t tell your story in three books, then it’s too long — looking at you SJM. (Lol, I say this like I’m not planning a four-book series myself.)
2. How do you feel about cliffhangers?
As a reader, I hate them. As a writer, I love them.
3. Hardback or paperback?
Paperback. for sure!! Hardback novels look nice, but they’re so cumbersome to carry around because they’re so heavy!
4. Favourite book?
If anyone can’t already guess, then you don’t know me.
5. Least favourite book?
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov. Before anyone comes at me with the usual “BuT iTs SUppoSeD tO mAkE yOu uNcomForTaBLe” — I know that. And I still hate this book. Also, read this.
6. Love triangles, yes or no?
Depends how they’re done! Usually authors butcher them, but Cassandra Clare’s Infernal Devices series does it so well!
7. The most recent book you just couldn’t finish?
I was so lucky enough to receive an ARC of Running with Lions by Julian Winters, but I just couldn’t finish this book. I’m so upset to say I really didn’t enjoy this book: I just can’t get past the very awkward writing and the even more awkward characters.
I’m going to try my hardest to finish this book, but I’ll be waiting until it’s published first (so I don’t screw up the book’s ratings on GR).
8. A book you’re currently reading?
Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst! It’s so lovely so far!
9. Last book you recommended to someone?
Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli.
I recommended this to my close friend when we walked past it in a bookstore.
I pointed it out to her and mentioned how much I really enjoyed it, and she bought it immediately! She ended up loving it too! 🙌🏼
10. Oldest book you’ve read?
The Iliad by Homer. According to Goodreads, this book (not a book back then but you get my drift) was around about 750 BCE!
11. Newest book you’ve read?
Not including ARCs, it would be Fence #6 by C.S. Pacat. Including ARCs, that would be My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows and Brodi Ashton, which comes out June 26, 2018.
12. Favorite author?
If anyone needs to ask, again you don’t know me! Definitely C.S. Pacat. She just has a way with words that draws me in as a reader.
She is also really amazing at creating tension, and making subtle things obvious to the reader without it being apparent to the characters.
13. Buying books or borrowing?
Hmm. I don’t really like this question. It doesn’t take into consideration the fact that not everyone has a steady income and can afford books, or even have much access to them in their country. Same as a library.
14. A book you dislike that everyone else seems to love?
The Upside of Unrequited!
I really don’t get the hype over this book!
I felt that there was no plot, the characters were incredibly annoying, and the writing was disappointing too.
15. Bookmarks or dog ears?
I think people can do whatever they want with their books, but I prefer bookmarks! I have a massive collection at home. Surprisingly, I don’t mind dog-earring library books, but mine are a big no-no.
16. A book you’ll always reread?
Kings Rising by C.S. Pacat. It’s such an amazing conclusion to an incredible series.
It makes me cry, laugh and freak out. I love seeing my loves Damen and Laurent as they balance new information about each other, and I adored watching them fall in love.
I just love this book to bits.
17. Can you read while listening to music?
I can’t concentrate at all.
18. One POV or multiple POVs?
Ooh, this really depends on the genre of the book, but I tend to prefer multiple POVs. Especially, when it comes to romance novels: I like to have two POVs, one for each love interest.
19. Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days?
This depends in the kind of mood I’m in and the book! Sometimes, I can definitely read a book in one site: they’re usually romance books, because they’re not terribly difficult to read. But a fantasy or sci-fi book, which is usually over 300 pages, takes me a few days to get through.
20. A book you read because of the cover?
Story time!! The whole reason I even started this series – which has become my favourite YA series EVER – is because I kept seeing it everywhere I went, when I was in high school. This book – and the second book City of Ashes – were literally stalking me: I saw it in every bookstore I went into, and then I started seeing it in stores that sell other things like Target and Big W. Eventually, I cracked it, shouted ‘Fine! I’ll buy you!’, in the middle of Borders (an Aussie bookstore that has since closed down). People looked at me strangely. I would too, if I had seen someone yelling at a book.
It all worked out in the end!
A whole bunch of my blogging friends, because I’ve missed them so much! (Even though I spoke to a lot of them on Twitter):
Nadwa @ Painfully Fictional | Silvia @ Silvia Reads Books | Becca @ Bec and Bones | Steffy @ Little Booky Nook | Rae @ Bookmark Chronicles | Shan @ Little Irish Book Cat | Ash @ Wild Heart Reads | Diana @ A Haven for Book Lovers | Danielle @ Books, Vertigo and Tea | Danielle @ Pretty Mess Reading | Kim @ By Hook or By Book | Melanie @ Mel to the Any | Mandy @ Book Princess Reviews | Destiny @ Howling Libraries | Angelica @ The Book Cover Girl | Emma @ A Dreamer’s Library | Darque @ Darque Dreamer Reads | Ashley @ Inside My Minds | Kayla @ Kayla’s Book Nook
But of course, please don’t feel obliged to do this if you don’t want to / have already done it!