The past few times I’ve been tagged in things I’ve managed to forget about them somehow! But I’m actually doing this one!

Thanks to Booklook for tagging me in this!

20 QUESTIONS TAG!

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

It depends on this one. A Series of Unfortunate Events has thirteen books which I felt was ideal for that particular series. Morganville Vampires has fifteen books which also seems just about right and is the longest one that I’ve read. I suppose that as long as it doesn’t begin to seem too drawn out, you can never have too many books in a series.

I’ve read some series that are only three books long and they’ve seemed too long, so it all depends on how the plot is carried across the books.

2. How do you feel about cliffhangers ?

If the book is part of a series, I love cliffhangers. But when books are left on a cliffhanger and there’s no book to follow it, it drives me mad. I think when they’re at the end of a book in a series, it’s what makes me buy the next book. But when they’re at the end of a stand-alone novel, they put me off reading books by that author because they just seem lazy.

3. Hardback or Paperback ?

It usually depends on things like how I’m reading them and where I’m getting them from. Most of my hardbacks are from charity shops because it’s the only way they’re affordable and I prefer reading them if I’m sat at the table reading because I don’t have to worry about breaking the spine when I lie it flat on the table. But because of normal affordability, I do like paperbacks.

4. Favourite book?

This one’s hard! At the moment I would probably say Where Rainbows End by Cecelia Ahern because it’s beautifully written and I read it within a couple of days. My favourite book of all time though has to be Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland because of the amount of layers to it. I love it that much I wrote a dissertation on it!

5. Least favorite book?

I don’t think I’ve actually got a least favourite. I’d say the book I least enjoyed reading the first time around was The Great Gatsby because I did it at A Levels and anything I’m forced to read isn’t fun! But now I don’t mind it, even if the film is better!I tend to DNF a lot of books so I can’t really say one particular book is my least favourite.

6. Love triangles, yes or no?

No thanks! How often does that stuff happen in real life?! They’re used too often now just to move plots along and I just wish that authors would do anything else other than this to make the plot move. They just get boring after a while because you know exactly what’s going to happen.

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

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. The writing style really annoyed me and seemed really lazy and the messages it sent were so mixed that I really didn’t like it.

8. A book that you’re currently reading ?

The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan. It’s beautifully written and reminds me a lot of something written by Cecelia Ahern. I’m only a few chapters in but so far it’s lovely!

9. Last book you recommended to someone ?

I recommend books all the time on here, but the last book I recommended to someone in person was Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. My best friend at work was wanting to get into reading so I gave her this and she really enjoyed it!

10. Oldest book you’ve read ? (Publication Date)

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. I don’t really like classics but this one was such a good read and definitely something that I’d like to see mor YA adaptations of.

11. Newest book you’ve read ? (Publication Date)

The newest one I’ve read is an ARC I was given that I can’t talk about until it’s released in July. But next to that is Holly Bourne’s How Do You Like Me Now which came out 14th June.

12. Favourite Author ?

Okay I can’t pick just one for this. There’s Cecelia Ahern, Matt Haig, Marian Keyes, and Jojo Moyes. I could go on for ever!

13. Buying books or borrowing books ?

I can’t remember the last time I borrowed a book from the library! The library in my town is absolutely awful with hardly any books that aren’t Mills and Boon or children’s so I don’t even go in there any more. All of my books are bought.

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

Probably The Hate U Give again. I’ve heard hardly any bad reviews for it other than what me and some of my friends think, but I really didn’t like it at all.

15. Bookmarks or dog-ears?

I’ve done a whole post on this! I hate dog-earring books and I will go to any length to avoid it, including balancing my book on a sleeping cat to keep my page!

16. A book you can always reread?

Anything by Matt Haig! I love all of his books so much that I could read them over and over and never get bored of them.

17. Can you read whilst hearing music ?

I can read through just about anything! Nothing can distract me from my books!

18. One POV or multiple POV’s?

I love boos with multiple POVs. They give you more of an idea of what’s going off as well as having a more action-packed plot. They really fill out the book without making the narrative seem forced. Quite often with multiple POVs you don’t get the annoying plot fillers that you get in single POV novels.

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

I used to be able to read them in one sitting but my attention span is awful lately. If I’m really enjoying a book now it will take me a couple of days to read. If you’d have asked me this a couple of years ago, I would have said one sitting.

20. One book you read because of the cover ?

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gale Honeyman. I love the cover but wasn’t too sure if the plot was my sort of thing. I completely loved it in the end though!


I hope you enjoyed reading my answers!

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4 Comments

  1. Oo this was good! I know sod all about books so this has helped a lot☺️ Can you recommend good books for a beginner that I would understand? I find it so hard to find books that I want to keep reading🙁

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    1. I’d definitely go for something like Me Before You, it got one of my friends into reading after I let her borrow mine. But some other good ones to get you into reading are probably anything by Gayle Forman and John Green because they’re nice quick reads where the action starts almost as soon as you open the book! Thanks for commenting 🌻

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