Hello everyone and thanks for stopping by. I think I might have mentioned before that the wonderful blogging community keep tagging me in posts so far I’ve done a sweet load of nothing about it. I am not trying to be lazy guys and please do keep tagging because I promise I will eventually get to it. I am trying to work through them at least one tag per week and I have them all in a bookmarks folder so I will do them all eventually I swear! I was tagged in this one by Stephen @stephenwrites thank you so much for the tag and if you are not already following Stephen then I highly recommend you go and check out his blog and give him a follow!
There’s a bunch of great questions here so I suppose I’ll get on with answering them now!
1. How many books are too many books in a series?
That entirely depends on the series! I think if its a great series that still has a lot of story to tell then you really can’t have too many. I can think of some though (ahem, The House of Night) that really should have stopped a long time before it did. When you feel like a series is just being milked for its popularity and not really adding anything then you know it’s time to stop!
2. How do you feel about cliff-hangers?
I agree with Stephen on this one. I really don’t mind a cliff-hanger as long as I know there’s another book coming that will answer all of my questions. It gives me that nice bit of excitement and anticipation when it’s done right. I absolutely hate it at the end of a standalone though. I mean it really, really makes me mad at the book even if I enjoyed it otherwise.
3. Hardback or Paperback?
I prefer hardbacks for the way they look on my shelf but for general reading I would have to say paperbacks win as they are just easier to hold and read for longer stretches of time. My wrists hurt when holding a heavy hardback for too long!
4. Favourite book?
I don’t like this question. It really is impossible to pick just one favourite… there are too many so ill just mention a few…
5. Least favourite book?
I wouldn’t say that I have a least favourite book but there are of course a few that I haven’t liked. I try not to even start books that I don’t expect to like but we are all unpleasantly surprised at times I suppose! The one that immediately springs to mind is The Lord John Grey books by Diana Gabaldon. I really, really disliked the first book in that series and DNF’d at around 50% which was such a disappointment as I loved the Outlander books and I loved John Grey as a character in those books but his spin off series was totally awful and didn’t work for me at all.
6. Love triangles, yes or no?
I don’t mind a well done love triangle but in some books it feels forced and pointless so my answer is yes and no. It just depends!
7. The most recent book you just couldn’t finish?
DNF’ing books is something that I absolutely do not make a habit of. I almost DNF The Conductors by Nicole Glover recently but managed to persevere until the end. So as mentioned above the last one was probably the first in the Lord John Grey books.
8. A book you’re currently reading?
I have just started Hall of Smoke and am listening to two audiobooks as well. Once Upon a River I’m around 20% done and Goblet of Fire is a re-read and I am loving having Stephen Fry read it to me at bedtime!
9. Last book you recommended to someone?
I recently recommended The Toymakers to my mum and she went out and bought it and I’ve not heard from her since so I am hoping that means she is as absorbed in it as I was!
10. Oldest book you’ve read?
According to my Goodreads account the oldest published book that I have read is Five on a Treasure Island by Enid Blyton which was published in 1942! The Famous Five books are some of the first books I remember ever reading!
11. Newest book you’ve read?
That would be Dark Lullaby by Polly Ho-Yen which is a book recommended for fans of the Handmaids Tale (which is funny because I still haven’t read that). It is due to be released on March 23rd.
12. Favourite author?
There are so many authors out there that I enjoy and I love reading new authors too. If I really had to pick though then I would go with Sarah J Maas because I love every single thing that she has written and I look forward to her new books so much.
13. Buying books or borrowing books?
Both! I am addicted to buying books but sometimes I really need to put the reins on because I go a bit overboard. I love to see my shelves bursting with new things to read. My library is amazing and has so many books available for me to borrow and I hardly ever have to wait long.
14. A book you dislike that everyone else seems to love?
The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman. Everybody absolutely raved about this book and I just found it okay. I mean I wouldn’t go as far as to say I really disliked it because there were parts of it that I liked. I loved the characters and I did find it very funny but the story was just meh!
15. Bookmarks or dog-ears?
Is this even a real question? Bookmarks of course!
16. A book you can always reread?
Rereading books is a rare thing for me because there are too many new things to read! Harry Potter though. I could read those books and watch the films over and over and never tire of them!
17. Can you read while listening to music?
Nope, definitely not. I need it to be totally quiet for me to be able to concentrate.
18. One POV or multiple POVs?
I don’t mind too much. I think both can be good when done well. I don’t like it when there are so many POV’s that it gets confusing though.
19. Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days?
It depends on the book. I hardly ever read for more than a few hours in the evening and so unless it was a pretty short book it would be difficult for me to be finished in one sitting so it is usually a few days for me.
20. Who do you tag?
Happy reading! ♥