It seems a little boring to start things off by declaring “I’VE BEEN TAGGED,” but… I mean…
I’ve been tagged.
By Kinsey @Over the Withers, to be precise, and with the 20 Questions Book Tag. Which means I’ve been given free license to scream about books for the next 7.2 minutes of your life.
Everyone wins, amiright?
Let’s get started.
How many books do you think are too many books in a book series?
One is a stand-alone, Two is not enough, Three is a perfect trilogy, Four seems like overkill, Five is a perfect series, and Six is pushing it.
You can tell how much I’ve thought about this…
How do you feel about cliffhangers?
Generally, I’m in favor of them.
As long as they’re mine and I already know what happens next.
Hardback or paperback?
Books are books, regardless of cover style. HOWEVER, I can let the uncultured masses (otherwise known as siblings) read hardcovers without having to worry about the spine being damaged or the cover bent. So hardcovers for the win.
That question doesn’t enter this discussion.
Least favorite book?
Um… Redwall? Eragon? The Orphan Train saga?
Divergent…? (Which I’ve never read, but hate anyway.) I dunno, man. I have a lot of least favorite books.
Love-triangles, yes or no?
I have a very simple relationship with love-triangles:
The most recent book you just couldn’t finish?
Wildwood by Colin Meloy. It did not do it’s beautiful cover justice at. all.
Can you say BORING? ‘Cause I sure can.
A book you’re currently reading?
Honey Butter by Millie Florence.
*dissolves into happy sunbeams and summer sparkles* This one makes me happy.
Last book you recommended to someone?
There are several girls at my church who are also avid readers, and every time we see each other we basically just spend our time swapping book-recommendations. I think the latest was when I packed one of them off with my copy of Burning Rose by Hope Schmidt and told her to look up the Out of Time trilogy by Nadine Brandes.
(She did. And read it. And we’ve been dying together ever since.)
Oldest book you’ve read?
Uh… the Bible…?
Newest book you’ve read?
The Last of the Lost Boys by N.D. Wilson. It was so new when I bought it last year that it wasn’t even available in paperback yet.
So I got a hardcover. *dramatically clutches heart* WHAT a shame.
Do you you want me to list them alphabetically, or in order of time-period? Because we could be here for a long, looong time.
Buying books or borrowing books?
“BUYING BOOKS,” she screeches, knowing full-well she’s broke and can’t afford any of them.
A book you dislike that everyone else seems to love?
Sadly, there are many of these. People have such poor taste in literature. *judges humanity*
My current pet-peeve is A Time to Speak by Nadine Brandes. (But before you yell at me, let me make it clear that I LOVED THE OTHER TWO. So there.) I refuse to believe that hundreds of people can camp out in Antarctica WITHOUT COATS and not die.
Bookmarks or dog-ears?
WHY WOULD YOU INSULT THE BOOK LIKE THAT??? DOG-EARS SHOULD BE ILLEGAL.
A book you can always re-read?
If it has ‘Narnia’ on the cover, watch me steal it from you and devote the next two weeks of my life to it.
Can you read while hearing music?
“Uh, YEAH,” I say.
“Uh, NO,” says my brain as I reread the page six times because I kept zoning out.
One POV or multiple POVs?
My problem with multiple POVs is that the author usually spends way, waaaay too much time with a character I don’t like. So… only one POV for me, please.
(Unless you’re Tolkien. Tolkien can do what he likes.)
Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days?
“I like to spread it out and savor it,” I say as I stay up until two o’ clock in the morning to finish the thing and see if Macbeth gets what’s coming to him.
So… yeah! There you go.
If you want to do the tag, feel free to steal it from me. I won’t yell at you. 😉
I hope your Thursday is bright, your socks are warm, and NO ONE EVER DOG-EARS YOUR BOOKS, BY GOLLY.