Introducing a new feature on the blog: Book Questions. This is also known as Book Tags or Book Asks in some other places. As the name suggests, it asks questions about one’s reading preferences. It’s a fun way to get to know book bloggers and really, an excuse to talk about oneself.
I decided to start this to keep my blog regularly updated. I don’t post book reviews that often anymore because of various reasons so I thought this would help me increase my posts (bonus that I don’t have to think of new post ideas every now and then).
This one is from Goodreads. Here is the link if you want to try it out.
1. How many books is too many books in a book series?
I don’t particularly have a number in mind. I personally have read as much as 14 books in the same series. Eventually, my interest waned but only because the next book was not available yet when I finished my 14th. The series is Psy-Changeling by the way and it’s still on-going. The original series has 17 books in total and the spin-off or what the author calls “Season 2” is called Psy-Changeling Trinity. Here is my review of the first fourteen books.
2. How do you feel about cliffhangers?
I have a love-hate relationship with cliffhangers but mostly, love. I hate the initial feeling of dread I get when the story stops at a very crucial point but I also love how it gets me so pumped to read the next one. Looking for a book with a good cliffhanger? Check out Warcross by Marie Lu.
3. Hardcopy or paperback?
Paperback because it’s easier to handle, cheaper by a lot with almost the same quality as hard bound though I guess some people would disagree with me on the last one. I have a bad experience with hard covers. One book I have that is hard bound broke so easily because the pages are too thick for it. In the first place, I only bought it because I thought it would hold the thick pages better than paperback. I guess not.
I’m talking about the book, Illuminae. I bought it in hard bound because it was so thick (and also because the cover idea was ingenuous- it’s got a plastic outer cover that when placed over the top cover, the look changes dramatically) but turns out, even a hard bound couldn’t keep the pages intact (see third collage). However, it fared better than Gemina, which I got in paperback, and which pages are just as thick. As you can see in the photos below, a chunk of Gemina’s pages are about to get detached from the rest but I patched it with a super glue.
4. Favorite book?
I have so many! But if I had to choose one, it would be Cry No More by Linda Howard.
5. Least favorite book?
I tend to forget books that I did not like so I can’t give you one..
6. Love triangles, yes or no?
Big, fat no. I hate love triangles.
7. The most recent book you just couldn’t finish?
“Stories You Can’t Unread” by Chuck Palahniuk. I couldn’t finish it (or more like stomach it) so I ended up exchanging books with a friend. I got Brain Buster (a quiz book) in place of it!
8. A book you’re currently reading?
I finished Muse of Nightmares last night so I’m going back to reading “This Savage Song” which I dropped midway for Wildcard and the previously mentioned title.
9. Last book you recommended to someone?
Making Faces by Amy Harmon. I always recommend this one.
10. Oldest book you’ve read?
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. January 28th 1813.
11. Newest book you’ve read?
Muse of Nightmares. October 2, 2018.
12. Favorite author?
I love the classic romance authors like Julie Garwood and Judith McNaught. For romantic suspense, my favorites are Linda Howard and Sandra Brown. For YA, I like Meagan Spooner and Laini Taylor.
13. Buying books or borrowing books?
Buying especially if I love the author. Borrowing for those I don’t particularly know.
14. A book you dislike that everyone else seem to love?
Girl On The Train. I don’t exactly ‘dislike’ it. I just wasn’t impressed by it as what most people were. It was boring to me.
15. Bookmarks or dog-ears?
Bookmarks! Dog-ears shouldn’t even be a choice. I can’t imagine purposely making a dent on my beloved books’ pages.
16. A book you can always reread?
Quick and light ones mostly in the contemporary romance genre like R.S Grey’s.
17. Can you read while hearing music?
No. I can’t concentrate.
18. One POV or multiple POV’s?
One when using First POV. But I really prefer omni-present POV.
19. Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days?
Depends. When a story is really good I stay up so late (like what happened to me with Gemina) but nowadays, I take long because I don’t really have the time anymore.
20. Who do you tag?
Tagging anyone who sees this post!
*Header image by Min An from Pexels