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20 Questions Tag

It’s been a little while since I’ve done a good old book tag so I thought I’d do this one as it had a good range of bookish questions and got me thinking! I always enjoy doing these tags so if you enjoy this post and feel like giving it a go as well, go for it and be sure to tag me so I can see.

I found this one through Fadwa’s amazing blog: wordwoonders but the tag was originally created by buydebook on Goodreads. Go check them out!

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

For me any more than 4 or 5 books is a lot and I tend to lose interest or I never finish the series. There have been a few exceptions in the past but nowadays I tend to stick to standalone novels or trilogies as you know exactly what you’re signing up for. I love trilogies because they kind of mirror the basic narrative structure; beginning, middle and end.

2. ) How do you feel about cliffhangers?

Depends on the story, sometimes they can be highly effective and I’m excited for the next instalment and other times it’s kind of a cop out and doesn’t feel as impactful. I like a cliffhanger which leaves you wanting more but doesn’t feel cheap or for shock value.

3.) Hardcopy or paperback?

Both! I used to be a strictly paperback reader but now I love both. I also read a lot more on my kindle now too so sometimes it’s neither. I used to like paperbacks more because they were lighter and also cheaper, hardback copies can be seriously pricy sometimes!

4. ) Favourite book?

I can never answer this question, I’m way too indecisive to pick just one plus I read a lot so I have new favourites all the time. I could give you a top 10 but deciding that would take all day so I’ll spare you guys haha.

5. ) Least favorite book?

I have so many! Most of the texts from one particular class at University, I hated with a passion but my least favourite would have to be Mansfield Park by Jane Austen or Middlemarch by George Eliot. I really couldn’t connect with either and I found them mind numbingly boring.

6.) Love triangles, yes or no?

Depends on the characters but mostly no, kind of tired of the love triangle trope, it’s been done time and time again. There are so many more appealing tropes out there like friends to lovers or enemies to lovers to name just a couple.

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

It was an ARC on NetGalley, I thought the story was going one way but it turned out to go in a different direction and the pacing was slow as heck so I just couldn’t finish it. I always feel really guilty for some when I DNF a book but I just wasn’t feeling this book.

8. ) A book you’re currently reading?

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

9. ) Last book you recommended to someone?

Outsider by Stephen King, to my mum because she likes thrillers.

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

Probably one of the books I read in Uni, do plays count? If so then The Theban Plays by Sophocles which were written in 400 BCE (!!!) It’s always so surreal to me that these ancient plays have survived the test of time and are still studied today.

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

My current read which hasn’t even been published yet! Permanent Record by Mary H.K Choi which is due for ebook publication in November 2019.

12. ) Favourite author?

Again I have a few that come to mind, but if I had to pick then it would probably be Stephen King. Every book I’ve read of his so far has been great so I can’t complain.

13. ) Buying books or borrowing books?

Both! I would love to have a huge library wall in my house one day though so probably buying books, when I’m more financially able to I’ll be buying left, right and centre. I love borrowing books from my local library though.

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

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, I just find it so dry honestly. I’m more of a Brontë girl myself.

15.) Bookmarks or dog-ears?

Bookmarks ftw – I have like 4 different ones I alternate between or when I can’t be bothered I’ll find random scraps of paper of card to act as a bookmark.

16. A book you can always reread?

Any of Meg Cabots books, but specifically the Princess Diaries or Mediator books, I’ve loved her stuff since I was like 11 and I still do. Her writing style, humour and characters have such a special place in my heart. Fun story, Meg actually follows me on twitter so I dm’ed her telling her how much I love her writing and she actually replied, oh if 11 year old Rums could see me now…

17. Can you read while hearing music?

I can read in the middle of anything like no noise can deter me so I’m cool with music in the background.

18. One POV or multiple POV’s? (POV’s = Point of views)

Multiple POV’s for sure.

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

Depends on the book but I read really fast so I usually finish a book in one or two days max. The only book that has taken me longer than that to read is The Priory of The Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon and I’m still not finished, it’s been collecting dust for a good few months now. Oops.

20. Who do you tag?

Stephen over at Stephen Writes

Cora over at Tea Party Princess

Hannah over at A Cup of Wonderland

Until next time,

Rumaanah x

10 thoughts on “20 Questions Tag

  1. I think I prefer paperbacks for normal books, but I have a soft spot for classics in hardback. I have a fancy copy of Little Women in hardback that I adore! Great post xx

  2. I might have to give this a go!

    I agree that trilogies are sort of the perfect series length. I much prefer paperback books. If I do buy a hardcover book I always remove the dustcover while reading so that I don’t damage it – haha!

    I really enjoyed Stephen King’s The Outsider. I have The Institute ready to read as well! I can’t wait to devour it.

    Awesome post!

  3. I haven’t read a good ol’ tag post in ages! I’m not a huge fan of series anymore. I used to LOVE The Women’s Murder Club series by James Patterson but I got to like, book 12 in the series and thought, that’s it, I’m fed up now haha! x

  4. I love series in general, but I usually find myself tailing off within books 5-7. The first book is always the best and while I want to stay in the little world created, it can’t ever be bested. Cliffhangers are something I absolutely despise as well as love triangles. Ugh – they just make me mad, haha If they are ever in a book I’m reading, I’m just a grump. I tried to avoid those at all costs!

  5. I haven’t done a tag post is such a long time, I wouldn’t be able to do this at the moment as I’ve got a lot going on… plus I have no idea what my answers would be! I know I can’t read if there’s noise nearby though – I get too easily distracted. And I’m such a slow reader, it takes ages for me to finish a book haha. Great post, thanks for sharing x

  6. Great answers! I agree with you that the whole ‘love triangle’ drama has been overplayed and it’s really hard for authors to do it in a way that seems new or different, so it usually just leaves me rolling my eyes

  7. I don’t think I’ve ever done a book tag but this is a fun one. I do most of my reading in bed so I’m definitely a paperback girl. And although I do enjoy Jane Austen, I”m definitely with you on George Eliot – so heavy going, I gave up in the end too! Lisa x

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