I enjoyed the last batch, despite how hard some of the questions ended up being. So here I go for round 2!
Some of these questions are repetitive, sorry, buuuuuuuuuut, some of these have different answers, because it’s too hard to pick just one.
- How many books are too many books in a series?
I think as a general rule 6, but I also have favorite fantasy series that are more than 5, so…but I feel like I’m definitely more lenient when it comes to high fantasy.
- How do you feel about cliffhangers?
I love them and I hate them. I love them because they keep me engaged and usually means there is more to the story. I hate them for pretty much the same reason because it means I have to wait for the rest of the story.
- Hardback or paperback?
This one’s easy. I prefer hardbacks for my bookshelves, but I prefer paperbacks when reading.
- Favorite book?
Agh, so hard. I’m going to give a different answer than the one in my 20 Bookish Questions post, because I don’t think I just have one favorite. Um, I don’t actually know. I feel like I settled when I answered this the last time. I’m gonna go with Eragon because I’m always trying to get people to read it, and it’s what has inspired me to write.
- Least favorite book?
Inkheart. I HATED that book. I read like three pages, and I don’t remember the specifics, but oh my god, it just clashed with me. I legit threw it across the room. Was. Not. A. Fan. I wish I could remember exactly why I hated it, but I don’t. I just remember the feeling.
- Love triangles, yes or no?
If they actually serve a purpose, I’m not opposed. But to have a love triangle for the sake of teams or whatever, then no.
- The most recent book you just couldn’t finish?
Vampire King by Joanna Mazurkiewicz – its actually been a few months, but I have finished everything since this book. This was a book that Facebook advertised to me and the premise sounded like it would make for a quick enjoyable NA read – Cinderella meet vampires, and oh my god. I couldn’t get past the writing. I found it to be so bad, which was a shame because the synopsis sounded like it would be enjoyable.
- A book you’re currently reading?
Allied by Amy Tintera. It’s time to finish this trilogy!
- The last book to recommended to someone?
To Kill and Kingdom by Alexandra Christo and Blade & Rose by Miranda Honfluer. I’ve recommended both of these to my friend and she’s currently reading one of them. If you haven’t yet, you should definitely pick these two up!
- Oldest book you’ve read? (Pub date)
Oh god. I don’t know. I was an English Major in college – I read some pretty old texts. So let’s just say I’ve read some pretty old books….and wrote research papers on them.
- Newest book you’ve read? (pub date)
Easy peasy. Furyborn by Claire Legrand. Which I really enjoyed.
- Favorite author?
Toss up between J.K. Rowling (duh) and Christopher Paolini (duh again).
- Buying books or borrowing books?
I have this bad habit of buying them and my bank account hates me for it.
- A book you dislike that everyone else seems to love?
Ummm, where do I start? Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard, Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings…there are probably more, but these are the main ones that come to mind. I didn’t hate these books, but I found them to be VERY disappointing.
- Bookmarks or dog-ears?
Bookmarks. Or whatever I can find to mark my page. Though with school texts I wasn’t as picky.
- A book you can always reread?
Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer. No matter how many times I read this book, it always feels like the first time.
- Can you read while hearing music?
Nope. Nope. Nope. I can barely even write listening to music. Background noise doesn’t so much bother me, but I can’t be plugged in. I get too distracted.
- One POV or multiple POVs?
Multiple but I do think that there can be too many. * cough * zenith * cough * – though I have nothing against single POV.
- Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days?
Both depending on the book. I have read and listened to books in a single day, but there have also been books that have taken me a few days.
- Do you like lending your books out?
I’m picky as to who gets to borrow my books, but generally I don’t mind lending them out.