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How many books is too many books in a series?
I don’t particularly care how many books are in a series, so as long as they all add value to the series, it’s good! I guess this is within reason though, because I’ve heard good things about The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher (15 books currently) and The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan (14 books) and Brandon Sanderson, but I just can’t imagine what kind of story takes that long to say. So I guess 14 books is too many for me!
How do you feel about cliffhangers?
At the end of a book, I do like them! They keep me excited for the next book. Sometimes with books that end without a cliffhanger, I have less motivation to pick up the next book in the series because I don’t have that feeling that I need to know what happens next that is caused by cliffhangers.
Hardcover or paperback?
I love how hardcover books look, as well as how creatively they can be designed (dust sleeve, naked book, spine, end papers, sprayed edges, etc.), but I do love reading a good paperback! I will buy paperbacks unless the hardcover has a stunning design, or it is an ongoing series that gets released in hardcover first (because I need series to match).
My answer for this is always The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale. I don’t know if it’s still true (I still love the book omg) but I just haven’t given it much thought and I don’t even know if I could decide on a new favorite!
Least Favorite Book?
Going by books that I actually finished, The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory, The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan, and Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, to name a few.
Love triangles, yes or no?
NO. I almost always pick the wrong side of the triangle to love (most notably Avatar: The Last Airbender 😭). I just don’t like the possessiveness that comes with a lot of love triangles and not respecting other people’s decisions.
The most recent book you just couldn’t finish?
Butterfly Yellow by Thanhha Lai. I really wanted to love this book, but the writing was not what I expected and the story focused on a character I didn’t like.
A book you’re currently reading?
Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman! I’m rereading the series to get ready to read The Toll, the finale to the trilogy. I reread Scythe last week and I enjoyed it the first time, but I loved it the second, so I’m excited to see how I feel about Thunderhead the second time around!
Last book you recommended to someone?
I guess it was technically Deeplight by Frances Hardinge, even though I haven’t read it yet! My best friend saw me post this picture on Instagram and immediately wanted it! I can’t blame her, it’s absolutely stunning!
Oldest book you’ve read?
That’s easy, it’s Beowulf! Acording to Goodreads, it was published in 975. It really messed up this graph for me! But other than that, I did take a British Lit class in college where it started with Beowulf and worked forward in time until 1800, so I have read (and not enjoyed) a few older books.
The newest book you’ve read?
The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black! It was published on Tuesday and I finished it last night.
I have a few: Sarah J. Maas, Brandon Sanderson, Taylor Jenkins Reid, Christina Lauren, Laini Taylor. I could probably keep going, but those are the ones that I will read anything they write.
Buying books or borrowing books?
I’m at a point in my life where I have the money to buy books I want and I do enjoy owning them. I’m such a mood reader, so it’s nice to own them so I can get around to them whenever. I do also love borrowing books! I used to go to the library a ton and most of the librarians at my local library knew me. I had one ask me if I read all the books I’d take out (the answer is yes)! So short answer is both!
A book you dislike that everyone else seems to like?
I have to say The Name of the Wind again! I really, truly don’t understand why people like that book. I see so many people say that the writing is very good, even if they don’t like the plot, but I was just so bored with it that I didn’t even notice if the writing was good or not. My coworker loves it and has said that the information in the first book is necessary for the second book, but any good story shouldn’t need 600 pages of background in order to make sense. I don’t know, I would unread that book if I could.
Bookmarks or dogear?
I don’t have anything against people who dogear, but I have to use bookmarks! Even if its a receipt or a tissue (unused) or a candy wrapper, I have to use a bookmark.
A book you can always reread?
Again, The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale. I’ve read it at least 5 times, I just really love it!
Can you read while listening to music?
Yup! Only if it is instrumental though. I mostly use it to drown out other noises though, so if I’m in silence, I don’t usually need to put on music to read.
One POV or multiple POV?
I really enjoy multiple POVs! Usually, the plots I enjoy in fantasy specifically are told better through multiple people. I like third person POVs over first person though. I also really love dual POVs in romance novels, so you can see how each person is feeling.
Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days?
Almost always over multiple days. I don’t have the time or attention span to read a book in one sitting. Also, I read a fair amount of long books, so those are definitely not happening in one sitting!
One book you read because of the cover?
The Deathless Girls by Kiran Millwood Hargrave! I had a vague understanding that it was about vampires, but that was all I knew. I was enchanted by the cover!