20 Bookish Questions

As I’m starting to get back in the habit of posting regularly, I thought I’d put some tags in my queue, since they’re simple but fun to do. I found this one from Kayla Reads and Reviews!

1. How many books are too many books in a series?

I think when you get to five it’s definitely time to consider if it’s worth continuing. Some series do well with more than five, but others just drag and start beating a dead horse.

2. How do you feel about cliffhangers?

It’s a love-hate relationship. I hate cliffhangers because they’re frustrating, but man, do they keep us coming back.

3. Hardback or paperback?

I’m more of a paperback person. Hardcovers are nice, of course, but I feel like they’re just too nice for me. When I read them I’m always super careful not to mess them up because they look so shiny and new, but with paperbacks, it’s whatever because they’re gonna get worn just by looking at them the wrong way. So I guess what I’m saying is that hardcover books give me anxiety, haha.

4. Favorite book?

A recent favorite is The Dangerous Art of Blending In by Angelo Surmelis. I finished this one back in April in a stunning day and a half. It was so good that I thought it’d bring me out of my reading slump. Alas, finals week followed soon after and crushed my hopes and dreams. Anyway, I should have a review coming out for it soon!

5. Least favorite book?

Since I haven’t actually been reading that much recently, I don’t have any recent least favorites. So maybe this is where I can complain about Great Expectations which I had to read for class in ninth grade. I just didn’t care about this guy named Pip and his life. Like? I have enough of my own problems, and he doesn’t even know how to tell his story in a fun way.

6. Love triangles, yes or no?

Eh, it depends of course, but I’m not usually a fan of love triangles.

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

(Again, I haven’t been reading much, so “recent” is relative.) My most recent DNF was Project Pandora by Aden Polydoros, which sucks because I was really excited about it. Reading about mysterious teens with alter-egos that are connected to characters from Greek mythology sounded like such an interesting concept, but I just couldn’t get myself to care about a single one of the characters.

8. A book you’re currently reading?

I’m currently reading We Are The Ants which is one I’ve ignorantly put off for too long. I’m loving it!

9. The last book you recommended to someone?

The last book I recommended was Mask of Shadows to my roommate. Even though I haven’t read it, I’ve heard good thing about the book and its genderfluid rep so he bought the book, and last time I asked him about it, he was enjoying it.

10. The oldest book you’ve read? (Pub date)

The Oedipus Cycle–I read it for a class in tenth grade, and it’s funny because if you look at the stats of my books on Goodreads, this one is a clear outlier since it was published around 450 BCE. The next oldest is Romeo and Juliet, published in 1597.

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

The newest book I’ve finished was Herding Cats by Sarah Andersen, published on March 27th, 2018. I have so many books to catch up on…

12. Favorite author?

I’ve said this a million times, and I’ll say it a million times more. I love Anna-Marie McLemore’s work and I cannot wait for Blanca y Roja to come out in the fall!

13. Buying books or borrowing books?

Borrowing books. Anymore, I don’t like spending money on books unless I’m positive I’ll enjoy it. Even then, my room is a mess and buying more books feels like I’m adding to the shipwreck.

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

I just couldn’t get through It’s Kind Of A Funny Story. The MC didn’t click with me and I wasn’t a fan of the subtle transphobia.

15. Bookmarks or dog-ears?

Bookmarks. I just don’t like the way that dog-earing books frays the pages.

16. A book you can always reread?

I don’t reread books often, but I’ve gone back to read parts of TRANS/gressive by Riki Wilchins several times. Definitely my favorite nonfiction book.

17. Can you read while listening to music?

If it’s just instrumental music, definitely! Sometimes it helps me focus, too.

18. One POV or multiple POVs?

If a story centers around two or three major characters, multiple POVs is okay, but anything more than that gets out of hand quickly. I still prefer one POV or omniscient third person.

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

I rarely read a book in one sitting/one day. Sometimes I manage to finish a book in two days, but usually, it’s multiple days for me.

20. Do you like lending your books out?

Yeah, I don’t mind it. I haven’t had problems with lending before, so I guess I’ll keep at it until I do.

I’m not going to tag anyone, but feel free to copy the questions and answer them as well. Great a great day, everyone!

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