20 Questions | Book Tag

Most people are familiar with the game 20 questions. This isn’t quite that, but here are 20 questions about my personal reading taste and habits.

How many books are too many books in a series?

It depends on the series. I think four is plenty

How do you feel about cliffhangers?

They’re a bit rude. I like having some open-endedness when I finish a book. Not everything needs to be neatly tied up, but if something major was left wide open, I’m not sure that book was really finished

Hardback or Paperback?

Hardbacks for collecting, paperbacks for reading

Favorite Book?

My most recent favorite is A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

Least favorite book?

The last book I finished and didn’t like was The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune. It just didn’t click for me.

Love triangles, yes or no?

No. They can be done well, but I rarely find being truly torn between two love interests believable

The most recent book you just couldn’t finish?

I’ve been ‘currently reading’ Kings of the Wyld for a while now. I’m enjoying it, and I still plan to finish it, but I finally had to set it down for a bit.

A book you’re currently reading?

Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

Last book you recommended to someone?

Most of the people I know in real life aren’t big readers, so I honestly don’t know. Maybe Red Moon by Kim Stanley Robinson

Oldest book you’ve read?

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen, published in 1811

Newest book you’ve read?

A Mirror Mended by Alix E. Harrow, published August 20, 2022

Favorite author?

I like different authors for different things. I’ve liked all of Andy Weir’s books, so for the sake of providing an answer that’s who I’ll go with

Buying books or borrowing books?

Borrowing books. Since I’ve gotten pickier about what gets to live on my shelves long-term, I usually buy books that I’ve already read and loved more than ones that are new to me

A book you dislike that everyone else seems to love?

Again, The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune. It’s very popular, don’t let me stop you from picking it up

Bookmarks or dog-ears?

Bookmarks. I’d sooner lose my page than dog-ear

A book you can always reread?

Like the Red Panda by Andrea Seigel. I’ve probably re-read this more times than anything else

Can you read while listening to music?

I can, but I usually prefer not to

One POV or multiple POVs?

Depends on the story. I love multiple POVs, but they don’t work for everything

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

I’m not a fast reader, so over multiple days, unless it’s a graphic novel