Hello everyone! Welcome to my first book tag! I hope that you learn more about me and my reading preferences from this tag because it was a lot of fun to do. Thanks to Emily from Moonlight & Moths for tagging me! Now let’s go.
HOW MANY BOOKS IS TOO MANY FOR A SERIES?
I’ve never read a series with too many books. The longest series that I’ve ever read each had seven books (Looking at you, Harry Potter & Throne of Glass), and I was happy to read all of them because I was so engaged in the plot of each. So I guess a series is too long when all of the possibilities and situations that the characters have been in are exhausted, but there’s still more books in the series.
HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT CLIFFHANGERS?
If the next book isn’t right next to me, cliffhangers drive me insane for about five minutes. I might throw the book across the room or scream at it. Then, I forget about it until the next book because I can move from a book really fast. Oops.
HARDCOVER OR PAPERBACK?
Paperback! Hardcovers are so annoying sometimes. I hate when I’m holding them a certain way and then the paper flap (or whatever it’s called) on the front moves up and then I have to stop reading to fix it. And I don’t like taking the flap off because I get scared that I’ll lose it or it will get ripped so. Paperback all the way. No stress, no worries. I also like when you’ve read a paperback so many times that the spine has creases.
God, that’s hard. But the The Song of Achilles. Madeline Miller has such an elegant way of writing and creating characters that it’s hard not to fall in love with what she writes. I have many lines committed to memory. And that was also my first experience with the full story of The Iliad, so I was ruined in the best way possible. It’s a perfect book, and I won’t hear otherwise.
LEAST FAVORITE BOOK?
I don’t have a least favorite book per say. But I remember hating The Scarlet Letter and 1984. Classic literature is a big no-no for me. Especially when your teacher makes you tear it limb from limb, just no.
LOVE TRIANGLES, YES OR NO?
Yes when the protagonist is with the person who I want them to be with, and no when they aren’t. I don’t have as big of a problem with them as I’ve seen others do, but I think they’re fun for the most part!
THE MOST RECENT BOOK YOU COULDN’T FINISH?
Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim. The cover is gorgeous and the premise is exciting, so I was really disappointed. The writing was so juvenile, and the plot wasn’t holding my attention. I literally skimmed through it to find the romance parts, but there weren’t even that many.
A BOOK YOU’RE CURRENTLY READING?
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater! My second time reading it, and this time, I’m listening to it on Audible. I’m getting so much more out of it this time around; I’m seeing the beauty in Maggie Stiefvater’s writing style and how incredible and multi-dimensional the characters she’s created are. Gansey literally owns me, and that’s that.
LAST BOOK YOU RECOMMENDED TO SOMEONE?
Simon vs. the Homo-Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. My aunt was asking me for books that I recommended for my younger cousin, and I thought that book was so much fun.
OLDEST BOOK YOU’VE READ BY PUBLICATION DATE?
I believe the oldest book I’ve read is Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. I read it in 10th grade, and I absolutely loved it. Probably the only classic novel I’ll ever say that about.
NEWEST BOOK YOU’VE READ BY PUBLICATION DATE?
The newest one is the one I’m currently reading, Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan! I like it so far, but not as much as I loved the first book, Girls of Paper and Fire.
I qualify my favorite authors as those who could write literally anything, regardless of genre, and I’d read it. So Alice Oseman, Casey McQuinston, Madeline Miller, and Sarah J. Maas. I could not be more excited for Casey’s next book!!!
BUYING BOOKS OR BORROWING BOOKS?
I’ve started to feel really guilty about buying books because I’m not guaranteed to like them, so my conscience is eased when I borrow books. But since I’m a college student, I don’t have access to a great library so while I’m at school I buy books, and while I’m home I try to borrow if my library has what I want. It doesn’t always have the best selection though.
A BOOK YOU DISLIKE THAT EVERYONE SEEMS TO LOVE?
The Folk of the Air trilogy. I know Jude is supposed to be an unlikeable narrator, but I just don’t like her!!!! So I guess Holly Black did her job? But I’m gonna give it another try. Eventually.
BOOKMARKS OR DOG EARS?
BOOKMARKS. If you dog ear, I don’t know you. Literally anything can be a bookmark, so there are no excuses for not using one. Don’t destroy your books like that!!!
A BOOK YOU CAN ALWAYS REREAD?
Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuinston. Every scene in that book is absolute gold, and it never fails to bring me joy. Sometimes, I’ll just think of a random scene from that book and be overcome by the urge to read the whole thing over again.
CAN YOU READ WHILE LISTENING TO MUSIC?
I can, but not music with words. But I don’t usually because I like to be totally disconnected from everything when I’m reading. I prefer to read in silence (that sounds really melancholy).
ONE POV OR MULTIPLE?
I don’t really have a preference on this. But if you’re gonna shove a random POV somewhere in a book I thought would only have one POV, I’m gonna get upset (cough Girls of Storm and Shadow).
DO YOU READ A BOOK IN ONE SITTING OR OVER MULTIPLE DAYS?
Depends on the book. If I really can’t put it down, I’ll read it one or two sittings. But I’m most likely gonna read a book over multiple days since I definitely have other obligations. Reading over multiple days is nice because you have something to look forward to every time you pick it up again.
WHO DO YOU TAG?
Anyone who wants to do this!
This tag was a lot of fun, and I hope you were able to learn a little more about me and my reading style and preferences from it.