I have seen a few of these tag posts over the years, but I have noticed lately that there are quite a few of them about books. Not so shocking, I guess, because why wouldn’t there be? Books are awesome! So I thought I would do a tag post every once in a while and see what y’all think.
There are rules to these. You should always reference the person/blog/website where you found the tag and also “tag” someone else to answer.
So, this one came from the Readaholics group page on Goodreads and I have posted my answers on that page, but I am including them here as well. Please respond on the Goodreads page and on my blog if you like. I would love to have you play along! There is a form at the bottom for your answers!
- How many books are too many books in a book series? To me, it doesn’t matter. When I find an author that I really like I tend to read everything he/she has written and it doesn’t matter how many books there are in a series. Karin Slaughter’s Grant County and Will Trent series has 14 (6 and 8 respectively) and I started reading Blindsighted (published 2001) the first in the Grant County and Will Trent series, in 2015 when there were already 14 books published between the two series. I love them all and eagerly await more!
- How do you feel about cliffhangers? I don’t mind cliffhangers, but if the next book doesn’t have some reminders about the prior book I sometimes get lost in the story and have to go back and skim the previous one.
- Hardcopy or paperback? Depends on where I am. I like a paperback if I am near water like the pool, beach or tub, but hardbacks are easier to deal with, as I don’t have to hold them up. That doesn’t sound like a big deal, but with syringomyelia holding your arms in one position for a long time can cause pain.
- Favorite book? No. Just no. There are far too many. Hmmm…how about the last one I read? But if I had to make a list there would be several on it. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (this is one of the very few books that I re-read), The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter
- Your least favorite book? The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown. I love the concept, I just found it so very boring. I wish it had been written by David Baldacci or Vince Flynn
- Love triangles, yes or no? Not really. Figure out what you want and go for it. There are so many people who never find the one person in life that they really bond with and someone wants me to believe there are so many guys fighting over one girl? Nah.Sorry for the cynicism.
- The most recent book you just couldn’t finish? Little Brother by Cory Doctorow, but I am going to give it another shot.
- A book you’re currently reading? An Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff
- Last book you recommended to someone? The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter (in person) and Good Me, Bad Me by Ali Land on my blog.
- The oldest book you’ve read? (Publication date) I am going to have to go with the Bible on this one. Still reading and learning from it.
- The newest book you’ve read? (Publication date) Without Merit by Colleen Hoover Published October 3rd, 2017 by Atria Books
- Favorite author? No way I can name just one…Karin Slaughter, David Baldacci, Catherine Coulter (FBI Series), Kate DiCamillo, Katherine Howell, James Patterson, Hank Phillippi Ryan
- Buying books or borrowing books? Either way, just let me have them!
- A book you dislike that everyone else seems to love? The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown (See #5)
- Bookmarks or dog-ears? Shame! Bookmarks! Anything can be a bookmark and it doesn’t damage the book!
- A book you can always reread? To Kill a Mockingbird
- Can you read while hearing music? Yes. Or while the TV is on.
- One POV or multiple POV? (POV’ = Points of view) Depends on the story and how well it is written. If it is a cop-out to having a character discover things, then no, but if there are two different people with completely different aspects of a situation then absolutely.
- Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days? Depends on the book. Many I have read in one sitting, but some I just don’t get into that well and it takes me longer. There are also some that I want to listen to and I do that over several days.
- One book you read because of the cover. (This question is different from the Goodreads version, which asks you to tag others to answer the questions.) The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
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