20 Question Book Tag

Posted July 25, 2018 by shooting in Discussion, Personal / 44 Comments

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20 Question Book Tag

I was tagged by the lovely Alix of A Pint-Sized Life and I’m finally getting around to answering all of these fun book-themed questions. If you’d like to do this book tag, consider yourself tagged and let me know when you post, because I’d love to read your answers. You’re welcome to answer any of these in the comments too.
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Let’s Go!

1. How many books is too many books in a book series? Honestly, I think trilogies are good because even those can be difficult for me to keep up with. I’m always behind on series, but I can usually get through three okay once I do start reading them.

2. How do you feel about cliffhangers? It depends – if the book is fairly wrapped up and it’s just something to get you excited for the next book, then that’s fine. But a lot of times it tends to be something really huge and you’re left feeling like the book you read was a waste of time until you get to the next one, and I don’t like that!

3. Hardcover or paperback? Either of them! Paperbacks are easier to carry around, but I really like the look and feel of hardbacks.

4. Favorite book? I can’t pick just one! But two absolute favorites would be The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling.

5. Least favorite book? I’m really not a fan of Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. I had to read it twice for different English classes and I’d be happy to never read it again.

6. Love triangles, yes or no? No, because it’s usually obvious who the MC should choose – or will choose -and then it’s just an annoying back and forth.

7. The most recent book you just couldn’t finish? I don’t know! I’m usually pretty good at choosing books I’ll like to an extent, so I don’t DNF too often.

8. A book you’re currently reading? One of them is Little Boy Blue by M.J. Arlidge – love this series!

9. Last book you recommended to someone? Probably the Shades of Magic series by V.E. Schwab. I own the first in the series, A Darker Shade of Magic, so I let a friend borrow it.

10. Oldest book you’ve read? Oh gosh, I don’t know! I’ve read a lot of classics in my time as an English major.

11. Newest book you’ve read? I’m lucky to read various ARCs, and the books aren’t usually out yet by the time I read them, so it’s hard to say. As I’m writing this, it would be Tight Quarters by Annabeth Albert.

12. Favorite author? J.K. Rowling, Gillian Flynn, M.J. Arlidge, Mackenzi Lee, Kerri Maniscalco, L.A. Witt, Annabeth Albert, John Green, Nick Hornby, etc. I have many!

13. Buying books or borrowing books? Both. I do love my local libraries and I’m lucky to find a lot of books there, but it’s always fun to actually buy books too.

14. A book you dislike that everyone else seem to love? Honestly, it’s more of the books that I just decided to not read that everyone else seems to have read like Divergent, etc.

15. Bookmarks or dog-ears? Bookmarks – or whatever is lying around that I can use as a bookmark. I’ll admit that I’ve dog-eared before! Don’t come at me with pitchforks!

16. A book you can always re-read? Pretty much any of the Harry Potter books (my favorites are the 3rd and 6th though) and The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.

17. Can you read while hearing music? Yes! I’m actually pretty good at reading with noise around – people talking, music, the TV, etc.

18. One POV or multiple POVs? It depends; as long as it makes sense to have all the POVs, I don’t mind more than one!

19. Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days? Definitely depends. Some are shorter or just quick reads and I can finish those in one sitting, but most of the time it takes me a few days – or more!

20. One book you read because of the cover. I don’t know that I’ve read a book because of the cover. I’ve definitely been intrigued by books because of their cover, but I can’t think of any specifics, and I’d have to think the summary sounded good too!

Thanks again to Alix for the book tag, and I hope you will answer some of these questions in the comments. I’d love to know your answers!

44 responses to “20 Question Book Tag

  1. Fun tag! I can definitely re-read Harry Potter books. I feel the same about cliffhangers. Yes, a bunch of these do depend on the book.
    I might do this one for the fall. 🙂

  2. This is fun!
    I decided I wasn’t reading the Divergent series when I found out what happens at the end of book 4! I mean, what is the point in reading a series for it to end like that?! (I don’t want to post what I’m ranting about because of spoilers, lol, even though I only know what I know because of spoilers! Although, I dont really care about spoilers just shitty endings, lol.)

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  3. I almost always use bookmarks and laughed at your ‘don’t come at me with pitchforks” LOL
    Totally agree about love triangles – can draw a book out at times and can be annoying!
    I love paperback – easy to carry around and pack in if you are taking it away on holiday.

  4. Jen

    This is fun! Hmm… Last book I read was We’re going on a bear hunt. I read that 3 times straight and refused to read it a 4th time since it was way past bed time!!!

  5. I also love to both borrow and buy my books. What I love best is just browsing and finding books I’d never find online or only through recommendations.

  6. What a fun book tag! As a SAHM of a 1 year old and 2 year old, I don’t have time to read like I used to. I miss getting lost in a good book! I still haven’t read Perks of Being a Wallflower; need to add that to my future reading list. I’m a big Harry Potter fan of both the books and movies.

  7. This is a fun Q&A! I’m with you, I think a trilogy is just long enough for a series. I think the only exception to that rule is Harry Potter. I can read while I listen to music, but not if others are talking or the TV is on. I get easily distracted I guess!

  8. These are great questions to answer as a book blogger or even book lover! My favorite Harry Potter book is also The Prisoner of Azkaban 🙂 I love having instrumental music on in the background while I read. I think it helps me concentrate a whole lot more.

  9. Haha, I am a total dog-eater and one of my blogging pals saw me write that and she sent me a really nice bookmark in the mail. I think trilogies are perfect. I always get anxious when there is more than that in a series! Like, I’ll never get through it. LOL.


  10. Lovely answers for this tag! I agree with you about trilogies, I already have a hard time keeping up with series as it is, when there are more than three books, well… I will never keep up with these at all hahaha. I also have dog-eared books before, but now… well, I don’t think I’d do that anymore, I’d rather take random pieces of paper as bookmarks 😛

  11. HP and the Prisoner of Azkaban is one of my favorites, too! So good. 🙂 I laughed reading your thoughts on love triangles. It’s SO true. We all know who they’re going to pick, so all the pointless arguments and miscommunications are so cheesy.

  12. Some fun questions up there! I totally agree that HP and the Prisoner of Azkaban is the best of the series. I love reading these types of posts. So fun.

  13. Such a fun post! I agree about the cliff hangers. I hate when you feel so let down to have to wait forever and ever until you get to find out what happens, or even worse if they book never comes out.

  14. I didn’t appreciate a good book until I was in my early 20s. I didn’t care too much for reading before then. I absolutely LOVE cliffhangers! I like having the “what if” conversation and then waiting until the next series to find out if I was correct – hence why I love mystery books. I also prefer paperback books because of the ‘flexibility’ – if that makes sense. Since I’m a teacher, the only real time I have to read is during the summer. And, even then sometimes, I don’t really have time. I’m currently reading Queen Sugar. I started – managed to get 1/2 way, forgot what happened and started reading it again – and that was a month ago! LOL! See, time. When I read, I prefer bookmarks.

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  15. This is fun! I agree about trilogies- they’re just the right length usually! Although the trend towards duologies lately is kinda nice. And I feel the same way about cliffhangers.

    Several of your favorite authors are on my list to try! I especially want to get to Gillian Flynn.

  16. Oh this was so fun to read! Can you believe I’ve never read The Perks of Being a Wallflower? I really need to, I know so many people who love it. I don’t read a lot of series–I don’t usually like to read the same kind of books right in a row, so I never end up finishing. I think a trilogy is do-able too though.

  17. Can you believe I haven’t read Perks?! It has been on my list forever and just never got around to it. I loved Harry Potter though. I am with you on love triangles and cliffhangers for sure.

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  18. Hi Lauren, this is a great Q & A for us book lovers! I haven’t read Perks of Being a Wallflower but loved the film. I shall try to track down a copy of it now. I’m with you on Grapes of Wrath. I DNF’d it. It was just so wordy LOL. One book that I can read over again many times is To Kill a Mockingbird. I mostly use a book mark but will dog ear and lay flat with used books. Not very nice, am I?

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  19. Oooh this is fun! I agree with you, more than 3 books and I am losing interest fast. I *might* be able to handle 4, but when we get to 5+ I am tagging out. Who has the time!? I like a love triangle only if it’s done right- and I think it’s hard to do them right? Like you said, so many times it’s SO obvious and then it just feels like filler!

  20. So – can I steal this and post on my blog? Just the questions of course, I’d have my own answers. Let me know – I love the variety you have on your blog!

  21. Fun questions! I loved getting to know you better and I agree about hardbacks and paperbacks. There is just something pretty and refined about a good hardback book but paperback (and kindle books!) are just so much easier to carry around and read from.

  22. RO

    Fun post! Lately I’ve been reading more hardbacks than paperbacks, but I’m on board for either. Cliffhangers sort of bug me in books because then I have to wait forever for the next release. I love your responses! Hugs…RO

  23. Oh this is such a fun tag, I may have to borrow it. I have to agree with you about love triangle, no don’t want to read about them.

  24. Yay! This was so fun to read! ‘A Darker Shade of Magic’ has been on my TBR list for a while now haha. I tend to dog ear pages too and I’ve gotten so much flack!

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