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While I don’t actually get tagged in these and don’t tag anyone, I still like doing book tags just because they’re fun. I did a few when I first launched my blog last year but haven’t done one since, so here we are!
I have a few more in my drafts but wanted to start with this one as a fun little “get to know me and my reading” thing. I also just think these are fun to read. I like doing them so I hope you like reading them!
While I don’t remember where I saw this, it’s around and here are a couple I enjoyed: Fuelled by Fiction, Howling Libraries, and Sophie’s Corner.
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- Shop my collection of bookish goodies on Etsy! These aren’t my shop items, but other shops I’ve curated into a book-themed collection. Shop my Etsy bookish goodies here!
- If you want to read more on your Kindle but don’t want to buy books, Kindle Unlimited is a wonderful option. It’s $9.99 a month but if you read a lot and like to read more than just new releases, it could be worth it. Get Kindle Unlimited here!
- Get $5 off of $25 from BookOutlet! This is a great place to find new books for pretty cheap. They also have sales quite a bit, so keep an eye out for those. I tend to check here for books I want if they’re more expensive other places. They don’t have everything but they do have a lot. Shop BookOutlet here!
- Thrift Books has become my go-to when I’m looking for a book and want it cheap. It’s great if you like buying used books. With this you can get a free book after spending $30!
- Shop my book lists here! You can find every book list I have on Bookshop.org (except my monthly round-ups) and I add everything I can but they occasionally won’t have some. I do occasionally add extras though. If any lists are empty, they’ll be filled in shortly! Shop my bookshop.org book lists here.
- Shopping internationally? Check out Book Depository!
How many books are too many books in a series?
I think this depends on the series and how long the books are. Something like Nancy Drew, I like all the books. Harry Potter wasn’t too much for me. ACOTAR was too much for me (I just don’t like them that much) but it didn’t help that each book is like a million pages.
I’d say three is pretty good for me, maybe with a prequel or something like Divergent did with the book Four. The Giver series was four books and by the last one I was ready to be done. So it depends but I’d say three is good.
The Rule of One series could have just been two books I think but I still read all three. Aurora Rising has two so far but I think three will be perfect. ACOTAR is too many pages per book and too many books for me.
How do you feel about cliff-hangers?
I don’t mind them if the series is already done and I can just keep reading. I won’t not read something that isn’t a finished series because it’s a cliffhanger.
If it’s a really awful book that leaves me on a cliffhanger, though. Nope.
Hardcover or paperback?
I like how hardcovers look but prefer reading paperbacks. They’re just easier to hold. I love both though and won’t not get something because it’s one or the other.
This answer is definitely cheating because I couldn’t just choose one, so here are six I love plus a few more:
- Backpacked: A Reluctant Trip Across Central America
- Amazon Woman
- Sundown Motel
Least favorite book?
Again, I couldn’t pick one, but these three were all terrible. I DNF’d Reached, it was about 200 pages too long and for being the final book in a series, it was SO BORING! You can see how I feel about Render here and how I feel about Source here. Source was the worst series ending ever.
Love triangles: yes or no?
Eh. I don’t love them, I don’t hate them. It just depends on the story I think. I know one I really didn’t like was This Mortal Coil. Girl just needs to be her!
The most recent book you just couldn’t finish?
Micro by Michael Crichton and Richard Preston. It was just not good. I didn’t care about a single character, they were all awful people, so I didn’t care if they all died. I got like 2/3 in and was like why am I still reading this?
A book you’re currently reading?
Last book you recommended to someone?
I think The Orchid Thief to my mom when we were hiking in the Fakahatchee Strand.
Oldest book you’ve read?
Probably The Picture of Dorian Gray? I’m not sure but I know I’m not a fan of old books. Oh, maybe Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, actually.
Newest book you’ve read?
Ohh I’m not even sure. I don’t read tons of new releases, but I do buy books right when they come out on occasion, but I tend to not read them right away. A few that I can think of that I read within a year of being published are American Dirt, Fable, and a fancy edition of Anna and the French Kiss if that counts (it does because I say it does.)
I don’t know if I have a favorite, but I’ll read everything from Sara Shepard, Amy Tintera, and Amie Kaufman/Jay Kristoff.
Buying books or borrowing books?
Buying for sure. I like having books, my own little library. I don’t mind borrowing books but I’m a mood reader so I can’t force myself to read something if I’m not in the mood for it and if I’m borrowing something I feel a lot of pressure to read and return it quickly.
A book you dislike but everyone seems to love?
ACOTAR, but I bet you figured that out already.
Bookmarks or dog-ears?
Mostly bookmarks but if it’s a well-worn book I’ll dog-ear. I’m not firmly against dog-ears and if I don’t have anything else, I’ll do it.
A book you can always reread?
Most things I re-read are travel memoirs or involve travel like Where’d You Go, Bernadette? or Shantaram. I read Elsewhere in February (another travel book) and will probably re-read that sometime.
- Backpacked: A Reluctant Trip Across Central America
- Where’d You Go, Bernadette?
- How Not to Travel the World
Can you read while listening to music?
Sometimes. In the car if the radio is on I can but if I’m at home reading I’ll play ambient sounds/ASMR sounds or rooms or whatever they’re called/classical/instrumental. It just depends on what I’m reading.
One POV or multiple POVs?
Both, but not too many. I just read one that had a lot of POVs and it got too confusing. Three is the most I like, I think.
Do you read a book in one setting or over multiple days?
Depends on the book. I can read short ones in one day or something longer if I really like it. It also depends on my mood.
Who do you tag?
Whoever wants to do it! If you do, let me know, I’d love to read it!