20 Questions Book Tag

November 24, 2019 Uncategorized 10

So I found this over on The Fox’s Hideaway, don’t know who actually started it, but I thought it looked fun, so I saved it, and decided to do it for one of my posts as I worked on my Blog Ahead Challenge back in October.  So some of the answers might be a little off since I actually wrote an posted this in October for things that are most recent answers.

1.  HOW MANY BOOKS ARE TOO MANY FOR A SERIES?

Honestly, I don’t have a preference.  I feel like as long as the series has somewhere to go, and isn’t just repeating the same storyline over and over, it’s good to go.  I mean I always love getting back with my favorite characters, but reading the same plot over and over is a drag.


2.  HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT CLIFFHANGERS?

Once again, I don’t really mind them.  As crazy as they can make me at the end of a book though, it is what can get me to go buy the next one right away if it is available. But it can be frustrating if I have to wait a long time for the next one because it hasn’t been published yet.


3.  HARDCOVER OR PAPERBACK?

So, yes, hardcovers are very nice, and often have beautiful covers, and look nice on a bookshelf. But when I’m actually reading, I really like to hold a paperback the most. They’re usually so much easier to hold, not too heavy, the right size, etc.  (Except for ones like my ARC of The Burning Shadow by JLA).  Plus, lately a lot of the books I want to buy and own are romance, and so many of those are just only available in paperback.  Also my ARC collection, those are all paperback, so it’s nice to have those matching as well.


4.  FAVORITE BOOK?

There’s no ways to pick just one, there are so many books out there that I love!  If I name a few they would be It by Stephen King, Watchers by Dean Koontz, the Twilight series, the Harry Potter series, the After series, just to name a few.


5.  LEAST FAVORITE BOOK?

I was not a fan of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night.


6.  LOVE TRIANGLES, YES OR NO?

Sure, why not?  Some of the best all time romance stories are love triangles, my usual favorite example is Gone with the Wind.


7.  THE MOST RECENT BOOK YOU COULDN’T FINISH?

This is a hard one because I pretty much DNF books pretty early in because I can’t get into them and there are just too many other books I want to read to waste time on one I’m not enjoying. Most recent was Every Stolen Breath by Kimberly Gabriel, and it wasn’t that it wasn’t good, I just went into it thinking it was something different than what it really was, and that made me not be able to get into it.


8.  A BOOK YOU’RE CURRENTLY READING?

I’m currently reading It’s Not PMS, It’s You by Rich Amooi, and listening to Grin and Beard It by Penny Reid


9.  LAST BOOK YOU RECOMMENDED TO SOMEONE?

As I mentioned above, I was posting this in October, so I’m guessing most likely I’ve recently recommended anything from the SmartyPants Romance series.


10.  OLDEST BOOK YOU’VE READ BY PUBLICATION DATE?

This one is hard to figure out, but I’m going to guess Romeo and Juliet.

11.  NEWEST BOOK YOU’VE READ BY PUBLICATION DATE?

Blindsided by Amy Daws

12.  FAVORITE AUTHOR?

Like with the favorite book, impossible to pick just one!  A few current favorites are Emma Hart, Helena Hunting, Amy Daws, and Penny Reid.

13.  BUYING BOOKS OR BORROWING BOOKS?

So, I love to own books.  I love my bookshelves.  I am poor though, and so I do tend to borrow audiobooks and love to get ARCs or egalleys.  But I will often end up buying those audiobooks or ebooks as physical books if I want to own them for my shelves.

14.  A BOOK YOU DISLIKE THAT EVERYONE SEEMS TO LOVE?

I was just discussing this with a student.  I am not the hugest fan of the Cinder series. The first book was okay, nothing that spectacular in my opinion, and I wasn’t a fan of the second one.

15.  BOOKMARKS OR DOG EARS?

So, another reason I like paperback is because I will dog-ear those pages as I read it. Only if it is my own book though!  I love bookmarks, and keep buying cute ones, but then I never seem to use them.

16.  A BOOK YOU CAN ALWAYS RE-READ?

I rarely have time to re-read these days, even though I used to re-read books like It and the whole Flowers in the Attic series over and over.  But I know that I do tend to relisten to the audiobook of the first two books in the After series once in a while.  Also Play by Kylie Scott, or Before Jamaica Lane by Samantha Young are ones I read over and over because I love my boys!

17.  CAN YOU READ WHILE LISTENING TO MUSIC?

Sure.  I actually do a lot of reading in front of the tv at night, in bed or during commercials when I’m sitting on the couch.

18.  ONE POV OR MULTIPLE?

I actually like my romance books to have both points of view whenever possible.  And I don’t mind the multiple POV stories if I can tell who they are without getting confused because they are different enough sounding in their chapter.

19.  DO YOU READ A BOOK IN ONE SITTING OR OVER MULTIPLE DAYS?

I wish!  I don’t have the time to do that thanks to working two jobs, and a dog that makes me take him out every hour or two when I’m home.  Plus, other things that happen in life.  But I’ve done it before, and I totally can, and like to when I can.  Not to mention with how overbooked I am with review books right now, I’ve been having to read some in less than 48 hours in order to write reviews.

20.  WHO DO YOU TAG?

Anyone who wants to do this, please join in!  But I’d love it if you came back and left me a link so I can check out your answers too.  

10 Responses to “20 Questions Book Tag”

  1. Reese's Reviews

    This seems like so much fun. I appreciate you sharing this one. I agree I don't think books can go on a while if they're going somewhere. I have a soft spot for hardcover books as well, but I think I care more all my books matching each other. Thank you for sharing!!

    Sharrice @Reese's Reviews

  2. Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight

    This is a very fun tag! I agree with a lot of your answers- I am a huge paperback fan (for reading purposes anyway!) and I am absolutely down with a love triangle or cliffhanger if it fits the story! I didn't dislike Cinder, but I found it suuper predictable. Ditto Scarlet. Hence why the rest of the series is still sitting on my shelves 😂 I really want to do this one, I will let you know if I do!

    • Lisa Mandina

      Yeah, I guess I felt the same about Cinder, although Scarlet was kind of boring for me. I need to go on, but glad I'm not the only one! If you do, can't wait to see your answers!

  3. Jen

    I feel exaclty the same way as you for cliffhangers. I don't mind them, even if they make me shout noooooooo out loud lol. But that just makes me want that next book that much quicker. And I haven't picked up Cinder because I'm just nervous that it's not my kind of book. I've been on a kick lately where I need romance in my books and I don't think it's a good fit for me right now.
    Jen @ Star-Crossed Book Blog

    • Lisa Mandina

      Glad I'm not the only person who doesn't hate cliffhangers like so many others do. Yeah, maybe if you can read Cinder all the way through the series in one sitting, but personally I can't recommend it as a favorite for me. Thanks for stopping by!

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