I’m afraid I was tagged for this *coughs* a while ago.
Maybe a month.
Anyways, thank you Bethany for the tag! (And sorry I did not get to it sooner… 😛 )
Looks like there are no rules, just questions. And if I need to, I guess I can plead the fifth. 😉
So let’s begin!
#1: How many books are too many in a series?
Ha, I’d say six is pushing it for a series that has an overall story arc. Those books I feel expected to read all of them, and read all of them in order.
Something like the Nancy Drew series can get away with 60+ books only because they are all the same, and one can just read as many or as few as she wants until she feels satisfied.
For me, I took me about forty. xD
#2: How do you feel about cliff-hangers?
Muhahaha, as an author, they are completely evil and I love them. >:)
As a reader, they are completely evil and they steal my precious sleep. (How dare you, author! 😮 )
#3: Hardback or paperback?
I actually do not have a huge preference. Let’s say, if it’s poetry, hardback, but if it’s fiction, paperback.
#4: Favorite book?
Well then its a tie between Island of the World by Michael D. O’Brien, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, and The Giver by Lois Lowry. 😉
All three of these books were quite an emotional ride for me and very powerful experiences, however, I have to make the note… don’t consider them necessarily recommended. The Book Thief has its fair share of language and Island of the World brutal violence.
The Giver is good though. Everyone go read that. 😉
#5: Least favorite book?
Yikes, such a negative question. Least favorite book? There have been books that I haven’t cared for, and books that annoyed me, but at the moment I can’t think of any that I hated…
#6: Love-triangles, yes or no?
I am not a huge fan of the romance genre. I have enjoyed books that happen to have romance in them, yes, but a book solely about it?
I mean, I really have to wonder what’s going to happen at the end of the story. It’s just a total mystery. *coughs*
It’s similar with love-triangles. Most of the time, no, but sometimes, if done well and if it makes sense, then sure. 😜
#7: The most recent book you couldn’t finish?
Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein for school. It was not that I did not like the book, I did and I would have finished it, but I ran out of time. Thankfully I had read it last summer already so I was still able to write the required paper in time.
#8: A book you’re currently reading?
Inkspell by Cornelia Funke.
A writer-friend (you know who you are) has been pestering me to finish the trilogy ever since I read the first book about a year ago. Said person even hinted that a certain beloved character is killed… O.O
#9: Last book you recommended to someone?
The Giver. You better go read it. 😉
#10: Oldest book you’ve read? (publication date)
I have also read some of Euclid’s Elements, (written around 300 B.C.) but only part.
#11: Newest book you’ve read? (publication date)
The Legends of Matt Baker!
It is actually a self-published anthology released on Amazon last December by a writer friend, which was both weird and cool to think about. (Congrats again, Sabina! :))
#12: Favorite author?
N.D. Wilson. I love his voice and style in both prose and plot. It’s so unique, adventurous, fun, and even poetical.
#13: Buying books or borrowing?
I love owning books, but I also love my siblings and I have a fair amount of them and they all have birthdays.
#14: A book you dislike that everyone seems to love?
The first thing that comes to mind is a book called Fawkes, but I actually have not read that yet. It seems to be very popular among the writing circles I frequent, but I have yet to see the appeal. Its premise just hasn’t peak my interest.*shrugs*
#15: Bookmarks or dog-ears?
Bookmarks! Who would dare to fold the corners of pages in a book on purpose?! Such disregard! Such destruction!
Can’t you just memorize the simple two or three digits called “page number“?
#16: A book you can always reread?
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. For a while, I was keeping up an average of reading it at least once a year.
#17: Can you read while listening to music?
If I’m familiar with the music, then yes. Or if it is quiet music, I can zone it out.
So I guess, I can read while music is playing, but I can not read while consciously listening to the music playing.
#18: One POV or multiple POVs?
For those who don’t know, “POV” is an abbreviation of “Point of Views.”
I remember the first book that I consciously noticed changing point of views was Brian Jacques’s Redwall. Thing is, switching between point of views extends cliffhangers, so on one hand, it can be the most annoying thing and on the other, it can add so much more content.
Example: the switching point of views in the book Wonder gives time to flesh out the characters and move the story along in such a unique, personal way. Suddenly, one of the characters is no longer the stereotypical flimsy and flippant teenage-jerk, but a struggling girl who is lonely, neglected, and hurting.
Yet, other books’ charm come from their first person narrative that never changes.
So, as to which I prefer, I’d say, which ever way the author does it, if she/he does it well, then I am satisfied. 🙂
#19: Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days?
When I have the time, one sitting. In the “old days” (aka when I had no school and nothing to do… those days of devouring Nancy Drew books) I’d even read two or three books in one sitting. Those days past long ago.
I’d say, most recently, reading a book has been taking me about two to four days.
#20: Who do you tag?
Those slower than me. 😉
Well, there we are. Another Friday post posted. I hope your week is going well.
The other day I sat down at my window and lo and behold! Archibald is not dead! He growth two hairs.
He is the newest edition to my succulent array. I rescued him from a free table and have been trying to revive him from his pitiful state. Apparently, so far… it is working..? Hopefully?
We shall see.
~ evelyn ~