20 questions is one of my all-time favourite games. I remember playing it in college and I guessed the object (a xerox machine) within the first five questions. It was the proudest moment of my life *sarcasm*. Jokes apart, it was a really fun time and this tag (because of the name) brought back those memories.
1. How many books are too many in a series?
There is really no right answer here. Some series with three books are too many, some with 20 are too few. It all depends on the story and how cleverly the author has chosen to tell it. The longest series for me has been Harry Potter with seven books. I would gladly have read 70 more of it. Whereas, with Twilight the four books were too many. Remove Eclipse and the series would have been much better.
2. How do you feel about cliffhangers?
I absolutely love them. Something about anticipating drama or suspense makes my heart smile. However, if the cliffhanger is added only for the sake of it and does nothing to add to the story, then no.
3. Hardcopy or paperback?
Both. I am a non-discriminatory reader.
4. Favourite book?
The Harry Potter series.
5. Least favourite book?
It’s controversial, but I did not like Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist. I was really intrigued by the book mainly because it was on so many people’s ‘best’ and ‘must-read’ lists. When I read it, I was underwhelmed.
6. Love triangles, yes or no?
Absolutely. I love the drama, the fights, and sometimes, the cringy dialogues in these stories.
7. The most recent book you just couldn’t finish?
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson. Not because I didn’t like it, but I started reading another book.
8. A book you’re currently reading?
I am having issues with my sleep, so I’m reading Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker.
9. Last book you recommended to someone?
A Pinch of Magic by Michelle Harrison. I am yet to finish this book, but I liked whatever I have read thus far so much that I recommended it to a friend who wanted to start reading fantasy and did not want to be overwhelmed with books such as Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings.
10. Oldest book you’ve read?
Animal Farm by George Orwell.
11. Newest book you’ve read?
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.
12. Favourite author?
Until recently, it was J.K.Rowling. But now, it’s Neil Gaiman.
13. Buying books or borrowing books?
14. A book you dislike that everyone seems to like?
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger. I don’t get why Holden was whining all through the book and acting all holier-than-thou. Most of the people who have read it say they identify with him. I felt as though I was reading Twilight from a guy’s perspective (i.e., if Bella Swan was a guy) because she too complained about every single thing in her life (apart from Edward) throughout the series.
15. Bookmarks or dogears?
Bookmarks. I don’t have a problem with dogears, but I don’t do it to my books.
16. A book you can always reread?
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. The best book in the series, and the best book in the world for me.
17. Can you read while hearing music?
I could when I was younger. I remember listening to Krapuleo and Tengo Un Novio Tantriko by Las Ketchup when I was reading Prisoner of Azkaban. I can recall the exact moment of the book I was reading whenever I listen to these songs.
18. One POV or multiple POVs?
19. Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days?
I have done both. Read a book in a single day (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix) and have read a book over several months. So, it really depends on the book, my interest, and the time I have.
20. One book you read because of the cover?
The Wonder by Emma Donoghue.
I am loving these book tags. While no one tags me to do them, I discover them myself, which is also fun. I found this book tag was at Anne With a Book. Please check out her blog. She’s got some amazing insights and reviews.
I’ve answered my 20 questions. What do you have to say?
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