The 20-Question Book Tag

helloooooooooooo my dear and lovely friends!! Today I’m doing a book tag
(again). Jenna just posted this on her blog–as in today–and she tagged me.

She was my accountability partner for NaNo (I don’t write, so I participated in a do-a-large-crochet-project-in-a-month, and epicly failed. I’m also not going to tell you the name of that project since y’all are going to laugh at me. ;)) and a good friend of mine, so PLEASE GO CHECK HER BLOG OUT.

Originally, I was going to do a Books I Have My Eye On post, but I decided to ditch that idea for this one. If you’re still interested in seeing that post, let me know! I’ll definitely do it if the peoples are interested. Now, on with the tag. πŸ˜‰

1. How many books are too many in a series?

I don’t think there can be too many books in a series if it’s a well-written series. If it’s an okay series, I’d say anything less than 5 is good.

2. How do you feel about cliff-hangers?

I DISLIKE THEM WITH A PASSION. Seriously, authors, please don’t do this (unless the next book is available immediately for free. :D).

3. Hardback or paperback?

This will be very contrary to popular opinion… but paperback 100%. Yes, hardbacks are nicer to look at, but I strongly dislike reading in them. Also, they’re hard. I prefer soft books. xD Not to mention how heavy they are!

4. Favorite book?

I am sorry, but my software cannot compute such a question. It goes beyond my mental capabilities. BUT, because I do like to go overboard with things occasionally, here’s 38 of them. You’re welcome. πŸ˜€

5. Least favorite book?

Hmm… here’s some that I’ve recently read and didn’t like.

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Unblemished by Sara Ella (3 star read). I got this book on a huge sale ($2.99 for the hardcover, folks). Nadine Brandes, one of my favorite authors, loves this book. I’ve also heard a lot of friends rave about this book, so I really wanted to like it. But Eliyana really annoyed me as a character (she made some really poor + dumb decisions when it was so obvious what to do), so…. I ended up not enjoying the read. 😦

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Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder (1 star read). I really didn’t like the themes in this book. :/ A lot of the scenes disgusted me and made me feel kind of… slimy? dirty? after reading it, so I definitely won’t be reading this again and I certainly wouldn’t recommend it to anyone.

6. Love Triangle… yes or no?

I’m okay with it if there isn’t too much drama surrounding it (example: Girl: ahhhh I don’t know which one to choose! *juggles between them for like 10 chapters in the book*). If there’s a lot of drama, it’s a big no. xD

7. The most recent book you couldn’t finish?

White Wolf and the Ash Princess. Don’t get me wrong- this is a really good book! I started this book at least three weeks ago, but I got in a reading slump. It’s hard to pick it back up since it reminds me of the reading slump. :/ I’m going to try to push through it and finish it this week, though.

8. A book you’re currently reading?

Isolated by Jordy Leigh.

9. The last book you recommended to someone?

Hmm… that’s difficult, since I recommend books to people all. the. time, albeit it be indirectly or directly. I remember recommending a book to someone in the Inkreaders group I started, though, so I’ll go with that (check it out here! please join!).

10. Oldest book you’ve read (based on publication date)?

Um… maybe the Bible?

11. Newest book you’ve read (based on publication date)?

We’ll have to look into the ARCs for this one. Normally when I read the latest releases / to-be-released books, it’s because I’m reviewing them, so I’ll have to look into my reviews shelf on Goodreads.

Okay, I think it’s A Silken Thread by Kim Vogel Sawyer (it releases in April, 2019). GUYS. You must read this book. The spiritual themes in it are so good, and I love the way it addresses the issue of racism. You can read my review here.

12. Favorite author?

Software malfunctioning.

Take a look at my favorites shelf on Goodreads and look at who wrote them. *smirks*

13. Buying books or borrowing them?

If they’re in said favorites shelf, um, buying them. Of course. If I’ve heard many friends rave about how good they are… I’ll probably buy it. But then again I might just use that money to buy a favorite book I’ve read before. *shrugs* If only a couple of my friends have read + liked them, I’ll probably borrow them from the library.

14. A book you dislike that everyone else loves?

At the top of my head, all I can think of is Unblemished and Orphan Island. I have friends who LOVE those books.

15. Bookmarks or dog-ears?

Bookmarks because they’re pretty. If I absolutely have to dog-ear a book though, I can without becoming a little tragic flower.

16. A book you can reread over and over?

Probably the Ranger’s Apprentice series, Blades of Acktar series, or Ilyon Chronicles (though, *cough*, I’ve only read the first book in the Ilyon Chronicles. I can already tell it’ll be a series I’ll devour, though).

17. Can you read while listening to music?

No.

18. Multiple POVs or one POV?

For those who don’t know, POV means “Point of View” (as in 1st person- I walk the dog. I like walking the dog. 2nd person- You walk the dog. You like walking the dog. 3rd person- She walks the dog. He likes walking the dog).

I prefer one POV- two at most.

19. Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days on average?

One sitting.

20. Who do you tag?

Kate @ Once Upon An Ordinary

Nicole Dust @ Legend of a Writer

Audrey @ Weaving Words on Wings of Hope

Lisa @ Inkwell

Jane Maree @ Writing Heroes – Writing Hope

Cait @ Paper Fury

Maddy @ Girls Living For God’s Glory

Charis @ Charis Rae

Anika @ Anika Walkes

And my people in the Inkreaders group- all of you are tagged. πŸ™‚

I’m done! You’re dismissed.

Okay, sorry. xD I realize that I’m unusually snarky in this post… um, sorry. But before you leave, please drop by in the comments! I want to hear what you thought of my answers and what YOUR answers would be to any of them, so either comment your answers or feel free to tiptoe this tag to your own blog!

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39 thoughts on “The 20-Question Book Tag

  1. β€œHere’s 38 of my favorite books.” β€”> MY LIFE. Although I think I have it narrowed down SLIGHTLY more. Maybe. XD

    Great post! And now I’m tagged two times, I think I better do this soon. πŸ™‚

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    1. Oh, really? Bookworms’ favorite books list never narrow down. Hey, maybe in a few years I’ll do this again and it’ll become 100+ favorite books. XD

      Thanks, friend! DUDE YES YOU NEED TO.

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  2. I have a favorite series… but I can’t pick a favorite book in the series! *is talking about Keeper of the Lost Cities* I’m currently reading Unblemished right now and I’m really enjoying it.

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  3. I’m so happy to hear that you liked the first book in the Ilyon Chronicles so much! πŸ˜€ I agree with you; even just reading the first one, I can tell that I’m just gonna LOVE this series! ❀
    Huh, that's interesting that you thought that about Unblemished. I hear nonstop about that one about how good it is. Love all your answers, Lilian! πŸ™‚

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    1. Actually, I guest post on a group blog that Maddy started (girlslivingforgodsglory.wordpress.com). I’m sure she’d love to have you as an author on there! πŸ˜€ Right now, it’s all book reviews, but you can post anything and everything on there. πŸ˜€

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  4. Thanks for tagging me, Lilian! I loved reading your answers. πŸ˜€ Sorry Orphan Island was a bust for you; I hope you found something you liked reading soon after. πŸ˜‰

    I was actually looking for something to post today, so I just might go do this. πŸ˜‰

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    1. Yes, I know you loved Orphan Island! I’m sorry I didn’t like it. 😦 xD but the cover is so prettyyyyyyyyyy!

      Oh, you should! I can’t wait to see your answers! ❀ Thank you for commenting, Kate!

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  5. I enjoyed your answers, Lilian! πŸ™‚ I got the link from Kate’s post, but you know me from Goodreads. πŸ˜‰ Here are a few answers of mine, in response to your question, since I have no blog… πŸ™‚

    I totally relate to having a hard time choosing one favorite! In recent years, I’ve finally succeeded in figuring out which books and authors are my top favorites, and ranking them loosely. But beyond those few, i have no idea – and until recently, I had no idea of any order apart from my single favorite book, Lord of the Rings. (At least I’ve always known that one!) πŸ™‚ But I have so many favorite books, and it’s so hard to put them in any sort of order. And they’re all so *different* that it’s hard to rank even my favorites. My all-time favorites shelf on Goodreads has 69 books – haha! And I have a broader favorites shelf that includes ones outside that as well, with twice as many. D: πŸ˜› XD Bookworm problems, hahaha!

    I’m with you on listening to music while reading – impossible for me. I need silence or white noise.

    The oldest book I’ve read (I was actually just looking at that on Goodreads last week) is The Swiss Family Robinson (1812), followed by Pride and Prejudice (1813) and other Austen novels. Unless you count Pilgrim’s Progress, which my dad read to us as kids – but that was an edition “translated” into Contemporary English. And of course the Bible. πŸ˜‰

    I haven’t read any betas or ARCs recently, so the newest book I’ve read is A Royal Masquerade, published Nov. 2018. But I beta-read that one in April, so it’s been my newest read for a while!

    I either didn’t know or didn’t remember that you were a Ranger’s Apprentice fan! πŸ˜€ Me too! They’re great books.

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    1. Maryyyyyy! I’m so glad you commented! Thank you so much for reading. ❀

      Eyy, you love LotR too! Have you seen the movies? It's my favorite movie of all time, haha. I really enjoyed the books too, but not as much as the movies (probably an unpopular opinion XD).

      Oh, white noise! I haven't tried that yet. Though to be fair, the reason why I don't listen to music is because it's kinda inconvenient for me. I don't have a phone, so if I wanted to listen to music, I'd have to bring my laptop and earphones and whatnot. But I don't like listening to music anyway while reading. XD

      That's so cool! I'm sure I have some books that have been published a long time ago… it's just the matter of being finding those books. XD And I don't really collect old books, so, *cough* there probably aren't many anyway. How did you like Pride and Prejudice? I've been thinking of branching out and trying some classics, but my favorite genre is contemporary, so I don't know how much I'd like reading the classics.

      I LOVE Ranger's Apprentice! One of my favorite series, actually. So glad to learn that you love them too! πŸ˜€

      Thanks again for commenting! It's a treat to see you on my blog, and I apologize for my (very) lengthy and rambly reply. XD Hope to get to know you better! ❀

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      1. Awww, I’m so glad I did too, and that it made you happy! You’re welcome!

        Yes, LOTR is my favorite! I have seen them and enjoy them, though for me the looks are better. It’s okay to like the movies more! I assume you saw them before reading the book. πŸ™‚

        Oh, okay! I get really distracted and can’t focus when there’s any noise, including music. πŸ˜‰

        Yes, makes sense! I actually sorted my Goodreads shelves by pub date, in order to find mine – the classics all show up on there. Ironically, I was playing with that a couple days before I saw your post. πŸ™‚

        I like P&P! It used to be my favorite classic, and I still enjoy it. I also love the 1995 movie, but not the 2005 one. The 1995 one does a better job of adapting the story, imho, and since it follows the book well, it can help you understand the story when you read it. I think you might enjoy it! It’s so witty and engaging if you can follow the story and writing, and get past the density and old-fashioned style. There’s a lot of awesome snark and satire, and all the characters are fascinating, entertaining, and well-developed. Adult classics are a challenge, and take work to enjoy (at least for me), but it’s worth it – and Austen is easier than Dickens. The Scarlet Pimpernel is a lot easier and shorter if you want to first try a classic that’s not challenging. And if you haven’t read children’s classics like A Little Princess, you should try those too. πŸ™‚ I think you’d like those even if you mostly read contemporary – though they are definitely historical fiction. P&P actually counts as contemporary, but not to a modern reader, haha!

        Same here! It’s awesome, and I love it dearly. πŸ™‚ I’m really enjoying your updates as you reread!

        Awww, you’re welcome!! It’s fun to visit your blog, and i enjoyed your post! So glad it makes you happy! Oh, don’t apologize!! I love long comments and rambles, and all my comments and messages are rambly and get longer and longer, no matter how hard I try to prevent it! XD Yes, same here! You’re so sweet, and I’m enjoying getting to know you and sharing our love of favorite books! Looking forward to more! <333

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  6. Eeep thank you for the tag!! It looks like FUN. And also I’m actually with you on paperbacks?! I actually prefer to collect hardcovers because ~pretty~ but paperbacks are infinitely more comfortable to hold while reading. πŸ˜‚Although I DO hate how easy the covers bend oops. And yay for 1-sitting reads! I used to do that a lot more but my attention span has like taken a hike.πŸ˜‚ Also agreement that 2-POV is usually the best combo *flails*

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    1. dude you should totes do it!! I seriously love tags and I migggghhhht be slightly obsessed with them. OH MY GOODNESS I KNOWWW. I kind of have a thing against hardcovers, *cough*. I mean yes they’re pretty (though I may or may not have my doubts on whether they’re prettier than paperbacks *COUGH*) and durable but seriously paperbacks for the win.

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