Hey! I’ve read this book tag from Kat’s blog and I loved how she answered these questions so I thought of answering these questions myself too! I actually enjoyed answering these questions and I actually blabbered in some questions.
How many books are too many books in a series?
I think the longest series that I’ve read is the Lorien Legacies series by Pittacus Lore which consists of 7 books and that’s way too long. I loved some of the books in that series while hated some as well. I guess the downside of long series is that some books are just ‘filler’ books. On the other hand, I’ve also read the Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series by Rick Riordan which consists of 6 books and I absolutely loved all of them.
So, to answer the question, I don’t think there’s such a thing as ‘too many books in a series’. There are some series when you just couldn’t get enough of the characters that you will always want more. However, there are some series when you’ll just tire of the same old same old. I guess, the number of books that is adequate for the series would depend on that particular series.
But, if you’re going to ask me what the optimal number of books in a series, I’m going to answer three! Trilogy would be the best number for me. For me, three is enough to end the story completely and yet it’s not too much as well.
How do you feel about cliffhangers?
I love and hate cliffhangers! It always keeps me excited for the next books which makes me hate it as well. Most of the time, I have to wait for a year or more for the next book which is agonizing for me.
Hard copy or paperback?
Paperback! It’s easier to read and bring everywhere.
As of now, my favorite book is On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta. That book might be another young adult story but that book actually changed me. I guess I’ve read that book in the perfect time in my life which in my late teens. I can’t really explain why I love that book so much but I just really do. I just wish a lot more people would have the chance to read that amazing book. I really recommend that you give it a try.
Least favorite book?
As of now, my least favorite is Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee. Next to On The Jellicoe Road, To Kill a Mockingbird is my next favorite book. That is why I was so disappointed with Go Set A Watchman that it became my least favorite book. I really don’t want to consider it as a sequel because it is not. It doesn’t deserve to follow To Kill a Mockingbird. Go Set A Watchman is just a draft for me. Anyways, planning to reread it in the future. Maybe I’ll change my mind then.
Love triangles, yes or no?
No! For me, love triangles are nothing but plot convenience for the main couple to be apart throughout the book. I have nothing against love triangles that actually make sense but some love triangles are just tiresome.
The most recent book you couldn’t finish?
Sadly, it’s one of the classics – A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. I’ve read reviews of how A Tale of Two Cities are one of the best books of all time. But it’s just an effort to read. I can’t understand half of what the author has written so I just gave up.
A book you’re currently reading?
I am currently rereading Devil in Spring (The Ravenels #3) by Lisa Kleypas because I am planning on writing a book review on it soon. I am also rereading my latest read which is The Little Prince because I believe there is still a lot to explore in the story.
Last book you recommended to someone?
The last book I actually recommended to someone personally is Turtles All the Way Down by John Green.
Oldest book you’ve read?
The oldest book I have read is a required reading in school called Florante at Laura by Francisco Balagtas. I really hated reading this because it’s such a difficult read.
Newest book you’ve read?
I don’t read new releases immediately. I am somewhat strict in my to-read list and most new books are in the end of my list. That’s why it takes me at least a year before reading a book I added to my to-read list. The exception in this that I remember is Turtles All the Way Down by John Green.
My favorite author is Melina Marchetta. She has written by favorite book which is On the Jellicoe Road. I’ve also read her other works and I’ve loved them as well. There’s just something about her books that captures my heart. Her books actually deserve so much more.
Buying books or borrowing books?
I don’t think anyone would let me borrow books. I’m actually different. Most readers want their books in perfect and pristine condition. Me? I like highlighting quotes, dialogue and lines that interests me. Sometimes, I also write in the side of the books. Some will consider this a crime against books but I just really like marking my books.
A book you dislike that everyone seems to like?
I’m going to be really honest here. I still haven’t finished The Fellowship of The Ring (Lord of the Rings #1) by J.R.R. Tolkien. It was another difficult read for me. I don’t really dislike it but I don’t really appreciate it either. The silver lining is I’m not even halfway yet so maybe I haven’t read the good parts yet.
Bookmarks or dog ears?
A book you can always reread?
My answer is none. I believe that some books are best reread in specific situations so for me there is no book that I can always reread. Say for instance, I love the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series but I won’t reread it any time, I will only reread if I am in need of an escape to reality through an adventure book.
Can you read whilst listening to music?
One POV or multiple POV?
Multiple POV. I like hearing the thoughts of different characters in a particular situation.
Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days?
It depends. If a book is really good, sometimes I don’t sleep to finish the book.
One book you read because of the cover?
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. That cover intrigued me so I read the book, it was worth it!