I honestly forgot which blog I saw this on. I just thought it would be a good idea to answer it since I love books and reading! You can definitely answer it too. I’d love to read your answers!
How many books are too many books in a series?
I used to love reading book series. I finished Harry Potter and Game of Thrones (well, up to the latest book). But lately, and maybe it’s because I’m getting too old and stingy, I prefer books that aren’t part of a series. I love the concept of the Rat series by Haruki Murakami because each book can stand on its own. There’s no dependency and you can start anywhere!
How do you feel about cliffhangers?
It would depend. I’m okay with it if I am totally engrossed in a series – like Game of Thrones. But I’m totally against it if the cliffhangers just make you want to forget reading the next installment – think those pesky Pittacus Lore books!
Hard copy or paperback?
I am trying to be wiser about the purchases I make. My biggest obstacles are my books! Since the lovely Victoria has shared with me her ebook collection, I am trying to read those first before buying any books. I guess my answer for this is if it’s absolutely necessary, I’d choose paperback. It’s cheaper and easier to carry around!
Such a difficult one T_T I’m guessing anything from Haruki Murakami or Neil Gaiman. LOL. This is a trick question because as much as I love reading I have a tendency of reading books and forgetting it. I have never reread any book.
Least favourite book?
Hmm, on the top of my head, it’s The Handmaid’s Tale. The story was just too far out for me. I couldn’t and didn’t want to relate to it!
Love triangles, yes or no?
I don’t read romance novels so I don’t know how to feel about this. I guess it’s okay if it doesn’t overshadow the real plot of the book.
The most recent book you just couldn’t finish?
Oh goodness. The Lord of the Flies. I started reading it last May and until now I haven’t gotten to the good part yet. I’ve read some reviews that once you get to the juicier parts, you can’t put the book down. Right now, I can’t even pick it up!
A book you’re currently reading?
The Lord of the Flies. I promised myself it’s only one book at a time. I have to power through this one for me to get to read the rest of my books!!!! HELP ME.
Last book you recommended to someone?
I don’t have friends who love reading, unfortunately. 😦 But I did recommend Wonder to my friend months ago. I even gave her an ebook copy. I doubt if she read it though!
Oldest book you’ve read?
I DON’T KNOW. LOL Does books you’re supposed to read in school count? If yes then some Filipino literature would be the oldest. Or maybe Crime and Punishment. I’ve honestly lost track.
The newest book you’ve read?
I don’t really look at when a book was published, lol. But the latest book I’ve read is Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn. I have a review here if you’re interested.
Neil Gaiman and Haruki Murakami. No questions asked. I love how diverse and full of depth these two authors are. It’s like you can read any of their books at any points in your life and it could have different meanings.
Buying books or borrowing books?
I’d normally say buying books but I am trying to be more ecofriendly so I’m going to answer borrowing books. Although this one is pretty hard since I don’t have a lot of reader friends! TT_TT A goal for me is to start an online book library of sorts here in the Philippines. I still don’t know how that would go but, man, what a dream that would be.
A book you dislike that everyone seems to like?
I don’t necessarily spend a lot of energy on books I dislike. I quickly forget about it but there was this one blogger who recently raved about the book The Handmaid’s Tale. I still couldn’t understand why someone would love that book.
Bookmarks or dogears?
Any…doesn’t matter. I mean, if you’re so into the book you wouldn’t need to mark your pages, right? 😛
A book you can always re-read
This is one thing I’d like to work on. As a wanna be minimalist, I want the books that end up staying with me are the books I actually reread. Unfortunately, I haven’t reread any of my books!!!
Can you read whilst hearing music?
Yes, but only if it’s on low volume. It would act like a background music to set the mood, probably.
One POV or multiple POV’s?
It would depend on the story. Generally speaking though, I do get confused if there are multiple points of views.
Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days?
I try my best to read over a number of days. I have this tendency of reading books but not understanding it, lol.
One book you read because of the cover
I’m not one of those people that choose books based on the cover. I’m one of those that pick books by their titles. I don’t know what’s worst lol!!
There you have it a simple book tag to get to know the reader Kat better. Maybe next time I could share with you my books and we can compare titles. What do you think?