Hi. I know what you’re thinking. “Um, Brittany, it’s Sunday. Don’t you always say that Sunday’s are for TBR posts?” Yes, I do say that.
I’ve decided to move my Down the TBR Hole posts to every other week instead of weekly. I love doing them but they have started to feel a bit repetitive to me and I don’t want to put out posts that aren’t even exciting to me. So, I’ll have a new Down the TBR Hole post next Sunday!
Today, I’ll be doing the 20 questions book tag. I wasn’t tagged in this, but I saw it done by Christina over at Creative Critique. She had some great answers, so you can check out her post as well! I won’t be tagging, but as always, if you’re interested, consider yourself tagged!
How many books do you think are too many books in a book series?
Oooh, that’s a great question! I think it honestly depends on how well done the series is. For instance, the Harry Potter series has 7 books and that doesn’t seem like overkill, but the Pretty Little Liars series has like 18 (give or take) and it’s a little much in my opinion.
How do you feel about cliffhangers?
Cliffhangers and I have a complete love/hate relationship. I think that a cliffhanger keeps a reader’s interest for the next book and that’s an awesome skill for an author to perfect. However, now I have to wait for the next book release to find out what happened.
Hardback or paperback?
I’ve said it once and I’ll say it a billion times. Paperback. I know that a lot of readers prefer hardbacks, and as far as the aesthetic goes, I’d definitely say that they win. But to read…. I like a paperback. It’s not as difficult to hold, it’s cheaper, and I loathe dust covers.
This changes so often. I don’t really say I have a favorite, but I’ll say a book is in my top five. I love them all too much to pick just one. My top five might seem a little odd, but the way I figure a book is one of my favorites is how much it sticks with me after reading. There are ton of books I’ve read that were 5 star reads for me, but they didn’t stay in my brain. These five have a special place in my heart for whatever reason. My current top five books are: Looking for Alaska by John Green, The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, and Dreamland by Sarah Dessen.
Least favorite book?
I honestly don’t have one that I consider to be the worst.
Love triangles, yes or no?
Please, no. They work for very few stories as far as I’m concerned. And by that I mean, they may carry the plot along perfectly fine but I as a reader am losing interest because I hardly care enough about romance for one love story line, much less two.
The most recent book you just couldn’t finish?
The War Blog by Glen Sobey.
A book you’re currently reading?
The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan (the PJO series is going down as one of my favorite series).
Last book you recommended to someone?
I recommend books on here a lot, but when it comes to in-person recommendations, I genuinely don’t remember. My mom and I talk about books a ton but we don’t enjoy similar works, so it’s hard to remember what I would’ve last recommended to her.
Oldest book you’ve read?
Is that something that other people know the answer to? I have absolutely no idea.
Newest book you’ve read?
I don’t have one! I like way too many authors to choose.
Buying books or borrowing books?
Buying for sure. I love utilizing the library but I’m also one of those people that wants to own every single book that I’ve ever enjoyed.
A book you dislike that everyone else seems to love?
There are so many. A huge one that shocks most people is Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia (I don’t hate it… I just didn’t like it. Don’t come for me)
Bookmarks or dog-ears?
Try as I might to use bookmarks, I’m a dog-ear person.
A book you can always re-read?
Looking for Alaska, or the Private series by Kate Brian.
Can you read while hearing music?
Sure, but I’d rather not.
One POV or multiple POVs?
I find that enjoy one POV books more often than books with multiples. I don’t really see any reasoning behind it, but it is what it is.
Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days?
That completely depends on the book and how entranced I am by it! Books that put me in reading slumps can take a week to finish, but one’s that I’m obsessed with can be completed in a couple hours.