The 20 Questions Book Tag
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The 20 Questions Book Tag

The 20 Questions Book Tag

I first saw this book tag on The Bookworm Girl, and I thought I would give it a go. I love a book tag, as my readers will know.

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

More than three. I can’t seem to focus on series’ anymore. Even as a teenager, a trilogy was really my limit. I rarely read more than that and these days I’m lucky if I finish a duology.

2. How do you feel about cliffhangers?

So long as there is a sequel immediately available, I’m fine with them. If it’s simply an ambiguous ending or the sequel is not coming out for months or even years, then I don’t bother.

3. Hardback or Paperback?

Paperback, definitely. Hardbacks are hard to travel with and to read anywhere. They might look great on a shelf, but paperbacks are the way to go.

4. Favourite book?

What a question! I have three go-to favourite booksThe Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling and The Reader by Bernhard Schlink.

5. Least favourite book?

I don’t really have a least favourite book. I tend to forget about books I don’t enjoy, almost like they don’t exist. And rarely do I finish a book I dislike.

6. Love triangles, yes or no?

I’m a sucker for a love triangle in books. Although in reality, I think they’re absolute pish.

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

Ooh… I started Howards End a while back – I can’t remember my most recent – and I got 13% of the way through and did not understand a word. Even knowing the story from watching the TV adaptations was not enough.

8. A book you’re currently reading?

I’m currently reading a few books at once. Forever Hayley by Hayley Mills, The Raven Boys by Maggie Steifvater and Eleanor of Castille by Sara Cockerill.

9. Last book you recommended to someone?

I’m always recommending The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai. It is utterly harrowing and heartwrenching. Well worth a read.

10. Oldest book you’ve read?

This could be taken one of two ways i.e. oldest book I’ve owned or the oldest book ever written? In terms of the latter, I’ve read quite a few classics, but the oldest book is definitely Daphnis and Chloe by Longus. It is estimated it was written between the mid-second and mid-third century AD. And for the former, it’s likely Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. 

11. Newest book you’ve read?

The newest book I read was Disconnected by Emma Gannon. It’s her most recent book about the internet and how we approach it in our everyday lives.

12. Favourite author?

I don’t have one favourite author. I have a few auto-buy authors like Emma Gannon, Kate Davies and Sally Rooney. But I can’t say that I love all of their works or would only want their books on a desert island with me. And that’s how I would define a favourite author.

13. Buying books or borrowing books?

Buying. I don’t like having a deadline to read a book. I’m a proper mood reader in that sense.

14. A book you dislike that everyone else seems to love?

Wuthering Heights. I adore the Bronte sisters, but I could not stand Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. It was nothing like we’re told in TV and Film adaptations, the romance is not existent and it’s a clunky book to read in general.

15. Bookmarks or dog-ears?

I have a large collection of bookmarks, but I never seem to have one with me when I need it. So dog-ears… unfortunately.

16. A book you can always reread?

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. I re-read the whole series every summer and have done since I was 15 years old.

17. Can you read while listening to music?

Only if there are no lyrics. But I find I prefer to listen in silence or listen to the audiobook.

18. One POV or multiple POVs?

My preference is one POV but I don’t mind multiple POVs and I wouldn’t avoid a book as a result.

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

Multiple days. I rarely read a book in one sitting as I find it’s harder to digest what’s happening or for it to have an impact on me.

20. Who do you tag?

I tag anyone with a blog to give the 20 Questions Book Tag a go. It’s fun and unique; it will make you properly think about your reading habits.

I hope you enjoyed my answers, and if you do choose to do the 20 Questions Book Tag then let me know in the comments bleow.

Love Ellie x

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