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The 20 Questions Tag

I was tagged to do the 20 Questions Tag by Nimika @ WordHaven. If you haven’t checked out their blog yet, head on over there right now! I’ll wait ๐Ÿ™‚


So, without further ado, let the games begin!!

One: How many books are too many books in a series?

Hmm, I don’t really get daunted by long series. Hold up, let me add a caveat…I don’t get daunted by a long series IF I enjoy it! If it is a series I am just sort of so-so about, then I would like it to be around 5 books or less. Otherwise, it can be as long as it likes, really ๐Ÿ™‚

Two: How do you feel about cliffhangers?

If I know there is going to be another book to follow the cliffhanger, I’m okay with it. If there isn’t going to be a continuation of the story…that gets under my skin a little bit.

Three: Hardback or paperback?

I do love the look of a beautiful hardback, but I like the ease of reading a paperback. If I really love a book and intend to keep it or make a collection of it, I will inevitably end up purchasing it in hardback, though.

Four: Favorite book?

I have said this many, many times (see hereย and here and here). My all time favorite book is Winter of Fire by Sherryl Jordan. It is, much to my dismay, out of print, but you can still find used copies of it around the internet.

Five: Least favorite book?

This is a toss up between Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger and The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane. They are both just the worst.

Six: Love triangles, yes or no?

If it is well written, then yes! If it is extremely clear to every single person who the correct choice is, then no! The most recent example of a really well done love triangle that I have encountered is in The Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare (although I will say, I am team Will ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

Seven: The most recent book you just couldn’t finish?

I think the most recent one I DNF was We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver. It was a book club pick a few months ago, and I just was not feeling it.

Eight: A book you’re currently reading?

I am currently reading Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain. Although, I will hopefully be finished with it by the time this post goes up!

Nine: Last book you recommended to someone?

I believe it was The Room on Rue Amรฉlie by Kristin Harmel. You can see my review for it here.

Ten: Oldest book you’ve read (publication date)?

According to my Goodreads stats (come be my friend over there, by the way!), the oldest book I have read was A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare, published in 1595.

Eleven: Newest book you’ve read (publication date)?

I believe it is The Room on Rue Amรฉlie by Kristin Harmel. It was published on March 27, 2018. Go read it! It is seriously the best book I have read so far this year!

Twelve: Favorite author?

This is such a hard question! I usually go with Jane Austen because she is the absolute greatest, and I love all of her works ๐Ÿ™‚

Thirteen: Buying books or borrowing books?

I work in a book store, so I am very pro buying books. I like to actually own the books I love too, so that I am able to pick up any book I want to reread at a moment’s notice. However, I also use the library app, Libby, to borrow audio books, as well as having a subscription to Kindle Unlimited. So, I guess I do a bit of both.

Fourteen: A book that you dislike that everyone else seems to love?

My most recent read that falls into this category is The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. I just didn’t care for it much. You can read my review of it here.

Fifteen: Bookmarks or dog-ears?

Definitely bookmarks! I have quite a collection of cute bookmarks! The only time I ever dog-ear is in magazines.

Sixteen: A book you can always re-read?

Ooh, I can definitely re-read Pride and Prejudice, Winter of Fire, and any Harry Potter anytime!

Seventeen: Can you read while hearing music?

Only if it doesn’t have lyrics! If I don’t want to read in complete silence, I tend to put on movie soundtracks in the background. If there are lyrics, I always end up singing along!

Eighteen: One POV or Multiple POVs?

I’m really fine with either one! I think they can both be well done…or not well done haha

Nineteen: Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days?

It depends on the book. If I am super into the book, then I can read it in one sitting. If it is a little more of a struggle for me, it can take me up to a couple of weeks. Generally, I get through a book within 2-5 days.

Twenty: A book you’ve read because of the cover?

Oh, so many! I am very, very guilty of judging a book by it’s cover ๐Ÿ˜‰


And…I tag YOU!! If you do the tag, please ping back to this post so I can see your answers too!

What are your thoughts? Do we have things in common? Do I have thoughts that you completely disagree with? Let me know down in the comments! (but be nice please; my poor little heart can’t take it if you’re mean!)


Love and happy reading,

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Reader Confession Tag

I found this tag through Mischenko @ ReadRantRock&Roll and thought that it sounded like so much fun! If you haven’t been over to Mischenko’s blog, head over there right now and check it out!



There don’t seem to be any rules!


Have you ever damaged a book?

Hmm…I guess it depends on what you consider damage. I have some books that I like to underline in (mainly non-fiction books). I know that will probably make some of you feel sick haha. Other than that, I’m pretty sure I’ve gotten food/drink on a few of my books in the past, but nothing beyond that.

How long does it take you to read a book?

It really depends on the book. If it is a book that captures my interest, I can read it in one or two days. If it is a book that I am dreading/have to read/don’t really like that well, then it can take me up to two weeks to finish it.

Books that you haven’t finished?

Several years ago, I made a decision that revolutionized my reading life. I decided that if I really couldn’t get into a book after about three or four chapters (a good, solid effort I feel), then I could put it down and not feel guilty about it. So…there are numerous books that I haven’t finished. Two that I can think of off the top of my head that I DNF would be Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray and We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver.

Hyped/popular books you didn’t like?

There are a few I could add to this list. The top two I can think of are The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. I really wasn’t a fan of this one. You can read my review of it here. The other is The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. It’s one of my best friend’s favorite books…and I still have no idea why haha

Is there a book you wouldn’t tell anyone you were reading?

Well….when I need a break from books that make me use my brain a lot, I will sometimes pick up a romance novel. It helps me turn my brain off for a while. I just don’t tend to advertise that I’m reading it…haha

How many books do you own?

Wow, there is no telling. I have 7 bookshelves in my house, so you do the math? Then I also have a ton of books on my iPad too.

Are you a fast reader or a slow reader?

I am a fairly fast reader. Again, it depends on the subject matter of the book and how interested in it I am. But, I would say I’m on the higher side of the scale when it comes to speed.

Do you like to buddy read?

I’ve never done this before! I would be totally willing to try it though!

Do you read better in your head or out loud?

I generally read in my head. However, if the book has really good dialogue, then I will sometimes read it out loud, much to the bemusement of my husband ๐Ÿ˜‰

If you were only allowed to own one book, what would it be and why?

I would be a big, fat cheater here and choose an anthology, so I would have multiple books in one book! I would either choose The Bible or my anthology of Jane Austen novels.


And I tag…you!! If you are reading this and want to do the tag, please do it! Let me know when you do! I want to see your answers ๐Ÿ™‚


What are your thoughts? Do we read similarly? I want to know!ย 


Love and happy reading,

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