Book Tag | 20 Questions

Someone would think I don’t understand the meaning of “book tag,” considering the fact I don’t get tagged but I do the post anyway. But these tags are so interesting that I want to answer the questions!

I saw this tag at Words About Words. Pertinent questions and really interesting answers!

How many books is too many books in a series?

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As long as the material remains fresh, I don’t mind any number of books in a series.

How do you feel about cliffhangers?

If there’s a sequel in the works, I am okay with cliffhangers. But if the author doesn’t intend to write another book to provide closure, it is the most cruel thing to do!

Hardcover or paperback?

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Paperback for fiction, hardcover for non-fiction. I associate hardcover books with encyclopedias and dictionaries.

Favorite book?

I love the Blandings Castle series by P.G. Wodehouse and all of Jane Austen’s books (especially Pride and Prejudice). These are my comfort books.

Least Favorite Book?

I don’t enjoy Paulo Coelho’s books at all (with the exception of Eleven Minutes). Too vague and wordy for me!

Love triangles, yes or no?

Yes, but only if handled sensitively. Usually, somebody gets hurt and it’s painful to read about it. But that happens in real life, too, so no point glossing over it.

The most recent book you just couldn’t finish?

Arnold Falls by Charlie Suisman. I didn’t understand most of the pop references and it was just too slow. However, I would urge you to read the book and judge for yourself. I’ve seen some really good reviews on Goodreads and Amazon.

“ARNOLD FALLS is a comic novel that tips its hat to Armistead Maupin and P. G. Wodehouse, creating a world in which food, music, friendship, love, and tending your own garden are connected in surprising ways.”

A book you’re currently reading?

iRemember by S. V. Bekvalac

“A sci-fi noir with a psychedelic twist, iRemember explores the power the past holds over us and the fragility of everything: what is, what once was, and what will be.”

Last book you recommended to someone?

Deal of Death: Introducing Raya Ray by Sonia Chatterjee, a riveting detective thriller novella featuring a strong female MC

Oldest book you’ve read?

I’ve read a lot of the classics, thanks to the encouragement from my school teachers. The oldest book I have read is most probably Sense and Sensibility, originally published in 1811.

The more I know of the world, the more am I convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much!

The newest book you’ve read?

All the Beautiful Liars by Sylvia Petter

All the Beautiful Liars by Sylvia Petter, published by Eye Books on March 16, 2020

Favorite author?

Jane Austen, who else? I am also a fan of Alexander McCall Smith, P.G. Wodehouse, and Dr. Robin Cook.

Buying books or borrowing books?

I don’t have the kind of money to buy a lot of books, and books are not cheap in my country. We don’t have public libraries here, either. The private library near my house is not well-stocked, so I gave up my membership.

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After I got my Kindle, I am able to buy more books because Kindle copies are cheaper. I also have a Kindle Unlimited subscription so I can read plenty of good books for a reasonable fee.

I don’t like to lend my paperbacks, so I don’t ask to borrow other people’s books.

A book you dislike that everyone else seems to like?

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

I picked up this book after being impressed by the movie. But I couldn’t finish the book. It was too philosophical–not really my type.


Bookmarks or dogear?

I feel dogearing pages of a book is like vandalizing ancient monuments. Just use a bookmark!

A book you can always reread?

All of P.G. Wodehouse’s books, except the ones focusing on cricket or golf.

Can you read while listening to music?

I prefer silence when I read, but I can listen to soothing instrumental music.

One POV or multiple POV?

I find books with multiple POVs a bit difficult to follow, but I can read them if they’re clearly delineated. I am okay with both kinds of writing styles.

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

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I have rarely read a book in one sitting, unless it is a short story or novella. I have a 4-year-old and he is constantly interrupting me. I’m hoping he turns out to be a reader like me by watching me read all the time.

One book you read because of the cover?

Milk Teeth by Amrita Mahale

Milk Teeth has such an attractive cover that I picked it up without even reading the blurb.

“Milk Teeth is subtle, incisive, unputdownable.”

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