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Hello Hello! How are you all?

I decided that I wanted a little something lighter on my blog after quite a few weeks of lots of reviews and long posts, so I decided to go with the 20 Questions Book Tag that the lovely Sabrina over at Sabrina’s Booktails tagged me in. Thank you so much! Go check out her blog, it’s so good! And here is her own post with answers to the 20 questions!

Sabrina found this tag on Prutha’s blog, The Confessions of A Music and Book Addict, and after searching through loads of other posts, I still can’t find the original creator for this, so if you know, please tell me so I can credit them!

Now, let’s get to these questions!

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

This is going to be an easy answer and I’m going to say that no number is too many. If a series is good and I’m enjoying it, I will read and continue to read all the books in that series as long as they are being written and released. I think the longest I have read so far is the Harry Potter series which has 7 books (plus the screenplays of the other books), and I could have read more if there had been more.

2. How do you feel about cliffhangers?

Sometimes they make me so angry because I just want to throw the book across the room, but it is a very effective strategy to make me either pick up and start the book straight away or rush to my laptop or phone to order the next one in the series ahah!

3. Hardback or Paperback?

I like different formats for different genres. For instance, if I could, I would buy all my fantasy, science fiction, middle grade and other pretty books in hardback – always. But for others like romance or contemporary, I tend to go towards paperbacks for some reason. So I’m saying both to this question, although if I had to pick I would say hardback.

4. Favourite book?

Oh what a hard question, I have so many favourite books and especially after such a marvellous reading year in 2020. I am going to have to say Les Misérables by Victor Hugo, I just love that book so freaking much and I really have to reread it this year.

5. Least favourite book?

Uhm, I think I am going to say The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe or Second Cousin Once Removed by Kenneth L. Toppell because I did not get on with those two at all.

6. Love triangles, yes or no?

It depends really. I like the odd love triangle if it is done well, and I mostly do enjoy them, but I have come across a few that I didn’t enjoy reading.

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

I was thinking for ages until I remembered that I had to read a book for a paper last semester and I just read the big section that I needed for my particular subject and I dropped the book as soon as I was done reading. This book was La découverte de L’Amérique, Ecrits Complets (1492-1505) by Christopher Columbus. I read the first journey, and I knew what would come after and just did not want to experience that.

8. A book you’re currently reading?

I am currently reading quite a few books as per usual with me, but I think the one that sticks in my mind is Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas. I have only read a fourth of this book, but so far, I am enjoying it and I can’t wait for more!

9. Last book you recommended to someone?

Oh, this is a tough one, but I think the most recent one was my recommendation of the ACOTAR series by Sarah J. Maas to a friend from university. She read the whole trilogy in a week or so and adored it. I think I’ve got her hooked on Sarah J. Maas now aha!

10. Oldest book you’ve read?

Well, I suppose that the Christopher Columbus one would work for this question. The book itself, well, the edition I have was republished only a few years ago, but the majority of the sections from the book date back to at least the 1500s, if not a little earlier as they are parts taken from Columbus’s diary, so I’ll go with that.

11. Newest book you’ve read?

The Library of the Dead by T. L. Huchu. This book was released on the 4th of February and I really enjoyed it. I’m going to be continuing this series as soon as possible.

12. Favourite author?

This is one that I don’t have a problem with, and I actually have 2 that I have to add because I have one favourite author for both languages I speak. For English books, my favourite author is hands down Patrick Ness. I adore everything he writes and can’t get enough of his writing, characters and worlds. And for French books, it’s Guillaume Musso. In my experience, French books are nothing compared to a good chunky English fantasy novel, I just don’t enjoy them as much, but I’ve read all but 3 of this authors backlist and really enjoyed them.  

13. Buying books or borrowing books?

I will say buying books because, in France, the libraries do not have English books, apart from Harry Potter (but in French, so no point writing “English” is there?) and so I never get the opportunity to borrow books from my library. I do think I will have a mosey around the shelves soon to see if any French books take my fancy, but I will have to say that I prefer buying books!

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

I don’t think everyone seems to love it, but the only one that I can think of right now is Harrow Lake by Kat Ellis. I was on the blog tour for this book last year (you can read my review here if you are interested). I feel like a lot of people liked this book and I just struggled with it a lot.

15. Bookmarks or dog-ears?

Bookmarks for sure!

16. A book you can always reread?

I think We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. It’s one of my favourite books and I know it’s one that has quite varied opinions, but I love it and have already reread it 3 times. It’s just so good and even though I know exactly what will happen in the end, I get so much enjoyment out of rereading it, so maybe I can kick off my rereads with this?

17. Can you read while listening to music?

No, I can’t do anything while listening to music aha. I don’t really like music that much to be honest (please don’t hate me). Well, I do LIKE music, I just don’t love it and hardly listen to any because it distracts me and gives me migraines so easily, even if I listen to something really calm.

18. One POV or multiple POVs?

I like both but I think I prefer multiple POVs because you get to see and experience the story, the characters, the world, the plot through different eyes and it makes a lot of difference to the book if it is done well.

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

I can do both. If it’s a book I am loving, I can quite easily stay up to read it if I haven’t finished it, that is if I don’t fall asleep first. But I usually read most books over a few days just because I’m so busy right now and don’t have that much time to read.

20. Who do you tag?

Noly, Holly, Stephen, Fiona, Erika, Danni, Sammie, Kerri, Kat, Cat and Candyce & Isabelle.

As always, if I have tagged you and you don’t want to do this tag, that’s fine! And if I haven’t tagged you but you do want to do this tag, feel free to do so and link back to my post so I can read your answers!

That’s all for now, I hope you enjoyed reading this post, it was really fun to write! See you soon, stay safe,

Ellie xx

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