I have been seeing these book tags all over and I decided that I wanted to do one as well. I've made mine longer than the average book tag, usually, they are only 20 questions. I will eventually be making this post into a youtube video and when I do I will post it here as well. I think that this is enough intro let's just dive into the questions; they are in random order, I just found 40 questions that I liked.
What are your favorite genres to read?
Personally, I read mostly Romance. That can be Historical Romance (probably my favorite), Dark Romance, Closed Door Romance, etc. I'm pretty open when it comes to what kind of Romance I will read.
Do you read more relatively popular books or more underrated books?
Depends on the book. I will read the reviews of the popular books and see what they are like before starting any of the popular books. As for the underrated books, I read the backs of books before buying them anyway even if it is an author that I have never heard of. I typically get all my recommendations from TikTok at this point so I read whatever looks good.
From what author have you read the most books?
It's a toss-up between three authors, I don't have a definitive count but the top three would be Tessa Dare, Lynsay Sands, and Johanna Lindsey. These are all historical romance authors.
What audiences (YA, middle grade, adult, etc.) do you gravitate toward the most?
I definitely gravitate more toward adult fiction but I love a good YA book every so often to break up all the adult romance.
Most relatable character?
The one that I can really think of is any of Molly O'Hare's female main characters. Or even some of Nichole Rose's female main characters. I've honestly never really thought about this but those are the books that I related to the female main characters the most.
Have you always loved reading?
Always! Books were always available to me growing up and I remember going to the public library with my mom a lot.
What’s a book you feel like was written for you?
Honestly, I can't think of a single book that I think was written for me.
First or third person?
Both. It really depends on the book.
Are you a mood reader or a TBR reader?
Currently, both. I've really been trying to read through my TBR list but at the same time there are days where I just have a "craving" (as I call it) for a certain book so I will read that instead of a TBR book.
Series or Standalone?
Depends on the book. A series is awesome if it works but sometimes even a series is just standalone books within the same world. A series can feel forced if it's not done right, at least in my opinion.
Do you annotate your books?
Definitely not. I mentioned this in my bookish pet peeves post. I will only write notes in my reading journal, never in a book.
Long or short books?
Depends on the day. I love having a good long book to immerse myself in the world but at the same time, a novella is a great way to break up reading multiple long books.
Favorite bookish tropes?
Currently, I am really loving the friends-to-lovers trope, single dad trope, and hockey player trope.
Favorite book to a tv show/film adaptation?
Personally, I loved Jane Eyre, the one with Mia Wasikowska. I thought it was really good. Another would be Bridgerton, I really liked the first season, the second season was okay and I can't wait for the third. Harry Potter is also good, but I have to say I think that the first two books are the only ones that to me met expectations after reading the books. (my opinion). I also talked about this in my bookish pet peeves post.
Do you DNF?
It takes a lot for me not to finish a book. I may stop reading a book but I will always give it another chance, unless I really hated it and then I won't try again.
What’s a book you wish had a sequel?
Honestly, the most recent one that I can think of that I would have loved to have a sequel would have to be Nothing But A Dare by Molly O'Hare. I can't really say why I picked that one, but I would love to see how their story progresses.
Favorite fictional place/setting?
Honestly, it would have to be the world of Harry Potter. It's probably been my favorite since I first read the series at like 11.
E-books, audiobooks, or physical books?
Depends on what I'm doing. I prefer to have my Kindle (e-books) when traveling, but at home, I prefer physical books. I can't stand audiobooks, I just can't get into the book.
What is your preferred length for a book?
Anywhere between 300 and 450 pages is my preferred length for a book.
This changes all the time but my current favorite would have to be Curvy Girls Can't Date Quarterbacks by Kelsie Stelting.
Least favorite book?
Game of Thrones. I just really couldn't get into it at all. I think I read 4 chapters before I gave up.
Highland Brides Series by Lynsay Sands
A book you're currently reading?
I only ever have 1 book on the go at a time but I just started (as of Aug 12) From Lukov with Love. By the time this comes out, I will probably be onto my next read.
Oldest book you have read by publication date?
I think that would have to be Jane Eyre, published in 1847.
Currently Lynsay Sands. But I also really love Johanna Lindsey, Tessa Dare, Nichole Rose and Molly O'Hare. Depends on what I want to read.
Buying books or borrowing books?
I'll borrow books from the library and read them but I am a big rereader so I inevitably end up buying the books anyway. I like owning books more than borrowing books.
Bookmarks or dog ears?
Bookmarks, always. I can't stand when books are dog-eared.
A book/series you can always re-read?
That would have to be the Highland Brides Series by Lynsay Sands. I could reread this all the time and never get tired of it.
I typically prefer to have background noise. I can't stand reading in silence. I will usually read in front of a tv show or have my headphones on listening to music.
One or multiple POVs?
I love when romance is in dual POV for the main characters. But otherwise, it depends on the book.
Can you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days?
I have a problem (at least to my family, lol) that I can't put a book down once I've started it. I will read for 4 hours straight if it means finishing the book. I have a really hard time leaving a book for the next day because I have to know how it ends.
How many books are too many in a series?
It doesn't really matter to me if there are multiple books in a series. A series should be as long as it needs to be, if the story can continue without feeling forced then it works. My favorite series is currently 11 books long and I believe that she is writing more books in this series (at least I really hope that she is).
Hardback or paperback?
Paperback always. I really don't like hardback books because they are really hard to read in bed, I've dropped many a book on my face and a paperback hurts less than a hardback to the face.
How do you feel about cliffhangers?
Sometimes cliffhangers are needed. It depends on the book. There are some books that end in cliffhangers that I think could have been finished in one book rather than dragging it out for two or three books. I also hate when a book ends in a cliffhanger and the next book in the series isn't even out/doesn't have a release date.
Are you a fast reader?
Yes. I always have been.
Where is your favorite place to read?
In bed, cuddled against my reading pillow and covered in a blanket. :)
When did you start reading chapter books?
Honestly, I don't remember but I'm going to assume either grade 1 or 2, so 6 or 7 years old.
Who was your favorite children’s book author?
Mary Pope Osborne. She wrote the Magic Treehouse series which was my favorite when I was younger.
What book have you reread the most?
Any of the Highland Brides series. I reread that one a lot. I already have reread it 3 times this year.
Last book you recommended to someone?
Either the Dirty Air series by Lauren Asher or The Nanny by Lana Ferguson.
I would love to know what some of your answers would be to these questions.
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