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The 20 Questions Book Tag

Stephen @ Stephen Writes was kind enough to tag me for this one, I’m sure you’re following him already (and if not, then why not?!) but just in case, please check out his blog, it’s one of my favourites! Thanks for the tag Stephen, and here are my answers, I hope you all enjoy reading them!

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

I don’t think you can have too many, providing the content remains exciting of course.

2. How do you feel about cliffhangers?

As frustrating as they can be, I have to admit that I love cliffhangers! I read a lot of thriller/mystery books and they are usually littered throughout with end of chapter cliffhangers which makes everything so much more exciting. This is probably why I often stay up past bedtime because I can’t put my book down, at least I have coffee to soften the blow the next day!

3. Hardback or Paperback?

Paperback without a doubt! I find hardbacks just too bulky to hold when I’m reading. I will confess as well that I am a spine breaker (please forgive me).

Goodnight Mister Tom: Amazon.co.uk: Magorian, Michelle: 9780141301440: Books
4. Favourite book?

My goodness, how am I supposed to answer this?! It’s so difficult to try and choose! I think rather than pick a favourite book, instead I will choose the book that really got me into reading, and that is Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian.

The Wrong Move: Amazon.co.uk: Savin, Jennifer: 9781529104509: Books
5. Least favourite book?

Another difficult one to answer. If I really dislike a book I will DNF, but I think it’s difficult to fully judge something that I haven’t read all the way through. One book that comes to mind that I really didn’t enjoy was The Wrong Move by Jennifer Savin, I rated it as 2/5 but thinking back that may have been a generous rating!

6. Love triangles, yes or no?

No, no, no! I can’t recall a single book that has one that I thought was done well.

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, Norman Denny | Waterstones
7. The most recent book you just couldn’t finish?

Les Mis was my most recent DNF, but it is one that I plan to try again at some point.

Knight in Paper Armor: Amazon.co.uk: Conley, Nicholas: 9781948051583: Books
8. A book you’re currently reading?

At the moment I’m reading Knight in Paper Armor by Nicholas Conley. The author reached out to ask me to review it, and so far it’s absolutely brilliant!

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty | Waterstones
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton | Waterstones
9. Last book you recommended to someone?

I recently sent my mum two of my favourite books: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty and The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton.

The Iliad by Homer, E. V. Rieu | Waterstones
Sense and Sensibility (Barnes & Noble Single Volume Leatherbound Classics)  by Jane Austen, Jennifer C. Garlen | Waterstones
10. Oldest book you’ve read?

I studied parts of The Iliad by Homer for a module at Uni, but I haven’t read all of it so I’m not sure if it counts or not. As a backup, the oldest book that I have read in full is probably Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen.

Six Word Story | Doug Weller | 9798580085074 | NetGalley
11. Newest book you’ve read?

The newest book that I have read was an ARC of Six Word Story by Doug Weller, which was published on 18th February.

12. Favourite author?

Do not ask me to pick between Roald Dahl and Jane Austen because I just couldn’t, I love them both!

13. Buying books or borrowing books?

I’m a buyer rather than a borrower, although my sister has lent me some great books over the years.

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

I can’t think of one, so I guess I must go with the majority when it comes to books.

15. Bookmarks or dog-ears?

Bookmarks! The thought of dog-ears brings me out in a cold sweat!

Matilda By Roald Dahl | Used | 9780141322667 | World of Books
16. A book you can always re-read?

Matilda by Roald Dahl, whatever my mood I always enjoy it.

17. Can you read while listening to music?

No way! It’s far too distracting for me. I like silence when I read, unless it’s raining, for some reason I love listening to the rain when I’m curled up with a book.

18. One POV or multiple POVs?

It depends on the book, but I like both.

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

As a general rule I’ll read a book over multiple days. More often than not I have multiple books on the go at once these days so I switch between them meaning it takes longer to finish them.

20. Who do you tag?

I’m tagging: Georgia @ Lost in Neverland, Amber & Samantha @ Bibliomavens, Lauren @ BookishLauren and Katie @ Whispering Pages – as always, no obligation to take part but I look forward to reading your answers if you do!

Thanks for reading, I hope that you enjoyed!

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Until the next time…Jess x

17 thoughts on “The 20 Questions Book Tag

  1. Couldn’t finish ? Not very original, even the paperback’s too thick. to hold.War and Peace. Even in Lockdown 3.
    Newest book ? Irina Slav’s Sky High… ( philosophical /surreal, sometimes comic, will I ever board a plane again?)
    Oldest ? Checking, turns out it was Cicero, In Verrem, denouncing fraud/ corruption etc. Plus ca change.

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  2. Great tag, I enjoyed reading your answers and couldn’t agree more about love triangles, they are completely pointless and unrealistic. Have you ever read any of Roald Dahl’s adult short stories sometimes called Tales of the Unexpected? They are quite dark and not to everyone’s taste, but I think you might like some of them, I dare say there are some collections you could get hold of.

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  3. This looks like such a fun tag! We can’t wait to do it, thanks for tagging us! We also both despise love triangles. They’re overdone and really not done well. I just want to see people commit to one person. Or leave one and date another, not spend 4 books going back and forth. Thanks again for the tag! Love reading your answers! – Amber

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  4. This is such a fun tag! When I was 9 I saw Goodnight Mister Tom at the theatre with my class and it gave me so many nightmares & I cried a lot – I’m really bad with sad anything πŸ™ˆ Six Word Story looks great, so will check that out πŸ™‚

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  5. I agree and can relate to so many of your answers, Jess! End of chapter cliffhangers always make me want to read on, and I have found myself recommending Evelyn Hardcastle several times. I also love Matilda, such a wonderful story.

    Great post, and thank you so much for your kind words about my blog 😊

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