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#20 Questions Book Tag

To be very honest, this is going to be my first ever book tag and GOSH AM I EXCITED. This tag was created by buydebook over on Goodreads and I was tagged to do this by one of my favorite book bloggers and someone who has a GREAT taste in books and music and TV Shows Sumedha—thank you so much for tagging me! Don’t forget to check out her blog!

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1. HOW MANY BOOKS IS TOO MANY BOOKS IN A BOOK SERIES?

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More than 6 I guess would be too much. Till 6, one can still manage. For example, The Mortal Instruments which I am currently reading.

2. HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT CLIFFHANGERS?

Cliffhangers are great when they are written well and done in the right fashion. Sometimes they are rushed, cheap, and don’t create suspense like it is supposed to. Cliffhangers are bad when they don’t create suspense like they are supposed to or become too commonplace.

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However, SOMETIMES I hate them when I have to wait for another millennium for the next book to leave. BUT IT’S JUST EVERYTHING THAT COMES WITH IT. The wait for just one glance at those gorgeous cover of the new book. Just one touch of those rust pages. Just one sniff of the scent of parchment. It’s all worth it.

3. HARDCOPY OR PAPERBACK?

Hardcovers, however GORGEOUS, cosy and don’t get damaged easily, are rather costly and hard to carry. What happens is that whenever I get to read a hardcover, I turn into that pristine page turner and not enjoy the book as much. Paperbacks are easy to handle and I can carry them absolutely anywhere, from the football ground to the cantine.

I do like hardcovers as a collector and photographer of books but as a reader, I prefer paperbacks.

4.  FAVORITE BOOK?

Now, now, now that’s one of the most clichéd and mainstream questions out there. Do you ever ask a mother which of her children is her favorite?

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I can’t possibly name ALL of my favorite books but to name a few, there’s: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz; Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli; Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo; I’ll Give You The Sun etc.

P. S. There are SO MANY MORE books I’d like to name. For more recommendations, check out my Top 10 Books From 2017 list

5. LEAST FAVORITE BOOK?

Ahahahaha there are well, so many and I would name them all but I don’t want to end up replying to hate comments in the comments section!

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But to name a few,

1. ACOTAR.

2. Everyone Has A Story by Savi Sharma

3. All the books by Chetan Bhagat (don’t ask me why I did read them.)

4. Divergent

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6. Love triangles, yes or no?

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It’s alright only IF IT’S BEEN EXECUTED WELL. Which, it’s most often not. And it’s used over and over again so many times that I spot a Love Triangle, I end up not finishing the book (unless of course exceptions). Take An Ember In The Ashes for example, a story so fantastic and aspiring and yet destroyed because of the Love Triangles.. or rather Love Pentagons. *ahem*

7. THE MOST RECENT BOOK YOU JUST COULDN’T FINISH?

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The Daughter Of The Burning City shall definitely be that book for me. No matter how good it might be, it’s really, really slow and doesn’t grab my attention at all. In fact, I had to force myself to read it at some point. I ended up DNF-ing it because it got extremely irritating.

8. A BOOK YOU’RE CURRENTLY READING?

I am currently reading the #2 book in the Mortal Instruments series i. e. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare. And to be honest, it’s excruciatingly good. In fact, I AM OBSESSED WITH THESE CHARACTERS AND THIS SERIES. I definitely see improvement in her writing style as compared to her previous book. I love how Cassie makes quirky and funny scenes out of serious situations. My OTP is definitely Malec. What’s yours? 🌚

9. LAST BOOK YOU RECOMMENDED TO SOMEONE?

The last book I recommended was to one of my best friends on bookstagram for a Readathon that I am hosting in June. So don’t forget to check that out! My instagram account is @theperksofbeingdhruv. The Readathon will take place throughout June, the #PRIDE month! All you are required to do is read diverse books! You can DM or contact me through my social media for more details!

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Anyway, coming to the point the last book I recommended to someone was The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.

10. OLDEST BOOK YOU’VE READ?

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I think that would be Hamlet, if it counts as a book 😛 Other than Shakespeare, I am really not into classics. Some of the oldest books that I have read might be The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie which is amongst my favorites.

11. NEWEST BOOK YOU’VE READ?

I don’t exactly remember which is the newest book on my shelf but sitting here @5:08AM examining my shelf, I think it would be Wonder Woman Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

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12. FAVORITE AUTHOR?

I. Just. Can’t. Pick. One. Favorite. Author T-T

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There are too many of my favorites! So I’ll just name a few that pop into my head right now.

  1. Leigh Bardugo
  2. J. K. Rowling (DUH)
  3. Benjamin Alire Saenz
  4. Jandy Nelson
  5. Nicola Yoon
  6. Adam Silvera
  7. Becky Albertalli

I CAN GO ON AND ON AND ON. And thus, you guys get your next top 10. Just you wait. 🌚🌚🌚

13. BUYING BOOKS OR BORROWING BOOKS?

Buying books is my preference because when I borrow books, there’s always quite a pressure in my mind that I have to return it as soon as possible. Also, when I buy books, I can be flexible with my reading schedule. Moreover, pssst some people from whom you borrow books dog ear the pages and I just cannot bear with that. 🌚

14. A BOOK YOU DISLIKE THAT EVERYONE ELSE SEEM TO LOVE?

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DIVERGENT. Okay, I know how Divergent is such a famous book and how many people will glare at me for not liking it but honestly, it’s so ridiculous that I can’t not dislike it. The charaters are irritating and cliched. The dystopian world itself has many flaws and loop holes and has not been worked on very well. And I know that I am going to be hated for this but: why are the Dauntless so ridiculous? One thinks that a dystopian society would care about their military. Especially considering that in this case, their entire city is surrounded by a guarded fence with barbed wire. Clearly protection is important to them. So why are the Dauntless, the only source of soldiers, completely undisciplined jackasses? They party it up and dress up like punks from 70s London and train to fight MMA style for whatever reason but why are they completely out of control? They all act like they’re 15. Let’s sneak out at night and go do shit woo!

15.  BOOKMARKS OR DOG-EARS?

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As mentioned before, I am one of those pristine page turners who cherish their book as if it’s there own child. Thus I definitely prefer Bookmarks for Dog-Earing.

16. A BOOK YOU CAN ALWAYS REREAD?

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe and The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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17. CAN YOU READ WHILE HEARING MUSIC?

Definitely not. I would end up dancing to Rihanna before my protagonist can decide between eating a pancake or a cupcake. I myself don’t know what I type most of the time. Don’t worry.

18. ONE POV OR MULTIPLE POV’S?

Totally depends on the story and the genre. I usually prefer One POV in a contemporary and Multiple POV in a Fantasy or a Science Fiction novel or any book with a broader range of cast.

19. DO YOU READ A BOOK IN ONE SITTING OR OVER MULTIPLE DAYS?

If it’s a book that really grabs my attention and I get totally sunken into the book, then I do finish it in just one sitting. Usually I prefer finishing review copies in one sitting. I like to read in Multiple Sittings as well sometimes when the book is really amazing. Also it very much depends on the length of the book.

20. ONE BOOK YOU READ BECAUSE OF THE COVER?

I read 70% books because of the cover but since you ask me one book, I will choose: Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

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You’ve been tagged!

I would love for anyone interested to do the tag but specifically I would love to read the answers of..

Vish @thenocturnalcrazies

Kaleidoscopic Nerd

Raven @DreamyAddictions

 

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3 thoughts on “#20 Questions Book Tag”

  1. Love your answers! I totally agree with you on Cliffhangers! Leigh Bardugo is one of my top favorite authors and I loved all her books. I’m pretty excited about The King Of Scars! I loved the first book in the Mortal Instrument but I haven’t read the rest of the series yet. I hope you enjoy it!
    Thanks for the tag! 🙂

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