I love this idea of 20 book related questions.
TAG – 20 Questions
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TAG – 20 Questions
TAG – 20 Questions
I found this tag on Twitter on Demi’s from Demi Reads account (thank you for the inspiration) and thought it would be a fun activity on a Monday morning in bed. Yay to Labor Day!!! I love answering book related questions. Lucky me, Tijuana was up for it and sent her answers over lightning fast.
1. How many books are too many in a series?
Tijuana: No max as long as they’re interesting and relevant. However, once too many characters are introduced and active in the narrative, I’m out.
Corina: That’s not an easy question for me to answer – I have stopped reading series because they were too long like JR WARD’S Black Dagger Brotherhood Series, or the Immortals After Dark Series by Kresley Cole. But on the other hand I love JD ROBB’s In Death series which is at this moment 47 books long. And Ilona Andrews Kate Daniels series ended at book 10 and I would have loved for it to continue. It clearly all depends on how much I’m invested in a series.
2. How do you feel about cliffhangers?
Tijuana: I love a good cliffy! ❤️
Corina: I HATE THEM!!!!! They drive me CRAZY! Unless I have all books in the series ready to be read, I actually hesitate picking up any duets or trilogies that are known to end on cliffhangers.
3. Hardback or Paperback?
Tijuana: I actually prefer paperbacks. I’m a book hoarder, so space on my shelves is precious.
Corina: I love hardback’s for their hidden covers and I love paperbacks for their looks. It’s a 50/50 for me.
4. Favorite book?
Tijuana: Gah, that’s so impossible to choose. Right now it’s Dirty Headlines by L.J. Shen and Block Shot by Kennedy Ryan.
Corina: That’s an impossible question. For 2018 my favorite book so far is Look the Part by Jewel E Ann.
5. Least favorite book?
Tijuana: I was extremely disappointed with Kristen Ashley’s Rock Chick Reborn. I loved the series so much, but that book did not live up to my expectations.
Corina: Again, I’ll pick one from 2018 – It seemed to be a good Idea by Kylie Scott.
6. Love triangles, yes or no?
Tijuana: It depends. If done well and I’m in the mood for that type of book, absolutely! I have to read them at my own pace though.
Corina: CAPTIAL LETTERS NO!!!! I hate them ardently. I made the mistake of rooting for the wrong guy while reading my last triangle trilogy and I’ll never repeat that again.
7. The most recent book you couldn’t finish?
Tijuana: This breaks my heart! I FLOVE this author and respect her writing SO MUCH! However, I still haven’t finished A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J Maas.
Corina: Simmer, Claimed, Kindling the Moon, Score – I DNF all the time!
8. A book you are currently reading?
Tijuana: I’m reading Timid by one of my fave authors, Devney Perry.
Corina: I’m between books and have no idea what to read next, which is a strange place to be. I usually know what to read next before I even open my current book.
9. The last book you recommended to someone?
Tijuana: The Blue Line duet by Meghan Quinn. My friend is currently cursing my name, but the book is so good!
Corina: I believe I talked to TJ about Something in the Way(Something in the Way #1) by Jessica Hawkins and told her to try it she might like it even if I DNFed it. I also just recently had a IG friend pick up JD ROBB’s first book because of my recommendation – which is AMAZEBALLS!!!
10. The oldest book you’ve read?
Tijuana: The Bible. Shakespeare. Arthurian Legends. One of those. 😉
11. Newest book you’ve read?
Tijuana: I’m beta reading Legacy of Lies by Tara Leigh. It releases soon.
Corina: Dirty Headlines by LJ Shen it will be released in a couple days.
12. Favorite author?
Tijuana: Too many to name. A select few…Garth Nix, Sarah J Maas, Marissa Meyer, L.J. Shen, Aurora Rose Reynolds, Willow Winters, Dylan Allen.
Corina: I’ll be picking a couple – there is no way to pick just one. Mariana Zapata, LJ Shen, Ilona Andrews, KB Ritchie, Tijan, JD Robb
13. Buying books or borrowing books?
Tijuana: I’m borrowing more at the moment. Especially since I’ve been on an audio kick lately. Hoopla is life!
Corina: I do more borrowing than buying lately. I love my libraries and get most of my books (50%) from Overdrive. 40% are ARCs and 10% I buy.
14. A book you dislike that everyone seems to love?
Tijuana: The Rock Chick book comes to mind 😉
Corina: I love books that color outside the box like Captive Prince (Captive Prince #1) by C.S. Pacat and All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood – both are controversial and not for everyone.
15. Bookmarks or dog ears?
Tijuana: Both. Yes, I’m a monster. But let me explain. I have lots of books that I’ve owned and reread for years. They aren’t collectible and I like seeing the wear and tear. It means that I’ve truly loved it. Make sense?
Corina: I must admit I used dog ears when I was younger and didn’t know better. Nowadays I’m a kindle reader – no bookmarks necessary. But I also use whatever is handy – receipt, envelopes, mail etc…
16. A book you can always re-read?
Tijuana: Golden Dynasty by Kristen Ashley
Corina: Scoring Wilder by RS GREY – I read this book multiple times and it never gets old.
17. Can you read while listening to music?
Tijuana: Absolutely! I love listening to soundtracks as I read. I typically listen to The Secret Garden or Phantom of the Opera while reading.
Corina: No. I might be able to do classical music but I prefer quiet.
18. One POV or multiple POVs?
Tijuana: Multiple for sure. I enjoying seeing the story unfold from each character’s perspective.
Corina: I must say I like multiple POVs. Especially if the hero is just so fascinating that seeing inside his psyche is a bonus to the novel.
19. Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days?
Tijuana: Both. It depends on what’s going on in my life at the moment
Corina: I do both, it all depends on what kind of book it is and what day I choose to read it. Weekends are always one sitting kind of days.
20. A book you’ve read because of the cover?
Tijuana: Stacy Hart’s last Release, Piece of Work. I was obsessed and actually messaged her for an ARC. I never do that. It worked out perfectly because I loved the book so much.
Corina: Ooh that’s a good question. I don’t usually buy books because of the cover. I think the last book that made me look twice was KA Tucker’s The Simple Wild. It was my first book by her, and I wouldn’t have picked it up if the cover wouldn’t have made me look and the reviews were outstanding.