Charda Suuraj

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20 Questions Book Tag

My favourite books

I know I haven’t done anything much book related for a while now, however, I have been so busy lately with work and completing my Masters, that I really don’t read as many books as I used to. (Which is not to say that I have stopped reading, I just spend less time on it.) Anyway, I was browsing randomly through WordPress, and I found this fun looking tag on Thrice Read, I wanted to answer it, so here we are!

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

Hmm, for me I think the threshold is seven. Any number less than that seems like a reasonable amount of books in a series, however, series with more than seven books give me pause because oftentimes a person gets bored in the middle, but then again The Wheel of Time Series has a LOT of books and I generally like most of them so…

2. How do you feel about cliffhangers?

Hmm, they are fun when they serve a purpose. I am not really the type to obsess over a single book, I swiftly move on to the next one, even if it ends on a cliffhanger, I typically don’t care.

3. Hardback or paperback?

I love hardcovers on my shelves and paperbacks in my hands i.e. I prefer reading from paperbacks because they are lighter and more convenient, but like collecting hardcovers.

4. Favourite book?

Gone With the Wind, for a single book, and Harry Potter for a Series.

5. Least favourite?

I don’t have a singular least favorite book, but I generally dislike books by Paolo Coelho.

6. Love triangles, yes or no?

Eh… sometimes I guess? It depends on the type of book and the circumstances of the characters. I typically really dislike infidelity, so if the love triangle involves that then I’m typically not into it.

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

1981 by George Orwell; its not that I disliked it or found it hard to read, I just, got distracted and really never came back to it.

8. A book you’re currently reading?

Empire of Ivy by Naomi Novik, it’s interesting enough to keep me going.

9. Last book you recommended to someone?

Not really sure, but I teach English so it might have been The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis, to my students.

10. Oldest book you’ve read?

I have read Homer’s Iliad so maybe it’s that one?

11. Newest book you’ve read?

I don’t really follow new releases and stuff, just whatever catches my interest.

12. Favourite author?

It’s a toss-up between J.K. Rowling and Tamora Pierce.

13. Buying or borrowing books?

Buying. I like have the book in case I want to reread it.

14. A book you dislike but everyone else seemed to love?

Paolo Coelho’s “The Alchemist”. I just don’t get the hype.

15. Bookmarks or dog-ears?

I used to dog ear my books as a teen, now however, I just usually tend to remember the page numbers. I honestly can never find any bookmarks when I actually need them; despite the fact that my house is littered with the things.

16. A book you can always re-read?

Once more,it’s Harry Potter.

17. Can you read while hearing music?

Yup, I do everything with music on, study, read, housework, grading. You name it, I have a playlist for it.

18. One POV or multiple?

Depends on the book. I prefer multiple points of view, but in some cases it’s best to have only one.

19. One sitting or over multiple days?

It’s almost always one sitting for me. I tend to read fast and be stuck like glue to the book while I read it so I finish them pretty fast.

20. Who do you tag?

Everyone who wants to do the tag.

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