the seven question book tag

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Rules

  • thank the person who tagged you. (thanks, Abigail!)
  • answer the questions given.
  • create new questions.
  • tag bloggers to answer your questions.

Abigail’s Questions

What is one genre you could do without?

As in, I wouldn’t care if I could never read it again?  Contemporary romance.  I’ve read maybe ten contemporary romances (from the thousands out there) and the genre has never grabbed me.  Not once.  Or not unless there’s other plot stuff mixed in like the characters’ actual LIVES outside of the romance.  (But often not even then.)

What is your favorite part about reading?

Losing myself completely in a story.  You know, when you get so entranced by a book and its plot and beautiful writing and characters so that you’re almost literally in a trance.  Those are the best books, the ones that provide a visceral, total escape from the real world.

How many books do you own?

I cannot take the time to count them all (including the ones on my Kindle).  I would say around 320, give or take.  With more, always more, on the way.

How many books are on your to-be-bought list?

Currently less than ten.  I have plenty of books I want to read but I’m more selective about the books I actually, physically buy.  As I should be. (Right?)

How many books are on your TBR?

There are twenty-three on my Goodreads TBR shelf but I have a few more on hold at the library that aren’t on that shelf.  So between twenty-five and thirty.  Oh, but there’s also books I own that I haven’t read yet…probably closer to fifty then.

What is one cliche that you love?

Prologues.  I know that almost everyone in the publishing world is death on them now.  And there have been several eye roll-inducing ones that are truly lazy ‘grab the reader!’ devices.  But so many of the books I love have beautiful prologues that add a lot to the story.  My own novel, the one I’m currently working on, has a prologue of sorts but only after a lot of thinking and planning and realizing that the story truly needed one.

Who are your top ten favorite authors?

Jane Austen, Jack Cavanaugh, Nadine Brandes, Lynn Austin, Wendy Mass, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Louis L’Amour, Suzanne Collins, Marissa Meyer, and S.E. Hinton.

My Questions

What’s the first book you can remember reading?

First person or third person POV?

What’s the longest series you’ve ever read? (It can be in terms of page numbers, amount of books in the series, or any other method of calculating.)

What book world would you least like to enter?

Do you own any autographed-by-the-author books?

What is your favorite place at which to buy books?

Who is your favorite sibling duo/trio/etc in literature?

Tagged Bloggers

Tell me: what’s one bookish cliche that you love?

Eva

14 thoughts on “the seven question book tag

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  2. liviepearl

    I’m in the mood to answer tag questions in the comments today apparently.

    What’s the first book you can remember reading?\
    I, apparently, struggled to read. I can’t remember a first. I do remember getting the American girl books, and for some reason, I thought Kirsten was read to me, but I managed Felicity on my own? Or maybe I’m dreaming, those were advanced for someone who couldn’t really read.

    First person or third person POV?
    3rd all the way. First person only rarely.

    What’s the longest series you’ve ever read? (It can be in terms of page numbers, amount of books in the series, or any other method of calculating.)
    I’m pretty sure it’s Harry Potter, I feel I looked up word counts of books and that came up on top.

    What book world would you least like to enter?
    Well, the Hunger Games seems kind of cliche, but yeah, any dystopia (I loathe that genre overall).

    Do you own any autographed-by-the-author books?
    A book about regency times, it’s packed away and I can’t find it easily on Goodreads, so I don’t have the title.

    What is your favorite place at which to buy books?
    Currently, Barnes and Noble, ordering I mean, I usually buy giftcards at a huge discount (discount #1) and then wait for a discount from my membership card (discount #1).

    Who is your favorite sibling duo/trio/etc in literature?
    The Penderwicks are all I can think of from a quite scan of my Goodreads favorite books, I’m sure I have others though.

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  4. Louis L’Amour – my dad used to read a lot of his books as well. He had a remarkable career, releasing over 100 novels, over 250 short stories, and as of 2010 (22 years after his death), not only were they all still in print, but he had sold over 320 million copies of his books. That’s not including his poetry releases. That guy was a machine.

    As for your questions

    What’s the first book you can remember reading?
    I honestly don’t know where to start.

    First person or third person POV?
    I’m fine with either. I’ve enjoyed books written from both points of view. You know what’s fascinating if done properly though? Second person POV.

    What’s the longest series you’ve ever read? (It can be in terms of page numbers, amount of books in the series, or any other method of calculating.)
    For a series I actually completed? Number of words/pages? Harry Potter. Number of books? The Kate Daniels series (10 in the main series plus a side novel).

    What book world would you least like to enter?
    Game of Thrones. I’m not what you would call a fan of the series to begin with, but it’s known for being a brutal world where pretty much everyone dies. It’s one of those few series where even its biggest fans know they don’t want to go into its world.

    Do you own any autographed-by-the-author books?
    I have a couple books autographed by an author I personally know. As for a famous author? No.

    What is your favorite place at which to buy books?
    I’m not picky.

    Who is your favorite sibling duo/trio/etc in literature?
    If comics count, than probably Franklin and Valeria Richards from the Fantastic Four (at least when they were younger kids). If not, then I might lean towards the Weasley Twins in Harry Potter. They’re hilarious pranksters and troublemakers, but heroes when they need to be.

    I can’t actually think of too many other sibling duo/trios off the top of my head from books. A lot of the fiction prose I read doesn’t look at deep sibling relationships.

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    1. Louis L’Amour is an inspiration. I haven’t loved or even liked all the books I’ve read of his but when a book of his is good, it’s REALLY good.

      And I agree about the sibling thing! We need more realistic sibling relationships in fiction.

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  5. Dear Eva,

    Congratulations! I loved your answers, and your questions are great, too! I haven’t communicated with you in a long time. I just saw your name on the participation list for the Claude Rains Blogathon, and I remembered how long it has been. I miss you! It’s long past time that I left you a comment.

    I just nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award: https://pureentertainmentpreservationsociety.wordpress.com/2019/09/04/the-blogger-recognition-award-and-the-lucy-m-montgomery-blogging-award/. In the article, I invited you and the other nominees to join our blogathon, The Phantom of the Opera Blogathon: https://pureentertainmentpreservationsociety.wordpress.com/2019/08/14/its-here-the-phantom-of-the-opera-blogathon/. I hope you will be able to join!

    Yours Hopefully,

    Tiffany Brannan

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      1. Dear Eva,

        You’re welcome! I understand. This is sort of a niche blogathon. If you change your mind and decide that this would be a good opportunity to introduce yourself to some version of the “Phantom” for the first time, just let us know! We would still be delighted to have you.

        Yours Hopefully,

        Tiffany Brannan

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