- thank the person who tagged you. (thanks, Abigail!)
- answer the questions given.
- create new questions.
- tag bloggers to answer your 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.
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?
Tell me: what’s one bookish cliche that you love?