20 Questions Book Tag

I do love a good tag, and once again, I saw that Emma had done a tag that I thought I would enjoy on her blog, and decided to tag myself. Tag Thursday is a feature on her blog, so I have decided to jump on the bandwagon this week with her. While I found it at her blog @ The Terror of Knowing, it was originally found here! It’s simple title of 20 questions if quite self explanatory, so let’s get on with the answering!

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

Too many books is when you are finishing the books for the sake of finishing the series, rather than finishing it because you’re still enjoying it. I am a fan of a trilogy, or a series of books that is necessarily long (like Harry Potter) but I get tired of stories quickly if they start to lose steam (Bloodlines by Charlaine Harris), become too ridiculous (ASOIAF). So yes, if you’re writing it to simply make more money and spin that one good idea you had, that is too long.

2. How do you feel about cliffhangers?

I am a fan and a hater of the cliffhanger. I hate having to wait to find out the answer or the outcome when I know there is going to be another installment telling me, but I am a fan of an ambiguous ending, where, as a reader, I can decide which ending suits my interpretation of the read best. Continue reading

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T5W: Creepy Settings

Oooooo, something spooky this way comes. We’re well into fall now, and before we know it Hallowe’en will be here. And with that comes all of the creepy and the spooky post ideas that are made for this time of the year, and this week is no exception to that!

If you want to find out more, or take part in, Top 5 Wednesday, click here to find Lainey and Samantha’s Goodreads page.  Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday: Fall Reads

I am partial to a little bit of autumn. I love the fall, it’s by far my favourite season. It screams candles and crunching leaves and cardigans and jumpers and boots and football under the floodlights and nights in by the fire and thanksgiving and bonfire night and my birthday and Christmas preparations. It’s just the best time of the year.

For all of you who don’t know what Top Ten Tuesday is, or don’t know how to get involved, click here. The lovely folks at Broke and Bookish tam together to produce a book related topic each week, and you simply list the top ten of that topic.

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T5W: Books featuring Witches

It’s October. It’s getting cold. The leaves are falling. The weather is turning. The nights are getting darker. Fall is definitely here. Hallowe’en is creeping into the shops as fast as Christmas is. So this theme, books containing witches, could not really come at a much better time, could it? I love this time of year, in fact, it’s probably my favourite time of year. I’m a huge fan of the October/November/December period.

If you want to find out more, or take part in, Top 5 Wednesday, click here to find Lainey and Samantha’s Goodreads page.  Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday: Characters to Crush On

If there is one thing that you can absolutely be sure on it’s that I like reading all about new characters, and enjoy reading about new attractive characters even more. Sometimes, I crush on characters because they are conventionally described and designed to be attractive in their personality, physicality, and interactions. Sometimes, I simply crush on a character because I want to be them. I want to be them, or like them so much that I end up finding them attractive. Sometimes there is no rhyme or reason as to why I crush on them. They just have that spark, that edge, that makes them attractive to me.

For all of you who don’t know what Top Ten Tuesday is, or don’t know how to get involved, click here. The lovely folks at Broke and Bookish tam together to produce a book related topic each week, and you simply list the top ten of that topic.

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September: It’s a Wrap

I am back in the regular blogging game, and boy does it feel good! Last month, I posted a dual month wrap post and it featured so many books that it was hard to understand how I had managed to actually read that many words in such a short space of time (click here to read). This month could not be more different. Instead of reading lots of books, I settled for reading barely anything, only actually starting and finishing a single book in the whole month, and finishing 3 that I started before September even began. OK, so the first week or so was wiped out with the holiday, and I would obviously rather be on holiday, but even so, I’m quite ashamed of my reading performance. Continue reading