20 questions every book lover needs to answer

Who doesn’t like a game of tag? This is a q&a I saw on the Thrice Read blog and thought it’d be fun to reproduce. Jot down your own answers in comments.

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

More than three is one too many… unless it’s something as vast in scope and depth as A Game of Thrones series (which is actually titled A Song of Fire & Ice)

2. How do you feel about cliffhangers?

Love them, only if the hook is strong enough to hold attention.

3. Hard copy or paperback?

Paperback because of the convenience of taking the book with me (specially in local trains which are the best for reading).

4. Favourite book

There is no single favourite book, the spot is taken by a different book every time. The book that really inspired me to writing is The Golden Gate by Vikram Seth. The book that taught me to think: Edward De Bono’s Lateral Thinking.

5. Least favourite book

The Kite Runner. I didn’t “get” the hype surrounding it much as I tried.

6. Love triangles, yes or no? 

No, not a big one for romance novels.

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

Born to Run.

8. A book you’re currently reading.

Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts and also A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth. Both are voluminous. No points for guessing which one I will finish first (hint: it rhymes with soy)!

9. Last book you recommended to someone. 

Karma Sutra: Essays from the Margin by Rajendar Menen.

10. Oldest book you’ve read.

The Bible (although it’s more a collection of books).

11. Newest book you’ve read.

I’m too old school to read new books.

12. Favourite author.

Richard Bach.

13. Buying books or borrowing books? 

I prefer borrowing books but end up buying almost always. In fact, I am the one lending books out.

14. A book you dislike that everyone seems to like. 

Tuesdays With Morrie.

15. Bookmarks or dog-ears?

Dog ears for sure. Gives the books character.

16. A book you can always re-read?

The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran.

17. Can you read while hearing music?

Definitely. It’s my favourite way to read.

18. One POV or multiple POVs?

Multiple POVs test the writer’s creativity.

19. Do you read a book in one sitting or multiple days? 

Multiple days. I like to savour every sentence; it takes time.

20. One book you read because of the cover.

The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking.


I’m tagging these lovely bloggers:


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