Hello, friends! It’s been a while since we’ve done a booktag. We saw this one over on Way Too Fantasy and thought it would be a good way for our readers to get to know us a little bit better. We thought these were some great questions. This tag was originally created by Books & Chocaholic over on YouTube, check out their video! Let’s get right into the questions.
1. How many books on average do you read per month?
Amanda- My average for 2020 was 31 books per month. But I have to add that I’m a stay at home mom, so, I’m home all the time and between physical books, eBooks, and audiobooks I’m reading almost constantly. So, please don’t compare you’re reading habits with mine.
Antonia- Recently my average has been around 4, but it can vary greatly month to month depending on my schedule.
2. How many books are on your TBR?
Amanda- My GoodReads ‘want to read’ shelf has 485 books on it. But the books I own and haven’t read yet is 107 with my physical books, eBooks, and my graphic novels.
Antonia- I don’t keep an actual TBR list, just kind of keep track of what I want to read in my head. I’d say I usually have around ten that I want to read at any given time.
3. How are your books organized on your shelves?
Amanda- At the moment, they’re alphabetical. But I’ve been itching to rearrange them again. I’m not sure if I’ll do it by genre or if I’ll go it by age range.
Antonia- I used to organize by genre then author. When I downsized my shelves I switched to just author. Since I moved last, I never took the time to actually organize so right now they’re just chaos.
4. Which genres do you read the most from?
Amanda- According to my 2020 statistics post, I read the most YA fantasy with adult romance as second.
Antonia- Definitely fantasy, either adult or young adult.
5. Which genres do you own the most of?
Amanda- This is probably also fantasy again.
Antonia- It’s probably fantasy tied with romance.
6. Which is your preferred format of reading (eBook, physical, audiobook)?
Amanda- I will always prefer physical books. But I also think eBooks and audiobooks have their times where they shine.
Antonia- Physical books, then ebooks with audiobooks way in last place.
7. Who is your most owned author?
Amanda- Probably Nora Roberts. I haven’t counted. But Nora Roberts, Rick Riordan, or Janet Evanovich are probably my top three. With maybe Cassandra Clare coming in close too.
Antonia- Definitely Nora Roberts since I own most of what she’s written.
8. Describe your favorite writing style.
Amanda- I like a writing style that’s pretty and lyrical without being overly so. I don’t want purple prose so flowery that the story gets lost, but I do still love beautiful writing.
Antonia- I don’t think I have a favorite, I just need a fast-placed plot.
9. Which literary devices do you like/dislike?
Amanda- Ohhh, I think imagery and flashbacks are tied here, but only if they’re done well.
Antonia- A clever plot twist. Something that you don’t see coming but once it happens all these little things from earlier in the book just suddenly make sense.
10. Which character archetypes do you enjoy?
Amanda- I like a lot of them. But the jester is probably my favorite. I always find myself loving the character that brings the comedic relief.
Antonia- I have to agree with Amanda on this one. Bonus points when that character is really snarky or sarcastic.
11. What are your favorite book settings?
Amanda- Honestly, settings are one of the least important thing to me. But if the world building is done well, I love any well built world. It’s described well enough for me to picture is a rare occurrence.
Antonia-I don’t pay too much attention to setting but I love when an author can help me see the setting without spending a page describing it.
12. What are your favorite tropes?
Amanda- I love childhood friends to lovers. It’s my real life love story. So, I love to read about it too.
Antonia- Antiheroes. I just think it adds so much more dimension to the characters. No one is wholly good or wholly bad.
These are all of the questions! We’re not going to tag anyone specifically, but if you feel like doing this tag, let us know!