I found this on Kelly’s wonderful page, Kelly’s Rambles and thought it looked like a fun tag.
These are supposed to be quick fire questions
E-book or Physical book?
Both, but I lean towards a physical book. I love the tangibleness of a physical copy.
Paperback or Hardback?
HARDBACK! I am soooo rough on books. *ashamed blushing* One could argue that perhaps I should be better about that, but I can’t. I’m a woman that’s always on the go, always got about half a dozen things I’m juggling, always trying to slip in reading time between appointments or breaks and knowing that a hardcover can hold up better when it comes to the constant on-the-go nature of my life is worth every penny that extra material costs me.
Online or In-Store book shopping?
In-store. Preferably at my local used bookstore. But, I will opt for Amazon or Book Outlet when I cant find a title I’m dying to get my hands on.
Trilogies or Series?
Hmmm tough one. I’m going to say both. I’ve read some trilogies and wished there were more books, and I’ve read some series that I thought could have been reduced to 3-4 books.
Heroes or Villains?
Hmmm I think Heroes is my answer to this one. Although, I LOOOVE an Anti-hero way more than heroes usually but that would mean I was answering another question with a statement of both….
A book you want everyone to read?
This was a tough one, there are a few books I feel everyone should read at some point. But I’ll abide by the question and just give you one; I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
Recommend an underrated book.
So this one is a bit weird because there was a lot of talk about it at first – Stephen King even tweeted about it – and now I don’t hear much about it at all and the few reader friends I have haven’t read it either so I feel like at this point it’s become underrated…
Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough
The last book you finished?
J is for Judgment by Sue Grafton.
The last book you bought?
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Weirdest thing you’ve used as a bookmark?
Weirdest? Ummm I’m not sure actually…. I’ve used my own business cards before, but I think I’d like to answer this one with what my favorite bookmark to use is, instead; Sprout by Fred & Friends! Ugh, I just think it’s so freaking adorable and I love that I can read around it without having to take it out of it’s place in the book – makes for easy opening and closing of a book I’m reading in fits and starts. Like at a doctor’s office while you’re waiting to be called back and can’t really predict when they’ll call you but you don’t want to end up staring off into space hoping for a short wait that turns out to be more than enough time to get through a few pages of a book. (Link to the sprout bookmark here)
Used books: yes or no?
YAAAAAS! But, if I’m buying it for my personal library, I want it to be in really excellent condition. No marginalia, no missing dust jacket, no out of wack spine – just light wearing from a previous reader and maybe a forgotten note tucked between the pages if I’m lucky.
Top three favorite genres?
Science-Fiction, Fantasy, and Thrillers. (But choosing three genres is not nearly enough for me!)
Borrow or Buy?
I tend to be a buyer. Not many of my friends read, and even fewer of them tend to own and read the books that I do so I have to buy most of the one’s I’m interested in reading.
Characters or Plot?
Um, both. Great characters cannot compensate for a poorly thought out plot. Nor can a great plot be truly great without good characters to spur it along and keep it interesting.
Long or Short books?
That would depend on the book/story. I hate when I feel like a story ends too quickly. Alternatively, I hate when I’m reading a book and I feel like the ending should have already happened and I’m wondering why we’re still going.
Additionally, I love the euphoria that finishing a book gives me and shorter books tend to allow that feeling to happen more often, but sometimes after a long book I feel an even greater sense of satisfaction after having completed such a tome.
Long or Short chapters?
Short chapters. Always. I prefer to stop my reading time at the end of a chapter not in the middle. Shorter chapters make that more possible. Plus, books with shorter chapters pull me through the book faster because that “one more chapter” notion can be more effective and satisfying in a book with shorter chapters.
Name the first three books you think of…
Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews
Furyborn by Claire Legrand
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Books that made you laugh or cry?
Books that made me laugh:
One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones
…really, those are kind of along the same vain of thought/story structure. (But completely different from one another!) The main character in both of these is hilarious and that humor continues throughout the books that follow.
Books that made me cry:
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
A Child Called “It” by Dave Pelzer
P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern
Our world or fictional worlds?
Fictional worlds. Escapism, baby!
Audiobooks: yes or no?
YES! I would not survive two days of my daily commute without audiobooks!
Do you ever judge a book by its cover?
All the time. *hangs head in shame* I try to let the synopsis of the story be the deciding factor though. Pretty book covers just draw me to them though and I’m more likely to read the synopsis and subsequently read the book if the cover is attractive.
Book to Movie or Book to TV adaptations?
Book to movie. Television programing rarely gets it right. Shadowhunters was terrible in my opinion. I liked most of the book series, but damn that show as just awful. I quite watching after two episodes. Bleck.
A movie or TV show you preferred to its book?
The Death Cure (The Maze Runner #3) by James Dashner
I preferred the first two books to the first two movies, but I preferred the direction the third movie went as apposed to the way the third book went and ultimately how the whole series ended.
Series or Standalones?
Both. I love a good series and I love to binge on a good series, but sometimes it’s nice to read a standalone and move on to another story altogether, perhaps in another genre entirely.
I’m not going to tag anyone, so feel free to “tag” yourself if this tag seems like one you’d want to participate in.