I was tagged by the lovely Rachel @ peace, amore, libri to do the Rapid Fire Book Tag. And here it is!
Question 1: E-books or Physical Books?
Both for sure! I love physical books, but e-books are perfect for my commute and for books that would otherwise be super bulky (the asoiaf series, for instance). I also NEED my kindle app to read NetGalley books!
Question 2: Paperbacks or Hardbacks?
Paperbacks all the way. Hard covers are nice for decoration, but I stress too much about ruining dust covers and they’re just not practical for me when it comes to actual reading. My books tend to take a beating.
Question 3: Online or In-store Shopping?
In store! Bookstores warm my heart and I love browsing physical shelves. Online shopping just isn’t as interactive and while it can be convenient at times, it just doesn’t cut it for me with books.
Question 4: Trilogies or Series?
Trilogies, just because I have such a difficult time following series! I always forget to keep an eye out for upcoming books and I can lose track of everything real fast. Trilogies give me less to worry about.
Question 5: Heroes or Villains?
It’s a tie for me, it depends on the hero and it depends on the villain!
Question 6: A Book You Want Everyone To Read
House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski. It is a commitment, but it is SUCH an amazing book!!
Question 7: The Last Book You Finished
Question 8: The Last Book You Bought
Three books at once! Everything, Everything, The Glass Castle, and One Hundred Years of Solitude.
Question 9: Weirdest Thing You’ve Used as a Bookmark
Um, I’ll use literally anything as a bookmark if I don’t have one on hand. A candy wrapper might be the weirdest??
Question 10: Used Book Yes or No?
Yes! I mean, why spend the extra money on a new book when you can get a used for a fraction of the price? My favorite thing is used book sales at libraries.
Question 11: Favorite Book Genre
That’s a hard one for me! I’m a mood reader so it changes based on what I’m into at the moment. YA is probably my favorite this month.
Question 12: Buy or Borrow?
I need to get back into the habit of borrowing!! I haven’t had access to a library in over a year but I literally JUST got a library card for my local library (finally), so my new deal with myself is that I am only allowed to buy a book if it is one of my absolute favorites and/or if the cover is so Aesthetic™ that I NEED to display it on my shelves. Hold me to this, y’all.
Question 13: Characters or Plot?
Characters! I don’t care how good the plot is if I do not care about the characters at all.
Question 14: Long or Short Books?
Depends on my mood, honestly!
Question 15: Long or Short Chapters?
Short! It’s nice to have little built-in breaks in books. Especially because I like to stop at the end of chapters if I can, so shorter chapters makes that easier.
Question 16: Name the first three books you think of
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. House of Leaves. Harry Potter.
Question 17: Books that make you laugh or books that make you cry
Both! Books that make me feel any kind of emotion strongly are good.
Question 18: Audiobooks Yes or No?
No, I usually miss bits because it’s hard for me to stay concentrated. I might try them again someday after I work through my backlog of podcasts, though.
Question 19: Do you ever judge a book by its cover?
Absolutely. I know it’s not always a good thing to do, but I don’t have time to read the description of every single book ever!
Question 20:Book to Movie or TV adaptation?
TV! Movies are usually too short to really get everything important in. My pet peeve, though, is that TV shows usually give the creators a reason to add unnecessary things in or to continue making more seasons even when it’s not warranted.
Question 21: A Movie or TV show you preferred to the book
I can’t think of one off the top of my head, but I hear The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo made a better movie than book (I’m not enjoying it so far so I’m sure I’ll agree with that).
Question 22: Series or Standalones?
Standalones! Same reasons as listed above in the trilogies vs series question. Although duologies and trilogies are doable for me most of the time. And I do enjoy series, don’t get me wrong! I just struggle to read them all a lot of the time.
And that wraps it up! I tag anyone who is interested in participating in this tag! 😉