I nabbed this from SnowlyRamble’s page because I love a good book tag and if I’m reading one, I can’t help but answer them in my head, so here goes! Thanks to Leanne for sharing and credits go to A Girl Reading’s YouTube.
E-Book or Physical Book?
Physical Book. E-Book. Both. I don’t know. I LOVE reading on trains and planes so e-books are easier for me to have a whole library in my bad. But I love the covers on physical books and the way the pages feel and the smell. So both.
Paperback or Hardback?
Paperback. Hardbacks are so heavy and annoying to carry.
Online or In-Store Book Shopping?
In-store. I buy online if I know what I want to read, but browsing is so much better in-store. I get all these kind of endorphins from walking around and looking at books I like.
Trilogies or Series?
I like both – at least with a trilogy it has a defined end and you don’t feel too burdened by book after book after book. But then, Harry Potter.
Heroes or Villains?
I like heroes or anti-heroes. I like underdogs.
A book you want everyone to read?
Asking For It by Louise O’Neill. You seriously need to read this book if you haven’t. Like where have you been??
Recommend an underrated book?
I think I read a lot of mainstream books, so I might not be the best person to suggest these. But oh! One of my favourite books from the last year, which I do not understand why it hasn’t got more praise is The Good Liar by Nicholas Searle.
The last book you finished?
November 9 by Colleen Hoover. Swallowed that up like a hoover. (Pun intended)
The Last Book You Bought?
Hmm, toughie. My mum and I share a household account on Kindle so she’s bought the last few I’ve been reading and the book I’m currently reading was a freebie. So that would make the last books I bought the ones for my holiday and I cannot remember which was the last one. So all of these and these.
Weirdest Thing You’ve Used as a Bookmark?
I am a terrible person, I’m a corner-turner-downer. Hate me now, I’m a monster. But I think I’ve used a receipt before as a bookmark.
Used Books: Yes or No?
Yeah sure! I got used books all the time for studying and they’re usually cheaper. But tbh, I tend to buy new books just because of Kindle.
Top Three Favourite Genres?
YA contemporary, Psychological Thrillers/Domestic Noir (though I count those as separate, but whatever), and Dystopian YA.
Borrow or Buy?
Buy. I lent my Malory Towers books to someone in Year 4 (aged 8) and got them back all tattered. NEVER AGAIN. And ditto wouldn’t want to borrow someone else’s because I’m selfish and want my own.
Characters or Plot?
I think a story needs plot but I have read so many good books where the plot is more a series of events that exposes the characters’ personalities and emotions i.e. The Great Gatsby and Catcher in the Rye.
Long or Short Books?
I tend to read more short books because I like to swallow them all in one go. And there’s nothing worse than reading a long book that just drags. Having said that, there’s also nothing better than reading a long epic book like Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
Long or Short Chapters?
Shortish I think is better. It breaks up the book more easily and is easier to stop and start a book if you’re travelling or busy.
Name The First Three Books You Think Of…
Tender is the Night – Fitzgerald (because I’ve been thinking of it all day)
Into the Darkest Corner – Elizabeth Haynes (because my Kindle is open next to me and it was the book I read before November 9)
One Day – David Nicholls (because One Day and November 9 have a similar premise, even though Fallon strictly says in November 9 that their story is different)
Books That Make You Laugh or Cry?
I’ve only ever cried at one book (Me Before You) so books that make me smile. I love reading a good romance and having a goofy grin on my face.
Our World or Fictional Worlds?
Both! I love YA Contemporary, but I also love new worlds or Dystopian futures. I also think the Wizarding World parallel to our world is the best thing ever.
Audiobooks: Yes or No?
Yes! Love them. Only a recent convert and there has to be a good narrator. I find it quite off-putting when there’s an American narrator because I read in an English accent in my head. But I prefer audiobooks of something I’ve already read.
I find audiobooks really soothing because they remind me of being read to as a child. My love-affair with audiobooks began about 5 years ago, when I was really sick and all I wanted was someone to read to me. Since then I’ve listened to Harry Potter (Stephen Fry obvs.) pretty much every night as I fall asleep.
Do You Ever Judge a Book by its Cover?
Yes. Some covers are really cringy. I love David Nicholls covers and David Levithan covers.
Book to Movie or Book to TV Adaptations?
Tbh I haven’t seen many Book to TV adaptations, only really Shadowhunters, and I’m liking that so far. I guess movie, if it’s done properly. Adaptors need to take tips from whoever did The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns because those were two perfect adaptations I think. Also Me Before You was stunning.
A Movie or TV-Show You Preferred to its Book?
I started reading The Mortal Instrument series after I saw the film and the TV show, but so far I’m preferring the TV show. I find the narration really irritating in the books, and I prefer the character development in the TV Show. The relationships seem more genuine and I love the Clary/Izzy relationship that seems to be missing in the books.
Series or Standalones?
Oh gosh I don’t know. They both have their merits. But a series can be annoying if you’re stuck in it and want to read something else. I think I prefer author collections. Like all of John Green’s books are standalones, but they live in the John Green Collection. I like that.
So that’s my tag! Do join in and tag me if you do, I want to see all your answers!!