I have so many tags and awards to catch up on and I’m going to try to do this chronologically… I was tagged by the wonderful Hadeer a while ago to do the Rapid Fire Book Tag, so here we go!
Question 1: E-books or Physical Books?
Both. I wouldn’t be able to use just one or the other. I love the weight and smell and texture of physical books, but I also love the convenience of my Kindle, especially for Netgalley. In an ideal world I’d have enough money to buy brand new hardcopies of every book I want to read, but until that day, I’ll continue to juggle ebooks and physical copies.
Question 2: Paperbacks or Hardbacks?
Paperbacks. I love the aesthetic of hardcovers, but they’re a pain to carry around.
Question 3: Online or In-store Shopping?
Question 4: Trilogies or Series?
It depends on the series, but usually I say the shorter the better.
Question 5: Heroes or Villains?
Question 6: A Book You Want Everyone To Read
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
Question 7: The Last Book You Finished
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie – my one word review on Goodreads was “Brilliant.”
Question 8: The Last Book You Bought
Three Act Tragedy by Agatha Christie
Question 9: Weirdest Thing You’ve Used as a Bookmark
I’ll use anything as a bookmark. I use my phone a lot. Ironically, I have probably at least 100 of the free Book Depository bookmarks lying around my house since I get them at work… they just never seem to be in the right place at the right time.
Question 10: Used Book Yes or No?
Yes. I prefer browsing new book stores just because the layout is usually more navigable – I wish I were one of those people who enjoyed browsing chaotic used bookshops where you need to dig around for an hour to find a hidden gem, but I don’t like that very much. I prefer bookstores to be organized logically. In terms of buying books though, I really don’t care if they’re used or new.
Question 11: Favorite Book Genre
Question 12: Buy or Borrow?
Buy, just because my local library is very, very small. It depends on where I’m living, though. If I lived somewhere with a better library system, I’d use the library a lot more.
Question 13: Characters or Plot?
Characters. No contest.
Question 14: Long or Short Books?
It really depends. I’m inclined to say short, but some of my all-time favorites are over 500 pages (A Little Life, East of Eden, The Iliad, The Pillars of the Earth, Les Miserables…..)
Question 15: Long or Short Chapters?
SHORT. I will never for any reason whatsoever prefer long chapters.
Question 16: Name the first three books you think of
The Crucible by Arthur Miller, Maurice by E.M. Forster, Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Question 17: Books that make you laugh or books that make you cry
Cry. I don’t cry very often, but I always prefer dark and sad books.
Question 18: Audiobooks Yes or No?
No. I can’t concentrate when I’m listening to audiobooks or podcasts, I’m a very visual person. And it sucks, because my commute to work is a 1.5 hour drive round trip every day, so it’s a ton of time I could be ‘reading’ if only I could concentrate on audiobooks.
Question 19: Do you ever judge a book by its cover?
I mainly use covers to figure out what genre a book is in, if I’m seeing it outside the context of being shelved by genre (e.g., when browsing Goodreads giveaways, if I see a cover with a girl in a dress holding a sword, I’m going to dismiss it outright because it’s probably YA fantasy which isn’t my thing.)
Question 20:Book to Movie or TV adaptation?
It depends, but I think miniseries are usually the best option for book adaptations.
Question 21: A Movie or TV show you preferred to the book
Brooklyn (by Colm Toibin).
Question 22: Series or Standalones?
Standalones, since I read SFF very rarely.
I’ve lost track of who’s done this one already… anyway, if you want to do it, consider yourself tagged!