Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Rapid Fire Book Tag

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I was on Twitter the other day, and saw that The Bookish Hedgemom did this tag. I decided to do it because this tag looked fun and I've been trying to do more book tags. So, without further ado, I'm going to start doing the tag.

E-Books or Physical Book?

I like both, but I prefer physical books because I can bookmark certain parts easier. Also, I can be forgetful and my Kindle is usually dying because I forget to charge it. If I know I'm going to be travelling or spending a lot of time sitting around and waiting, I'll read an ebook, but if I have to choose, I'll pick a physical book every time.

Paperback or Hardback?

While I love hardbacks, most of the books that I own are paperback. I love hardbacks, mostly because I don't have to worry as much about keeping the book pristine, Hardbacks are harder to damage than paperbacks.

Online or In-Store Book Shopping?

Online shopping because it's easier to find what I'm looking for than in a physical store. There's also the fact that online stores will recommend other books based on what you search. Some books stores will have something similar, but I like that feature online.

Trilogies or Series?

I don't really have an opinion on this one. They're kind of the same thing in my mind. especially considering that most trilogies end up having other books added once the initial series ends. Series that have 47 books aren't my favorite, but trilogies, quadrilogies and pentologies are all the same in my mind.

Heroes or Villains?

For books, I have to say heroes. With other media, my answer would be different, but for books, I need to like the hero because if I don't like the hero/protagonist/POV character, I probably won't care enough about the story to have an opinion about the villain. The exception to this is the anti-hero.

A book you want everyone to read?

This could turn into a long list. If I have to pick just one, I'd say The Hobbit. Since a lot of people have read that, my next choice would be Where the Crawdads Sing

Recommend an underrated book?

I'd say Gathering Blue. The Giver is heavily praised, but I feel like Gathering Blue also deserves more recognition than it gets. Also, The Power by Naomi Alderman.

The last book you finished?

At time of writing, Eve: The Awakening by Jenna Moreci.

The last book you bought?

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman, because Norse mythology has apparently taken over my life, seeing as I've read a lot more Norse myths and Norse myth-related content in the last few months than I have in years.

Weirdest thing you've used as a bookmark?

A bag of M&M's. Other than that, I usually use receipts, sticky notes or pieces of paper. The bag of candy was only because I literally had nothing else on hand to use and didn't have time to find something better.

Used books: Yes or No?

Yes. I don't buy very many used books, but that's because I tend to read books that are self-published or newer releases. Still, I support buying used books and sell a lot of the books that I declutter to used books stores.

Top Three Genres?

  • Fantasy
  • Science Fiction
  • Literary Fiction

Borrow or Buy?

Buy because I'm bad at remembering to return things. And I tend to procrastinate about heading to the library to return books.

Characters or Plot?

Honestly, both. A book needs both. If a book is entirely character-driven and has no plot, I won't like it. If a book has a great plot, but I don't care about any of the characters, that's also a problem. If I have to pick one, I guess I'd say plot because I want to be interested in the story and whether or not I like the characters can come second.

Long or Short Books?

Long books. I've got nothing against shorter books, but I love losing myself in a nice, long book.

Long or Short Chapters?

Long chapters. Short chapters make it feel like the story keeps stopping and starting while longer chapters give time for the story to progress.

Name the First Three Books You Think of?

Just in general? Okay...
  • The Hobbit
  • Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  • Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman.

Books That Make You Laugh or Cry?

Books don't really make me cry. I think the last time I cried was after Dobby died in the last Harry Potter book.

Our World or Fictional Worlds?

Fictional worlds. I have to deal with reality enough.

Audiobooks: Yes or No?

I support audiobooks in theory, but they don't really work for me. I find the narration to be a bit too slow and it's hard for me to pay enough attention to what's being read aloud. Every audiobook I've tried, I forget what's happening soon after it happens. I want to like audiobooks, but they're not for me.

Do you ever judge a book by it's cover?

I do sometimes. The saying is nice and all, but if a book has an interesting cover, I'm more likely to consider buying it than if it's boring or simple.

Book-to-Movie or Book-to-TV adaptations?

It really depends on what's being adapted. Trilogies with short books work as films, longer books/series work as TV shows. I've seen plenty of book-to-movie adaptations that work, and plenty that don't. Same for book-to-TV adaptations.

A movie or TV show you preferred to its book?

I can't really think of one. I almost always say the book is better, so the only one I can really think of is Breaking Dawn, and that's only because the ending of the book is incredibly anticlimactic.

Series or Standalones?

Again, I can't really pick one. For fantasy and science fiction, I like series. For literary fiction, I think standalones are better. It honestly depends on my mood.

I tag: Anyone who wants to do this tag. (I'm bad at tagging people, but if you come across this and want to do it, go nuts!)

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1 comment:

  1. I love the Power by Alderman. I'm not surprised that it seems to be largely hated by men. This was a fun tag, thanks for posting!