Happy Saturday everyone! This afternoon I’m completing the Rapid Fire Book Tag! I first saw this tag last August and I liked it so I bookmarked it to do, it wasn’t meant to take me over four months to get to it!
eBook or Physical Book?
Physical Book – but I probably read more eBooks. If I really love an eBook it will end up on my shelf though
Paperback or Hardback?
Hardback! I wish more books came in hardback format. Is it me or do a lot of YA novels just go straight to paperback? I think this is maybe a UK thing, I’ve definitely seen hardback versions of things like Gilded Cage on US Amazon and it was only released as a paperback here…
Anyway one of my favourite things is taking a dust jacket off a book and finding a beautiful, unexpected cover hiding beneath. I wish it happened more often!
Online or In-Store Book Shopping?
In-Store – This is another where I say one thing but do the other more often. I love supporting actual book shops, and I’ll often discover something I didn’t even know I was looking for on a table in Waterstones. That said if I’m on a tight budget I can usually get more for my money online…
Trilogies or Series?
I can’t pick! I read a lot of series, but sometimes having a known endpoint is nice…
Heroes or Villains?
I do like a good villain! Or maybe a slightly tarnished hero – someone who does the right thing in the end but most of the way through the story you’re not really sure how they’re going to turn out…
A Book You Want Everyone to Read?
This probably changes on a monthly basis but right now Everless by Sara Holland.
Recommend an Underrated Book?
The Sally Lockhart Quartet by Philip Pullman – Everyone’s heard of His Dark Materials but this series came first and I loved it almost as much
The Last Book You Finished?
The Burning by Jane Casey
The Last Book You Bought?
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Weirdest Thing You’ve Used as a Bookmark?
A train ticket… I don’t know, not that weird, but I rarely use an actual bookmark, I need more of them!
Used Books: Yes or No?
Top Three Favourite Genres?
Crime and thrillers, YA Fantasy/Sci Fi, Contemporary (inc YA)
Strangely I’m not sure a fan of ‘adult’ fantasy, maybe I’ve just not found the right books.
Borrow or Buy?
Buy – If I’ve been lucky enough to receive an eProof and I’ve loved it I’ll want to add it to my shelf (or if it’s just got a really pretty cover…)
If it’s a book I’m unsure about but intrigues me I’ll try and borrow it. I love the convenience of the Overdrive app to borrow eBooks from the library.
Characters or Plot?
That’s tough! Bad characters can ruin a good plot, but I’m not sure even the best characters can save a bad plot.
Long or Short Books?
Mid-length? I mean if something really captures my attention I’ll make it through a long book – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix was over 700 pages and I loved it, but my average number of pages is probably closer to 400 pages.
Long or Short Chapters?
Short – But not too short… Long chapters just end up with me staying up too late because I hate stopping reading in the middle of the chapter
Name the First Three Books You Think of…
Natural Causes by James Oswald – I just finished writing a blog post about the series
Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts – I’m going book shopping on Sunday and this one is on my potential list
Cut Off by Mark Billingham – This was written for the Quick Reads programme and arrived on my doormat this week for review.
Books that Make You Laugh or Cry?
Books that make me think? I like trying to work out who did it in a crime thriller… I’m not much of a crier, and I don’t read that many overly comedic books
Our World or Fictional Worlds?
Our World – But I do love a fictional world
Audiobooks: Yes or No?
Yes – I love my Audible account
Do You Ever Judge a Book by its Cover?
All the time!
Book to Movie or Book to TV Adaptations?
That’s tough! I guess movies tend to have a higher budget (although not always these days) but when you have a longer TV series you can keep more of the plot….
A Movie or TV-Show You Preferred to its Book?
I’m not sure I can think of one – Maybe Bones, it’s inspired by the Kathy Reichs series rather than a direct adaptation so I’m not sure it counts. That said I do prefer Agent Booth to the books Andrew Ryan… But that might be slightly influenced by David Boreanaz…
Series or Standalones?
Series… Sometimes it’s nice to have a firm ending with everything wrapped up though. Other times I’m left crying out for more.
There’s my answers! I’m not tagging anyone directly as this has been around for a while but if you feel like doing it go for it! Or just answer a question or two in the comments!