Hello, book lovers! 💕
I wasn’t tagged by anyone to do this tag, but I figured I’d participate in it anyway because it seemed pretty fun from the ones that I read! I originally saw it on Purple Manatees’ blog.
The tag itself was created by GirlReading and it’s basically just a bunch of random book-related questions. Most of them I haven’t discussed on my blog, though some of them I have. But it’s still entertaining either way!
E-Book or Physical Book?
I normally prefer physical books. I love being able to see them on my shelf and see my progress while I’m in the middle of reading a book. However, out of convenience, I like e-books too. Though I’ve been listening to a lot of audiobooks lately.
Paperback or Hardback?
I like hardbacks, though my wallet does not. Unfortunately, I haven’t been buying too many books, but if I do, I usually go for the paperback, if it’s available. But hardbacks are so much more durable and I love the fact that I can take the dust jacket off while I’m reading in order to preserve the cover so when I put it on my shelf, it looks brand new.
Online or In-Store Book Shopping?
I don’t have many book stores near me, so I do a lot more online book shopping.
Trilogies or Series?
Most of the time, I prefer standalone books, but if I had to choose, it’d probably be series. Especially if I’m invested in the story and characters.
Heroes or Villains?
I feel like it might be cliche to say heroes, but I’m going to say heroes. Though, in my defense, I haven’t really read many good villain stories lately, or at least ones where I end up liking the villain. At least, not that I can think of.
A book you want everyone to read?
This is a really hard one, mainly because I have so many books that I would recommend. And most of them are ones that I’m sure people have already read, or at least heard of. But I’m going to go with Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall. It’s such a fantastic book that deals with mental illness, specifically anxiety.
Recommend an underrated book?
I’d definitely recommend The Upside of Falling by Alex Light. I’m not really sure what is considered an underrated book, but this one doesn’t have that many reviews on Goodreads, so I’m going with this one.
The last book you finished?
I just finished the audiobook for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling. It is my goal this year to reread the series, and I’m slowly making my way through them.
The Last Book You Bought?
There were a few that I recently bought. Some of them were Kindle deals that were only $1.99, and some of them were through subscription services I have. The Kindle books were Verity by Colleen Hoover and The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker. I got All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace through my Audible subscription and Beach Read by Emily Henry from my Book of the Month subscription for the month of April.
Weirdest Thing You’ve Used as a Bookmark?
I don’t usually use anything other than a bookmark, but in a pinch, I have used a napkin or random scrap of paper. Though that doesn’t seem that weird.
Used Books: Yes or No?
Yes for used books. Though, come to think of it, I haven’t gotten any used books recently. I used to go to a used bookstore near me or the library’s used book sales.
Top Three Favorite Genres?
YA contemporary, YA fantasy, Adult fiction
Borrow or Buy?
Before everything that has been going on with the world and everything was shut down, I used to borrow so many books from the library. Basically it was in an attempt to save my wallet from so much trauma of buying books and to save space on my bookshelves for the books I absolutely love.
Characters or Plot?
I think the plot is usually what keeps me reading. While I love the characters in most cases, I find that some character-driven books are kind of slower paced.
Long or Short Books?
That’s a tough one. I usually like shorter books, but nothing too short where I don’t have enough time with the characters. But nothing too long where I get tired of reading.
Long or Short Chapters?
Chapter length doesn’t really matter to me that much, but if I had to choose, it’d probably be short chapters because then I feel like I’m flying through the book.
Name The First Three Books You Think Of:
- When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
- Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
- The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
Books That Makes You Laugh or Cry?
Most books I’ve read haven’t really made me cry, though I prefer when books make me laugh. I tend to stay away from books that make me cry, mainly because I don’t pick up a book to cry. I mostly pick up a book to have an enjoyable experience.
Our World or Fictional Worlds?
I read a lot of YA contemporary, so most of them are set in our world.
Audiobooks: Yes or No?
I absolutely love audiobooks. In fact, they’re the only way I’ve been getting any reading done lately. I feel like a broken record when I say this, but I have been playing so much Animal Crossing that the only way I get reading done is by listening to audiobooks while I play.
Do You Ever Judge a Book by its Cover?
Yes, unfortunately. But only because the cover can tell a lot about a book and what it’s about. When I go book shopping, if the cover catches my eye, there’s a better chance in me picking it up to at least read the synopsis.
Book to Movie or Book to TV Adaptations?
Book to movie! I don’t really watch that much TV, and most of the books that I read that have been adapted to any kind of visual media have been movie.
A Movie or TV-Show You Preferred to its Book?
Honestly, I don’t think I could name one that I preferred the movie to its book. I enjoyed The Perks of Being a Wallflower movie adaptation, as well as Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda but I wouldn’t say that I preferred the movie to the book.
Series or Standalones?
I’m not tagging anyone in this tag, but if you want to participate, feel free! It was a lot of fun!