Rapid Fire Book Tag!

In a bid to make my blog better, I’ve decided to weave some regular posts in with my reviews, and book tags are ALL THE RAGE so let’s do this!

E-Book or Physical Book?

It depends. I prefer to read eBooks for the ease of reading, ability to take it anywhere without it being overly heavy and if you finish your book you have so many others there, waiting to be read. BUT I prefer actual books. The look, the smell, the pages, the fonts. So I DON’T KNOW, BASICALLY.

Paperback or Hardback?

Hardbacks all day long. They are heavier to hold, sure, and you can get severe thumb-ache (just me?) but UK paperbacks are unyielding – their spines are awful. So I would prefer paperbacks if it was US paperbacks because they’re so bendy, malleable, but hardbacks all day long. They’re pretty, they’re sturdy, they look amazing on your shelf (although, can publishers pick a spine height AND STICK WITH IT?)

Online or In-Store Book Shopping?

In-store, all the way. I probably shop 50/50 online and in-store, because sometimes it’s just so easy to jump on Amazon and get something delivered the next day, but I much prefer going into Waterstones and looking at all the books, seeing their new releases, spotting books I haven’t even heard of, but for quickness and price, you can’t beat Amazon (or Wordery or Book Depository).

Trilogies or Series?

Either or. Trilogies are obviously over quicker, so less time to wait to binge them all, but I’m reading the Mortal Instruments/Infernal Devices at the moment and I’m not the slightest bit bored, even after 5 books, so if you can keep up a 5/6/7, etc, book series GO FOR IT.

Heroes or Villains?

It depends on the book. Mostly I’d choose heroes – I love Celaena Sardothien and Clary Fray and Tessa Grey, but sometimes villains can be pretty amazing (GASTON!). It depends if the villain comes off as awful or intriguing.

A book you want everyone to read?

Oh so many! But I’ll go with the most recent five-star book I read that I would FULLY RECOMMEND which is Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios.

Recommend an underrated book?

A Girl Like You by Gemma Burgess.

The last book you finished?

City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

The Last Book You Bought?

A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi

Weirdest Thing You’ve Used as a Bookmark?

A coaster

Used Books: Yes or No?

Sure. I prefer brand new books, but I will shop in charity shops for second hand books.

Top Three Favourite Genres?

Young Adult, Chick Lit, Fantasy

Borrow or Buy?

Buy all the time. However, I use my library just as much and even though I own the Mortal Instruments I borrowed them to read because I don’t like sullying my brand new books!

Characters or Plot?

I mostly go for plot, I think most books are plot driven, but I do like character driven books, too!

Long or Short Books?

Having just finished 10,000 pages from Cassandra Clare, today I say short books.

Long or Short Chapters?

Short chapters. Snappy chapters.

Name The First Three Books You Think Of…

Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, anything by Sophie Kinsella, One of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus

Books That Makes You Laugh or Cry?

Cry. It’s easy to make me laugh, I am easily amused, but it takes a special book or author to make me cry.

Our World or Fictional Worlds?

Fictional worlds!

Audiobooks: Yes or No?

No. I’ve tried multiple times but I just can’t concentrate. If I have headphones in, I want music.

Do You Ever Judge a Book by its Cover?

All the time. I will NOT buy a book because of its cover.

Book to Movie or Book to TV Adaptations?

Neither? Books to movies just don’t work for me, excluding The Hunger Games and Harry Potter, both of which rocked my world. However, I LOVE the Shadowhunters TV series and there’s going to be a Throne of Glass TV series so book to TV.

A Movie or TV-Show You Preferred to its Book?

See, none. That I can think of. The book is always better.

Series or Standalones?

Depends on my mood, on the author, on the series. I’m inclined to go with series because you can get to know the characters for longer but I do like standalones.


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