A while ago, I spotted that Amy Powis, who I know from the Twitter chat SundayYA, had done this tag on her blog, and left it open for others to do the tag. I thought it looked like fun, so I thought I’d have a go at it on my blog too!
- E-book or physical book?
I prefer physical books, but I do read e-books as books can be cheaper on Kindle, and you get classics for free.
- Paperback or hardback?
Paperbacks as they are cheaper, more portable, and fit better on my shelves – although I do like how it’s harder to crack the spine of a hardback.
- Online or in-store book shopping?
Wherever I have vouchers for! Otherwise, in-store if I find something while casually browsing, online if I’ve set about to buy something particular.
- Trilogies or series?
Trilogies as then there’s a definitive point; I like knowing how many books there are going to be.
- Heroes or villains?
Whichever is better developed/more interesting in the book.
- A book you want everyone to read?
Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne! I actually wrote a blog post about it at Christmas about how it’s the book which I would give as a gift to pretty much anyone, so obviously I think that translates into the idea that everyone should read it.
- Recommend an underrated book?
Panther by David Owen – I’ve barely seen it talked about in the community, but it’s so insightful and touching and raw.
- The last book you finished?
Prisoners of Geography by Tim Marshall – an interesting book on global politics!
- The last book you bought?
My sister and I jointly bought The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord recently, which I’m really looking forward to reading.
- Weirdest thing you’ve used as a bookmark?
Probably like an old receipt or my arm/foot.
- Used books: yes or no?
Yes, because they’re less expensive
- Top three favourite genres?
Young adult, obviously, contemporary, and then feminist (I’m guessing it’s a genre?).
- Borrow or buy?
Borrow if I can, as I read so much I can’t buy every book I read and there’s no room on my shelves, but if I really want to support an author then I’ll buy.
- Characters or plot?
Both, of course!
- Long or short books?
Depends on my mood and the genre.
- Long or short chapters?
Again, depends on the book. I think I’d go for medium length chapters on the whole, as it gets tiring if the chapters are too long, but short chapters can be a bit jumpy for my liking.
- Name the first three books you think of . . .
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon, Wing Jones by Katherine Webber, The Kissing Booth by Beth Reekles.
- Books that made you laugh or cry?
Waiting for Callback by Perdita and Honor Cargill made me laugh so much; The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness made me cry a lot.
- Our world or fictional worlds?
Our world; I’d love to experience fictional worlds, but I wouldn’t want to make a permanent trade.
- Audiobooks: yes or no?
I haven’t used one in ages! It’s just faster for me to read, so I guess it’s a no.
- Do you ever judge a book by its cover?
I mean, I don’t like to admit it, but totally. Not once I’ve read it, but I’m more likely to grab a pretty or striking cover.
- Book to movie or book to TV adaptations?
As long as it’s done well and works nicely, I don’t mind either way.
- A movie or TV-show you preferred to its book?
The Duff and Nerve – I thought both movies were much better than the books.
- Series or standalones?
Standalones – I do read some series though.
I’m not tagging anyone as I wasn’t really tagged myself, but obviously if you want to do the tag, then feel free.