I’ve been trying a few different book tags this week and I’ve been finding myself really stumped about answering some of them so I decided that today’s blog would instead be a really simple fun book tag I picked up from Sarah from Book Hooked Nook a little while back, the rapid-fire book tag!
1. E-Book or Physical Book?
If it’s small enough physical, if not an e-book is more comfortable.
2. Paperback or Hardback?
3. Online or In-Store Book Shopping?
Usually online as the only bookstores nearby are all in other towns and it costs me the price of a standard paperback to get to any of them.
4. Trilogies or Series?
I quite like standalone books at the moment but if I had to pick it would be a trilogy.
5. Heroes or Villains?
It feels so cliche but villains are so much more fun.
6. A book you want everyone to read?
Heartstopper by Alice Oseman because that stuff is food for the soul.
7. Recommend an underrated book?
Invictus by Ryan Graudin, I never hear anyone talk about this book but I adored it.
8. The last book you finished?
I finished Heartstopper Volume 2 in one sitting before bed a couple of nights ago and I’ve barely been able to stop thinking about it since.
9. The Last Book You Bought?
I did a little book order when I got paid a couple of days ago and ordered Do you dream of Terra-Two? By Temi Oh, a finished copy of The Starlight Watchmaker by Lauren James, Heartstopper volume two by Alice Oseman and The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neil. It had been a while since I’d brought books!
10. Weirdest Thing You’ve Used as a Bookmark?
11. Used Books: Yes or No?
As long as they’re in good condition then used is fine with me.
12. Top Three Favourite Genres?
Sci-fi, Fantasy and thriller
13. Borrow or Buy?
Buy, I don’t go into town often enough to to get proper use out of the library and I’m terrible at returning things on time. Also because quite often I’m buying a finished copy of an ARC I’ve enjoyed and might not get to reading it right away.
14. Characters or Plot?
Having one without the other is not enjoyable but I think good characters can save bad plot but a good plot doesn’t often save bad characters.
15. Long or Short Books?
Probably short. I’m finding it really hard to drag myself through longer books. Max 400 ideally although I’m reading a good few that are more than that at the moment so it’s not a make or break thing, I just like to read shorter books, if anything they’re more comfortable to hold.
16. Long or Short Chapters?
Short. I love the feeling of finishing a chapter, plus I tend to wait until I’ve finished a chapter before I stop reading and if it’s too long it just gets annoying.
17. Name The First Three Books You Think Of…
18. Books That Make You Laugh or Cry?
19. Our World or Fictional Worlds?
Fictional, or actually I like a bit of both so our world with a hint of fictional is great sometimes too. I want to say it’s called urban fantasy but I’m bad at this book blogging thing.
20. Audiobooks: Yes or No?
Yes. I’m sad that I don’t really listen to them as much now. I often still listen to ones I’ve heard before when I’m trying to get to sleep (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them read by Eddie Redmayne is my favourite) but now that I’m not in a job where I can just crack on and get my work done with my headphones in all day I’m seriously lagging on the audiobook front.
21. Do You Ever Judge a Book by its Cover?
Absolutely. Don’t get me wrong, a book with a bad cover can be good and vice versa but it’s almost always the cover that draws me in or pushes me away.
22. Book to Movie or Book to TV Adaptations?
I really enjoy them for the most part. Sometimes they get me interested in a book I’ve yet to read (i.e Dumplin) even though I always try to read the book first but also they sometimes give me the feeling of rereading a book without having to actually do so.
23. A Movie or TV-Show You Preferred to its Book?
Stardust. I enjoyed the Stardust book but the film is one of my all-time favourites and just blew the book out of the water.
24. Series or Standalone’s?
I love me a standalone.
That was a such a fun tag, thank for so much for posting it, Sarah! I won’t tag anyone in particular but as always if you’d like to take part then consider yourself tagged!