Rapid Fire Book Tag

Today I am taking part in another book tag – this is one my sister Jess did over on her blog, Bookends and Endings, and although she did not tag anyone, I thought it looked like a lot of fun! The point of this tag is that there are lots of questions, but the answers are short and to the point, which I think will be quite refreshing (especially as I think I tend to waffle on a bit sometimes, accidentally). So on with the tag!

  1. E-book or physical book?

One hundred percent physical books – I do have a kindle, which I use from time to time, but I far prefer having a physical book to hold when I’m reading.

  1. Paperback or hardback?

I think paperbacks, as they are generally cheaper and more portable, but I do have a few hardbacks that I absolutely adore!

  1. Online or in-store book shopping?

In store book shopping is literally my favourite thing! I could spend hours in a bookstore, browsing for books, and I force my friends to come book shopping with me every time we are anywhere near a shop!

  1. Trilogies or series?

I think in general, I prefer trilogies, as I think that is just about long enough to develop a really amazing plot without dragging out the story too much. However, my favourite series is The Mortal Instruments, and I could read book after book from Cassandra Clare!

  1. Heroes or villains?

Probably heroes, as I can’t really think of a villain I particularly love off the top of my head.

  1. A book you want everyone to read?

I have been recommending The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood to everybody recently –  if you haven’t read this, I really think you should, as it’s such an important and stunningly written story.

  1. Recommend an underrated book?

I can’t think of any YA off the top of my head, that I think is underrated. I did, however, absolutely love A Room With A View by E. M. Forster, and I would love to hear everyone else’s thoughts on it – it seems to be a classic that nobody really talks about!

  1. The last book you finished?

The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan.

  1. The last book you bought?

Shirley by Charlotte Bronte.

  1. Weirdest thing you’ve used as a bookmark?

I’m not sure, but I think I once used a calculator as a bookmark (I’m assuming I was supposed to be doing maths homework at the time)!

  1. Used books: yes or no?

Yes, but only if the spine is in good condition (I only have two books on my shelves with bent spines, and honestly, if I didn’t love both books, I probably would have gotten rid of them)

  1. Top three favourite genres?

YA (yes, I know it’s not technically a genre, but still), romance and fantasy.

  1. Borrow or buy?

I do prefer to buy books, but I probably borrow them more – if I bought every book I read, I would be permanently broke, so buying books is more of a treat thing for me.

  1. Characters or plot?

Can I say both? It has to be both – if a book is lacking a good plot or good characters, it’ll ruin it for me!

  1. Long or short books?

Neither, I think – of course, there are both long and short books that I’ve really loved before; however, in general I find short books hard to get emotionally invested in, and long books can sometimes drag on slightly.

  1. Long or short chapters?

It honestly doesn’t matter to me – I know this is probably a bit weird, but I’ve never really used chapters as a way to mark my place. I usually just stop mid-chapter anyway, so it doesn’t make a difference if the chapter is long or short!

  1. Name the first three books you think of . . .

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, The Power by Naomi Alderman, and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.

  1. Books that made you laugh or cry?

A book that made me laugh is the hilarious Freshers by Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison; I honestly can’t think of a book that made me cry. I’m practically incapable at crying because of stories.

  1. Our world or fictional worlds?

Ooh, I absolutely love a well-developed fictional world (a huge number of my favourite books are High Fantasy novels)!

  1. Audiobooks: yes or no?

I suppose no? I have nothing against audiobooks, and do want to try one at some point, but I haven’t listened to one in about ten years. I did listened to them a fair amount as a child.

  1. Do you ever judge a book by its cover?

Well, yes – doesn’t everyone? Obviously I try not to, but I can’t help but be put off of a book if it has a truly awful cover. That said, I won’t buy a book just for the cover – I have to be really intrigued by the plot, and then a pretty cover is just a bonus!

  1. Book to movie or book to TV adaptations?

Book to movie, definitely. If a book is adapted to a TV show, it just gives too much opportunity to mess around with the plot, which can ruin it for me. However, I do think TV shows have more time to develop the characters, and so that can be a positive.

  1. A movie or TV-show you preferred to its book?

I preferred the film of The Maze Runner to the book – it was actually the film that inspired me to read the trilogy, but the first film remained by very part of it all!

  1. Series or standalones?

I think a series, as it normally allows a book to have more depth, but I have also read some really amazing standalones (an example being Heartless by Marissa Meyer).


I tag:

happy readding

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