I haven’t done a book tag in a long while, so I found the Rapid Fire Book Tag. The original was created by Girl Reading, go check it out. Here are my fast answers.
1. eBooks or physical books?
Physical. I like being able to hold a book and take pictures of them. I enjoy having an overflowing bookshelf. However, I can read faster with an eBook.
2. Paperback or hardback?
Either. Hardcovers look great, and I like paperbacks because they are cheaper (But I hate it when the cover/pages get bent.).
3. Online or in-store book shopping?
In-store! If I look online, I usually let reviews influence my buying . . . and I worry a bad opinion will keep me from a great YA novel.
4. Trilogies or series?
Don’t care. I only care about whether the books are good and keep my interest.
5. Heroes or villains?
Villains who become heroes. I am a sucker for bad guys who turn good and work with the protagonist for some greater purpose. I also enjoy a sexy, witty hero, like Daemon Black. 😍
6. A book you want everyone to read?
This is cliché, I know, but the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling.
7. Recommend an underrated book.
The Iron Butterfly by Chanda Hahn. (series review)
8. The last book you finished?
Now I Rise by Kiersten White.
9. Weirdest thing you used as a bookmark?
10. Used books, yes or no?
Sure, as long as the book is in good condition.
11. Top three favorite genres?
YA: 1) fantasy, 2) contemporary, 3) sci-fi.
12. Borrow or buy?
Buy. I love having my own books so that I may re-read them. And I don’t let other people borrow my book babies.
13. Characters or plot?
Both. It depends on the book. I’m ok with some character driven books, like And I Darken. But I like to have a plot in the books I read. If a book has both character and plot, then I am a very happy reader.
14. Long or short book?
Medium? I usually read books between about 300 – 700 pages.
15. Long or short chapters?
Both. Just like sentence variety, I believe an assortment is necessary to develop a non-monotonous voice and keep my attention.
16. Name the first three books you think of.
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
- City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
- This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
17. Books that make you laugh or cry?
Cry: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Laugh: Grey Wolves series by Quinn Loftis
18. Our world of fictional worlds?
Fictional. Our world is the perfect setting for contemporary novels, but fantasy worlds are better. I love being able to escape and visit new places. I also love seeing an author’s world-building.
19. Audiobooks: yes or no?
20. Do you ever judge a book by its cover?
Yes. The cover is what draws me to the book in the first place, and the synopsis determines if I will read the book.
21. Book to movie or book to TV adaptation?
Whichever stays the most true to the book.
22. A movie or TV adaptation you preferred to the book?
Not Eragon!!! Not Allegiant!!!
23. Series or standalone?
Series. Because, whether the book is a standalone or the last in a series, I always want more.