Hello, everybody! It’s time for another tag.
Although I wasn’t tagged by anybody (quite natural), I think it’s going to be a lot of fun to do this quick and easy tag!
This post is inspired by Jessica Marie 493’s post, so if you haven’t already, please go check that out 🙂
All right then, let’s jump right in!
E-books or Physical Books?
Physical books hands down. I used to read mainly on my kindle, but I’ve come to develop a distaste for the blandness which e-books (in my case, Kindle books) exude. The spacing between words seems unnatural and weird at times, and it feels like punctuating the sentence at the wrong place and disturbs my rhythm. And I HATE that.
Paperback or Hardback?
Paperbacks. unless I absolutely HATE the cover, I would pick paperback editions. It’s space-friendly, too 🙂
Online or In-store book shopping?
I do close to 99.99% of book shopping online; being in the middle of nowhere, there’s not a single bookstore that handle foreign books around here. I have no choice.
Plus, I can get the edition I really want online.
Trilogies or series?
Trilogies. Long series seems kind of intimidating…
Heroes or Villains?
Good villains any day. I’m not a picture-perfect-masculine-drop-dead-gorgeous-heroes type of reader. Plus, good villains are what makes stories more engaging and fun to read!
A book you want everyone to read?
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë. It’s dark, heavy, haunting but hysterically funny for some reason. Incredibly gripping and I absolutely LOVE it!
Recommend an underrated book.
I’ll skip this question because I have no idea what book is actually underrated…
The Last book you finished?
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. I finished reading it the night before yesterday! It was so, so goood!
Weirdest thing you used as a bookmark?
A post-it note. I rarely forget to carry around a bookmark with me wherever I go, but I totally forgot to bring one yesterday 😦
Used book, yes or no?
As long as the condition is pretty good, I don’t mind. So the answer will be YES.
Top three favorite genres?
Crime (Psychological) thrillers, YA or adult fantasy (maybe) and Classics!
Borrow or buy?
Buy. Once I find a book interesting, I’ll get hit by a strong urge to OWN it.
Characters or plot?
Maybe plot. As long as the story was well-written and intriguing, I wouldn’t mind the character being unrelatable or weakly drawn.
Long or short book?
Actually both. I don’t want to sound like a broken record, but as long as the story is gripping, the length doesn’t matter to me.
Long or short chapters?
Short chapters! It makes it easy to pick up and put down.
Name the first three books you think of.
Six of Crows, Middlemarch, Kane and Able.
Books that make you laugh or cry?
I adore books that make me laugh and feel happy. But I’m not so into books all about cloying romance and love-triangles.
Our world or fictional worlds?
Fictional worlds Any day. I think it’s so intriguing to see what the life in the 19th Century was like!
Audiobooks: yes or no?
Audiobooks are not for me; I once tried, but once I find the narration annoying, it completely messes up my reading pace and experience. So the answer is no with a capital N.
Do you ever judge a book by its cover?
Always. Even if I found a book interesting and want to read, I wouldn’t pick it up if the cover was ugly or not for my liking.
Book to movie or book to TV adaptation?
Providing that the producers or the script writers don’t mess up the original story and add unnecessary scenes, both will be fine.
Series or standalone?
Preferably standalones. That said, I also love cliff-hangers.
Whew! What a blast answering those questions! It’s been so much fun 🙂
If any of you haven’t done this tag already, please give this a try: I will tag anyone who’s willing to try. If I can do this, so can YOU.
Thanks so much for reading!