Something a little different today. I saw this Rapid Fire Book Tag on Thrice Read and thought I would give it a shot. It is a nice way for people to get to know me a little better.
Question 1 : E-Book or Physical Book?
I guess I prefer physical books. I just love the way they smell and feel. But I do read quite a few e-books too. This is mostly because of NetGalley. I rarely read a published book in that format.
Question 2 : Paperback or Hardback?
Being a librarian I almost always purchase a hardback, also because I usually purchase a book I’ve been wanting to read when it comes out. That means I can’t wait for the paperback. But if I’m traveling I will choose a paperback, lighter you know.
Question 3 : Online or In-Store Book Shopping?
This is a toughy. I love bookstores. I could easily see myself living in one. However, the lure of cheap prices on Amazon is sometimes to hard to resist…. I do sometimes just go into a bookstore to look at books. When I travel I usually try to stop at an Indie store and buy something.
Question 4 : Trilogies or Series?
Another tough one. I love series, but I also love a well done trilogy. Series get to long sometimes and I start to lose interest.
Question 5 : Heroes or Villains?
I think I will choose villains, but I like complicated villains. I don’t like it when they are just bad from the start in the book. I want to know their backstory, why they are they way they are.
Question 6 : A book you want everyone to read?
You know how much I hate to choose favorites, but if I have to choose I would want everyone to read Cinda Williams Chima’s Seven Realms series. It is one of my favorite series and one that I have read many times. I would also suggest anything by Sir Terry Pratchett. He always leaves me feeling good about life.
Question 7 : Recommend an underrated book?
Again so hard to choose! But maybe Poisons Kiss by Breeana Sheilds. This is a really well done book with an amazing plot! Also for the younger crowd Kevin Emerson’s Last Day on Mars.
Question 8 : The last book you finished?
I just finished Vanguard by Ann Aguirre, like 5 minutes ago. It was amazing, and I couldn’t put it down. Done in basically one day.
Question 9 :The Last Book(s) You Bought?
I haven’t bought anything for myself lately, but I bought The Curse of the Boggin by D.J. MacHale for my school’s library. It was a brilliantly scary story.
Question 10 : Weirdest Thing You’ve Used as a Bookmark?
I have a beautiful wooden bookmark that my husband gave me a few years back that I use almost exclusively. But if pushed I vaguely remember using an empty candy wrapper once.
Question 11 : Used Books: Yes or No?
I don’t mind used books, as long as they are in good condition. We have a great used book store in town that I frequent often and find some really good books there.
Question 12 : Top Three Favorite Genres?
Fantasy, Science Fiction and Mysteries/thrillers are my go to genres. Those are the books I’m most attracted to and usually enjoy the most.
Question 13 : Borrow or Buy?
Sorry, Librarian here. I usually borrow books from my local library. But I do enjoy purchasing books when I really like them.
Question 14 : Characters or Plot?
I’m not sure, but I think plot and world building will keep me in a book more than the characters. Although there are a few books that it is the characters that keep me going, like the Half Bad series by Sally Green. The plot was good, but tragic and it was only because I cared about Nathan and what happened to him that I kept on reading.
Question 15 : Long or Short Books?
I really like both but I prefer to read long books but listen to short ones. Sometimes a long audio book takes longer than if I read it, simply because I can only listen for short periods of time.
Question 16 : Long or Short Chapters?
I think I usually prefer short chapters, simply because if I’m having a hard time putting a book down I can simply say, “Well the next chapter is short, I can read one more…” But I prefer a long one over a short one that ends in a cliff hanger.
Question 17 : Name The First Three Books You Think Of…
That would probably be the last three I finished, so Vanguard by Ann Aguirre, Genius: the Con by Leopoldo Gout and Horde by Ann Aguirre.
Question 18 : Books That Makes You Laugh or Cry?
I will always pick a funny book over one that will make me cry. I avoid tearjerkers like the plague. I don’t however mind shedding a tear or two when a beloved character dies in a book.
Question 19 : Our World or Fictional Worlds?
I will always choose fantasy over contemporary, unless the contemporary in questions is funny book or a mystery thriller. But I will choose fantasy over literary works or straight out romance.
Question 20 : Audiobooks: Yes or No?
Do you really need me to answer that? Of course audiobooks!
Question 21 : Do You Ever Judge a Book by its Cover?
I am ashamed to admit that I often pick up and read a book solely based on the cover. Sometimes I don’t even read the summary, just dive right in. I’m most guilty of that on NetGalley. Sometimes I wonder why I have a book on my shelf there. But I always read them, and usually like them.
Question 22 : Book to Movie or Book to TV Adaptations?
I’m not a huge fan of any book adaptations, but lately I have been enjoying a couple of TV adaptations, The Shanara Chronicles, The Magicians, The Handmaid’s Tale and Sherlock to name a few. I think sometimes that movies just can’t do the books justice because of their time restraints, even when they chop a book up into more than one movie. There is more time to spend with characters and plot when you have 10+ hours to spend on it.
Question 23 : A Movie or TV-Show You Preferred to its Book?
I don’t think I have one for this question.
Question 24 : Series or Standalone’s?
This is almost the same as series vs. trilogy. I love series, but a well crafted stand alone can certainly win me over, such as The Graveyard book by Neil Gaiman or Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.
I’m going to tag anyone who wants to complete this tag. Enjoy!