What is up my little book nerds, sorry I’ve been away for so long, I’m currently trapped in the little known dimension of “Dissertation Hell” which is taking up all of my time and energy and life. I’ll be returning there shortly, but I thought I’d do a quick little tag just to say hello and you’re the best and ily. So, here we go with The Quick Book Tag!
E-Book or Physical Book? Both. I love a physical book for the aesthetic and the smell, but my kindle is so much more convenient. Plus, netgalley.
Paperback or Hardback? Paperback all the way
Online or In-Store Book Shopping? In store, although I’ll buy online if I can’t get hold of the book at work.
Trilogies or Series? Trilogies. I love a good series but there’s something about knowing that everything has to be concluded in a set number of books that I think is just so satisfying (most of the time)
Heroes or Villains? I love a bad boy, but not actually evil ones, so I’d go for anti-heroes. Think Prince Zuko.
A book you want everyone to read? Loveless by Alice Oseman (which I reviewed here)
Recommend an underrated book? The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone by Jaclyn Moriarty does not get the love it should, and that upsets me.
The last book you bought? Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
Weirdest thing you’ve used as a bookmark? A coffee stirer, probably. Or a paper straw that I flattened down. To be honest though, I normally just memorise the page number if I don’t have a bookmark handy.
Used Books: Yes or No? Absolutely yes. One of my favourite bookshops in the world is Barter Books in Alnwick, which is entirely used books. They have their own extra story and I love that.
Top three favourite genres? Fantasy, Japanese fiction, and gentle crime. Like, Agatha Christie levels of crime. (also, honourable mention to sad gays that make me cry)
Borrow or Buy? Buy, although I’ll borrow from friends. I love libraries but find that because they dont get much funding they don’t have things that I’d want to read. Plus, my discount at work makes everything a lot easier.
Characters or Plot? Characters. Good characters can save a rubbish plot, but a good plot can’t save rubbish characters.
Long or Short Books? Both, dependant on my mood and time.
Long or Short Chapters? Depends on the book, but I lean more towards short ones that I can zip through when I need a little break.
Name the first three books you can think of. Erm, tricky one. Heartstopper by Alice Oseman, The Fifth Season by N K Jemisin, and Orion Lost by Alistair Chisholm.
Books that make you laugh or cry? I cry at everything so even if it makes me laugh its a moot point.
Our World or Fictional Worlds? Fictional worlds, but I do love twists on our world, like in Do You Dream of Terra-Two? by Temi Oh.
Audio books: Yes or No? Yes, as long as the narrator is one I like. I’m very particular.
Do you ever judge a book by its cover? Erm, yeah, thats like the whole point of investing in a good designer for the cover…
A Movie or TV-Show You Preferred to its Book? This has yet to happen for me.
Series or Stand-alones? Depends on the book, but stand-alone books always feel like they have that potential to be expanded, but aren’t, which makes them feel a bit more special.
Well, there we go, that was my super quick book tag. Hopefully once my dissertation is submitted, I’ll be back with more exciting posts and reviews and tags, and maybe some more life update-y style posts. Until then, stay safe and happy reading!