It’s 11 p.m., I’m winding down my brain, and I haven’t posted anything this week, so it’s the perfect time for this Rapid Fire Book Tag! Just in case any of these questions are things you were dying to know about me. The idea of Rapid Fire is of course to answer as quickly as you can without thinking too much about it.
Here we go!
E-Book or Physical Book?
Both! I love the convenience, portability, and instant availability of books on my Kindle, but I also love the tactile experience of physical books. Win-win.
Paperback or Hardback?
I own mostly paperbacks (and ebooks). I like the idea of hardbacks, but they can be cumbersome.
Online or In-Store Book Shopping?
Depends. Online if I know exactly what I’m looking for; in-store if I want to browse
Trilogies or Series?
In my experience, when a series gets longer than three or four books the quality starts to drop off, so let’s leave it at a trilogy.
Heroes or Villains?
Love both as long as they’re well-written!
A book you want everyone to read?
Do you know how many copies of Pride & Prejudice I’ve given to people, unsolicited, and not on a typical gift-giving occasion? So probably that.
Recommend an underrated book?
Pride & Prejudice. Just kidding. A book I’ve never really seen anyone discuss that I think is so, so good is America Pacifica by Anna North.
The last book you finished?
Clever Maids by Valerie Paradiz
The Last Book You Bought?
Furyborn by Claire Legrand
Weirdest Thing You’ve Used as a Bookmark?
I’ve actually used my Kindle as a bookmark in a physical book–bookception!–but I don’t know how weird that is… I’ve used ribbons, receipts, ticket stubs, paper clips, gift cards… nothing too out-there, though, that I can think of. Don’t tell anyone, but I also sometimes dog-ear pages. Shhhh…
Used Books: Yes or No?
Top Three Favourite Genres?
- Science Fiction
- Historical Fiction
Borrow or Buy?
I’m trying to cut back on buying and use the library more. I do like owning books, but borrowing is easier on the wallet and the environment!
Characters or Plot?
You kinda need both? I think it’s safe to say that plot is what draws me in but characters are what keep me reading.
Long or Short Books?
It depends. I think the perfect length for a book is about three pages shorter than you wanted.
Long or Short Chapters?
Again, it depends.
Name The First Three Books You Think Of…
- Dangerous Alliance, probably because it’s sitting right next to me
- The Fifth Season
- The Bhagavad Gita
Books That Make You Laugh or Cry?
Probably laugh. I don’t typically seek out books that I think will make me cry, but on the rare occasion one does, I remember it forever.
Our World or Fictional Worlds?
Audiobooks: Yes or No?
Do You Ever Judge a Book by its Cover?
All the time
Book to Movie or Book to TV Adaptations?
With TV adaptations you get more detail, so they’re likely closer to the book. But I don’t think that “closer to the book” is necessarily what all adaptations should be striving for. I also love seeing what can be done within the constraints of a 90- or 120-minute film,
A Movie or TV-Show You Preferred to its Book?
The Count of Monte Cristo, big time
Series or Standalones?
It depends. I love a series if there’s more story tell, but not if it’s clearly purely a marketing ploy.
That was fun! Did you learn anything? There will be a test later!
If you decide to do this tag, let me know so i can read your answers!