I’ve seen this giant tag around the blogosphere and thought I’d give it a try.
The Rapid-Fire Book Tag
1. E-books or physical books?
Physical books. I spend all day staring at screens. I’d rather not do it in my leisure time, too.
2. Paperback or hardback?
Hardback. Paperbacks fall apart too easily.
3. Online or in-store book shopping?
I prefer in-store shopping, but I usually can’t afford it. The Internet has cheaper books.
4. Trilogies or series?
Neither? Trilogies because they’re less overwhelming if you come in late, and it’s easier to keep up with new releases.
5. Heroes or villains?
Villains. Bad guys have more fun.
6. A book you want everyone to read?
This is hard because I don’t know “everyone’s” tastes. Maybe The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood?
7. Recommend an underrated book?
Cold City by Cathy McSporran. Bizarre, remote, Scottish, LGBT+, cultish, literary dystopian fiction.
8. The last book you finished?
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys. I liked it.
9. The last book you bought?
I haven’t bought books since November, so I don’t remember. The last one I traded for was The Poet’s Handbook by Judson Jerome. Fascinating, I know.
10. Weirdest thing you’ve used as a bookmark?
11. Used books? Yes or no?
Yes! Almost all the books I acquire are used.
12. Top three favorite genres?
Only three? I have so many favorites! Literary/contemporary, historical, dystopia.
13. Borrow or buy?
Buy. If I like a book, I want to keep it forever. I want my corpse to be buried with it. If I don’t like it, I can almost always trade it.
14. Characters or plot?
Characters. I can get past a boring plot if the characters are interesting. If the characters suck, I’ll probably hate the book.
15. Long or short books?
Short. Long books are usually unnecessarily long. *Glares furiously at the ghost of Charles Dickens.*
16. Long or short chapters?
Short, I guess? I really don’t care. I stop reading in the middle of chapters all the time.
17. Name the first three books you think of?
A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab, History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera, and The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. (New releases that I need in my life.)
18. Books that make you laugh or cry?
Laugh, but it’s hard to impress me. I’ve never had much luck with humor books. Most of them aren’t funny.
19. Our world or fictional worlds?
Our world. Most of the fictional worlds I read about are dystopias.
20. Audiobooks? Yes or no?
No. Just like with TV and movies, I have a hard time staying focused on them.
21. Do you ever judge a book by its cover?
Constantly. A nice cover will make me read the synopsis. I tend to scroll past ugly books on Goodreads.
22. Book-to-movie or book-to-TV adaptations?
Book-to-TV. I like the anticipation of looking forward to a TV show each week. TV series are longer than movies, so more stuff from the book can be crammed into them.
23. A movie or TV show you preferred to its book?
All The Hunger Games movies. *Ducks flying garbage.* The movies proved my theory that the books would have been better in third person. We needed to see more of the world.
24. Series or standalones?
Standalones. Series add too many books to my TBR list. Also, it’s rare that I’ll love every book in a series. I don’t have enough patience for saggy middle books.
If you want to do this tag, consider yourself tagged.