This Rapid Fire book tag has been circling BookTube and the blogosphere for awhile now, and so I decided to do it. It was super fun, and I hope you will do it, too!
Source: Kirsty @ The Bibliophile Girl
E-Book or Physical Book?
Physical book, for sure. E-books are great for travel, but I really prefer holding a book when I’m reading it and being able to display it on my shelf when I’m done.
Paperback or Hardback?
Paperback. I enjoy reading them much more than hardbacks and they take up less room on the shelf. And they’re cheaper!
Online or In-Store Book Shopping?
In-store. There’s just something so calming about going into a bookstore and looking around. But I’m not above shopping on Amazon for my books as well because let’s face it, they’re often so much cheaper.
Trilogies or Series?
Series. When I fall in love with characters and a world, I don’t want it to end after just three books.
Heroes or Villains?
Villains! I have always loved the bad guys in books and movies ever since I was little. I used to looove Cruella de Vil and the Grinch. The only hero that I’ve ever really loved is Harry Potter, though I still appreciate Voldemort as a villain.
A Book You Want Everyone to Read?
My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier. I recently read this book for the second time in June and I absolutely loved it. Everyone should give it a try!
Recommend an Underrated Author.
Rachel Sontag. Her debut book, House Rules, was a magnificent and impactful memoir and I fell in love with her writing style. She’s only written that one book, but I really think more people should read it.
The Last Book You Finished?
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. You can read my full review here.
Weirdest Thing You’ve Used as a Bookmark?
Probably a piece of trash or a clothing tag. Not too weird, but I don’t really think outside the box when it comes to what I use for bookmarks.
Used Books: Yes or No?
Yes, but they have to be in good condition. I am very picky and in order for me to buy a used book, it can’t look too worn. I know a lot of people like books that look like they’ve been read and loved, but I really can’t stand broken spines or torn covers.
Top Three Favorite Genres?
Thrillers, contemporaries, and literary fiction.
Borrow or Buy?
Definitely buy. I enjoy collecting books way too much to borrow them.
Character or Plot?
This entirely depends on the genre, in my opinion. If it’s a thriller, I’d rather it to be more plot-driven, but if it’s any other genre, I think a character-driven story is generally better.
Long or Short Books?
I typically prefer short books (~150 pages) because I feel like I’m accomplishing something when I can finish books more quickly, but I also like longer books (~300 pages) because they allow me to get a lot more out of the story. So I guess my answer for this one would have to be that it depends on the genre, plot, and the author’s writing style.
Name the First Three Books You Think Of.
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke, Coraline by Neil Gaiman, and Pyscho by Robert Bloch.
Books That Make You Laugh or Cry?
The books that make me laugh without fail are Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. These are just so witty and hilarious, while still being quick and easy reads. I recommend them for all ages.
Our World or Fictional?
Generally speaking, our world. The reason I say this is because a lot of times, fictional worlds (especially those set in a dystopian society) can be really scary. That’s not to say that our world can’t be terrifying as well, but at least it’s something that we are accustomed to. However, if we’re talking about a world like Harry Potter’s, then I’d say fictional every day.
Audiobooks: Yes or No?
Yes. I love audiobooks and think that they are a great way to get more books read while multitasking (driving, cleaning, crafting, etc.).
Do You Ever Judge a Book By Its Cover?
Definitely. I also judge a book by its texture and readability. I love the soft, matte covers rather than the glossy ones, and I HATE mass-markets with a burning passion. The floppy trade paperbacks that stay open on their own are life!
Book to Movie or Book to TV?
Book to TV. I prefer TV shows to movies anyway, but I also think that in the case of books, TV shows are better simply because they allow so much more time to convey the story in more detail.
A Movie or TV Show that You Preferred to the Book?
I really can’t think of one. But I really did enjoy the TV show based on A Series of Unfortunate Events that came out in January 2017. I thought they did a really good job of staying close to the books, while still embellishing to make adapt it to TV.
Series or Stand-alones?
This completely depends on the story. Some stories are best as stand-alones and shouldn’t be dragged out. But some stories have so much potential that a series is necessary.