I’ve been falling very, very behind on my book tags but when Cassie at Book Reviews and Haikus nominated me for the This or That tag I couldn’t resist. Cassie has a great blog with lots of reviews, memes and other bookish stuff so I definitely recommend you check it out.
It’s quite a simple and fun tag too so I really have no excuse.
Here are the rules:
- Mention the creator of the tag (Ayunda @ Tea and Paperbacks).
- Thank the blogger who tagged you!
- Choose one of the options for each of the questions.
- Tag 10 other people to do this tag and spread the love!
1. Reading on the couch or on the bed?
This is a difficult one as I’m a big fan of both. Initially I was leaning towards couch as it’s less of an issue if you have a snack while eating (I hate crumbs in the bed) but I think I have to go with bed. I always seem to be cold so I need my big heavy duvet. It’s also slightly safer as the more of me is covered the lower the risk of cat attacks.
My Choice: Bed
2. Male main character or female main character?
Until the start of this year I would have been very definite that I prefer female main characters to male (I was seriously struggling to think of a male MC I’d liked) but with a few exceptions the guys seem to be leading the field this year. Particularly notable books with great male MC’s are The Chaos Walking Trilogy, A Monster Calls, Red Rising, Carry On, Him, Ink and Bone and Know Not Why.
My Choice: Male (sorry, I know I’m a traitor)
3. Sweet snacks or salty snacks when reading?
Can’t I have both? I’m terrible for snacking while eating but my choice usually depends on the time of day. Morning and early afternoon I like something sweet whereas later in the day I go for salty. One of my absolute favourite snacks though is sweet & salty popcorn.
My Choice: Both (I refuse to give up either)
4. Trilogies or quartets?
This is a little bit of an odd one as I’m not sure I’ve come across many quartets. If done well though I would probably go for a trilogy. I kind of feel like three books gives plenty of time for world building, character development and exciting plots but still has a definite ending. You know when you’re on the third book there’s a big finish coming and you aren’t going to have to read another heck knows how many books to find out what happens. One series I started to read is up to book 27 now I think. Far too long so I’ve given up.
My Choice: Trilogies
5. First-person point of view or third-person point of view?
I don’t feel particularly strongly either way but I probably lean towards first person. I like to be inside someone’s head and know exactly what they’re thinking and feeling.
My Choice: First-person
6. Reading at night or in the morning?
At night, in the morning, at lunchtime, early evening pretty much anytime is good for me. I probably do read most in the evenings or at night though so I’ll go with that even though there is nothing better than waking up late on a Sunday morning and just spending the full day in bed reading.
My Choice: Night
7. Libraries or bookstores?
I very rarely go to a physical bookstore anymore as I find there’s not as great a selection (particularly in terms of YA) as you get online. I am however loving my local libraries at the moment as I can go on to their website, order the books I want and go pick them up. Another recent discovery is that I can get audio books from the library via the overdrive app on my phone. It’s saving me a fortune and if I connect my phone to the car I can listen to books on the move.
My Choice: Libraries
8. Books that make you laugh or make you cry?
I’ll have to go with books that make me laugh. Sometimes I need a good weepy but mostly I look to books to cheer me up.
My Choice: Books that make me laugh
9. Black book covers or white book covers?
White ones while prettier (I think) get dirty and damaged a lot easier than the black covers so I’ll need to go with black.
My Choice: Black
10. Character-driven or plot-driven stories?
Umm….feeling a bit stumped on this one. I do occasionally suffer from a short attention span so I do like a good plot with lots of action, suspense and twists to keep me turning pages. However when I think about it, the books I’ve enjoyed the most have probably been more character driven. I love it when you really get inside the head of a character and connect with them. I think that’s when you get the most feels.
My Choice: Character-driven
And finally, the bit I hate tagging other bloggers. I’m usually very late to book tags and everyone who wants to do them has usually already done them so I apologise in advance. I will limit my tags to the following five awesome blogs.
- Kelly from Kelly’s Rambles
- Kate from Bibliophile Book Club
- Dream by Day
- May at Sunsets and Bookfests
- Diana at Voices in my Head
Thanks for reading!