I found this rapid fire book tag online and thought it would be fun to do! It was originally created by Girl Reading. You can watch her video here!
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E-Book or Physical Book?
Physical books in theory. Mostly for aesthetic reasons, I suppose! I just prefer reading words on paper as opposed to screen. But, I’m not against e-books; they are often a lot easier for when you’re on the go.
Paperback or Hardback?
Hardback. So smooth.
Online or In-Store Book Shopping?
Ideally, in store. (I LOVE WATERSTONES!) Realistically, Amazon Prime.
Trilogies or Series?
I can’t help but put Harry Potter on a pedestal. So, series!
Heroes or Villains?
Heroes from a plot point of view. But villains, as characters, are nearly always more interesting.
A Book You Want Everyone To Read?
That is such a hard question! I want everyone to have the experience of reading that one book that really resonates with them. So whatever book that may be.
Recommend An Underrated Book?
I’m not sure if it’s underrated, but I haven’t yet met anybody else who has read Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll. It’s a great read, really gritty stuff. Knoll uses her own personal experiences of some pretty traumatic events and pours them in to her characters.
The Last Book You Finished?
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon. I read it in a day, and got sunburnt in the process. It’s nice, very ‘Fault in our Stars’. I’m looking forward to the movie coming out later this year.
Last Book You Bought?
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon.
Weirdest Thing You’ve Used As A Bookmark?
I may or may not be a page corner folder downer. Totally a thing. No judging.
Used Books: Yes or No?
Yes. Have you seen our vintage book subscription? #justsayin’
Top Three Favourite Genres?
Fantasy, Crime/Thriller, Romance.
Borrow or Buy?
Either! I totally love the feeling of a new book. But borrowing makes more sense to me. Unless it’s a really beautiful book, I don’t like to think of a book being read and then just left on a bookshelf.
Characters or Plot?
I would say characters. I need to be invested in them to care where the plots going.
Long or Short Books?
If it’s good, long. I never want them to end!
Long or Short Chapters?
If I have the time, then long. But to dip in and out of, short. It mostly depends on the genre; crime / thrillers work best with shorter chapters.
Name The First Three Books You Think Of…
The Story of Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson (?!?!). I absolutely loved her books when I was younger. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
Books That Makes You Laugh or Cry?
I vividly remember that Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman was the first book to make me cry. I was about twelve. PS I Love You by Cecelia Ahern really made me laugh. Then it really made me cry...
Our World or Fictional Worlds?
It totally depends on the fictional world… Wizarding World? Yes.
Audiobooks: Yes or No?
Hmm, indifferent. Audiobooks were a huge factor in helping me learn to read though!
Do You Ever Judge a Book by its Cover?
It’s a bad habit, but yes.
Book to Movie or Book to TV Adaptations?
When it’s done right, movie.
A Movie or TV-Show You Preferred to its Book?
I honestly can’t think of one. The book is always better. Having said that, I thought The Hunger Games was brilliantly adapted.
Series or Standalones?
I definitely become more invested (obsessed) in series! It depends on the genre though, crimes need to be solved in one book. Romances, I often want to follow their life story until their old and grey, but they work best as standalones too!
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That was actually really fun! I’m not going to tag anyone. I want everyone who reads this and fancies doing it, to do it. You might surprise yourself with some of the answers!