Purple Manatees tagged me in this book tag last week, and I definitely couldn’t resist. GirlReading created this tag, and I can’t wait to answer some of these questions!
Ebook or Physical Book?
eBooks, I don’t read many physical books nowadays because I love the convenience of eReaders. I’m particular about my books, so I love the fact that eBooks do not show the damage when you read them. Yes, I know that it’s my book and doesn’t matter, but there is just something sad about a creased spine.
Paperback or Hardback?
If I’m going with a physical book, I prefer the look of a hardback on my bookshelf, but I like how light paperbacks are. If I’m buying an autographed book, I prefer it to be hardback.
Online or In-Store Book Shopping?
In-Store. I love the feel of the bookstore, plus if I don’t know what to get, I know that a bookseller will be able to point me to the right book.
Trilogies or Series?
Why is standalone not an answer? If I had to choose between a Series or a Trilogy, I would do a series. I tend to like standalones better, though.
Heroes or Villains?
I always love a good hero. I do tend to like the villainous heroes, though. I love the shades of grey (no, not that one), where the heroes are reluctant to be the heroes. There is just something amazing about a hero rising to the challenge, even if they don’t want to.
A book you want everyone to read?
Quiet Girl in a Noisy World by Debbie Tung. This book helps explain introverts positively and beautifully. The illustrations are lovely, and I felt seen the entire time I read it. I think it should be a required book for extraverts to read.
Recommend an underrated book?
The Realm of Possibility by David Levithan. This book literally saved my life. I only know a few people who have read it, and it’s such a shame.
The last book you finished?
Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
The Last Book You Bought?
The last ebook I bought was You Can Do All Things by Kate Allan
The last physical book I bought was a signed copy of Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson.
Weirdest Thing You’ve Used as a Bookmark?
I typically read on my iPad, so I don’t need a bookmark. When I do read a physical book, I tend to use actual bookmarks as well. I will say that I was stupid once and used my SSN card as a bookmark when I was applying to places.
(psst, don’t do that).
Used Books: Yes or No?
Yes, used books are fantastic so long as they don’t smell.
Top Three Favorite Genres?
Dystopian Science Fiction
Borrow or Buy?
Buy, always buy
Characters or Plot?
Characters are what keep me reading. The plot is what makes me read faster.
Long or Short Books?
Short, I would much rather a 200-300 page novel vs. a 500-600 page novel. I typically don’t pick up books in the 500+ range.
Long or Short Chapters?
Short Chapters, it’s nice to be able to say just one more chapter and not commit to 30+ minutes of reading. Sometimes I really mean one more chapter.
Name The First Three Books You Think Of:
Steel Crow Saga by Paul Krueger
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Honey and the Hitman by Hannah Murray
Oh look… all the books I’ve meant to read.
Books That Makes You Laugh or Cry?
A book rarely makes me laugh, and since that is so rare, I tend to prefer them.
Our World or Fictional Worlds?
Is this a trick question? Fictional worlds, hands down. Our world is so messed up that the only reason I’m still here is because of escapism.
Audiobooks: Yes or No?
YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES
AUDIOBOOKS ARE AMAZING!!!
Do You Ever Judge a Book by its Cover?
Always. Look, I know we’re supposed to say no, of course not, but that would be a lie. A book cover is essential, anyone that says otherwise is just humoring you.
Book to Movie or Book to TV Adaptations?
TV Adaptions, you’re able to explore the book more & you’re not limited to 2 hours.
A Movie or TV-Show You Preferred to its Book?
The Hobbit and Fellowship of the Rings. LOOK I KNOW SUPER UNPOPULAR OPINION, BUT THE MOVIES WERE BETTER. THEY JUST WERE. Sorry, yes, the caps lock was necessary. Also, please stop throwing potatoes at me.
Series or Standalones?
Series novels that can be read as standalones!
So there you have it, my answers to the Rapid Fire Book Tag! Does this look like fun? If so, consider yourself tagged!
15 thoughts on “Tag | Rapid Fire Book Tag”
Wait I’m confused (no shock there)… 1) I agree… yes. Why isn’t standalone an option. 2) Isn’t a trilogy a series? I mean yes there are longer series. But that doesn’t mean a trilogy isn’t a series?
A series typically means more than 3 books. 2 books is a duology, 3 books is a trilogy, and 4 books is a series. At least that is how I always interpret it. Or you could also think that series is the broad term and then the other terms are the subcategories.
I guess either way works. I have never heard a trilogy not included in a series but that doesnt make it right, either.
I really think that the series is basically the giant broad category and then everything else is a sub category. But that is just how it works in my brain.
Loved Quiet Girl in a Noisy World!
It’s seriously one of my favorite books. I ended up requiring my sister to read it because her husband and I are so similar. LOL
That makes complete sense
I love your answers!
Thanks! It was super fun to answer them!
It was a really fun one!
YOU USED YOU SS CARD OH MY GOD BAD GIRL! Also bro LOTR trilogy is a gorgeous masterpiece and I totally forgot that was even an option I wouldve put that instead! The acting is phenomenal and don’t get me started on the CGI cause Orlando Bloom wasn’t even in some of the scenes yet there’s legolas 😂😂
I know!!! I am honestly surprised at how stupid I was. It never really left my book but it definitely was not a smart choice!
OMG, Orlando Bloom was my dream man for many years after LOTR. I was obsessed with him!
LOOOL! Your are forgiven! And bro me too! I got to meet Gimlis actor at NYCC a couple years ago and he was a blessing
That is so awesome! I love going to Comic Conventions! You get to meet/see some of the coolest actors!