Thank you to This-is-my-Truth-Now for posting this tag and encouraging others to try it out. James’s site is a pretty awesome one, so definitely go check it out!
This is the Rapid Fire Book Tag. It looks like the original creator is GirlReading on Youtube. Check it out here.
Question 1: E-Book or Physical Book?
For the longest time, I would immediately have answered physical book. However, the past few years I have to say that I like both e-books and physical books. My Kindle is convenient for traveling because it’s light, small, and I carry several books on there, including library books! But, I still love holding a physical book.
Question 2: Paperback or Hardback?
Usually, I end up getting paperbacks versus hardbacks because sometimes I find the hardbacks too expensive!
Question 3: Online or In-Store Book Shopping?
It used to be in-store shopping. However, the Borders I used to go to closed, and so I started going to the library more. There’s something about being able to look through all the titles and sampling the physical books that is comforting. Maybe sitting in a comfy chair while flipping through books deciding on my next read helps. However, right now, I either buy books online or borrow e-books from my library since in Italy, there aren’t that many places to find English books!
Question 4: Trilogies or Series?
Either works for me, as long as the books are good.
Question 5: Heroes or Villains?
Hm…both? Every story needs a good protagonist and antagonist.
Question 6: A book you want everyone to read?
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry. This was the first book that opened my eyes to the world outside my bubble. As a child, I never really thought about wars or understood that there are really messed-up people in the world. This book, in elementary school, began unraveling what children during that time and children in other parts of our today have to deal with while I worried about ‘will my Giga pet puppy make it throughout the day?’ It began the process for me in putting myself in other people’s shoes and to truly appreciate the life I have.
Question 7: Recommend an underrated book?
I would say Noah’s Wife by T.K. Throne. This book takes the well-known Biblical story, Noah’s Ark, and tells it in the perspective of his wife, Na’amah. What I loved about this book is the fact that Na’amah has Asperger’s, and she doesn’t want to be like all the other females in her village. All she wants is to be a shepherdess. Loved it!
Question 8: The last book you finished?
One Last Lie by Rob Kaufman – This suspense is about an unstable woman named Angela who convinces her ex-crush Philip and his partner, Jonathan, to donate their sperm, so they can have a child among the three of them. Sounds a bit kooky, right? Things get pretty crazy toward the end!
Question 9: The Last Book(s) You Bought?
La Bella y la Bestia – the Spanish version of Beauty and the Beast Novelization. I already read the English version, but I would like to improve my Spanish, so I bought the Spanish version to read aloud. Reading the English one first helps with my comprehension in the Spanish version.
Question 10: Weirdest Thing You’ve Used as a Bookmark?
A brochure featuring a variety of artistic benches. It was on the coffee table, haha.
Question 11: Used Books: Yes or No?
Yes, I’m okay with used books as long as they are not stained and/or ripped.
Question 12: Top Three Favorite Genres?
Fantasy, Thriller & Suspense, and Historical Fiction.
Question 13: Borrow or Buy?
Both. I don’t mind borrowing library books or e-books, and I like to buy some books. I do tend to do a lot of reviews via OnlineBookClub.org, where I can get free e-books, so those tend to come first.
Question 14: Characters or Plot?
Both again. I need well-developed characters and I need to like at least one of them. I also need the plot to be gripping enough for me to want to continue. If the characters are flat and I don’t like anyone, and/or if the plot is boring, then I tend to want to stop reading the book altogether.
Question 15 : Long or Short Books?
Depends on how good the story is, lol. I don’t mind either one as long as the book has all the elements that make up a good story, then I’m good.
Question 16: Long or Short Chapters?
Either again. I don’t mind stopping in the middle of a long chapter and picking it up again later on. That’s actually what I’m doing now with one of the books I’m reading. It has a total of ten chapters, but it’s almost 400 pages.
Question 17: Name The First Three Books You Think Of…
- Breaking Sandcastles by Kirk Burris – currently reading and am loving!
- One Last Lie by Rob Kaufman – just finished reading it yesterday.
- Red Rising by Pierce Brown – just requested it from the library – so excited!
Question 18: Books That Makes You Laugh or Cry?
Laugh. I would rather feel happiness than sadness. Although, when I do read sad books, I tend to not cry, just feel sad…come to think of it, I don’t think there is a book that has made me. Oh, wait, Marley and Me got to me some.
Question 19: Our World or Fictional Worlds?
Both! I like reading realistic fiction (like historical fiction), but also love reading fantasy.
Question 20: Audiobooks: Yes or No?
So far, no. I’ve tried sampling a few, and no go, so far. It’s not just about the story, but I need to enjoy the person’s voice.
Question 21: Do You Ever Judge a Book by its Cover?
Absolutely! It’s the first thing that anyone sees. If the cover seems bland, sloppy, or gross, then I skip it unless someone highly recommended the book.
Question 22: Book to Movie or Book to TV Adaptations?
Book to TV Adaptation – GAME OF THRONES! (A Song of Ice and Fire)
Question 23: A Movie or TV-Show You Preferred to its Book?
The Fault in Our Stars. I had seen the movie first and bawled like a baby, but when I read the book, I didn’t have much emotion. Not sure if it’s because I saw the movie first or because it’s different seeing the scenes than reading about them that did me in.
Question 24 : Series or Standalone?
Series, of course! I love following characters that I make some connection with.
Since I wasn’t officially tagged, I’m not going to tag any for this one. But, if you liked this one, then go for it! 🙂
Thank you for reading!