While I have been tagged to do the This or That tag before it was with different questions. So when I was tagged again by three amazing bloggers it was pretty much any excuse to do a tag that I really enjoyed and also to have a go at the second lot of questions I didn’t answer the first time around.
I was tagged by Kirstie at Upside-Down Books, Stephanie at Teacher of YA’s Book Blog, and Melissa at Book Nerd MoMo. Thank you all three of you for this tag, everyone else should definitely check out their original posts and while you’re there their blogs as well. All three are amazingly nice people and they deserve as much love from the WordPress community as you can give them.
- Mention the creator of the tag. (Ayunda @ Tea and Paperbacks)
- Thank the blogger who tagged you.
- Choose one of the options, you don’t have to tell the reasons why you chose that but you can also do them if you want to.
- Tag 5/10 other people to do this tag to spread the love.
Reading on the couch or in the bed?
In the bed.
I find it more comfy, and yes there is also a chance I’ll end up falling asleep half way through the book, but at the same time there is less chance of me being interrupted in the middle by my parents or my sister which is what would happen if I was reading downstairs in the living room on the couch.
Male main character or female main character?
Female main character.
I won’t say I avoid books with male main characters or anything but I tend to read more with female main characters. I’m not sure if this is just because there are more female main characters in YA books, or if just because as a female myself I tend to gravitate to those books.
Sweet snacks or salty snacks?
Honestly I’d say either, I’m not going to say no to a bar of chocolate while reading, but I love crisps so when I pick up a new book I normally have a bag of crisps open besides me to eat as I start reading.
Trilogies or quartets?
This is another one I’ll say I don’t mind either way. I’m terrible at waiting or books to be released though, so at least with trilogies I only have to wait for three books rather than four. Plus I’ve just read more, and have a lot more favourite, trilogies than quartets.
First person POV or third person POV?
Third person POV.
I feel as a reader you can get a lot more insight into the world, the other characters and the story in general with third person POV. When you’re reading a book in first person you tend to be limited to what that character knows, third person offers a more omnipotent view.
Reading at night or in the morning?
Reading in the morning.
This is probably going to surprise some people because I am a serious night owl. I stay up way too late at night even when I have to be up early in the mornings, and then when I don’t have to be up early I’ll sleep half the day away. But I do most of my reading on the train on my way in to work in the mornings. Also there’s nothing I like more than, when I just woke up, pulling a random book from my bookshelves and starting to read it, whether it’s one I’ve read a hundred times before or not.
Libraries or bookstores?
I’m largely basing this on my own personal experience. Don’t get me wrong libraries are great but at my local library the books there are not. The city spent so much money on a brand new building, re-did the whole library, but when it opened all the books inside were the same; more than a few years old and all ones I’d read before. Plus I like getting my books new and being able to keep them.
Books that make you laugh or books that make you cry?
Books that make me laugh.
Books that make me cry just seem to send me into a bit of a book hangover, I always find it so hard to let go of the characters and the story; even now after reading it over a month ago now I am still not over The Song of Achilles. I guess when it comes down to it I’ll always pick laughing over crying.
Black book covers or white book covers?
Black book covers.
Honestly this one I really had no preference on, but looking at my bookshelves I could see much more books with black covers than white so that’s what I’m going for.
Character driven or plot driven stories?
Plot driven stories.
Don’t get me wrong I love both but I feel it’s harder to get character driven stories right. Plus as someone who largely reads fantasy books it’s even harder to have a fantasy story which is solely character driven, you need some kind of plot or it just seems too slow.
- Gretchen at Chic Nerd Reads
- Lilly at Lair of Books
- Madeline at The SFF Bookshelf
- Michelle at Book Adventures
- Sammie at Bookshelves & Biros
- Vivian at Inked in Pages
And if there’s anyone else out there who wants to take part, consider yourself tagged. Just send me a link to your post in the comments so I can see what your answers are.