I’ve been doing tags for about a month now on The Paperback Pilgrim and my only question is why didn’t anyone warn me how addicting they are?
Today’s tag comes courtesy of reading A Book Lovers Playlist rapid fire post.
It seemed like she had a good time writing her answers, so I figured I would do the same.
Interested to see what I can come up with in a short amount of time? Keep on reading to find out my thoughts and opinions.
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E-book or Physical Book?
Physical book – Always.
Paperback or Hardback?
Hardback – They aren’t as fragile as paperbacks.
Online or in store book shopping?
Online – Books end up being much cheaper, damn Canadian dollar.
Trilogies or Series?
Either or – I’m not picky so long as the story is good enough to satiate more books.
Heroes or Villains?
Anti-heros – They inhabit both the qualities of a hero and a villain.
A book you want everyone to read?
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee – If you haven’t read this book already, what are you waiting for?!
Recommend an underrated book?
The Silent Land by David Dunham – This book only has 28 reviews on Goodreads, which is a shame because this book is WWI fiction at its best.
The last book you finished?
The Romanovs: 1613-1918 by Simon Sebag Montefiore – This book was a commitment, but so worth it.
The last book you bought?
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden and No Man’s Land by Simon Tolkein – Because I have a book buying problem…
Weirdest thing you’ve used as a bookmark?
Bookmarks – I’ve used Post-it’s, receipts, and paperclips but none of those strike me as weird?
Used books: Yes or no?
Depends – Is the used book in good condition?
Top three favorite genres?
Genres – Historical fiction, non-fiction, and YA fantasy.
Borrow or buy?
Buy – I’m not against borrowing, in fact a lot of books I now own were originally borrowed, but that’s my problem. If I like the borrowed book I go out and buy it. It’s a vicious cycle, really.
Characters or plot?
Characters – If the characters are written well, usually the plot follows.
Long or short books?
Long books – They tend to me more immersive.
Long or short chapters?
Short chapters – I have this habit of needing to finish the chapter I’m reading before I feel it’s okay to put a book down. Short chapters equal more sleep for me!
Name the first book you think of…
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling – betcha thought you’d get through a post without me bringing up Harry Potter, well, you’d be wrong.
Books that make you laugh or cry?
Laugh – Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher.
Cry- All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque.
Our world or fictional worlds?
Fictional worlds – It’s nice to escape from the craziness that has infected our world, don’t you think?
Audiobooks: Yes or no?
Yes – I use audiobooks for the first book in fantasy series so I know pronunciation and for really dense non-fiction books.
Do you ever judge a book by its cover?
Yes – I mean, who doesn’t, right?
Book to movie or book to TV adaptations?
Book to TV adaptations – more time equals less on the cutting room floor.
A movie or TV show you preferred to its book?
The City of Bones movie – I really, really wish the Lily Collin’s adaptation was given more than one movie, it was so good!
Series or standalones?
Depends – I mean if the series is good then series, but if the standalone is good then standalone.
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And those are my answers.
I’d be interested to hear your answers! Leave them as a comment below!