Many thanks to ReadRantRock&Roll for posting this tag and encouraging me to give it a chance. You must check out Jenn’s site, as she has amazing content and is such a sweet person. Her blog has everything you need and want to know about life, food, health, books and fun. This one is the Rapid Fire Book Tag and it appears to have been originally made by GirlReading over Youtube, so be sure to stop by and check her out HERE.
Question 1: E-Book or Physical Book?
I was always a physical book reader, but I’m learning to like e-readers. I download through Kindle Reader on my iPad and read in bed when my other half is sleeping. Less light than a book light, and I can easily switch back and forth to check Goodreads!
Question 2 : Paperback or Hardback?
No preference. I rarely get hardback books anymore, as I read new ones when they first come out by getting them through NetGalley or other ARCs; they’re e-reads most of the time. And when I buy older books, I go for the paperback because they are cheaper and I don’t really keep books anymore — unless it’s a high 4 or 5 rating. Can’t find a space for everything unfortunately. But I love seeing all the books!
Question 3 : Online or In-Store Book Shopping?
Both. I was always an in-store book shopper, devastated when they started closing up. I had a Barnes and Noble two blocks away, and we’d go every other weekend to peruse the shelves and buy a few books. It closed for a year’s worth of supposed renovations, and the nearest one is 20 blocks away. I love book stores, but that’s 30 minutes each way, which is a lot of time to lose. I started buying more online or getting books thru ARCs at that point. But if the brick and mortar tore opens up again, I’ll be back.
Question 4 : Trilogies or Series?
It doesn’t matter… I love serial fiction. Something about staying with the same characters and setting is fundamentally natural to me.
Question 5 : Heroes or Villains?
Villains all the way. I want the good guy or girl to win out, but ultimately, I love it when the villain wreaks havoc across the entire cast!
Question 6 : A book you want everyone to read?
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. It’s about a book, so readers must love books if they are reading, right? The Holocaust is a tough subject, but this book has a fantastic balance with an ethereal quality to Liesl as she struggles to survive.
Question 7 : Recommend an underrated book?
I don’t know! I would have to comb through my Goodreads list of read books, but off the top of my head, I think more people need to read Kate Morton’s historical fiction and mystery books. It has everything from characters to plot to suspense to beautiful lyrics without getting too far off the deep end or caught up in scenery description.
Question 8 : The last book you finished?
No Turning Back by Tracy Buchanan. A mystery and suspense thriller about a woman who kills a teenager to protect her young infant. But how is it connected to The Ophelia Killer from twenty years ago? Come on, you know you wanna find out!
Question 9 :The Last Book(s) You Bought?
Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes. It’s the follow-up to the first in the series, You, where a psycho stalks someone and then finds himself with an even bigger issue.
Question 10 : Weirdest Thing You’ve Used as a Bookmark?
A plastic bag. I was on a train and that’s all I had left from the Starbucks scone I purchased as a snack before heading out to Long Island to visit my parents.
Question 11 : Used Books: Yes or No?
Yes, I’m OK with used books. I often borrow from the library in my co-op building. We have about 30 shelves of nearly 1200 books… I’m always finding something to read when in between ARCs (which never happens anymore) or purchases.
Question 12 : Top Three Favorite Genres?
Mystery. Thriller & Suspense. Historical Fiction.
Question 13 : Borrow or Buy?
Buy. I tend to look for new books 90% of the time and then pick-up ones from other people or libraries about 10% of the time. It’s just a matter of time and what I want to read. ARCs come first. Then series I enjoy reading (so I have to buy the new book). And last, I search for new things or books on my TBR.
Question 14 : Characters or Plot?
Both, but plot edges out slightly. I can connect to a book with a great plot but bad characters; however, if the plot is boring, I won’t be happy.
Question 15 : Long or Short Books?
I think I prefer middle, can I say that? I like to read a lot, so shorter makes more sense. But I need depth in a story, so they tend to be longer. Oh… it hurts… Longer. Longer books if I had to choose. Please stop harassing me with these choices!
Question 16 : Long or Short Chapters?
Short chapters all the way. Helps keep focus and find break points for food, sleep and errands.
Question 17 : Name The First Three Books You Think Of…
You by Caroline Kepnes. Just bought the follow-up book.
The Mother’s Promise by Sally Hepworth. Sticks in my head.
Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown. Just read it last week.
Question 18 : Books That Makes You Laugh or Cry?
Cry. I like to laugh, but in a book, I want emotion.
Question 19 : Our World or Fictional Worlds?
I like both, but I enjoy reading historical fiction more than fantasy.
Question 20 : Audiobooks: Yes or No?
I have never tried one, but I want to… need to find a new book to try. Any recommendations based on what I like reading?
Question 21 : Do You Ever Judge a Book by its Cover?
Yes. If I don’t know the title, author or the cover doesn’t look good, I won’t usually read it without a strong recommendation.
Question 22 : Book to Movie or Book to TV Adaptations?
Since I like serial fiction, probably TV series adaption. It lasts longer.
Question 23 : A Movie or TV-Show You Preferred to its Book?
I’m not sure I preferred the movie adaption, but I thought Lord of the Rings was just as good in both formats.
Question 24 : Series or Standalone?
Series all the way! Couldn’t you tell from the previous answers?!?! 😛
I am not tagging anyone specifically as this is the kind of tag everyone should do. So please jump on this little bandwagon! I expect at least 5 people to go for it! 🙂
I’m Jay and I live in NYC. By profession, I work in technology. By passion, I work in writing. Once you hit my site “ThisIsMyTruthNow” at https://thisismytruthnow.com, you can join the fun and see my blog and various site content. You’ll find book reviews, published and in-progress fiction, TV/Film reviews, favorite vacation spots and my own version of the “365 Daily Challenge.” Since March 13, 2017, I’ve posted a characteristic either I currently embody or one I’d like to embody in the future. 365 days of reflection to discover who I am and what I want out of life… see how you compare!