This or That Book Tag

It’s 3am and I can’t sleep. So, laying in bed wondering exactly how far I am from a spider at that exact moment (I hate spiders), I decide to get up and find myself a book tag to do. Lo and behold I found this little beauty over at Book Princess Reviews. Please, join me and my sleep addled, arachnophobic brain for the This or That book tag!

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Rules

  • 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 other people to do this tag to spread the love!

 

READING ON THE COUCH OR ON THE BED?

-I have absolutely no preference either way. Lately I have been relaxing in my husband’s old man recliner to read but I’m just as content sitting on the stairs or sprawled out on the floor. If I have a good book in my hands it doesn’t matter where I am.

MALE MAIN CHARACTER OR FEMALE MAIN CHARACTER?

-I’ve noticed that most YA books seem to have female leads but, after some consideration, I don’t think that I have a preference either way. One of my favorite series, Bryant and May by Christopher Fowler, has two aging gentleman detectives but I also adore a strong female lead. As long as it is a good book I don’t honestly care.

SWEET SNACKS OR SALTY SNACKS?

-I’m one of those weird people who don’t like sweet things. Chocolate has little draw for me but I also don’t find myself reaching for salty things often. Hm. Maybe this needs a savory/other option. My typical reading snack is a cheese stick or maybe a grapefruit. If I do reach for a candy or something along that line it is usually sour. Now I want some war heads…

TRILOGIES OR QUARTETS?

-As long as it is a good series, the more books the better. Sometimes you run across a quartet when the fourth book feels forced that leaves you wishing they’d stopped at a trilogy. Other times you can read five or more books with the same characters and still want more. It all depends on the story and the author.

FIRST PERSON POV OR THIRD POV?

-Usually I find myself gravitating to a more third person POV. I’m not sure why but when I pick up a book written in first person I feel an immediate turn off toward it. When that happens it isn’t a conscious choice just an automatic knee jerk reaction. I honestly couldn’t tell you why. I’m sure a psychologist could have a field day with that…

READING AT NIGHT OR IN THE MORNING?

-While I usually only have time to read in the mornings I love reading late into the night. Recently when my husband was out of town I was up until nearly four in the morning devouring a book and it was glorious. GLORIOUS I TELL YOU!

LIBRARIES OR BOOKSTORES?

-Libraries. Definitely libraries. The older I get the more and more I dislike wandering through a book store. It just feels overwhelming and I end up never finding anything I want. Typically I will research a book to read at home and then reserve it at my local library. The only time I buy books anymore is if I am obsessing over getting my hands on a certain book that my library hasn’t been able to locate for me or if I fell in love with a book or series and want to add them to my shelves.

BOOKS THAT MAKE YOU LAUGH OR BOOKS THAT MAKE YOU CRY?

-I love a good laugh. If I want to cry and get depressed I’ll turn on the news. I read for enjoyment, not to bring myself down.

BLACK BOOK COVERS OR WHITE BOOK COVERS?

-Black, white, color, who cares as long as it’s a good book.

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CHARACTER DRIVEN OR PLOT DRIVEN?

-Interesting question. Both can be equally good but I think I am more drawn to a character driven story. The book would still need a good plot but a well written character can save a lot of floundering plot lines. Also, I love witty banter between characters and you don’t typically find that in a more plot driven story (at least in my experience).

 

Thanks for joining me in my middle of the night ramble! If this tag catches your fancy, tickles your pickle, floats your goat, or any other silly saying please feel free to go ahead and do it!

8 thoughts on “This or That Book Tag

    1. Thanks! I’m working up to the point where my librarians know me by name. When I walk in I want them to look up and go, “Hey Amanda. I have the book right here that you requested a hold for not even an hour ago. We also ordered that other one that we couldn’t bring in on loan in a timely manner. We’ll see you in two days!” All jokes aside, they really are great folks.

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  1. I agree 100 percent about reading a really good character-driven book… And reading late at night is just perfect, especially if you just can’t stop reading it, not even to go to sleep 😀 Thank you so much for doing my tag!

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