Rapid Fire Book Tag

Hi guys!

Today I’m doing a book tag I saw on my friend Kelly’s blog a while ago and I thought I’d get involved. I love a book tag. (If you’re interested in Kelly’s post, which is wonderful, check it out here. You should definitely check out Kelly’s blog, cause it’s lush!)

(Keep your eyes peeled for my very own tag coming in the next few weeks – I’m v excited for it to finally be started!)

Rapid Fire Book Tag

(LOL, like I do anything rapidly, especially when it comes to books… but yknow! One can try!)

Ebook or physical book?

Physical book EVERY DAY. If I’m going on holiday, I may use my kindle, but I’m generally a physical book kinda gal.

Paperback or hardback?

Paperback thanks. Hardbacks are sometimes too tall to fit into my shelves (sidenote: WHY ARE NOT ALL BOOKS THE SAME HEIGHT? *ahem*

Online or in-store shopping?

I love a good in-store shopping trip. Online is great if I’m just browsing for similar titles, but there’s nothing quite like actually visiting a shop (if you’re looking for a good book shop… go check out Waterstones Newcastle. Their basement is incredible for MG and YA books)

Trilogies or series?

Probably trilogies? I mean, how long of a series are we talking? If we’re talking like 11 or 12 books, I’m not here for that. Gimme 3. That’s the perfect number of books that I have to read and be invested in thanks. Also, I’m loving duologies at the minute.

Heroes or villains?

I am always the hero. I like to read a villain. But heroes thanks.

A book you want everyone to read?

Primarily because it is HILARIOUS – The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven. It’s just so brilliant, so relevant and so hilarious. I miss Izzy O’Neill and can’t wait for her to come back into my life.

Recommend an underrated book?

The Paper Magician trilogy by Charlie N. Holmberg. Man, if I could forget these books and read them again I totally would.

The last book you finished?

The Boy Who Grew Dragons by Andy Shepherd. A brilliantly fun MG book about a boy who gets a pet dragon.

The last book you bought?

OH GOSH. Erm… The Secret of the Night Train by Sylvia Bishop. I have read it and needed to buy a copy for the school library because the kids will LOVE it. I definitely did.

Weirdest thing you’ve used as a bookmark?

I don’t tend to use anything weird… maybe a train ticket? (I’m boring, soz guys)

Used books: yes or no?

YES. Absolutely. Our school library in particular is fond of a used book!

Top three genres?

Fantasy, magical realism and contemporary? 

Borrow or buy?

I tend to buy. I like to be able to keep my books if I love them.

Characters or plot?

Characters ALL THE TIME. If I’m not invested in someone’s life, I don’t care what they’re doing with it tbh. Ideally both are WONDERFUL, but I’d rather read a dull plot with a brilliant character than a dull character with a wonderful plot.

Long or short books?

It depends? Is that a cop out? If I’m invested in the world/characters then I’m all about the longer stories. However, it also depends on my mood. If I’m not in the mood for something weighty, I’ll choose a shorter book.

Long or short chapters?

Now Kelly knows my strong passion for short chapters. I can’t with longer chapters.

Name the first 3 books you think of

A Quiet Kind of Thunder – Sara Barnard, Floored – a bevy of wonderful YA authors, Clean – Juno Dawson.

Books that made you laugh or cry?

Laugh: Coco Pinchard books by Robert Bryndza
Cry: Countless (and most other books I read tbf, I’m a crier)

Our world or fictional worlds?

Fictional. All the time. I have the reality of our world every day it’s nice to escape.

Audiobooks: yes or no?

Confession time: I’ve never listened to an audiobook for my own consumption. I’m not against them, I just like the physical act of reading a physical book a lot.

Do you ever judge a book by its cover?

All the time. I have no shame about it. I’m such a cover magpie. However, I’m not one of these “I WON’T pick it up because the cover is horrid”. I’m more of a “ah man this cover could be so much better to match how awesome the story is”

Book to movie, or movie to book adaptations?

Book to movie. Idk. I don’t think about this much.

A movie or TV series you prefered to the book?

I’m not sure I’ve ever come across that?

Series or standalones?

I like to have a bit of both in my life. I like to get so invested in characters’ lives that I have to read 2/3 books in one go. But also I like standalones because you get the entire story in one book.

And there you go! Some not so rapid fire answers!

Let me know if you do this tag and your thoughts on my answers!

S x


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