I enjoy watching Booktube videos with interesting tags and since it has been a while since I did a tag post I decided to use this opportunity to go trough one of the introduction type of tags to answer some basic and important bookish questions!
E-Book or Physical Book?
Physical books, I like the tactile effect books have on me. Picking it up from the shelf and putting it on the shelf when I’m done reading!
Paperback or Hardback?
Hardback! I like how they look on my shelf and they often have more extra content than the paperback editions. Maps look bigger, there are illustrations more often and I like the jacket and exploring what is under it!
Online or In-Store Book Shopping?
My answer would be In-Store if there were any stores around me that keep books in English. Sadly I have to go to a smaller city an hour drive away to be able to browse for books in English.
Trilogies or Series?
Series. Trilogies are great for pacing but I prefer to have more than three books when I find a series I enjoy
Heroes or Villains?
Villains. They make a better impression on me and usually get the best one liners.
A book you want everyone to read?
Daniel Pennac: Comme un roman (The Rights of the Reader) This is a book by a French college professor about cultivating and nurturing the love of reading. Half of the book is a portrayal of his experiences with his young son and his students. The second half of the book is a very popular list of Readers rights which are used in many reading programs to inspire readers to read more.
Recommend an underrated book?
The Gospel of Loki by Joanne M. Harris
The last book you finished?
Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick ★★★
For some reason the plot and the characters were much weaker than I expected.
Most of my impression can be summarized with Mister Tagomi’s search for meaning in the last quarter of the book.
The Last Book You Bought?
Ordered Smolder book 29 in Anita Blake series by Laurell K. Hamilton trough Book Depository just the other day and now I’m waiting for it to arrive so I can finally read it. Usually I wait for the mass market paperback since all the other books I have are mass market paperback editions. But this time I decided not to wait a year before I get to read it. To make matters more interesting book 30. in the series is coming out later this year as well since it has been exactly thirty years since the first book Guilty Pleasures came out!
Weirdest Thing You’ve Used as a Bookmark?
Weird and actually unusable bookmark I got as a present from my boyfriend. It looks really nice and cute. In reality the leaf like part is made in the shape of the real leaf and you cant close the book on it without breaking it. Maybe I’m doing it wrong and if you have this thing tell me please how it is supposed to be used.
Used Books: Yes or No?
Not if I can help it. The thing is I like the smell of new books, ink and paper. I will get a used book only if I don’t have any other choice. Sometimes I buy a book from people selling their books online but I prefer to get a new book if I can.
Top Three Favorite Genres?
Urban fantasy. Romance, High fantasy
Borrow or Buy?
Buy if I can, borrow if I have to. I like owning books!
Characters or Plot?
Characters over plot.
Long or Short Books?
Short, and by short I think on books under 300 pages long.
Long or Short Chapters?
Short chapters are more motivating for me. Rick Riordan does it best with his chapters and chapter titles!
Name The First Three Books You Think Of…
Holly Black: The Cruel Prince,
Alexandre Dumas: The Count of Monte Christo,
Lisa Kleypas: Devil in Winter
Books That Makes You Laugh or Cry?
Devil in winter – therapy crying when I’m going trough hard times and it makes me laugh and makes me feel better as well!
Our World or Fictional Worlds?
Fictional world are full of possibility. What is impossible in our world can be possible in the fictional world and that gives me hope and helps me deal with real world problems in more creative ways as well.
Audiobooks: Yes or No?
No. Audio books are not that common where I am from. I gave it a try and it ruined the whole book for me. To make matters worse the book I was listening to was a part of a series and I took a very long break from it. I barely managed to get back to it but I am still apprehensive because the tone of the characters did not sit well with me.
Do You Ever Judge a Book by its Cover?
Always! Pretty covers are something I enjoy. In fact I love it when the publisher pays special attention to book cover, design and technical details. It is a good sign if the publisher makes the effort to make the cover of the book special this way.
Book to Movie or Book to TV Adaptations?
Yes! When I like the story and the characters I want more content with them. Understandably book and film are two different mediums and the adaptation will probably have a different focus than the original book. I don’t mid the difference as long as the point of the story and feel of the characters are transferred well across the medium.
A Movie or TV-Show You Preferred to its Book?
Starship Troopers, loved the trashy 90-ies flick and got really disappointed by the book. Wrong expectations since I watched the movie before reading the book.
Series or Standalone’s?
Series, because I want more of a good thing! I like series that have the same main characters thought and those that have a different main character with each new book in the series. Fantastic new worlds can be a home away from home and when you find a good one you want to have plenty of opportunities to explore.