I was recently tagged to do the Rapid Fire Book Tag by Brookie. There are a lot of great, quick questions that should allow you guys to get to know me better, so let’s get started!
Ebooks or Physical Books
Either — although I usually read ebooks.
Paperback or Hardcover
Paperback — I like being able to bend the book however I want
(if you like keeping the spine of your books in tip-top shape, don’t lend me your books) .
Online or In-store book shopping
In-store — There’s something about being inside a book store that’s just so therapeutic.
Trilogies or Series
Trilogies — To be honest, the reason I haven’t read most popular book series is because they’re series. I have commitment issues.
Heroes or Villains
Heroes — I like rooting for the good guy.
A book you want everyone to read
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah — This book is about two sisters, Isabelle and Vianne, living in France during World War 2 when the Nazis occupy their country and how they face the disturbing challenges that ensue. While Vianne wants to carry on her normal life as best she can, Isabelle wants to be on the front-line, fighting for her country. This book offers another perspective on World War 2 that I never learned about in my history classes.
Recommend an underrated book
In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters — This is a parnormal, historical fiction book that takes place in California during 1918 Flu Pandemic. It follows a sixteen year old girl, Mary Shelley Black, who is shook when the ghost of her first love shows up in the background of a photograph taken of her. This is a very bittersweet book that touched me for reasons I can’t exactly explain.
If you’re interested in reading more underrated books, I recently made a post, 5 of My Favorite Underrated Books.
The last book you finished
This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab — Full review to come!
Weirdest thing you used as a bookmark
A candy wrapper — It really isn’t that weird.
Used books, Yes or No
Yes! — Books are books.
Top three favorite genres
Science fiction, Fantasy, and Mystery — The order depends on my mood.
Borrow or Buy
Borrow — I’m a miser heh heh.
Characters or Plot
Either — This question actually took me a while to answer
(I know, I know — that defeats the purpose of the tag). I’ll usually read a book even if the plot sucks, but the characters are interesting (and vice versa).
Long or Short Book
Either — I’m looking for quality over quantity, people.
Long or Short Chapters
Either — See above.
Name the first three books you think of
Books that make you laugh or cry
Laugh — But, how about books that make you laugh so hard you cry?
Our World or Fictional Worlds
Our World — To quote one of my favorite books:
It’s like the people who believe they’ll be happy if they go and live somewhere else, but who learn it doesn’t work that way. Wherever you go, you take yourself with you.
– Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book
I like to think that our world isn’t too bad.
Audiobooks, Yes or No
Yes — I’ve never actually listened to an audiobook, but I want to give them a chance. Let me know of any books that are nice to listen to!
Do you ever judge a book by its cover
Yes — ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Book to Movie or Book to TV Adaptation
Book to Movie — I don’t think I’ve ever watched a book to TV adaptation.
Series or Standalone
Standalone — Like I mentioned before, I have committment issues.
I realize I answered “either” for quite a number of these questions, but what can I say — I’m indecisive.
I’m interested to read all of your answers if you decide to do this tag 😊. Also, feel free to answer these questions even if I didn’t tag you!