The wonderful Aditi from Readers Rule has nominated me for the This or That Book Tag, which looks like a lot of fun, so here goes!
- 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!
This or That?
Reading on the couch or on the bed?
There’s something about reading in bed that is just so enjoyable. It’s definitely where I curl up to finish an emotional book, surrounded by blankets. I have a pet cockatiel named Poe, who I adore but she tends to eat books and the living room is her domain, so I’m more likely to read in bed.
Male main character or female main character?
I really don’t have a strong preference! I love finding a female protagonist that I admire, who is strong, capable, and flawed, but many of my favourite main characters are male. Really as long as there are interesting three-dimensional female characters contained in the book they don’t have to be the main character for me to enjoy it.
Sweet snacks or salty snacks?
I have a major sweet tooth, so pass me the chocolate!
Trilogies or quartets?
I haven’t come across many quartets actually, mostly trilogies or sequels these days. Out of the two options I’ll take the trilogy though. Four books always seems to stretch out further and I don’t want to wait years for a series that may never be finished.
First person POV or third POV?
Third person generally, but I have read some well done first person, it’s not a deal breaker.
Reading at night or in the morning?
I love the idea of reading at night, and certainly when I’m REALLY into something I do stay up reading it, but more often I wind up reading in the morning. On a warm weekend I like to grab a coffee or tea and sit on a park bench mid-morning and read while the world is still fairly quiet and the sun isn’t at peak strength.
Libraries or bookstores?
Honestly both, but if I had to choose, libraries. I live in a large city with a fabulous library system and it saved me so much money. Sometimes there’s a bit of a wait, but I love that so many books are at my fingertips! As a Librarian, I also feel that libraries are important to communities as one of the last free public spaces where you don’t have to buy a coffee or food to be able to sit for several hours. There are few things I enjoy more than browsing a bookstore though!
Books that make you laugh or books that make you cry?
Books that make me cry! I seem to enjoy books where the main character *suffers* (A Little Life, the Doctrine of Labyrinths series, THE LYMOND CHRONICLES), and although I’m not someone who cries easily at books, I do love being moved to tears that are genuine and feel earned. I have a bit of a thing and don’t enjoy books that feel emotionally manipulative, like they’re just trying to draw tears, though.
Black book covers or white covers?
Black book covers. I enjoy the sleek look they have.
Character driven or plot driven?
This is another case where I really need both for a book to be a homerun for me. I need to feel engaged, if not with all characters than at least with a few of the characters, for me to want to continue with a book, no matter how interesting the plot is, and similarly if there are great characters but nothing at all happens, I get bored. I like character-driven plotty novels!
As always, if you aren’t interested, don’t do tags, or have already done this one, feel free to ignore it!