I found this book tag on several blogs and had tried to find out who the blog creator is, but I don’t have a clue. ๐Ÿ˜ฎย  So to whoever created this tag, thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ย  It’s a fun and short tag to do, so if you enjoy doing tags feel free to do this one.ย  I will be doing more fun blog tags in the future, maybe not all book related either (I found one of The Sims๐Ÿ˜ƒ), so if you enjoy tags, then watch out for more in future. ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Anyway, for now let’s get onto this short tag and see if we have anything in common, book wise…

1ย  Inside flap/back of the book summaries: Too much info? Or not enough?

A lot of books have the right amount and I pefer shorter ones in general as I don’t want to have any spoilers.ย  Besides, the longer the summary, the less likely I can be bothered to read through the whole thing.ย  Having said that though, if a summary is too short, like a line ot two, then it might not catch my interest either ๐Ÿค”…So something in the middle? (As long as it doesn’t give away most of the plot I’m fine with it! ๐Ÿ˜€ )

2ย  New book: What form do you want it in? Be honest: Audiobook, eBook, Paperback or Hardcover?

Paperback or Hardback, and it depends on a couple of things as to which I prefer for each book:
– Hardbacks are usually so much more prettier than paperbacks and sometimes have dustjackets with hidden covers underneath๐Ÿ˜, but if they are really big they can be very heavy and sometimes too heavy for me so then I prefer a paperback.
– Paperbacks are often more comfortable to hold but if the text size has been squished a lot (compared to a hardback which sometimes happens) then I’d prefer the hardback – I hate very small fonts in books.
But overall it’s either paper or hardback ๐Ÿ™‚

3ย  Scribble while you read? Do you like to write in your books; take notes, make comments, or do you keep your books clean, clean, clean?

The only time I ever scribbled in books was in set texts we were given for GCSE English Literature.ย  The books were school property (not ones we had to buy) and were already scribbled in so I didn’t see a problem in it….BUT I would NEVER EVER scribble in any other book, how could anyone scribble and ruin such pretty things!๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

4ย  Does it matter to you whether the author is male or female when youโ€™re deciding on a book? What if youโ€™re unsure of the authors gender?

It’s never bothered me in the slightest and I’ve often picked up a book and begun reading it without the slightest clue as to who they are or even their gender (if their name begins with initials).ย  I’ll see who an author is later after reading the book, but in the books I’ve read, I’ve not seen it make a difference as to whether the author is female, male or anything else.ย  The story matters more to me than the gender of the author.ย  As long as they are able to portray real characters then that’s all that matters.

5ย  Ever read ahead? Or have you ever read the last page way before you got there?

Never!ย  I can’t stand spoilers, to the point that I even cover up the final lines of a book with my hand when reading the last page of a novel, just in case my eyes can see them.ย  I like to be emotionally involved with the story and I don’t feel I can be if I spoil it by reading the ending ahead of the rest of the tale.
I did once look at the last page of a novel in a shop when I was about thirteen years old (it was a book I wasn’t really interested in).ย  It was after I had discovered a friend of mine liked to read the last page of a book before reading a novel.ย  I didn’t understand why anyone would do that, let alone bookworm her, but I wanted to see why she thought it was such a good idea, so I tried doing that with a book I knew I’d probably never read.ย  And…nothing, I read the last page and didn’t even understand what was going on, the story made no sense, lol ๐Ÿ˜‚

6ย  Organised bookshelves or outrageous bookshelves?

I love to organise my bookshelves and keep them as neat and tidy as possible, arranging books into age ranges and then into series and then genres together (if I can).ย  But when it comes to my tbr books that I specifically have promised to read and review for publishers/authors – those sit in a different place, often on a spare table if I don’t have shelf space, and in any order where they don’t fall off each other or get in any way dented.ย  My main aim is to be able to keep them in sight so I’ll remember and want to read them (out of sight, out of mind!).

7ย  Have you ever bought a book based on the cover (alone)?

Erm…not exclusively because of the cover, although a cover has often made me take a closer look at the book.ย  I would always have to want to read the book based on the blurb as well as any cover, but many a beautiful book cover has enticed me to walk up to it in a bookstore and read the blurb! ๐Ÿ˜€

8ย  Take it outside to read, or stay in?

I hate to read outside as I’m paranoid something will land on my book (OCD).ย  I much prefer to sit indoors, and preferably at home, reading in comfort (and cleanliness).

So that was a fun and fast book tag ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Feel free to do this tag anyone and if anyone knows who first created it, please let me know as I’d love to credit the original tag creator.


Did you like this tag?ย  Do we have anything in common after reading my answers?ย  What would you answer?ย  Let me know what you think in the comments below ๐Ÿ™‚