Today I have a fun and quick book tag which I found here on The Bibliophile Girl while scouring the internet.  It’s a fun tag with some very quick questions (hence the name) and I hope you enjoy both the tag and my answers.  All of the questions are kind of yes/no quick type answers and this shouldn’t take me long to answer so let’s go… 😀

Don’t forget if you want to do this tag then go ahead but please do put a link into your blog post on wordpress or leave a link to your post in the comments below if you’d like me to read your answers. 🙂

E-book or physical book?

Physical every time!

Paperback or hardback?

Hardbacks are oh so beautiful sometimes but they’re also so heavy so my answer is: paperbacks

Online or in-store book shopping?

In-store shopping.  Online might be convenient but inside the shop you get to touch a book, feel the cover, smell the pages…

Trilogies or series?

I’ve been asked this before in a tag and I really don’t have a preference and don’t know why it matters to other people.  As long as the plot is good then does it really matter how many books it takes to finish?

Heroes or villains?

Villains.  Of course everybody loves a hero, but a villain with a complex story or past is so fun too.  In fact when it comes to character types I love an anti-hero, so maybe I can go with both hero and villain by choosing anti-hero instead?🤔😂

A book you want everyone to read?

I know I go on about it and it isn’t an easy book to read but I do feel as though everyone should read Max by Sarah Cohen-Scali.  It’s a dark ya book with the main character being a nine-year old boy who’s the perfect child of the Nazi eugenics program.  It’s a great historical novel showing what happened with the Nazis and what they did, and will leave you feeling some deep emotions.

Recommend and underrated author?

She’s not underrated but rather just under-known and it’s Suzanne Rogerson!  She’s an amazing fantasy author who deserves a big shout out for how brilliant her books are.  At the time of writing this I’m reading the final book in her trilogy the Silent Sea Chronicles and it is just amazing.  Her first book Visions of Zarua just blew me away with how amazing it was, it’s such a compelling read with a dual story, I really wish more people would read her work.

The last book you finished?

Sequin and Stitch (review coming tomorrow 🙂 )

Weirdest thing you’ve used as a bookmark?

A TV remote control.

Used books: Yes or no?

Yes.  Although I will always want a new book over a used book if I can get it, there are some brilliant older books that you just can’t find new anymore.  I’ve also discovered lots of great books and stories that I would otherwise have dismissed if it hadn’t been for finding them as cheap used copies in charity shops. 🙂

Top three favourite genres?

This is easy: Fantasy, Science fiction, Historical

Borrow or buy?

Buy.  I don’t like people borrowing my books and although I’d take good care of a borrowed book myself, there’s a part of me that’s always worried I might damage someone else’s book by accident if I had it (oh, the joys of the OCD ruminating mind, lol) !

Character or plot?

I think I prefer plot although a plot with weak characters would really annoy me, and some deep characters with a weak plot would be just as bad.  But I definitely need there to be a strong plot driving the charcters and story forward.

Long or short books?

I don’t think I have a preference, it completely depends on whether the story within the pages is good.  A find short books easier to start, thanks to my in-built childhood fear of reading long books, lol.  However these days a long book can be so satisfying and detailed that I often like them more, so in the end I really can’t choose. 😛

Name the first three books you think of

Scythe by Neal Shusterman, The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman, Julius Zebra Entangled with the Egyptians by Gary Northfield. (click on the names to see my reviews 🙂 )

Books that make you laugh or cry?

I love a book that gets me all emotional but in the end I want one that makes me happy to have read it.  I love a book that makes me laugh I really do but if the tears are ones of joy in the end (a sort of overly beautiful happy ending) then I think right now I’d pick tears.  However if it’s tears of sadness then I’d rather laugh as I’ve had far too much sadness in my life to want any more.

Our world or fictional?

I think this question is even eaier to answer given the current circumstances but I’ll say: Fictional.  I mean there’s magic in a fictional world, enough said.

Audiobooks: Yes or no?

Yes, although it depends on whether the narrator does a good job or not.

Do you ever judge a book by its cover?

Yes.  Honestly, who doesn’t?  I wish I could say that looks weren’t important when it comes to book covers but for me, it’s usually what pulls me to wanting to take the book off the shelf and read more about it when browsing.

Book to movie or book to TV?

I don’t know if it matters although TV gets more time to go into more detail so maybe TV is better?  Though on the flip side it could deviate even more from the original book’s plot… 😮

A movie or TV show you preferred to the book?

I can’t think of one right now but I’m sure there’s probably something.  Though I haven’t read as many books as I’ve seen TV series and films so my mind’s gone blank on this one.

Series or standalones?

Again, no preference.  I really can’t decide.🤷‍♀️

What do you think of my answers?  What would your answers be to these questions?  Do we have anything in common?  Let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂