I saw this tag over at A Fool’s Ingenuity, and it seemed like a fun one! The tag was originally created by Ayunda @ Tea and Paperbacks, and it’s a very simple one that thankfully doesn’t require me to think of new questions for the people I tag (seriously, those just require way too much effort).
So anyway, here are some bookish things you may or may not already know about me!
Oh, and I tag everyone who wants to do the tag :-)
Reading on the Couch or in Bed?
In bed! That’s my favorite place to read because I have a hard time focusing, and reading in bed with no distracting sights (since the lights are off) or sounds is the best way for me to actually be able to get lost in a story. I do also do plenty of reading on the couch though.
Male Main Character or Female Main Character?
Male main characters! I’ve talked before about how I prefer male protags as well as how male characters seem to be more emotional. I still end up reading about more female protags because there just seems to be more of that out there, but I read a lot of M/M which makes it easier to find lots of books with male MCs.
Sweet Snacks or Salty Snacks while Reading?
Believe it or not, I don’t snack much while reading. But I don’t have a big sweet tooth, so I prefer salty snacks in general :-)
Trilogies or Quartets?
Either one is fine with me. I just love series period, as long as they’re not too long. Three to five books is usually my preferred range because I like the types of series that have the same characters throughout with one big story arc that encompasses the whole thing. So anything over five books either doesn’t have any sort of big story arc end goal, or it often starts to drag.
First Person POV or Third Person POV?
Third person. I can like first person, but it’s so much harder to do well, and it often ends up sounding awkward and/or immature. Let’s put it this way, if a book is well-written, I won’t even notice what POV it’s in. If I’m actually noticing, that means the POV is drawing attention to itself and standing out in a bad way.
Reading at Night or in the Morning?
At night! For the same reason that I like reading in bed. It’s just quieter and darker and has less distractions. Plus I focus better at night. Really I just like doing everything better at night (except taking trash to the dumpsters—don’t do it, just take my word for it).
Libraries or Bookstores?
I don’t know. I rarely ever buy books, but I like to go to B&N and be surrounded by books. But I like the library for all the ebooks I get to read for free, but I have an awesome librarian who listens when I ask for books. If I have to choose, I’ll say library.
Books that Make You Laugh or Books that Make You Cry?
Books that do both! And yes, there are books I’ve read that have been both heart-wrenching and hilarious. Either one on its own is good too though. But if I have to choose one, then I choose books that make me cry. Emotion is what I like most in books.
Black Book Covers or White Book Covers?
Hmmmmmm… Even though black is my favorite color after red, I think white makes for prettier covers. It just looks so crisp and clean and makes the colors pop.
Character-Driven or Plot-Driven Stories?
Character-driven! But unless this is your first time visiting my blog, you probably already know that. I can easily love a slow-paced book or a book with very little plot if the character development is good enough, but the opposite is not true. I may somewhat enjoy a plot-driven book, but I’m not going to love it if it has very little character development.