Monday, February 24, 2020

Rapid Fire Book Tag

This tag was created by Girl Reading, and it’s some quick bookish questions, and their quick bookish answers.

While I wasn’t tagged directly, I am taking advantage of the open invitation extended by The Chocolate Lady. I love things like this. So here we go.....

E-Book or Physical Book?
Definitely physical books

Paperback or Hardback?

I prefer hardback and do buy them (then I donate the YA ones to our local schools)
Online or In-Store Book Shopping?
I love my local indie book store, Chaucer's so shop there whenever possible. I also borrow from our local school libraries.

Trilogies or Series?

I don't really pay attention to this, I read follow up books if I liked book #1
Heroes or Villains?
Hmm. No preference.

A book you want everyone to read?

So many... but I'll go with Just Mercy by Bryan Stephenson and Being Mortal by Atul Gawande.

Recommend an underrated book?

I feel like Lisa See's and Gail Tsukiyama's books don't get enough love. So, read them!

The last book you finished?

Sorry for Your Loss by Jessie Ann Foley (YA fiction)

The Last Book You Bought?

Tightrope by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

Weirdest Thing You’ve Used as a Bookmark?

Kleenex. It's only partially effective.

Used Books: Yes or No?

Sometimes. I prefer new unless they are from the library

Top Three Favorite Genres?

Historical fiction, YA contemporary, and narrative non-fiction

Borrow or Buy?
Both. I buy way too many books (is that even possible?!), but also borrow a ton from our local school libraries.

Characters or Plot?

Characters, for sure (but there has to be a plot as well).

Long or Short Books?

I don't love long books (like over 500), but also am not a huge fan of short stories
Long or Short Chapters?
I'm going to say shorter chapters because I feel like they keep the story moving.

Name the First Three Books You Think Of:

Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds (the book I am about to begin)

Books That Makes You Laugh or Cry?

I cry easily when reading so if a book can make me laugh that is a real bonus.

Our World or Fictional Worlds?

Definitely our world. Unless it's Harry Potter.

Audiobooks: Yes or No?

No. I am such a visual person that I have a difficult time with audio books. That said, I am a podcast and talk radio person, but somehow that's different.
Do You Ever Judge a Book by its Cover?
Of course!

Book to Movie or Book to TV Adaptations?

Not really into this too much. If I loved the book I am always afraid that the movie/TV show will ruin it.
A Movie or TV-Show You Preferred to its Book?
I can't think of any

Series or Standalones?

Mostly stand alones.
I’m tagging:
Everyone! I can't wait to read your answers.

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