So, I’d planned to do a Weekend Coffee Share post today, buuuut… nothing interesting has happened in the past two weeks. Instead, I’m inviting myself to do the This or That book tag, which I found on A Book. A Thought. last week!
- 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!
Reading on the couch or on the bed?
On the bed. I pretty much live on my bed actually.
Male main character or female main character?
Genderqueer main character! That said I do make an effort to find female main characters because my reading is unbalanced toward male characters and I’m not sure why. I think it might be a genre issue, or at least it’s interesting to note that the protagonist’s gender makes more of a difference in some genres than others.
Sweet snacks or salty snacks?
Sweet. You would be terrified by my sweet tooth. I most enjoy matching beverages to books though — wine for a romance, tea for a classic, beer or chocolate milk for a comic, that kind of thing.
Trilogies or quartets?
Duologies! That way if you really like the first book you get a follow-up, but you don’t have to slog through increasingly-less-good books to get to the end.
First person POV or third person POV?
I typically prefer a close third. I like a LOT of information about a character’s motivations, but first person can get repetitive and if they’re doing stupid things, hearing it in first person makes the character a lot less sympathetic to me.
Reading at night or in the morning?
All things being equal, I like to watch movies in the morning and read at night. I find it hard to get really involved in a movie after I’ve already been through my day and have stuff on my mind, but I can ease into a book at my own pace. Plus I just like the feeling of curling up in bed with a chunky book, knowing I won’t be bothered until the next morning.
Libraries or bookstores?
Libraries! Because free! Because glorious lighthouses of public knowledge! I readily admit that browsing a bookstore has its own particular pleasures though, especially if you have money to spend.
Books that make you laugh or books that make you cry?
Cry, although I suppose genuine laughter is almost as rare. I find plenty of books amusing, but very few funny enough to make me laugh out loud. The crying books stay with me a lot longer, though.
Black book covers or white book covers?
Black covers can be very striking, but they seem more common. A white cover really makes a statement and looks very “now” to me.
Character driven or plot driven?
I prefer an indistinguishable combination. Plot should happen naturally because of the characters, not happen TO them.
Feel free to invite yourself to do the tag, book-blog or otherwise!