Side note: today is the day I’ve been dreaming about for months. By Your Side by Kasie West, Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer, and Caraval by Stephanie Garber are all hitting shelves today. *squealing forever* I cannot wait to get my hands on these amazing books and look in the upcoming weeks for some reviews since I’ve ordered them all. Also, The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles is arrived on shelves as well, and check out my review here!
To tell the truth, I’ve never been good with rapid fire things. I need time to think things over, come up responses, and dear gosh, having questions thrown at you seems too intense for this Book Princess.
Anyway, I would like to thank Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads so much for tagging me in this wonderful book tag! It looks so much fun, and I suppose it’s getting me over my weird aversion to rapid fire questions. 😄 Go check out her great blog here!
eBooks or physical books?
While I am discovering the amazingness that is ebooks, I am still a bit more partial to physical books. I love the feeling of a book in my hand, and I just love flipping through the pages. However, I am beginning to realize ebooks have a lot of merits as well.
Paperback or hardback?
I’ve always chosen paperback, since it is the cheaper of the two and I hate it when the pointy ends of the books get curved. I injure paperbacks less. 😄 However, I do love looking at the covers underneath the dust jackets and hardbacks look so much better on a bookshelf in my opinion.
Online or in-store book shopping?
Don’t hate me – online all the way. Me = total book cheapskate. I need my coupons and major discounts. D:
Trilogies or series?
Trilogies, for sure. I like having everything wrapped up, and if books go for too long, I might get too bored of it.
Heroes or villains?
Villains can be fun for a bit, but I still always end up rooting for the heroes. I always am a sucker for the good guys and gals.
A book you want everyone to read?
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo is possibly the book that I fangirl the most over in this blog. I just can’t stop recommending it. But, seriously, The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer is so ridiculously amazing.
Recommend an underrated book.
The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee. I just reviewed this book a few days ago, and I have no clue how it doesn’t have more ratings than 430 something ratings. It was so good.
The last book you finished?
Well, as I’m writing this post, the last book I read was Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall – which I cannot wait to write my review on because it was such an interesting read. Although I probably have finished another book by the time this post actually posts. I seem to be on some sort of reading streak.
Weirdest thing you used as a bookmark?
I don’t really use weird things as a bookmark. A few times I’ve used my phone in a pinch, but my go-to used to be receipts…which is still super common. I’m going to have to use something weird now just in case I ever get a weird bookmark question again. 😄
Used books, yes or no?
Okay, I’m super super picky about my used books. I need my books to look pretty much perfect, and then I’m kind of a germaphobe, so I get super freaked out about unidentifiable stains or smells in my books. 😄 So…it’s pretty much a no, although I’m getting better about it.
Top three favorite genres?
Contemporary Romance, Fantasy, and Mystery/Thriller. Also, GHOSTIE GOODNESS. ❤ Wait…is that not a real genre? Oops.
Borrow or buy?
Both! I used to only borrow and actually only buy books that I had read before. However, in the past few years, I have been buying more and while I do enjoy it, I still do borrow quite a bit.
Characters or plot?
Um, both? 😄 Perhaps character because sometimes I can get behind a character-driven book instead of needing a super intense plot. Although that always helps.
Long or short book?
SHORT. I like a good, short, easy to read book. Although if the book is amazing, I hope it never ends. I’m looking at you, Under Rose-Tainted Skies.
Long or short chapters?
Short chapters, again. That way I can convince myself to read a chapter for a few minutes and then read another chapter and another and another and not feel guilty. 😄
Name the first three books you think of.
Books that make you laugh or cry?
Laugh, all the way! For some odd reasons, I tend never to cry in books. I’m not sure why, since I’ve cried at McDonalds commercials before. 😄 It takes a lot for a book to make me cry, and I’m pretty sure I can count on one hand all the ones that have made me do it.
Our world or fictional worlds?
Both! I really love both the contemporary and fantasy ones. Give me a cool storyline, and I’m eager for both!
Audiobooks: yes or no?
No for the moment! I feel like I would get too distracted to ever pay attention to an audiobook.
Do you ever judge a book by its cover?
Absolutely! Books with pretty covers definitely makes me want to read them more.
Book to movie or book to TV adaptation?
I haven’t watched too many book to TV adaptions, but I feel like it would be a lot cooler to get all of the storylines in there in a longer format. I do always love a good book to movie adaption…unless they suck and change the entire storyline.
Series or standalone?
I do love a good standalone, since sometimes I just want to get my Happily Ever After and be done with it. A do love a good series, though.
Tag…you’re it! (In the most polite and non-forcing way)
Let me know what you think! What are some of your answers for these questions?