It’s Monday morning, it’s the start of a new month, and I’m ready to believe in my regular posting abilities once again. What better time than now to do this tag?
The Rapid Fire book tag is a series of… rapid fire questions about books. Remarkably self-explanatory, and hopefully just the thing to get us all ready for another month of blogging! It was originally created by booktuber Girl Reading.
Let’s dive in!
E-book or physical book?
E-books are saving my life rn, but physical books all the way
Paperback or hardback?
Paperback! Soft covers!
Online or in-store book shopping?
Look… what compares to being in a book shop?
Trilogies or series?
The more the better. If a series is bad it doesn’t bother me, as I simply won’t finish it. But if it’s good, I could always read more than a trilogy!
Heroes or villains?
If I say anti-hero is that a cop-out?
Idk characters that have to work hard to be kind and thoughtful and do good, whether they’re battling against their own instincts or their environments, is just always a fave.
A book everyone should read?
Recommend an underrated book
Y’know what, I don’t see enough love for Rivers of London.
The last book you finished?
Fugitive Pieces, as part of my Reading Women challenge.
The last book you bought?
A Memory Called Empire on Kindle. (I did a whole haul, actually.)
Weirdest thing you’ve used as a bookmark?
Honestly, I’m lazy. If there’s nothing obvious to hand I’ll just close the book and waste time at a later date trying to recall where I was.
Used books – yes or no?
100% yes mate! Give me creased spines and dog-eared pages any day. Bonus if they’re old and they come with little gift notes to strangers! 😍
Top 3 favourite genres?
Fantasy, literary/contemporary fiction aaand oh God, am I saying classics rn? Look, I just like literary analysis sometimes.
Borrow or buy?
Borrow. We’re in low funds around here
Characters or plot?
Characters. If you have poor character building how can you have a good plot? It’s step one! That said, I can read bad books if the characters are good because – character.
Long or short books?
I like a nice medium 400-500 pages.
Long or short chapters?
I honestly don’t even notice chapters. I just stop reading anywhere. (That SAID, keep chapters shorter than at least five pages AWAY from me).
Name the first 3 books you think of
I feel like this is a test I’m going to fail, but:
The goblin emperor (😭 I talk about this book too much)
Realm of the elderlings
The odyssey (always on my mind tbh)
Books that make you laugh or cry?
Laugh … obvs. We all like a sad book but I’m not out here trying to have too many emotions
Our world or fictional worlds?
I mean fantasy is like one of my fave genres, and literally who would say ‘our world’ given its current state? But also I don’t spend a lot of time wishing I lived in a magic world I just… like reading…
Audiobooks – yes or no?
Currently trying to figure this out please ask me again at a later date
Do you ever judge a book by its cover?
Adaptations – book to movie, or book to TV?
Hmm. I’m going to go with TV. It usually means the adapted work is good in its own right, with space/time to both explore subplots and create original ones. I think I’ve just been let down by too many movie adaptations recently.
A movie or TV show you preferred to the book
Tricky because – the books are always better right? However, The Magicians. I really enjoyed where they went with the show and how they changed it from the beginning to include many POVs.
Series or standalones?
So… in SF&F, it’s kind of impossible to find a standalone novel and I don’t really want to. Other genres, I prefer them.
That was fun! A no-thoughts-required book tag lol. 👌
Let me know what you thought of my answers. Hopefully they weren’t all annoyingly vague. Link me to yours if you’ve completed this tag or are planning to!