– E-Book or Physical Book?
Ebook. I’m rather small, with small hands, so physical books become really uncomfortable to hold for any length of time.
– Paperback or Hardback?
Paperback. I find hardbacks unwieldy and uncomfortable.
– Online or In-Store Book Shopping?
Hhmmm I love finding less well known books and authors online, but there’s something so therapeutic about being in a physical bookshop.
– Trilogies or Series?
Series. When I fall into a world with characters I love, I want more. I never want to let go (I’m awful for refusing the read the last book so I don’t have to let go!).
– Heroes or Villains?
I really like villains. A well-done villain can make a book for me. But! It’s the hero that you spend the time with, so… I guess I have to say hero. Although I do love a good anti-hero.
– A book you want everyone to read?
The Night Circus – you knew that was coming didn’t you? lol
– Recommend an underrated book?
The Final Formula by Becca Andre. I adore that book. It’s fantastically written and it really sparked a lot of my drive into making something from my own Urban Fantasy.
– The last book you finished?
Panacea by F. Paul Wilson.
– The Last Book You Bought?
Does Kindle Unlimited count as buying…? If so then Demon Rogue by D.N. Erikson.
If not Panacea by F. Paul Wilson
– Weirdest Thing You’ve Used as a Bookmark?
A beer mat I think, or maybe the little paper wrapper from a teabag.
– Used Books: Yes or No?
Yes, definitely! As long as it’s in good condition I love a good bargain!
– Top Three Favourite Genres?
Urban fantasy, supernatural suspense, theological thrillers.
– Borrow or Buy?
It depends on how we’re defining borrowing… if Kindle Unlimited is borrowing, then that. If borrowing is strictly physical books, then I prefer buying. I like having the book there to pick up when I want, no pressure to return it.
– Characters or Plot?
That’s so hard! I mean, I’m all about well-developed, fascinating, awesome characters. But! There needs to be a good plot to pull everything along. Take V.E. Schwab. Her characters in This Savage Song are outstanding, but the plot was threadbare so I put it down. Can I have both? Pretty please?
– Long or Short Books?
Medium…? I like books that are long enough to be really satisfying but I get impatient with long books. I guess if I have to pick I go short.
– Long or Short Chapters?
Short. I like the sensation of forwards motion, of things keep moving and progressing.
– Name The First Three Books You Think Of…
Rosemary and Rue, And I Darken, Nevernight.
– Books That Make You Laugh or Cry?
The Scriptlings by Sorin Sucui made me laugh. It’s a fantastically written humorous urban fantasy where the magic system is based around computer code. I highly recommend it.
It’s really hard to make me cry. The last thing that came close was this short story:
Parthenon: In Between by L.M. Murphy.
– Our World or Fictional Worlds?
Both…? I’m an Urban Fantasy junky, so I love our world with a supernatural spin on it.
– Audiobooks: Yes or No?
Nope. Absolutely definitely not. I cannot stand being read to. I refused bed-time stories as a kid. I’ve tried audio books and I despise them. I just really hate being read to.
– Do You Ever Judge a Book by its Cover?
Absolutely! I had no clue what Nevernight was about when I saw the cover reveal but I knew I needed to have it. The same with This Savage Song. Oh and Splintered by A.G. Howard.
There have been other books that could have been fantastic but I overlooked because the cover just didn’t call to me.
– Book to Movie or Book to TV Adaptations?
I like them. It’s interesting to see them in that different format.
– A Movie or TV-Show You Preferred to its Book?
Stardust. It’s one of my absolute favourite movies of all times, but I was very meh about the book.
– Series or Standalone’s?
Series. I love being sucked into a world and watching the characters grow and develop.
Thanks to Jen for tagging me, this was a lot of fun!
I know lots of people are really swamped at the moment so I’m encouraging people to tag themselves!