The ‘Rapid Fire’ Book Tag

Welcome! I realised that my previous tags were a tad too… broad. We delved straight into the deep end in getting to know me as a person, as well as a blogger. Because of this, today we are going to get to know the very basics with this Rapid-Fire Book Tag.
Let’s get started.

E-Book or Physical Book?

Honestly, this is very difficult to answer. I significantly prefer the feeling of flipping through a book, the satisfying feel of completing a page and hearing the sound of it being turned. However, I also love the mobility and accessibility of an E-book. Especially when I want to read at night, in the dark.

Paperback or Hardback?

Paperback, definitely. I like the flexibility of the book. However, hardback books are so gorgeous. I love the look of them, but I simply cannot tolerate the inflexibility.

Online or In-Store Book Shopping

Both! It 100% depends on my mood and location. Sometimes I just do not want to leave the house but I still want to get a fresh new book.
Except online I will definitely ‘accidentally’ buy several books. But bookstores are so pretty but super expensive. In summary, they both have their pros and cons and I’m not good at decision making.

Trilogies or Series

Trilogies. Best in threes!

Heroes or Villains?

I love me some sexy villains. The more fucked up the better. Give me the trope of an in-depth backstory character with murderous or psychotic intent with mummy issues. I’m not saying I have a complex, but I’m not denying it.

A Book You Want Everyone To Read?

Whisper by Lynette Noni. I literally read it in a few hours and then forced everyone around me to read it. Now, I am virtually forcing you. Read it.

Recommend An Underrated Author?

Sarah J. Maas. Her series of Throne of Glass was widely controversial, however, I adored her series.

The Last Book You Finished

Burning by Danielle Rollins

Weirdest Thing You’ve Used as a Bookmark?

Pencils. To be honest, I use it quite frequently. Or I’ll find the nearest object to prop it open.

Used Books: Yes or No?

Yes! Of course. I am a uni student, I can’t afford full-priced books all the time.
Honestly, I love to go to this library of sorts near me. You can go in, choose a book amongst the many bookshelves and just… walkout. You don’t need to buy it or even loan it, you can just take the book you want, and leave the ones you don’t want. It is amazing.
Because of this, I have literally found so many novels that I love. Best of all, if you go frequently enough, you can often find almost new novels.

Top Three Favourite Genres?

Dystopian; Supernatural; Crime. My top favourites, if you could not tell from my reviews, or from my Instagram.

Borrow or Buy?

Buy. I simply do not like borrowing books. I don’t like time limits or the possibility of damaging the book. Like I said before, I’m too broke. If I damaged it, I’d be royally screwed. Mind my coarse language.

Character or Plot?

Plot. I can’t stand a terrible plot. It is the basic, primal part of a novel. If you cannot structure a plot, then you can’t have a novel. Besides, if you can’t create the basis of a plot, then you can’t create a character.

Long or Short Books?

Honestly, this will shock most of you, but I prefer short novels. The shorter the better. I love just sitting down and just being in the novel for a few hours. Starting and finishing it in one sitting. Being in the moment with the characters, feeling what they are feeling. I don’t like having to spread a novel over a long period of time (3-4+ days). It takes away from the moment and you can’t experience flow as efficiently.

Name the First Three Books You Think of?

Throne of Glass. Shatter me. Slated. I barely even have to think about it.

Books That Makes You Laugh or Cry?

All of them. What a silly question. I’m an emotional being, I will sob over anything.
Have ever heard the saying- ‘Don’t cry over spilt milk’? This sums me up. I cry- and laugh- over everything. I am rapid cycling bipolar, so that doesn’t help my case either.

Our World or Fictional?

I love both. I could not choose. Call me boring if you will, but I couldn’t imagine a world without my loved ones.

Audiobooks: Yes or No?

Yes, of course. I preferably do not listen to them, but on the rare occasion that I do, it does give me a break from forcing the words when I’m not feeling like reading. Bonus, it’s super easy for lazy.

Do You Ever Judge a Book by its Cover?

Yes. Point blank, deadpan answer. Of course, I judge a novel by its cover. A cover is designed to lure you in, it shows you what the novel is about and gives you a brief insight into the creativity of the author.

Book to Movie or Book To TV?

Book to the movie. I hate novels that are based on shows. Ruins the concept, and it is too artificial. Doesn’t have the authentic imagery, it is simply a retelling of the movie.

A Movie or TV Show that you Preferred to the Book?

Divergent, I really liked the movies but couldn’t get past the second novel.
I honestly don’t remember why, but I just know that I didn’t finish it.

Series or Standalones?

I love my standalone novels, leaves you reeling when you finish it. What the novel doesn’t answer, will never be answered.

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That is all for today! There were quite a few more questions than I thought, but we managed to smash through them. This actually got a lot more personal than I thought, but I wanted it.
Consensual anxiety I like to call it.
Like in my previous tags, if you have any tags you’d like me to do, or certain things you’d like me discuss, feel free to share them below. If this doesn’t work for you, feel free to go to my instagram at @in_another_realm.
I’d also like to thank the blogger who I found this book tag from.
Check her out: thebibliophilegirluk.com

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