The most adorable sweetie pie from Teacups & Torn Pages (Avhlee) tagged me on Twitter this week, inviting me to take part in this super fun book tag. I’ve been trying to be a bit more involved in the book blogging community, and so far, all you amazing lovelies have made it a blast xoxo
Read Only Trilogies or Standalones?
Trilogies all the way. Maybe it’s because I started my novel reading adventures with Forgotten Realms, of which there are dozens of sequels left and right, or maybe Harry Potter forever ruined any chance at settling for a single book (the more I read, the more of the world I loved). Whatever the reason, I enjoy dulogies and trilogies far more than standalones. When a book manages to pry me from reality and suck me into its pages, I become greedy; I want to know more. I need it, really. And I won’t stop until I’m laying on the floor, drunk on feels and comfortably slumped in a book hangover. This is something a standalone has never managed to do to me.
Read Only Female or Male Authors?
Interestingly, the majority of the books on my shelf are women. BookSirens, too, says I read more works by women than me. The only male authors I’ve managed to fall in love with have written most of the Science Fiction novels on my shelf — and all of these are adult books. Writers like Ken Liu and Ted Chiang and Neil Gaiman.
Shop at Barnes & Noble or Amazon?
I’m an opportunist and a heathen; I shop at both. Funny enough, I live in Seattle, where this is kind of seen as….betrayal? However, Barnes & Noble doesn’t always have the books I need/want when I need/want them. So if Amazon promises to get it to me ASAP, I’ll purchase my books from there. This is especially true of Ebooks. I buy nearly all my Kindle books from Amazon.
BUT I almost always buy hardbacks from Barnes & Nobel.
All Books Becomes Movies or TV Shows?
This is a tough one. My heart wants all the books to become shows because I’m such a sucker for TV adaptations, but experience has also taught me that 9/10 it turns out to be crap. Recall the Shadowhunter film. Then the Shadowhunters series on ABC Freeform. And when Altered Carbon was turned into a Netflix show, I wasn’t overly thrilled.
The only TV adaption I’ve loved thus far was The Vampire Diaries. Sure, lots of people were mad that it deviated from the book, BUT I LOVED IT FOR THIS REASON. The TV series found a way to make it more interesting, emotional, and surprising for the audience, which is why I didn’t join in the outcry. Plus instead of being stuck on the love triangle, it eventually morphed into a story about brotherly love between the Salvatore bros, which I was totally loving. As for movie adaptations, Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings are two examples of book to films that I’ve enjoyed. They weren’t perfect ( and I’m totally excluding The Hobbit here), but they were magical.
Oh wow. This really turned into a confused rant. I think it’s safe to say that book to film/tv adaptations are a mixed bag. I either love them or hate them, or maybe end of feeling both ways about it. I’m always wary going in and try to keep my expectations low.
Read Five Pages Per Day or Five Books Per Week?
*Stares at the 500+ pages of classical text I read each week for class* To be perfectly blunt, I ALREADY READ A TON. I sometimes add my coursework books to Goodreads, because it’s technically reading. RIGHT???
But in all seriousness, I prefer to read 5 pages a day. I’d be happy to read one book a week for pleasure or to have the time to read a few chapters just for fun. But this doesn’t always happen. Overachiever me says 5 books a week.
Adult me says I ain’t got time for that and to settle for 5 pages.
Be a Professional Reviewer or Author?
These questions are so dichotomous! Is this even a word? If not, I’m inventing it. I like to do a bit of everything, so I pick both and then some. I enjoy reviewing books. But I am also passionate about writing them. I also hope to write the storylines for games one day and I plan to live in Japan while I teach English there. I’d love to teach my students the language through story telling.
I’m also a poet. But you probably know it.
Only Read Your Top Twenty Favourite Books Over and Over or Always Read New Ones That You Haven’t Read Before?
This….this is almost impossible for me to answer! Although I live for new releases (and eagerly await a new story to be told), I am one of those readers who like to revisit old novels. I still like to read books from 2008 😛 and I enjoy putting them aside, only to read them again later and discover details I may have overlooked. So if there’s a way to read my favorite books again and again while also reading new ones, I’d go with that!
Be a Librarian or Bookseller?
Bookseller! Please let me stalk you around the store, stuffing books into your TBR bag and feeding your word-addiction. I’ll be your book pimp.
Only Read Your Favourite Genre or Every Genre except Your Favourite?
Favorite genre. Hands down.
To be honest, I have many favorite genres, but two of them are Science Fiction and Fantasy. So I can’t lose sticking to my favorites….can I?
Only Read Physical Books or E-Books?
Again. I’m a heathen LOL I read both physical and digital books. However, physical copies are preferred, with hardbacks winning over paperbacks. Maybe it’s because I love a study spine in my hands. Maybe I can’t say no to the gorgeous covers (which aren’t visible on my Kindle).
For the most part, I only get digital books if want the book ASAP or if I want to read it, but I’m not convinced I’ll like it. Additionally, I’ll buy digital copies prior to traveling, because it’s easier to carry a Kindle around instead of lugging a suitcase stuffed with novels.
Oh look! I’m sitting in the middle of the questions again.
That’s it for all the fun today, lovely readers. If anyone wants to play along, please do! And let me know if we share any answers below. Or just say hi. That’s always welcome, too!