This or That Book Tag

Thank you very much to Joey over at Another After Thought for tagging me!

The Rules:

  • Mention the creator of the tag (Ayunda @ Tea and Paperbacks).
  • Thank the blogger who tagged you!
  • Choose one of the options, you donโ€™t have to tell the reasons why you chose that but you can also do them if you want to.
  • Tag 10 other people to do this tag to spread the love!


The Questions:

One: Reading on the couch or on the bed?

This question is difficult for me as I like both. I normally read in bed, during the morning just before work or in the evening when i’m all snuggled up with a cup of tea. Reading in bed definitely wins the-most-comfortable-place-to-read award. I love to read on the couch when the natural light shines through, there’s just something about natural lighting that makes reading all the better. I’ll have to go with the preference of reading in bed.

Two: Male main character or female main character?

Oh gosh! Most of the books i’ve read so far this year have had the main character of a female. Personally, it doesn’t matter to me what gender the main character is, I don’t think it makes a difference to how i’m going to feel when reading a book.

Three: Sweet snacks or salty snack when reading?

Mostly I eat sweet snacks such as popcorn, brownies, ice cream or cereal (pretty sure cereal tastes sweet to me, I guess it depends on what cereal you have). If I eat salty snacks when reading it’ll be crisps, pistachio or cashew nuts. Gah …….I’m hungry now.

Four: Trilogies or quartets?

Ugh this question! I like both, it all depends on the series as a trilogy might cram in a lot of events too quickly which can make the book feel rushed or the third book might be terrible compared to the first and second book. Then again quartets might drag on with repetitive events or pointless scenarios within the last book. I think I will stick with trilogies. Most of the trilogies I have read have been neither too fast or too slow.

Five: First person point of view or third person point of view?

I think I prefer third person point of view (POV), because most stories are written in third POV and we can feel more comfortable when reading what’s happening in the book. By reading in third person, it can be less confusing. Also, it’s a lot easier to read how the other character(s) thoughts and feelings are. Whereas in first person POV it can be confusing for readers to grasp when switching from character to character. Plus, we can only read what the main character knows, such as location, names, thoughts, feelings etc.

Six: Reading at night or in the morning?

I read during the mornings and evenings when I get the chance to, which is near enough everyday. I prefer to read at night, although I can become tired quite easily from this I still remember a lot more than if I were to read in the morning when i’ve just woken up. Sometimes I have to recap over a couple of previous chapters to remember what happened if I have read in the mornings.


Seven: Libraries or bookstores:

Bookstores! I love going to a bookstore and browsing over all the incredible books which I can never afford to buy in one outing! There are bean bags and chairs to lounge on, so I like to sit and read over some books to get a good feel of what it’s about before buying it. If I had a better library which wasn’t so small and had better choices out of what books to borrow, then my decision might have been differed.

Eight: Books that make you laugh or make you cry?

There’s nothing better than having an outburst of laughter from something you’ve just read over, especially in a public place. To know that writing from a book can pull on these emotions is incredible. Saying this, it applies to crying over a book too, which I admit has happened in the past. Below is literally how I feel most of the time whilst reading a book:

Nine: Black book covers or white book covers?

Legit sat here reading over this question for a good three or four minutes. I have never questioned myself this before. I think I will go with black, just as it’s one of my favourite colours and you can’t go wrong with a black book cover.

Ten: Character driven or plot driven stories?

Now this is hard. I prefer ………. plot driven stories. This is the main reason I would pick up a book, the blurb on the back of a book normally tells you more about the plot than the characters. Sometimes, characters in a plot driven story might not be the greatest out there, but the plot will most surely captivate me to keep reading and to find out what happens.


Here are the people I have tagged:

I hope you enjoyed this book tag post, thank you once again to Joey who tagged me! I had fun answering these questions and if you have not been tagged yet, why not give it a shot and have some fun too!

Happy reading,

Claire ๐Ÿ™‚


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