Book tags: what are they? These are posts crafted by book bloggers, for book bloggers. The idea is that one blogger establishes a list of questions for another to answer, with the goal to better understand the other blogger as a person and as a reader. They are called tags because at the end you’re supposed to tag another blogger– and so it goes. This perpetuates the information sharing and builds a stronger community of book bloggers.
I haven’t done a tag before, but I thought it was time to start sharing some information about myself and my preferences. This will help you better understand my reading style, as well! Luckily, I was just tagged. 🙂
- Mention the creator of this tag
- Thank the blogger who tagged you
- Choose one of the options for each question (and explain it if you want to)
- Tag 10 other people
Reading on the couch or in bed?
In bed. I do the majority of my reading on the elliptical or treadmill, but the next best place is my bed. The only challenge is that I often read late into the night… O_o
Female or male main character?
Honestly, I don’t care as long as they are well-developed and realistic. Character development is key to a successful book in my eye.
Sweet or Salty Snacks?
Salty! Unless you have ice cream. Do you have ice cream? Or another form of dessert that comes in a cup. …Uh, so I guess sweet. But I most often munch chips and salsa when I’m reading.
Trilogies or Quartets?
I have apparently read more book series which are Quartets than Trilogies. Huh. Who would’ve known? (I’ve already read more multi-book series, over 4 books, than trilogies or quartets.)
First or third person POV?
This was a hard one! My gut reaction is third-person. I recently read a novel written in first-person subjective. It took me quite a while to get used to it. I think I like third-person more just because I’ve read more books in third-person.
Reading at night or in the morning?
Always at night. I am NOT a morning person. I tend to read before going to bed most frequently. That typically gets me in trouble though…
Libraries or bookstores?
LIBRARIES! I adore my public library system. The reason my physical TBR is so huge is thanks to the library system. I can just get whatever book I want almost whenever I want. It’s heaven.
Books that make you cry or laugh?
I rarely laugh aloud to books, but I cry all the time when I’m reading. I think this is because I don’t like to draw attention to my emotions with sound; I can cry silently but not laugh silently. Yet, I also don’t believe in spending my free time being miserable. That decides it: Books that make me laugh.
Black or white book covers?
I don’t care as long as they are pretty! Just no ugly, boring, or lame book covers.
Oh, I have to pick an answer? White then, I guess. It makes me bookshelf more vibrant. 🙂
Character- or plot-driven books?
100% Character-driven! I can get past all sorts of terrible writing if the character development is on point. This is why Rainbow Rowell is still my favorite author– she NAILS character development and relationships. Plot is important too, just not as important for my reading.
TAG: You’re it!
This is the part of book tags which has kept me away from tags. I don’t want to pressure anyone into completing this tag, but I’d *love* to know your opinions! If you choose to do this tag, let me know. I want to learn more about you. 🙂 Or, just participate in the conversation below. All are welcome forms of participation!
What do you think?
- What would you choose for your answers above? Any stumpers?
- What do you think of the idea of book tags?
- Would you want to be tagged to complete one of these, or left alone?