This or That Book Tag

Thanks Kirsty @ Kirsty’s Book Reviews for tagging me to do this one!


  • Mention the creator of the tag (Ayunda @ Tea and Paperbacks).
  • Thank the blogger who tagged you!
  • Choose one of the options, you don’t have to tell the reasons why you chose that but you can also do them if you want to.
  • Tag 5/10 other people to do this tag to spread the love!

Reading on the couch or in bed?

For this one I have to go with couch. Why? Because I always think the bed is a great idea and then I wriggle into position and promptly fall asleep. It’s marginally trickier to do this on a couch so I get a bit more reading done before I decide I’m positively exhausted.

Male main character or female main character?

I find this a bit of an odd question to be honest. It really doesn’t matter what gender the character is? Personally, I think the best books are the ones from a dragon’s perspective.

Sweet snacks or salty snacks when reading?

And I can’t say that I really snack whilst I eat – seriously, how does everyone managed this? I need TWO hands to hold my book and a third one to turn the page, *nods*. And then there’s the matter of my impatience, see I try to multitask but then I realise that I’m really quite hungry and everything would be far more efficient if I just put the book down and eat the food. And then I’d have to decide if I want crackers and dip or a bar of chocolate or left over shepherd’s pie- *continues listing food until everyone’s ears fall off*.

Trilogies or quartets?

QUARTETS. Because you’re probably like me and enjoy getting as much time of that particular sexy male (or female, if you please) character so what better a way to do that than by having a whole other book? Not convinced? I present to you the Tiger’s Curse series by Colleen Houck *sound of people’s eyes rolling* – you know life would be easier for you here if you just read this series. That way you won’t be fed up of me mentioning it and would be flailing with me instead.

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

First! Why? Because whenever something’s written in third person in my head I’m sure they’ve been saying “I” for the last 24 chapters and suddenly I realise that they haven’t, which is a confusing revelation. And sometimes the third person is confusing enough when the authors spontaneously switch perspectives and I’m like ladjfiorgoiniln. Basically, first person is a safer choice.

Reading at night or in the morning?

Both? Do I have to choose? IN WHAT WORLD CAN I ONLY HAVE ONE *runs in panicked circles*

Libraries or bookstores?

Bookstores! Because shiny, new books are everywhere. And I can satisfyingly spend all my money on them and walk triumphantly out the store swishing my bags that are very clearly full to the brim of STUFF. Libraries are fun too but nothing is quite as satisfying as something you’ve bought.

Books that make you laugh or make your cry?

Cry. I laugh out loud all the time in books. If you were to shadow me for a day you’d see my guffawing to myself on the train, tittering as I walk back from the bus stop and chortling away in my room (all whilst reading a book, not just randomly). But if a book makes me cry then I applaud that author for it means I’ve forgotten quite successfully that none of this is real. *flinches*.

Black book covers or white book covers?

WHITE! Because the Throne of Glass books have white covers (in the paperback) and are absolutely fabulous looking. Therefore all books should have white covers, yes?

Character driven or plot driven stories?

This question has stumped me. What do I prefer? Well I like good characters but I mean, there’s only so much joy you could get out of very well developed characters having a picnic. But then a fantastic plot with snails for characters might find itself lacking, too. Although perhaps snails would be cool . . .

My tags!

Vicky @ Books & Strips

Anjie @ Love Thy Shelf

Katrina @ Kaleidoscope of Books

Jocelyn @ 52 Letters in the Alphabet

Beth @ Reading Every Night

Thanks again to Kirsty for tagging me (I laugh and point at the computer and then at myself every time I write your name because WE’RE TWINNING IT AND CLEARLY VERY COOL. Ahem). You should all go over and check out her response and feel free to try this tag if I didn’t tag you!

So, how do you manage to eat and read at the same time?

End Note

~~ Kirstie ~~

11 thoughts on “This or That Book Tag

  1. Thanks so much for the tag Kirstie, I have done this one before but with different questions so I’m looking forwards to doing it again with different ‘this or that’s’
    I completely agree with you re the bookstores over libraries, but I think part of that is mainly because the library near where I live is rubbish and haven’t updated their books in ages. Plus bookstores just look so much more pretty with all the new books on the shelves. I could spend hours in Waterstones! 🙂
    Thanks again for the tag 😀

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