I saw this tag posted by Sofii at A Book. A Thought. and thought it looked like fun so here I am filling it out! Not sure who started this one but will happily credit if anyone knows.
Read on the bed or the couch?
Both! Although I do most of my physical book reading on the couch these days as the light isn’t great in my bedroom, but I read a lot of ebooks in bed LOL.
Read at night or in the morning?
Also both! I read a lot in the mornings in the weekend as my husband sleeps in so I get some time to myself. I read almost every night before bed, it’s usually one of the last things I do before falling asleep. 🙂
Male main character or female main character?
I read mostly female main characters. I don’t know if I prefer female main characters but it just ends up that way. I think this is also probably because I read a lot of books written by women authors.
First person POV or third person POV?
I’ll read either but I really love first person POV. I totally get it has its restrictions for how an author can tell a story, but I love being inside of a character’s head and getting to know what makes them tick.
Trilogies or quartets?
I probably read trilogies most just because I read so much fantasy but I’d actually love more stand alones! Or duologies! I’m tired of having fifty billion series I need to finish reading LOL.
Libraries or bookstore?
Once again, BOTH! Although I do buy the majority of the books I read I still really love going to the library or using the digital library app. I miss going to our library–haven’t been since the end of 2019 because it’s been shut since March of last year to inside browsing.
Books that make you laugh or cry?
I ALWAYS prefer laughing over crying. Of course there are books like TJ Klune’s Wolfsong which make me do both. 🙂 But I generally try not to read books that make me cry–sad stories can send me further into a depressive episode. I just…get too into stories sometimes haha.
Black book covers or white book covers?
No preference here. As long as the cover is aesthetically pleasing in some way, I’m happy. 🙂
Character-driven or plot-driven?
Character-driven one thousand percent! In fact I just had a HUGE discussion about this with my husband the other day. That’s not to say that you don’t want to have plot in mind, but let your characters take you there. You can always tell when a writer makes the character fit the plot because it often ends up with the character’s actions making no sense based on their history and motivation. Ugh.
And that wraps up another tag! Once again, not tagging anyone but if you like this one and want to try it out, consider yourself tagged!
18 thoughts on “This or That Book Tag”
This is pretty fun! I mostly read at night in bed but on the weekends I try to read throughout the day in between chores, so I get more reading in.
That makes sense. I’ve abandoned almost all chores to read lately which is going to come back to haunt me soon I think LOL.
This is a fun tag! I almost never read in bed, especially I don’t read in it before sleeping. I read everywhere else, really, but I don’t read in bed… And there is no reason for it, it just is so…
Lol. To each their own–whatever works for you, go with it! I like reading in bed, I think it gives my mind something to focus on so that my brain isn’t spinning before trying to sleep. 🙂
Loved reading your answers!
Thanks, Evelyn! It was fun to fill out. 🙂
Fun tag, indeed! (I do love tag posts…)
And I hear you on the scarcity of standalone books: nowadays stories seem to come almost entirely in trilogies – if not in far longer series… 🙂
Yeah, I love a good stand alone, we need more of them in the genre!
It makes me SO happy you’ve divided doing the Tag, it’s a lot of fun!! ❤️ I LOVE knowing your answers, and the same thing happens to me about female main characters!! I don’t pick books based on it, but for some reason it always ends up being female mc 😅
Thanks, it was really fun to fill out! 🙂
Yeah, it’s funny how that happens. It doesn’t feel intentional and yet, haha. 🙂
Such a fun tag! I loved reading your answers. 💜💜 I also love books that make me smile or laugh as opposed to books that are sad.
Thanks! I’m not often one who enjoys a tearful story. Once in a great while haha.
A lot of my answers for this would also be ‘both’ – except definitely character over plot led.
Yeah, it’s always going to be character over plot for me. I might admire a plot on its own but it’s very very very rare that I would still enjoy the book without solid characters I can connect with in some way.