Woo hoo! My first ever book tag on my blog! First of all, shout out and thank you so much to Leelynn over at Sometimes Leelynn Reads (linked here) for tagging me. You can check out her version of this tag here.
STANDALONES or TRILOGIES?
This one is super easy! Definitely trilogies! I’m absolute trash for anything following a set group of characters or adjacent characters through a journey of multiple books. I’m a huge lover of fantasy, so this makes sense, but even with contemporary and historical romances, I love when authors create this universe in the first book and then have other books in that same universe where we follow side characters we met previously. Some of my favorite trilogies include the Forbidden Lovers trilogy by Alisha Rai, the Reluctant Royals trilogy by Alyssa Cole, and Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard (not a trilogy, but a quartet, but let’s ignore that lol).
ONLY FEMALE or ONLY MALE AUTHORS?
So. Just based on who the authors of some of my favorite series are, I’d probably say only female authors if I had to choose. Which is TRAGIC because my all time favorite series is the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series, which is written by Rick Riordan, so I’d definitely feel that gaping hole in my soul. And of course, the Illuminae series is a favorite, and that’s co-authored by a man and a woman (Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman). Other than that, I’d say I read mostly women authors. This prompt actually makes me want to start tracking that in 2020 for my bookish stats! 🙂
BARNES & NOBLE or AMAZON?
Hmmmm. Amazon really be having INCREDIBLE prices sometimes lol, but walking into a brick and mortar bookstore is just something else. I love the hushed quiet and peace that usually accompanies all bookstores, even incredibly busy ones like The Strand lmao. Also, with Amazon, I usually only get books I know I’m looking for on there (even though, I will say that their algorithm does have some interesting recommendations). With Barnes & Noble, however, I’m more likely to happen upon a book I didn’t know about yet seems super intriguing. Barnes & Nobles is a great way to enjoying the browsing experience of a book, where you can read the first few pages to get a feel for it or discover more works by the author of a book you’ve just picked up.
ALL BOOKS BECOME MOVIES or TV SHOWS?
Definitely TV shows! As I said before, I really enjoy series, and there’s so much great fodder for solid and long-lasting TV shows with series. TV shows allow for greater exploration of smaller details, well-thought out construction of side plots and side characters, and the opportunity for new ideas to emerge.
5 PAGES/DAY or 5 BOOKS/WEEK?
Honestly, I’m already averaging about 5 books/week, so this was pretty easy. I have a HEFTY TBR of books that I own (and I still keep buying them, hmm), so finishing 5 books/week, while possibly stressful, allows me to knock out huge chunks of my TBR each month. Finishing only 5 pages/day would also be agonizing because what if you get to the end of that fifth page and it’s the mother of all chapter cliffhangers?!
PROFESSIONAL REVIEWER or AUTHOR?
I love reviewing and talking about books, but one of my life goals is to be a published author. I’ve already completed one manuscript, and I have several other WIPs (Work In Progress) that I need to continue working on.
TOP 20 FOREVER or ALL NEW BOOKS FOREVER?
All new books forever! I keep buying new books, so I must keep up with reading them LOL. I’m not too big of a re-reader anyway (I’m trying to change that slowly but surely), so I don’t think this would affect me too much.
LIBRARIAN or BOOKSELLER?
Bookseller! I thrive and love bookstores. That’s not to say I have anything against libraries; I think they’re invaluable structures, but there’s just something extra I love about being in bookstores for a long period of time.
ONLY FAVORITE GENRE or ALL BUT FAVORITE GENRE?
I’d definitely have to say only my favorite genre. My favorite genre is fantasy, and I find that within the fantasy genre, you have a lot of aspects from a myriad of other genres. You can have steamy romance, historical fiction, and the life problems of contemporaries all in one fantasy book, and no one bats an eyelash. If I only had to read Fantasy, I’d for sure know I’d be getting all the other best aspects and tropes of other genres as well?
ONLY PHYSICAL or ONLY EBOOKS?
Physical books, hands down! I used to read ebooks if I could find them for free or little money so that I could read them on my iPad, and I want to get back into it, but that day hasn’t arrived yet. I have a new found appreciation for audiobooks and this has been helping me knock out books on my TBR, but there’s nothing like physically enjoying a book and closing it once you finish the last page. Physical books will forever have my heart.
This was super fun! Thank you so much to Leelynn from over at Sometimes Leelynn Reads! Let me know what your answers would be down below.