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Bookish This or That


Where do you prefer to read? What does one snack on during reading? These and other important questions are covered in the This or That Book Tag, created by Tea & Paperbacks. For more information on the tag and the rules, check out their blog. Rebel that I am, I have actually not been tagged, but rather decided to do this post because… well, because I can.


Reading on the couch or on the bed?

Though I often read in both, overall I prefer to read on the couch. I find it more comfortable to read in a semi-upright position to facilitate easy page-turning, and being in bed makes me a bit too sleepy to read for long.

Male main character or female main character?

Either! I don’t think there is necessarily a difference between the two.

Sweet snacks or salty snacks when reading?

I probably lean towards sweet – tea and cookies or cake or muffins just go together so well, it’s hard to resist! I also like crisps, or fruit, or veggies though. Honestly, any combination of food en books is great.

Trilogies or quartets?

Hmm, I’ve read many more trilogies than quartets, but I do think quartets less often fall into the filler-second-book pit like trilogies do. I love both though!

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

First. I like the immediacy of first person POV, like you’re really inside the head of the main character and experiencing all that happens yourself.

Reading at night or in the morning?

Reading all day every day! Though I probably read a lot more at night because I’m simply not much of a morning person anyway.

Libraries or bookstores?

I used to be a library girl, but now it’s more bookstores for me. Libraries rarely have the books I want and that annoys me. Additionally, I’m such a mood reader that I would borrow books and not read them, and would have to return library books unread.

Books that make you laugh or make you cry?

Books that make me laugh. I love it when a book entertains me, surprises me, makes me snigger in public. To be honest I almost never cry at books.

Black book covers or white book covers?

Black looks better on my shelves and doesn’t get dirty easily.

Character driven or plot driven stories?

Give me character development over plot any day. I feel like truly delving into characters is one of the strengths of the medium of the book, and what makes stories truly come to life for me. I can tolerate a book with great characterisation and a weak plot, but not books with a good plot and boring, flat characters.

What about you?

Feel free to consider yourself tagged ^_^

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