I was tagged by the lovely Ashley @FictionalLiving to do this tag. Thank you once more! ❤ 🙂 Definitely be sure to check out her blog!
1. Inside flap/Back of the book summaries: Too much info? Or not enough?
That depends from book to book. I usually like summaries that are vague or have some quotes from the book, so that I can get a feeling of the story itself. Sometimes I find that summaries can give away too much
(and actually spoil the book) and I do enjoy going into a book not knowing much about it.
On the other hand I do enjoy getting enough information about a book to see if it’s something that would interest me. Like the genre, or comparison to another book, or something along those lines…Basically I have no idea what I want from life, or book summaries in this case.
2. New book: What form do you want it in? Be honest: Audiobook, E-Book, Paperback, or Hardcover?
If it’s a book from a favourite author I would want a hardcover. Otherwise I would prefer a paperback. They are just easier to read and don’t take that much space on my bookshelf. And seeing that I only have one bookshelf at the moment and not much place on it anymore, it certainly would help to get paperbacks.
3. Scribble while you read? Do you like to write in your books, taking notes, making comments, or do you keep your books clean clean clean?
My books stay clean! I don’t like writing in them, nor marking them in any way. I just prefer them to look perfect.
(Which is also one of the reasons I don’t lend out books to anyone.) I don’t even like breaking the spines, let alone scribbling in them.
4. Does it matter to you whether the author is male or female when you’re deciding on a book? What if you’re unsure of the author’s gender?
Absolutely not. I read a book because the story interests me, or I have heard amazing things about that specific book. I don’t care about the gender of the author, nor do I look it up when I’m deciding which books to get.
(I look it up only when I’m reviewing the book, as that’s an information that I need from time to time.)
5. Ever read ahead? or have you ever read the last page way before you got there?
Yes, when I was younger. With that I mean when I was 12 or 13. I was really impatient when it came to certain things and just couldn’t help myself. The only time I read ahead now, is if my anxiety is bothering me – which isn’t that often at all.
(Maybe once every 10 books or something like that.) Plus if that’s the case I only read a few pages ahead, I NEVER go to the last page!
6. Organised bookshelves, or Outrageous bookshelves?
Organised bookshelves all the way! Actually everything has to be organised for me. I just love when everything is in perfect order
(my perfect order that is), I can function a lot better that way. I don’t like the chaos, it tends to distract me from everything else. So having my bookshelf organised is only natural for me. (I don’t follow one specific system, but it is organised in a way that I like a lot.)
7. Have you ever bought a book based on the cover (alone)?
Not really? I usually research what a book is about and I look at a few reviews, before actually buying the book. BUT the cover can influence me when I’m unsure about a certain book, if it has a beautiful cover I’m more likely to pick it up.
8. Take it outside to read, or stay in?
I usually read inside. But if the weather is nice I don’t mind relaxing and reading outside. I can literary read everywhere, even when I’m in the train or buss. I actually take a book with me wherever I go.
- Shanah @Bionic Book Worm
- Izzi @Ravenclaw Book Club
- Irena @Books and Hot Tea
- And EVERYONE else who feels like doing this tag!
(As always, if you have already done this tag or simply don’t feel like doing it, feel free to ignore me!)