Thanks so much to If In Doubt Read for nominating me for the Rapid Fire Book Tag. You can follow her here: Twitter.com/Ifindoubtread :)
EBOOKS OR PHYSICAL BOOKS?
I'm more than happy to read e-books but I've always preferred physical books. There's just something about them that you can't beat.
PAPERBACK OR HARDBACK?
Paperback. Although hardbacks are beautiful, I love the feel of paperbacks.
ONLINE OR IN-STORE SHOPPING?
Although I love a bit of online shopping, I'd have to say in-store shopping is my favourite. I love to be able to pick the book up to see how it feels and have a quick look at the first page to help me decide.
TRILOGIES OR SERIES?
I haven't really read many of either but I would probably say a series.
HEROES OR VILLAINS?
Villains. They make for a much more interesting read.
A BOOK YOU WANT EVERYONE TO READ?
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
It's so far from my usual genre, but it was the first 'proper book' I ever read growing up.
RECOMMEND AN UNDERRATED BOOK?
Holding by Graham Norton. It gets 3.8/5 stars on Goodreads, but whenever I mention it to people, they've never heard of it. I thought it was an absolutely fantastic debut and it's one of my five star favourites.
THE LAST BOOK YOU FINISHED?
The Dead Of Winter by Billy McLaughlin.
WEIRDEST THING YOUVE USED AS A BOOKMARK?
An empty sweet wrapper!
USED BOOKS- YES OR NO?
I've bought a few used books in the past, but I prefer new books simply because I love the smell of a new book!
TOP THREE GENRES
BORROW OR BUY?
Definitely buy. I'm an absolute book hoarder and once I've read it I love to be able to see the book on my shelves. If I could, I'd turn my house into a library!!
CHARACTERS OR PLOT?
Plot. I find that I can forgive a slightly less developed character if the plot is brilliant.
SHORT OR LONG?
For me this depends on what situation I'm in when I'm reading. For example, if I'm on holiday, I love a massive paperback that I can get stuck into and which takes me a few days of solid reading.
LONG OR SHORT CHAPTERS?
I think I'd have to say shorter chapters because at the moment, I'm loving books that have different perspectives in each chapter. I also love the pace that they bring.
BOOK TO MOVIE OR TV ADAPTATION?
100% TV Adaptation. I never seem to enjoy seeing a book turned into a movie. It's either nothing like I imagined when I read it, or they cut all of the best bits out! The TV Adaptations just feel more realistic for me.
NAME THE FIRST 3 BOOKS YOU CAN THINK OF?
Sweet Pea by C.J Skuse
Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney
Six Stories by Matt Wesolowski
(I'm not sure if there's some kind of theme going on here with all of the titles starting with an S!)
I will be reviewing all three of these soon which I'm very excited about!
BOOKS THAT MAKE YOU LAUGH OR CRY?
Whilst I think it's an amazing skill to be able to write a book that someone connects to so deeply it makes them cry, I love a book that can make me laugh. It's an added bonus if it's a crime novel with a bit of humour dotted around throughout!
OUR WORLD OR FICTIONAL WORLDS?
This is a difficult one, but because of the genre that I enjoy, I'd probably say our world. I think crime works best when the reader can relate to it in some way.
DO YOU EVER JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER??
Not really. Obviously it forms a part of choosing the book, the cover is the first thing that makes me pick it up, but I tend to judge more by the blurb. If I don't like the blurb then I won't buy the book, no matter how pretty the cover is.
SERIES OR STAND ALONE
I think everyone I know has already done the tag, so I nominate anyone that wants to have a go! It's really fun to do and I'd love to see your responses!