This or That Book Tag

I’ve been busy lately due to travelling so I’ve yet to complete my pending reviews (up next The Night Circus) or post much of anything this week. But in the meantime, here’s another book tag for you all to check out.

I was tagged by Ayunda, she who loves Tea & Paperbacks, to do this tag that she created back in February. (Thanks Ayunda!) I think the questions are fun and different from what I usually see in tags sooo….let’s get to it!

reading on couch

Reading on the couch or on the bed?

Hmm…couch or bed? I prefer the couch. I prefer to read sitting upright but have the option to lay down if I want to. I tend to move around a lot sometimes if I’m reading for a long time. I don’t much like reading in bed anymore because whenever I do so, I prefer reading while laying on my stomach but that makes me uncomfortable.

Male main character or female main character?

I think I prefer male main characters, probably because I’m so used to them. I think it was last year that I began to realize that I sometimes harshly judge female protagonists, especially if they are weepy; so lately I’ve been trying to check myself when I find myself dismissing female characters because they cry too much or seem to be weak.

hot chocolate

Sweet snacks or salty snacks when reading?

No snacks. I prefer to drink something, say tea or hot chocolate. Snacks get in the way and distract me because I tend to sort of clean up while eating. I don’t like residue on my hands and I don’t like to soil my pages. Plus, if the snack is really good, I’ll stop reading and focus only on the taste.

Trilogies or quartets?

Doesn’t matter to me. As long as the story is good, I’m good.

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

I don’t have a major preference for either. But if I have to choose, I guess I’ll go with first person because the author can have a lot of fun with that trying to deceive us by messing with the character’s perception of things. I like limited third person POVs because it’s almost like first person but I’m not a huge fan of omnipresent POVs because sometimes it seems that the reader is informed of things out of convenience to progress the story. It’s too easy to find stuff out that way.

kid reading undercovers

Reading at night or in the morning?

Well, it depends. I much rather reading in the middle of the day. I’m more awake then, more happy and positive. If I’m really into a story, I might start reading it first thing in the morning and read it last at night. Otherwise, I’m not much of a morning reader unless you count my reading during my morning commute but I always end up dozing off or daydreaming.

buying books

Libraries or bookstore?

Bookstores definitely! I love owning my books with not stipulations on them. I like to take my time reading whatever I want and I love highlighting as I read along. Plus, I love new books. Brand-spanking-new-all-mine books.

Books that make you laugh or make you cry?

I’m not a huge fan of either. I don’t read many books that make me laugh, though I enjoy them when I do read them. And I don’t like to cry. I prefer books that make me think and that leave me thinking about a particular person or topic for a very long time.

Black book covers or white book covers?

Doesn’t matter to me though I’ll be overly concerned with the white covers for a while until I give up trying to prevent them from getting dirty.

Character-driven or plot-driven stories?

I prefer character-driven stories. Plot-driven stories are usually fun but it’s the character-driven ones that leave me thinking. I enjoying studying people and learning what makes them tick so I prefer stories that focus more on the characters.

And I’m gonna link these folks to do it:

My Life My Books My Escape

A Stranger’s Guide to Novels

Books Beyond Measure

Read Diverse Books

My Tiny Obsessions

Life of a Female Bibliophile

Also, if your name has an A, E, I, O, U, or Y, then I tag you too! 😛

new books


18 thoughts on “This or That Book Tag

  1. I don’t mind food while I eat, so long as I can eat it with one hand! But yes, a drink (preferably a cup of tea) is essential!

    This is a fun little meme, I may have to do it too 🙂


  2. I try not eat when reading too, but ignore my own warnings and do it anyway, lol. I’ve had some disastrous results. I’ve done this tag in the past, but this is a new rendition I’ve never seen so I’ll definitely be creating my own post .Thanks for tagging me Zezee! 🙂

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    1. You’re welcome!
      Lol, I just mentioned in another reply that I sometimes have a snack while eating and try to turn pages with my elbow. It never works. I really should stop.

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  3. I love your answers, thanks for doing the tag! Your answers for books that make you laugh or cry is great. I really like books that make me think as well, especially those with a “wtf did I just read???” part.


  4. I always prefer drinks over food when reading too, because of my fingers! I can handle food crumbs and finger smudges on my shirts and pants, but on a book? That’s a No-No XD

    And thanks for the tag! I’ll try to get to this in the next couple months 🙂


  5. I can 100% agree with you on eating while reading, personally I don’t drink either while reading, occasionally I’ll have a water bottle with me but I just find eating/drinking while reading too distracting.
    – Yasmin xx


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