I saw this tag on Feed Your Fiction Addiction this weekend and decided to give it a try. It was originally posted by Wendy over at Falconer's Library so why not check out both tags and see what the ladies answered! If you are interested in doing this tag, I tag you, and it would be great if you tell me you are taking part in the comments section so I can come and visit your post!
Buy new or buy used?
Buy new or buy used?
I have bought lots of used books over the years but the genres I like now and Indie books I constantly read are rarely seen in charity shops or used book stores so I mostly buy new. I still like to browse in these shops and maybe pick up the odd book if I get lucky. I generally buy from Amazon or the occasional visit to Waterstones.
Eat while you read or read while you eat?
I sometimes snack on crisps or chocolate when I'm reading but I never read when I'm eating a meal. I find it rude doing that if I'm eating with others and there is more chance of messing up the book pages! Protect the pages first and don't smear the food everywhere!
Re-read old favorites or pre-order upcoming possibilities?
I keep the books I enjoy so I can read them again but I have such a huge tbr that I can't really justify re-reads at this point in time! If I get the tbr cut in half I might get back to reading some of my favourites! I only pre-order a few books each year, mainly upcoming books in series I'm enjoying so far. I just buy as I find books, authors and series, based on what I see on Amazon, in shops, on blogs and Goodreads.
Read every single word or skim at times?
Read every word. If you don't read it all, what's the point of reading it? If it's bad enough that you are skimming it's time to DNF it and move on to something else!
Happy endings or tragic?
Depends on the plot and characters I guess. I don't generally care as long as it is a good book but I do get upset when my favourites die of course. I suppose I do like to see a happier ending in the apocalypse books I read as the characters are put through a lot more trauma. In horror books I'm more flexible about how it ends!
Audiobooks or ebooks?
Ebooks. You can take them anywhere and read them on the go and there are lots of free and cheap books available online. Audiobooks I'd only buy in cd form so they are way outside my budget to buy with the price they sell them at.
Multiple books at once, or one at a time?
Usually I read one book at a time so I can fully emerse in that book world. I might make an exception if I'm reading a large or heavy themed non fiction book so I can switch to something fiction and fun as I slowly progress through it.
Mostly one genre, or a little bit of everything?
I spent many years experimenting with genres to establish my book tastes. Now I generally stick to my favourite genres unless I see something really different that I like the sound of. There are plenty apocalypse, horror and urban fantasy out there to keep me going and new ones coming out all the time so I stick mostly to what I generally enjoy.
Lifelong obsession or later (re)discovery?
Both! I loved books as a kid and you could never get me out of the library back then. However stressful jobs stopped me reading for years. When I went off sick from my last job, I discovered Harry Potter and it reawakened my love of reading. I've never looked back since.
Classics--yea or nay?
No, I hate these books. Tried a few and hated the writing style.
Read aloud to others or be read to?
Neither. I don't read aloud and nobody ever reads to me. I like to read a book for myself. The last books read aloud to me were my dad reading LOTR to me as bedtime stories!
Absolute silence or background noise/music?
I generally put a favourite film or some sport on in the background at lower volume while I read. Or I'll put Sky News on muted in case there is any breaking news.
Cover on or naked?
Huh? If you're talking about hardbacks with removeable covers, well I don't usually read them so it's not an issue. I only buy paperbacks and ebooks.
Dog-ear or bookmark?
Dog Ears??? *shudders* No No No that is book abuse of the worst kind! I use free bookmarks that you can grab in shops and libraries so I can keep my bookmark collection nice and undamaged! Yes I know it defeats the purpose of a bookmark but I hate using nice ones!
Movie covers or originals?
It depends on which cover I like the best and what fits best if I'm collecting a series. For Game of Thrones I have two editions of the first book, one with Sean Bean and one scenic cover. I have multiple covers for Harry Potter...
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