This or That Book Tag

I haven’t done a good book tag in ages, so when I saw this one pop up on HappilyEverBookish, I knew I had to do it!

Here are the rules:
-Mention the creator of the tag (Ayunda at Tea and Paperbacks)
-Choose one of the options for each question
-Tag some other bloggers to do this tag and spread the love!

1. Reading on the couch or in bed?

Definitely in bed! I love being able to sink into all my pillows and get lost in a good book. I usually do all my reading, writing, and blogging on my bed, so it’s basically my go-to spot for any of those activities. My cats usually hop up onto my bed too, and I love cuddling with them while I’m reading!

2. Male main character or female main character?

Female for sure. Being a girl, I tend to relate to female main characters much more than I would relate to male main characters. Now that I think about it, I don’t think I’ve even read very many books with male protagonists. I typically gravitate towards ones with female protagonists because if there’s a male love interest involved… πŸ˜‰ (*pulls out long list of fictional boyfriends)

3. Sweet snacks or salty snacks when reading?

I don’t typically eat when reading, mainly because I know that all that delicious food will take my attention away from the actual book. Also, I’m a messy person, and I’d be terrified of accidentally staining the pages with whatever snack I’m eating.

4. Trilogies or Quartets?

For me, I’m fine with whatever number of books is needed for the story to be told. But if I had to choose, I would go with trilogies. I like the structure of having a beginning, middle, and end, and I feel like each book always serves its own important purpose.

5. First-person point of view or third-person point of view?

This one is easy… First person! I feel like with first person POV you gain a much better understanding of the character you’re reading about than you would with third person POV. You development a closer connection to the main character, and that’s something that’s not as easily achievable with third person POV.

6. Reading at night or in the morning?

I prefer to read at night. My brain is super foggy in the morning, and I’m definitely more of a night owl. There’s nothing I love more than staying up late at night reading an amazing book!

7. Libraries or book stores?

The responsible part of me wants to say libraries, but… come on, what’s better than shelves upon shelves of new, shiny books? I try not to go to the book store very often because by the time I leave my wallet will probably be empty. But I have to admit, even just the experience of browsing through a book store beats going to the library.

8. Books that make you laugh or books that make you cry?

Cry. I know that any novel that can draw tears out of me will result in a week-long book hangover, but in the end it’s weirdly worth it (this is actually what I’m going through right now after my Mockingjay reread). If a book has such an emotional impact on me that it’s capable of making me cry, it’s safe to say it holds a very special place in my heart.

9. Black book covers or white book covers?

I’ve never thought about this… well, I’m gonna go with black.

10. Character-driven or plot-driven stories?

I know I’m supposed to choose “this or that”, but to enjoy a book, I need it to be both character-driven AND plot-driven. Both elements are very important. Without good characters, there’s no way to have an emotional connection to a book. And without a good plot, a book is just… nothing.

I tag the following bloggers:

If you decide to join in on this tag, please let me know because I’d love to see your answers!

Stay healthy and safe, friends! ❀

-Octavia

 

 

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “This or That Book Tag

  1. El says:

    I agree with like all of these apart from the cry/laugh one, idk I love a good book that can make you cry but a book that can make you laugh is just a really enjoyable read! A good balance of both types of book is need I think πŸ˜‚ thanks for the tag! πŸ’•

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  2. Alexia says:

    😱😱I only just saw that you tagged me! Thank you so much! πŸ€—πŸ’›I agree on all of these except for the crying one πŸ˜‚it takes a lot for a book to make me laugh out loud, and when I do it’s usually a great book!

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