A huge thank you to Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts for the tag – he’s such a blogging inspiration, and his well-placed, witty remarks never fail to make me laugh. The premise of this tag is basically an array of quick fire bookish questions that will 100% tear through my indecisive disposition on everything. Gah, I hate decision making.
Reading on the bed, or the couch?
There’s nothing better than reading whilst tucked up in bed, smothered in an assortment of duvets, pillows and all-things-cosy.
Male, or female main character?
Although many of my favourite books have been written from the perspective of a female protagonist, I think that I would have to side with a male main character on this one. Sometimes, (*please don’t consume me*) female main characters can seem a little cliché, and as a male myself, I find it easier to relate and connect with them.
Sweet, or salty snacks when reading?
Sweet. That is all.
But I will still eat anything and everything put in front of me.
Trilogies, or quartets?
Trilogies – if Adele believes in them, they’re good enough for me!
First-person, or third-person POV?
I ADORE first-person point of view stories, and would have to give my vote to this. Raw connections are just the best. Weirdly enough (and I know this is an odd, unpopular choice!) I hold out EVEN MORE LOVE for second-person POV. Stories that involve me by using “you”, and transform me into a character work ON ANOTHER LEVEL; although, this has to be done extraordinarily well to actually work.
Reading at night, or in the morning?
At night, under lamplight, with music for my preferred atmosphere.
Bookstores, or libraries?
Although libraries are free, I have never really found myself very drawn to them – I find the mood a tad oppressive.
Books that make you laugh, or cry?
150% cry. Emotional books are always doing something right if they make me cry (which let’s be honest, isn’t hard. I cried at Inside Out.). I just think sympathy is an emotion that is harder to extract than laughter, and if a book manages to make me connect with a plot line to that extreme, a hearty congratulations to them.
Black, or white book covers?
Um I don’t know… grey? *hides*
Character, or plot-driven stories?
This is probably the hardest one. An amazing plot line can carry a book in GREAT LENGTHS, but if the characters have the depth of a small paddling pool, I’m really unlikely to connect with the book. Likewise, amazing characters will peak my interest, but a boring plot line will ultimately make me switch off. I’ll say character-driven, purely because I’m a people-person and like learning about other’s nuances.