Thursday, 5 July 2012

Inside & Out tag

Time for another tag post. I saw this on elizziebook's youtube channel but it was created by Mathom Books. Both great channels and booktubers.   I thought it was a fun idea for a post and a great way to understand reading habits.

Let's get started! 

I Inside flap/Back of the book summaries: Too much info? Or not enough (Discuss) 
I think it really varies. Most books I think the blurb is usually sufficient to give enough information to make me read a book. Occasionally I do come across books, which people have recommended to me, that I am at first reluctant to read based on the blurb as the blurb didn't entice me. That said, I don't like to know too much before I begin a book, I like it to be a nice surprise when I'm reading.

N New book: What form do you want it in? Be honest: Audiobook, E-Book, Paperback, or Hardcover?
Paperback! I prefer paperbacks. Hardcovers look nicer on the shelf but I find are more awkward to read. They are often heavier and more difficult to hold. Audiobooks- great for the car, but not a huge fan as I read so much faster than the audiobook reads.. I really should get some for the car though. I used to love listening to Harry Potter in the car with my friend's family. E-books - I don't have an e-reader, otherwise I would consider buying the e-book version if I knew it wasn't a book I would re-read a lot and really adore, as those I like to have on my shelf

S Scribble while you read? Do you like to write in your books, taking notes, making comments, or do you keep your books clean clean clean? (Tell us why)
No I don't write in my books. It never occurs to me to make a note of anything, I am too busy enjoying the plot. During 'The Fault In Our Stars' by John Green I did have a few moments where I found beautiful quotations that I wanted to make a note of, but didn't as I wanted to keep reading! I think when I re-read it (which I will soon) I'll pop a few page markers in. Perhaps I should start jotting down a few thoughts on paper as I read though, as could be useful for reviewing. 

I In your best voice, read for us your favorite 1st sentence from a book.
 This is more a video question... and I haven't the foggiest idea what my favourite first sentence is otherwise I would record it and post it.

D Does it matter to you whether the author is male of female when you're deciding on a book? What if you're unsure of the author's gender?
To me it's completely irrelevant. I'm choosing on the plot and the genre, not the gender of the author. Maybe if it was a chicklit book like the ones that Marian Keyes and Sophie Kinsella write, but I don't think I've ever seen one written by a male author.  

E Ever read ahead? or have you ever read the last page way before you got there? (Do confess thy sins, foul demon!) :)
Occasionally. I may skip ahead a few chapters and skim a line or two if I'm fearful of something happening to the characters and I want to know they are still alive. I never read the last page though! If I want to know how many pages it has, I look at the number on the last page but make sure I don't even glance at the text.


O Organized bookshelves, or Outrageous bookshelves? 
Outrageous with some patches of organised -you could argue that my shelves are amorphous in that respect (geeky chemistry joke...). Moving on! I try to put series together but I haven't organised by genre or alphabetically. I would like to organise alphabetically but I've never got around to it.

U Under oath: have you ever bought a book based on the cover (alone)? 
No I don't think I have. I can quite often be influenced the cover when in the shop if I'm just looking around for a book, but I won't buy it if the blurb doesn't interest me.

T Take it outside to read, or stay in?
Stay in usually. I find outside can be less comfortable and bit distracting, apart from on holiday, where I love lounging by the pool and reading a book a day. 

So those are my answers. Leave your own responses in the comments or on your own blog! 

1 comment:

  1. Hi Tesni! Thanks so much for visiting my blog! it's great see some new faces. Interesting post you have here! I may have to do this one myself. :)

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