Thank you to Nat at https://theowlonthebookshelf.wordpress.com for nominating me for the Rapid Fire Book Tag! Here are my answers…
eBooks or physical books?
Both, I like to try and alternate between the two. You can’t beat the feel or the look of a physical book but I like ebooks for convenience especially when I go on holiday.
Paperback or hardback?
Again both! I find paperbacks easier to hold but there are a few authors whose books I can’t wait for the paperback to come out as I’m that desperate to read them so I always buy the hardback.
Online or in-store shopping?
I buy most of my books online for convenience but you can’t beat a good old nose around a book shop, I could spend hours browsing all those book shelves.
Trilogies or series?
There are lots of crime books that I read that are part of a series, I like the way the characters develop throughout the series and that on the whole as the series develops the plots get darker and more complex
Heroes or villains?
You can’t beat a villain, the more complex the better.
A book you want everyone to read.
A Suitable Lie by Michael J Malone, superbly written with fascinating characters, and a plot that was both dark and disturbing.
Recommend an underrated book.
Hmmm that’s a hard one there are so many books that I feel deserve more recognition than they actually get. I guess I would say My Girl by Jack Jordan as a crime thriller lover I would highly recommend My Girl it’s dark, and genuinely disturbing! and one of my favourite books of 2016.
The last book you finished.
I can’t say as it was a top secret ARC but what I can say, it was a fabulous and gripping read
Weirdest thing you used as a book mark.
Hmmmm I’m not sure I have as I’ve always got plenty of book marks to hand, in fact I could probably set up a business selling them I have so many😂
Used books, yes or no?
I prefer new books as I like to keep them pristine you won’t find any cracked spines or creased pages in my books. I do buy second hand books occasionally though.
Top three favourite genres?
Crime, psychological thrillers and thrillers
Borrow or buy?
Buy, I rarely I borrow a book these days there are far too many sat on my TBR pile
Characters or plot?
Both, the plot has to grab me in the first few chapters and I have to be able to relate to the characters on some level or I struggle with a book.
Short or long book?
Shorter books are better for me, it means I’m able to get through more books 😂
Long or short chapters?
Short, it drives me mad when the chapters go on and on and I can’t put the book down until I’ve reached the end of the chapter even if it makes me late for something 🙈
Name the first three books you think of?
The Mountain In My Shoe by Louise Beech
Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough
A Room Full Of Killers by Michael Wood
Books that make you laugh or cry?
Cry! I enjoy a book that I become so involved in that it stirs up my emotions and leaves me a blubbing wreck.
Our world or fictional worlds?
I prefer books set in our world I’m a huge crime fan so that’s where all the books I tend to read are based.
Do you ever judge a book by its cover?
I’ve never bought a book solely based on its cover, I always read the book description first and if that tempts me I would buy the book even if it had a terrible cover.
Book to movie or book to TV adaptation?
I much prefer to read a book than watch the TV or movie adaption as I’m usually left feeling disappointed when they don’t live up to the book
Series or standalone?
Both, a lot of the crime books I read are series and I do enjoy seeing how characters develop over the series. I also love a standalone you don’t have to remember what happened to whom in previous books
I nominate –
Danielle at http://booksvertigoandtea.com
Renee at http://itsbooktalk.com
and anyone else who has the time to take part 😘