So, hello, friends! I am at a loss as to what I should post but then the bookish tags came to my rescue. Thank you, bookish tag creators. Seriously. Where would I be without you? Lost and sobbing on my bed, probably.
Oh, well. Bookish tags are always fun and this one is tough and fun at the same time. I mean, some of them are dead simple but the others I had to think on it and be conflicted for a few moments before I decided on one answer in deep agony. Some of the questions are unfair because sometimes I like both or I like neither and I want another option. Oh, well.
Here goes nothing!
Audiobook or textbook?
So, I have a confession to make. I don’t think I have ever finished an audiobook apart from Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman. Don’t hate me but they put me to sleep unless it’s non-fiction and something I am really interested in. Not that I am saying I am not interested in fiction books (that would be a huge lie) but the narrations have mostly put me to sleep so far. I am hoping it will someday change. So, for now, it has to be the physical copy of the book rather than an audiobook.
Paperback or hardback?
Hmmm…see, the thing is, as much as I would love to say hardback, I have to say paperback. Mostly because it’s cheaper, it’s easily available where I live and it’s bloody convenient, ok? Imagine toting around a huge hardback book everywhere? But as for the longevity of the book, I have to say that hardback is the answer.
Fiction or Non-Fiction?
How about both? I generally (read: almost always) tend to read fiction, and it remains my all time favourite thing but I have started to really appreciate non-fiction too. It takes me out of the reading slumps that are bound to happen from time to time, non-fiction brightens up my mood when I can’t even read a single page of a fiction. However despite all of those awfully wonderful points, I have to pick fiction, you know why? Because I only turn to non-fiction when I can’t read fiction and that happens maybe a handful of times during the year. Escapism is in, haven’t you heard?
Harry Potter or Twilight?
Oh, boy. This is old, isn’t it? I have to say Harry Potter, I have read Twilight multiple times despite its problematic and often dead boring main female character. Harry Potter, on the other hand, was essential in me getting better at English, I had just started learning English language with interest and Harry Potter helped me immensely. It paved the way for my obsessive love for Lord of the Rings. So, Harry Potter it is.
Bookshop or online?
Why can’t I choose both? Oh, god. I mean, online buying is so easy and often, the rates are sort of lower than in the bookshops and I don’t have to go out for that (always a plus point, ok?) but there’s this special magic in bookshops, innit? I swear, I could get lost in bookshops for hours if my sister let me. This is an unfair question and I can’t answer it without crying. But. I guess my answer is bookshop. I want that book-smell in my nose, that air of anticipation of a new read coming towards me, that absolutely amazing feeling you get when you see your favourite book in the shop.
Standalone or trilogy?
Oh, boy, another tough one. Why!!!! OK, so, see, the thing is, I absolutely love book series because I think as the series progresses, we also see character growth and there’s proper time given for the plot to unfold in the best way possible but I have also been converted into thinking that standalones aren’t too bad either. Sometimes all you need is one book to tell the story. My love for trilogies or more still stands firmer than my love for standalones.
Sweet and short or heavy and long?
This is such a mood thing, innit? I mean, it all depends on my mood, sometimes I just want something short and sweet or sometimes I will throw myself into something super heavy and long af. It all depends on the mood, people! I can’t choose between those two.
Cosy read or reading in the sun?
Cosy read all the way! I live in a place where sitting in the sun reading a book can only result in one thing. Sunstroke. So, yeah. This one was far too easy.
Hot chocolate or coffee?
Oh man, if you know me at all, you know what my answer is. Hot chocolate is only good for like one month where I live so it’s coffee all the time for me. (All this whining about where I live, you guys might be thinking ‘why doesn’t she move to a colder place or something?’ well, I could but I like living here too much. And yes, I love complaining about the heat too.)
So, there you go! That was my Bookish This or That tag! I am going to tag some people but if you haven’t been tagged yet, consider yourself tagged because why not, right? After all, I wasn’t tagged.