How is everyone holding up? It’s funny how as soon as you know you shouldn’t do something, you suddenly want to do it. As an introvert, self isolation isn’t too far from how I live anyway, but now that I know I shouldn’t leave the house– well, the world outside my door suddenly seems so much more enticing (not to worry– I’m staying home).
I’m keeping busy with reading (The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett), writing/editing, playing games, packing (even though the move is on hold until…?), crocheting, and spending way too much time on Netflix and YouTube. What are you doing to entertain yourself?
It’s been a while since I’ve done a book tag, so I grabbed this one from A Geek Girl’s Guide. Feel free to answer the questions in the comments below, or leave a link to your own post…
1. E-Book or Physical Book?
Physical books for collecting, but an e-reader for reading. (I love physical books but my strained eyes like having the option of increasing the font size, and my anxiety likes not having to worry about accidentally bending covers, spilling on pages, or cracking spines.)
2. Paperback or Hardback?
Paperback for reading, hardback for collecting.
3. Online or In-Store Book Shopping?
Online. I love browsing in an actual bookstore, but they can also be overwhelming.
4. Trilogies or Series?
Don’t care as long as the story is still good.
5. Heroes or Villains?
A complicated hero.
6. A book you want everyone to read?
Mine, of course. Did I mention that Love Lies Bleeding is available free for the first time? Click on the picture or go here for more info.
7. Recommend an underrated book?
8. The last book you finished
The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett.
9. The Last Book You Bought?
Mort by Terry Pratchett.
10. Weirdest Thing You’ve Used as a Bookmark?
Probably another book.
11. Used Books: Yes or No?
12. Top Three Favourite Genres?
Fantasy (all sub genres), Magical Realism, Historical (really, it would be easier to list the genres I don’t like).
13. Borrow or Buy?
14. Characters or Plot?
Generally, I prefer characters.
15. Long or Short Books?
16. Long or Short Chapters?
Short (or long ones with breaks).
17. Name The First Three Books You Think Of…
18. Books That Make You Laugh or Cry?
Not sure if I’m supposed to give specific titles or just a general type of book, but the last book that made me cry was Elizabeth the Queen by Alison Weir. The last one that made me laugh was The Colour of Magic.
19. Our World or Fictional Worlds?
A fictionalized (or past) version of our world.
20. Audiobooks: Yes or No?
Not for me (listening is too passive– I end up zoning out).
21. Do You Ever Judge a Book by its Cover?
Isn’t that the entire point of covers? Although a beautiful cover can definitely contain a terrible book.
22. Book to Movie or Book to TV Adaptations?
Movie (they have better production values and shows start taking liberties with the story and characters once they’ve covered the source material– or even when they haven’t).
23. A Movie or TV Show You Preferred to its Book?
The Princess Bride (if I’d read the book first, I’d never have watched the movie).
24. Series or Standalones?
If it’s a great story that can’t be fully told in one book, then a series is great.
What do you think? What movie did you prefer to the book? Share in the comments…
Aspasía S. Bissas