Book Tag: Rapid Fire Book Tag

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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…

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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.

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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.

Aspasia S. Bissas's books: Love Lies Bleeding, Blood Magic, Tooth & Claw

7. Recommend an underrated book?

This Charming Man by Marian Keyes or Pinocchio: Vampire Slayer by Van Jensen.

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.

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11. Used Books: Yes or No?

Definitely.

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?

Mostly buy.

14. Characters or Plot?

Generally, I prefer characters.

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15. Long or Short Books?

Long.

16. Long or Short Chapters?

Short (or long ones with breaks).

17. Name The First Three Books You Think Of…

The Stranger (Albert Camus), Fifth Business (Robertson Davies), Horton Hears a Who (Dr. Seuss).

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.

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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.

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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…

Cheers,

Aspasía S. Bissas

9 Replies to “Book Tag: Rapid Fire Book Tag”

  1. 1. E-Book or Physical Book?
    Both but prefer physical
    2. Paperback or Hardback?
    Paperbacks unless the book is only available in hard back
    3. Online or In-Store Book Shopping?
    Both, but I tend to read magazines about horror and will usually go to a store for those
    4. Trilogies or Series?
    Neither
    5. Heroes or Villains?
    Heroes especially when reading graphic novels
    6. A book you want everyone to read?
    Lou’s on First the Bo of Lou Costello written by his daughter Chris Costello.
    7. Recommend an underrated book?
    The Gashleycrumb Tinies by Edward Gorey
    8. The last book you finished?
    Beastie Boys Book
    9. The Last Book You Bought?
    You don’t know me, but you love me. The lives of Dick Miller
    10. Weirdest Thing You’ve Used as a Bookmark?
    A unopened band aid
    11. Used Books: Yes or No?
    Of course.
    12. Top Three Favorite Genres?
    Non Fiction, Graphic Novels, Horror
    13. Borrow or Buy?
    Both depends on how poor I am at the time
    14. Characters or Plot?
    People (I read mostly bios and autobios)
    15. Long or Short Book’s
    no preference
    16. Long or Short Chapters?
    It doesn’t matter to me.
    17. Name The First Three Books You Think Of…
    The Girl Next Door, The Bell Jar, 10 ways to commit suicide (the auto bio of Darryl McDaniels aka DMC of RUN-DMC
    18. Books That Make You Laugh or Cry?
    Laughter usually from the collected treasuries of the comic strip Pearls before swine
    19. Our World or Fictional Worlds?
    our world
    20. Audiobooks: Yes or No?
    boring, prefer radio dramas as opposed to one person reading
    21. Do You Ever Judge a Book by its Cover?
    No, because sometimes lame covers are wrapped around excellent words
    22. Book to Movie or Book to TV Adaptations?
    Sure being that I usually have heaver read the book first lol
    23. A Movie or TV Show You Preferred to its Book?
    Like Water for Elephants
    24. Series or Standalones?
    neither

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      1. The Jeffery Dahmer was a fascinating read in regards to origins of a serial killer, Fun Home is an auto bio of lesbian cartoonist Alison Bechtel growing up in a funeral home and her closeted dad’s eventual suicide, Lone Wolf & Cub is a Samurai & His Son’s adventures in Ancient Feudal Japan

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    1. 1. E-Book or Physical Book?
      Physical for photography, design and reference books. For most fiction an e-book is just fine. I will buy a physical copy of books I want to keep forever.
      2. Paperback or Hardback?
      Paperbacks are much easier to transport and read, but I prefer hardbacks for my collection.
      3. Online or In-Store Book Shopping?
      This one is tough, because it depends on the type of book. When I’m looking for a book for my collection, I like to browse through a bookstore. However, for fiction, online works just fine.
      4. Trilogies or Series?
      Series.
      5. Heroes or Villains?
      An anti-hero.
      6. A book you want everyone to read?
      Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut.
      7. Recommend an underrated book?
      The Painted Bird by Jersey Kosinsky. It’s a bit brutal for many people’s taste, but it is brilliant.
      8. The last book you finished?
      Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. I’ve read books since then, but I can’t say they were finished.
      9. The Last Book You Bought?
      Transportation by Jim Harter. It’s a reference book of illustrations.
      10. Weirdest Thing You’ve Used as a Bookmark?
      A bag.
      11. Used Books: Yes or No?
      Of course.
      12. Top Three Favorite Genres?
      General fiction, vampire fiction and mysteries.
      13. Borrow or Buy?
      Buy.
      14. Characters or Plot?
      Both please, though characters are more important.
      15. Long or Short Books?
      Long.
      16. Long or Short Chapters?
      It doesn’t matter to me.
      17. Name The First Three Books You Think Of…
      A Clockwork Orange, Interview with a Vampire and Where the Sidewalk Ends.
      18. Books That Make You Laugh or Cry?
      The last book that brought tears to my eyes was Craig Ferguson’s Riding the Elephant: A Memoir of Altercations, Humiliations, Hallucinations, and Observations and the last one to make me laugh… might be the same.
      19. Our World or Fictional Worlds?
      Fiction, please.
      20. Audiobooks: Yes or No?
      Sure, I enjoy listening to a book every now and again.
      21. Do You Ever Judge a Book by its Cover?
      Yes, it’s what first catches your eye and gives you hope it will be good.
      22. Book to Movie or Book to TV Adaptations?
      It depends. I’ve found I very much enjoy the series of late.
      23. A Movie or TV Show You Preferred to its Book?
      I can’t think of one I preferred, but I often like them differently.
      24. Series or Standalones?
      I love a good series. It means I can keep my fictional friends around longer.

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