17 April 2013

Books - This or That? // Tag

I love taking part in tags and ones about books even more!
If you take part link me, I love reading peoples answers, (I'm nosy ^.^ !)

Audio books or book in hand?
I've never actually listened to an audio book before! I would love to own all of the HP books on audio but they are so darn expensive. I will eventually try them but there's no way you can beat a book in hand! Plus I love the feel of a physical book.

Soft or hard cover?
I absolutely adore hard backs! However they do get pretty pricey and are huge and heavy to carry around. Normal books I just buy in paperback but if it's a special one to me e.g. Casual Vacancy by J.K. I bought it in hardback, I guess it makes the book more special.

Fiction or non-fiction?
I haven't really read much non-fiction, it doesn't really interest me. I enjoy auto-biographies and certain books on psychology but fiction has the biggest library ever, there will always be so many books out there for me.

Fantasy word or real-life issues?
Fantasy is such a huge favorite of mine, I love loosing myself inside a fantasy world full of magic and myths. Their so much more exciting and I like books with real life issues but anything like LOTR and murder mysterious, right up my street!

Harry Potter or Twilight?
I love HP, die hard here! My mum use to read them to me and my brother when I was little and I've never forgotten that. However I did read the Twilight books and at first I loved them, I then grew up a bit and wondered why my interest had been so big! I just feel now the writing is terrible and just yuck! The Harry Potter books are ones that I will re-read all of the time and never get bored.

Kindle, iPad or other?
I have a Kindle from my Grandad and I do adore it, I can finish a book and start a new one already. However I love to have physical copies of books I feel it to be a waste of money to buy them on the Kindle as well, meaning most of my Kindle books are free!

Borrow or buy?
I've tried libraries and I love them because I find books I would never ever read, but I'll read a book and grow to love it and then I just want it. I prefer to buy and then read, if I don't like the book one of my family members probably will, we're all book mad!

Book store or by online?
I love visiting bookstores but we only have a Waterstones and it sure is expensive! Meaning Amazon is my best friend for new books, I really need to explore more and find cute little bookstore in my town, I love to browse books in my hands rather than online, I normally have a sneaky peek inside too. I tend to buy bookstore when I just 'need' the book and I just can't wait.

Standalone or series?
I really do love both, I love the idea of tons of books about the same characters I'm just impatient when waiting for publishing! I tend to randomly buy books and find out their part of a series. Sometimes it depends on my mood, I love both types but I guess I hate waiting around.

Monster read or short and sweet?
I love monster reads! Especially Stephen King novels, he sure knows how to write a killer in 600+ pages! More pages always means more to read, more character development and I just get lost. I do like short reads but I do tend to get a little bored.. 

Nerd Girl Problems
Starry eyed romance or full of action?
I like a book with a bit of both, things are always more interesting when girls are involved. Romance novels are sometimes good and I enjoy them but I tend to get bored if their stereo-typically mushy.

Curl up in your snuggie or lay in the sun?
I love curling up! With the English weather at the moment it's getting sunny but I'm not about to trust it, I can it pouring down with rain next week!

Hot chocolate or latte?
I'm so peculiar with hot drinks, I'll only drink sweet tea and I LOVE hot chocolate, however it has to be thick, creamy and very chocolaty  I could curl up with one of them, my boyfriend and a book and that would be a well deserved night in! ♡

Read the review or decide for yourself?
I hate to read book reviews because then I get put off a book despite really wanting to read it, it's the same with people's opinions. I prefer to read the book for myself and then check the reviews out, see if people agree or not. Plus I like to see what people think, reviews are always so much better afterwards!

I loved this tag quite a bit, it was about my favorite subject! I would love it if others joined in, I'd love to read all of your answers! 
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  1. I love this tag, I think I'm going to have to pinch it from you :)

    I love Harry Potter, tool. Although I only read from the third book onwards. I don't know why I never read the first two :/

    Laura x

    1. Yay I so think you should do it! :) Whaaaat! Their the best ones :( xo

  2. This is such a great tag, I agree curling up with a book is the best way! x

  3. Hey I did this too :)
    http://fromdctozz.com/2013/04/17/this-or-that-books-tag/ xx

  4. If you like murder mysteries you should definitely read an Agatha Christie, I'm hooked at the moment. They're very realistic though, not fantasy murder mysteries like you answered, but they're still fabity-fab! :) x

    1. Oooh putting them on my to-read list! :) xo

  5. You have an excellent taste in books! I'll definitely try and do this tag at some point!

    1. Why thank you! I'd love to see you do it. x

  6. I love this! I'll definitely be giving it a go next week :)

    1. I'll give it a read when it's up! :) xo


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