Chelsea @ Spotlight on Stories has nominated me for the This or That Book Tag! Thanks Chelsea!
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This or That?
Reading on the couch or on the bed?
The only couch we have in my house doubles as my mom’s bed, so I normally have to read on my bed. I think I would prefer a couch, though, as reading in bed tends to be uncomfortable. And then, if it somehow manages to be comfortable, I’m likely to fall asleep!
Male main character or female main character?
Female main characters for sure! To be completely honest, I tend to avoid books with male main characters (who don’t share the spotlight with female protagonists). I just have no interest in men’s narratives.
Sweet snacks or salty snacks?
Hmm, it really depends on my mood. I tend to get really intense cravings, and I also have blood sugar issues, so it just depends! I’m also one of those people who loves mixing sweet and salty because of the contrast.
Trilogies or quartets?
I don’t think I’ve ever met a quartet! I’ve only seen duologies, trilogies, and epic 6-10 book series. To be honest, it takes a really amazing series to hold my interest past a trilogy. Normally stories that stretch themselves out over four huge books are slow and include a ton of superfluous details. Also, I get bored pretty quickly, so there’s a good chance by the time I get to the fourth book I’m just about ready to bow out. I’m really not a fan of this recent series trend in YA (and fantasy in general). I miss stand-alone novels!
First person POV or third POV?
I actually like both! First person is so personal, it really helps me get into a character’s head, but third person reads more like a story, I guess, and it gives you the chance to be more literary.
Reading at night or in the morning?
At night. I’ve been known to stay up until sunrise finishing a particularly compelling book.
Libraries or bookstores?
Oh, man. As a budding librarian, I have to say libraries. Not to mention, as a kid growing up with no money, libraries were the only way I could read! I have so much respect for the library as a community center.
Books that make you laugh or books that make you cry?
Sometimes I like books that make me laugh because of something epic the character has just done, or if a character has overcome a challenge. But I like dark books too! I just like to mix it up.
Black book covers or white covers?
Like, hardcover? Hmm, black, I guess? I’m not a fan of hardcover in general.
Character driven or plot driven?
A good combination of both! I need to feel connected to the characters on some level to get into the story, but I am not very likely to stick around if little to nothing ever happens. In general, though, I would say people know me as a fan of plot-driven work.