This or That | Book Tag

I found this fun book tag posted by a friend (James @ This is My Truth Now). You should definitely check out his blog as well as the creator of this tag (Ayunda @ Tea and Paperbacks).


  • Mention the creator of the tag
  • Thank the blogger who tagged you
  • Choose one of the options, you don’t have to tell the reasons why you chose that but you can also do that if you want to.
  • Tag other people to do this tag to spread the love!

Reading on the couch or on the bed?

While I do love reading in bed, I can pretty much guarantee that I will get through about 2 pages before I’m completely comatose. For this reason, and because I want to actually read more than a page or two at a time, I choose couch … err … um … chair actually. I have this wonderful reading recliner in the corner of my bedroom, right next to my amazing picture windows. This is my reading haven of choice, unless it’s sunny and warm, in which case the hammock chair hanging from the tree in my backyard is where you will find me with a book in my hand.

Male main character or female main character?

I want to say I prefer female main characters, because I can relate (you know … me being a female and all). But I wonder if it is a case of simply having read more books with female main characters by chance/availability? There do seem to be more of them out there in the genres I prefer.

I do have to say that many of my all time favorite books have had male main characters. While many of my all time most hated main characters have been female.

Sweet snacks or salty snacks?

Salty all the way! I have always preferred the savory to the sweet. I would prefer a baked potato over a slick of chocolate cake any day hands down.

Trilogies or quartets?

Of course, it depends on what the story actually requires. But typically I prefer trilogies to longer series. Can I choose duologies? We have certainly seen a rising trend in the two book series and I have to say these might be my favorite. Really cuts out that middle book lull.

First person POV or third POV?

I have read and enjoyed many books in both, but I think I prefer third person POV. I really like to have an overall view of the people and the situations, plus I prefer to have varying points of view. Now if we are talking multiple character first person POV … that may complicate my answer further.

Reading at night or in the morning?

Both! And all day long!

Libraries or bookstores?

Libraries? I love the smell of old books and the library certainly has that added nostalgic factor. Plus they keep me from spending all the money on books.

Books that make you laugh or books that make you cry?

Books that make me cry. I love to be shattered by a great book! But let’s be honest, I prefer a book that is able to make me feel all emotions at some point in the story.

Black book covers or white covers?

I love dark stories and I love dark book covers. Also I am a sucker for anything with ravens or crows on the cover.

Character driven or plot driven?

Character driven all the way. I can abide a less than epic plot if I am able to connect with the characters and their relationships. A really awesome plot with characters I have not emotionally adopted, will fare much worse with me.


I will forgo the tagging of others here but encourage everyone to play and post on their own! Enjoy!

6 thoughts on “This or That | Book Tag

  1. James J. Cudney IV says:

    Great responses… so funny how we’re opposite on quite a few things… at least we’d not battle it out over the remaining food left in a picnic basket. I’ll take the sweets. You can have the salts. Cool getting to know ya more!

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  2. Briana says:

    I think quartets are interesting mainly because I can’t think of many beyond Tamora Pierce’s work. Trilogies seem more common.

    I also like libraries because they often (depending on how big the library is, of course) have more selection. In the past couple years I have frequently gone into bookstores with a list of several books I would be interested in purchasing…only to find that none were in stock. I like the theory of bookstores, but, honestly, it’s easier just to purchase things online.

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    • frankielovely says:

      Thank you for sharing Briana! True, I have not read many quartets. It seems like trilogies are everywhere though!

      Also, I have the same issue with bookstores. Also I am a MAJOR hardcover snob, and often times, if I don’t buy a book soon after it’s release, the bookstores wont even have the hardcover available. I do try to purchase from local bookstores when I have the chance for the pure desire to support local bookshop owners, but as for large chain bookstores, I buy online (also the prices are usually way better online). Anyway I prefer the beauty of the library as well as the opportunity to truly stumble upon a hidden gem since there is a wider selection of older books.


      • Briana says:

        Yes, I’ve had that problem as well! Even with classics bookstores tend to sell affordable paperback versions and not nicer ones.


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