Something a little different today and a chance to answer some questions myself as I was nominated by my blogging buddies Mairead at Swirl and Thread and Jen at Jen Med’s Book Reviews to take part in the Rapid Fire Book Tag. So a big thank you to Mairead and Jen. I have to say I really enjoyed answering these quick-fire questions and hope you enjoy reading my answers!
eBooks or physical books?
It has to be a physical book. You really can’t beat the feel and smell of a physical book…there is something incredibly beautiful about them and the possibilities of what you will find inside.
Paperback or hardback?
Aargh! Both! I adore hardbacks but paperbacks are easier for me to hold and read.
Online or in-store shopping?
There is nothing better than browsing in a bookshop so it has to be in-store. Although online is a God-send when there are occasions when you cannot get out of the house.
Trilogies or series?
Heroes or villains?
Villains every time…I love to hate a character!
A book you want everyone to read?
On the Black Hill by Bruce Chatwin for its simplicity and its beauty.
Recommend an underrated book
We’ve Come To Take You Home by Susan Gandar. I don’t think it has had the publicity it deserves and it is a book that is wonderfully written and really moved me.
The last book you finished?
Everything But The Truth by Gillian McAllister.
Weirdest thing you used as a bookmark?
Dog fluff…don’t ask!
Used books, yes or no?
Definitely yes! I love thinking about who has owned the book before and wondering what they got from the contents.
Top three genres?
Borrow or buy?
Both…then buy a copy of the borrowed book if I have loved it.
Characters or plot?
Character. I love to get beneath the skin of a character…maybe I’m a frustrated psychologist?
Short or long book?
Long or short chapters?
Short in thrillers and crime novels, long in literary and historical fiction.
Book to movie or book to TV adaptation?
Name the first three books you think of
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier, Sealskin by Su Bristow and Tess Of The D’Urbevilles by Thomas Hardy.
Books that make you laugh or cry?
Definitely cry…I love an unhappy ending!
Our world or fictional worlds?
Our world. I
Do you ever judge a book by its cover?
Unfortunately I do and I really know I shouldn’t.
Series or standalone?
I like both!
NB. The spacing changes towards the end of this post as I forgot to add some of the questions!