BOOK TAG Inside and Out

book tag

I did my first book tag recently and ended up really enjoying writing the post. I thought I should continue the trend and try out a new one which caught my eye. Feel free to tag yourselves! I saw this at www.booksbiscuitsandtea.co.uk originally. That blog is awesome!

Inside flap / Back of the book summaries: Too much info? Or not enough.

Quite a lot of the time I prefer going in to books not reading their blurbs. MOST of the books I read are ones recommended to me by fellow readers to be honest and it’s been a long time since I’ve ventured myself on a book hunt. If I was, then I would be reading blurbs and things.

New book: What form do you want it in? Be honest; audio book, e-book, paperback, or hardcover?

This is a great question. I’m gonna be completely honest and say e-books. I love owning a kindle (app) and I love reading on it. I can fall asleep reading not worrying about turning the lights off as I would with a physical book copy. However, I like to own books that are favourites of mine, sort of like having a prized possession. And as strange as this sounds, there are some books which I enjoy more while reading them from a paperback. But kindle e-books are just really efficient you know.

Scribble while you read? Do you like to write in your books, taking notes, making comments, or do you keep your books clean clean clean?

I highlight the shit out of my kindle books. I love highlighting quotes to use later in a review, or quotes which just really stand out to me. I sometimes write notes next to certain scenes which I may feel strongly about, just so I can use it in a review later on.

But when I read paperbacks I like to have them very new looking! I don’t even like bending the pages while I read. Everything has to be neat.

In your best voice, read for us your favourite first sentence from a book.

Well since you can’t really hear my voice I’ll edit this question a little bit.

I had to do a little bit of research for this one. This is the first paragraph from Paper Swans by Leylah Attar.

“It was a good day for Louboutins. I hadn’t planned on wearing statement heels on the runway to death, but if this was it, if I was going to be killed by some random psycho with a thirst for blood, what better way to go down than with red-soled ‘f*ck you’s to my murderer?”

How can you not read that and have a great start to a book?

The author nailed it with this one!

Does it matter to you whether the author is male or female when you’re deciding on a book? What if you’re unsure of the author’s gender?

I mostly read contemporary romance / new adult which are genres populated by female authors. However, many use pen names so you never really know either! I’m not opposed to reading from either gender because it doesn’t really matter. What matters is the content of the book.

Ever read ahead? Or have you ever read the last page way before you got there?

Never! Nuh-uh. I like having the full reading experience a book has to offer so I wouldn’t ruin it for myself by peaking ahead.

Organised bookshelves, or outrageous bookshelves?

Urm. Outrageous. Come to think of it I really need to make time one day and organise it! It’s a hot mess!

Under oath: have you ever bought a book based on the cover (alone)?

I’ve been tempted so many times. I have to tell myself ‘Don’t do it Nawal.’ You can’t judge a book by its cover.

Take it outside to read, or stay in?

I get distracted outside to be quite honest. I enjoy reading in bed. So comfy!

That’s all folks! Let me know what you think and join in on the fun.

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