Rapid Fire Book Tag

I’m going to be honest, I haven’t been tagged by anyone, I just found this Book Tag online and thought it would be fun to do it. It was!

The Rapid Fire Book Tag was originally created by Girl Reading on her YouTube channel.

E-Book or Physical Book?

Physical Book!

Paperback or Hardback?

I find the Paperbacks more pratical for my little wrists that dislocate so easily, but I don’t mind Hardbacks either.

Online or In-Store Book Shopping?

In-Store! However, there’s a pandemic going so do your shopping online and be safe.

Trilogies or Series? 

Series! I’m the type of person that when something is good I get attached to it, so the more the merrier!

Heroes or Villains?

I do like a bad boy…

A book you want everyone to read?

Since I’m about 14 (I do get the irony of this btw) I always tell people to read The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold.

Recommend an underrated book?

I don’t even know what is a underrated book these days, first one that comes to my mind is Every Day by David Levithan.

The last book you finished?

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller.

The Last Book You Bought?

How The King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories by Holly Black and Illustrated by Rovina Cai

Weirdest Thing You’ve Used as a Bookmark?

Slice of cake…

Used Books: Yes or No?

I tend to buy a lot of my classics second hand, I also like when friends give me their spare copies.

Top Three Favorite Genres

Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Contemporary and Horror.

Borrow or Buy?

BUY!!!!

Characters or Plot?

For the book to be amazing it needs both!

Long or Short Books?

Depends on the story. Some are just perfect short for example Contemporary YA but Fantasy I do like a big boi!

Long or Short Chapters?

Short, because I like to read by chapters as sometimes I’m really tired but the chapter never ends and I do hate stop reading in the middle of one.

Name The First Three Books You Think Of:

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

A Throne of Swans by Katharine & Elizabeth Corr

The Jigsaw Man by Nadine Matheson

Books That Makes You Laugh or Cry?

Chloe Seager’s books always make me laugh! Cry is actually much easier to do because I literally cry at everything, and I mean everything!

Our World or Fictional Worlds?

Fictional!

Audiobooks: Yes or No?

Yes. Especially before the pandemic, when I was commuting to work, so handy. However, I’m very picky when it comes to narrators. My favourite was The Confession by Jessie Burton and Narrated by Hayley Atwell (obvs!)

Do You Ever Judge a Book by its Cover?

Yes…not all the time but some covers are a bit bad!

Book to Movie or Book to TV Adaptations?

Depends on the type of book. Contemporary and Romance books straight to movie. Fantasy are always best when made into TV Adaptations (of course that also depends on who is producing it too).

A Movie or TV-Show You Preferred to its Book?

Pretty Little Liars (I’m Sorry!)

Series or Standalones?

Some stories are made to be short and some need various books. When I get attached to the characters I do like to read about them for as longs as I can!

I really missed doing one of these. I’m not tagging anyone in particular. if you come across this and want to do it…go ahead. Have some fun.

If there’s any tags you would like to see me doing, just tag me away!

Be Safe, wash your hands and wear a mask!

*FangirlSince1988 xxx

30 Books in my TBR

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As per suggestion of the lovely Ash at For The Love of Books, today’s post is 30 books that I have on my never ending TBR.

I have literally picked them at random. I’m not gonna lie here, I do have a pretty big TBR that just keeps growing. Who doesn’t right?

I have resigned myself that the way I’m going to leave this world is by an avalanche of books. It’s gonna happen one day, just hope that is later rather than soon.

Here we go… 30 books on my TBR.

  1. A Sky Painted Gold by Laura Wood – 2018
  2. Emma In The Night by Wendy Walker – 2017
  3. Charisma by Jeanne Ryan – 2015
  4. The Wonder of Us by Kim Culbertson – 2017
  5. The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo – 2017
  6. Scythe by Neal Shusterman – 2016
  7. A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sarah Barnard – 2017
  8. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake – 2016
  9. Margot & Me by Juno Dawson – 2017
  10. Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson – 2018
  11. The Electrical Venus by Julie Mayhew – 2018
  12. The State of Grace by Rachael Lucas – 2017
  13. Satellite by Nick Lake – 2017
  14. My Heart Goes Bang by Keris Stainton – 2018
  15. Wunderkids by Jacqueline Silvester – 2017
  16. Release by Patrick Ness – 2017
  17. The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer – 2016
  18. The Summer of Impossible Things by Rowan Coleman – 2017
  19. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas – 2017
  20. Ascension by Victor Dixen – 2018
  21. Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham – 2017
  22. You Only Live Once by Jess Vallance – 2018
  23. The Summer of Us by Cecilia Vinesse – 2018
  24. The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman – 2015
  25. The Extinction Trials by S.M. Wilson – 2018
  26. Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli – 2018
  27. The Story of Our Lives by Helen Warner – 2018
  28. Killer T by Robert Muchamore – 2018
  29. A Gorda (The Fat Woman) by Isabela Figueiredo – 2016
  30. O Fim da Inocência (The End of Innocence) by Francisco Salgueiro – 2010

 

There is a good mix of books on that TBR. They are all books that I currently own a physical copy or ARC by the way. I’m hoping to come around to read them soon.

Have you read any of the books on the list? Any favourites? Any that I should totally put on the top of my TBR? Let me know in the comments.

Birthday Countdown: 6 DAYS TO GO!

*Fangirlsince1988 xxx

 

 

This Or That Tag

THIS OR THAT TAG

Today I have a tag for you all. The lovely Ash has tagged me ages ago and I kept forgetting to do it, but today is the day! So here it goes.

The Rules:

  • Mention the creator of the tag (Ayunda).
  • 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 them if you want to.
  • Tag 10 other people to do this tag to spread the love!

THE QUESTIONS:


Reading on the couch or on the bed?
Usually, I prefer it in the couch. I tend to get tired reading in bed. However, at the minute I’m in a house share with no living room, so the only option is to read in bed.

Male main character or female main character?
Female, because I grew up reading too many books written by Men with Male protagonists! Growing up in Portugal, the variety wasn’t great. So now I read what I wanted to read growing up.

Sweet snacks or salty snacks when reading?
I’m a sweet tooth!

Trilogies or quartets?
Trilogies, because quartets need to be very good for me to not lose interest.

First person point of view or third person point of view?
I don’t think I have a preference.

Reading at night or in the morning?
The “joys” of being unemployed I guess, is that I can read anytime of the day.

Libraries or bookstores?
Bookstores, because my record with libraries in England isn’t great. Let just say they kept charging me for books that I have already returned! However, in Portugal I was very dependent of libraries growing up, as books are so bloody expensive to buy.

Books that make you laugh or make you cry?
To be honest, any book makes me cry. I’m an emotional whore and literally cry at everything! Even books that are suppose to be a laugh.

Black book covers or white book covers?
Even though white books are very pretty, I do get worried about taking them out to read as they can get damaged quicker than black ones. So for that reason I choose black covers.

Character driven or plot driven stories?
You really need both to be honest. But I think I find it easier to power through if I connect with the characters even if the plot is meh, than the other way around.


Alright, hope you enjoyed the tag. I’m not tagging any specific people because most have done the tag already. If you haven’t and you are reading this, then you are now tagged!

Happy Readings,

*FangirlSince1988 xxx