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1. Reading on the couch or on the bed?
Definitely my bed. I can’t stand our new couches so I try to stay away from them as much as possible haha. What I would love is if we had a really comfy reading chair with an ottoman to prop my feet up on. I like to get really comfy. 🙂
2. Male main character or female main character?
No preference. It doesn’t matter to me on my characters as long as I can connect with them. The more complex they are, the more I tend to like them. No one is perfect and I love when MCs really show that.
3. Sweet snacks or salty snacks when reading?
I have an insane sweet tooth, so I’ll go with sweet snacks. Unless you stick a bag of Funyuns in front of me, then watch out! I will clear a bag in one sitting. Those chips are like crack. I even got my British boyfriend obsessed with them after he came to visit.
4. Trilogies or quartets?
Well I don’t really know of many quartets, if a series isn’t a trilogy then there’s usually at least 5 books in it. So for this one I guess I’ll choose trilogies. I enjoy a good long series but sometimes it does come to a point where I feel that author is just dragging out (*cough* House of Night series *cough*).
5. First person point of view or third person point of view?
I think this just depends on the story itself. If there’s a bunch of characters involved then third person works but usually first person is nice because you can really get inside their head. It helps you connect with the MC more. I’m currently reading Don’t Tell, Don’t Tell, Don’t Tell and the MC has Asperger’s so having that first person POV is incredibly helpful and really gets you to understand how he thinks.
6. Reading at night or in the morning?
Usually I read the most at night. It’s the best time to binge read because the house is quiet and you can just sit down and concentrate on what you’re reading.
7. Libraries or bookstores?
Bookstores. I live in a really small town so the closest library is in the next town over, which of course means I can’t use it. Such crap. However, I prefer buying my books and building up my library so it doesn’t bother me too much in the end. But it would be nice to just go and spend a whole day at the library occasionally.
8. Books that make you laugh or make you cry?
I’d prefer to laugh at my books but I typically find myself crying. I’m a very emotional reader and it seems like now more than ever, most books are bittersweet rather than just a light, fun read.
9. Black book covers or white book covers?
I have more black books but I think white can be really pretty.
10. Character-driven or plot-driven stories?
Well, I guess it just depends on the type of book. Series tend to be more plot driven which leads them to being more exciting to read, typically your fantasy and science fiction novels. However, a good plot-driven story needs to have character development as well or it’s just a bunch of fluff. You can’t tell me that the characters aren’t changing and being affected by all of the stuff occurring to them, that would just be silly. While contemporaries usually have a pretty stable plot line, so for them, they most definitely need to be character driven.
I’m a rule breaker so I’m not going to do 10 tags. That just seems a bit much and not everyone has the time to do them, has already done them, or even wants to do at all. I totally get that so feel free to ignore this! 🙂