1 – E-Book or Physical Book?
E-books always and forever. I know some people think this is blasphemy. It won’t be the only time I’ll probably be taking the unpopular opinion here. But I hate clutter and face it, stacks of books are clutter. Plus, I love carrying only my ipad and having a huge library at hand. It is the best thing for a mood reader.
2 – Paperback or Hardback?
Paperback. I don’t like books that are too heavy and cumbersome when I’m trying to read.
3 – Online or In-Store Book Shopping?
Online, obviously because I like e-books but I also don’t really enjoy the whole book store experience.
4 – Trilogies or Series?
Series. So many trilogies seem like they should only be one or two books long and the rest is filler to pad out three books. If there is enough story for a series, I prefer that.
5 – Heroes or Villains?
Heroes, I guess but I don’t have strong feelings on that one. I do like it when the bad guys win if it is done well.
6 – A book you want everyone to read?
“The bizarre events that have been occuring across the United States — unexplained “oddities” tracked by Air Defense, mysterious disappearances, shocking deaths — seem to have no bearing on Benita Alvarez-Shipton’s life. That is, until the soft-spoken thirty-six-year-old bookstore manager is approached by a pair of aliens asking her to transmit their message of peace to the powers in Washington. An abused Albuquerque wife with low self-esteem, Benita has been chosen to act as the sole liaison between the human race and the Pistach, who have offered their human hosts a spectacular opportunity for knowledge and enrichment.But ultimately Benita will be called upon to do much more than deliver messages — and may, in fact, be responsible for saving the Earth. Because the Pistach are not the only space-faring species currently making their presence known on her unsuspecting planet. And the others are not so benevolent.”
I love, love, love this book and want everyone to read it.
7 – Recommend an underrated book?
“What happens when rhetoric about immigrants escalates to an institutionalized population control system? The near-future, dark speculative novel INK opens as a biometric tattoo is approved for use to mark temporary workers, permanent residents and citizens with recent immigration history – collectively known as inks. Set in a fictional city and small, rural town in the U.S. during a 10-year span, the novel is told in four voices: a journalist; an ink who works in a local population control office; an artist strongly tied to a specific piece of land; and a teenager whose mother runs an inkatorium (a sanitarium-internment center opened in response to public health concerns about inks).”
This is being rereleased this fall because it is so timely.
8 – The last book you finished?
9 – The Last Book You Bought?
“Adèle has only one goal: catch the purple-haired thief who broke into her home and stole her exocore, thus proving herself to her new police team. Little does she know, her thief is also the local baker.
Claire owns the Croissant-toi, but while her days are filled with pastries and customers, her nights are dedicated to stealing exocores. These new red gems are heralded as the energy of the future, but she knows the truth: they are made of witches’ souls.
When her twin—a powerful witch and prime exocore material—disappears, Claire redoubles in her efforts to investigate. She keeps running into Adèle, however, and whether or not she can save her sister might depend on their conflicted, unstable, but deepening relationship.”
10 – Weirdest Thing You’ve Used as a Bookmark?
I use everything as bookmarks. I’ve probably tried to use a cat’s tail before but they are fickle.
11 – Used Books: Yes or No?
12 – Top Three Favourite Genres?
Fantasy, Historical fiction, and Nonfiction
13 – Borrow or Buy?
14 – Characters or Plot?
I’m all about the plot. I can’t stand books where nothing happens.
15 – Long or Short Books?
16 – Long or Short Chapters?
I’ll answer these together because I don’t have a preference for either.
17 – Name The First Three Books You Think Of…
I’m not sure what made me think of those. They are all African but I’m not sure that is the connection that my brain made.
18 – Books That Makes You Laugh or Cry?
This one snuck up on me and made me cry in several places. I’m not a crier.
19 – Our World or Fictional Worlds?
I can do both but a well done fictional world is a thing of beauty.
20 – Audiobooks: Yes or No?
21 – Do You Ever Judge a Book by its Cover?
I don’t tend to notice covers because you don’t always see them on e-books. I do pick up library books because of the colors on the spines though.
22 – Book to Movie or Book to TV Adaptations?
TV. You have more time to tell the story.
23 – A Movie or TV-Show You Preferred to its Book?
24 – Series or Standalone
I love urban fantasy series that go on forever but I also like a good standalone.