INSIDE and OUT Tag
Today I got tagged by Emily in what appears to be a new YouTube trend. The rules are simple; answer a few questions, tag someone, let them answer the same questions. The topic? Books 😀
Now let me tell you guys something about me and books. When I was young I spent hours and hours whining my mom’s ears of, begging her to finally teach me how to read! And when I could, I was a whole new world! When I read a book I like I can go literally days without food, water or anything that makes me feel like a normal human being, depending how long the book is. Non-stop reading! Though lately I didn’t have the time to read that much anymore 😦 I had to stop reading fun books for a while because it was too addicting and I wouldn’t study at all anymore 😥
But I’ll stop the blabbing and start the questions ^_^
Inside flap/Back of the book summaries: Too much info? Or not enough.
Well this depends on the book of course. First of all I really hate it when I start searching for the info about the book and it turns out there’s none. Come on! What is this book about? If you’re not gonna tell me, how would I know the book is fun enough to bring with me? No, I want at least a brief bit about the book itself. (Sometimes the books looks so awesome though I take it anyway). Another thing I don’t like is when I read the summary, like the book and halfway through it I find out that the summary told me everything already. There has to be some mystery, always!
New book: What form do you want it in? Be honest: Audiobook, E-Book, Paperback, or Hardcover?
The only time I like a paperback is when I want to read in the bus or something like that, because it easily fits in my bag. For the rest of the time I don’t like them that much because the easily bend, once you’ve read it all kinds of wrinkles appear in it and it’s not as clean and pretty anymore (I like my books clean and pretty). Don’t leave a paperback in my care for too long… Something magically happens and the book always ends up ruined ^^’. That’s why I really like hardcover’s! They don’t break that easily -,- And they feel so book-ish which gives me a feeling of awesomeness! That bookish feeling is why I don’t like e-books that much 😛 Maybe on a holiday, bringing an e-reader, but that’s all. Audiobooks… No. Just No. Not even a little. Having an interpretation ready for you in the voice just won’t cut it at all :p
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? (Tell us why).
Why on earth would I write in my books 😛 I’m not learning from them or anything, it’s a hobby not school! I read for fun, so my fun books are clean. There’s one fun book that I write in and that’s my Bible, because that’s the difficult, I-need-to-make-a-note-of-this kinda fun :P.
In your best voice, read for us your favourite 1st sentence from a book.
This is originally a youtube thing, but on here I can’t say it 😛 To get a sentence I thought I’d pick a sentence from the first book I see. Apparently I’m surrounded by about 5 books and the closest is my Bible. Since Emily already did that one I’ll take the one from ‘The Magician’s Apprentice’ by Trudi Canavan: “There was no fast and painless way to perform an amputation, Tessia knew” Well that seems a bit weird ^^ I swear the rest of the book is fun! In a normal way!
Does it matter to you whether the author is male of female when you’re deciding on a book? What if you’re unsure of the author’s gender?
I don’t care! Halway through when I find out what the authors name is I might think, ha, a woman/man that explains.
Ever read ahead? Or have you ever read the last page way before you got there? (Do confess thy sins, foul demon!)
Yes >,< I’m so sorry authors of all the books! I couldn’t bear the tension, I was shaking when I turned the pages, I tried to stop myself by closing my eyes! Keeping my hands in front of them blocking my view if I was to curious to keep my eyes closed, and then spreading my fingers as sneaky as possible peeking at the ending, knowing I would regret it the second later! I admit… I’m a sinner >,< (True story though…)
Organized bookshelves or outrageous bookshelves?
Euhm… As soon as I get a proper bookshelve I might try to get it organised? I guess? Right now it’s… Euhm… Next question.
THIS is my bookshelve 😀
Under oath: have you ever bought a book based on the cover (alone)?
Sadly I have to admit… I hardly buy books >,< I don’t have money, and if I feed my addiction I might lose myself in it 😮 But I’ve taken from the library just because they were pretty yeah! I have the first 5 books of the Alex Rider series from Anthony Horowitz (bought them when I was about 13?) in my small collection because the first book that I took from the library, based on it’s shiny cover :D, was so good that I couldn’t let it go. Which reminds me, I want the rest of the series too *.* even though I’m a bit too old for it now 😛
Take it outside to read, or stay in?
I mostly read in my bed, because it’s so comfortable. Reading outside is great too when it’s in soft grass. Anything is ok I guess as long as I don’t sit behind a desk or something. To be able to read comfortably I have to be able to switch my position at least once every hour. I like to twist and turn multiple times because chances are that I won’t let go of the book until it’s finished and for that I need my space 😛
I’m tagging… weaklyshortstories 😀