Here’s a quiz on books and reading I stole from someone on my LJ friends-list and decided to cross-post here.


Hardback or paperback:
Paperback mostly – hardbacks are for collector items or “coffee table” books.

Borrow or buy:
Buy – if I finish a book and decide I’m not going to keep it I tend to pass it on to charity.

Fantasy or Sci-Fi:
Both, though I think I tend to lean more towards sci-fi, my mum likes her fantasy novels.

Love-Triangle or love at first sight:
EHHH I dunno, love at first sight I think? That’s the right answer.

Wall shelves or bookcases:
I have had a bookcase.

Bad plot with good characters or good plot with bad characters:
Both seem like reasonable compromises.

Harry Potter or Percy Jackson:
Neither – I have bad experiences of some HP folk and I’ve only seen one of the Percy Jackson films fully and Pierce Brosnan put me off a bit.

Booklr or Bookstagram:
I don’t know her.

Contemporaries or Fantasy:
Either, as long as they’re good. (I’ll keep this answer).

English books or books in your native language:
Both! I will always have a deep love for Scots poetry. <3

Buy in a bookshop or buy online:
Both. I’d say it’s a fairly even split as well, depends on whether I was browsing online or walking past/loitering in a shop when I decide to purchase said book.

Amazon or Book Depository:
Amazon is the only one I’m familiar with tbh.

Buy because of the cover or because of the description:
Description, though sometimes I admit I’m fickle and torturous with wanting to have a specific version of a particular book because I liked the cover or other such reason, which is why the guy in Southside Bookshop hates me.

Alphabetical shelves or colour coordinated:
Mine are lumped into rough categories and then size (classics- big to small books, sci-fi – big to small, Spike Milligan – big to small et cetera).

Different sized books or matching sizes:
Unless it’s a set who cares?

Wait to marathon a series or read as they’re released:
Ehhhhhh. I don’t think this has ever been an issue with me. All my faves are dead.

Film or TV adaptations:
Either, if they’re good. Most aren’t, really. (Keeping this answer, too).

Reading indoors or outdoors:
Indoors. Outdoors has too many distractions and I feel like “one of those assholes” on the rare occasions I’ve attempted to read in the park.

Coffee or Tea:

Bookmarks or random objects to mark your page:
Most of my bookmarks are kind of random things I’ve fashioned into bookmarks.

Dog-earring or bookmarks:
Bookmarks – my poor books get abused enough since I’m good at falling asleep and rolling on top of them, or they somehow end up under the sofa or in my sock drawer for, yanno, reasons.

Be your favourite character or be their best friend:
My life’s lot has always been the sidekick to the more popular best friend. Might be fun to be the star.
(This prevous answer makes me sad, but I share these sentiments).

Physical or e-book:
I read both, but mostly physical books. I read Tale of Two Cities and Frankenstein as free e-books, even though I have physical copies, because at the time the iPad was closer to me and once I got so far through them I just thought, meh, may as well.

Read in bed or on a chair:
I tend to read more in bed, but depends on where I am when I’m reading.

Audio book or e-book:
I do not like audio books at all. For one thing, I’m hearing impaired, so that’s no fun. Plus, I can read way faster than the narrator can.
(Again, same answer! I’ve got a shallow depth of hearing so audiobooks are no good to me at all. The only exception to this is my love for Vincent Price reading Edgar Allan Poe, or T S Eliot reading T S Eliot, but it’s usually from texts I know inside-out and back-to-front so it doesn’t make a difference. T S Eliot has such a goddamn boring, monotonous tone to his voice, though, so it just kind of turns into a droning sound but that’s good for helping me sleep for some reason.)

Series or stand-alones:
I’ll only read a series if it’s a very good series. That’s a lot of commitment for a gal like me.

Reading in the winter or reading in the summer:
Reading is for all seasons! Though usually I will steer more towards reading shorter, more light-hearted texts in the warm months and I’ll save the biggies for the long winter months as I spend more time in bed so have more time to read them.


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