Rapid Fire Book Tag – Nia Carnelio

Hey there,

Yes, I know it’s been awhile since I’ve blogged on here. Final year at University is really not as breezy as I’d expected it to be. Countless classics to be read, analysed and presented in class along with research and thesis papers, it’s a wonder I’m still breathing, to be honest. But I’m making an effort to blog a bit more, so here’s one of the first posts.

I was tagged to do this tag by Arzoo over at My Book Zoo and I picked up the original questions from Girl Reading. (The link opens to the video and the questions.)

So, let’s begin:

1.E-Book or Physical Book?

Physical books when I can get them, but e-books are a lot more convenient and easy to read while I’m travelling.

2. Paperback or Hardback?

Paperback. I usually read on the way to college and back, and I’ll legit collapse if I have to carry HCs of books that have 400+ pages and are huge. Paperbacks are easier to read lying down too, and they’re way cheaper. In India, we rarely get HCs anyway, so Paperbacks all the way.

3. Online or In-Store Book Shopping?

Online. It’s cheaper and easily delivered. And I cannot be trusted in bookstores – in the past two days, I went to two different bookstores and bought six very expensive books. I spent over 1k on these books. And now I have to hungry for the next week in college to make up. So, ONLINE ONLY.

4. Trilogies or Series?

Completed series. I’m too impatient to wait for one book to be released individually. But I also have a deep affection for trilogies done well. If the second book is written well, then the trilogy is almost always a winner.

5. Heroes or Villains?

Villains who turn heroes. Yeah, I’m that reader.

6.  A book you want everyone to read?

More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera. [Review for the same will go up sometime this week. SPOILER: I loved the book.]

7. Recommend an underrated book?

The Foxhole Court Trilogy by Nora Sakavic.

8. The last book you finished?

P.S I Like You by Kaisie West. 3 Stars

9. The Last Book You Bought?

Three Doctor Who Annuals – 1975, 1978 & 2007.

10. Weirdest Thing You’ve Used as a Bookmark?

Um. Bus tickets? My brother’s finger until I could get up and get a bookmark, another book.

11. Used Books: Yes or No?

Yes, they’re filthy cheap and quite nice too.

12. Top Three Favourite Genres?

Science Fiction, Romance, Fantasy.

13. Borrow or Buy?

Both. If it’s too expensive or a friend has it, borrow. If I’m completing or collecting the books, then buy.

14. Characters or Plot?

Both. I can read books that are only character development based with minimal plot (eg. Just Visiting by Dahlia Adler) or deep, intricate plots with minimal character development (eg. The Lunar Chronicles Series by Marissa Meyer)

15. Long or Short Books?

Both, depending on the mood. But I tend to like long ones better because they take longer to read. I miss books as soon as I finish them.

16. Long or Short Chapters?

If the writer can pull it off, short. Otherwise, long.

17. Name The First Three Books You Think Of…

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie.
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater.

18. Books That Makes You Laugh or Cry?

Laugh. It takes a lot for me to cry over a book, but I laugh easily. And if a book cracks me up, it automatically goes up on the list.

19. Our World or Fictional Worlds?

Fictional worlds, hands down. Our world is now turning into The Upside Down. (If you get the reference, you’re amazing.)

20. Audiobooks: Yes or No?

It’s a No from me. I just fall asleep.

21. Do You Ever Judge a Book by its Cover?

Heck yes. I mean, in this age of Digitization, if you have a shoddy book cover, I’m sorry, it could be the next big thing and I wouldn’t be caught dead reading it. A good cover goes a long way.

22. Book to Movie or Book to TV Adaptations?

Book to Movie. That way, if it’s done badly, it’s just two hours as opposed to an entire season or something.

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

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes.

24. Series or Standalones?

Standalones have their own charm, but if I find a good one, then series all the way.

Nia Carnelio

That’s it. I’ll be tagging people on Twitter to do this tag (@sleepyhollowkid) but if you haven’t been tagged and still want to do it, go for it.

Until the next time,

Nia Carnelio.