I was tagged by Terry Tyler to answer these quick questions about my reading preferences (okay, I asked if she would tag me, because I really wanted to answer them!).
eBooks or physical books?
Both. I still like real books because I can flip back through them more easily if I want to remind myself of something I've read earlier. I also prefer the printed page. My eyes get very sore reading from my tablet and my Kindle is too dark in the evenings.
Paperback or hardback?
Paperbacks because they are bendier :)
Online or in-store shopping?
Living in the Netherlands, online gives me a better choice, but I still love browsing in bookshops and usually come out with a book or two.
Trilogies or series?
Generally, I prefer a series. Trilogies mean I have to read all three to get the whole story.
Heroes or villains?
They can both be interesting or both not. Depends on the book!
A Book You Want Everyone to Read?
Mine...haha. No, seriously, I would love to recommend
Offshore by Penelope Fitzgerald but there are loads of others too.
Recommend an underrated book
I can't think of any underrated books offhand, but maybe one not so many have heard of is
Monsignor Quixote by Graham Greene, a book I would take on a desert island if need be.
Weirdest thing you used as a book mark?
One of those stirrer sticks you get from the hardware when you buy paint. They make great bookmarks (as long as they don't have any wet paint on them, of course).
Used books, yes or no?
No problem. Yes. I buy plenty of books from the charity shops here in NL
Top three favourite genres?
Crime/detective fiction, travel memoirs, WWII fiction
The last book you finished
Bellson Her Toes by Diana J Febry one of a very good series!
Characters or plot?
Characters mainly, but can I add sense of place here too? I love that in a book.
Short or long book?
Nothing longer than about 350 pages.
I get bored with too much detail and start looking for the end.
Books that make you laugh or cry?
I like my memoirs to make me laugh. Hate crying.
Our world or fictional worlds?
Our world - I'm not into fantasy at all.
Do you ever judge a book by its cover?
No. I can enjoy seeing a good cover, but I never judge the content by it. It can be very disappointing.
Book to movie or book to TV adaptation?
No answer to this. I rarely watch anything, so couldn't say.
Series or standalone?
Long or short chapters?
I'm not particular about that at all. I don't even notice.
Name the first three books you think of?
Very randomly, then...
(Was just talking about this on Twitter - loved it!)
(I can see it from where I'm sitting)
(Remembered it today - could be an underrated one come to think of it.)
If any readers here would like to do this too, just leave your name in the comments and consider yourself tagged; then I can come and see what your answers are. I'd love to know!