Inside and Out Book Tag

It’s been a while since I’ve done a book tag and I feel like I need to change that. This tag was created by MathomBooks on youtube. I found this tag over at astrangersguidetonovels, so check out her post.

I – Inside flap / Back of the book summaries: Too much info? Or not enough (Discuss)

Personally, I’m not synopsis reader. I’ll read the synopsis once, maybe twice, but other than that I just dive straight into the book. Even if it’s been months (or years) since I read the synopsis, if it’s on my to-read list, then the chances of me reading it is greater than a random book (unless it’s an ARC or some other book I won in a giveaway). And even ARCs I just skim over the synopsis before I read it, if that. The cover is what entices me… also the genre (I’m more of a fantasy / sci fi reader). Emphasis on fantasy.

N – New Book: What form do you want it in? Audiobook, E-book, Paperback, or Hardcover?

I’m a fan of paperbacks because they’re more durable and I feel like they can handle more damage, especially if I’m camping, at the springs, go the beach, or really anywhere. I’ve taken books to many different places. But I do like hardcovers if it’s a book/series that I’m most anticipating and that I already know that I want it in my collection.

S – 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)

It varies from book to book. When I was in university I wrote comments/notes in the margins of all my textbooks/novels that I had to read for my classes because it helped for when I had to write papers afterward. It’s something that carried over to my pleasure reading, whether it’s a nonfiction or fiction book. I love going back to reread a book that I loved the first go around to discover my markings in the margins and I’ll sometimes add some more comments, too. I also love buying used books and discovering other readers’ comments/notes because it just feels like you’re reading with those people.

I – In your best voice, read for us your favorite first sentence from a book.

Mr and Mrs Dursley of Number four Privet Drive were proud to say they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.

I have so many memories surrounding the Harry Potter books in my childhood that I can’t not choose this first line. These books just fueled my love of reading.

D – Does it matter to you whether the author is male or female when you’re deciding on a book? What if you’re unsure of the author’s gender?

I honestly don’t put much thought into the author’s gender when I read a book. If I liked the book, then I may go look the author up on goodreads to see what else they’ve written, but that’s it. I do tend to read more female authors, but a lot of my favorite authors are male? But it’s usually the genre/cover/synopsis that pulls me in.

E – Ever read ahead? Or have you ever read the last page before you got there? (Do confess thy sins, foul demon!)

NEVER! I consider it a breach of sacrilege to read the last page before you reach the end of a book. You just don’t do it. You wouldn’t watch a movie backwards, would you? Then don’t do that with a book.


O – Organized bookshelves, or Outrageous bookshelves?

My bookshelves aren’t organized, per se, but I do keep my books neatly arranged on the shelves. I just don’t organize my books by author/genre/color/etc like some (v)bloggers do.

U – Under oath: have you ever bought a book based on the cover (alone)?

I’ve already answered this question in my previous answers so I’ll just keep it short and sweet: Yes, I have.

T – Take it outside to read, or stay in?

Either, though I do enjoy curling up on the couch with this soft, fleece blanket I have with a good book and cup of coffee/tea.

That was a fun tag… I tag any of you that want to do this tag, and let me know if you do because I’ll read & comment.


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