14 Nov 2016


I knew I'd been absent without leave a lot lately but I hadn't realised just how much until I found myself tagged on this post some eight days after Suko posted it which is now some three weeks ago. So without further ado ....

Mention the creator of the tag. 
Thank the person who tagged you. 
Tag other people and spread the love. 

Thanks to Suko for tagging me in the 'this or that BOOK TAG' created by Ayunda from Tea & Paperbacks.

  • Reading on the couch or reading in bed? I don't have to think about this one twice, without a doubt ... in bed.
  • Main character: male or female? Do you know, male or female, the gender of the main character really doesn't matter HOWEVER I think I'm probably more forgiving of a badly written male protagonist whereas give me a badly written female character and I can be highly (though hopefully fairly) critical.
  • Sweet or salty snacks while reading? Hmm, I don't tend to snack whilst reading and especially not if its a really good book in which I've totally lost myself. That said, more of a sweet person than a savoury. If I were to eat whilst reading it would more than likely be something sweet (probably chocolates) THOUGH having discovered chocolate covered salted pretzels it may well be a sweet and savoury snack you'll find me chomping.
  • Trilogies or quartets? Apart from the odd exception I'm presently trying to stick clear of starting any more books that form a series but given the option I'd have to say, err, a trilogy.
  • First Person or Third Person POV? A bit of a cop out I know but I'm going with the ... second person. Seriously though, I think debut novels are often better when written in the third person as I sometimes find that writing in the first person can lead to a stilted delivery in the hands of a less experienced writer. Other than that I really have no opinion one way or the other.
  • Night or morning reader? No matter what the time of day .. or night come to that, if I'm conscious you're likely to find me with a book in my hand/posting about books.
  • Libraries or book stores? Likewise, whether a market stall or charity shop selling books, a bookshop or a library, wherever there are books you'll find me there. 
  • Books that make you laugh or books that make you cry? Ooh, a harder question to answer than I had thought. More so than any other genre I typically find humorous reads very much a personal taste. That said, unless in the mood for a good weepy I tend to stay clear of books that make me cry. Hmm, I'm going with books that make me laugh.
  • Black or white covers? Like Suko I'm not entirely sure what is being asked of me here but not to judge a book by its cover I have to say all kinds of covers appeal to me except the ones that grace so many a paranormal/dystopian novel. You know the kind: she's dressed in leather and stilettos (ideal for running after/from any number of creatures ... not!), he's likewise dressed in leather and is naked (and chest hair free) from the waist up.
  • Character driven or plot driven stories? Generally speaking, character driven.
Well, that's my thoughts. 

As for tagging anyone? I know not everyone is a big fan of these tags and likewise I'm bound to miss someone who is simply longing to be tagged, soooo, the rebel that I am, I'm not going to tag anyone but rather will leave it open to anyone wishing to share their thoughts  ...


Kelly said...

I'm afraid I'd have no one to tag if I did my own post, so I'll just answer the questions here.

-I'll read anywhere (bed, couch, dinner table...), but most often it's in bed.
-I have no preference between male or female main characters.
-I never eat while reading, unless at mealtime, but that's usually too awkward.
-I try not to begin new series since I'm already reading so many!
-As long as the story captures my interest and flows well, I have no preference in POV
-I mostly read at night.
-I love book stores (including used) and Amazon.
-While I rarely pick a flat out comedy, I'd much rather laugh than cry.
-I like a cover that actually matches the story inside rather than some stock cover.
-Like you, I'm normally drawn to character driven stories.

Suko said...

Tracy, thank you very much for kindly doing this! I enjoyed reading your answers and learning a bit more about your reading habits and preferences. I hope the week ahead will be a good one, reading-wise and otherwise. :)

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Oh I like this one. And I totally agree about the book question. I think most of us in the book bloogy world feel that way. :)

So many books, so little time said...

Suko comes up with some great things, I love her JP project too. Will need to try and remember to C&P this to mine xxx

Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net

LL Cool Joe said...

Oh come on Kelly you can always tag me. Ha!

Okay I'm not much of a reader, but I was interested by your answers Tracy. I can never read in bed, as I always fall asleep. The only time I read is on holiday and then I can quite get into a book.

Barbara said...

It is hard to keep up with the tags that pass backwards and forwards, but I enjoyed your replies to this one. I’ve been very remiss about posting replies to one you tagged me in some time ago. I’ve done it now and just need to publish it, but I have to be honest I was worried about who to tag. I've put a few names in the post, but I might ‘borrow’ your idea of not tagging anyone.

Yanting Gueh said...

Lol, Tracy, your answers are fun to read. I usually don't snack while reading, too. A cup of tea is good. And I'd pick character over plot as well.

Nikki - Notes of Life said...

I more often than not read in bed too, but sometimes that results me in having to re-read the end of a chapter as I was a bit too tired! :D