This or that? We’ll find out in this super heated debate of a tag! 🙂
- Mention the creator of the tag (Ayunda @ Tea and Paperbacks).
- Thank the blogger who tagged you! Thank you ❤
- Choose one out of of the two options. (You don’t have to explain why you chose what you did… only if you wanted to!)
- Tag 10 other people to do this tag to spread the love!
One: Reading on the couch or on the bed?
F: WHAT – this is difficult! I do both! In bed though, because you’re all nice and cozy…
S: I prefer my couch, but if I’m desperate I use my bed. I like something to lean on 😉
Two: Male main character or female main character?
F: Hm does it matter? As long as they’re good, then I’m good. No real preference. But I feel like there is an abundance of female main characters (not an abundance of Katherines… gotcha!) as narrators so maybe more male voiced narrators would be a good switch up? Or maybe I’m just an inexperienced reader.
S: It depends. I HATE the male and female characters that ONLY think about sex (like goddamn, get your mind out of her boobs/their ass/his abs/her legs for a moment and further the plot!) I especially dislike it when it’s in male narrators because I’m not interested 😄 That being said, I have seen an increase in good male narrators lately (or I’m better at picking books 😛 )
Three: Sweet snacks or salty snacks when reading?
F: SALTY. I CRAVE SALT. At restaurants (because I’m like a kid), I’d shake some salt on my hand and eat it. Maybe I shouldn’t have admitted that. I assure you, I have semi-table manners!! DISCLAIMER: I only do it when no one’s watching. Well, when I think no one’s watching. I love popcorn, pretzels, and the like so basically I’m a porcupine. (They crave salt).
S: Snacking while reading is a sure way to get me looking like this:
Because I read ALL the time. So I prefer not to snack while eating, and if by any chance I do snack, it’s fruits and veggies – so no ‘salt’/’sugar’, really.
(F: * Rolls eyes * WOWWWWWWWWW GET OUT. You’re way too healthy for this. But I’m kind of impressed.)
Four: Trilogies or quartets?
F: Trilogies. They’re a nice beginning, middle, and end type of stories. Generally not too many overly stretched fluffy filler parts and with only three books (the last one being the conclusion) there aren’t that many cliffhanger endings either!! But I also like quartets. * Scrunches up face and exclaims “WHAT KIND OF QUESTION IS TH- I’m fine, don’t worry about me. Really.” *
S: I don’t care, honestly. If it’s good, it’s great, but if it sucks, no amount of books after the first one can save it. Though, my favourite quartet is The Lunar Chronicles!
Five: First person point of view or third person point of view?
F: Ooh… it depends on how the author writes it. Some, like The Wrath and the Dawn and A Darker Shade of Magic, is written in third person so epically that I don’t even notice and I relate just the same! Frankly, I’ve been getting a bit exhausted of first person books… I used to believe that all novels had Table of Contents and were third person. I don’t have a main preference but if it’s written well, then I’m sticking with third person.
S: Again, anything goes. If it’s done well, chances are I won’t even notice 😀
(F: Dang it, Sarah. The POINT of this tag is to CHOOSE SOMETHING! It’s like, “This or that?” She’s like, “Doesn’t matter”. I mean, then this would be like a broken pencil. There’d be no point! Also, I should POINT out that this is such a classic joke I’ve heard so don’t worry, I didn’t spend 19.38 years of my life trying to think of that one.)
Six: Reading at night or in the morning?
F: Smack dab in the middle of the day, losers! Nah, it’s more like morning. I’m a morning person trapped in the darned schedule of a night owl. I just feel entirely happier and more alive if I’m up and awake first thing in the morning just reading. Back when I was seven or eight and finished a book every single day, I’d used to wake up at 7am in the mornings before anyone was awake just to sit on the armchair and read for an hour before breakfast. Now, I sleep until 9 and it’s still not enough.
S: I have no time to read in the mornings… so I choose secret option C… IN CLASS 😄
(F: * Rolls eyes for the millionth time * Seriously guys. What type of alien is Sarah?! I can’t seem to find it in my UFO field guide books. But honestly, someone better give her some kudos because she reads in class while the teacher is talking, doesn’t get caught, AND still achieves those marks that everyone envies. I’m literally trying my hardest to understand the teacher but all their words just fly right over my head in class.)
Seven: Libraries or bookstores?
F: Well, I borrow all my books so… libraries. Plus, it’s free! Also, I don’t have any space at home and I’m running low on the ka-ching. 😄 EXCEPT my library fine is $12 because I’m a slow reader. I actually received a $20 giftcard to a bookstore so now I’m saving it to hopefully use it for that special book.
S: Libraries. If I had bought all the books I’ve read, that would total over a $100 000 USD (and that’s even more in CND dollars). I would not be able to survive without a library near me.
Eight: Books that make you laugh or make you cry?
F: Books that make me LAUGH, of course! I love it when I get to laugh out loud because of a book. It makes me happy just thinking about them. 😀 Also, when I read something super witty, I automatically give a mental props to the author just to be like, “NOW we’re talking”.
S: Laugh! So I can giggle like this:
Nine: Black book covers or white book covers?
F: White. It’s a fresh and clean look. Black is more… not emo or necessarily sinister but it’s not my type. As much. Actually both could be good, it depends on how you’re doing it.
S: Does it look nice? If so, I don’t care what the colour is 😄
(F: Alright, it’s true that it doesn’t matter as much for this one but… JUST CHOOSE ONE LADY! I’m exhausted from your antics. -_- )
Ten: Character driven or plot driven stories?
F: Plot driven! To be honest, even if the character sucked but the plot was AMAZING, I would’ve still liked it. If it was the other way around, I might have still been bored. I just crave the action, you get me? Though both are equally important, I can get over a few bad characters but I live for the original action-y plots. I know some people may be thinking, “NO WAY, characters are the most important part of books!!” and they’re probably also already PLOTting my death.
If we applied this question to real life, however, I would flip it. The person would make the story and not the other way around. So even if life is boring, someone with an interesting personality could transform everything that comes into contact with them into something fun. Am I making any sense? I’m not sure. I think I am though. Actually, both are equally important. Nevermind. (I just wasted a minute of your life AND I’m a hypocrite because I’m not choosing either option. Whoops. XD)
S: Usually plot driven, like Faith said. But, I’m slowly learning to appreciate character driven books. Often, it depends on my mood.
Questions (via Sarah)
(F: I think the questions are technically a set group of questions but you could choose to do either sets or both!)
Girl villains or guy villains?
Katniss should have ended up with… Peeta or Gale?
Who would win a fight between Queen Levana and Voldemort?
Who did you hate more: Umbridge or Voldemort?
Cats or goats?
Pirates or Ninjas?
Fantasy or Science fiction?
TV or Movies?
Sarah or Faith? (Answer carefully, mwahaha)
(F: Woah there, this question is going to create some TENSION. 😉 )
And the most important question of all:
PANCAKES or waffles? (Answer verrrrry carefully, guys 😄 )
(F: Remember: You’re on the edge of a cliff here.)
Paul @ the Galaxial Word
Hirae @ Hiraeforthepages
Brigette @ The book and the Bone
Jess at JBelk Books
Becca at Becca and Books
Shealea Iral at That Bookshelf Bitch
Trang and Lashaan at Booktidote
Feel free to ignore us if you have already done this award before!