Hey there! I found this tag by accident on Vicky’s blog, Books, Biscuits, and Tea. The Inside & Out Tag was started by Lauren of Reads and Daydreams on YouTube.
Inside flap/Back of the book summaries: Too much info? Or not enough (Discuss)
I prefer to have a summary with not enough information than one that tells the whole plot. This partially comes from the fact that most times I don’t read the entirety of the book summaries- don’t want to be spoiled for a good book and all.
New book: What form do you want it in? Be honest: Audiobook, E-book, Paperback, or Hardcover
Easily hardcover followed by paperback then e-book and lastly audiobook. I prefer a nice hardcover because there’s less of a chance for a cracked spine and if anything is getting messed up, it’s probably the dust jacket and not the actual. Moreover, they stand up on their own on my bookshelf and I’ve noticed that they smell better than paperbacks most of the time.
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)
Writing in books horrifies me! I don’t write in books unless they’re school books or study books- books that actually should be written in. I prefer the look of clean pages, there’s no real reason as to why but I think they just look nicer. However, sometimes I do make notes occasionally but that’s generally reserved for required reading books in school.
In your best voice, read for us your favorite 1st sentence from a book.
Well… I don’t have a favorite opening line but I do have a really awesome first line for the second chapter. It’s from the Lost Symbol by Dan Brown. Can I cheat? Yes? Alright then, here goes.
“The one who called himself Mal’akh pressed the tip of the needle against his shaved head, sighing with pleasure as the sharp tool plunged in and out of his flesh.”
Can’t you tell there is something interesting about this man…
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 truthfully don’t really care about the author’s gender when I read. I think this partially stems from my disinterest in other’s gender in most other aspects of my life. Being man, women, agender, polygender, bigender, or any other gender doesn’t make the author any better.
Ever read ahead? or have you ever read the last page way before you got there? (Do confess thy sins, foul demon!) 🙂
Nope! I did it once when I was really young and felt very guilty until I finished. Never again will I put myself through that intense guilt.
Organized bookshelves, or Outrageous bookshelves?
Most definitely organized shelves. Although, my organization system doesn’t make much sense. Generally my top shelf is kept for my unread books and then it’s by author’s last name but if the book is exceptionally short or tall it may be moved around. And sometimes things are grouped by genre, but only sometimes.
Under oath: have you ever bought a book based on the cover (alone)?
Well I haven’t bought a ton of books in general but I have gone to the library and picked up a book strictly because I thought the cover was interesting. I can’t think of any at the moment but I have done it.
Take it outside to read, or stay in?
I’ll read anywhere. Absolutely anywhere. In the car? I’m reading. On the bus to school? I’m reading. Down school hallways (and stairs)? I’m reading, and endangering my life and the lives of many others. In class, under the table? I’m reading. Everywhere and anywhere is a great place to read. Except in the pool or places with large bodies of water… Or places for high potential of personal injury. Otherwise, read away.
I tag: Shouni from Through the Book Portal and anyone else who so desires to complete this, either in the comments or on your own blog.