1. Reading on the couch or on the bed?
I am completely indifferent about this. I am pretty good at ignoring all other people and sounds while I am reading, so I can read on the couch while everyone around me is watching television and not be bothered. I could read in my bed but there is a good chance I would fall asleep if I read too long there- I get too comfy!
2. Male main character or female main character?
I really like a nice, female character as the lead. Maybe it’s because I am a woman but I love when there is a kick-ass female protagonist. If it’s a whiny female, then I have a lot less patience!
3. Sweet snacks or salty snacks when reading?
Sweet. Sweets all day. Every day.
4. Trilogies or quartets?
I’m really not a fan of either! First off, I have absolutely no patience. I hate waiting for books to come out. If I do plan on reading a trilogy or a quartet, usually I end up waiting until the entire series is published so I don’t have to wait. Second, is that I also find it really hard for any series to maintain momentum. There is always a book that I like less or a book where the plot seems to just be lacking! I don’t know many that are equally as good all the way through.
5. First person point of view or third person point of view?
I like them both for different reasons and depending on how what I am reading. I love books with a first person narration, especially when it is an unreliable narrator. I am all about books that are narrated like The Girl on the Train. I feel like a psychological thriller always is best with a first person narrator. However, I like a multi-person third person narration for mysteries. I like being able to see what is going on with everyone and how all the pieces are getting put together.
6. Reading at night or in the morning?
I get a lot of reading done during the day while I am at work; I get frequent breaks and I always read on my lunch hour. I try to read a little while I do cardio at the gym. Then, when I get home, I can get a significant amount finished while I make dinner, take a bath and then before bed. I am trying to get some audiobooks so I can use my commute time (in the car on the way to and home from work) and time when I am walking my dog more effectively. When I’m not reading, I’m usually thinking about what I am going to read next!
7. Libraries or bookstores?
BOTH! Why do I have to pick?!
I just re-discovered my local library over the last few months. Before then, I hadn’t had a library card since I was in grade school. I have been obsessed with the library ever since and have been borrowing books like no one’s business. I’m pretty sure the librarians hate me.
I also love going into bookstores. I love the atmosphere. I could spend an entire morning there. I also love used and thrifting books.
8. Books that make you laugh or make you cry?
This one would change depending on my mood! Sometimes you need a good cry…
9. Black book covers or white book covers?
I definitely think black cover; I am usually multi-tasking while I read and a white cover is so easy to get dirty!
10. Character driven or plot driven stories?
Ideally, the story would have an equal amount of both, but if I have to choose, I like plot driven stories. If I cannot get into the plot, it doesn’t matter how fantastic the characters are. I cannot get past it. I need my plots to be fast paced and quick, otherwise, I lose interest pretty quickly!
Well, that’s that! I hope you learned a little bit more about me! Please feel free to comment below- I’d love to hear some of your answers too!