I Inside flap/Back of the book summaries: Too much info? Or not enough (Discuss)
It honestly depends on the book. Some books give you a glimpse of the entire plot while some don’t give any clue as to what the story is about. Personally, I like to know the premise of a book before starting it to see if it is something I would be interested in. It annoys me when all a book blurb has is dialogue or a few sentences from one scene that occurs somewhere in the book because the entire time I’m reading the book, I’m waiting for that one scene so I can put the blurb into context.
I love holding new hardcover books. Not even reading but just holding because those things are beautiful. So yes, hard-cover.
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)
Not in the least bit. Writing in books is a huge pet peeve of mine. I don’t even like writing in my most loathed school books, using post-its instead. Books are meant to be read, not written on.
Slightly impossible since whoever’s reading this cannot hear my voice. One of my absolute favorite start of a book though:
“I’ve watched through his eyes, I’ve listened through his ears, and I tell you he’s the one. Or at least as close as we’re going to get.”
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. I love this book to death; it’s one of the very few books I can reread as many times as possible and not get bored. (Even though Orson Scott Card can be kind of a jerk).
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?
No, it does not matter at all. And it’s something that shouldn’t matter when you’re deciding on a book.
No, reading ahead is another one of my pet-peeves. It ruins the fun of uncovering the book’s secret as you keep reading.
O Organized bookshelves, or Outrageous bookshelves?
Definitely organized bookshelves. I don’t have a specific order in which I put my books; they’re mainly where they are based on size and whether or not the shelf has room.
U Under oath: have you ever bought a book based on the cover (alone)?
I don’t like buying books I haven’t read in case I don’t like them, so no. I have checked out books from the library based on their covers though (like A Thousand Pieces of You and These Broken Stars)
T Take it outside to read, or stay in?
I take my books everywhere and I do mean everywhere. My purses have one requirement, they have to be big enough to hold at least a paperback.
I tag anyone who wants to do the tag. Tag away!