This or That Book Tag


So last month Ayunda created this wonderful book-related tag (that I can’t help but to love) and tagged me to do it. Reading on the couch or on the bed? Male protagonist or female protagonist? Find out my answers below. 🙂

The Rules

  1. Mention the creator of the tag (Ayunda @ Tea and Paperbacks).
  2. Thank the blogger who tagged you!
  3. Choose one of the options, you don’t have to tell the reasons why you chose that but you can also do them if you want to.
  4. Tag 10 other people to do this tag to spread the love!

One: Reading on the couch or on the bed?

Couch and bed. I’m very much a potato and I can both lie in bed or sit on the couch for hours without getting up even once. HOURS.

Two: Male main character or female main character?

Honestly doesn’t matter to me, but I generally dislike multiple POVs in books — they’re very rarely done well in my experience and tend to sound exactly the same.

Three: Sweet snacks or salty snacks when reading?

Salty! I love my sweets but savoury snacks are where my heart is. I used to be able to finish a whole bar of chocolate (say about 150-200 grams) in a day but no longer, and I can still finish one bag of chips easy if I don’t stop myself. Snacking while reading is THE WORST because I’m so focused on the story I don’t usually notice how much I’ve eaten. 😛

Four: Trilogies or quartets?

Depends on the story, but I’m slightly inclined to say neither. I like the structure of trilogies but generally find the second book (and occasionally the third) lacking, and I don’t think I have the patience for a quartet. Why don’t people write more duologies, I wonder? That’d be perfect for me!

Five: First person point of view or third person point of view?

Hmm. I like both as long as they’re done well. First person can be great when your POV character is funny and/or interesting, like Don in The Rosie Project or Greg in Me and Earl and the Dying Girl… but also flat if the character doesn’t have an engaging voice.

Third person, meanwhile, usually gives us a more rounded view of the story but can sometimes lose the focus, like Sarah J. Maas in her later Throne of Glass books — too many characters and too many stories to keep track of and as a result, I didn’t care about anyone or anything.

Six: Reading at night or in the morning?

I would LOVE to read in the morning except my morning routine is literally up and go — I get up and go straight to work. Reading at night is more realistic for me, especially because I’m a night owl and sleep after 12 every night. Actually, reading (and honestly, Reddit) is perhaps why I sleep so late…

I need help

Seven: Libraries or bookstores?

Libraries, probably. I take AGES to decide what books I want to buy/borrow/read and it seems more acceptable to loiter around a library for hours than a bookstore, especially since I usually come out empty-handed. I also enjoy reading and studying in the library, because everyone’s kind of doing the same thing and yet minding their own business. It’s a way to be social without actually, um, talking, for me. 😛

Eight: Books that make you laugh or make you cry?

Neither. I’m honestly not a very emotional reader — when I say “This book made me cry”, it’s most probably like a tear at most; and when I say “This book is laugh-out-loud funny”, it’s probably more like a chuckle.

Nine: Black book covers or white book covers?

Probably black. White gets dusty after a while… Not a fan. 😛

Ten: Character-driven or plot-driven stories?

Hmm, probably character-driven. A book doesn’t have to have amazing plot (in fact I’d say most plot is pretty basic when you break it down) as long as the characters are well-developed and interesting, one way or another. The whole entirety of the romance genre, for example, is more character-driven than plot-driven, and I’ve enjoyed quite a lot of romance books! 🙂

My Tags

I had tons of fun doing this book tag and it really doesn’t require you to do anything other than think about yourself, so I hope you have fun if you choose to do this! ❤

16 thoughts on “This or That Book Tag

  1. Yesssss, multiple POVs sometime just get all jumbled together and can get really confusing because you have to switch your mindset every time it changes characters. Great post and thanks for the tag! 🙂


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