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Bookish this or that tag

When I’m lacking a few blog posts ideas, I find you can’t go wrong with a nice, simple tag post! And if it’s a bookish themed tag post, even better. Luckily… I found just that on Golden Books Girl and you can find her post here. Ready? Let’s answer some booky questions. If you want to do the tag yourself please feel free and link me to them as I’d love to read your answers!

Audiobook or textbook?

Textbook, all the way. I don’t think I’ve ever listened to an audiobook in my life! Although maybe that would be a god idea for those long winded classics, like Lord of the Rings and Great expectations that I can’t be arsed to read myself.

Paperback or hardback?

Paperback but only for convenience. When you have limited bookshelf space as it is, it’s so much easier to fit the paperbacks in! I also find hardbacks a bit uncomfortable to hold, especially for long periods. Basically, I’m lazy AF.

Fiction or Non-Fiction?

Fiction. I only ever read Non-Fiction when it’sย topic I’m deeply passionate about. Which is why I read a lot of Formula 1 drivers autobiographies. But aside from that, it has to be Fiction all the way. Escapism baby. The world is shite.

Harry Potter or Twilight?

Okay… confession time. I have read all the Twilight books and I bloody loved them. I was completely hooked. I haven’t, however, read all the Harry Potter books and quite frankly, I get a little bored of them. I understand that Twilight is kinda problematic and I so wasn’t down for Robert Pattinson as Edward. But I adore the Harry Potter films. So to answer your question… Harry Potter. Probably.

Bookshop or online?

Online, just for convenience and choice but you just can’t beat a bookshop can you? Aimlessly strolling around the aisles, picking up book after book and turning each of them over in your hands, the smell of paper drifting up your nose… Aaaaah!

Standalone or trilogy?

Standalone, definitely. I’m not a huge trilogy fan, unless it’s something exceptional that I cannot put down. For the most part, if I read a book and just liked it”, I won’t read the sequel (if there is one).I like new stories, new worlds and new characters unless I’m hooked, I like to move on to the next.

Sweet and short or heavy and long?

Sweet and short! I’m instantly put off by long books. But I do love a deep, dark, heavy story.

Cosy read or reading in the sun?

Can I make my own one up for this? Because I prefer reading in the bath, with some chocolate. I always get the most reading done in one sitting in the bath! Although in the summer I do like to sit out in my garden on our swing and read. That’s always very relaxing.

Hot chocolate or coffee?

Weird, why isn’t it tea or coffee? But neither. I’d choose tea, every time! Milk and two sugars, please.

What would your answers be to these questions? If you don’t want to do the tag yourself, leave your answers in the comments!

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Jenny in Neverland

Twenty-something lifestyle blogger from Essex. Book lover, Slytherin, organisational wizard and enjoys Motorsport, Disney and Yoga.

72 Comments

  1. I love these type of posts, it helps us get to know you a little better!

    Ps. you’re very brave to read in the bath, I’m always scared I’ll drop it in!

    Jess | http://acornlifefitness.com

    1. Haha! That does cross my mind. I just hold the book VERY tight ๐Ÿ˜‚ xxx

  2. I’m a huge fan of the twilight books also! And I agree, Tea wins every time hands down.

    1. Tea and a book: there’s no better combo!

  3. That’s so interesting about the Harry Potter/Twilight thing, I’m not sure I know that many people who have read all of Twilight but not all of HP! I’ve read them both, Twilight was pure escapism for me as it was such an easy read, but HP definitely appeals to me more.
    Also your mention of the smell of a new book has me desperate to go book shopping haha!
    Beth x

    1. It’s so weird isn’t it, now I just find HP too childish to actually READ. But I adore the films. I dunno, it’s a funny one!

  4. Theres nothing better than the smell of a new paperback, they’re 100% my favourite xx

    1. Absolutely not xxx

  5. Love these answers – I prefer a paperback book but the majority of my books seem to be hardback! I love a good serie of books if its something I really enjoyed reading!

    Sarah | http://www.sazsinclair.com xx

    1. Yeah same I read very few series but the ones I have have REALLY grabbed me (: xxx

  6. This is an awesome tag Jenny! I have to admit, I literally agree with every single one of your answers! Although I do love spending hours in a bookstore browsing through everything x

    1. Nothing like it is there? Shame there aren’t more independent book shops!

  7. sianreed93 says:

    I really wish I had more time to read. I have a Kindle Fire so I have downloaded some books so now I actually need to get round to reading them!

    Sian x
    http://www.theenglisheverygirl.com

    1. I believe everyone has time to read (; maybe a chapter before you go to bed or during your lunch?

  8. i need to dedicate more time to reading because i love it! but i hate harry potter :O

    1. Really?! How comes?!

  9. abbeylouisarose says:

    I’ve only recently got into audiobooks just because of their convenience and I love them! I spend a lot of my days reading for my uni studies, so to have someone to read to you in the evening is super relaxing too! I also love strolling through bookshops, nothing makes you feel more content, but I often shop online because it’s cheaper!

    Abbey โšก๏ธ http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

    1. I totally get why you would like them if you have to do a lot of compulsory reading for uni as it is! xxx

  10. I love this tag, your answers are great.

    A Sparkle Of Grace

    1. Thank you x

  11. Debra-Bow says:

    Love this tag, I’ve never seen it before so really enjoyed it. Some fabulous answers!

    1. Thank you (: xx

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  13. I really loved this!! When I have the motivation to read I love reading laying on my bed under a fluffy blanket and a quiet house! Xxxxxxx

    lucylovesbeautyxo.com

    1. That sounds perfect, with a cuppa and some choccie I hope? (; xxx

  14. I agree with most of these! Although I could get lost in a bookshop searching for hours haha xx

    G

    http://www.teawithgi.com

    1. Gosh yeah me too! xxx

  15. carolineontheglobe says:

    I love book shops and that`s the reason I am not buying books online. I like the idea that I can actually see the book, touch it, check the back enjoying the moment of choosing something. Being surrounded by books is also being in the place where I want to be ๐Ÿ™‚ Lovely post as always ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I love going into a bookshop for that reason, being able to pick the book up and just lose myself in them. But online is just so convenient and I tend to stay away from big chains like Waterstones and we have no little independent bookshops near me! xxx

      1. carolineontheglobe says:

        That`s a good reason to do so ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. I love the idea of a hardback, but they are such a pain to lug around. I’ve been trying to get through the same book for months now, and it’s literally only because the book is so big I can’t carry it on my commute haha! xx

    1. I agree! Hardbacks can look incredible on your bookcase especially when they have gorgeous dust jackets but they’re soooo heavy! xxx

  17. I really enjoyed reading your answers and it’s interesting that we have quite similar opinions. Except about R. Pattinson, I think he’s really handsome. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Haha well that’s where we differ! Not a fan at all ๐Ÿ˜‹

  18. You’ve never read an audiobook?! They’re my favourite. And yeah, they make reading tomes like LOTR so much easier.
    Imogenโ€™s Typewriter. <3

    1. Nope! I’ve never liked the idea of someone reading to me, I’m not sure I’ll be able to imagine the book as well as if I’m reading myself. But who knows! xxx

  19. I love this tag, I definitely need to start reading more again. When I’m looking for a new book I always find I go to the store to find the book and then order online as it’s cheaper haha. I loved the Twilight books too and have read all but one of the Harry Potter books. xx

    1. Oh gosh yes when I want a new book and am tight with money, I always buy a hard copy from Amazon for like 10p! I don’t mind what condition the book is in, as long as it’s readable xxx

  20. lisamclachlan says:

    I love this book tag post! I just don’t want to say too much about my answers because I think I’d like to do the tag myself, haha! So I’m going to have to say watch this space ๐Ÿ™‚ thank you, Jenny (and by extension, Golden Books Girl), I’ll definitely tag you when I’ve done it! X

    1. Can’t wait to see your answers Lisa! xxx

  21. Love your answers! I’m a bath reader too ๐Ÿ™‚
    Cora โค http://www.teapartyprincess.co.uk/

    1. Reading in the bath is the best right?!

  22. There is nothing quite like a real book from a bookstore! Lovely post Jenny. Xxx

    1. Thank you (: xxx

  23. Isabel says:

    I’m the same, I love love love wandering around a huge bookshop filled with random books, but nothing beats going online and finding exactly what you want for a great price and getting it delivered quickly. I think I’d have to pick both!

    1. Haha I agree! I prefer little quaint book shops though as opposed to the big chains like Waterstones. There’s a small book shop near where my boyfriend’s family lives and it’s so cute!

  24. Love a bookish tag post, love a tag post regardless. They’re just fun. Helps me learn all about my favourite bloggers too.

    Great answers fyi. I feel exactly the same about bookshops, they’re so lovely to mosey around but since where I live has no bookshops, ordering online is more convenient.

    1. That’s how I feel about tag posts too. And yeah I agree, I mean we have the big chains like Waterstones and WH Smith’s but I love small, quaint, independent bookshops which are a rarity to find now xxx

  25. Love your answers xx

    1. Thank you! Thank you for the tag (: xxx

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