Rapid Fire Book Q&A

Sue over on her I’m Feeling This blog answered some quick questions on books and now these questions have been floating around my head as well! So, I thought I’d have a go at them myself and try to answer them as briefly as possible…

Ebooks or physical books?

Lately, Ebooks, but I love having physical books too, especially of favourite books. We have a lot of books in our house.

Our livingroom bookshelves (you can’t see the two more rows of books below those shelves visible here and the other books in other places in our house).

Paperback or hardback?

Paperback. Cheaper to buy, easier to hold while reading in bed and easy to put into my work bag.

Online or in-store book shopping?

Online when I know what book I want, in-store for browsing.

Trilogies or series?

Hmm, not a big fan of either. Harry Potter was a good series, though!

Heroes or villains?

Heroes, but no super-heroes.

A book you want everyone to read?

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Recommend an underrated book.

Dunno! Sue answered ‘chick lit’ here and I kinda agree. Love that for easy reading when I don’t want to tax my mind too much.

The last book you finished?

Liverpool Sisters by Lyn Andrews, chick lit about suffragettes. Sadly found it a bit disappointing.

Weirdest thing you used as a bookmark?

Small used plastic sandwich bag?

Used books, yes or no?

Yes. I like buying them from Amazon marketplace.


Borrow or buy?

It used to be borrow from the library but I buy more now (second-hand mostly).

Characters or plot?

Character-centric plot.

Long or short book?

250 – 400 pages is fine

Long or short chapters?

Whatever is needed.

Name the first three books you think of?

Mr Rochester by Susan Shoemaker that I just downloaded on my e-reader after reading a review on Herba’s blog.

Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Kay Penman, because there was so much Richard III on my holiday and I’m more curious than ever now. This reminds me I still need to look for it on Amazon.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte because I still want to write up my thoughts of the play I saw in Leeds a few weeks ago.

Books that make you laugh or cry?

Oh, how to choose? But I think I have read more drama than outright comedy.

Our world or fictional worlds?

Our world.

Audiobooks : yes or no?

Nope. I tried, but no. Not even for Richard Armitage.

Do you ever judge a book by its cover?

Covers can attract my attention but I try not to judge too quickly.

Book to movie or book to TV adaptation?


A movie or TV adaptation you preferred over the book?

Atonement by Ian McEwan. I loved the movie, then read the book and while I did finish it, I found the book very tedious.


Series or standalone?


Anyone else feel inclined to answer these? Please feel free too!

7 thoughts on “Rapid Fire Book Q&A

  1. Servetus

    Atonement the book IS tedious 🙂

    I feel like using the library is sort of like using a gym. You need to have a regular rhythm of doing it. For so long I didn’t have time — I was using scholarly libraries and I paid a grad student to do book runs up and down for me. If I wanted a book for leisure reading I bought it. Nowadays, I’m really loving getting back into using a public library. But it definitely requires more thought / planning.

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  2. Thanks for linking to my post. These lists of questions are fun to answer and fun to read! I used to borrow from the library more, but then I got out of the habit. Probably I should try to save money though. For a while I was borrowing videos from the library. Spooks, for example.

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    1. Some things that I really like I prefer to own so I can take a look whenever I fancy.
      We only have one central library left where I live and as I hardly ever go to that part of the center of town, the incentive to actually go to the library is very low, especially as I have other means of getting the books I want.

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