Tag Tuesdays: INSIDE & OUT Book Tag

I decided to incorporate tags either weekly or biweekly depending on my availability and what tags are currently available. Most will be related to books, some might be “personal” and others might deal with movies, tv shows, etc. It shall be known as Tag Tuesdays.

To start off this Tuesday I stumbled upon the “Inside & Out” Book tag on Books, Biscuits, & Tea, the original created by MathomBooks on YouTube.

I Inside flap / Back of the book summaries: Too much info? Or not enough (Discuss)
It depends. If its a sequel I just want the jist of it I don’t want any spoilers in it. (Side note: I hate when you want to pick up a series and you’re unsure of the order so when you pick up the books and you’re trying to see which order they go in and it doesn’t just tell you so you read the back flap accidentally when hoping to see the order and you spoil yourself… wow run on sentence). Sometimes I pick books up just because they look interesting and when I go to read the summaries I want it to be brief. I like the mystery of finding out what it’s all about.

NNew book: What form do you want it in? Be honest: audio book, e-book, paperback, or hardcover?
Always paperbacks. Most of my books are paperbacks and I like them to match. Also hardcovers are really heavy and if you buy a large book it’s uncomfortable to read it. E-books are fine if its something I am interested in reading but don’t particularly care to add it to my collection. I get daily emails from BookBub that tell me what ebooks are currently free or at a really reduced rate.

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)
I’m a little of both. If I am reading something and I see a really good quote I might dog ear that page or grab a yellow highlighter. On the other hand, sometimes I cringe dog earring certain books. It all depends.

I In your best voice, read for us your favourite first sentence from a book.
This is from the first page of Outlander before the first chapter begins.

People disappear all the time. Ask any policeman. Better yet, ask a journalist. Disappearances are bread-and-butter to journalists. Young girls run away from home. Young children stray from their parents and are never seen again. Housewives reach the end of their tether and take the grocery money and a taxi to the station. International financiers change their names and vanish into the smoke of imported cigars. Many of the lost will be found, eventually. dead or alive. Disappearances after all have explanations. Usually.

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?
Not at all. Most books I read tend to be written by females but that has no influence on my decision to read.

E Ever read ahead? Or have you ever read the last page way before you got there?
Of course. Especially if I am really tired before bed but something really exciting is happening and I want to see what happens. I will later go back and read it to said point but I can go to sleep that night okay.

O Organized bookshelves, or outrageous bookshelves?
Before I moved I had two tall 5 shelf bookcases and my books were arranged in a rainbow. When I moved those two bookshelves ended up breaking in half. But the bottom half each were still salvageable. My brother gave me a small bookshelf he doesn’t use. So now I have 3 small 3 shelf bookshelves with books on it as I please. Series though are all together.

U Under oath: have you ever bought a book based on the cover (alone)?

Of course. Minimalistic designs usually catch my eye.

T Take it outside to read, or stay in?
I read a lot better when indoors but if the book is particularly good and I can’t put it down I will bring it to school with me to read on the train or in between classes.

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