Hi to whoever reads this,

I saw someone do the Rapid Fire book tag on Youtube and found it a quite interesting tag. So, here I am, doing it as well. Hope you enjoy.

1. E-books or physical books?:

100 procent physical books. Absolutely nothing can top the feeling of a good book in your hands. Or the smell, of both a new, and an old book.

2. Paperback or hardcover?:

Definitely paperback. It's way cheaper, and way handier. Also, I can't count the amount of times I've hurt myself on a hardcover. I really can't.

3. Online or In-Store Book shopping?:

This is a hard one. I mostly buy books online because I find it easier to find the books I want and have a better overview of all the books. Also, I can look for books peacefully. But honestly, wandering in a bookstore, not knowing what you're looking for and finding some real hidden treasures, is the best. So I'm going to have to go with In-Store book shopping.

4. Trilogies or Series?:

There are some really good Trilogies, truly. But overall, most of the second and third books are unnecessary and just, straight up, bad. I can think of a lot more series that I appreciate. Harry Potter being one of them (ofcourse). So series it is.

5. Heroes or Villains?:

Villains, villains, villains.
I just have a thing for their darkness, their story, their personality, their past that made them who they are. I just think it's so interesting to read about what goes on in their minds. I honestly sometimes root for them instead of the heroes.

6. A book you want everyone to read?

Honestly, when I love a book, like really love, I don't really want to share it with everyone, because I know a lot of people wouldn't appreciate it. But for people who would appreciate it, I would recommend Angels and Demons by Dan Brown. Anything from Dan Brown honestly.

7. Recommend an underrated book?

Although it has been getting more and more recognition lately, I find that I'll give you the sun by Jady Nelson is an amazing book and deserves even more appreciation. That book had me laughing and crying at every page.

8. The last book you finished?

That must have been the first book of the trilogy: Miss peregrine's home for peculiar children by Ransom Riggs. It was surely a good book, but I don't think I'm gonna continue reading the trilogy. Not right now at least. I liked the book, but for me, it just wasn't exciting enough to want to read the next book immediately.

9. The last book you bought?

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov. I bought it immediately after I saw the movie because I found it to be a truly beautiful, yet tragic story. I'm actually reading it at the moment, and I'm finding it to be quite difficult to read. The vocabulary is far from commonplace and it's pretty necessary to understand all the words to be able to grasp the comparisons and descriptions. But overall I think it's still a beautiful piece of literature.

10. Weirdest thing you've used as a bookmark?

A balloon. I know.

11. Used books: Yes or No?

I'm not really one of those people that gets annoyed when their book gets dirty or already was (I still would like to be able to read the words though). So for me, the only difference between used and unused books is the fact that used ones are often way cheaper. So it's a yes for me.

12. Top three favourite genres?

psychological thrillers, dark academia and self-help books (some at least)

13. Borrow or buy?

Buy. I adore having a library in my room and I want to be able to read books at ease, not having to worry about returning it on time. When I'm not sure if I'll like a book, I do like to borrow it so that I don't have to spend money on it if I turn out to hate it.

14. Characters or Plot?

Characters. There are definitely characters that I feel a very close connection to. They may have experienced similar things and have the same struggles. You get to hear all their secrets, their fears, their dreams. You're basically in their mind, which honestly makes them feel like your closest friends. The plot of a book can be shitty, but good characters can save the book. It doesn't really work the other way.

15. Long or short books?

Eventhough long books are more intimidating, a good long read can be wonderful. Short books can be great too, if the story is well-written.

16. Long or short chapters?

Definitely short chapters. I find long chapters to be very discouraging when reading. I don't like to stop reading in between chapters, so when they're long ones I tend to stop earlier.

17. Name the first three books you think of:

Call me by your name, Lolita and East of Eden.

18. Books that makes you laugh or cry?

Books that make me do both. When a book can make you laugh your socks off, but 5 minutes later you're sobbing in your bed, boogers everywhere, that's when you know you've found a treasure.

19. Our world or fictional worlds?

Our world. Don't get me wrong, I love escaping the chaos in this world for a moment and living through the eyes of someone in a whole different universe. But when it comes to my favorite genres, books in our world tend to interest me more. History through a good book also interests me deeply.

20. Audiobooks: Yes or No?

No. Well, honestly I can't really answer that, because I've never read a full book through audio. But from what I know, I can surely say that audiobooks aren't my thing. I simply can't focus enough on the details of the story and I rather like to. And I also just can't stand some of the narrator's voices.

21. Do you ever judge a book by its cover?

All. The. Time. I know, I know: 'never judge a book by its cover' blabla... It's not that when I read the synopsis and it seems to be quite gripping, but the cover doesn't astound me very much, that I'm not gonna pick it up. But when browsing for books, I'll definitely avoid the ugly covers.

22. Book to movie or book to TV-shows?

Mmm... this one's quite hard. Although there are some great TV-shows based on books, I think I'm more for the movies based on books. Honestly, it depends on the book. If the story is quite long and ongoing, a show would fit better. But stories with a quick and short plot shouldn't be spread too thinly and instead should be made into a movie.

23. A movie or TV-show you preferred to its book?

Hmm... I don't think I have any. Maybe, because I haven't read all the books of all the shows and movies I've watched, but I wouldn't know yet.

24. Series or standalones?

Standalones. To me, series are only good when they have a storyline that can continue on without becoming boring and unnecessarily long. Harry Potter for instance stays fascinating.

Well, that's all folks. Hope this was somewhat interesting to read :))
See ya