I would have to say physical book. There is something much more satisfying about seeing your progress and finishing a physical book.
Paperback. It easier to carry with you and cheaper!
- Online or in store book shopping?
In store for sure. To physically browse and flick through books is much more enjoyable. To be able to be surrounded by books and the smell of new books is so much better.
Either to be honest. If I had to choose I would say a series. More time to develop the characters and the plot.
Hero’s. considering I love to read police procedural and spy books I would have to say heroes. In these books the heroes are not like superman or batman but real people doing their bit for example detectives or doctors.
- A book you want every one to read
The Other Side of Lost by Jessi Kirby. It’s a very inspirational and powerful read!
- Recommend an underrated author
Jessi Kirby, Kayla Olsen, Claire Askew, Helen fields, Mick Herron… so many.
All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew
Yes of course. At least I new someone had read and loved it before me. A way to recycle books that are no longer wanted.
I tend to buy my books because I like to own them and have them on my bookshelf but I am not adverse to borrowing!
If you have read my blogs before you will know that a vital part of a book for me is characters. If the characters are not well deserved or realistic for the book then I often don’t like it as much.
Many thanks, Caitlin x
(Ps please feel free to comment your answers)
- Ending: A book ending that made you go NOPE either in denial, rage, or simply because the ending was crappy.
I don’t think any book I have read has had a crappy ending however I do feel that ‘The Lost Witch’ by Melvin Burgess had a little bit of an anti-climactic ending. It didn’t end in the battle that it was built up to be.
- Series: A series that turned out to be one huge pile of NOPE. after you’ve invested all of that time and energy on it, or a series you gave up on because it wasn’t worth it anymore.
I think that there has never been a series that I haven’t enjoyed as I tend to read within a genre I really like but I am sure I will come across one! I have however read individual books that I feel this way about as ‘The Lost Island of Tamarind’ by Nadia Aguiar. It was that this book was bad I think that it was just to complex a book at the age i was trying to read it.
- Plot twist: A plot twist you didn’t see coming or didn’t like
I think that ‘Gone Girl’ by Gillian Flynn had a plot twist that I didn’t see coming. The book has a very dramatic ending but I wasn’t quite expecting to end like it did.
- Genre: A genre you will never read.
I wouldn’t ever not read a whole genre of books however I would not necessarily be drawn to romantic books as I find the genre quite predictable. I am aware that it is a generalisation and I would say no to reading a good book within the genre but it wouldn’t be my first choice.
- Recommendation: A book recommendation that is constantly hyped and pushed at you that you simply refuse to read.
When the Hunger Games films first came out I felt that there was a hype around reading the books as well as watching the films however I have never felt the need to read the books. It didn’t help that I didn’t particularly enjoy the Hunger films past the first one.
- Cliche/pet peeve: A cliche or writing pet peeve that always makes you roll your eyes.
I don’t really enjoy reading books that have a ‘love triangle’ within the story as I feel it is very predicatble in most cases. It is also a very common twist to see in books, primarily in the romantic genre.
Many thanks, Caitlin x
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