This is the first time I have been nominated or recognized, so it means a lot to me. I feel like I have arrived and have been accepted by my fellow bloggers. This should be an interesting and challenging project. The answers are going to be tough.
Special thanks go to the very fine and talented writer/poet Shayma. Her blog, Shayma, Deep Thoughts, Split Ink, nominated me for, “this or that book tag”, created by Ayunda at, Tea And Paperbacks.
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Thank you Shayma & Ayunda.
1. Reading on the couch or in the bed?
I have always liked to read in bed, sitting up. I have always done most of my reading at night when it is peaceful and quiet. I don’t like the distractions of the day time, lawn mowers, cars, screaming kids outside and family in the house making racket.
I can not get comfortable on the couch. I want to be relaxed. I don’t do it anymore, but I used to read until daylight and then go to bed. My mom would be reading romance novels at the kitchen table.
2. Main Male Character, or Main Female Character?
I would have to say male, maybe I can learn something about those mysterious creatures that play such an important part in our lives.
3. Sweet Snacks or Salty Snacks?
Easy one; sweet. I have a sweet tooth, and always have. Also need something to drink. There have been times I have had salty snacks, but I try to avoid them because I don’t want the pages of the book to get dirty from greasy hands. Imagine reading and eating Cheetos.
4. Trilogies or Quartets?
That would have to be trilogies. I haven’t really read a quartet series. although I wish some series would have gone on further.
5. First Person POV Or Third Person POV?
All of these questions are really difficult to answer, because in some cases my opinion would be different. I’m not the type of person to limit myself to any set style. In this case I would go with first person, because you are that person when you are reading. Third person can be as effective depending on the subject, but it is an entirely different perspective.
6. Reading At Night Or In The Morning?
I think I already answered that one, on number 1. Night time. I find it hard to concentrate in the day time. I unwind at night with a book. I will do light reading during the day, such as newspapers and magazines. My favorite book, is by Thomas Wolfe. “Look Homeward Angel”. He was able to capture something special about the night, that made a deep impression on me, and has stayed with me for years.
7. Libraries or Bookstores?
I used to be a library reader. I spent many days going to the local library. I probably knew it as good as the on duty librarian. Now it would be bookstores. I love all bookstores, but I prefer a nice, good-sized used one. I usually sit on the floor between the shelves and get up if someone comes down the aisle. I used to do that at the library too. I make it a point to visit libraries and used book stores when I am traveling. I also check out the Salvation Army, flea markets, and garage sales. Dollar Tree has a section of dollar books. I like a good deal.
8. Books That Make You Laugh Or Books That Make You Cry?
Books that make me cry. I can usually relate to those better. I want to go through the emotions of the writer. I think all good stories, like life itself have happy and sad. It doesn’t even have to be a sad book to make me cry.
9. Black Book Cover Or White Book Covers?
This one is hard, but I will have to say black. Black to me represents the dark, death, the unknown or bad, but the night is dark, I am attracted to the night. What black represents has a counterpart in white. In order to appreciate or understand the white, you have to experience the dark, and confront your fears. White lettering would represent that light.
10. Character Driven Series or Plot Driven Series?
Tough again. How can you have one without the other? I like character studies, so that would be my immediate answer. There are a lot of good books, that don’t necessarily have a plot, but they have to have characters. Ideally the plot and characters would complement each other, leading to a story that is deeper and more satisfying.
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A thank you to all who choose to participate. I know I haven’t been responding to a lot of you lately. I am just trying to catch up with everyone. I will get to you soon I hope. If anyone chooses not to participate, that is fine.