This or That Book Tag

Oh my gosh … I LOVE doing this or that tags! I probably do them weekly in my Instagram stories because I’m that obsessed with them … probably just as obsessed as I am with Buzzfeed quizzes. Oh yes, I am definitely one of those people … don’t judge, please.

Thank you to my DARLING friend, Sofii @ A Book. A Thought. for tagging me to do this! It’s like show knows my not-so-secret obsession with book tags. PLEASE make sure to read her own answers and check out her blog. Better yet … just follow her site. You’ll love her posts, so it’s a win!

Read on the bed or the couch?

ON THE COUCH || Honestly, I read in bed and on the couch — but I find it easier to read, comfort-wise, on the couch. My back and butt always get sore and/or numb when I read in bed too long … am I just getting old?

Read at night or in the morning?

READ AT NIGHT || I WISH I was a read-in-the-morning person … maybe I’d ACTUALLY get more reading time in. But I find with my work schedule, I just don’t get the time until later in the day. I’m also a chronic night owl … with YEARS of bad sleeping habits because of books and video games … so night time reading it is!

Male main character or female main character? 

IT DOESN’T MATTER || Once upon a time, I DEFINITELY leaned towards female leads. I would actually try to choose books based on whether the main character was female or not. But as of the last couple of years, I honestly try to go mainly by story and reviews. I still tend to read female POV characters more, but it’s not on purpose. Lately, I’ve REALLY loved alternating POVs between male and female main characters … specifically in romantic comedies … which I NEVER thought I’d see the day where I loved this.

First person POV or third person POV?

IT’S COMPLICATED || Like Sofii … I used to BASICALLY only read first-person POV; it’s the only real way I could connect with characters. It felt really hard to connect with third-person POV novels, like I couldn’t connect with the character. Over the past 10 years, I’ve slowly changed started to enjoy both third-person and first-person POV novels … I didn’t even realize that I was enjoying third-person novels until I did an Instagram “this or that” book tag!

Trilogies or quartets?

Trilogies || Oh … this one is EASY! I have been BETRAYED by quartet novels TOO MANY TIMES! Honestly, every time a series has gone from a trilogy to a quartet, I’ve lost interest … the book always feels TOO long and OVERDONE. And honestly, I’ve been really enjoying duologies lately or stand-alone novels over trilogies recently … so the less, the better at the moment.

Libraries or bookstore?

Bookstores || Honestly … it kind of hurts to say this, since I have a degree in Library and Information Science. BUT I WANT ALL THE BOOKS! The library is still comforting … I miss the library at Western University so much! But bookstores allow me to BUY all the books that I want to build my OWN library at home … then I don’t have to return those lovely books … I CAN KEEP THEM ALL!!!

Books that make you laugh or cry?

Books that make you laugh and cry || I know … I’m cheating … am I a weirdo for loving books that make me cry and laugh?! I honestly just love any book that gets a huge emotional response out of me. Somedays … I want to CRY MY EYES OUT … and that’s okay! And other days … I want to laugh until I’m crying because my stomach hurts … AND THAT’S OKAY TOO!

Black book covers or white book covers?

Black book covers || Let’s be real here … I adore BOTH black and white covered books … they’re both minimalist, so why wouldn’t I!? But there’s just SOMETHING about a good black covered book, with some white and gold accents on it. Honestly, Serpent & Dove is one of my favourite book covers at the moment for this exact reason … OH MY GOSH!

Character-driven or plot-driven?

Character-driven || Obviously, the plot is important … you KIND OF need that for the story to grow. But I just NEED a book to focus a lot (or primarily) on the characters. I love seeing their character growth throughout the story, getting to know them as though they’re my real life friends … without that character-driven element, I see no point in reading a book.

Tag! You’re it!

Meghan’s Whimsical Explorations & Reviews || The Night is Dark and Full of Books || Life by Wyetha || Reading Through Infinity

I haven’t really been tagging people a lot recently with book tags, so I decided to tag just a few! But PLEASE feel free to do this tag if you’d like … consider yourself officially tagged!

Discussion time!

What are some books that have made you laugh and/or cry? Have you been betrayed or happily surprised by a trilogy turned quartet? What character-oriented novels do you love?




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21 thoughts on “This or That Book Tag

  1. Aw I loved reading your answers for these! I totally agree w/ reading at night, there’s something so magical about feeling like the only one in the world awake (: Also nothing like going into a bookstore and leaving with a new book, even though libraries are their own kind of magic!! ♥♥

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  2. I LOVE that you did the tag so fast!! 😍👏🏻✨ I adore your answers, I identify a lot with many of them & in fact you made me think that we need more duologies in general, there are few and I adore the idea of ​​reading them. 🥺
    I feel identified with that bad sleep habits from books and video games, I can’t help it! 😭😭
    I LOVE the whole post, look amazing, honey ❤️

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    1. I’ve been trying REALLY hard to post better (especially since I tend to take 2 week breaks like now ha-ha)! I also REALLY love this or that tags. I find them fun and not too much to answer ha-ha! I LOVE duologies! I have a new appreciation for them. Oh my … it’s so bad! And now that I’m back into Sims and Guild Wars and reading … my sleeping is SO OFF! Thank you so much! ❤

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  3. Thanks for the tag! I love doing this or that things too. I remember doing this tag back in 2016 as one of my first ever posts. I think I’ll answer them again now and compare it to the older answers. See if anything has changed in 4 years :p

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