Thursday, March 23, 2017

Inside & Out Book Tag

So I failed to get anything together for my usual Pen to Paper Thursday posts so figured I would do a Book Tag instead.  In my hunt I stumbled across this tag at Backpack Full of Adventures.  It was originally created by MathomBooks on youtube (Here is the original video).  Feel free to join in if you like!
I Inside flap/Back of the book summaries: Too much info? Or not enough (Discuss)
             I honestly don't read them, if I see a book I am interested in at the store I pull up Goodreads so I can see the synopsis, rating and some reviews all at once.

N New book: What form do you want it in? Be honest: Audiobook, E-Book, Paperback, or Hardcover?
              If the cover is really beautiful I want it in either Hardcover or print, but as my bookshelves are very much so out of space I often get books in Ebook or Audio format (then if I really love it, will get it in print).

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)
              Always clean, I very rarely will put a sticky tab in where a line I like is but I never write in my books.  I read for entertainment and am often so wrapped up in a book I don't even think to mark anything. (I do highlight in ebooks though).

I In your best voice, read for us your favorite 1st sentence from a book.
               I don't have a favorite first sentence and since this is a blog you will just have to imagine it (and note I have a high pitched voice that people often mistake for a young teen).

D Does it matter to you whether the author is male of female when you're deciding on a book? What if you're unsure of the author's gender?
               Nope, it doesn't matter one iota if the author is male or female. I have read great books and horrible books in all the genres by both genders. Either gender is capable of writing fantastic work. (And who does this? Do you really think one gender is better than the other at writing? I have more thoughts on that and a few harsh words but will leave it at that).

E Ever read ahead? or have you ever read the last page way before you got there? (Do confess thy sins, foul demon!) :)
               I can't say that I have, at least as far as I remember. What would be the point of reading the adventure if you already know the end. I have occasionally glanced a couple paragraphs ahead but that is it.


O Organized bookshelves, or Outrageous bookshelves?
                Organized, at least as much as I can. Sometimes they get a little chaotic and I only have time to organize once in a while. And by the way my shelves are organized by target age group then by genre within the age group. (I usually have them also in alphabetical order by author but ran out of time last time organizing).

U Under oath: have you ever bought a book based on the cover (alone)?
                 Of course, who honestly hasn't done that?! After reading so many books and seeing so many covers you can sometimes tell if the book is something that will interest you, even though sometimes there are great books with horrible covers and horrible books with great covers but that is the risk you take!

T Take it outside to read, or stay in?
               I do enjoy reading a paperback outside but only if it is the absolute perfect weather, 80+ degrees, only a slight breeze and sunny with shady options.  Other than that, put me inside with a fuzzy blanket!
Wasn't that fun? I think this may become my permanent option for failed Pen to Paper Thursdays. If you also post this tag let me know so I can check out your answers too!


  1. My answers would be very similar to yours. Except I'm good with 60 degrees or warmer. 80 is a bit much. Unless I'm poolside.

    1. Haha, I want to be roasting! I love really warm weather, unless there is a lot of humidity.

  2. This was fun! My answers would pretty much be your answers.

    1. This was a really fun one, short and simple but with some interesting questions.