I have another tag for you today! I saw Just Read And Blog do it and it sounded like loads of fun, so I decided to do it as well.
Inside flap / Back of the book summaries: Too much info? Or not enough (Discuss)
Not enough. I love books that you read the back summary and you have no idea what it’s about. Then again, if it’s one of those generic summaries like so-and-so has a secret, but oh no! It’s been discovered! What will they do?, then I just get annoyed and will probably not pick up that book. So yeah, I like moderation, but if I had to choose, I’d rather know nothing about a book than too much.
New book: What form do you want it in? Be honest: audio book, e-book, paperback, or hardcover?
Hmmm, depends on the book. I love hardcovers, because they’re so pretty and they look nice on a bookshelf. But I love paperbacks as well because they’re easy to hold and read. So really, I think it depends on the cover. If it’s really beautiful, I’ll probably want it in hardcover because it’ll look better. Otherwise, I don’t really mind one way or the other.
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)
NO! I never write in books. God invented sticky notes for a reason. The only books I have ever written in are my textbooks (where I highlight) and my Bible.
In your best voice, read for us your favourite first sentence from a book.
I don’t know if WP supports audio files and if it does, I don’t know how to insert them. So’ll I’ll just tell you my favourite first sentence. Or one of them.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way – in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only. – Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
I just love this so much. The first time I read it, I just stopped for a minute after finishing it and then read it a couple more times.
Does it matter to you whether the author is male or female when you’re deciding on a book? What if you’re unsure of the author’s gender?
I don’t care about the author’s gender.
Ever read ahead? Or have you ever read the last page way before you got there?
Yeah, I probably have. I don’t really do it on purpose, but sometimes I find myself reading the end of the page.
Organized bookshelves, or outrageous bookshelves?
A bit of both. I LOVE organizing my shelves. Unfortunately, I have a lot of books and not that much space. So it’s really hard to make them look nice and organized. Most of my shelves are double stacked. I have 3 shelves that I’m really pleased with, though. The rest are kind of a hot mess.
Under oath: have you ever bought a book based on the cover (alone)?
Don’t even know what it’s about. But it was orange and had drawings and writing on the edges of the pages, so I bought it.
Take it outside to read, or stay in?
Depends on the weather.
I tag the whole world to do it!