Rapid Fire Book Tag

I saw this tag on My Shelf & Myself and thought it looked like fun. It was originally created by Girl Reading over on booktube.

E-book or Physical Book?

Physical. I tend to read more physical books but, if I’m having a pain flare-up, then a Kindle is less painful to hold.

Paperback or Hardback?

Hardback. They are so pretty and I love seeing all mine lined up on my bookshelves.

Online or In-Store Book Shopping?

Online. Due to my disability, I find it easier to shop online. I love Goldsboro, Waterstones, Foyles, Cole’s, Hive etc but I do also use Amazon.

Trilogies or Series?

Trilogies. I do love a well-written series but it can feel like forever before one is finished (*cough* Game of Thrones *cough*).

Heroes or Villains?

Heroes. I’ve also loved a classic hero quest.

A Book You Want Everyone to Read?

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden. This is one of my all-time favourite series. It’s full of magic and memorable characters in a beautiful setting.

Recommend an Underrated Book?

Godblind by Anna Stephens. This was one of my favourite fantasy books of last year and the final book in the trilogy is out soon so it’s the perfect time to read.

The Last Book You Finished?

This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay. I haven’t laughed so much at a book in ages. 

The Last Book You Bought?

The Minalima interactive edition of The Secret Garden. I had an Amazon voucher to use and decided to add to my collection. I still need The Jungle Book and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is also being released this year.

Weirdest Thing You’ve Used as a Bookmark?

School bus pass. My poor mum had to buy me a new one as I couldn’t find mine anywhere. A few years later I found it in one of my books.

Used Books: Yes or No?

Yes. I often buy special editions second-hand. I even got the signed Subterranean Press editions of The Shadow of the Wind, The Angel’s Game and The Prisoner of Heaven from the RSPCA once.

Top Three Favourite Genres?

Fantasy, Crime and Classics.

Borrow or Buy?

Buy. I don’t want to lend out my books so I wouldn’t feel comfortable borrowing someone else’s.

Characters or Plot?

Characters. I remember brilliant characters a lot longer than a good plot. 

Long or Short Books?

Long. If I love a world then I want to spend as much time as possible in it.

Long or Short Chapters?

Short. Not too short but not long chapters that are over 20 pages either. I like to stop my reading at the end of a chapter and long chapters are a pain for this.

Name the First Three Books You Think Of?

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller.
Peter Pan by JM Barrie.
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater.

Books That Make You Laugh Or Cry?

Cry. I don’t really cry at books but I prefer a story that’s emotionally draining sometimes (see A Little Life) just because it proves how powerful books can be.

Our World or Fictional Worlds?

Fictional worlds. Ours is pretty messed up right now.

Audiobooks: Yes or No?

Yes. I love how they make reading accessible to some people. I don’t listen to many audiobooks as I tend to listen at night then fall asleep but I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve listened to Stephen Fry reading the Harry Potter series.

Do You Ever Judge a Book By Its Cover?

Yes. I’ll always buy a pretty book for my collection. An ugly cover can be really off-putting.

Book to Movie or Book to TV?

TV. I’d rather have ten hours to develop my favourite book than two.

A Movie or TV Show You Preferred to the Book?

Game of Thrones. I love the books but I’m sick of waiting for the next one. At least the TV adaptation promises some sort of resolution. Usually, though, I never prefer an adaptation to the book.

Series or Standalones?

Series. This was really difficult. Sometimes I just want a standalone, but other times I want as much of a new world as possible.

I loved answering these questions and had a lot of fun. Please consider yourself tagged if you’d like to take part or let me know below what you’d answer.


  1. Stephen Writes

    12 March 2019 at 8:43 PM

    Great choice with The Bear and the Nightingale! I love the series and I’m currently reading the last one.

  2. Aj @ Read All The Things!

    13 March 2019 at 1:50 PM

    Your photos are so pretty! I also like the Game of Thrones TV show more than the books. The show gets to the point faster, and it actually has an ending!
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    1. scorpiobookdreams

      13 March 2019 at 9:41 PM

      Thank you so much! I’m glad you agree with me about Game of Thrones. Can’t wait for the final season next month!!

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