This or That Tag

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It’s time for another tag! Today I’ll be doing the This or That Tag. Knowing how indecisive I can be, making all of these choices should be interesting! Thanks so much to Ugnė @ My Passions is Happiness for tagging me!

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  • Mention the creator of the tag (Ayunda @ Tea and Paperbacks).
  • Thank the blogger who tagged you!
  • Choose one out of the two options. (You don’t have to explain why you chose what you did… only if you wanted to!)
  • Tag 10 other people to do this tag to spread the love!

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Reading on the couch or on the bed?

Usually on the bed, since I often read before I go to sleep. I also don’t have a couch in my dorm room, so the bed is pretty much my only option besides my desk.

Male main character or female main character?

If I had to choose I would probably pick a female main character, since I would be able to relate to her more easily than a male protagonist. However, it really depends on the author, the writing, and the story itself.

IMG_0676Sweet snacks or salty snacks when reading?

Oooh, definitely sweet! I’ve developed a major sweet tooth over the years, so I’ll always gravitate towards dessert of any kind. Besides, cookies are the best reading food– they’re portable, not very messy to eat, and taste DELICIOUS.

 

the raven boysTrilogies or quartets?

I haven’t read many quartets, but I actually think that I prefer them. Whenever I read trilogies I always feel as though the middle book is just there for transitioning the story from the beginning to the ending. Quartets, on the other hand, allow for gradual progression of the plot. (The specific quartet I have in mind is the Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater.)

First person point of view or third person point of view?

Third person point of view! Although first person POV has the added benefit of being inside the main character’s head, I’ve found that an omniscient narrator usually lends itself to a more beautiful, captivating writing style. Interestingly enough, I also prefer using a third person POV whenever I write stories. It just feels more natural to me for some reason.

Reading at night or in the morning?

Usually what ends up happening is that I read my assigned reading for class in the morning and read for fun at night if I have time. I prefer reading at night, though, because it helps me fall asleep.

Libraries or bookstores?

Libraries! I love my local library– I went there all the time as a kid, I worked there for two years in high school, and now I go back about once a week to check out books and chat with my old coworkers. My college library is amazing as well– it has six floors!– and I treasure the cozy, tranquil atmosphere it exudes. Libraries for life! ❤

438353-2Books that make you laugh or make you cry?

Confession: I’ve never actually cried while reading a book. Tears have certainly welled up in my eyes and I’ve felt very emotional, but I’ve never actually sobbed. However, I do love a hilarious story! If you’re looking for an excellent book to make you laugh, I highly recommend The Princess Bride by William Goldman.

Black book covers or white book covers?

White book covers. My eyes always tend to gravitate towards clean, simple book cover designs.

FullSizeRender-1Character driven or plot driven stories?

I by far prefer character driven stories to plot driven ones. There’s just so much more depth to the narrative when character have more influence over the story. You can predict plot twists pretty easily, but it’s much more difficult to fully understand what a character will do next. Recommendation: As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner.

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YOU!

That’s right: If you’d like to do this tag, go for it! Be sure to let me know if you do because I’d love to read your answers!

What are your answers to these questions? What do you think of mine? Let me know in the comments section below!

Yours,

HOLLY

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9 thoughts on “This or That Tag

    1. I’m glad that I’m not the only one who feels this way! I know a lot of people who prefer the first person POV because you get into the character’s head more, but I just love the description that often comes with the third person POV.

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  1. The Raven Cycle is probably the only quartet I can remember reading but you’re so right – middle books in trilogies often serve as transitions, but TRC is particular really does allow for a smoother progression of plot. Keeping up with them will be hard, though – I binged through the series recently but I can’t imagine following it year after year after year, especially given how complex it is.

    Also libraries. So much love for libraries. ❤

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    1. I completely agree! I waited a long time between reading The Raven Boys and Dream Thieves, so I had to read a summary of the first book in order to really understand what was going on. It was worth it, though! ❤

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