Rapid Fire Book Tag With C.L. Cannon
Every Tuesday the authors of Rogue Skies will be bringing you some fun book/author tags! So what are tag posts? A tag post is a series of questions that we will answer and then challenge our readers or other blogger and authors to do too! It’s just a fun way to get to know a little bit more about each other!
This week we’re doing The Rapid-Fire Book Tag created by Kristy Hanson aka The Bibliophile Girl!
The Rapid-Fire Book Tag means I will have to answer questions with the first thing that pops into my head. I thought it would be really fun to do this in video format as well, so I’ll leave the video here, and you can also see the answers below!
E-Book Or Physical Book?
I buy a lot of ebooks because of the price, but I love having physical books that I can hold in my hands and display on my shelves!
Paperback Or Hardback?
Hardback! I think hardbacks are more sturdy and I like to keep my books in pristine condition.
Online Or In-Store Book Shopping?
I would rather shop in the store and discover new authors and bargain bin books, but I also do a lot of online shopping mostly thanks to Books-A-Million sending me offers all the time. It happens so often that I memed it! See below:
Trilogies Or Series?
I think it really depends on the book. I like both. If the character and story arcs are still relevant and believable, then I will read a series.
Heroes Or Villains?
I’m a lover of the anti-hero, so I guess I fall on the villain’s side on this topic! I love well-rounded characters with well-thought-out motivations for their actions. I like the villains who don’t view themselves as villains, but who truly believe they are doing the right thing.
A Book You Want Everyone To Read?
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir. This book sat on my TBR shelf for almost a year until I finally read it and blew through the entire series in about 3-4 days!
Recommend An Underrated Author.
Sarah Buhrman! She has an amazing series called The Runespells series which starts with Too Wyrd. The books are full of amazing characters, witty dialogue, and awesome story building!
The Last Book You Finished?
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo! I read this series sort of backward chronologically because I started with Shadow and Bone and the Grishaverse, then went on to read The Langauge of Thorns. Bardugo has a rich imagination with wonderful characters, mythologies, and a really fascinating magic system that I have come to love!
Weirdest Thing You’ve Used As A Bookmark?
I don’t think I’ve ever used anything that weird. I sometimes put a bill or something in there, but I never want to stick anything in there that might damage the book in any way. I have a nifty little pouch where I store tons and tons of bookmarks! I also used to draw my own and decorate them. And no, I NEVER dog-ear them!
Used Books: Yes Or No?
I will buy used books, especially from bargain bins, but I do like to check to make sure all the pages are there and that there are no stains or rips.
Top Three Favourite Genres?
Fantasy, YA (even though it’s not technically a genre), and Science Fiction. These are books I love to read and write. I will occasionally read some sweet romance or YA romance, but I really like romance to be more of a subplot.
Borrow Or Buy?
Our library doesn’t carry all the books I want, and I hate having a set deadline to read something by, so I would rather buy.
Character Or Plot?
I can forgive plot holes or crazy ideas as long as the characters are well-thought-out and believable.
Long Or Short Books?
I like big books, and I cannot lie! The bigger the book, the better. I like to get lost in the world of a book and the longer the book, the longer I can escape into that world!
Name The First Three Books You Think Of
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare because I love pretty much anything she does, but thInfernalal Devices series which Clockwork Angel belongs to is set in Victorian England, and I just adore it. I’m so excited for the Chain of Gold series which will explore the next generation after this series.
The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling because Harry Potter is the BOMB! And it’s one of my favorite series of all time! The people in this fandom are my family and Hogwarts is my home, and no one can convince me otherwise!
The Grishaverse, starting with Shadow and Bone, by Leigh Bardugo. This series really surprised me and swept me away. Leigh Bardugo’s writing is beautiful.
Books That Make You Laugh Or Cry?
I am a sucker for angst! I love it. I love killing people..err, characters in fiction, not real people! I like it when someone close to them dies and they are just devastated. I blame all of this on Joss Whedon whom I love and adore. He once killed a character so hard that he destroyed her soul so she couldn’t even be reunited with her love in the afterlife! I don’t know why I love it so much, but I definitely have to go with books that make me cry on this one!
Our World Or Fictional?
Fictional! Are you kidding me! Our world is cruel, and people are judging each other about stupid things. I would much rather choose from the billions of fantasy worlds!
Audiobooks: Yes Or No?
I used to be opposed to them, but as my life got busier after I opened my own business and I had two children, audiobooks are a life saver for me! I listen in the car or when I’m working on graphic design. I do have to really like the narrator though. There have been some books I just couldn’t listen to because the narrator was not for me.
Do You Ever Judge A Book By Its Cover?
All the freaking time! I will fully admit to being a cover snob. To me, the outside of the book tells me how much care went into the inside of the book. If a book has a cheap cover, I often tend to think the author skimped on editing and formatting. I think being a graphic designer makes this worse for me because I can see the imperfections more clearly.
Book To Movie Or Book To TV?
I think it depends on the source material. Some things need more explaining than others, but 99% of the time, the book is better anyway!
A Movie Or TV Show That You Preferred To The Book?
Like I said before, most of the time the book is always better, but I can say The Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith are much better as a tv show. I just did not like the books at all. There were a lot of repeated phrases, awkward, stilted dialogue, and weird names. I think the tv show did a much better job of giving the characters deep motivations and really fleshed out the characters in a way that was just not done in the books.
Series Or Standalones?
I tend to love series. I like being in these fictional worlds for long stretches of time and standalones are one and done and leave you aching for more backstory or just more time with the characters you’ve come to love!
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