I Inside flap / Back of book summaries
--> Too much info? Or not enough? (Discuss)
That depends! Sometimes, there isn't even any information, only reviews by magazines and other authors, while on the other hand, sometimes the summaries just spoil all the events that happened in the book for you, which is annoying! However, most of the time, I would say the book summaries are mostly not enough in general. Most of the books that I've seen are just full of good reviews of that book instead of real information about the book...
Definitely hardcovers! I just love the look of hardcovers, the feel of hardcovers in my hands, and they are just so much more easier to read, at least, that's the case for me. When I bring the book out with me, it just leaves me with a peace of mind that the book will not be destroyed in my backpack with other million stuffs in it since it is a hardcover, however if it's a paperback, things will turn out even more worse than you can ever imagine! There will be dents on the cover, a tear of the page of the corner of the cover, and even worse, a huge fold on the beautiful cover, leaving a mark even after you unfold it. (THE HORROR!!!)
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)
Well that really depends! Sometimes I just tab the pages of the books with a post-it tab to mark the things that I want to look at when I read the book again, Other times, I will just write on the book itself. I basically just write about my feelings, and my thoughts on the side of the page and even underlined the quotes, and guess what, I even dog ear the pages instead of tabbing it,to mark the page of where the writings are. (I did this for my copy of The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black!) No reasons as to why, I just felt that since it's my copy and after reading a good book I will always love it, I just want t o mark out the things that I really like when I read it, and I just really use any sort of format to mark out what I want in the book!
I In your best voice, read for us your favourtie first sentence from a book.
Since I'm doing this tag on my blog, I can't exactly read out my favourite first sentence of a book in person to you! So instead, I will just write out the sentence and which book is it! However, another problem arises. I have never paid much attention to the sentences in the books, I just read the book as a whole, at most I find the quotes that I like in the book (which can be hard to achieve sometimes when I'm reading too!) So let me do this instead, I will use my favourite book, and give you the first sentence from it instead!
"I am an hourglass." (Well since it's too short, let me add the next sentence in it while we are at it.) "My seventeen years have collapsed and buried me from the inside out"
Yep, such a great start to a book! This is from Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi! One of my favourite books!
D 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?
Seriously? Of course it doesn't matter! Regardless whether the author is male or female or an alien, I will read it as long as it is a good book!
Well, if you have read my answer to the carefully again, you will know that regardless of the gender, I will still read it. Yes, even a book written by aliens!
E Ever read ahead? Or have you ever read the last page way before you got there?
In the past when I was about 11 or 12, I ALWAYS read ahead, and read the ending of the book, which always end up with me not finishing with the book, since I already knew the ending. (This happened to me when I was reading the Trylle trilogy by Amanda Hocking which consisted of Switched, Torn and Ascend! I read all the way till Torn and I just read the ending of Ascend, never picked the book up again to read from the beginning since I already knew the ending.) Really ashamed of myself. Since then, I always had to control myself from flipping the pages to the back to read the end of the chapter or the end of the book so as not to spoil the content, which will prevent me from finishing the book!
O Organized bookshelves, or outrageous bookshelves?
Both I guess, I don't really mind as long as I have a place to showcase my beautiful babies!
U Under oath
--> Have you ever bought a book based on the cover (alone)?
Not really, unless you count the fact that I look at the cover of the books before determining which editions I should purchase (eg hardcover or paperback, UK or US). Usually I don't buy books from their cover unless I knew that I will love the book or I have another edition of the books in the same series. (I bought the new UK edition paperback of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban only, while the other books in the series are the US signature editions. I got the UK one mostly because of the cover...)
(I also bought the hardcover of Percy Jackson and the Heroes of Olympus mainly because when the hardcovers are naked, they are just BEAUTIFUL!)
T Take it outside to read, or stay in?
Well, wherever I go, the books go with me too. So the answer is, both!
And there you guys, this is my Inside and Out book tag! I hope you guys enjoy it! Have a great reading time! =)