This or That Book Tag

I haven’t done a tag in so long, and today, I decided it was time to change that. And what better way than to do a book tag?!

I’m doing the This or That book tag, which is just a compilation of bookish this or that questions. Simple explanation, I know.

Let’s get started!

Hardback, trade paperback or mass market paperback?

I prefer hardbacks, even though they’re quite pricey… I’m okay with paperbacks, but their spines can get cracked, and I’m quite OCD about it not getting cracked. I really hate mass paperbacks, just no!

Barnes & Noble or Borders?

I’ve never been to Borders, I’m gonna go with Barns & Noble

Bookmark or dog-ear?

BOOKMARKS! UGH! I hate when people doggy ear their books! JUST NO! Bookmarks for sure!

Amazon or brick-and-mortar?

Again, I’ve never been to brick-and-mortar, so I’m going to go with Amazon!

Alphabetize by author, or alphabetize by title, or random?

I tend to just put books where they look good, so by width and height

Keep, throw away, or sell?

I have a bad habit of hoarding, so it’s either keep or the occasional give-to-a-friend.

Keep dustjacket or toss it?


Read with dustjacket or remove it?

I like to keep the dust jacket on the shelf, so it doesn’t get damaged

Short story or novel?

A novel for sure! But I do like a good companion short story

Harry Potter or Lemony Snicket?

I haven’t read any Lemony Snicket, and I’m a pretty hardcore HP fan, so Harry Potter!

Stop reading when tired or at chapter breaks?

Chapter breaks unless the book has long chapters.

“It was a dark and stormy night” or “Once upon a time”?

It was a dark and stormy night, gives a little more feeling to the whole story

Buy or borrow?

Buy. I like to have the physical copy only shelf, even if it takes a bit out of my wallet

Buying choice: book reviews, recommendations, or browse?

Browse, or sometimes recommendations

Tidy ending or cliffhanger?

UGH! I DON’T KNOW! I like both, but a cliffhanger only if it’s a book in a series, where it will carry on. I like a tidy ending with a standalone.

Morning reading, afternoon reading, or nighttime reading?

I tend to stay up reading until unhealthy hours of the night/morning

Stand-alone or series?

I’m slowly turning into a series kind of person, but I do enjoy a good stand alone

Favourite series?

Lunar Chronicles and Harry Potter

Favourite children’s book?

Matilda by Roald Dahl. I used to die for that book!

Favourite YA book?

I kind of exclusively read YA, so I can’t really narrow it down to only one book sorry.

Favourite book of which nobody else has heard?

I guess I can choose The Silence of Six by E.C Myer, because I love that book, and not a lot of people know about it

Favourite books read last year?

I think I’m gonna go with all of the Lunar Chronicles and I Hate My Selfie, Shatter Me, and a lot more.

Favourite books of all time?

Again, I can’t just choose a couple, this is impossible

What are you reading right now?

I’m reading Winter by Marissa Meyer

What are you reading next?

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Steivater

Favourite book to recommend to an 11-year-old?

I think I would recommend Harry Potter because you can’t go wrong with HP.

Favourite book to re-read?

I Hate My Selfie by Shane Dawson, and Death Note by that author that I can’t remember the name of…

Do you ever smell books?



I had a lot of fun answering these questions, and I hope you liked reading them too!

Much love, Rawan❤ …