I feel like this is a bit of a Rorschach Test for Booknerds. Answer fast with the first thing that comes to mind!
This could be dangerous for me – you never know where my mind will land. Could be stupid, could be unexpectedly erotic, could be inappropriate. Just prepare yourselves.
I, too, am dressed as Khaleesi while writing this. I’m the Mother of Furdragons, after all.
Allow us tat jin! (That’s Dothraki for “let’s do this”…)
E-Book or Physical Book? This is Sophie’s Choice for me.
Paperback or Hardback? I like it hard (ugh, this is already deteriorating…)
Online or In-Store Book Shopping? Sophie’s Choice: The Sequel.
Trilogies or Series? A series that knows when to end.
Heroes or Villains? Heroes who have a little villain in them (I did it again. I didn’t mean it that way. Or did I? I didn’t.)
A book you want everyone to read? Get into the UNSUB series by Meg Gardiner, like yesterday, if you want a better quality of life. I’m serious – it’s that good.
Recommend an underrated book? I can’t think of one. Typically, I’m such a cynical, cold-hearted swamp demon, that my ratings tend to be much lower than my fellow readers. Ask me about a book that is overrated and I’d be able to write a college essay on that.
The last book you bought? I went to a box sale over St. Patrick’s Day weekend and got about $300 worth of books for $35.
Weirdest thing you’ve used as a bookmark? My library receipt gets used a lot.
Used Books: Yes or No? Of course! Recycle, reuse, reread.
Top three favourite genres? Mystery, Horror, Thriller. Are these kind of the same? I don’t care.
Borrow or Buy? Both. Depends on the book, author and price.
Characters or Plot? Characters, then plot. Sometimes the perfect character can elevate the plot.
Long or Short Books? Long-ish is my answer. Just go with it.
Long or Short Chapters? I again, I’m going to go for the “long-ish” answer here. I need a good place to stop, but James Patterson-style chapters don’t offer the kind of depth I need from a novel.
Name the first three books you can think of: I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara, Rattle by Fiona Cummins and The Killing Ways by Alex Barclay are on my REALLY REALLY WANT TO READ list at the moment. I daydream about them.
Books that make you laugh or cry? Nothing. I’m dead on the inside. That’s why I need to be scared and disturbed.
Our World or Fictional Worlds? Ours. I like to feel like I’m seeing something that could happen.
Audiobooks: Yes or No? Yes. They are the perfect way to get through work, car rides or time at the gym.
Do you ever judge a book by its cover? Always. I apply this judgement to people and houses as well. I’m extremely judgmental, but also open-minded. It’s a complex talent I’ve been working on for 30-something years.
Book-to-Movie or Book-to-TV Adaptations? TV, especially binge-able TV. Movies just don’t interest me like they used to. I blame Netflix, and by blame and I mean praise.
A Movie or TV-Show You Preferred to its Book? American Psycho the movie is way better, imho, than American Psycho the book by Brett Easton Ellis. It could be because I saw the movie – and fell in love with it – before I ever read the book – actually before I even knew it was based on a book. It came out in 2000 so I was 15 – not exactly a worldy booknerd at that point. When I read the book a decade later, I found it didn’t have the same feral immediacy that the movie did.
Series or Standalones? Series. There can be a disappointment to ending a standalone knowing I’m not going to get to visit with those characters again, and a series doesn’t do me like that.
I think we can all agree that I, very clearly, missed the point of the “rapid fire” idea for this tag. But I talk a lot. What can I say? …Probably way more than I did.
Stay safe. Be Kind. But, take no shit.
Later, Booknerds ✌️🔪