Book Tag: Rapid Fire Questions

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.

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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…)

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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.

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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.

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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 ✌️🔪

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