Thursday 16 March 2017

RAPID FIRE #Book Tag #amreading #bookbloggers

I was tagged in this by Cathy 
from Between The Lines book blog 

eBooks or physical books?
I read everything on my tablet via Kindle app. 

Paperback or hardback?
Paperbacks seem cumbersome enough these days ~ definitely not hardback! 

Online or in-store shopping? 
I buy almost all my books online.  Times change....

Trilogies or series? 
Presumably this means one long story that covers three books, or lots of novels with one theme?  Impossible to answer.  Depends on the story/writer.

Heroes or villains? 
Villains (or maybe villeins; I like medieval history...)

A Book You Want Everyone to Read?
The Silent Kookaburra by Liza Perrat

Recommend an underrated book
Any Man Joe by Robert Leigh

Weirdest thing you used as a book mark? 
I don't use weird things, but I usually use old photos from a pile I have in a little basket on the floor of the living room.

Used books, yes or no? 
Yes, unless the previous owner died of the Black Death.

Top three favourite genres? 
Historical, post apocalyptic, adventure-thriller.

The last book you finished? 
Codename Lazarus by A P Martin

Characters or plot? 
Characters - a mediocre plot can be overcome with great characters, but the best plot in the world is only mediocre if the characters are one-dimensional.

Short or long book?

Long or short chapters? 
Whatever suits the book.

Name the first three books you think of? 
The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell, because I've just been reading about the TV adaptation of the second book

The Lady's Slipper by Deborah Swift, because I was discussing it with a friend, earlier today.

The Utopia Experiment by Dylan Evans, because it's what I'm reading at the moment.

Books that make you laugh or cry? 
Neither.  I like books that fascinate, teach, thrill, or make me go 'Well, blow me down, I wasn't expecting that.'

Our world or fictional worlds? 
Our world - even if it's just been hit by disaster....

Do you ever judge a book by its cover? 
No.  Some of the best self-pub books I've read have homemade covers.  
And I've seen too many wonderful covers let down by what's inside.

Book to movie or book to TV adaptation? 
Either, if they're well done.  I only hate it when they don't stick to the book, or pick actors who don't look like the characters in my head.

Series or standalone? 
Series, if I love it - well, you just want more, don't you?

 As Cathy said, if you want to be tagged in this, please let me know in the comments!

Saturday 11 March 2017

Free Books and Nice People! #Bookworm #BookReviews #amreading

Popular book blogger Rosie Amber is looking for more reviewers to join her team!  At the moment there are around twenty of us, and we have so many books submitted to us for review, by authors and publishers, that Rosie is always looking to recruit new members.

You don't need to have your own blog, and you don't needs any special qualifications ~ if you would like to know more, please take a look at This Article.