Bookish Things

Bookish This or That Tag

I found this super fun bookish Q&A on Kristina Steiner’s blog and thought I would share my own! I’d love to read your answers as well!

Bookish This or That
Bookish This or That

Audiobook or textbook?

I’ve tried to listen to audiobooks, and I always find myself super distracted. I’ve tried listening in the car, at work, while I’m cooking, and I’ve found it doesn’t work for me. However, listening to podcasts are 10/10. Go figure. So, I’ll always choose a physical book. I also prefer those to e-books as well!

Paperback or hardback?

Paperback! I’m pretty hard on my books, so I like to fold the covers back and shove them into bags and purses. They’re also lighter, so when I’m reading in bed and they fall on my face, it doesn’t hurt as bad.

Fiction or Non-Fiction?

This one is a little tough. I’ve actually been reading a healthy mix of both. I suppose if I had to pick one, I’d choose nonfiction. With creative nonfiction, it can mimic fiction, so I think that would be okay. But, honestly, I love both!

Harry Potter or Twilight?

Harry Potter 1000%. Next question.

Bookshop or online?

I love a good, quaint bookshop. There was a place in Omaha (it has now moved to a new location) that was perfect. It was in a little strip mall across from a high school and I absolutely loved it. I loved the smell of books when you walked in, the free cookies they always had, the creaky floors and mismatched carpet. It was everything you could want from a bookstore. They were connected to the coffeeshop next door, so once you bought your book (or pile of books) you could stop next door for a latte and start to get lost in your new book. I found a cute little bookshop in Kansas that’s not too far away, but I’d love to find a local bookshop closer to home in Missouri.

Standalone or trilogy?

I tend to read more standalone novels. I don’t mind series, especially detective series, gosh I’m a sucker for those, but I usually gravitate toward a standalone novel.

Sweet and short or heavy and long?

Depends on my mood and the time of year, honestly. I’d say short & sweet in the summer and spring and heavy & long in the winter and fall.

Cozy read or reading in the sun?

I love taking my book outside to read! Whether I’m on my family’s boat dock, my backyard deck or laying on a beach, I love reading outdoors. Plus, it’s a great way to get a tan.

Hot chocolate or coffee?

Since wine isn’t an option, I would definitely choose coffee. I used to go to a cozy coffeeshop in Omaha to read, but I’ve noticed that most coffeeshops are trading in their large, comfy couches for hard chairs and tables. Personally, I think this is a travesty. I love going to a coffeeshop to read, work or chat with friends, and I want to be able to sink into comfortable cushions.

xo, Meg

4 thoughts on “Bookish This or That Tag

  1. Audiobook or textbook?

    I love a book to hold and have actually never tried the audiobook. If I spent more time in the car I might try it. I did listen to a podcast on our last trip and it made the time go by quickly!

    Paperback or hardback?

    I do prefer the hardback book. It is easier to hang on to and tends to have larger print for these aging eyes! But what do you do with the book jacket?

    Fiction or Non-Fiction?
    I definitely lean toward the nonfiction. Give me a good murder mystery any day. I also like historical fiction. maybe I’ll learn something while being entertained.

    Harry Potter or Twilight?

    Harry Potter. I loved those books but I didn’t read Twilight.

    Bookshop or online?
    Truthfully, I usually get my books as gifts or my daughter loans me books! When I do need a book I will go to a a bookstore over ordering online. I wish I had the connection to bookstores that you have. I look forward to spending some deck time reading this summer maybe I’ll check out a neighborhood coffee shop some rainy afternoon.

    Standalone or trilogy?

    I love trilogies! I get so attached to characters that I hate the books to end! My favorite was by Nora Roberts about wedding planners. It would make a good Hallmark series. Right?

    Sweet and short or heavy and long?

    I agree about mood and time of the year. As a teacher, I can devote more time to reading in the summer. i can tackle a longer book then!

    Cozy read or reading in the sun?

    There is nothing better than spending a snow day snuggled up with good book watching the snow come down. I also love reading on the boat, dock or deck during the summer.

    Hot chocolate or coffee?

    I choose coffee in the morning or wintertime. I do enjoy going to a coffee shop but usually it is to visit with friends. I plan to try it solo to do some reading. I have a local spot that is cozy and comfortable. I do like iced tea when reading in the summer.

    Thanks for sharing this! I loved reading your answers and it was fun to reflect on my reading habits!

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