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Inside and Out Book Tag!

Hello and welcome, I have been away from civilisation and internet for a few days, but now I am back, and ready for some more blogging (insofar one can call what I do blogging)

Today’s post is a bit different, for a number of reasons, no book for today’s post. I saw that one of my favourite book blogs (acascadeofbooks) did a book tag. Felt inspired, so I did it too! Maybe people might learn something about me. Maybe I will learn something about myself (probably not, but I live in hope)

Inside flap/back of the book summaries: Too much info? Or not enough?

That depends on the book, some have too much, while other have not enough, and some are just a mess (not going to name the book, but I read a summary that gave me a headache once, it motivated me to never pick up the book). But writing a summary is quite hard, most summaries are written by the author themselves, trying to boil down something they have spent maybe years on writing into a few lines of text is nearby impossible.

New book: what form do you want it in? Be honest: Audiobook, E-Book, Paperback, or Hardcover?

I have a need for books to be in physical form, usually paperbacks but I do love a nice hardcover, especially if it is a signed one. There just is something special with the feel of paper in my hands. I see E-Books as a necessary evil, have never felt entirely comfy with E-readers(don’t know why) and audiobooks have never appealed to me, have listened to a few, and weirdly enough I prefer it if it is a man’s deep droning voice, one that can lull one to sleep whilst I feel safe (that turned weirdly sensual, but what the hell, I stand by what I say/write)

Scribble while you read? Do you like to write in your books, take notes, make comments, or do you keep your books clean clean clean?

No, what, is there people that actually write in their books? Seriously? What kind of ill-bred uneducated potato does this? Should there not be a law against it? I am seriously unsettled by this question. Sorry, I need a moment! There, I just needed to order two books to make me feel better. Answer is no, four things that always should be clean, your underwear, your bathroom, your kitchen and your books!

Does it matter to you whether the author is male or female when you’re deciding on a book? What if you’re unsure of the author’s gender?

No, why would it matter, what matters is if the book is good or not. I do though wonder on people where it does matter, that when they pick up a book and the first thing they think of is what the authors biological sex, gender, sexual orientation or racial background is, really need to rethink their mindset. That being said, as a contradiction to me saying no, I will say that it is good to read books by people with other background than you, you will get perspectives on issues and everyday life that you would not get otherwise, are you a straight man, read a queer novella, are you non binary read an overly macho western, are you a conservative chauvinistic man read a…….. kidding, they never read a book that contradicts their world view! You should always challenge yourself to try new things and to expand your horizons (daily quota of clichés reached)

Ever read ahead? or have you ever read the last page way before you got there?

Never, I am insanely anal retentive in my reading, everything in order, never skip ahead! Unless it is a choose your own adventure book.

Organised bookshelves, or outrageous bookshelves?

Oh, this is hard, my book collection is spread out over two countries, and a fraction of my collection is carefully packed in boxes, but all my books are waiting for the day they will unified in my grand library! The books I do have on shelves are organised into read and unread, the read is sorted into hardcover and paperback section, then sorted by author and publication order (series are of course together). In some instances, I keep books from certain publisher together (looks nicer), publishers like Dark Regions Press, Horrific Tales Publishing, Flame Tree Press and Unsung Stories to name a few. After writing this it sounds rather messy! I might have to rethink my bookshelf situation!

Have you ever bought a book based on the cover (alone)?

I want to say no, but I am a bit unsure, might have once in my wild youth, so I am going to answer maybeish?

Take it outside to read, or stay in?

Inside, snuggled up on the sofa with a cup of warm cappuccino. Outside is for outside activities like archery, axe throwing, horse riding, bonfires and hiking.

That was fun, and a bit different. Will do some more posting soon on several books, authors and subjects. Until then, thanks for reading and see you soon!


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