MY BOOKISH PREFERENCES

I would like to start off by saying happy new month to everybody. Today i’m going to be doing my bookish preferences tag.

1. Which perspective is your favourite?

I love third person perspective particularly third person limited.

2. Which format is your favourite(hardback, paperback, audiobook,ebook,mass paperback)

Mg favourite format will have to be paperback, not only because it is more accessible, but also it is much easier to handle than a hardback which looks really good on a shelf but it’s quite hard for me to put it in a readable position. Currently i am reading ebooks because it’s more convenient, also because i’m in school which is why i haven’t been able to post as often as i would like. You can rank your favourite format from your most preferred to your least preferred in the comments.

3. Do you prefer a character focused or plot focused book?

Definitely character focused. I like to have a bit of balance where i have a strong plot and strong characters but when i have a weak plit but strong characters i am much more forgiving because i can stick around for the characters.

4. Do you care about prose?

Not really. I’m not the type of reader who needs top tier prose in order to enjoy a book, now i don’t want a book to have horrible prose and i am impressed with books that have beautiful prose but it’s just not a requirement for me.

5. How introspective do you want you characters to be?

I like to have a bit of balance with this one where the character isn’t so introspective that it’s kinda annoying and comes across as way too dramatic or angsty. I also don’t like it when the character doesn’t have any introspection at all, making them seem bland and two dimensional

6. How do you like your relationships?

I love friendships and family of all kinds whether it is biological family or a found family or any kind of family. I also enjoy cute romances as well.

7. Do you like a lot of description

No. This is why i’m having a tough time reading the lord of the rings, part of it is its meandering plot and another part is description. This is not meant as some sort of takedown of a story that has shaped what fantasy is today but it excessive description can get on my nerves a bit. Lord of the rings can be forgiven a bit because it’s fantasy and in the genre, a bit of description is super important but again it’s about balance. Sometimes a lot of description can end up being too distracting and they take away from the scene and charcters.

8. Do you prefer standalones or series

I feel like for this question the answer changes depending on the day or my mood, but for this particular day and mood i’ll choose standalones

9. Single POV or multiple POV

I prefer a single POV although i dont mind multiple POVs. I just think it’s easier for me to track the progress of the story and characters by observing them all from a single POV.

10. Do you prefer a strong start, middle or finish.

I prefer a strong finish. When the start to a book or series is a bit weak, i can still muster some patience and wait for this finish but when the finish is weak, i personally feel like it weakens the entire story as a whole as the ending was not satisfying and weak.

I tag

Amy leigh

Riddhi B

Valery Nanluga

Pages unbound

Booksophobia

And most importantly

I tag YOU!

Feel free to answer the questions of this tag in the comments. Thank you

READING UPDATES

It’s time for another reading updates.

1. The midnight library by Matt Hiag

Trigger warning for suicide

Somewhere out beyond the edge of the universe there is a library that contains an infinite number of books, each one the story of another reality. One tells the story of your life as it is, along with another book for the other life you could have lived if you had made a different choice at any point in your life. While we all wonder how our lives might have been, what if you had the chance to go to the library and see for yourself? Would any of these other lives truly be better?

Nora Seed finds herself faced with this decision. Faced with the possibility of changing her life for a new one, following a different career, undoing old breakups, realizing her dreams of becoming a glaciologist; she must search within herself as she travels through the Midnight Library to decide what is truly fulfilling in life, and what makes it worth living in the first place.

I finished reading this book just recently and i thought it was a cute book. It didn’t impact me the way the humans(his other book) did but it was still a solid book.

2. Hercule Poirot’s Christmas

In Hercule Poirot’s Christmas, the holidays are anything but merry when a family reunion is marred by murder — and the notoriously fastidious investigator is quickly on the case. The wealthy Simeon Lee has demanded that all four of his sons — one faithful, one prodigal, one impecunious, one sensitive — and their wives return home for Christmas. But a heartwarming family holiday is not exactly what he has in mind. He bedevils each of his sons with barbed insults and finally announces that he is cutting off their allowances and changing his will. Poirot is called in the aftermath of Simeon Lee’s announcement.

This is the second Agatha Christie book I’ve read with the first one being and then there were none. I found this mystery to be really fun, the suspects were really suspicious and I have finished this as well. You will see my rating of this book in my wrap-ups.

3. The boy, the fox, the mole and the horse.

Enter the world of Charlie’s four unlikely friends, discover their story and their most important life lessons.

The conversations of the boy, the mole, the fox and the horse have been shared thousands of times online, recreated in school art classes, hung on hospital walls and turned into tattoos. In Charlie’s first book, you will find his most-loved illustrations and some new ones too.

I loved the illustrations in this book and it is very short so you can read this to a kid and be finished in a few minutes. The story and the lessons in here are very sweet and really deep for a children’s book.

4. Rhythm of war by Brandon Sanderson

I have finished reading rhythm of war and i will give my thoughts on it in this month’s wrap up.

5. Fires of vengeance by Evan Winter

I am 50% through the second book of the series and i am enjoying it. It’s nice to see Tau being further developed and the world is getting bigger and has more depth.

6. Jade city by Fonda Lee.

I have heard so many great things about this book and i’ve just started reading it and it seems good so far.

7. Man of the people by Chinua Achebe.

This is the second time i am reading a Chinua Achebe book. The first book i read was things fall apart which is his most famous book. I am only a few pages in and now that i’m a little bit older, i really appreciate Achebe’s writing.

These are the books that i’m currently reading. Have you read any of these books? If you have what were your thoughts on them? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments.

Thank you

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