The 'Inside & Out' Book Tag
“…you’re in then you’re out…” ~ Katy Perry
Hello everyone, and welcome to another booky tag. *someone should really blow a trumpet after I make announcements like this*
Today I will be doing the ‘Inside & Out’ book tag, which was created by Jeremy at MathomBooks. But I have BookTuber bookables's video in the media, so you can check that out!
The reason this tag is called by its name is because if you take the first letters of each question, they spell ‘Inside & Out’ and I have 9 questions to answer. So let’s get to it.
I: Inside flap/ back of the book summaries: Too much info? Or not enough? (Discuss)
I don’t know if this question wants to me answer whether I feel there is too much/ too less info or I want more/less info.
Okay, I’m apparently supposed to answer whether I feel there is too much/ too less info.
I have seen books with synopsis’s larger than the size of the novel itself (no, I'm exaggerating) and books that have a synopsis a sentence long (no joke). And as far as I can remember, I was pretty okay with both. I wouldn’t want more information because then it might end up revealing too much about the novel without meaning to, and I wouldn’t want too less either, because then I’d have no idea what the book was about. But on an overall basis, I think most of the books carry an average sized synopsis.
N: New Book – What form do you want it in? Be honest: Audiobook, eBook, Paperback or Hardcover?
Paperback any day.
Although paperbacks CANNOT stand on their own, which becomes a major annoy factor when I'm cleaning my bookshelf, I’d go and buy a paperback simply because I have no other option.
I listen to audiobooks only if I feel the actual books are not worth buying because I most probably won’t like them and if the audiobooks are available for free download (only), I cannot and will not read a whole novel from a screen and I can buy 3 paperbacks of the same novel for the price of one hardback. So yes, I will always go and buy a paperback.
Fun fact: I don’t own a single hardback copy of ANY novel.
S: 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? (Tell us why).
Write something in my books?!
There was this classmate of mine who took a highlighter – a real highlighter – and marked out all her favourite dialogues and quotes. I cringed and I think I died.
I am someone who will sulk if there is so much as a crease on the spine of my book and here you are, asking me if I write something in it. The only thing that’s written in my books is my name on the very first page (where you’ll probably find the publication date, ISBN number etc.) in tiny handwriting because I'm paranoid about my books getting lost.
I like keeping my books clean and neat. If I had to make notes I’d get a separate sheet of paper, but nothing’s going to be written in my books.
I: In your best voice, read us your favourite 1st sentence from a book.
That would be font, in my case. But Wattpad supports only one font. *sigh*
My favourite first sentence eh? Hang on while I check.
I'm back, with my answer. It’s the first sentence from the first book of…the Skulduggery Pleasant series by Derek Landy. Now who guessed wrong?
And it goes thusly: “Gordon Edgley’s sudden death came as a shock to everyone – not least himself.”
I laughed when I read this, making the book the first book to make me laugh within the time span of one line. Did you like it? Did you laugh too? Am I annoying you? Do you want to read the book? You should; it’s beyond brilliant.
D: 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?
I usually don’t give a tinker’s toot to what the author’s gender is because I've read awesome books written by both male and female authors, and also because I'm not sexist.
However, I did get confused with a lot of author’s genders. For instance, I realised Enid Blyton was a woman about two years of devouring her books. I also thought Erin Morgenstern (author of The Night Circus) and Morgan Rhodes (Falling Kingdoms) were men.
E: Ever read ahead? Have you ever read the last page way before you got there? (Do confess thy sins, foul demon!)
I try my very best not to.
I've met people who begin the book by reading the last sentence, and I mean…what kind of logic do you see in that? You could end up spoiling the book for yourself. I don’t even read the next few pages until I get there. It happened by accident to one of my friends though. She was, I think, trying to find her page when she read a line in a chapter that revealed the death of one of the characters.
Lesson learned: Use bookmarks.
O: Organized bookshelves or Outrageous bookshelves?
It could be said that my bookshelf is the only thing that’s organized and neat in my room.
I do not like disorganized bookshelves. Whenever I see one, I feel this sudden urge to go and arrange it properly: height wise. Our school library has one of the most disorganized bookshelves ever. And whenever I try to organize them, the librarian kicks me out because he thinks I'm trying to borrow a book without his permission.
If only he’d organize that bookshelf…
U: Under oath – Have you ever bought a book based on the cover alone?
Yes, I have. And I know a lot of people out there have too; no matter how much you shake your head, I know you're guilty bro/sis.
What’s that? You want an instance?
Well, although the synopsis had something to do with it, I bought Skulduggery Pleasant based only on the cover. And it’s a good thing I did, or I’d miss out on one of my favourite series in the whole world.
I spied it on the topmost shelf of Crosswords, and I was debating on whether to buy it or not. Then I called one of my friends and asked her if she thought the cover was awesome too. She checked it up on the net, and fully agreed with the awesomeness of the cover. And that was that; I bought it. And the synopsis was funny.
Said friend who also happens to be my partner in crime can be found on Wattpad: @awesomearian13.
T: Take it outside to read, or stay in?
Doesn’t matter. I prefer reading inside, but I also read at my bus stop and in the bus on my way to school.
And….that was all for this book tag. Thank you so much for reading, and I hope you enjoyed it, and I will see you soon! Goodbye!!!
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