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Rosie at Rosie Writes Things tagged me in the This or That Tag! According to my post archives I haven’t done a tag since 2015, which surprises me because I quite like doing them. Anyway, there are some rules for this tag so here they are:

  • Mention the creator of the tag. Ayunda @ Tea and Paperbacks
  • Thank the blogger who tagged you! Thank you, Rosie!
  • Choose one of the options — you don’t have to state your reasons why, but you can if you want to.
  • Tag 10 other people to do this tag to spread the love. To be honest I’m just tagging YOU if you want to do this because I don’t think most people take on my tags, haha.

And now for the questions…

Reading on the couch or in bed?

I am definitely a couch reader. Most of my reading is done on the couch because the loungeroom is upstairs with the TV, the bay window, and sunshine. I do read in bed just before I go to sleep, which I love, but reading on the couch is definitely my preference.

Male main character or female main character?

Main characters that defy the gender binary. :)

Sweet snacks while reading or salty snacks?

No snacks. I don’t know how people read and eat at the same time? There would be food crumbs and oily fingers and those things do not go well with books in my opinion.

Trilogies or quartets?

I don’t really know. I mean, The Raven Cycle is a quartet and it’s one of my favourites series ever but most of my favourites are actually trilogies. So I suppose trilogies because of that reason and there’s less waiting time for it to be over, as well!

First person POV or third person?

Oh, this is so easy. First person all the way! I absolutely adore the insight you get into the character’s mind and feelings, which I love. I do adore third person, as well, but first person will always be my favourite to read (and write!).

Reading at night or in the morning?

I don’t really read in the morning. I prefer reading in the middle of the day or the afternoon. But since those aren’t options then I prefer reading at night because I do this every single day. I’ve reached the point where I cannot go to sleep unless I read beforehand.

Libraries or bookstores?

Well, libraries are free so YAY for that. But I will always love the feeling of walking through a bookstore and browsing the shelves. Even better is the feeling of finding an amazing sounding book and taking it home.

Books that make you laugh or books that make you cry?

It is very hard to make me laugh in books. Almost harder than it is to make me cry. But in terms of preference I would probably rather a book that makes me cry because that means it’s really gotten me emotionally invested, and I love that.

Black book covers or white book covers?

I have such a weakness for book covers with a lot of white space. There’s just something so clean and pretty about it. One of my favourites is the cover for Earthbound by Aprilynne Pike (see below) because it’s just so pretty.

Character driven or plot driven stories?

Character driven by far. I can handle books that are all about the characters but I can’t handle a book that’s all about the plot. I need to know the characters and what drives them and what makes them feel different things. I need that in order to love a story so I would prefer a character driven one over a plot driven one. But a perfect mix between the both is my favourite!


If you feel like you want to do this tag then I tag you! :D


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Posted on: July 12, 2017 • By: Chiara

11 Responses to This or That Tag

  1. You might be sad to learn that I have yet to read The Raven Cycle… O.O It’s on my to-do list, I swear!!!

    I loved your answers! White space in a book IS actually amazing; that cover is so very pretty! And I actually can’t make up my mind between libraries and bookstores. I just. Free books, or collecting books??? Both are wonderful.

    So glad you did the tag, Chiara! <3 :D

    • Chiara says:

      Rosie, you have to! It’s so good <3

      Aw, thank you :D I really love white space in books, it just has such a pretty and calm feeling. It is totally hard. I think I would go with bookstores, though, because nothing beats owning a book!

      Thanks for the tag, lovely <3

  2. I totally have to agree, I find it very rare to laugh in books but I totally agree, sad books are much better because it gets the reader much more involved in the book! This is such a cool tag and one that I may decide to do because it seems really quick and easy!

    • Chiara says:

      It’s also really hard to make me laugh in movies :P But even though it’s hard to make me cry in books it means the story has really made an impact, which is special. It was quick, easy, and fun!

  3. Tasya says:

    I also prefer books that make me cry, because getting invested in the story means that I’m reading a really good book! I also love reading in the night, so much that I make a rule to not-read before bedtime :D

  4. We’re similar in many respects, so that’s pretty cool (though I don’t like reading on the couch because it is colder than curling up in bed, and my brother normally watches TV!). I also don’t get people who snack when they eat! *high fivc* This tag was so much fun to do, hey?

    • Chiara says:

      The bedrooms are downstairs so it’s much colder to read in bed than on the couch (which gets all the sun, haha). I just don’t know how they could risk dirtying the pages D: It was super fun!

  5. Megan says:

    This is such a cool tag, I am most definately a bed reader though :D
    Great answers <3
    Megan @

  6. You know, I used to be a die-hard couch reader as well, but ever since I’ve started travelling more often I find that reading in bed is the only thing that helps me get over the jet lag & fall asleep. (That said, most of the time I’m travelling for artistic/literary events, so perhaps reading before bed helps inspire me & get me into ~the mood~ when it’s too easy to burn out?)

    Also, your answer to the male vs. female main character one is gold & I would like it tattooed on my forehead. Preach, yo. <3

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