This or That Book Tag

Michelle @ Addictively Turning Pages tagged me. Thanks for the tag, I’m really excited to answer the questions and to participate in this, which I have never seen before. Check out Michelle’s blog, though! She is very interactive, nice and her posts slay.


  • Mention the creator of the tag (Ayunda @ Tea and Paperbacks)
  • Thank the blogger who tagged you!
  • Tag 10 other people to do the tag and spread the love!

Reading on the couch or reading on the bed?

Reading on the bed, there is just something great about fully lying down, especially if it’s your own bed because you can snuggle up, with pillows (teddy bear, mine is Boo Bear) and your cover cloth, get warm and comfy while getting lost in a book.

Main character: Male or Female?

I love both, there is also something great about reading a male’s perspective, but I can’t choose between the two, that’s like asking me to pick between books and music.

Sweet or salty snacks while reading??

I have a bit of a sweet tooth, I love sugar and I know it’s not good for me, but I can’t help it and I am also being careful about my daily intake now so calm down. I read e-books mostly so can’t dirty it, but if it’s hard then I rarely eat.

Trilogies or quartets?

Can I pick neither? I love reading standalones cause I hate waiting periods but sometimes you can’t help it, cause series can be so awesome and I can’t help but to devour it, like right now I haven’t finished reading Sugar Rush even though I’ve been crying about it for months and now that I have it still haven’t finished it because I’m waiting till October for the next book, so I know finishing it now will only leave me thirsty for more, but I know I’ll go back to it soon, since I am a sucker for punishment. As long as a story is intriguing enough and written well, I will follow it till the last book.

First Person or Third Person POV?

I prefer the first person, I noticed this because most books now are written that way and I am accustomed to it, I tried reading a book, but it was in the Third person and it totally put me off reading it. But some third persons are pretty good and there are places where it is needed.

Btw (By the way) POV means (Point of View)

Night or morning reader?

Night reading, because well it’s time for sleep, so it’s usually very peaceful and most people won’t disturb you by that time, so I can focus solely on reading without distractions from (yelling parents, disturbing siblings household activities, car movements on the streets, my dog is usually asleep so no more spontaneous barking and neighbor noises) the last thing I do before falling asleep is read a book or story.

Libraries or Book Stores?

I wish, there are public libraries in my country, with books that people like me actually want to borrow, reading culture in Nigeria sucks and libraries are the least visited places in the country not to talk about the Libraries even having books or being current. Best libraries are in schools like I loved my secondary school library, had every genre possible and I got to select and order in some books, cause I was friends with the librarian.

Even bookstores here are hardly current, so can I say Online Bookstores, can’t say Online Library cause haven’t found one, and I can’t apply for a library card from most cause I’m not a citizen or live in that country.

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

Definitely, laugh, I don’t like crying and I rarely cry, even if I get very emotional (I always tamp down my emotions), I stay away from the water works, just don’t like them. Now, who doesn’t like laughing, feeling happy and giddy, I wish I could feel this way all the time and I love love love books that make me smile till my face hurts, laugh in inappropriate places (like in a quiet office) cause I couldn’t hold it back. So YES! I prefer laughing books.

Black or White book covers?

Most of the black covers I’ve been seeing these days are very generic, let me not say black darker, it’s the same for romance – dark background with half naked male or female or both etc. But white covers, I love them, even though Black is my favourite colour, White covers (light) are more unique and the designs vary, they definitely grab my attention.

Character driven or plot driven stories?

Doesn’t the character essential help drive the plot of the story? If a character is well composed, emotions checked and according to character behaviour then it also means the plot of the story will also have a potential for being spot-on. A good plot will on work with good and well-written characters, the same goes for the character. So I definitely can’t pick one.


I tag

  1. Jasmine
  2. Maya
  3. Cate
  4. Cathy
  5. Trish
  6. Rechellyn
  7. Eleanor
  8. Lisa
  9. Judith
  10. Lilly
  11. Tammy
  12.  Jazz
  13. Alice
  14.  Judith
  15. Alecia
  16. Saily
  17. Arianne
  18. Sarah
  19. Flavia
  20. Ellie
  21. Emma
  22. Ola
  23. Kelly
  24. Emma Kath
  25. Danielle
  26. Amber
  27. Nyse
  28. You

Btw more tags are coming your way, be prepared.

28 thoughts on “This or That Book Tag

  1. Great answers! I agree with the POV. I find it so much easier to be immersed in the story when it’s in first person and you’re in their head. But, yeah, some books do need to be written in third but I don’t read many of those. Thanks for the tag!

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  2. Thanks for tagging me! I’ve got the day off tomorrow so I’m excited to write my own answers 😀 I think our answers are gonna be quite similar!

    By the way, you tagged me in another post the other day and I just want to thank you for that too. I’ve just been so busy lately and haven’t had chance to have a proper look.

    Hope all is good with you 🙂

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    1. I know, so does that mean you got that job? Glad you’re free tomorrow, take time to rest from busy and hectic life. I’m good and hope you’re too!


  3. Thanks for tagging me! Loved reading your answers. It’s a shame you don’t have a local library to borrow books from, I’ve managed to save so much money ordering books in 😦

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  4. Love this! I’m so glad you had fun participating! 😊 you definitely explained the relationship between plot and character driven stories better than I did 😆


  5. It’s funny you prefer first person. Write before I delved into writing The Unhappy Wife, someone advised not to write it first person because that’s the trait of novice writing. I ignored her advice. I think it’s fine. I think first person helps to feel more connected to the story. Also, I’m happy to learn about Nigerian culture when it comes to libraries. I guess it’s easy for us to take some things for granted here in the States.

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    1. Yes, I used to read a lot of third person, but now because of the amount of 1st person writings, I feel it’s better that way and I feel like I’m seeing everything from the eyes of the character, it’s just more intriguing, and provides more knowledge for some of the actions a character makes.

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