This or That Book Tag


(I drew this using one of my DIY Crayons–see how to make your own here)

I was tagged by Ola @ Ola Reads Books. I love her blog; she’s always reading something interesting.


  1. Mention the creator of the tag (Ayunda @ Tea and Paperbacks)
  2. Thank the person who tagged you–Thanks!
  3. Tag other people and spread the love.



Reading on the couch or reading in bed? My favorite reading place is a big comfy chair that I can curl up in like a cat. But couch vs   bed? I’d have to say bed–I have the spare bed in my office and I tend to read there during the day and in my own bed at night.

Main character: Male or Female? Female. But I read plenty of both.

Sweet or salty snacks while reading? I tend towards salty. My favorite thing to eat while reading is buttered toast and tea followed closely by pretzels.

Trilogies or quartets? As many books as it takes to do the series justice. But I tend to read novels.

First Person or Third person POV? Definitely third person. If it’s first person it has to be twice as engaging for me to be interested. And every first person narrator is unreliable, so I have to spend the whole book figuring out how/why.

Night or morning reader? Night. But any time I’m awake is a good time to be reading.

Libraries or bookstores? Libraries! However, if I had a larger disposable income to devote to books you’d never pull me out of a used bookstore.

Books that make you laugh or books that make you cry? I like books that make me do both. It’s easier to find one that makes me laugh. I don’t cry while reading books very often (did cry reading HP 5&6 though).

Black or white book covers? A quick scan of my bookshelf reveals I have no preference on this issue. But I really like covers with strong typographic elements and minimal imagery.

Character driven or plot driven stories? Character driven–the plot doesn’t have to be anything special if the characters come alive and the writing is good. And even if though I don’t like pages and pages of description–a great setting or premise can also make up for a weak plot.


I tag: M Reads Books, Chantal @ Disappear Into Books, & Caitlin @ Caitlin Stern Writes

Anyone else want to join in the fun? Consider yourself tagged.

My Life in Books Tag

Thank you to BooksaRica for nominating me for this book tag! I think this one looks like a lot of fun, so we’ll just hop to it.

Books with Titles that Begin with Each of Your Initials

I took all of these from my Goodreads TBR (which at 425 books is unnaturally long, I know)

A                                                S                                                        M

and  stoneart

Count Your Age Along Your Bookshelf, Which Book is It?

Chretien de Troyes’ Arthurian Romances


A Book That Represents a Destination You’d Like to Travel to:

Venice, Italy: Lucia: A Venetian Life in the Age of Napoleon by Andrea di Robilant


A Book That is Your Favorite Color



A Book You Have the Fondest Memories Of:

The Harry Potter series, and also The Princess Diaries and The Wizard of Oz books

My new copy of the first Harry Potter book. I was very hard on my first two copies.

A Book You Had Difficulty Reading:

James Joyce’s Ulysses


A Book on Your TBR List that Will Give You a Strong Sense of Achievement:

The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer


I Nominate: