Inside flap/back of the book summaries: Too much info? Or not enough?
Bree: I like a good hint of of mystery to a synopsis! Honestly too many give away the entire plot nowadays.
Tree: I’m going to be real with you, I don’t really read synopses. Which leads to me often picking up books with tropes I don’t like.
New book: What form do you want it in? Be honest: audiobook, ebook, paperback or hardback?
Bree: Ahh I truly love audiobooks and I have a monthly subscription to libro.fm to sustain my tiny little addiction, but I will always revel in the buying of a physical copy of a book, especially from an in-person (indie) bookstore.
Tree: eBook so I can read while laying on my side. OR a floppy paperback.
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?
Bree: I absolutely never write in my personal books (books I had to read/annotate for school are a different matter). I do keep a notebook to jot down notes on current reads, for later review writing purposes.
Tree: I sometimes annotate nonfiction books. I also just bought a paperback copy of Daisy Jones so on my next reread I can annotate it.
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?
Bree: Uh, I guess I don’t really consider the author’s gender when picking up a book? It’s more like “did this author make me flip my shit the last book a read??” “how many tropes did they manage to squeeze in this time??” I’m sure there’s a bias in what I read, but that could just be due to the types of genres I read?
Tree: I don’t love this question because there is some nuance that I don’t really want to go into in a short tag, but I tend to read books written by women. I am trying to read more books from trans or nonbinary authors as well.
Ever read ahead? Or have you ever read the last page way before you got there?
Bree: Nope. I have learned my lesson. Every time I skip ahead my brain goes “BUT what if you missed something though??” and makes me skip backwards in slightly smaller sections to make sure I didn’t actually miss anything in skipping ahead. It always ends up taking twice as long, so now I just restrain my insticts.
Tree: Not lately. I feel like I used to do this when I was in high school and I was almost done with a book and I could tell we were heading for a cliffhanger.
Organized bookshelves or outrageous bookshelves?
Bree: Um, technically organized at the time of shelving? But honestly no easy cataloguing system that holds up over time. AKA I have no idea where any of my books are except for the absolute favorites…and the titles on my romance-only shelf lol.
Tree: See if I had the space I would be way more organized. Right now everything is sort of a chaotic mess, but roughly organized. Most of the books on my “nice” bookshelf are all read, with my TBR spread out amongst piles, my book cart, and a random drawer.
Have you ever bought a book on the cover (alone)?
Bree: Clearly. *tiktok voice* Are you new here?
Tree: See the “I don’t read synopses” answer from above.
Take it outside to read or stay in?
Bree: I love reading outside! I used to to do it all the time in-between classes, but I can never seem to make it outside to begin with anymore. It doesn’t help that a lot of my reading is done listening to audiobooks while I’m multitasking.
Tree: I love the idea of reading outside. It sounds so peaceful! The reality is that I get sunburned super easily and once got burned while reading outside. I also once was reading a library book under a tree and SAP FELL ON MY LIBRARY BOOK. Both of these events happened while I was in college where my campus has a gorgeous park that I loved reading in, but it never went well.
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xoxo, Bree & Tree