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This or That Book Tag

This is a book tag post!
Thank you M Reads Books for tagging me for the This Or That Book Tag created by Ayunda @ Tea & Paperbacks!


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  • Reading on the couch or reading in bed?

I do both but I prefer the bed, while on my stomach with  my book or Kindle propped up on the pillow. But now, because of my neck I am not able to do this anymore. Sadness. Utter sadness.

  • Main character: Male or Female? 

I am more of a guy’s gal so I prefer a male POV.

  • Sweet or salty snacks while reading?

I cannot eat while reading. If I snack, it’s something savory but I’ll put the book down to eat it. I cannot stand smudgy prints on my book.

  • Trilogies or quartets? 

Honestly, these days? Neither. I always find that the first book is great and sometimes the last but the stuff in between not so much.

  • First Person or Third person POV? 

I like first person.

  • Night or morning reader? 

I am one of those extreme readers. I love reading very early in the morning and very late at night.  I think that those times are tied to solitude so there you go.

  • Libraries or bookstores? 

I’m torn! I love an old library but the ones by me are very modern and full of “talk” or study spaces. It’s a new age for libraries  but I  don’t get the warm fuzzies when walking into one. So, I guess I prefer a good bookstore. One with a coffee shop!

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

I have laughed out loud while reading. I guess I am easily amused but it takes a lot to make me cry. I prefer books that make me laugh.

  • Black or white book covers? 

I associate black covers with vampire novels so I prefer white although they probably get dirty pretty fast for most people. I carry my books in a Ziploc bag! I’m a freak!

  • Character driven or plot driven stories? 

Character driven all the way.


Sunday Matters: Happily Reading

Sunday Matters

This year has been a really good year for reading. I haven’t read that many books but there are several that I’ve loved and really enjoyed. I think maybe it has to do with my more casual approach to reading. I finish a book and pick up whatever sounds good. Sounds so easy and yet I’ve never really done that before.

Anyway, it’s been a good week for reading too, except there are no quiet places to read on campus. We are in week 3 of classes and all of my reading spots are occupied by students. It must be funny to watch me try to find a place. Turn a corner… nope. Turn another corner, nope. Go upstairs, nope. It’s going to be awhile before things settle down in that area.

Right Now:

It’s been a pretty relaxing weekend overall. Not much planned. A little cleaning. A little organizing. Church. Stuff like that. I have to mend a few tops for The Girl. I do not sew. I know how to use a hot glue gun (ask Teen) but these jobs require a needle and thread so if I get right on it I will be sewing later.

This Week:

Rehearsals start for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on Monday. Audition prep is on Wednesday. The Girl isn’t sure what she wants to audition for as of yet. The Teen inquired about one role but scheduling for him is pretty crazy right now.


I finished After the Parade by Lori Ostlund.  I really loved it. I am in the mood to start one of my R.I.P Challenge reads but the one I wanted to start expired on my Kindle. Poor timing.


Oh my word. American Horror Story – Hotel. I am all caught-up and it was way over-the-top. Totally watchable and disturbing in a “can’t look away” type of way but how did that even make it on TV?? It’s always been graphic but the Mature rating might have been a little too light for the content.


In my mind, it feels like fall and I am in the mood for a really good seasonal drink but it is still warm here so maybe some iced cider?

Iced Cider

Definitely too warm for chili and soup even though I could eat soup 24/7. I have no idea what to make this week. This is becoming a thing with me.

Grateful for:

Reconnecting with friends.