This or That Book Tag, How Gail Reads Series (Miss Carriger Recommends)

Hello, Gentle Reader, I’ve been tagged.

What can I say?

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Reading on the Bed or the Couch?

Couch during daylight, bed after dark.

Male Main Character or Female Main Character?


Sweet Snacks or Salty Snacks while reading?

Sweet. Sugar is my drug of choice and it tends to go better with tea. So yeah, lots of sweets, too many really. Although, chocolate is reserved for after dark, and I tend not to eat it with tea.

Trilogies or Quartets?

Quartets, I blame Tamora Pierce.

Reading First Person or Third Person POV?

Third, always and forever. I will read First, but it’s a lot more work for me to get into, and I need to be convinced by the author that “I personal” is genuine. I mean really convinced.

Reading at Night, or in the Morning?


Libraries or Bookstores?

Both but mostly libraries for non-fiction and bookstores for fiction. However, I don’t actually like to read read in public spaces at all.

If you see me reading in public it’s usually at the airport or on a plane. Otherwise reading is something scared and private and best done in the safety of my own home, office, or hotel room.

Books that make you laugh or cry?

Laugh. Always. Laugh.

Black book covers or white covers?

White. I love the simplicity and starkness of a white book cover. This one is my current favorite:

Character driven or Plot driven?

Character driven, duh.


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How to Marry a Werewolf (In 10 Easy Steps) ~ A Claw & Courtship Novella by Gail Carriger features a certain white wolf we all love to hate (except those of us weirdos who love to love him).

Guilty of an indiscretion? Time to marry a werewolf.

Rejected by her family, Faith crosses the Atlantic, looking for a marriage of convenience and revenge. But things are done differently in London. Werewolves are civilized. At least they pretend to be.



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3 Responses

  1. Kitgibbs said:

    I tried the questions on me before reading your answers and I was surprised of how much they match! The only difference is about black and white covers, I do not like the white ones very much because they trouble my sight a bit.
    As for book recommendations, I like to receive them along with the Chirrup news very much so please keep them coming along with occasional “the cat approves” pics.

  2. Rhiannon Lynn said:

    Very interesting. I noted an inadvertent pun – “scared and private”. Ought that to be “sacred and private”?

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