On Wednesday, I had my graduation thesis presentation and after my speech was done, I felt like my brain was overworked – all of my creative juicy ideas are all squeezed clean in finding the materials to read, things to research and perfecting my cough ‘What is this rubbish that I tried to submit to sensei.’ #ItWasDisastrous #ButHeyISortOfDeservedIt. Anyway, here’s my bookish tag post because I have no idea on what to write.
Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I’ll have a long beard by the time I read them.”
― Arnold Lobel
But I HAVE TO WRITE SOMETHING for blog but even after sending countless SOS signal, my brain was like ‘No, I want to rest.’ Luckily, I found a book tag from Jenny of Jenny In The Neverland and with my femme fatale charm, I begged her to allow me to do the tag and she approves. #IThinkSheDid
I mean, who can resist this shining beautiful and adorable pair of eyes. #ICant
1. Audiobook or textbook?
My vote is for textbook. I’ve never tried listening to an audiobook before because the idea of listening to a novel doesn’t make me feel the same excitement that I get when I hold a physical book. But nowadays, being busy between writing thesis #FinalYearStudentMainProblem and NaNoWriMo, having someone read to you sounds good. Except, the price for the audiobook is way too expensive. #Sad
2. Paperback or hardback?
Paperback for the sake of convenience and hardback for taking pretty pictures for #Bookstagram. I can’t deny the attractiveness of buying hardcover books – they were prettier, studier and last longer but…..
my wallet could only afford the paperback version. #DoubleSad
3. Fiction or Non-Fiction?
Both. How could you make me choose? I prefer fiction when I want to read some light and fluffy reading to kill time and non-fiction when I want to learn something new.
4. Harry Potter or Twilight?
Obviously Harry Potter.
But Twilight used to be my teenage years’ guilty pleasure despite the controversies surrounding the series – the unrealistic portrayal of the romantic relationship at a young age, Edward ‘stalking’ Bella while she sleeps and Bella’s damsel in distress behaviour. #TeamJacobBtw
5. Bookstore or online?
Both are good. I especially can remain for hours days in a bookshop. But as I now live in the countryside part of Japan, the nearest bookstore that sells English books is an hour train ride so I usually bought my books at the online store. #ForeverAmazonFangirl
6. Standalone or trilogy?
If the book is good, the longer the series is better eg; Harry Potter, The Hunger Games but standalone has my vote. Some series that I’ve read are mostly fillers and unnecessary, to begin with, and I just couldn’t help feeling that the writer just wanted a quick way to earn extra cash. However, I admit that some genre does works better for trilogy/duology like fantasy or sci-fi as they require more length for world building and character development. #butpleasenofillers
7. Sweet and short or heavy and long?
Hmm, let me think, between sweet and short that would make me smile and happy all day long and heavy, long read that makes my brain thinking until I couldn’t sleep, hmm, I couldn’t choose. Both are precious little babies to me.
8. Cosy read or reading in the sun?
Cosy reading in my bed aka futon with a cup of hot chocolate on my side.
9. Hot chocolate or coffee?
Hot chocolate hands down. I detest coffee bitter taste and that is not exclusive to just drink but also cakes, biscuits and pretty much
Like usual, I’m tagging everyone.
Is writing a thesis supposed to be so stressful? I feel like my energy is depleting just by watching the stack of research papers on my desk.