I saw this tag done by little book owl on youtube - you should check her out, she's great.
It was originally created by MathomBooks on youtube.
So each letter in 'Inside & Out' has a book-related question, and i'm just gonna dive right in there:
I: Inside flap/Back or the book summaries: too much info? or not enough?
Part of me really likes to start a book without knowing anything. Most of the time I choose books because I've heard a lot of great things about them or they've been recommended to me. I think it is much more exciting when you haven't read the back of the book. It's not like it's actually too much information very often, it's just more than I like to get.
N: New book: What form do you want it in? Audiobook, E-book, Paperback, or Hardcover?
Either Paperback or Hardcover. I do enjoy listening to audiobooks but that's mostly just listening to Harry Potter over and over again. I despise reading off a screen so E-book is not even an option for me. I don't really care if it's hardcover or paperback. I think paperbacks can be much more practical, and they don't weigh as much, but on the other hand hardcovers are not as easily ruined. I just really like books so it doesn't matter in the end.
S: Scribble while you read? Do you like to write in your books, taking notes, making comment, or do you keep your books clean clean clean?
I keep my books clean clean clean. All of them. Always. I think it is heartbreaking to see writing in a book. I'm kind of in love with how cool it is to find an old book with lot's of personal notes i them, but I just can't write in mine. They are way too beautiful.
I: In your best voice, read for us your favorite 1st sentence from a book
You will have to do without the voice for obvious reasons.
"The circus arrives without warning"
From The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.
D: Does it matter to you whether the author is male or female when you're deciding on a book? What if you're unsure about the author's gender?
I have never given it any thought at all. Not the gender, the age or anything else. It just doesn't make a difference.
E: Ever read ahead? or have you ever read the last page before you got there?
I must admit that in this matter I am a sinner. I am a sinner to the bones. I used to always (i mean ALWAYS) read the last word or sentence before I started a book. I still often do, but I try not to since I have spoiled my self more times than I can count. If i stop reading for the evening i'll sometimes flicker ahead and read a little before reminding my self that I shouldn't. I don't know why I do it, it is so stupid.
O: Organized bookshelves, or Outrageous bookshelves?
Fairly organized bookshelves. I would like them to be organized much much better, but it's hard to keep up with. I love organizing my books. I would prefer for them to in alphabetical order according to the authors last name, but the many different sizes of my bookshelves won't allow me.
U: Under oath: have you ever bought a book based on the cover (alone)?
I have. I have even bought books that I new I wouldn't read just because they looked so gorgeous. This includes a collection of poems from 1918.
T: Take it outside to read, or stay in?
I really enjoy sitting on the deck in the summertime (drinking a coke) and reading all day long, as long as I can have my head in the shade. This is in fact an ideal summer day for me. But since we in Denmark only have about two weeks every year where you don't freeze you but off. I stay inside most of the time.
Those were all of le questions