Thoughtful Thursday

Thoughtful Thursday
I created Thoughtful Thursday, because bookish thoughts kept popping up in my mind while reading, and I wanted to explore these questions and get your opinions too!

Each week, I will post a new bookish thought that I will discuss. Everyone is welcome to join. You can do this in two different ways. (1) You can discuss your thoughts in the comment section of the Thoughtful Thursday post. OR (2) You can post your thoughts on your site. If you do option two, please link back to the Thoughtful Thursday post, use the Thoughtful Thursday graphic, and add your name/post to the Linky widget. If the Linky is closed, feel free to add to add the link in the comment section.

Upcoming Weeks

December 27: How do you feel about books that are related to movie/television franchises (e.g., movie novelizations and extended universes)?

January 2: What is your favorite magic system?

January 9: How much of a series complete-ist are you? Do you read all the novellas? Do you read all of the books within your favorite series' universe?

January 16: How do you feel about authors (in a non-fanfiction setting) borrowing other authors characters. For example, there have been several authors who have included Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in their books as main characters.

January 23: Does anything besides the text (and price) draw you into a book? Some books have covers that glow-in-the-dark. Some books have different colored text to differentiate POV characters. Some books have drawings intermixed with the text.

January 30: Does the type of book (e.g., genre, demographic, page length) inspire you to read the book in a particular format (e.g., audio book, paperback, hardcover, e-book)?

February 6: How many books do you read at a time? Is there a preferred number?

February 13: How do you rate books that are out of your age demographic (e.g., an adult rating YA or MG or a YA rating adult or MG)?

February 20: Do you have guilty pleasure books that you don't review? Do you feel pressured to rate your guilty pleasure books a certain way?

February 27: Do you reread books? Is it a priority or a tradition for you?

March 6: What is a classic book in your eyes? Does it need to be printed before a certain year? Is the definition of a classic a moving target in today's age?

March 13: What are some of your favorite literary tropes?

March 20: How do you read book series? (Do you read each book as it comes out? Do you wait for a few books to come out in a series before starting it? Do you wait until the entire series is out and marathon it? Do you reread all of the books that are currently out before you read the next one?)

March 27: Do you DNF (do not finish) books? Do you call it that or do you call it something else? Do you tell people when you DNF a book or do you act like you never read it at all? How have your DNF habits changed over the years?

April 3: Assuming that the protagonist is well written, do you need to like the protagonist to enjoy the book? Does the protagonist need to share similar values to you or be an extension of you in some way? Can the protagonist be completely different from you and you still enjoy the book?

April 10: What do you do with the books that you have read? Do you keep them? Donate them? Gift them? Return them to the library? Throw them away? Make them into arts & crafts projects? Has this changed during the years? Have you noticed a change in your perspective regarding read books?

April 17: What is one of the best changes in the literary/book world that you have noticed, since you have begun reading? What makes this change so great for you?

April 24: Assuming that you are late to the party with a book series (and the entire series is completed) and you want to read every piece of text within a series' universe that you can get your hands on, in what order to you read the books, short stories, and novellas within the universe? Do you read the books first and then the short stories and novellas if you want more? Do you read the books, short stories, and novellas in order (either publication or chronological)? Do you read them in some other order?

May 1: What features do you like in a book cover? Do you like plain covers? Do you like covers with drawings on them? Do you like covers with photographs on them? Do you like movie-tie in covers?

May 8: Have you ever continued to read a series, because you really liked the secondary characters but you didn't like the protagonist's very much?

May 15: Do you prefer to read books with a male or female protagonist? Does the author's gender matter?

May 22: Do you continue with a series even after the original author has stopped writing for it? (This could be for any sort of reason including death, the original author has lost interest in the series, or even that the publisher fires the author but continues using the original author's name.)

May 29: What is your favorite POV style? First person? Second person? Third person? (Wikipedia has a great article to help you out too.)

June 5: Have you ever bought multiple editions of the same book? What inspires you to do that (e.g., covers, language, author revisions)?

June 12: There are lots of different types of series. For example, there are series that are just one long story (e.g., The Lord of the Rings), there are series that follow a character on a set of different adventures (e.g., The Dresden Files and The Sookie Stackhouse novels), and there are series that are a collection of stand alone novels all within the same universe (e.g., Star Wars Universe). What is your favorite type of series?

June 19: Do you have character crushes? Are there characters that you want to be your BFF?

June  26: What is your book of choice? Romance? Horror? Thriller? Mystery? Coming-of-age? Feel free to get as specific or as broad as possible.

July 3: What is your favorite book purchasing (borrowed from the library, etc) memory?

July 10: Is there a magic number for the number of books in a series for you? Will you only read series with four or less books in a completed series? Do you prefer long series (10+ books)? Does the number of books in a series matter?

July 17: How many characters do you like to meet and get to know in a book? Do you prefer a book with just a protagonist and a handful of central characters or do you like to meet lots of characters?

July 24: How descriptive action sequences and/or romantic situations are usually depends on the author. Some authors spend several pages describing an action or romantic scene while others describe this situations in a few paragraphs or less. What is your preference?

July 31: Have you avoided reading a final book in a series or chapter or "forgot" what happened in a final book or chapter, because the ending displeased you?

August 7: How do you manage reading slumps?

August  14: Who is one of your favorite protagonist of all time?

August 21: How do you organize your books on your shelves/e-reader?

August 28: Does book swag inspire you to give the book a try?

September 4: If you were planning to read a book, do bad reviews sway you to avoid the book?

September 11: Who is one of your favorite antagonist/villain of all time?

September 18: Do you organize your books electronically? How do you organize them?

September 25: Do book trailers get you excited about upcoming books?

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