Hello readers, bloggers, authors, and generally awesome people (who happen to love books!) and welcome to This Or That! This Or That is a feature posted every week and it works like this: each person is asked a series of This Or That/Would You Rather-type questions, some serious and some funny, and by doing so we get to learn just a bit more about our favorite bookish people! This feature is currently scheduled through April 2013 but if you would still be interested in signing up, please check out this post and fill out the form!
I am thrilled to have Joli on the blog today! Joli runs a sweet & adorable blog entitled Actin’ Up With Books. If you haven’t done so yet, you should check it out because you will love it! Well, without further ado, let’s meet Joli!
About The Blogger: I am a thirty-something blogger at Actin’ Up with Books. I rediscovered my love for young adult books during my last semester of college and have never looked back. When I’m not reading or blogging, I spend my time with my book club Provisions and Paperbacks, scoping out independent bookstores, singing along to the tunes of Maroon 5, and generally just actin’ up in any way I can.
Dessert time: Which one do you go for, cookies or cupcakes?
Cupcakes, strawberry with cream cheese icing are my favorite.
Books that are laugh-out-loud funny or ones that give you deep, intense thoughts?
Deep, intense thoughts. I think crying is a good thing.
Let’s talk boys: jocks or nerds?
Well, just how nerdy are we talking about?
Are you one to sing along or dance along?
Are you a cat person or a dog person?
A year without books or a year without your favorite food?
A year without my favorite food – french fries. No question.
Would you rather read outside in the sun or inside all snuggled up with a book?
Inside snuggled up with a book, my favorite blanket, and a tasty beverage.
Which ones do you like more: full albums or mixed CD’s?
Are you a nook girl or a kindle girl?
I don’t discriminate. Nook, kindle, (i-Pad).
Cover talk: Do you like people on the covers or a design?
Originally I thought I would say a design, but a friend pointed out that almost all of my books on my Goodreads list have people on the covers. I really do like the kissing covers.
Would you rather be turned into a werewolf or a vampire?
Do you listen to one specific type of music or mixed genres?
I like anything that makes me want to sing-along to it.
Do you prefer your books to have more romance or more action?
Give me romance, especially first love and first kisses.
Paperback or hardcover books?
Both. I don’t discriminate.
Do you like your favorite books turned into movies or TV shows?
When it comes to your favorite authors do you fan-girl/guy over them or do you quietly sit back and stalk them (non-creepily of course!)?
A bit of both. I’m shy until I realize they are receptive to the attention and then I’m in total fan-girl mode.
Morning or night?
Contemporary books or fantasy books?
Would you rather spend a whole week with your FAVORITE fictional boyfriend or spend a whole day with ALL of your fictional boyfriends?
A week with Marcus Flutie. Please and thank you.
Team bad boy or team boy next door?
I’m trying to not contradict my previous answer, but the truth is boy next door.
Ahhh!!! Marcus Flutie for a whole week…I don’t think my heart would be able to take it! I love all of your answers Joli. I used to think I liked designs on books as well but I am fairly certain that the last 20 books I purchased ALL have people on them (and about 19 of this 20 include some smooching!) Thank you so much Joli for participating in This Or That with me! I had so much fun reading through all of your answers.
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