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The Would You Rather Tag
Would you rather only read trilogies or only read standalones?
Probably standalones because at least it would mean I could still watch the adapted counterpart (I’m assuming this question lumps trilogies with series) in some video-form; like Game of Thrones, and Hunger Games, and every single comic/manga that has yet to become a television show or featured film.
Would you rather only read male or female authors?
I think most of what I’ve read has been written by male authors…so I’ll go with that. (Not discounting the excellent female writers I’ve come across though.)
Would you rather shop at Barnes and Noble or Amazon?
This question really depends on the timing of when I buy any book in relation to its publication date. All things being equal, if I had to choose platforms to buy books (re: online or in-store), it’d rank Book Outlet, Indigo/Chapters (I’m Canadian, soooooooo), then perhaps Amazon. It also depends what I buy too. If I don’t care much for the physical copy (which I will always favour hardcovers for if I can = $$$) then I wouldn’t mind settling for Amazon or TBD or any other online repository of slightly cheaper goods. I haven’t found much interest in Audible yet though (I’m just real bad at listening along).
But the biggest (usual) thing is that if it’s a hardcover that’s been recently released, I need to see and feel it’s condition before I buy it. I’ll also admit that sometimes I’m that jerk that takes the dust jackets off of one book and finds a matching almost-pristine hardcover. I scrutinize every detail if I can (#rudecustomers).
Would you rather books were made into TV shows or movies?
This depends on the contents of the book and/or series and whether or not the television show in question is written in a way that doesn’t span another 5 seasons of pointlessness. In most cases, I would prefer films but if the world is expansive enough to create a show from then by all means (The 100 has done well to take the source material and rewritten it in such a way that seems more engaging than what the books were. At least that’s what I’ve come to understand.)
Would you rather read only 5 pages per day or 5 books per week?
If time wasn’t a thing, 5 books per week would be awesome. But because time is a thing, and I have other commitments, 5 pages per day is pretty solid (or rather 1 chapter—I couldn’t leave a chapter hanging). I’ve been through multiple book slumps this year and I’ve done days without reading a page.
Free time in reading is one thing but writing a review is a beast on it’s own. I try to review every book I read and if I’m being honest, it takes me several hours to write one review, so I ain’t got time fo dat.
Would you rather be a professional author or reviewer?
I’d rather be an author. I’m sure you’ve noticed that I have a lot of fun reviewing and ranting about pointless shit but if I were able to translate that to a full length narrative? Damn.
Would you rather be a librarian or a bookseller?
A bookseller. I love the thought of being involved with the gritty business side of running a store (or at least what I think of said work).
Would you rather read only your favorite genre, or every other genre but your favorite?
At this point, most of what I normally read fits under the SF-F umbrella or contemporary. I’m trying to fix it but it’s a slow process. I’ll go with SF-F I guess because it can get really nuanced and incorporate a lot of the other core genres under it’s umbrella. (Also, does anyone get peeved when YA/NA/Adult gets classified as the genre? It’s not a genre. Stoppppppp.)
Would you rather only read ebooks or physical books?
Physical books; specifically hardcovers. I don’t even own an e-reader so all of my arcs have to be read using my dinky phone or sitting in front of my laptop (which is like 10 pounds—thanks, Alienware). But I don’t prefer paperbacks unless there’s no other choice. I break the spines within seconds of touching one.
I tag these individuals:
(I don’t know how many I’m supposed to tag–nor do I know if you’ve done it before–so I’ll just do my usual 15. Because I can.)
Seeing as how I may stop by the bookstore today, I’m going to re-live the subtleties of my recent rant: “Slow Walkers in Narrow Hallways Aren’t The Same as Aisle Readers“. The read is kind of ridiculous but surely the logic is sound.