Hello everyone! I’m sorry for my slight disappearance, I really need to start getting a schedule together. I saw this tag recently and really wanted to try it, so here we are. I saw this on Nehal’s blog @ Quirky Pages, and I thought it might be fun. Also I wanted to test my level of book snobbery.
Do you always read the book before you see the movie?
Mostly yes. I like reading more than I do watching the movie, and so I would rather the ending of the movie be ruined through having read the book than the book being ruined because I watched the movie first. I have on occasion seen the movie first, so I don’t think its a crime against humanity to do so 😅 Although to be fair, I do think that sometimes it’s better to read the book first. I’ll use Shadow and Bone as an example because I know a lot of people have talked about gatekeeping that show. I’m not saying that it’s illegal to watch the show without reading the books, but I think reading them just gives a much better insight into the characters, particularly when it comes to The Crows. For example, everyone who’s read the books knows the relationship between Kaz and Inej, so it just changes the way you would see the show? I don’t know if I’ve made any sense, but I’m basically trying to say that to those who’ve read it, their relationship in the show seems very similar to the books and respectful of both of them, whereas if you haven’t read the books it seems a little more like slow burn? I really hope you all understand where I’m going with this haha
You can only choose one format in which to read books for the rest of your life. Which do you choose: physical books, e-books, or audiobooks?
Definitely physical. I don’t mind e-books, but I definitely prefer physical books, for a million different reasons. There’s something about the feel of a physical book that is unmatched by audiobooks or e-books. Although I might go broke. Hey, if we’re dreaming, might as well dream big huh? I would just have a whole library of hardbacks, they’re so pretty!
Would you date or marry a non-reader?
I would of course, because it would be ridiculous to not date or marry someone just because they don’t read. But then again it would be a lot of fun to both be readers 😅
You have to ditch one genre—never to be read again for the rest of your life. Which one do you ditch?
Manga. Its just not really my thing, although I do on occasion read graphic novels 😅 I don’t know, I guess I just prefer novels. Oh, and also probably science-fiction, which too is not my favourite. I was going to say non-fiction, but I do love reading essay collections, they’re so empowering and so informative, so I guess I would rather not have to give up my essay collections. I’m reading one right now called It’s Not About The Burqa, which I started today, and so far I’m absolutely loving it!
Uber Genre Snob:
You can only choose to read from one genre for the rest of your life. Which genre do you choose?
Fantasy! All sorts of fantasy! I could spend my whole life reading fantasy books, because they never get old, there’s so many possibilities. Although to be fair, I could also live off of contemporaries, so I guess I can’t decide. Or could I? I guess I could, but also I would much rather read fantasy, so I guess my answer is fantasy. Woah. That was a brain dump 😅
Which genre do you think receives the most snobbery from the bookish community?
I guess probably romance maybe? A lot of people do tend to look down on romance readers, for reasons I do not know. I’m personally not a huge fan of romance as the main plot of a book, I think I find books where romance and a relationship being the goal not my cup of tea, although I won’t lie and say I don’t like my fair share of romance in a book with other plot points. Here’s the thing though, there is literally no reason to get triggered about the genre of books someone is reading. Genuinely, it’s not that big of a deal. Just let people read.
Have you ever been snubbed for something you have been reading or for reading in general?
Besides the ever-present “book nerd” phrase from people I know, not that often. It’s obviously happened before a few times but I really don’t care. I don’t mind it too much when people snub me for reading, because at the end of the day I choose to read, and I love doing it, so people’s reactions don’t bother me too much. Mostly with the people around me, they all know I like to read, so everyone is kind of used to it by now. Although to be fair I do occasionally try to make bookish conversation, and suffice to say it doesn’t go very far.
I won’t be tagging anyone today, but I do hope you all try it! Thank you very much for reading!