Would You Rather? Tag

I haven’t been tagged by anyone to do this tag but I have been enjoying going around and reading other people’s. I thought it would be a nice and simple first blog post.

Would you rather read only trilogies or only read standalones?

I prefer to read trilogies mostly because when I fall in love with characters or just generally the story I have a hard time letting go of them. A lot of the time after reading a standalone I don’t feel completely satisfied that I have got everything out of the characters and I want to read more. So I mostly stay away from standalones but I do occasionally read them when the urge strikes me or I’ve been meaning to read that particular book.

Would you rather read only male or female authors?

I don’t have a preference to be honest. I don’t look at a book and judge it on it’s author (most of the time). Looking at my bookshelf though I can see a lot of female authors, perhaps it is an unconscious gesture or I am just drawn to female writers. I don’t know.

Would you rather shop at Barnes and Noble or Amazon?

We don’t have Barnes and Noble in England so I’m going to have to say Amazon. If I were choosing between our equivalent of B&N, Waterstones, then I would pick Waterstones as I prefer browsing books in person, being able to slide the book off the shelf and read the blurb on the back rather than read it online.

Would you rather books were made into TV shows or movies?

I’m torn in regards to this. On one hand there are some really good movies based on books but there are good TV shows based on books.

When a book is turned into a movie a lot is missed out and cut, the directors change a lot of things and really make it their own (I mean can we talk about Harry Potter and The Mortal Instruments?) however there are some amazing movies to be seen.

Now looking at TV shows, we have a record of them being a lot more in-depth and accurate to the books. There is a lot of room to explore and develop plot points, our favourite characters could have new story threads along with their canon threads. Of course we have the looming issue of too much of a good thing. Sometimes TV shows can really milk it for all it’s worth and make it into something you can’t even recognise anymore.

In answer (finally) to this I think I’m going to say TV shows purely because we have a more accurate representation.

Would you rather read only 5 pages per day or 5 books per week?

Probably 5 pages per day. I’ve not been reading very fast lately so this is probably a little less than what I’m currently reading. Plus I don’t think I’d be able to absorb much of the story if I was reading that much that fast, I wouldn’t enjoy it.

Would you rather be a professional author or reviewer?

I’d love to be an author, in the long-term that is my goal so I’ll hopefully reach it someday.

Would you rather be a librarian or bookseller?

Probably a librarian. I’m not entirely sure why that is my answer but there it is.

Would you rather read only your favourite genre or every other genre but your favourite?

I’d read my favourite genre. Fantasy is my favourite so I know that normally there is more than one book to a series, I could stay in my favourite world for seven books and then move on to a new world or maybe that series will have a spinoff series I could delve in to.

Would you rather read only ebooks or physical books?

Physical books all the way. I find it a lot easier to read a physical book than an e-book and it doesn’t take me as long to read it. There is something satisfying in turning the page in a book, especially when you’ve finished and you close it for the last time. I love it.

I really enjoyed doing this so I’ll hopefully find other tags that I can have a go at in the future. As far as tags go, I don’t really know anyone on here yet to tag so if you feel like doing this tag, as I have, then I tag you 🙂

Until next time,

Tori x


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