Hello book dragons! Welcome to the Bookish “Would You Rather!” Inspired by the lovely Beth at Hello Beautiful Book blog, and tagged for so much fun by the gorgeous Ashley at Fictional Living, this post has been so long overdue! Without much ado, here are my answers, and as always, I’ll do my best to make them worth your while.
Would you rather:
1. Read only a series or stand-alone books?
If Harry Potter was only one book, I would forever feel like something more was missing in my life. Thank goodness for series!
2. Read a book whose main character is male or female?
Absolutely nothing against the other gender, but I’m going with female, because I like characters that I can especially personally relate to.
3. Shop only at Barnes & Noble (or other actual bookstore) or Amazon?
Umm, well. Obviously Barnes & Noble. Psh. No contest there, and I’m not just saying that because I work there (for any of my coworkers reading this). I love the magical feeling of perusing the shelves at my leisure and physically selecting a book to take home with me. Now I will admit that I am a library gal overall. If I can check out the book from the library first, I totally will. If I am enraptured and enthralled with the book and needs it, precious, I will purchase it at Barnes & Noble.
4. All books become movies or TV shows?
Definitely movies. Adulting gets in the way of keeping up with TV shows and their specific times, and sometimes the show will be exclusive to only one TV station that I likely do not have, whereas I can see the movie right when it comes out on basically my own time. Movies are also cheaper than buying 6 seasons of a show at $40 a pop. Overall, I’d rather be readin’, so the movie will save me time to get back to my precious pages.
5. Read 5 pages per day or read 5 books per week?
What kind of question is this? Of course I’d rather read 5 books per week! Do I have the time? Not always, but there are so many hefty paged books out there, 5 pages per day would get me nowhere.
6. Be a professional book reviewer or an author?
I feel like I have more insight than creativity, so book reviewer. I like delving into themes and meanings of written works rather than creating my own, unless it’s a research paper, but those don’t count.
7. Only read the same 20 books over and over or get to read a new book every 6 months?
Whosoever came up with question no. 5 came up with this one too. Mathematically, expecting that I’m going to live a very long time, you could very well get to read more books by reading the two new ones a year, BUT, I would go crazy only being allowed to read one new book every 6 months. HOWEVER, if I can re-read the previous “new books,” I’d go with the second choice, but if there is no re-reading, then I’m going with the same 20 books over and over option and obviously the Harry Potter series would be 7 of them. I need to be reading something constantly and only being allowed to read two books a year is outrageous. I just can’t even with that one.
8. Be a librarian or own a bookstore?
Own a bookstore. I fantasize of owning a successful bookstore in the Victorian Era.
9. Only read your favorite genre or your favorite author?
Favorite genre. Favorite authors are like potato chips, you can’t have just one.
10. Only read physical books or eBooks?
Confession: I do own a kindle that was gifted to me back in the day, and it is really convenient, but I will always choose physical books over eBooks. Always? Always.
If you’re reading this, consider yourself tagged! Please feel free to do this or disregard it entirely, but please let me know if you do decide to post your bookish “Would You Rathers!” I’d love love love to read them!
Have the loveliest morning/day/evening and stay bookish my friends,