I wasn’t tagged to do this, but I stole it from @thewritinghufflepuff so I hope she won’t mind! Everyone should go and check out her blog because I think it’s great, even if I don’t get a chance to keep up with it and interact with her as much as I’d like to be able to.
Would you rather…
1. Read only trilogies or stand-alones?
Trilogies. I love stand-alones and it’s often really nice to read a book that feels wrapped up at the end of it, but there’s just something about trilogies that lets me stay in the world longer and allows so much more character development that I don’t think I could give them up! I would be really upset to give up some of my favourite quartets or longer series though *cough* Throne of Glass *cough*. Not sure I’d be able to do it really.
2. Read only female or male authors?
Most of my favourite authors are female so I’d probably have to go with that. I don’t think that the gender of the author should make a difference though so I’m not really ok with this question at all. If someone is a good author and writes a good book then that should be enough to make anyone want to read their work, and enjoy doing so, regardless of what gender they are.
3. Shop at Barnes & Noble or Amazon?
We don’t have Barnes and Noble in the UK so Amazon. And if it’s a comparison between physical book stores and online I don’t know if I could choose. Physical bookstores are my happy place and make me feel very calm and safe when I’m in them so I’d probably have to choose somewhere like Waterstones for that reason, but I like how convenient Amazon is for times when it’s really difficult to get to a bookstore.
4. All books become movies or TV shows?
TV shows. it allows for more development and detail and I think so long as it is directed well and cast thoughtfully you can get so much more involved with what’s going on if you’ve never read the book, and you get to appreciate all of the nuances of the story you love if you had. That being said there are some books which really suit the grandeur of films.
5. Read 5 pages per day or 5 books per week?
Five books a week, no contest. Can you imagine only being allowed to read five pages a day and getting to the middle of a really exciting section and having to stop! No thank you!
6. Be a professional reviewer or author?
While I’d love to write a book, I think to a large extent I’d actually rather be a reviewer. I do want to actually write my stories down at some point but a large part of that is for me rather than anyone else. Also I think there is a lot of glamour surrounding the publishing industry as a whole, and I feel like in reality being an author would be quite lonely. While a reviewer would also work from home, I think the opportunities for interaction and networking would be a lot more prevalent, and I would be getting paid to read and rant about books which is amazing! I’d quite happily do both, but I think that I’d get more out of being a reviewer than an author.
7. Only read your top 20 favorite books over and over or always read new ones that you haven’t read before?
While I love my favourites I’d have to read new ones. I think I’d go crazy if I could only read 20 books over and over again, no matter how much I liked them.
8. Be a librarian or book seller?
Librarian. Again, I think being a bookseller can be over-glamourised. While the actual selling part would be amazing, I’m less thrilled by the idea of stacking shelves and taking stock and dealing with rude customers. I feel like being a librarian would let me interact with a much wider range of people, from young children to the elderly, and share with them my passion for books and see what they love. I also like the fact that when they bring books back you get to find out what they thought and how much they liked them, and you can really get to know people.
9. Only read your favorite genre, or every genre except your favourite?
Can I count YA as a genre? Because I’d quite happily read YA forever. If I had to narrow it down though I think I would still choose to read only my favourite genre, because I know I almost always enjoy fantasy books, and here are a lot of genres out there that I really don’t like, so I would rather have one that I loved, than a lot that I didn’t really feel enthusiastic about reading.
10. Only read physical books or eBooks?
Physical. My room is rapidly running out of shelving, and while I love the portability of my Kindle and how great it is for travel (and probably will be for commuting) I am never going to stop buying physical books. There’s just something so satisfying about the feel and smell of paper.
Until I’ve made some good blogging friends I’m not going to tag anyone, but if you take a fancy to the questions go ahead and do them and let me know that you have so I can read yours!