September 15, 2015 • Cee • Discussion

I saw Charlene do this meme, and thought that looks fun. I always find “would you rather” questions fun to contemplate, and here, we have a bookish one. I gotta do this!

  • Would you rather read only trilogies or standalones?

Standalones ftw! I am terrible at reading trilogies (or series) because there are so many to keep up with. You have to wait for the next one to come out, and it’s always a bother. Standalones are way easier to read and reread because it’s just one book. There’s so much writers can pack in a book, and there’s no need to wait.

  • Would you rather read only male or female authors?

Hands down, female authors!

Majority of books I read are female authors anyways, so it’s not such a big loss if I stopped reading male authors all together. However, most of my favorite books (outside of YA) are written by male authors, so that makes me a bit hesitant.

  • Would you rather shop at Barnes & Noble or Amazon?

Why not support our indies?

But from the two choices, I would rather shop at Amazon because it’s cheaper and convenient. I can buy other items that aren’t books like post-its and appliances in one place, and I can do it all without leaving my house. It’s the best! I know I’ll lose the thrill of being in a bookstore and touching books, but that’s okay.

  • Would you rather all books become movies or TV shows?

Mini-series! Eight episodes maximum. Almost in the same vein as a Netflix series or when a couple of Stephen King books were made into a mini-tv series.

I think it would be pretty awesome if all books were a mini-series because it won’t fall into the problems that movies and TV shows have when adapting a book. Yes, books adapted into movies can be excellent, but I hate it when certain important things are condensed for the sake of time. And with TV shows, who wants 20-22 episode of a book? It will most likely be dragged out, boring, and have plots that weren’t in the book in the first place. I wouldn’t want that.

Just keep it kinda of short-long and sweet.

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

It’s pretty much a no-brainer that I’d pick 5 books per week. If I could.

Why would I read only 5 pages per day? Do you know how fast I will breeze through 5 pages? It’s like less than 5 minutes. I want to read longer than that!

  • Would you rather be a professional reviewer or author?

Eeeep, being an author would be wonderful, and even though I like to write stories, I don’t think it’s the right avenue for me. I don’t think I’d be committed to write a full-length book nor the confidence that my story is worth telling. I’d rather be a professional reviewer because I love the feeling when I know people read the book I’ve recommended because of me. It’s what I already do right now, so to do it professionally would be awesome.

  • Would you rather read your top 20 favorite books over and over or always read new ones you haven’t read before?

Jeez, this is such a cruel question! How am I supposed to choose?

I think I would rather read my top 20 favorite books over and over because my favorites will never disappoint me. I reread a lot of my favorite books anyways, so I know I won’t get tired of them. If I only read new books I haven’t read before, there’s a higher chance that I will dislike the book, and why waste my time on books that will annoy me? I know I won’t find new favorite books, but that’s okay. I just need to be able to read my favorites!

  • Would you rather be a librarian or a book seller?

Ooh, oooh, ooohhhh. I think I would rather be a librarian! I think it’s more rewarding because a librarian can create programs that advocate for literacy, archive important texts, provide books for people who are unable to get access to it, and so much more. They’re a godsend to communities!

  • Would you rather only read your favorite genre or every genre except your favorite?

Well, I don’t particularly have a favorite genre. Since I don’t have a favorite genre, I’d have to pick “read every genre except my favorite.” I’d still be able to read alllllll genres because I have no favorite. ;)

  • Would you rather only read physical books or ebooks?

I should say physical books because nothing is better than being able to flip through the pages of a book, but I gotta go with ebooks. I can carry a bazillion books in my Kindle wherever I go, and it doesn’t take up that much room. It’s efficient and convenient. (Sorry, physical books.)

I’ll tag…whoever wants to do this “would you rather” post. If you want to, go for it! I’d love to see your answer. What would your answers be to these questions? Let’s discuss!

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5 Responses to “WOULD YOU RATHER TAG”

  1. Alexa S. says:

    Oh, what a fun tag! I haven’t seen this one before, and I might have to do it too. I loved seeing your answers to these questions, Cee! Very fascinating and it’s actually an even better way to get to know you ;)

  2. I did this meme and quite enjoyed it too :) It’s interesting to really think about personal preferences.

  3. Karen Blue says:

    This challenge looks so fun. I just might do it. I would also rather be a librarian, for all the reasons you listed.

  4. Ah so happy that you did the tag Cee! I think you’re the first person I know who said they would only read their favorites – such a hard choice, but it shows how devoted you are to your fave books! :) Great ‘out’ too for the question on if you would only read your favorite genre. ;) I see we pretty much have the same answers which is cool!

  5. I love your answer about TV shows vs. movies! It’s so hard to get a book just right when you’re limited to about 2 hours. I feel like a lot of books would benefit from small mini-series so it doesn’t get TOO drawn out (like Pretty Little Liars). This is a fun tag!


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