I was tagged by Aria over at Snow White Hates Apples to complete a particularly challenging round of “Would You Rather” regarding my literary preferences. I’ll spare you the intro and just get right to the game!
Would you rather…
1. Read only stand-alones or trilogies?
I have to go with stand-alones here. I love how compact stand-alones are in that the author gets only one book to explore a character and his or her story. Stand-alones done right are rich with material ripe for the analysis and I love little more than unpacking a well-condensed story.
2. Read only male or female authors?
Ugh. I know the right answer is to say either, but I’ll go with male because several of my favorite books were written by male authors.
3. Shop at Barnes & Noble or Amazon?
I can’t remember the last time I bought a book off of Amazon and I love bookstores (as I mentioned in my post on an Annapolis bookstore), so the obvious answer is Barnes & Noble.
4. Have all books turned into movies or television shows?
I’d have all books turned into movies because I think a movie preserves the integrity of a book’s plot and characters. Consider the movie and television adaptations of Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments Series: I thought the movie stuck to the plot and portrayed the characters in the way Clare intended them to be portrayed while the show sensationalized the book and made it “trendy.” And I’m always down for a book-to-movie adaptation.
5. Read 5 pages per day or 5 books per week?
Is this question for real? Hands down, my answer is five books per week. Don’t challenge my ability to devour five books in seven days.
6. Be a potential reviewer or author?
I love blogging and think it’s a great way to market myself as an aspiring author while building a network among readers, but I’d leave this site so fast if it meant I could see my work in print. Publishing my book has always been, and will always be, my endgame.
7. Only read your top 20 favorite books over and over or read new ones you’ve never read before?
I’d read new books because there is such a wide range of books out there that I haven’t read. I want to encounter as much literature as I can and, if I get homesick for my old favorites, I can just find something like them to satisfy my craving.
8. Be a librarian or a bookseller?
I would love to be a librarian! I’m trying to include a teacher certification in my major along with a concentration in Creative Writing (I just started sweating because I’m going to have so much work to do this year) and being a librarian would combine my passions of writing/reading and teaching into one perfect little occupation.
9. Only read your favorite genres or read every genre except your favorites?
Well, my favorite genre is young-adult fiction and that kind of includes a lot of stuff, so I’m going to go with reading only my favorite genres. It’s such a broad category and I would never run out of good stuff to read.
10. Only read physical books or e-books?
I hate e-books. Hate is a strong word, so I’ll say that I dislike e-books with a passion. You can’t press flowers in between the pages of your Kindle (not that I press flowers, but I could if I wanted to since I have paper books at my disposal).
My Distinguished Nominees:
Emma from The Book Crunch
Beth from Reading Every Night
Dani from Perspective of a Writer
Delphine from Delphine’s Babble on Some Good Reads
Sarah from Between the Pages
I recently connected with these writers and am quite curious to hear their opinions. However, if you are inclined to complete this Would You Rather, then go for it! Tag me so I can see what y’all have to say 🙂