I came across this “Would You Rather?” on Zainab Sheikh’s blog, “A Bibliophile’s Obsession: Books, Paperbacks, and Coffee.” She found it being passed around in the blogosphere and decided to take it.
Seeing her post inspired me to do the same! Too much fun to resist!!!
- Read only series or stand-alones?
Series, but preferably if I have all of the books in the series in my hands. I hate being left on cliff hangers for a year!!! Interestingly, when writing, I tend to write more stand-alones.
- Read only female or male authors?
Female authors. I do have a few male authors that I really like, but my current three favorite authors are all female (J.K. Rowling, Jeannette Walls, and Sarah J. Maas).
- Shop at Barnes and Noble or Amazon?
I would have originally said Barnes and Noble all the way! Now that I’m in a doctoral program though, I really appreciate Amazon Prime. But this isn’t a both kind of game, so I’m going with Barnes and Noble! In my heart I think I’m still a Barnes and Noble person because I always look there first for reviews and upcoming books. If I have the time I’ll also roam the store there for a good hour at a time.
- All books become movies or TV Shows?
Movies, for sure. I haven’t liked many of the TV show conversions. The book is always better either way, but movie conversions win out for me!
- Read 5 pages per day or 5 books per week?
5 Books per week for sure. That’d involve losing a lot of sleep right now since I’m in school, but it’d be worth it. I’m a binge reader. I don’t sit down to read 5 pages… I sit down to read books. I read the last Harry Potter book in pretty much a day.
- Be a professional reviewer or author?
Author *swoons*! I’m an aspiring author in the middle of editing my first novel.
- Only read your top 20 favorite books over and over or always read new ones that you haven’t read before?
This is one of the most difficult questions EVER!!!!! AH! I love rereading my favorite books. I must have reread Harry Potter about 10 times now. Maybe more. Shoot. This is brutal. Okay okay, in this moment if I had to choose, I’d say new ones. I’ve reread all of my current favorites a lot and some of them have sequels coming out and I would be devastated if I couldn’t read those.
- Be a librarian or bookseller?
Never have thought about this one. “Bookseller” is so vague. So I’m going to go with bookseller, but specify that I’d own my own small-town bookstore and coffee house. Yupp. Wait, maybe I’d do a bookstore/brewery combo instead. “Fowler’s Growlers” has a ring to it. LOL!
- Only read your favorite genre or every genre except your favorite?
Favorite genre. I’ve been a passionate reader for as long as I can remember. I’ve read heavily in almost every genre (no joke), so I’d be happy to continue to read in my favorite.
- Only read physical books or ebooks?
PHYSICAL! It pains me that the physical book is dying out like the newspaper. (Well, okay, I’m not that sad about the newspaper). There is something about a physical book that makes the experience of reading it that much better. I will buy ebooks occasionally, because I like to read late into the night and I don’t want to keep my husband up with the light. Any book that I really love in ebook form I usually own a hard copy of though. I love the idea of having an office/library in my house one day. I find books so comforting and really value them. So for me I’m always going to be a physical book kinda gal!
Feel free to post your own answers in the comments!