Tag: Bookish Would You Rather (Take 2)

Thank you to Ashlee for tagging me to do the Bookish Would You Rather tag!

You can see some previous “would you rather” tags here, here, and here!

The Rules:

  • Answer the questions given to you by your nominator.
  • Make up your own questions and tag others.

Questions from Ashlee:

1. Would you rather spill coffee/tea on your current read or be forced to read it with greasy fingers?
That’s a hard one. I think I’d rather spill something on the pages. It would be annoying, but at least it would dry.

2. Would you rather only be able to read new releases or only read backlist books?
Definitely only backlist. That’s the only way I’m ever getting caught up on my TBR!

3. Would you rather crack the spine of a paperback or dog-ear the pages?
Neither! But I guess dog-ear the pages? At least you can’t tell when the book’s on the shelf.

4. Would you rather only be allowed to read the first and last book in a trilogy or have to wait three years for the final book to come out?
I am very familiar with waiting forever for the next book in a series to come out, so I’ll take that option.

5. Would you rather only read series or only read standalones?

6. Would you rather your favourite book be turned into a movie or a tv show?
A movie, as long as it’s done well. I think my favorite books would be really drawn out if they tried to turn them into tv shows.

7. Would you rather the adaption of your favourite book be badly cast or leave out your favourite scenes?
Oh dear… cast it badly, I guess. If the adaptation of The Hating Game left out that elevator scene, I’d be mad.

8. Would you rather have dinner with your favourite author or your favourite character?
My favorite author, for sure!

9 Would you rather kill your favourite character or spend the rest of your life with your least favourite villain?
Kill my favorite character. I’m not spending eternity with someone I don’t like.

10. Would you rather only read your favourite genre for two years straight or be allowed to read anything but your favourite genre for two years straight?
Only my favorite genre! I don’t think I’d get sick of it.

Please feel free to steal this tag and link back to me if you do! I’d love to see your answers! Badly cast or missing scenes? Crack the spine or dog-ear the pages? Let’s talk in the comments!

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Tag: Bookish Would You Rather

Thank you to Katie for tagging me to do the Bookish Would You Rather tag! I have done a couple Would You Rather tags before (here and here), but not this one! This should be fun. 🙂

The Rules:

  • Answer the questions given to you by your nominator.
  • Make up your own questions and tag others.

Questions from Katie:

Would you rather only read ARCs, or only read backlist titles?

Definitely only backlist titles. Eventually ARCs will become backlist titles, but I could never get to anything that’s currently on my TBR if I committed to only reading ARCs!

Would you rather own all the books you read, or only loan books from the library?

I’d rather only borrow from the library. Books look pretty on a shelf, but my bank account cannot afford buying 200 or so books every year.

Would you rather lose your place in your book every time you put it down, or get a papercut every time you read?

I gave myself a papercut at work a couple days ago and it keeps reminding me of its presence every so often, so I’m thinking I’d rather lose my place.

Would you rather only read in the dark or read books with tiny text?

Tiny text, I guess. That seems easier than reading in the dark.

Would you rather drop your favorite book in the toilet, or throw it into a woodchipper?

Throw it into a woodchipper, I think. It seems a more dignified way to go. (Ideally, obviously, neither.)

Would you rather read only the first page of a book or only the last page of a book?

The first page, then I’d just be left wanting more. If I only read the last page, I’d probably just be confused.

Would you rather read a book that ends in a cliffhanger, or a book that ends with heartbreak?

Cliffhanger. I generally do not like books that break my heart.

Would you rather read a manuscript from your favorite author and have to tell them it was awful, or read 50 Shades of Gray out loud in public?

Read 50 Shades of Gray out loud. I wouldn’t want to make someone who’s made me so happy sad.

Would you rather never be allowed in a bookstore again or never be allowed in a library again?

Never be allowed in a bookstore, because, see above… my bank account cannot afford all these books I read.

Would you rather read only one genre for the rest of your life, or never repeat the same genre after reading it once?

Only one genre. I feel like I’d run out of genres pretty quickly if I could never repeat them.

Please feel free to steal this tag and link back to me if you do! I’d love to see your answers! Cliffhanger or heartbreak? ARCs or backlist? Let’s talk in the comments!

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Tag: Would You Rather (Spooky Edition!)

Thank you to Hannah for tagging me in this Halloween-themed Would You Rather tag!

👻 Thrillers or supernatural(s)? 👻

Unless we’re talking fantasy novels, I don’t really go for supernatural creatures that much. So thrillers, I guess.

👻 Ghosts or zombies? 👻

Ghosts for sure! I’ve never been able to get into zombies.

👻 Vampires or werewolves? 👻

I’m not really a big fan of either vampires or werewolves. So I guess… either one, or maybe neither.

👻 Witches or monsters? 👻

This is so hard because August Flynn from V.E. Schwab’s Monsters of Verity duology is my favorite and I also love several fictional witches… but I don’t think I could abandon August, so I’ll go with monsters.

👻 Would you rather read a book with 13 chapters or with a black cat on the cover? 👻

Let’s be honest, I’m always going to pick the book with the cat on the cover. (I say as I’m typing this with my cat in my lap.)

👻 Would you rather read a spooky book in the dark with only a candle for light or by yourself in a locked brightly lit room? 👻

Just for the sake of my eyes, I think I’m going to go with a brightly lit room.

👻 Would you rather face your worst fears or be trapped in the mind of a killer? 👻

I’ll face my worst fears, thanks.

👻 Would you rather watch a scary movie or read a scary book? 👻

Hmm… I think I’ll watch a scary movie. BUT NOT BY MYSELF. I need my cat in my lap and I need a friend.

👻 Would you rather read spooky books during the fall time or all year? 👻

I don’t really love to read spooky books ever, so I guess I’ll go with during the fall.

👻 Would you rather read 10 spooky books in October or 10 spooky books all year? 👻

Ten spooky books all year seems like a lot for me, so I don’t think I want to concentrate them all in October. I guess I’ll spread them out so I don’t accidentally traumatize myself.

Since Halloween is tomorrow, I’m not going to tag anyone in particular, but please feel free to do this if you want to! And, as always, let me know in the comments if you agree or disagree with my choices!

Tag: Would You Rather

Thanks to Marco @ Barely a Blogger for tagging me in this one!


1. Rather read only a series or stand-alone books?
I think I’d rather read only standalones. Most of my favorites are standalones and I really only keep going in a series if I’m totally in love with the first book.

2. Rather read a book whose main character is male or female?
It doesn’t really matter that much to me, but I guess I would choose female if I had to pick.

3. Rather shop only at Barnes & Noble (or another actual bookstore) or Amazon?
I prefer to go to an actual bookstore so that I can look through the books, but this is also an actual disaster since I generally end up buying a bunch of books I hadn’t planned on getting. So generally I end up buying online because I can just buy the one exact book I’m looking for without being tempted by others.

4. Rather all books become movies or tv shows?
TV shows, I think. There’s more opportunity to show everything that happens in a TV show but a lot of things end up being cut out of a movie.

5. Rather read 5 pages per day or read 5 books per week?
5 books per week since that’s usually what I end up doing anyway.

6. Rather be a professional book reviewer or an author?
Professional book reviewer for sure! I don’t consider myself a writer at all.

7.  Rather only read the same 20 books over and over or get to read a new book every 6 months?
I guess a new book every 6 months, provided that during the rest of the year, I would be able to re-read old favorites.

8. Rather be a librarian or own a bookstore?
I would love to be a librarian! I wish that I would’ve done a Library & Information Science degree instead of Linguistics!

9. Rather only read your favourite genre or your favourite author?
My favorite genre! My favorite authors would all fall under my favorite genre anyway.

10. Rather only read physical books or eBooks?
I think I’d have to go with ebooks, just for the space-saving capabilities. As someone who has moved 7 times in the last 10 years, I’m all about packing as few boxes as possible.

I’m tagging anybody who thinks this looks like fun! Feel free to also leave your choices in a comment! I’m on a plane right now but I’ll need something to do on the train ride home. 🙂

Would you rather: Bookish edition

I’ve seen some of these “would you rather”-style posts floating around the book blogs I follow, and I thought it was time for some fun over here.  Read on for twenty questions – some of them almost impossible! – and my responses.  Feel free to comment or send me an ask with your opinion!

Would you rather have unlimited access to ARCs but none to any books released in the last 5 years, or have unlimited access to only books released 5+ years ago?

Now, I think this question is kind of ambiguous.  Is it a rolling five years or can I just never read anything from 2012 on?  Honestly, my TBR is so long that it doesn’t really matter!  If it’s a rolling five years, no problem.  I’ll take the ARCs and catch up on books published more than five years ago.  At this rate, I’ll still be working on 2012 in about 2042, so no big deal.  Chances are pretty good that I’d be able to get an ARC of upcoming books that I really wanted to read anyway.

Would you rather read a book where the main character or the love interest is killed off?

Kill off the love interest!  The writing has to be really good for the author to kill off the main character and still have a good story.  I’d rather have the love interest die and watch the main character deal with it.

Would you rather read only physical books or only ebooks?

I’ll take ebooks. I love the look of full bookcases, but it’s so much work to pack them up and move them.

Would you rather read five pages per day or five books per week?

Five books per week for sure.

Would you rather work in a library or a bookstore?

I think I’d rather work in a library. I feel like a library would have more employees that actually love reading than somewhere like Barnes and Noble, where maybe they just needed a job.

Would you rather read a very well-written book with a dull plot or a very interesting plot written in a way that makes your eyes bleed?

This one is just mean!  Of course I would rather have a well-written book with a very interesting plot, but I guess that’s not an option here.  If I had to choose, I’d take a very interesting plot that’s been badly written.  At least then I won’t fall asleep while reading.

Would you rather love a book everyone hates or hate a book everyone loves?

I’ve been on both sides of this, but I would always prefer to love a book.

Would you rather have your favorite author read their next book to you or dedicate it to you, where your name will forever be immortalized?

I’d make a fool of myself in front of the author, so I’d prefer to have the book dedicated to me. I’d probably buy a whole case just to display them around my house.

Would you rather read a book that’s missing a middle chapter or missing the first & last chapters?

A random middle chapter can disappear. I have to know how it ends.

Would you rather only read your favorite genre or be able to read any genre except your favorite?

Only read my favorite genre.  What’s the fun of reading if you can’t read what you’re interested in?

Would you rather make a fool of yourself meeting your favorite author or have to be roommates with your most hated book character?

I love my personal space, so I’d go with making a fool of myself.  I do it all the time, anyway, so what’s the difference?

Would you rather only access books through the library or only buy them?

Only access books through the library. If I had to buy every book I read (100+ per year), I’d go broke.

Would you rather have your favorite book become a movie or a tv show?

Provided that it would be on a network that actually allows it to come to life, I’d prefer a tv show. So much gets cut out in a movie so that it fits neatly into the 90-minute window.

Would you rather drop your favorite book into the toilet or watch it fall into a wood chipper?

I’d rather watch it fall into a wood chipper. It’s not like I’m going to read it after it falls in the toilet, and I’d have to deal with getting it out.

Would you rather be stuck on a deserted island with no books or be stuck in a library full of books in a language that you can’t read?

I’d rather be in the library. Presumably I’d have access to food, water, and other necessities in the library, and I’m sure that somebody would find me eventually.

Would you rather only read trilogies or only read standalones?

Only standalones.

Would you rather only be able to read New York Times bestsellers or only books that have never made the list?

Only books that have never made the list. I’ve read a lot of NYT Bestsellers that have been terrible.

Would you rather only read books with a love triangle or only read books with no romance at all?

I guess I’d take a love triangle. I hope it’s well-written, though.

Would you rather have to read 50 Shades of Grey repeatedly for an entire year or go to every showing of the movie at your local theater for a month?

I suppose I’d choose every showing for a month. Nobody said I have to watch it, only that I have to be there.

Would you rather read a book with a cliffhanger or with a heartbreaking ending?

I’ll take a cliffhanger.  I’d rather either wait for the next book or come up with my own ending than know that the characters’ lives have been destroyed.