Happy Thursday! This week is going by absurdly fast. Maybe it’s because I took Monday off for doctors and then took after lunch, off, yesterday as well, for a follow up. I think the best part about this week is that I can finally turn off the A/C, even if it’s for just a night. Brrr…the chills are starting to set in (honestly, it’s probably just fake winter) but I’m so happy I could cry!
Today’s post is another book tag! I saw Erika’s answers to this tag and thought it looked really fun, so here we are! You can read her responses over at And On She Reads. Make sure to check out both her post and blog out while you’re there! I think the tag originated over on Booktube by the channel, Tia and All the Books so be sure to check out that channel too!
Adaptation Snob: Do you always read the book before watching the film/ TV show?
Nah. I don’t watch films/shows/movies enough for this to happen. If I were to stumble upon an adaptation of something that has a book version, it’s usually someone already throwing it up on the screen and I just plop down to watch with them. 90% of the time, I end up not sitting still long enough to watch much anyways.
I do this STUPID thing where, since I can’t sit through a show, I pop in and out of the living room but certain scenes do catch my interest. By then, I’ve missed most of the storyline. As I go to Google the summary version…it’s usually then that I find out the show was based on a book.
Format Snob: You can only choose 1 format in which to read books for the rest of your life. Which one do you choose: physical books, eBooks, or audiobooks?
My eyes are pretty bad and I’ve had glasses since I was a kid. The fear of going blind is always there at the back of my head. Despite really wanting to choose a physical or even eBooks (because of the adjustable font sizes), I’d have to say that at least audiobooks have a higher chance of always being there for me if my eyesight really were to go. Not to mention, with all my other hobbies (gaming, blogging, drawing) and chores, I could easily pull up an audiobook to listen to while I do all of those things. The other day, I had Breaking the Lore on while folding clothes!
Ship Snob: Would you date or marry a non-reader?
I live with people that happily go about never picking up a book, ever. My father proudly admitted/joked “Ha! All that money going to books? Look at me! One book lasted me YEAAARRS!” 😂
For me, as long as my SO doesn’t ever complain about my book reading hobbies (buying, blogging, actual reading) and we have other topics we love and share (gaming), then it’s all good! I’d totally date or marry a non-reader!
Genre Snob: You have to ditch one genre – never to be read again for the rest of your life. Which one do you ditch?
Romance. Romance is a thing I don’t care for in real life and something I find hard to connect to and hard to imagine so certain scenes just get lost to me. I am alright if romance is a secondary genre to a book, but romance books, I could live without.
Uber Genre Snob: You can only choose to read from one genre for the rest of your life. Which genre do you choose?
My favorite genre and books are mystery thrillers, police procedurals specifically. You’d think that’ll be my answer, but it’s not. After a certain amount of books about serial killers, assaulters, dead bodies, and dead end chases, not only do certain plots start sounding like all other plots, but I start feeling really sad and negative. This one is hard though. After all, I’m essentially ditching my favorite genre. Luckily enough, both mystery and thrillers can be found as subgenres elsewhere. If I had to pick one genre for life, then, it’ll probably be Sci-Fi/Fantasy.
Community Snob: Which genre do you think receives the most snobbery from the bookish community?
I’d have to say either YA or Romance. I’ve seen lots of people hating on both the writers and readers of romance books. While I don’t personally read romance, I don’t see why people would feel the need to go about bashing others for doing so. As for YA, I often see discussions about how either it’s not a real genre or that adults shouldn’t read YA. I’m sure other/all genres also get similar heat, but it’s often YA or romance that I see up at the chopping block.