“My feet pound the ground, and sweat drips down my face.”First line in You Asked for Perfect by Laura Silverman
Hi, everyone. I was tagged by Naemi @A Book Owl’s Corner to do The Bookish Snob Tag, so here we are. It looked like such an interesting tag that could spark a lot of discussions, so I knew I had to do it. I also had no idea what else to post this week, so thank you, Naemi, for providing me with content 😉 Let’s look at the questions!
ADAPTATION SNOB: Do you always read the book before watching the film/TV show?
Absolutely not. Aren’t most movies nowadays based on a book? It feels that way at least, so I’m not going to dedicate the time. I’ll say that if we’re talking adaptions of fantasy books only, then I usually attempt to read the book first if I know it’s something I want to watch. Then I usually also know about the adaption ahead of time and will make sure to have read it by the movie’s or TV show’s release. As a general rule, though, I’m not putting off watching something just so I can read the book first. I’m way too impatient for that. I’ll just read the book after if it was something I really liked.
FORMAT SNOB: You can only choose one format in which to read books for the rest of your life. Which one do you choose: physical books, eBooks, or audiobooks?
This is actually really hard! I don’t do audiobooks, but to choose between physical and ebooks? The natural answer would be physical books, of course, but I also wouldn’t have survived this pandemic without ebooks. I’m so dependent upon the library, and as they’ve been shut down, I’ve only been able to read their ebooks. They are also way easier to carry around as I read a lot while traveling.
I’m still going to say physical books but just know that it’s hurting my soul.
SHIP SNOB: Would you date or marry a non-reader?
This question made me realize that I’ve only ever dated non-readers. Not on purpose, I might add, and since none of the relationships have gone very well, maybe that’s the thing I need to change. But I don’t know. It’s a weird question to answer, I think. Especially since I’m currently enjoying all the benefits of being single. Just imagine how much having a partner would cut into my reading time.
GENRE SNOB: You have to ditch one genre – never to be read again for the rest of your life. Which one do you ditch?
So many to choose from, to be honest. I don’t read that many different genres so this question is fairly easy. If I never read a Thriller again, I’m not going to be sad about it.
ÜBER GENRE SNOB: You can only choose to read from one genre for the rest of your life. Which genre do you choose?
There’s no way you can guess my answer to this. I’m so secretive about what my favorite genre is. Lol, Fantasy, of course. Naemi also made the point about how fantasy can be combined with so many other genres, so even though I would miss Historical Fiction, there’s always Historical Fantasy.
COMMUNITY SNOB: Which genre do you think receives the most snobbery from the bookish community?
I’m tempted to steal part of Naemi’s answer again and say anything that primarily women like, as it is with most things in society. To say something specific, I’m picking YA, even though that’s not technically a genre. It’s treated as such in the bookish community, though, so it counts. We have this discussion about YA very often, but I still see readers of Adult books use criticisms such as “it reads like YA” as if that’s naturally a bad thing. And it’s always a curious thing to me because I don’t think those readers have read any YA in the past ten years, so how would they know? What they’re actually saying is that YA equals bad writing/plotting/characterizations etc. They might not mean this, but that is nevertheless the effect of their words.
This was quite fun to do, so thanks again to Naemi for tagging me! I’m going to skip the tagging-part myself, but don’t let that stop you if you really want to do this tag. I love seeing people’s answers to these questions. You can also let me know what some of your answers would be in the comments. Happy reading!