Would You Rather: Book Edition (tag)

Huge thanks for the lovely Siobhan for tagging us in this one. Be sure to check out her content and see how she chose to respond to these WYR questions. The creator of this tag is unknown.

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READ ONLY TRILOGIES OR STANDALONES? 

MANDY: Standalones! I hate waiting for series – I always forget what happens before the next one comes out. I love standalones since you get the entire story in one little snapshot.

SHA: A tough one out the gate? Not cool. I have to say standalones. Even though I prefer the character development and clear endpoint with trilogies, I lack the commitment to see the series through. Either I forget plot lines, or I don’t have surplus cash when the books are out.

READ ONLY FEMALE OR MALE AUTHORS?

MANDY: Female. Since it’s most of YA, I would get more to read.

SHA: Female.

SHOP AT BARNES & NOBLE OR AMAZON?

MANDY: Barnes and Noble. I used to be a member, but I just enjoy it a bit more. Although I buy most of my books on Amazon now, though…huh.

SHA: As a Canadian, I’m swapping B&N to Indigo to keep the flow of the question. And easy—book shopping in person is way better than online. If you threw Book Outlet into the mix though. . .

ALL BOOKS BECOME MOVIES OR TV SHOWS?

MANDY: TV shows – you get more out of it!!

SHA: Oh, TV shows, definitely.

READ FIVE PAGES PER DAY OR FIVE BOOKS PER WEEK?

MANDY: Five books per week…I used to do that anyway, lol.

SHA: Five books per week. Once I read a page, I’m committed.

BE A PROFESSIONAL REVIEWER OR AUTHOR?

MANDY: Reviewer! I used to say author, but I’ve determined it was way too much stress, so I’ll save the writing for others and I’ll review the books.

SHA: Um. What determines a professional reviewer? *curious* I would go with reviewer though. I much prefer that side of the book life now.

ONLY READ YOUR TOP TWENTY FAVOURITE BOOKS OVER AND OVER (OR) ALWAYS READ NEW ONES THAT YOUR HAVEN’T READ BEFORE?

MANDY: Oh, ugh, I’m not sure. I think I might go with read new ones, because even though I love rereading now, I can live without it. I love diving into new books.

SHA: Another tough one. You know I’m huge on re-reading books. I’ve probably re-read more books than started new ones. But the same twenty, over and over? Even I have to say the second option is better here.

BE A LIBRARIAN OR A BOOKSELLER?

MANDY: Bookseller – I get a little too weirded out when library books aren’t precisely nice and pretty.

SHA: Ooh, bookseller. I really want my own business.

ONLY READ YOUR FAVOURITE GENRE OR EVERY GENRE EXCEPT YOUR FAVOURITE?

MANDY: I feel like I have multiple favorite genres, so I’ll go with my favorite since I wouldn’t have much to read without them.

SHA: I feel like after reading your favourite genre exclusively for a few yours, it won’t be your favourite, haha. And yet, that’s my answer!

ONLY READ PHYSICAL BOOKS OR E-BOOKS?

MANDY: Physical. E-books hurt my eyes.

SHA: Physical. I struggle so hard with e-books nowadays.

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24 thoughts on “Would You Rather: Book Edition (tag)

  1. Great tag! I also like physical books better but feeling like I’ve been reading waaay more e books lately lol. Also being a Bookseller would be pretty cool 💁‍♀️ great answers!! 💜

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    1. I feel like it’s so so hard to find good fantasy books that are standalones! I never check, get hooked on one, and then reach the end and see a To Be Continued…. it’s heartbreaking haha. But ooh, what’s this you say about The Sorcery of Thorns? Sounds like something I should have my eyes on!

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    1. Then you have the commitment I am seriously lacking! Series give so, so much that I do miss in standalones. And I do enjoy them a lot. But I always miss the pub dates, or forget details, and it ends up more frustration. I was really big on series when I was a teen though. Not sure why I switched?

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      1. I totally get that! I think a well written series that can hold my attention will usually end up being one of my all-time faves, but I know what you mean. The urge to continue with a series definitely diminishes with time XD

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  2. I agree with both of you – TV adaptations all around! And reading female authors is always a great idea 😀 That “only reread old favorites or only new books” question is so tough, because I also love rereading books, but I think I’d have to agree with you both that I’d get tired of the same twenty. Though I’d definitely miss those favorites! 😭

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  3. I feel like I have very strong opinions for most of these! For instance, I love standalones. I guess it makes sense, since my favorite genres are romance and contemporary, but I also have a special love for standalone fantasies, despite how rare they are! And since I’ve never really watched a book to TV adaptation, but have watched several book to movies adaptations that I’ve loved, I think I’d have to pick movie adaptations over TV adaptations, just so that there’s a chance I actually watch it when it comes out!

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    1. The rarity of standalone fantasies makes them even more unique! Haha, making sure you watch the adaptation is a pretty good reason to pick movie over TV. I think once I’m hooked on the series I want MORE, so I like the option of TV. You’ve never seen A Series of Unfortunate Events? O:

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      1. Yes, exactly! I can only think of 2 or 3 standalone fantasies off hand!

        I tend to prefer watching comedies or rom-coms for both my movies and my shows. And I find that most book to TV adaptations are more intense than what I prefer to watch. Although I have made so exceptions for some more intense movies, like The Martian, because I know that all the drama will be over in about two hours. And even though I’ve read A Series of Unfortunate Events in its entirety, I had no interest in the TV show despite how good I heard it was. I just remember feeling so frustrated on behalf of those kids when I read the books, so I didn’t want to put myself through that experience again! Once was enough for me!

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      2. I always think a fantasy is a standalone, until I get to the last sentence in the book, haha.

        Yeah! You’re very on the ball with that– a lot of the book to TV adaptations become much more serious than the book ever was. I didn’t think about it until you brought it up. I agree about A Series of Unfortunate Events– it’s a very tragic story. But the humour rounds it up so nicely that I’m forgiving.

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  4. I feel like I’d have to go for series for the first question because some of my favourites – like HP & Folk Of The Air – are series so in theory that makes sense? Ooh yes library books being messy would drive me mad too. Although I’d probably love the chance to reorganize them constantly :L but yeah I’d have to go with bookseller too. You get to see all of the new releases (and hopefully get a decent discount on them all).

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