Would You Rather – Bookish Edition

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So I came across this post over on Tabby’s blog  when it was posted and filed it away in a part of my brain to go back to it when I eventually got back on my own blog. And as I declared yesterday, that has happened so here it is.

The Would You Rather – Bookish Edition Tag

  1. Read only trilogies or stand alones?  Stand alone, because the idea of only committing to trilogies is such a commitment and sometimes you just don’t want to make that kind of commitment.
  2. Read only male or female authors?  Female.  I’ve always tended to veer towards female authors anyway whether I mean to or not. My top 3 favourite books come from female authors, sometimes their stories are just more interesting and about characters.
  3. Shop at Barnes & Noble or Amazon?  I’ve only been to Barnes and Noble once and that was now over 2 years ago (*sobs*). So my equivalent would be Waterstones and I’ve spent many an hour in one of them. Being surrounded by all the books is my happy place. Can’t get that from Amazon.
  4. All books become movies or t.v. shows? TV shows. More time to get in depth with scripts and stories.
  5. Drop your book in the toilet or watch it fall into a wood chipper?  The toilet. It will dry out and if the toilet’s clean than it’s basically just water. I can deal with a water stained book (just about) but if it falls into a wood chipper (also don’t know that I would ever encounter a wood chipper casually in London) than I’m fucked.
  6. Read only 1 book a year and remember everything or read 100 books a year and remember nothing? If that one book was Infinite Jest then I would do that because just looking at that book and knowing what I know about Foster Wallace’s style exhausts me and I would probably need a whole 365 days to get through and understand it. However if it isn’t that one book, then I’d read 100. Something would stick somewhere somehow.
  7. Read only the 1st page of a book or only the last page of a book? Ummmm, probably last page, because I have a bit of a problem with reading last pages of books. In that I have to physically (mentally) restrain myself from flicking to the end to see what words I’m going to be left with when I close the book.
  8. Get locked in a library or locked in a bookstore?  Bookstore. More specifically Waterstones Piccadilly, because it’s the greatest place ever.
  9. Drop your book in a lake or accidentally set it on fire? Again, water damage is easier to deal with and means the book still exists. Fire is damaging.
  10. Have the end of a book spoiled or never know what happens? Have the ending spoiled. I’m not necessarily all that fussed if it happens in some contexts. But I need to know endings, I don’t like not knowing.
  11. Read a book that is missing the middle chapter or read a book that is missing the first and last chapters?  I’ve read a book with missing chapters before because I borrowed it from the library and apparently people just remove pages from books. It wasn’t that bad, just required some googling to try and fill in the blanks. Beginning and endings are important though and they can’t be messed with.
  12. Have to start every conversation of your life with a quote from a book OR not be able to remember any quotes from any books but be able to speak normally? Look I quote Shakespeare and shit in my everyday life like it’s nothing. Quotes are the blood in my veins I have no issue with starting every conversation of my life with a quote, because with some people it feels like I already do
  13. Never be allowed to read the last chapter of a book but be able to read as many books as you want OR only be allowed to read one book a year, but be allowed to finish it? I like to know what endings are, so even though it pains me I would only read one book a year.

And that’s the tag done. Feel free to give it a go if you want. I’m not formally tagging anyone as technically I wasn’t tagged myself (oops).

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