I saw this post over on Nick’s blog the other day and thought it would be a fun and quick post!
Would you rather only read physical books for the rest of your life or only audiobooks?
Definitely physical books! I adore a good audiobook but I don’t have as much listening time these days with working from home, not putting on a full face of makeup to get ready, no commute, etc. If I lived alone and/or didn’t have the pup I would listen more throughout the day in the background but I just don’t have the option. It’s easier for me to find pockets of time to sit down and read these days. Plus, I can be picky about audiobooks, and it would suck to have a favorite author’s books be narrated by someone terrible and never have the option of reading instead!
Would you rather know all the spoilers before you start a book or never read the last chapter?
Ooooh interesting. I guess I would have to say knowing all the spoilers? Ugh. It would be hard to get to the end of a really good book and not be able to get the necessary closure. Maybe books with short chapters wouldn’t make AS big of a difference but ones with longer chapters with a lot of final action? GAH. Being spoiled means at least I know what will happen by the time I’m done!
Would you rather be stuck on a very long train/plane ride with a book you hate or no book at all?
No book at all. Why waste my time on a bad book?! A long plane ride without a book just means I’ll watch a show, listen to a podcast, or scroll endlessly through social media 😉
Would you rather read a book with a really bad ending or a book where your favorite character is killed off?
I would think that my character getting killed off would lead to a pretty bad ending for me regardless! haha. But really, I think I would probably prefer the favorite character getting killed off. A bad ending could ruin my feelings on the whole book but a favorite character getting killed off is something I MIGHT be able to look past when reviewing the rest of the book? I don’t know!
Would you rather love a book everyone hates or hate a book everyone loves?
I would rather hate a book everyone loves. I think being the black sheep isn’t really the end of the world? Although it can get annoying to see all the love and not understand why! Loving a book everyone hates makes me feel more alienated than the opposite. Did I miss something? Am I stupid? I don’t know, it just has worse feelings for me, weirdly enough.
Would you rather read books by your favorite author but they’re all really bad or read books by an author you hate but they’re all really good?
Hmm I think it depends on why I hate the author. There’s one particular author who annoys me online but I’m always tempted to read her books because they’re supposed to be excellent. I think I’d rather love her books and dislike her online personality, than have my favorite author suddenly write crappy books. If the author is problematic and terrible, I don’t want them to have good books haha.
Would you rather only ever read contemporary books for the rest of your life or fantasy?
CONTEMPORARY. I like fantasy and it’s really fun to mix in from time to time, but I barely read it. Over half of the books I read each year are contemporary fiction in some capacity. It’s my favorite go-to comfort genre.
Would you rather own a signed edition or a first edition?
Signed edition! I don’t care much about classics or first editions. To me, it’s more special to have the author’s signature and/or a personalization.
Would you rather never be able to borrow a book from the library again or never reread your favorite book?
This is probably hard for a lot of people but I really don’t reread books that much. Even the VAST majority of my all-time favorite books I’ve never reread. I definitely would like to someday if possible, but it’s not imperative for me to reread books ever. I love the library and think it’s the best way to support authors while saving money! I currently have limited shelf space so I’d rather borrow books, save space and money, and support my local library forever and ever.
Would you rather spend the day in your favorite fictional world but never meet your favorite character, or spend the day as the villain and try to attack/kill that favorite character?
I’m huge on settings and world-building. I like characters and have fun making connections with them, but I’m often attracted to books (especially companion series) in cute small towns with unique shops and side characters. For example, I don’t remember a single character name from the Sweetwater Springs series but I would visit that town in a heartbeat.
I’m SO curious who this author you hate online is!
I couldn’t imagine not being able to read the last chapter! I’m with you, knowing all the spoilers is so much better. At least then, you can appreciate the writing and not have the uncertainty of the ending hanging over you forever! Especially all those murder mystery books that use the last chapter to explain literally everything.
I love your answers and they mirror my thoughts. I would love to do this tag some time soon.