Book Snob Book Tag

Hello hello and welcome or welcome back to my little bookish corner of the internet! The lovely Jenny from JenJenReviews tagged me in this Book Snob Book Tag, so a big thank you to her for making this bit of fun come alive. Jenny did some digging around and thinks it was started by Tia and All the Books on YouTube, so again, a big thanks to her for all her hard work!

Questions

ADAPTATION SNOB: Do you always read the book before watching the film/ TV show?

Yes. This is one thing where I am a bit of a self confessed snob. I enforce the same rules on my son as well, because I really am an evil mother. I think he’s forgiven me for it now, but there was some stamping of feet a few years ago when he wanted to watch The Hunger Games before he’d finished it! No regrets.

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?

I’m going to say Audiobooks. With everything that goes on with my eyes, that way I could be absolutely sure I could still read, even if the decline continues! Also, one of the things I really love about audiobooks that has nothing to do with my health is that you can read while doing other things. I don’t really watch much TV as I’d rather listen to an audiobook and crochet. I’d miss physical books of course, but this way I’d get loads done.
I wrote a blog post recently about Amazing Audiobooks, and another about Audiobooks To Relax With.

SHIP SNOB: Would you date or marry a non-reader?

Interestingly, my husband doesn’t read many physical books. I remember being horrified when he moved in with me and only had a box of them. In exchange, he has a LOT of comic books and graphic novels, and listens to a lot of audiobooks when doing the housework and traveling to work.
I’ve dated people who don’t read at all in the now distant past and found it very difficult to find things to talk about with them, because so much of my life revolves around books. My husband and I talk about what we’re reading all the time, and I can’t imagine having settled down with someone who I couldn’t have those conversations with, so I guess my answer is no.

GENRE SNOB: You have to ditch one genre – never to be read again for the rest of your life. Which one do you ditch?

Hmm. I think I’ll go with romance. I don’t mind romance as a side plot – in fact I quite enjoy it – but I’m not a big fan of books that only focus on a romantic or sexual relationship. I never really have read much romance, and I don’t think I’d miss it much. I’ll clutch on tight to my fantasy books with romance in them, however!

UBER GENRE SNOB: You can only choose to read from one genre for the rest of your life. Which genre do you choose?

I could live happily on a diet of young adult books, especially young adult thrillers! I’ve said before that I really enjoy YA because it doesn’t tend to be as intense as books from the adult section, but that doesn’t change how impactful they are. Books like Mina and the Undead, Ace of Spades, It’s Behind You, and The Box in the Woods have all made this year for me as brilliant releases.

COMMUNITY SNOB: Which genre do you think receives the most snobbery from the bookish community?

This is going to be one of those questions where everyone feels they are on the recieving end of snobbery, I think, and I don’t mean that as a criticism in any way, of anyone. Personally I think there’s a lot of bias towards adults that read young adult and middle grade. It can be seen as not as sophisticated by people who don’t tend to read it, which is a complete disservice to both authors and readers of YA / MG.

Well, there we go! This was a short and sweet little burst of fun, and I tag absolutely anyone who wants to join in! Please be sure to stop by again for daily blog posts with a bit of everything.

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