Oh look, I was tagged again! Well, how about that? The blogger who tagged me is Hundreds&Thousands of Books, apparently because she likes the concept of my blog (but I haven’t figured out her name, I’m afraid)! No matter… thank you all the same, my dear! That was very sweet of you, and it is nice to have a quick tag to do that doesn’t have dozens of questions, which makes it easier to answer all of them.
Apparently, this has been one of those “chain” tags that just seem to have propagated without anyone seeming to know where it came from, and no one going back and tagging the originator, which bothered me a bit. So, I went down the rabbit hole and found out that Lucy Mayyy Reads first saw this after seeing this YouTube video from Tia and all the Books, and she made it into a tag. But she didn’t have rules. I hope it is okay to make my own!
- Link back to the blogger who tagged you;
- Link back to Tia’s YouTube Video and Lucy’s blog post;
- Answer the Questions below, and;
- Tag some people at the end to do this tag next (if you like).
The Questions & My Answers:
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?
Well, it certainly wouldn’t be audiobooks, so that’s off the list. But the problem here is, I don’t have a real preference for either of the other two. Still, yeah… I guess I’d probably prefer physical books, but if I start thinking environmentally, I’d go with eBooks.
ADAPTATION SNOB: Do you always read the book before watching the film/ TV show?
No, I don’t, actually, but I don’t think it’s because of snobbery. The reason I don’t is either it is in a genre I don’t read but will watch (remember this post?), or because I didn’t know there was a book before the screen version.
SHIP SNOB: Would you date or marry a non-reader?
I have dated non-readers, but I married a reader, so the answer here is yes and then… 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?
Only one? There are a whole lot of genres I don’t care for. Fantasy, Erotica, and Horror, are among that list. However, I wouldn’t miss never having to read another typical Romance novel again – meaning the types of books that Harlequin and Mills & Boon publish.
UBER GENRE SNOB: You can only choose to read from one genre for the rest of your life. Which genre do you choose?
Easy… Women’s, Biographical, Historical, Fiction! I just can’t get enough of it!
COMMUNITY SNOB: Which genre do you think receives the most snobbery from the bookish community?
All of the snobbery I could think of didn’t have to do with genres, but rather other things (reading age, format, publishing method, etc.). Then I realized I’d already mentioned Harlequin Romances and Mills & Boon bodice ripper books, and well… I still see people pooh-poohing those books, although not as much as when I was younger. However, what upsets me is that some people put Women’s Fiction into that category and some even seem to think it should be a genre at all.
SNOBBERY RECIPIENT: Have you ever been snubbed for something that you have been reading or for reading in general?
No, not that I know of; mind you I have been somewhat reprimanded for what others perceive might be a lack of reading enough diverse authors, but now that I’ve thought about it, I don’t think they’re right. My favorite author – Michael Ondaatje – is Sri Lankan; I’m devoted to Patrick Gale’s books and he’s Gay; I read tons of books by female authors (more than male authors, to be honest), and; I’ve literally read authors from each and every one of the inhabited continents across the globe! Therefore, I don’t think people should berate me just because I don’t go out of my way, to bend over backwards, and jump through hoops to read ONLY diverse authors. If an author writes a story that interests me in a genre I like, I will read it. Period. I don’t care where they’re from, what their gender is, or how they identify themselves.