TCL’s Bookish Snob Tag.

Bookish Snob Tag

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.

The Rules:

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.

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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.

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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.

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So, there you go.

Please feel free to try to bring me down a notch, in your comments.

I Tag: Anyone who wants to join in the fun, because I don’t like to tag people so if you want to do this one, consider yourself tagged!

15 thoughts on “TCL’s Bookish Snob Tag.

  1. I love a fun tag ! Got it from you…! I was told yesterday that I am a reading snob. I was quite upset for that is soooo not the truth! So maybe I will hop onto this one just to proof a point. Or maybe it might just get me even more in trouble…

    Thanks for always sharing these fun tags Davida! Even though you are not the creator…

    Have a wonderful week ahead.

    The Sunday Post #18

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  2. Aw thanks for doing the tag!! I love your answers (haha I’ve always tried to steer clear of Mills and Boon books too…). My plan is to stay anonymous on this site, so I don’t have my name anywhere 🙂

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  3. I’m an avid romance reader, although I will say I don’t generally read the traditional Harlequin that it seems you’re speaking of. I like my heroines strong and outspoken. I can attest to the fact that there is a LOT of snobbery aimed toward the readers and writers of romance. It drives me crazy that people think that Women’s Fiction should be a part of Romance or that they’re the same thing. Sure, there are Women’s Fiction books that are also Romance. But, for 99.9% of romance readers/writers, a book MUST have a happily ever after (HEA) or happy for now (HFN) in order to be considered romance. That is not the case with Women’s Fiction. As frustrating as it is for you as a Women’s Fiction reader, it is equally annoying for us Romance readers. While I read both genres, if I pick up a book labeled Romance I want my HEA or HFN!

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    1. Excellent distinction there. A romantic story with a HEA/HFN ending is romance, but a story that has a love interest, but not with the intention of having HEA/HFN ending for that relationship, is probably not romance.

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  4. You are always too fun! I’m continually confused about Women’s Fiction. I like to think of a book that predominantly centers around women and issues important to women as women’s fiction. But it seems to me men might not want to read those books because of the label? There’s the branch of women’s fiction that I barely read and that’s chick-lit….light and fluffy with no substantial content. I hesitate when I call something women’s fiction that people will think it’s chick lit. Also, can men write women’s fiction? I think Britt-Marie might be women’s fiction!? Is there men’s fiction or does it get another label like thriller or mystery? The River might be men’s fiction but I really enjoyed it! I think you wrote an entire post about this once! I should go back and read it!

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    1. Yes I did write a post about it, not too long ago. Britt-Marie could be considered women’s fiction, since it does explore her world from her perspective. And a real man would have no problem reading something labeled as women’s fiction. My husband does all the time!

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