Y’all, I’m definitely a book snob, and I don’t even care. I saw this tag over at Words About Words, and I was just feeling so called out about halfway through Bree’s post that I had to give it a whirl. I have no idea who created this tag, so if you know, please let me know, and I’ll add it in!
Do you always read the book before you see the movie?
I’m going to say 98% of the time for the 2% that I accidentally saw without realizing it was a book, and for the fact that I’m going to watch The Witcher despite not having read the books. Well. Okay, fine, I read 100 pages of the first book, hated it so much that I had to DNF it, and decided to hell with it, the show looked good enough that I’d just plunge in with no previous knowledge. This is a real problem, though, because you know what’s crazy? Not only have I not read The Hunger Games, I’ve also never seen the movies because I didn’t want to spoil it for myself. And, at this point, neither of those is probably ever going to happen.
You can only choose one format in which to read books for the rest of your life. Which do you choose: physical, ebooks, or audiobooks?
I’d like to note that I 100% believe all forms of books are valid, but physical books for me. I have a really, really hard time focusing on other people reading to me, even if it’s just a quick paragraph-long social media post, so I’ve actually never listened to a single audiobook in my life. Guys, even podcasts are a struggle. I’ve literally listened to one podcast ever (the Sleeping at Last one because I love him that much), and I did it while on very long drives. Also, I’ve never read an ebook because I associate phone/laptop reading with fanfiction, and I just don’t really like reading regular books on a screen.
Would you date or marry a nonreader?
Look, I’ve tried dating nonreaders, and while it’s not a deal breaker, it definitely isn’t fun. I have a lot of really close friends that are huge readers, so it helps, but being able to talk about the book I’m currently reading with the person I talk to the most is definitely going to sway me.
You have to ditch one genre – never to be read again for the rest of your life. Which one do you ditch?
Hm. Adult literary fiction. Whomp, there it is. I read it sometimes, and I once made a pledge to read more of my owned unread ones, and then I never read any of them, and I just? It’s good, I usually enjoy it, and giving it up means never again reading something as heartbreaking as The Guernsey Literary Potato Peel Pie Society, but I love the rest of the genres I read too much to give them up.
Uber Genre Snob:
You can only choose to read from one genre for the rest of your life. Which genre do you choose?
Fantasy. And if I have to be specific about subgenre, high fantasy. This is so easy, it’s mostly what I read, and even though urban fantasy is what I write, and thus should be something I’m reading a lot, I would probably literally spontaneously combust and die without high fantasy.
Which genre do you think receives the most snobbery from the bookish community?
Bree said romance, and I’m going to have to agree with her, particularly because I was one of those for a long time. I thought it didn’t really have anything to offer, and even though I still very rarely read it, I’ve since realized I’m an ass and definitely wrong.
Have you ever been snubbed for something that you have been reading or for reading in general?
lolllllllllll @ myself
I cannot even tell you how much I hate carrying these books around. The covers are awful (the new ones are a little better), and while I was rereading The Mortal Instruments series, I usually placed the book face down whenever I brought it out somewhere. It’s just so bad.
I can’t say that I’ve ever been snubbed out loud by someone else for reading something, though?