Would you rather . . .

My fabulous phantomy friend Amy tagged me to answer some fun bookish questions! I haven’t done anything like this for a while, so I’m excited to take a stab at it.

1. Would you rather only read trilogies or only read standalones?
Ahhhh. Can I exchange “series” for “trilogies”? Because Harry Potter would not be present in either of those choices. I think I would go for series. While standalones have a very satisfying sense at the end (usually), I love the depth of familiarity that comes from spending multiple books with the same characters.

2. Would you rather only read male or female authors?
Mmmmrp. I’ll go with female authors, since that’s mainly what I’ve been reading lately.

3. Would you rather shop at Barnes and Noble or Amazon?
Barnes and Noble for sure! The smell of a bookstore makes me giddy. I love wandering around and picking random books off the shelves. I’ve found some literary true loves that way. Also, I love people-watching in a bookstore, especially in the children’s section. Seeing kids get so excited over a new book just makes my heart happy.

4. Would you rather books were made into TV shows or movies?
If you have to do that to a book, I’d say go for the TV show. There’s more room to explore the details of the book, instead of cramming the (allegedly) most important details into a 2.5 hour space and shooting them at the viewer like BB gun pellets.

5. Would you rather read only 5 pages per day or 5 books per week?
Five books a week, for sure! I would die reading 5 pages a day! What if the page stopped midsentence? What if everybody was about to die? WHAT IF VOLDEMORT CAPTURED HARRY POTTER AND IT TOOK FIVE DAYS TO FIND OUT WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN?!!

6. Would you rather be a professional author or reviewer?
Author, for sure. I’ve tried my hand at reviews, and I’m terrible at them. Novels, on the other hand, I can’t stop from coming.

7. Would you rather be a librarian or a bookseller?
While I toyed with the idea of getting a degree in Library Science, I’d have to say bookseller. Ever since I watched You’ve Got Mail, I’ve wanted to run a little bookshop like the Shop Around the Corner. Except not in New York.

8. Would you rather read only your favorite genre, or every other genre but your favorite?
My favorite genre. The problem would be figuring out exactly which genre that is . . .

9. Would you rather only read ebooks or physical books?
Physical books. I read ebooks here and there, but I’ve found that I just don’t read them as well. Example: I read Jinx and Jinx’s Magic by Sage Blackwood on my Kindle. I liked them enough to put them on my “To Buy” list, but once I got the hard copies and reread them, I realized that I could remember hardly anything about the plot from my Kindle read. Funny, but ebooks just don’t stick in my brain.

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There you have it! If you’d like to take a turn with these questions on your blog, let me know! I’d love to see what you have to say!

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