Would You Rather Book Tag

This tag looks like so much fun, so thank you to Stephen @ Stephen Writes for tagging me! (Check out his blog if you haven’t yet; he’s one of the first bloggers I followed on this site and I absolutely love his content!) I’ll just jump right in.

THE RULES

  • Answer the questions given to you by your nominator.
  • Make up your own questions and tag others.

STEPHEN’S QUESTIONS

1. Would you rather only read mass market paperbacks or only read stiff, non-floppy paperbacks?

Definitely mass market paperbacks. One of my biggest pet peeves is reading paperbacks with stiff covers, since I always end up creasing them over the course of reading. On the other hand, I’m a LOT less anal about mass market paperbacks; I usually buy them to see if the book is worth the hype, and if it is, I purchase a better edition.

2. Would you rather have your favourite character be a terrible person in real life or your favourite author be a horrible in real life?

Well, a lot of my favourite characters aren’t very likeable in the first place, so I’d say meeting them in real life won’t be a huge letdown. But if I found out that my favourite author is horrible in real life, I would be CRUSHED. Something close to it happened, actually—Derek Walcott, a poet whose work Love After Love got me through a breakup, was accused of sexual misconduct some time ago, and when I found out I was in shock for like a week. I’ve not read anything of his since. Never meet your heroes, as they say.

3. Would you rather meet your favourite booktubers or meet your favourite book blogger?

Like Stephen, I’m not really on BookTube, but there are loads of excellent book bloggers here that I’d love to meet!

4. Would you rather have to dog-ear your pages or have to write on them?

This may sound sacrilegious to some book lovers, but I already write on my books—I underline passages I love, make comments on the margins, and mark the date I finish them at the back (though all in pencil). But I NEVER dog-ear. I can’t stand seeing the uneven edges of a book after they’ve been dog-eared. So this question’s a no-brainer—I’d really rather write on my books.

5. Would you rather have a damaged book delivered to you every time or the wrong book to be delivered to you every time (the second or third time you may get the right one)?

If a damaged book gets delivered to me, I’ll be very annoyed; but if a wrong book gets delivered, I might actually enjoy the surprise of finding something different than what I expected in the package. I’m also a big believer in serendipity, so who knows if it’s the book I need at the time, or if it’s some coded message the universe is trying to tell me. So, wrong book it is.

6. Would you rather be a librarian or a bookseller?

I’d say a librarian, but just because I’ve recently read a short story by Alix E. Harrow on witchy librarians, titled “A Witch’s Guide to Escape: A Practical Compendium of Portal Fantasies” (2018), which was fantastic. Admittedly it paints a very romantic notion of what librarians do, but I love how it celebrates the joy of connecting people with the books they need, and how reading can possibly save someone’s life.

7. Would you rather have your favourite character die in the end or have your favourite character not complete their mission/life goal?

Call me a masochist, but I’d rather them die a glorious death than continue living a disappointing life. Besides, the story wouldn’t be cathartic if they went all-out for their life mission only to slink back home in the end.

8. Would you rather live in a library in space or a live in a library under the sea?

Stephen made a great point when he said space because if a library were under the sea, the books would be wet, BUT STILL… I’d choose under the sea. I’m fascinated by myths or stories set near the sea (stories with Atlantis, a mer-kingdom, etc.) for I don’t know what reason, since I can’t even swim, but I’ve had occasional daydreams of being in a bustling underwater city. It’s not much of a stretch to imagine a library in a sealed vessel there.

9. Would you rather not be able to read any books from your favourite author or have them not publish anything again?

I’d rather they not publish again. I can live with not knowing what I’m missing if they never publish again, but I won’t be able to stand not being able to savour my previous favourites!

10. Would you rather read everything ever published (even the worst books) or read only one book a year?

EVERYTHING EVER PUBLISHED. I’m not as deeply invested in my other hobbies as I am in reading, so if if I just have one book a year to read, I’d go insane.

MY QUESTIONS

I actually really like this set of questions, so I’ll go ahead and ask the same set to those I’m tagging.

  1. Would you rather only read mass market paperbacks or only read stiff, non-floppy paperbacks?
  2. Would you rather have your favourite character be a terrible person in real life or your favourite author be a horrible in real life?
  3. Would you rather meet your favourite booktubers or meet your favourite book blogger?
  4. Would you rather have to dog-ear your pages or have to write on them?
  5. Would you rather have a damaged book delivered to you every time or the wrong book to be delivered to you every time (the second or third time you may get the right one)?
  6. Would you rather be a librarian or a bookseller?
  7. Would you rather have your favourite character die in the end or have your favourite character not complete their mission/life goal?
  8. Would you rather live in a library in space or a live in a library under the sea
  9. Would you rather not be able to read any books from your favourite or have them not publish anything again?
  10. Would you rather read everything ever published (even the worst books) or read only one book a year?

I TAG:

No pressure if you can’t do the tag, and if you weren’t tagged but you think this is really fun, feel free to do your own post! Tag me so I can read your answers too 😁

24 thoughts on “Would You Rather Book Tag

  1. I’m also a fan of mass market paperbacks, though I love them because they fit in my hands so much better. Plus, I used to always stick a mass market paperback into my fanny pack, and as I cruised along on the back of a motorcycle, I would pull it out and read.

    1. Fun post! Thank you so much for the tag! I’ll definitely be completing it! 🙃 I loved you answer about a character dying a glorious death instead of not completing the mission 😂. It made me laugh! I also enjoyed your logic about getting the wrong books! ❤️

    1. NOOOO not dog-ear 😦😦😦 I always wince on behalf on dog-eared books, especially if the crease becomes so sharp that the little triangle will begin to tear off! 😂 But whatever works for you—I’m so fascinated that bookworms have different book quirks too!

  2. Fun tag and great answers! I don’t think I could face reading everything ever published, there must be so much junk out there. Even if tough, I would go for one book per year. Thanks for the tag, I will see if I can do it as well 😀

    1. Oooh, quality over quantity then! It makes sense, but I would really rather read junk than read just one. I like to believe there is something even slightly redeeming in the junk. 😅 No pressure, but tag me if you will! I’d love to see your answers.

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    1. Nooo! I am scandalized! 😂😂 Every time someone admits they dog-ear, I wince in sympathy for their books. Have you always dog-eared and written on yours? I find that my habit of writing on books started only in college, when we had to read texts for class. Before that, all my books were in pristine condition. I even slipped my favorites back into the plastic covers they were wrapped in at the bookstore.

      1. I know, it’s terrible! I always have jotted notes and underlined in books but you’re right, it probably got worse during university. I don’t do it in all my books, just ones I plan to keep. And I’m very careful with other people’s books and library books! I get a lot of my books secondhand so they’re not pristine to start with.

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