Hi guys! I was tag by my blogger friend, Luigi from Reading With Luigi to do the “Would You Rather Book Tag”.
According to Luigi, he came across this book tag on Katytastics‘s vlog. If you don’t know guys, Kat is one of my favorite book vloggers, and lately, I haven’t been watching book vlogs so I’m kinda far behind with the latest happenings in the book vlogging world. So, if you want to know what’s this tag all about before taking part on this (I might tag you along), check out the original video from Kat on the video below.
There are two versions, and Luigi decided to do the original and first version, hence the difference of the questions from Kat’s video above. I think the original maker of this tag is Rachel Silbes from Rachel Reads (originally RayKay Books).
So here goes!
1. Read only trilogies or stand-alones?
I’m not a picky reader so I don’t really mind if I’m going to read a trilogy (or a series with bunch of books), or stand-alones. So, either is my answer.
2. Read only female or male authors?
I don’t think this question is really necessary. I mean, hey, I don’t really care whether the author of the book I’m reading is female or male. What I care about the most is how beautiful and engaging the story would be. But if you’d ask if I read more female or male author works? I think, I have read more works from female authors. It just happens. Not really on purpose.
3. Shop at Barnes & Noble or Amazon?
I’d say Barnes & Noble, but unfortunately, Barnes & Noble stores do not exist here in the Philippines. And if it’s from Amazon, the shipping fee will cost me a fortune. lol.
BUT we are still fortunate enough because we have a friend living in Indiana who helps us buy books from both stores and she ships the books to us on a much lower cost. It’s really great because there are lots of books I badly want to have but are not available on our local bookstores, so yay for overseas friends!
4. All books become movies or t.v. shows?
No. Not all. There are books which I wanted to be adapted on movies or TV shows, but there are books which I’d rather have them stay on their pages. Having seen many book-to-movie adaptations, there are just these adaptations which really disappointed me in so many ways. So, if it’s me, I wouldn’t risk to have those beautiful stories get ruined once they entered the big screen. But at the same time, I’d wanted to see them in real life action. I know, my answer is just too confusing. lol
5. Read 5 pages per day or 5 books per week?
How I badly wish I can read 5 books per week! But unfortunately for me, I’m a slow-reader. The fastest I’ve achieved so far was 3 books in a week. So of course, I’d choose 5 books per week. Five pages per day won’t definitely do. because I’d crave for more, so just no.
6. Be a professional reviewer or author?
I have never thought of writing my own book ever. Well, I thought of making a manga, but as an artist only and the story would be from my friend. And yes, I’m a very bad writer. I don’t even know why I entered blogging world which involves writing. lol. But really, writing was never an option. I was really really bad on expressing myself through writing, but when I started writing reviews, I found it so much fun and interesting.
I think, writing reviews got me so engaged, because I love reading. And expressing my thoughts about the books I read is something I would want to share to other readers, so I’d rather become a professional reviewer. And being a book reviewer also has the perks of chances of getting free books in exchange for an honest reviews. Who wouldn’t want free books, really? Since I’m not the dreaming-to-become-an-author type, I’d grab the chance to be the profession reviewer/blogger to get a chance to read more booooks from many authors out there.
But as much as I want to get free books or ARCs, being a book reviewer is not just about that. I personally write book reviews because I want to express my thoughts and share my experiences while reading the book. Isn’t it amazing? Just imagine how I get so excited whenever I write reviews of a book I enjoyed so much. And when authors notice my reviews? Pure bliss!
7. Only read your top 20 favorite books over and over or always read new ones that you haven’t read before?
I’m a pretty much diverse reader, so I usually read and discover new titles. I don’t stick with just what I want or what I’m comfortable reading. Honestly, I have never reread a book twice. (It’s about to happen as I’m about to reread City of Bones to finish the whole series because I stopped on Ashes on my first try.)
8. Be a librarian or book seller?
I think a book seller would fit me better. I’m an ambivert, with more introvertism on the side, but I’m not going to last on the library for long. Whenever I do something — anything, be it cleaning, drawing, changing clothes, or even reading, there’s always music on my speakers. So if I’m on the library, I won’t be able to do that. And being a librarian, I don’t think it’s wise to use headphones. lol. Sure, there are times I want to stay on the library to seek for some solitude, but that don’t always happen, so yeah.
9. Only read your favorite genre, or every genre except your favorite?
As I’ve mentioned from no. 7 question, I’m a diverse reader so I can read any novel from whatever genre ever existed. BUT, there’s no way I’d exempt my favorite genre. Why would I do that? Read every other genre except from my favorite? Okay, I’d read everything. Well, not literally everything, but almost. I don’t read erotica. Haha. Sorry not sorry.
10. Only read physical books or eBooks?
I’m a big big fan of physical books, but that doesn’t restrict me from reading eBooks (when I have to).
Oh, that’s it? Yes. Only 10 questions, and they’re not that hard. Just be honest with your answers. Haha. I also want to know what these other bloggers will answer to these questions (if you haven’t done this tag anyway), so I’m tagging these lovely beings:
Rafael from The Royal Polar Bear Reads
Jasmine from Jasmine Pearl Reads
Elena from The Queen Reads
JM from Book Freak Revelations
Jayvee from Writer For Misfits
Rachana from Addicted to YA
Blessie from Mischievous Reads
Angel from Avid Reader
Mommy Soleil from Wzup Momma
and YOU who’s reading this.
If you have already done this tag, or if you will in the future, please comment back and leave the link to your post so that I can check your answers too! I’d love to know what you think and if we have the same answers, yeah?
That’s it! Thanks for reading!