The Book Snob Book Tag

I came across this tag over at Cornerfolds, and knew I had to participate! Fortunately Tracy tagged anyone who wanted to join in. This tag was adapted from Booktube thanks to Rissi at Finding Wonderland! Let’s get to it!

Adaptation Snob: Do you always read the book before you see the film?

Definitely not! In fact, I am way more likely – if I haven’t read a book at the point an adaptation is announced – to hold off until after. This is two fold: 1) because then I don’t get angry at all the things they left out and instead get excited by all the things the book adds, and b) I like having a visual of the character so when I read the book I can picture them as their on-screen counterparts.

Format Snob: You can only choose 1 format in which to read books for the rest of your life. Which one do you choose: physical books, eBooks, or audiobooks?

Physical Books for sure. I haven’t put all of my efforts and extraneous spending cash into building an awesome home library only to be told I can’t actually read any of them! I mean, I love my Kindle and I enjoy audiobooks in the car, but I still NEED to have physical copies of the books I love!

Ship Snob: Would you date or marry a non-reader?

Absolutely! My husband is not much of a recreational reader (although apparently he was up to like his college-ish years), so this is my reality. However, he feels about gaming how I feel about books, so he never even raises a brow at my reading addictions. 😉

Genre Snob: You have to ditch one genre – never to be read again for the rest of your life. Which one do you ditch?

Horror. I already don’t read it, and would feel zero remorse about never ever reading it again.

Uber Genre Snob: You can only choose to read from one genre for the rest of your life. Which genre do you choose?

Hands down, Fantasy. This accounts for the VAST majority of what I read already, and all of my favorite books – with the exception of one – are some version of Fantasy.

Community Snob: Which genre do you think receives the most snobbery from the bookish community?

I feel like it depends on from what corners of the community this snobbery is coming from, but I def feel like Romance gets a fair amount of flak. I also feel like people who don’t read YA get very uppity towards people who do. Excuse me, Karen, but YA had a NY Times Best Seller List too.

Snobbery Recipient: Have you ever been snubbed for something that you have been reading or for reading in general?

Not really, but I *did* have a colleague at a past job say “you look like a reader” but in an extremely derisive way. He was a total Bro, so I had zero remorse for responding with, “oh, am I somehow lesser than you because I’ve actually picked up a book outside of required reading in high school, Greg?” (his name was actually Greg…he was that level of Bro). But other than that, I have surrounded myself with other readers and those who are reader allies, so I’ve avoided any snobbery in that sense.

This was a fun little tag! I think I will follow Tracy’s lead and open this up to anyone! If you do participate, feel free to drop the link in my comments and I will check it out!!

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