Today, I’m catching up on tags once again! Slowly but surely, y’all. I was tagged to do the Would You Rather Book Tag by the wonderful Jenny @ Jen Jen Reviews. Her blog, much like herself, is a lot of fun and all of you should go and visit! She and her partner, Rob, have also created an amazing website called BookTriggerWarnings.com where you can find trigger and content warnings (among other things!) for a wide variety of books. You can even create an account and add books that you’ve read and think needs trigger warnings! It’s an awesome site and you should definitely check it out, as well. I’m not 100% sure who originally created this tag, so if any of you know, please let me know!
Now I took a quick peek at the questions Jenny thought up and… this is going to be interesting 😂 So let’s jump right in!
- Answer the questions given to you by your nominator
- Make your own questions and tag others
#1. Would you rather have a giant personal library in your house or own a bookstore?
Part of me wants to say ‘own a bookstore’ because that is honestly a dream of mine. The more practical side of me, however, would have to say a giant personal library at home. Mostly because I don’t have a lick of business sense and my poor little bookshop would probably close within a month 😅 Also, I can stock only books that I like in my personal library! Well… I guess I’ll let the family have a shelf or two, as well.
#2. Would you rather drink one beverage for the rest of your life or eat the same meal for the rest of your life?
I like food too much to be limited to one meal for the rest of my life, lol. Looks like I’ll be stuck drinking one drink for eternity! Although… that means my one drink would have to be water or else I would die… Uuuuuugh. Still sticking with my answer 😂
#3. Would you rather only be able to read during the day or only be able to read at night?
At night, definitely. I’m usually busy during the day, anyways. If I could only read during the day, I would never get any reading done! I tend to do most of my reading right before bed, as well. I’ll invest in a bunch of nice reading lights, lol.
#4. Would you rather have every book you rate 5 stars spontaneously combust after you read it, or never read a 4/5 star book again?
Uuuuuugh, I don’t like this! Um… though the thought of a book bursting into flames hurts my soul, I don’t think I could live my life reading only mediocre books! I would probably stop reading so much and then what would I do with my giant personal library?! I would have to invest in a fire-proof room where I can finish books I feel are going to be five stars, lol. And I guess it would be easy to tell if I truly loved a book 🔥🔥
#5. Would you rather meet your favorite author or meet your favorite actor?
Favorite author! I’m an awkward turtle at the best of times and authors just feel more approachable? Though I would still probably make a complete fool of myself. Also, I can’t really think of who my favorite actor would be but I have an entire list of authors who I would consider favorites! And I would have more to talk about because my life basically revolves around books. We could talk about favorite reads and other nerdy hobbies and it would be awesome.
#6. Would you rather be an author or be an editor (assuming you can’t be both)?
I want to say author because I wish I could create my own world and it be at least moderately entertaining to others. I feel like my strength would lie in being an editor, though. I would rather be an excellent editor than a mediocre author, ya know? Because I’m a Virgo and I need to excel, damnit!
#7. Would you rather be banned from all your local libraries or be banned from all your local bookstores?
Both of these scenarios are the worst, why would you do thiiiiiiisss! Hmm… I guess I would go with bookstores. As much as I love browsing through my local indies, I can always just order from them online. If I get banned from the library, there’s no accessing all those books! Well… unless I’m just banned from going *in* to the library. Then I could just use Libby. But if it’s banned from using their services at all… yeah, no. I’m gonna go with banned from the bookstore. Even though it hurts me 😩
#8. Would you rather read a book where the villain wins or read a book where the hero dies?
This is a tough one, too. I would have to go with a book where the hero dies. No offense to the villains, but, though I tend to enjoy their evilness, I typically want things to ultimately work out in the end. Which can still happen even if the hero gets killed off. I blame my optimism and being soft. I do love a book with a good villain, tho.
#9. Would you rather only be able to read the first half of every book or the second half of every book?
I… wha… why?!
Alright… alright. If I must choose, I’m going to go with the second half of every book. That tends to be where the bulk of the action lies, after all. I’ll probably be able to pick up on any important details from the first half as I read and there’s absolutely no way I’m not reading the end of a book! It’s just… not an option. My completionist heart will hurt, but I think it can survive better as long as I know how the book ends.
#10. Would you rather read a trilogy or a series of 20+ books (assuming they’re both good)?
Look, ya girl has a short attention span and a terrible memory, so give me a trilogy any day, lol. Honestly, it’s shocking how many series I’ve found myself reading recently because I cannot remember what I had for lunch yesterday, let alone the details of a book I read months or years ago. I’m also not tryna wait for all these 20+ books to be published! Unless they’re already all published? …. Nah, still going with the trilogy 😂
- Would you rather be able to only read physical books or be able to only read non-physical books?
- Would you rather be able to only read your favorite genre or be able to read every genre except your favorite?
- Would you rather be a bestselling author of mediocre books or an author with a small following but incredible books?
- Would you rather not be able to read the end of a book you’re loving or be able to finish every book you read, but they’re all 3 stars at best?
- Would you rather listen to an audiobook with an obnoxious narrator or read an e-book with bad formatting (assuming those were your only two options)?
- Would you rather not be able to read the last book in a series you love or not be able to read more than one book by your favorite author?
- Would you rather fight one dragon-sized horse or 10 horse-sized dragons?
- Would you rather be able to only eat sweet snacks or savory snacks?
- Would you rather have your favorite book made into a terrible movie that is mass produced or an excellent movie that only a few people have access to?
- Would you rather hang out with your favorite villain but they end up killing you or hang out with your favorite protagonist but the end up being a jerk?