The Book Snob Tag

I discovered this tag a couple months ago and put it on my list of book tags to do. I found it interesting because it asks questions I haven’t seen on book tags before. Thus, I thought it definitely might be fun to do. As always, I’m not tagged and I’m not tagging anyone, but if you want to do it, I’d love to read your answers.

This tag was originally created by Tia and All the Books over on Youtube. Now let’s take a look at it.

1. Adaptation Snob: Do you always read the book before you see the movie?

No. While I will say I prefer reading the book before seeing the movie, I won’t go out of my way to read the book first. However, I don’t actually watch many movies, so oftentimes I’ll see a new movie coming up, find out it’s based on a book, read the book, and never get around to watching the movie. But I don’t always read a book before watching the movie.

2. 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. Now, this is a hard choice, because I read all three, especially now that I’m on campus for college classes a lot and read ebooks and listen to audiobooks while I drive. However, most of my life I’ve read majority physical books and, in an ideal situation, I would always pick physical over the other two. And in a few years, once I’m out of college, I’ll probably go back to reading mostly physical books.

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

I would answer yes to both. Saying that, I think it would be nice to have books in common with your significant other. For example, my boyfriend now has recommended a couple books to me I wouldn’t have read otherwise, and I did the same to him. So again, in an ideal world I would prefer to date and marry a reader, but that doesn’t mean I would be against dating someone who didn’t read. Now, if he hated books and thought I was stupid for reading them…well, we might have a problem.

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

Romance? Contemporary? One or the other. I don’t read many of these in general anyways, and I feel like I would survive not reading this genre at all. Saying that, I do get into different genres depending on my mood, so in a few years all I may want to read is contemporary or romance. But for now, that seems like a safe answer.

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

Classics. Again, this is pretty easy for me, simply because the majority of books I read are classics. However, that is a pretty broad genre, encompassing classic fantasy, sci-fi, romance, mystery, etc. So I feel like that’s a safe choice to read a wide variety while still sticking to one genre.

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

I don’t know about the bookish community, because I follow so many varying channels and blogs. I will say, in general, YA is kind of too overdone in the general bookish community. However, I don’t follow many of those channels/blogs. In the general academia, however, I think non-fiction (if you can consider that a genre) has the most snobbish people. I discovered that in college, where so many educated people look down on fiction as below their notice.

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

No…not that I can think of. I will say, some people in college did laugh at me for actually enjoying Shakespeare, but I don’t know if that counts as snubbing. Either way, I don’t let what other people think of reading bother me. And this blogging community on WordPress has been such a positive experience for me in general.

What are some of your bookish snobbish answers? Let me know your thoughts down in the comments, follow my blog for more musings and, as always,

Best wishes in your life full of adventure,

Madame Writer

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