Books, books, glorious books! Though I love settling down to watch a good movie nothing comes close to replacing to a good book. A truly wonderful book captivates me and is the subject of my daydreams. Fortunately my parents are both book lovers and we have a huge home library. I have read quite a bunch of captivating books and believe that my writing style - which you get to experience every time that I make a post - is due largely to the books that I have read.
Today I will be putting my own spin on the usual Wednesday Hodgepodge since it doesn't exist this week. Today I will be answering book related questions. Without further ado....
#1 Would you rather read only trilogies or stand-alones?
I love both of them equally. Sometimes I wish there were more books to whatever I'm reading and then other times I wish that there was only one book in the series that I'm reading.
#2 Would you rather read only male or female authors?
I do not prefer one over the other. I was prepared to say I prefer female authors until I realized I loved all of the books by Louis L'Amour, and the books by J.R.R Tolkien. So yes, I stand firm when I say I do not prefer one over the other.
#3 Would you rather shop at Barnes and Noble or Amazon?
I would definitely prefer to shop at Barnes and Noble. Actually getting to see, smell, and touch the books in front of me is a priceless thing and can't be replaced for me by an online store.
#4 Would you rather have books become T.V. shows or movies?
I would rather have books turn into movies that way you have the whole deal right in front of you instead of fretting "when will the next episode play?"
#5 Would you rather read five pages a day or five books a week?
Now this is an easy question. Obviously I would rather read five books a week!
#6 Would you rather be a professional reviewer or an author?
If I was a professional reviewer I would be sent free books to review; if I was a professional author I would get paid enough to buy my own books.... Yep, I would rather be a professional author.
And sorry by the way, that you had to experience my thought process.
#7 Would you rather read your top twenty favorite books over and over again, or always read new ones you've never read before?
I would rather always read new books that I never read before. Even though I have favorites I enjoy rereading, it would be sad to devote my reading time to only twenty books.
#8 Would you rather be a librarian or a bookseller?
I would much rather be a librarian. Being surrounded by books all day. Helping others find that perfect book to read.
Confession time .... I think it would be so much fun walking around with my nose turned up, busily tut-tutting at noisy people. And perhaps I would start a "Stop Abusing Books" program, telling people dog ears are for dogs, not books.
#9 Would you rather read only your favorite genre(s) or anything but your favorite?
Is this question even real?! Why in the world would I want to only read my least favorite genres? This question is so infuriatingly obvious I'm just going to stubbornly turn up my nose and walk away.
#10 Would you rather read only physical books or e-books?
I don't think anything will ever replace real physical books for me. I love everything about real books. From smelling the pages, to crying onto them, to stuffing them into a freezer for a while because they are just too scary for me and I need a little time to prepare myself to continue reading.