Saturday, November 16, 2019

The Book Snob Tag

Happy Saturday, everyone! This week has been another doozy, but I'm super excited to be back on the blog with a super fun tag. I saw this tag at Finding Wonderland. Apparently this started on Booktube, but thankfully Rissi has brought it to the bloggers!

I feel like some people would definitely ball me a book snob, but I definitely don't feel like one at all. It seems like primarily reading YA books as an adult makes me the opposite of a book snob, but the tag will tell! Let's dive into the questions!

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

No, definitely not! Sometimes I do try to read the book first if I know that a movie or show is coming out soon. Bird Box, for example. Most of the time I don't, though. Some adaptations that I saw first and then read the book (or made an attempt) are The Lord of the Rings, Call Me By Your Name, The Ritual, and Game of Thrones.

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?

Oh, this one is hard. Honestly, I think I'd have to choose audiobooks. As much as I love reading physical books, I listen to audiobooks almost all the time. I don't know what I'd do if I didn't have books to listen to in the car, while I'm working, or walking. There are only so many podcasts!

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

Yep! In the time that I've known my husband I think he's read The Hunger Games, The Raft by S.A. Bodeen, and half of Deception Point.

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

Contemporary romance, no contest. It's the genre I read least and one I wouldn't miss at all.

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

Fantasy. Again, no contest. It's the genre I read 99% of the time and there's just so much out there to choose from!

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

I don't know how to answer this?? What does it mean? I think people are most snobby about classic literature. As if reading Frankenstein and Little women somehow makes them better readers. BUT, I think YA contemporary romance gets the most snobbery thrown at it. See the latest ridiculous and unwarranted criticism thrown at Sarah Dessen.

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

I definitely have met a lot of people who are SHOCKED that I actually own books and READ them. I've had people tell me that they haven't read a book since high school like it makes them cool and me a nerd. Joke's on them because I'm too old to care what other people think.

I tag whoever wants to join in!
Have you ever been called a book snob?
Let me know in the comments!