Am I a book snob? I don’t know, so let’s do a tag and find out. This seemed liked a fun one to do now that we all have some more time home to read!
1. Adaptation Snob: Do you always read the book before you see the movie?
Nope. In fact, with classics many times watching the BBC adaptation has inspired me to read the book (Great Expectations, Middlemarch), which I might not have done otherwise. In general with popular fiction, I do like to read the book first.
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?
I think I have to go with ebooks. I find that physical books really provide the best reading experience, but since becoming a mom the vast majority of my reading is done on Kindle. It’s portable, I can read with one hand while following my kid around, or in bed, and switch between multiple books easily. I’m too practical to be a stickler.
I’ve tried a few audiobooks and find I don’t really care for them at all.
3. Ship Snob: Would you date or marry a non-reader?
Probably not, but the issue doesn’t arise because the person I married is a reader. We both enjoy sci-fi and fantasy; in fact, one of our first real conversations was about The Lord of the Rings. We even started reading The Expanse series together, which was very fun until he finished the series and I’m stuck in book 4 and now he nags me occasionally about finishing. 🤣
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?
Horror. Or even thrillers. Anything that gives me nightmares or anxiety can go.
5. Uber Genre Snob: You can only choose to read from one genre for the rest of your life. Which genre do you choose?
Fantasy! This almost feels like cheating because it is such a diverse genre. I love YA fantasy, urban fantasy, high fantasy, fairy tales, magical realism, alternate history, portal fantasy, etc. etc. Three of the last five books I read were some kind of fantasy. And there are so many classics, like LOTR and Harry Potter, that I could just re-read repeatedly.
6. Community Snob: Which genre do you think receives the most snobbery from the bookish community?
There does seem to be a divide between those that read YA and those that don’t. I’ve seen a lot of disdain for adults that read YA, like myself. I also think that Romance gets a bad rap. I was never a fan myself until a few years ago, and now it’s my go-to for a light, quick, uplifting read. There’s a wide range of quality, but I’ve read many romances that are real page-turners with excellent characters and meaningful themes.
7. Snobbery Recipient: Have you ever been snubbed for something that you have been reading or for reading in general?
Personally, no, I don’t think so. My parents used to get annoyed when I would read instead of doing chores, does that count?
So, maybe I’m a bit of a snob, but I don’t think I’m too bad. What about you? I’m not going to tag anyone specific, but feel free to post your responses in the comments or on your own blog, and leave me a pingback.