Yes, something more light-hearted and fun for today’s blogpost. I feel slightly pretentious answering a “would you rather” – after all I’ve been blogging for less than six months – but I haven’t been feeling my best and wanted to do something fun, so I’ll give this tag a go! Also, I’ve noticed that my posts recently focused mainly on films/other random stuff, so that books have been unfairly left out from my blog. I’ll try to make up for this now!
…Read only series or stand-alone books?
Stand alone books. I honestly cannot think of many series that I loved, the exception being Sherlock Holmes series, of course – these I completely adored. I also love Narnia and Harry Potter, of course, but stand-alone books are more of my jam. There’s also a wider variety of authors and characters in stand-alone books, so that’s another plus.
… Read a book whose main character is male or female?
Wow, that’s an interesting one. I would say female character, since they’re usually easier for me to relate to. Although there are many male characters I love, but I find myself enjoying character development and complexity of female characters way more.
… Want all books become movies or TV shows?
Movies, obviously! Although I’m always suspicious of screen adaptations of my favorite novels (“You mean they left out that scene in the movie? That iconic scene?”). Still, I prefer movies to TV shows and watch them way more often than the latter.
… Read five pages a day or five books per week?
Five pages a day. The other option would be too confusing & I’m not really a fast reader.
… Be a professional book reviewer or an author?
I have always dreamt of being an author, so I’ll choose the latter without thinking.
… Only read the same 20 books over and over or read a new book every six months?
I don’t even have the slightest idea of which 20 books I’d choose, so definitely a new book every six months.
… Be a librarian or own a bookshop?
The toughest question so far, I must admit. After all I choose librarian, since as a bookshop owner I’d have to worry about way too many things, and I’m not sure I could handle it… although I’d probably earn more if I owned a bookshop, right? Not that money’s everything, though. Anyway, both professions sound exciting to me.
… Only read your favourite genre or your favourite author?
I don’t think I have a specific favorite genre or even author – there are too many to choose just one – but I think I’d go with favorite genre. It sounds more exciting and is more various, plus I wouldn’t run out of books to read so easily.
… Only read physical books or e-books?
Physical books, of course. I’m not against e-books or anything, I actually use them regularly for shorter stories or plays, but physical books are… physical books. You can touch them, smell them, look at them and admire from afar. Sounds weird? It’s not. Also, I want to share here this witty quote by Stephen Fry: “Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators”. You see? There’s nothing to be worried about. 😉