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The Book Snob Tag

I’ve been called a snob more than once.

Everyone has standards, triggers, and preferences (whether they know it or not); I have yet to meet a person who is truly open to everything.

However, I’ve found that voicing my opinions sometimes triggers various iterations of, “You’re such a snob!”

It took me a long time to accept that I’m ALLOWED TO DISLIKE THINGS (such as books by Frank Peretti!)

Anyway, I saw the Book Snob Tag on Emer’s blog and it triggered some memories!

Adaptation Snob

Do you always read the book before you see the film?

Short answer…no.

I used to like being one of those people who could say, “Well, in the BOOK…” after watching the very inferior and inaccurate film version.

Then I realized forcing myself to read the book beforehand stopped me from seeing movies I really wanted to watch.

To be honest, I often like the movie better.

 

Format Snob

You can only choose one format in which to read books for the rest of your life. Which do you choose: physical books, eBooks, or audiobooks?

Physical books. How could I choose anything else?

I know eBooks are more practical and audiobooks add extra dimension to stories, but I enjoy the physical sensations of reading way too much.

I would never trade suede covers and deckled edges for more book storage.

 

Ship Snob

Would you date or marry a non-reader?

No.

What would we even talk about?

Okay, fine, maybe I would.

Hear this: I want to debate books with my partner whether they read or not.

I desire deep discussions.

 

Genre Snob

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

Bye, romance.

I prefer romance as an element of the plot than as a genre.

And, as I’ve mentioned previously, sex scenes do nothing for me.

 

Uber Genre Snob

photo of woman in black hat and neck scarf posing

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

THE PRESSURE.

I like the broadness of speculative fiction.

The concepts it explores would more than make up for the genres I’d miss out on.

…probably.

 

Community Snob

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

Anything written by a lady.

Young Adult fiction is looked down upon in general.

More specifically, I’ve generally observed that YA fantasy written by women is held to a higher standard than male-written fantasy intended for any age level.

Sure, George R. R. Martin, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Philip Pullman are great…but they’re also masculine af.

Let’s all use our imaginations and make this old boys’ club more inclusive.

Aaaaah, it felt nice to stretch my snob muscles.

Jolly good, jolly good.

Tally-ho, and whatnot.

For more snobbery, check out some of my rants and look out for my September wrap-up.

I had a rough reading month; you’ll learn all about it soon.

Author:

She/her. 4w3. Lover of vegan cream cheese and performative angst. Seattle-based writer currently dabbling in socialism and progressive Christianity. I love to call out, complain, overreact, analyze, and reimagine. This site contains the fruit of that labor.

2 thoughts on “The Book Snob Tag

  1. Ohmygosh I LOVE this tag!!! AND YOUR RESPONSES, I’M DEAD 😂 I’ve tried converting my bf to a reader several times without success, but the good thing is even though he doesn’t read, he’ll listen to my bookish rants so I’ve decided to keep him 😉

    💛 Ngoc

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