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!
Do you always read the book before you see the film?
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.
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.
Would you date or marry a non-reader?
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.
You have to ditch one genre, never to be read again for the rest of your life. Which one do you ditch?
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
You can only choose to read from one genre for the rest of your life. Which genre do you choose?
I like the broadness of speculative fiction.
The concepts it explores would more than make up for the genres I’d miss out on.
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.
I had a rough reading month; you’ll learn all about it soon.