I’m currently at my dads house for the week and legit my favourite thing about being here is that I get to eat my little siblings packed-lunch snacks. I went from my bare shell of a food cupboard back at uni to a legit cornucopia of snacks. Loving it.
Anyways, today I’m going to be doing The Book Snob Tag. I was tagged to do this by Virginia @ The Sassy Library Fox. Thank you Virginia💕
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?
So audiobooks are completely out of the equation because no matter how hard I try my brain just does not cooperate. The struggle comes when you make me choose between physical books and e-books.
On one hand I love physical books: the smell, the look of them on my shelf. But then you have e-books which are just so cheap, convenient, and I swear I read them faster somehow!
I feel like in my dream world I’d have enough money to buy as many physical books as I’d like so let’s go with physical books.
Adaptation Snob // Do you always read the book before watching the film/ TV show?
Nope. That’s actually a bunch of book adaptations that I plan to watch instead of reading. They’re books that I’d only ever pick up if I could borrow a copy or find it for cheap.
However there have been instances where I hear about a book or movie being adapted and that pushes me to finally read it. That was the case for me reading the entire Grisha Trilogy ready for Shadow & Bone. I feel like when this happens though, it’s always for books I would have read eventually and it’s just the excitement and online hype that does get me to read it sooner rather then later.
Ship Snob // Would you date or marry a non-reader?
As long as they can put up with my reading obsession then that’s cool.
Genre Snob // You have to ditch one genre – never to be read again for the rest of your life. Which one do you ditch?
I’m sorry Dark Academia but you’ve got to go. I’ve read a couple of you now (The Secret History, A Lesson in Vengeance, The Ninth House and The Atlas Six) and I’ve only liked half. I like you in theory but rarely in practice. You make me feel stupid and I’ve already got a girl in my class who compares me to random animals that makes me feel like that.
Community Snob // Which genre do you think receives the most snobbery from the bookish community?
I’m gonna hold my hands up and admit I used to look down on romance books. Never on the community and people that read romance books but since dipping my toes more and more in that genre I’ve seen a bunch of discourse and snobbery.
Snobbery Recipitent // Have you ever been snubbed for something that you have been reading or for reading in general?
I read more or less exclusively Young Adult so now that I’m at uni for a bloody English Lit degree I dread when I’m asked what sort of books I like or what I’m currently reading etc. I’m doing this degree because I want a job in publishing/as a writer and I don’t have to do any exams, not because I’m a huge fan of the classics.
I mean I’m not outwardly judged but I can feel it.
Thank you again to Virginia for tagging me in this, it was a lot of fun. Thanks for reading :))