Hi and welcome to the Are You A Book Snob Tag! I love reading these tags but I hardly ever join in cos I usually don’t know how to answer half the questions, but as I was reading this tag on The Tattooed Book Geek I found myself thinking about what I might answer so I decided to give it a go. Drew didn’t know the creator of this tag, so I don’t either.
FORMAT SNOB: You can only choose one format in which to read books for the rest of your life. Which one do you choose: physical books, eBooks, or audiobooks?
This is SUCH a tough question to start with! I honestly don’t think I could live with just the one format. When I’m reading a physical book, I’ll often start an eBook as well, for all those times when an e-reader is just so much easier than paper, so I’d definitely want to keep eBooks but I wouldn’t want to go without physical books either. And audiobooks! They’re what gets me through all kinds of dull chores! If my life depended on it, I think I’d pick eBooks, but as the odds that my life will ever depend on such a question are slim to none, I’ll just keep on reading in all formats.
ADAPTATION SNOB: Do you always read the book before watching the film/TV show?
I usually do. I love watching a film or show based on a book I’ve read (if only to roll my eyes at all the little details they got wrong), but I find that I hardly ever bother to read the book when I’ve seen the film or show first. When I do try I usually find that I can’t get into the story because I see the characters as the actors and they don’t fit the descriptions in the novel. I had to DNF the first Pretty Little Liars novel because of that, my brain had a meltdown.
SHIP SNOB: Would you date or marry a non-reader?
I am in fact married to a non-reader. I can only say in my defence that I must really love him 🤷♀️😂 He’ll read newspapers, and non-fiction on occasion, but he doesn’t like fiction. He thinks… I hardly dare say it… it’s a waste of time. (sob!) This is why I started my “What I’ve learnt from reading fiction” series, just to prove him wrong. He loves football, I love books, we’ve agreed these are things we’ll never really understand about each other, but in the total scheme of things, it doesn’t seem matter all that much.
GENRE SNOB: You have to ditch one genre – never to be read again for the rest of your life. Which one do you ditch?
This one’s easy: romance. I hardly read it now, so I could easily do without. It’s not that I actively dislike it or anything, it’s just that I enjoy other genres more and I rather spend my time reading those.
UBER GENRE SNOB: You can only choose to read from one genre for the rest of your life. Which genre do you choose?
This is a lot tougher than the previous question! I read a lot and what keeps me from a reading slump is switching genres. I would really miss genres like fantasy and horror and those hard to define novels, but if I absolutely had to choose I think I’d pick thrillers. I think a lot of what I read fits more or less into that category, so I think I’d go with that.
COMMUNITY SNOB: Which genre do you think receives the most snobbery from the bookish community?
Uhm. I’d say horror. Part of the community actively supports horror and nothing but horror, and most people have read a King novel, or at least know and respect him as an author, but I do notice some reticence in people as soon as the word horror drops. It’s such a rich genre, so multifaceted, yet still, I feel, largely underrated to this day.
SNOBBERY RECIPIENT: Have you ever been snubbed for something that you have been reading or for reading in general?
Mostly for reading in general, or spending my money on books. Most people IRL just don’t understand what I like about it, or why I spend so much time (and money) on it, and while some people (like the hubby) respect it even though they don’t understand it, others have said things bordering on denigrating, or looked at me with this “oh poor you” kind of look that I can’t stand. This is why I’m so happy to have found my way into the online bookish community!
And that’s a wrap! Tag you’re it 😁