Today’s post comes in the form of the Book Snob Tag and I found this over on Golden Books Girl. Going back through the tag links, I think it originated on Youtube by Tia and All The Books, and came into the blogging sphere thanks to Lucy Mayyy Blog. I loved the sound of this tag and I’ve definitely come across some book snobs in my time so I thought it would be great to do!
As there is not much to ramble about, let’s get into the tag!
Adaptation Snob – Do you always read the book before you see the movie or tv series?
Not always, and honestly I’m not that picky about it. Sometimes I watch the film or tv series to get an idea of the story before jumping into the books, especially if it’s a book I’m not 100% sold on. I also often discover the books after watching a film or tv series because I didn’t know about them beforehand – Bones, Rizzoli & Isles, Midsomer Murders, Still Alice, Charlie St Cloud for example.
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?
I’m actually surprising myself here because I’m going to say ebooks. I know I’ll be able to get all the books I want and even make them accessible to my eyesight needs if be. I’d still miss my physical books a lot but ebooks would give me more flexibility and accessibility.
Ship Snob: Would you date or marry a non-reader?
Definitely. When I’m not with my friends, I’m surrounded by non-readers anyway so it wouldn’t be too difficult. All I’d say is that any partner would have to be tolerant, supportive, and understanding. I could definitely not be with someone if they were unpleasant about it.
Genre Snob: You have to ditch one genre – never to be read again for the rest of your life. Which one do you ditch?
Romance. It wouldn’t be such a big deal for me anyway because I rarely read books that have romance as their primary arc.
Uber Genre Snob: You can only choose to read from one genre for the rest of your life. Which genre do you choose?
I’d probably just go for fantasy because it’s what I primarily read anyway and there are so many different types of fantasy to enjoy!
Community Snob: Which genre do you think receives the most snobbery from the bookish community?
If we’re talking about genre as in ‘fantasy’ ‘historical fiction’ etc then I don’t really know.
Snobbery Recipient: Have you ever been snubbed for something that you have been reading or for reading in general?
Definitely!! I was snubbed by one of my form teachers at school (coincidentally an English teacher) for reading Twilight. I was snubbed by a university housemate for reading from a kindle. My grandmother often snubs me for reading fantasy and not the type of books she used to read.
There is always some kind of criticism thrown at me whenever I do anything connected to reading, and honestly, it’s unnecessary. Just live and let live, please!
And that is it!
I don’t know who to tag so I’ll simply leave this open.
Have you experienced any form of snobbery connected to reading?
Thanks for reading and have a brazzle dazzle day!