It’s been a while since I did a book tag. So I looked through some saved tags and picked the Would You Rather Book Tag. I first saw this on Mint’s blog. But Thrice Read transcribed the questions from a Buzzfeed article. This book tag bills itself as the hardest game of “Would You Rather” for book nerds. Based on the presented scenario, pick which one you would rather have to deal with. Let’s get started on the Would You Rather Book Tag!
Would you rather have a friend who loses your books or one who dog-ears them?
I’d choose to have a friend who loses my books rather than dog-ears them. Though awkward, I’d probably ask my friend to replace the lost item. (This assumes it’s not a special edition…let’s not go there!)
Would you rather secretly love a book everyone else hates or secretly hate a book everyone else loves?
I feel pretty impartial to both of these. But in the name of the game, I would rather secretly love a book everyone hates. I don’t mind claiming I love something others don’t. I don’t mind hating a book everyone else loves, either, but I’d rather be secretly positive about something rather than negative.
Would you rather be stuck on a very long plane ride or train ride without a book?
Definitely train ride. There’s more to watch out the window on a train, not to mention way more space in which to walk around. While on a plane you’re essentially stuck and there’s not much to watch. Reading helps the time pass by more pleasantly while on a plane.
Would you rather have dinner with your favourite author or your favourite character?
Oh, hands down a favorite character(s)! I don’t have emotional connections to any authors, but I do with their characters. It would be so…stimulating to go to dinner with Rhysand in Velaris.
Would you rather date a character you have a crush on or your crush from real life?
Uh, I’m married, so I have perpetual dates. So I’ll say a character on which I have a crush. See my answer to the last question.
Would you rather have your favourite book turned into a movie or your favourite movie turned into a book?
I’d rather have my favorite book turned into a movie. A book contains a whole fleshed-out imaginary world that I see in my head. And it’s added fun to see how that translates to the screen. I find the movie turned into a book route to feel less magical and exciting. I think the only book I read that was a movie first was one of the Star Wars original trilogy books. That was back in middle school, so I don’t even remember which of the three I read (or maybe it was all of them).
Would you rather read a book with an annoying cliffhanger or one where your favourite character is killed off?
Annoying cliffhanger, please! The death of a favorite character is emotionally devastating, obviously. And I don’t like it. At least a cliffhanger leaves open a world of possibilities and continuation of an adventure.
Would you rather lose the ability to read any new books or the ability to reread books you’ve already read?
Probably the ability to reread books I’ve already read. I don’t reread books often anymore, so I don’t feel like I’d miss much. I already have in my head those stories and the emotions I experienced while reading them. It’s nice to have the ability to read new stories and meet new characters…there are so many books out there!
Would you rather live in a library or a bookstore?
I pick the library. It probably depends on the the sizes of the library and bookstore in comparison. But my library is quite large, so I assume they have as many as or more reading options than a Barnes & Noble.
Would you rather lose your place or get a paper cut every time you read a book?
Paper cuts hurt a lot when you get them, so I’d rather lose my place. I’m pretty good at gaslighting myself with respect to spoilers. So it’s ok if I lose my place.
Would you rather have to always read in the dark or always read books with tiny text?
Well, e-readers make it easy to read in the dark, so that’s my pick. I don’t actually mind reading in the dark. But tiny text is murder on the eyes.
Would you rather read by a fireplace or by the beach?
The fireplace! It’s so cozy and I can have my cat next to me, a blanket on my lap, and a beverage of choice. I like reading on the beach, too, but there are a lot of outdoor factors to consider: wind, sunburn, sweat, water damage.
And that’s it for the Would You Rather Book Tag! Feel free to tag yourself if this interests you.