Now I hereby tag … all my followers–yes, I mean you!
Onto the 10 questions!
WOULD YOU RATHER
1. READ ONLY TRILOGIES OR STANDALONES?
I’m a fan of both. I’m torn because finding non-fiction in a trilogy is very rare. Finding speculative fiction that isn’t a trilogy or series is also rare. So I guess I’m going to have to go with trilogies.
2. READ ONLY FEMALE OR MALE AUTHORS?
I’d rather have absolutely no idea about the gender, race, creed, age, etc etc etc of an author. Either you have a well-written book for me to enjoy or you don’t.
You know what? 25% of my followers change my gender! (Four this month alone. Not kidding.) Some even change my name. There’s one person who emails me three times a week and is convinced I’m another gender based on a book I read and reviewed. (It’s called research, bro. Try it sometime. I’m not gonna run out and experience this for myself, so I’ve got to learn some way in order to help my characters reach their goals! Duh.)
But frankly, I don’t think gender should matter at all, especially when it comes to books. So if I have to answer, I’m going to say I’d rather read a book by a hermaphrodite.
3. SHOP AT BARNES and NOBLE OR AMAZON?
*glances at my receipts from this year*
I assume we mean just for books. I mean, B&N has a Starbucks, but Amazon has new bedding.
I do enjoy going to a bookstore, though the belief I was raised with about avoiding photography of any kind makes everything 100 times more difficult. I sort of live in the gray area as much as possible with that. “You’re risking your soul, you realize.” And if you were raised as I was with the kind of understanding and feelings about souls, you’d realize that my going out to places with cameras…
So I’m going to say Amazon because it’s just easier.
4. ALL BOOKS BECOME MOVIES OR TV SHOWS?
As if they do either one especially well? At least they have more time with TV shows, but also more chances to mess up. I’m not over the last movie that claimed it was in the Divergent series (two character arcs failed and the main character… I can’t EVEN).
It’s not about the directors, producers, actors, or writers. It’s about THE FANS of THE BOOKS. And, overall, they don’t want “your vision” or “your direction” but rather they want what is on the page to be brought to life. Apparently, that’s a very difficult task.
Whatever feelings you may have about Twilight, I think Catherine Hardwicke did a great job with the adaptation. So my answer to this question is, “Whichever medium she’d prefer.”
5. READ 5 PAGES PER DAY OR 5 BOOKS PER WEEK?
Not sure how this factors in with having actual time, but reading 5 books a week sounds great! I’d never hit my goals reading only 5 pages a day, 1825 pages a year (that’s only 4 to 10 books!).
6. BE A PROFESSIONAL REVIEWER OR AUTHOR?
Author. I write reviews because it’s the polite way to thank an author, and because sometimes people see my reviews and give a book a whirl. (Or, occasionally, decide that a book isn’t quite for them because of certain morals or whatever.)
7. ONLY READ YOUR TOP 20 FAVORITE BOOKS OVER AND OVER OR ALWAYS READ NEW ONES THAT YOU HAVEN’T READ BEFORE?
It would be sad to not read my favorites again, but I crave new books. It’s an addiction.
“Hello, my name is J, and I’m addicted to new books.”
(*Not sure if that came off as fun or insensitive. Was aiming for fun.)
8. BE A LIBRARIAN OR BOOK SELLER?
Librarians have to deal with government types restricting them. So Book Seller it is!
9. ONLY READ YOUR FAVORITE GENRE, OR EVERY GENRE EXCEPT YOUR FAVORITE?
I have more than one favorite genre. But since I’m behind on my reading goal for Spec Fic, maybe I ought to pick reading only that so I can get back on track.
10. ONLY READ PHYSICAL BOOKS OR EBOOKS?
That was a lot of fun! Play along, if you feel so inclined. Let me know so I can stop by and wave hello.
I just signed up for the Get Social Blogger Event! (June 4-17) I’m late to the party, but better late than never!