It’s been quite a few weeks since Ali tagged me for this challenge. Ali, I haven’t forgotten, it was just a strongly hectic few weeks.
Ali’s entry can be read here. As for me, here it goes, my tagathlon.
- Would you rather only read trilogies or only read standalones?
Ah, this is a tricky one. I actually like both, if they have a good story arc. I like trilogy that also develop like a whole story, even if every book is (kind) of a stand alone. So for me the important part is that there is a strong story. How long that story is, it doesn’t really matter.
- Would you rather only read male or female authors?
I would rather read skillful storytellers who tell stories that make me think and give me emotions.
- Would you rather shop at Barnes and Noble or Amazon?
Barnes and Nobels, I hate Amazon… even if in today’s marketplace, Amazon is unavoidable.
- Would you rather books were made into TV shows or movies?
Films, no doubt. TV shows are too often too easy and superficial. It’s true that this is a general comment, but I think it’s also true that most of the time, more thinking and involvement on an emotional level goes in a film than a tv series.
I often feel that tv series go for the shock-value on many levels, whereas films more often go for the story.
- Would you rather read only 5 pages per day or 5 books per week?
I’d love to read 5 books a week, but even if I had the time, that would leave very little time to do everything else, and I wouldn’t want that to happen. I mean writing my own stories, travelling, hanging out with friends, going after my home and family.
So I’ll have to go with the 5 pages a day… which, by the way, it’s often all I actually manage to read.
- Would you rather be a professional author or reviewer?
What kind of a question is that? And author of course!
- Would you rather be a librarian or a bookseller?
I am a bookseller 😉
- Would you rather read only your favourite genre, or every other genre but your favourite?
How could you read anything but your favourite genre? That wouldn’t be your favourite genre then, no?
There are genre I tend not to read because they are really not my thing (I’m not for erotica, for example, or even love stories), though, especially lately, I read a bit of everything.
But of course, my first love is fantasy and I like to read anything with a speculative element. I also like mystery a lot. And historical. And I’ll just stop.
- Would you rather only read ebooks or physical books?
I’ll tell you the truth, for many years, I’ve hated the idea of ebooks. I used to think they would kill stories as we know it, or at the very least, the genuine enjoyment of stories.
Then, when I started researching my trilogy, I gathered a ridiculous amount of material, most of which was in PDF. At the beginning, I would print the PDF out and read it, but very often it wasn’t worth it. It’s sad to say, but it’s true, a lot of the material you find online isn’t worth keeping.
One day one of my friends told me he was going to buy a Kobo reader because there was a very good bargain on it. He told me, Sarah you should get it too. You’re a reader. You can upload lots of book on this devise and it can read PDFs too.
The PDF thing was what got me, but then I was very happy I bought it. I use it very often and not just to read PDFs.
But honestly, as much as I do like reading ebooks, there’s nothing like a true book in your hands. I still prefer that.
There you go, now it’s your turn guys!