This week, I’ve been doing a bunch of traveling back and forth across the little desert city I live in (which really isn’t so little). This is all thanks to the fact that the company I work for is opening a new location on the complete other side of town from the location I currently work at. While I’m fairly used to traveling for my job, this week has taken the cake for the most miles I’ve put on my poor Prius in a single week. Yes, I drive a Prius, but that’s beside the point. I’m really used to putting highway miles on my car, but I’ve been doing a lot of in town driving right now, which means I’ve been sitting at a lot of red lights. So, to distract myself from slowly killing myself at these lights, I’ve turned to catching up on other blogs. During all of that I stumbled across the Would You Rather Book Tag done by Michelle at The Writing Hufflepuff! So I really couldn’t help but want to also participate in this tag. I’m such a sucker for all “would you rather” questions.
So without further ado!
WOULD YOU RATHER… DROP YOUR FAVORITE BOOK IN THE TOILET OR WATCH IT FALL INTO A WOOD CHIPPER?
I have so many questions! While my instincts immediately choose the toilet over the horror of a wood chipper (I mean can you imagine watching tiny pieces of pages flying through the air?!), how bad is said toilet? If we’re talking a clean toilet, sure now I have a wet book, but nothing my hair dryer can’t help me with. But if it’s not, I think it’s time to retire that copy.
WOULD YOU RATHER… READ ONLY ONE BOOK FOR A YEAR BUT REMEMBER EVERYTHING OR READ A HUNDRED BOOKS A YEAR AND REMEMBER NOTHING?
I’m taking the optimistic route for this one and choosing a hundred books a year. I sort of like the idea of being able to read a book over again and having it be like the first time all over again.
WOULD YOU RATHER… READ ONLY THE FIRST PAGE OF A BOOK OR READ ONLY THE LAST PAGE OF A BOOK?
The last page. It would be sort of fun to read the ending and then try to make everything up for myself.
WOULD YOU RATHER… GET LOCKED IN A LIBRARY OR GET LOCKED IN A BOOKSTORE?
I think I would pick a bookstore, mostly because there are so many recently published books that I’d be able to read that my local library may not have yet. Plus, if I’m lucky I could get locked in a bookstore with a coffee shop in it. Since my blood is at least 75% coffee, I’d survive pretty easily.
WOULD YOU RATHER… DROP YOUR BOOK IN A LAKE OR ACCIDENTALLY SET IT ON FIRE?
I have an affinity for fire, so I’d probably go with that route and then hope that I can put that fire out as fast as possible to salvage that book.
WOULD YOU RATHER… READ A BOOK WITH A CLIFFHANGER ENDING OR READ A BOOK WITH A HEARTBREAKING ENDING?
A cliffhanger ending, I like the idea of knowing that there is more that’s going to happen even if that initial reaction is me screaming and throwing the book across the room. Heartbreaking endings make me sob uncontrollably and it’s just not attractive.
WOULD YOU RATHER… HAVE THE BOOK’S ENDING SPOILED OR NEVER KNOW WHAT HAPPENS?
Spoil me! I would not be able to handle not knowing what happens. Though, I guess that doesn’t make sense if I chose the cliffhanger ending the question before. I’m a complicated person.
WOULD YOU RATHER… READ ONLY ONE GENRE FOREVER OR NEVER REPEAT THE SAME GENRE AFTER READING IT ONCE?
Definitely one genre forever! That would really suck to never ever be able to read the same of one genre especially if it’s one that I like a lot, say fantasy or sci-fi?
WOULD YOU RATHER… READ A BOOK WHERE THE MAIN CHARACTER IS KILLED OFF OR READ A BOOK WHERE THE LOVE INTEREST IS KILLED OFF?
I feel like it’s more common for the love interest to be killed off and it’s always the ones that I like the most so I’m going to say the main character. Because while it’s devastating from time to time, most of the time the main character isn’t my favorite anyway. Sarah J. Maas, please disregard this entire question.
WOULD YOU RATHER… READ A BOOK THAT’S MISSING THE MIDDLE CHAPTER OR READ A BOOK THAT’S MISSING THE FIRST AND LAST CHAPTER?
Middle chapter for sure. I have a really good imagination, I can make up what happens in that chapter, hell the ending will probably give it away anyway!
WOULD YOU RATHER… LOVE A BOOK EVERYONE HATES OR HATE A BOOK EVERYONE LOVES?
Love a book everyone hates. I don’t have time to care about everyone else’s opinions on some book I like. Plus, I usually hate the books other people love anyway, to each their own.
WOULD YOU RATHER… LOAN A BOOK TO A FRIEND THAT’S KNOWN TO RUIN BOOKS OR DROP A BOOK IN A PIT OF SNAKES?
Drop that shit in a pit of snakes, like hell I’m loaning a book to a friend like that. They’d be lucky if I let them near one of my books. I can’t even watch my husband read one of my books, he has no respect for them.
WOULD YOU RATHER… BE STUCK ON A DESERTED ISLAND WITHOUT A BOOK OR BE STUCK IN A LIBRARY FULL OF BOOKS IN A LANGUAGE YOU CAN’T READ?
Since my list of three things I would take to a deserted island pretty much only include books, I think I’d rather be stuck in a library with books in a different language. I think I could eventually figure that out. Maybe?
WOULD YOU RATHER… BRING ONLY ONE BOOK ON A TWELVE-HOUR FLIGHT OR BRING AN E-READER WITH ONLY 10% LEFT ON A FOUR-HOUR FLIGHT?
I’m not a good flier, so I tend to stick to podcasts or audiobooks while drugging myself on an obscene amount of dramamine while flying. So that being said, one book is definitely good enough for me. I’d already not be too happy about that twelve-hour flight.
WOULD YOU RATHER… FIND OUT YOUR BEST FRIEND HATES YOUR FAVORITE BOOK OR SHARE A FAVORITE BOOK WITH YOUR WORST ENEMY?
My best friend isn’t much of a reader. Actually, I’m not sure I’ve ever actually seen her read a book of any kind. So by default, I’m saying I’d share a book with my worst enemy. It doesn’t necessarily mean I’d have to talk to them about it, but it’s nice to know that they aren’t totally terrible?
This was definitely challenging and fun. If you like would you rather questions as much as I do, I tag you!