The “Would You Rather?” Book Tag // TAG MONDAY

Hi friends, welcome back to my blog and welcome back to Tag Monday! I started doing these at the start of the year but haven’t kept up with them as much because of school, but I found this one in my draft archives the other day and I figured I should finally get to it! Destiny tagged me back in October and I’m posting it now… in April πŸ˜†πŸ™ˆ

  • Answer the questions given to you by your nominator
  • Make up your own questions and tag others!

1 – Would you rather a series you love never get its final book, or have its final book with an ending you dislike?

This is a really interesting and difficult question, honestly. I think we’ve all experienced the series with abad ending in the past, especially with a lot of hyped up YA series which SUCKS the big one. But, I also think we need that closure, whether or not we choose to accept it as canon or not. Can you imagine Percy Jackson without that last book or The Hunger Games without Mockingjay? Yeah, some ending suck and don’t live up to our expectations but we also need that closure to be even somewhat satisfied, and so does the author! So, unless it was a companion series like Wayward Children, I would go with getting an ending I dislike because at least I still got an ending!

2 – Would you rather your favorite series get a cheesy adaptation with the perfect cast, or an otherwise good adaptation with a cast you hate?

Yeah, Destiny’s really coming in with the hard questions! I think I would go with perfect cast and a cheesy adaptation because I feel like perfect casting is so rare! Like with the Percy Jackson movies how Logan Lerman was the perfect casting for Percy, just in an extremely poorly written adaptation. But, at least we still got his great performance to go with our gifs and headcanons, ya know? Also, I feel like cheesy is a lot better than poorly written or underwritten. As long as it’s not Riverdale-levels of bad writing and the cast does what they can in the roles, who cares if it’s as cheesy as a Charcuterie board?

3 – Would you rather cry at every book you read, or never feel strong emotions about any book you read?

I think I would rather cry to be honest. Whether it’s cry-laughing or genuinely sobbing I would 100% feel some kind of a strong reaction to whatever I’m reading. I love it when a book puts a large smile on my face or even puts me into a blind rage because at least I’m feeling something! But to never feel any kind of strong feeling about a book? What would be the point of reading if that was the case? I can guarantee that I would not be a reader if this is how books made me feel and this is what I experienced every time I picked up a book.

4 – Would you rather meet your favorite author or your favorite character?

I’m not someone who usually likes to meet their idols. I love going to Comiccon events and author events, but I’ve never felt the need to meet an actor or have a long conversation with an author because honestly, I wouldn’t know what to say. BUT, that being said, I would not like to ever meet my favourite characters for a very similar reason, and also most of them are in such dangerous worlds???

So I’d go with meet my favourite author just because the first person who comes to mind right now is K Ancrum and honestly they seem like the kind of person who I could really effortlessly have a conversation with and I would definitely feel less nervous talking to them.

5 – Would you rather every book you read have romance, or never read a book with a romance again?

This is so hard because some of my favourite books don’t involve romance AT ALL and for so long I avoided romance like the plague, but I also think that some of the best books I’ve ever read involve a romance in some capacity. For example, Wild Beauty, The Weight of The Stars both have smaller romances that aren’t the main plot and The Martian by Andy Weir has a background romance going on behind the scenes of the story, so yeah, why avoid it completely? Because… love actually is all around (don’t mind me quoting love actually right now πŸ˜‚) whether it’s romantic or platonic.

6 – Would you rather read a book with a great plot and unlikable characters, or a boring plot and amazing characters?

I have literally no issue with unlikeable characters because there are unlikeable people everywhere and maybe someone I hate, someone else will love so who knows?? But, on the flipside a boring plot with amazing characters? I love when characters are the main focus and sometimes the plot is the background thing in the book. So, I don’t know, I’d read either but I’d probably gravitate towards boring plot/amazing charaters because much like how someone people are “leg people” I’m a “character person” but depending on my mood it really could go either way!

7 – Would you rather visit any bookish world you want, but only for an hour, or only visit one bookish world, but stay as long as you want?

Can I say neither? If I had to choose it would be the hour visit, but I am really not too eager to go into any of the worlds I read about because so often they’re too heavy and I feel like they wouldn’t be any fun to be in.

8 – Would you rather never blog again, or have to post a blog post every single day?

Probably never blog again which is sad but the truth. I couldn’t do this every day, especially not at the quality that I would prefer and I think that’s understandable.

9 – Would you rather give up your blog and keep all bookish social media, or keep your blog and leave all bookish social media?

This is really hard because I feel like Bookish Twitter is a very toxic and difficult environcment, but also quite educational in terms of social issues and recommendations, especially with new releases. Also, would I not be able to follow any authors?

I could live without the toxicity of the bookish community on Twitter and I don’t really engage in Bookstagram (and I’m not even on Tik Tok lol) but I also get a lot out of apps like The StoryGraph and Goodreads so I really don’t know. I think I’l probably end up giving up my blog unfortunately. Just because I love talking with my friends on Twitter so much. That being said, I wouldn’t have met most of them without my blog which is a very bittersweet thought!

10 – Would you rather read outside on a sunny day, or inside on a rainy day?

Inside on a rainy day! Big dark academia vibes!

(also let’s not pretend like I ever read outside… I’d have to sit in my backyard on the concrete in the blazing sun and I’m just not about that life…)

M Y Q U E S T I O N S

  1. Would you rather read about well written character development or a well written and developed relationship (platonic/romantic)?
  2. Would you rather randomly decide to read a book based on the colour on the cover or the reviews on the back?
  3. Would you rather read summaries of books for the rest of your life or only watch bad adaptations?
  4. Would you rather read only your favourite fiction trope done well (Like, literally perfectly) ONCE in your life or constantly read it done poorly?
  5. Would you rather meet your favourite actoror your favourite author?
  6. Would you rather only read 5 pages every day OR read 5 books every week?
  7. Would you rather be stuck on a long road trip without your phone or without your book?
  8. Would you rather have your own personal home library or only read library books?
  9. Would you rather read a book with an unlikeable main character or a book with no punctuation?
  10. Would you rather let a friend borrow your book and have them hand it back damaged or have them hand it back annotations?

I tag Rebecca, Chana & Malka, Ally, Bec, Star + Sofii and anyone else who wants to do the tag! ❀

What are you currently reading?
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6 thoughts on “The “Would You Rather?” Book Tag // TAG MONDAY

  1. Ellyn, love this so much!! ❀️ Thank you very much for tagging me, I did this Tag a few years ago but with other questions, so it will be fun to do it again πŸ˜βœ¨πŸ‘πŸ» & I couldn’t agree with you more in several of your opinions, especially in preferring to have strong emotions with your readings, 100% I prefer to cry seas or stay forever staring at the ceiling in shock, than feeling “meh” πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

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