Would You Rather?

March 27, 2017

In my 9-5 life, I partake in a LOT of icebreakers & teambuilders. One quick and easy icebreaker is “Would You Rather?” which goes over amazingly every time.  I found this “Would You Rather?” for readers over at Rachel Poli’s site, and thought it’d be fun to share my thoughts. Check it out!

Would you rather only read trilogies or only read standalones?

This depends on whether I have all of the set at my disposal or not. If I do, then I’d like to start from book 1 and go through the whole set.  However, if I don’t, then I’d rather just read the standalone and be done.  I do, however, absolutely live for standalones that exist in a literary universe.  Two of my favorite authors right now are Christina C. Jones and Alexandra Warren. They both manage to create fantastic standalone novels that exist within interwoven communities.

Would you rather only read male or female authors?

I suppose women authors because that’s who I tend to read now. I read a lot of romance, and have only come across one male author so far (Sloane Howell, author of Bossed.)

Would you rather shop at Barnes and Noble or Amazon?

I prefer Amazon for e-books, but nothing compares to the experience of being inside a book store.

Would you rather books were made into TV shows or movies?

I’ll play by the rules and say a movie, if we’re talking the average novel. Most books, in my opinion, don’t have enough depth of content to warrant a TV show. If you’re lucky, you can get a mini-series out of one.

Would you rather read only 5 pages per day or 5 books per week?

Five books per week, for sure. I just wish my life let me have that much time to dedicate to pleasure reading each week.

Would you rather be a professional author or reviewer?

Without question, I’d rather be a reviewer. I’ve always wanted to be an author, but reading allows me to experience more.

Would you rather be a librarian or a bookseller?

Librarian! Little known fact about me: I’m pursuing a master’s in human resources management. Before I made that decision, I was heavily leaning toward a master’s in library science. Librarians are magical people. I still remember my elementary school librarian who checked out The View from the Cherry Tree from her local library and lent it to me in 4th grade. Librarians are simply the best!

Would you rather read only your favorite genre, or every other genre but your favorite?

I’d have to go with every other genre. As I mentioned, I tend to read romance, but it does get a little boring after a while.  I’d be completely fine with other genres.

Would you rather only read ebooks or physical books?

I know some book purists will hate this, but definitely e-books.  I literally had my Kindle forced on me as a gift, because before then I was dead-set against it. However, I love the portability of it – I have so many of my favorites at my fingertips and I wouldn’t have that any other way. I also love that I’ve been exposed to so many great independent authors who may not share their books in print.  I’d hate to think that by only reading physical books I’d be missing out on great authors whose works I’ve come to love.

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