The Bookish Snob Tag

Since in the same week we were tagged by Linda @ Dusts of Magic and Katie @ The Storybook Sisters to do this tag, we figured that it was a sign from the universe telling us to just do this tag immediately, and so here we are! This was originally a Booktube tag, and you can find the original vide here! Today we’re going to reveal our snobby selves, and discuss all the ways we turn up our noses at certain genres, bookish formats, and more! (Also, we’re not actually judging anyone who chooses answers other than what we give. In actuality we’re just responding with our personal preferences. If you would have chosen differently, good for you!)

ADAPTATION SNOB:

Do you always read the book before watching the film/ TV show?

Malka: Hmmmm, my instinct is to say yes, but that’s not always true. For example, I didn’t read The Umbrella Academy comics before watching the (fantastic) show. But in other cases, I made a point of reading the source material beforehand. But I think if I were interested in the movie, but didn’t want to read the book, I wouldn’t pressure myself to read the book just so I could watch the movie. I’d just watch the movie!

Chana: In a way yes? If I know that something is an adaptation I try my best to read the thing before watching the movie/TV show but if I don’t know and I already started the show or movie I don’t stop myself from watching and run to read the book. 

FORMAT SNOB:

You can only choose 1 format in which to read books for the rest of your life. Which one do you choose: physical books, eBooks, or audiobooks?

Malka: Physical books! I go in phases with eBooks. I’ll read a ton of books on Kindle for a few months, and then I’ll go several months without touching an eBook. As for audiobooks, I’ve only listened to two of them, and I’m very picky about narrators and story length because I’m so new to listening. So by default, physical books win! Which honestly would probably have been my gut answer as well! I mean, 75% of my reads this year have been physical copies! 

Chana: Physical books! I have zero attention span so it’s really hard for me to listen to audiobooks of books I haven’t read before, and though I love ebooks I’m usually not the best at staying focused on reading an ebook when I have so many other things to do on my phone. 

SHIP SNOB:

Would you date or marry a non-reader?

Malka: As long as they support the fact that I read, and don’t mind me babbling about books all the time, a non-reader would be fine. Or even a reader that doesn’t read the same genres as me would be fine as well. Shockingly enough, whether or not they’re a non-reader is not my top priority!

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Chana: Yeah! I mean I love chatting about books with people but I don’t think that it’s the only thing in my life, so it doesn’t really matter to me so much whether the person I date/marry is a reader. 

GENRE SNOB:

You have to ditch one genre – never to be read again for the rest of your life. Which one do you ditch?

Malka: Easy answer for me. Horror and thriller. I never read those genres anyways because I get too scared, so it’s not like I’d actually be giving up on a genre I enjoy!

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Thriller and horror novels when they hear my answer to this question

Chana: Erotica. I use this answer for every time we’re asked to name a genre we don’t read, but erotica is a genre I can ban and not even notice that I’ve banned. 

UBER GENRE SNOB:

You can only choose to read from one genre for the rest of your life. Which genre do you choose?

Malka: Romance! The genre is quite broad, and really can fit into so many categories. I can read from any age range, and get some historical, fantasy, and contemporary settings. Plus, I could still read cute graphic novels like Heartstopper, Soppy, and Fangs! 

Chana: Fantasy! (Yes our answers are very obvious and predictable). There are loads of different types of fantasies with urban, high, low, I feel like I’d have so many different types of books to choose from.

And that’s it for us! We’re not tagging anyone, but feel free to answers these questions in the comments below or in a blog post of your own! As a bonus question, here’s a super hard question for you:

Cover Snob: You only have room in a bookish picture for 1 series and 1 standalone. Which books do you choose to show off? (Could be based off your love for the books, or how pretty they are. Either one works!)

What genre could you easily ditch? What are you a snob about in general? What’s the one genre you could read forever?

21 thoughts on “The Bookish Snob Tag

    1. Thank you! I feel like fantasy is such a versatile genre, there’s no way I could get bored of it! Sometimes without even trying most of what I read ends up being fantasy anyways.

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  1. love both of your guys’ answers!! ❤️ I’d easily ditch horror, thrillers, AND erotica, bc I just can’t!! read any of them!! im frightened of virtually everything and ive never read erotica lol so its not like I’d miss it. and for a genre I could read forever, fantasy or contemporary! both of them have lots of variety, and I don’t think I could every get bored with either of them haha.

    loved this post!!

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    1. I get that! I’m such a scaredy cat! I can’t read scary books OR watch scary movies! Sometimes even just reading reviews of thrillers creeps me out too much!

      And that’s a good point! If you’re gonna pick a genre to read forever, you’d want to have some variety included in the form of subgenres and such! I guess even for my pick of romance there’s contemporary, paranormal, and historical subgenres, so I can get a little taste of different genres if I ever get bored!

      Thank you! 💕

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  2. lovely post!! I agree with reading romance genre. It fits every category of my books and if it’s with the classic happily-ever-after, even better!

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    1. Thank you!

      About 85% of what I read already is some form of a romance with a happily ever after, so I don’t think it would be that hard to ensure that ALL my reading was romance-centric! And there are plenty of subgenres within romance, so I’d be able to switch up the kinds of stories I was reading if I ever got bored! Too much contemporary? Try paranormal or historical! Read a romantic graphic novel, or even some non-fiction about love and romance!

      I’m glad to hear that I’m not the only one who would pick the romance genre!

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    1. Thank you for tagging us!! Hahaha, yeah, I tend to avoid horror/thrillers too! And I’ve never read erotica so I really don’t see any harm in ditching the genre completely 😂

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    1. Thank you! 💕

      I’ve never been a horror/thriller buff but I do know that there are some people who are crazy about the genre. Honestly, I can’t really think of a horror that I read and enjoyed so I really wouldn’t miss it 😂 Fantasy on the other hand makes up the majority of the books I read, so there’s no way I could ditch that.

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    1. I’m impressed that you have your blog planned ahead so far in advance!

      We have a backlist of tags, but since we only tend to do one tag a month, that pile doesn’t look like it will be shrinking anytime soon. But by doing this tag the moment we were tagged, it at least kept the stack of tags from growing any bigger!

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      1. I wasn’t always so proactive. When I was still working, I didn’t have time. But when I was put on furlough, and then after I retired, I found myself having more time to read, so I could get posts ready in advance. Now I’m glad for it because we’re moving house in November so I’ll need time for packing and unpacking. If the posts go up on their own, then I’ll have less to worry about.

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  3. Haha I love these answers! I’m definitely a bookish snob in the sense that I will DNF something at the drop of a hat. I used to never be like that, but I guess I value my time more… I want to get to books I love! 😂

    I honestly have nooo idea what covers I would display… maybe The Scorpio Races? That’s a favorite of mine AND I love the cover. Or Harry Potter. Or The Hunger Games. Or… 😉

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    1. I get that! I also used to be so particular about DNFing I used to force myself to get at least 30% into a book (which is totally ridiculous now that I think about it), but now if I start a book and I don’t like the vibe I just drop it immediately.

      Hahaha, yesss there are just too many good covers 😂

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