It’s been a wild week around here. My next round of grad school classes started Monday, four – yes, four – TVs have broken in my living room, along with my desktop computer and printer (both of which I fixed but RIP TVs), and my kitten was spayed yesterday (even though it feels like it’s been two weeks). She’s refusing to wear the cone of shame and her stitches are dissolvable so we’re all taking turns following her around the house and staring at her to make sure she doesn’t lick them.
All that to say, I needed an easy, no-pictures-to-insert, no-links-to-find post to whip up really quick so that my website didn’t go into hibernation. Thank God this was in my drafts!
Read only trilogies or stand-alones?
DEFINITELY trilogies. If you saw last week’s Top Ten Tuesday then you know I don’t read very many standalones. I don’t actively avoid them, but I’m more drawn to a series.
Read only female or male authors?
I don’t pay very much attention to the gender of the author I’m reading, but looking at a list of my favorites and the bookshelves behind me, I read mainly female authors (a lot of historical fiction – especially inspirational and Amish historical fiction – writers are female. I’d be very sad to lose George R.R. Martin and John Jakes, though!
Hardback or Paperback?
Paperback. Preferably the big floppy kind.
All books become movies or TV shows?
TV shows, because they’re more versatile. A standalone can become a limited series and a longer, more detailed series can have as much airtime as they need to tell the story. And anyways, is it just me or do TV adaptions seem to be a lot better than movie adaptions lately?
Read five pages per day or five books per week?
I could manage five pages a day much easier than 5 books a week, but I don’t want to be limited…. hmm…. I think I’ll suffer through reading 5 books. Now that I’ve finally gotten on the audiobook bandwagon it would be a lot easier.
Be a Professional reviewer or author?
Ugh, the first question where I want to be both! If I had to pick, professional author would win hands down. But I’m having fun doing both right now!
Only read your top 20 books over and over or only read new books you’ve never read before?
New books! I love to reread my favorites, but I think I see a loophole here…. wouldn’t new editions of a book *technically* count as a new book that you’ve never read before? So if you pick new books then you get to read new books and your favorites, once a new edition is published. Sign me up for law school.
Be a Librarian or a Bookseller?
Librarian! It’s so much quieter than being a bookseller. I actually did quite a few volunteer hours at my local library in high school and assisted in the maintenance of a museum library during my undergrad.
Only read your favourite genre, or every genre except your favourite genre?
My favorite genre, which would be historical fiction. I really enjoy fantasy too, but I’d have to make that sacrifice!
Only read physical books or ebooks?
Physical. I read a lot of ebooks too, since I borrow them from my library, but there’s nothing like a physical book in your hands.
I wrote this post in 15 minutes, y’all. That has to be some kind of record! Back to cat wrangling I go… Hopefully I’ll be a little more organized next week!