Saturday, September 10, 2016

Would You Rather (Book Tag Edition)

I found this tag sitting on my Blogger dashboard a long time ago from Plottinger Twist. I wasn't tagged, but I thought it looked fun, and I thought I should do it, and I can tag others and spread this around... So here I am, doin' it (regardless of being tag-less).

#1 Would you rather read only trilogies or stand-alones?

Oh... Stand-alones wrap up nicely, but trilogies give you more of a story for the adored characters. So, if the characters are fantastic and the plots are good, I'm going to go with trilogies. (I like series, actually, quite a bit.) 

#2 Would you rather read only male or female authors?

Can I just say both? Male and female authors bring different things to their stories, and both are amazing. I just would't want to live without either. (Especially Joanne Bischof. Or Ted Dekker. They. Are. Fantastic.)

#3 Would you rather shop at Barnes and Noble or Amazon?

Barnes and Noble, hands down. (I mean, I've got their membership... So COUPONS + FREE SHIPPING = BOOK LOVERS DREAM.) Besides, Barnes and Noble has physical stores! And cafes! Though the coffee is usually bad... But, on the upside, they have some pretty good blueberry muffins.

#4 Would you rather have books become T.V. shows or movies?

Movies, generally. But shows would be good too... (One chapter = one episode) It probably depends on the book.

#5 Would you rather read five pages a day or five books a week?

Five books a week - because five pages a day would be reader-misery, especially if the book was gripping. But I couldn't read five books a week for an extended period of time! No, siree. #bookcoma

#6 Would you rather be a professional reviewer or an author?

Author. No question about it. I want to write my own stories!

#7 Would you rather read your top 20 favorite books over and over again, or always read new ones you've never read before?

I choose new books. I really enjoy rereads of favorite books (I actually have reread Brothers at Arms six times now. Um. Yeah. *cough*), but new books bring a fresh excitement!

#8 Would you rather be a librarian or a bookseller?

Bookseller, definitely. Totally. And own my own bookstore? Yes, please. With a cafe (that has good coffee). <3

#9 Would you rather read only your favorite genre(s) or anything but your favorite? 

It would be my favorite genre (or genres) for a reason, so I'd rather read only my favorites. ;)

#10 Would you rather read only physical books or e-books?


Physical books all the way. Now, don't get me wrong, I own a Nook, but e-books don't have the special something that physical books do. Turning pages, finding space for them on your bookshelves, having a huge library one day... All those things would never happen with my poor Nook. (Though the Nook is great, because it slips soooo easily into my purse for road trips. Oh, and the edges don't turn up...or down? That's the only downside about physical books - that they can get worn or damaged. And the room they take up...if you have no room left. Which is me currently. :O)

That was fun. Because I like talking about books! It's just so enjoyable, for some reason. Ya know?

I am officially tagging: Michaila from Mic's Room, Mikayla from The Bubblegum Ballerina, Sarah from Trusting in the Lord, Julia from The Barefoot Gal, and Abigayle from The Left-Handed Typist. Enjoy, guys! And if anybody else thinks this looks like fun: go for it.

(Totally just reminded myself of that Sidewalk Prophet's song...)

What is your favorite thing about reading? Have YOU ever had a super-crumbly blueberry muffin from Barnes and Noble's cafe? ;)


  1. This was great, Micaiah! I'll do it as soon as I can! =D I'm 100% with you on 4, 5, 6, and 8. =D If you ever start up a bookstore, I'll come. ;)
    Thanks for tagging me!

    1. Thank you, Mikayla! Sweet! I'm glad you're going to do it. :D Yeah? Cool! I'm sure you are with me. ;) Oh, you'd stop by at my bookstore?? Thanks. XD And, if I ever open a bookstore with a cafe (which I have actually thought about), I'd serve you coffee (or tea) and some cookies or a slice of some yummy bread or a scone... Or all three, if you wanted. ;D And then maybe leave you alone to enjoy some reading time with your new book. ;)
      You're welcome for the tag!

  2. This is awesome. I'm doing it tomorrow with a couple other tags. Thanks for tagging me!!! :)

    1. It was quite fun to write up! :D Oh, yay!! I'm looking forward to it! You're welcome. :)

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    1. Thank you! I thought it looked fun when I found it too!! :D

  4. i wanna be a librarian....but i'll come to your bookstore xD

    thanks for the tag girlie! Sounds like fun <3333

    1. I think I woulda known that about you if someone specifically asked, but I didn't think about it... XD And you'd always be welcome at my bookstore. <3 (And I'd probably have some ice cream stashed somewhere so we could eat it together.)

      You're welcome! I hope you can do it sometime!! I look forward to seeing your answers... :D

  5. Fun tag, Micaiah! =)
    Oh, my favorite thing about reading is getting totally and completely lost in another world. Narnia, Middle Earth, on a road trip with Riley in To Get To You, the Canadian frontier.... Oh, I need to go read a book! *scurries to bookshelf*
    I haven't had a super crumbly muffin from Barnes and Noble, but it sounds so good!

    1. Thank you! :) Isn't it fantastic? READING IS AMAZING. Wait... You've read To Get to You?? That book is so good! <3 (I am literally rereading it right now...) And Narnia! Oooh...Janette Oke, right? ;)

      Well, if you ever go to B&N you should get one then. ;)

    2. I never responded to this.. *feels bad*

      IT IS!!! I have! I LOVED EVERY SECOND OF THAT LOVELY BOOK. I hope there's a sequel, and soon! Janette One, yes! =)

    3. THAT IS OKAY. *tells you not to feel bad*

      OMW To Get to You is FAB. THERE IS GONNA BE A SEQUEL!!! It's called A Boy and Wild Horses, and it should come out next year! (hopefully early next year)

  6. YOUR BACK DROP IS SO BEAUTIFUL. Thanks for tagging me! I've been a bit over-loaded with tags, so I might not do/might wait on this. Thank you so much for thinking of this blogger/writer and...I might do it in the future :D

    1. THANK YOU!!! You're welcome! Oooh... tags do have a habit of building up. XD Of course! And it's totally fine if you don't do it! Don't worry about it! :)

  7. Hey Michaila!
    I just found your blog through Julias and I'm in love with your posts!
    I agree with physical books, like e-books just don't have the same feel, and I just can't do it! XD

    1. Hey, Clara! Thanks so much for stopping by! I'm happy to hear you like my posts - thank you again! I believe you have a blog, right? I'll go hop on over and check it out! Heehe...yep. Physical books are better than e-books...but I actually have a soft spot for my Nook now. ;)

  8. I've just found your blog and it's gorgeous! Gosh some of these questions look hard though. I personally like ebooks because they're cheaper and as you said, they take up less space. But nothing will ever replace the feeling of a real book. I will also love real books best.
    Sophie // The Techno Maid

    1. Hi, Sophie! Thank you!! And thank you for stopping by. :) Oh, I totally get you! I actually, earlier this year, bought all TWENTY-FIVE of the Tarzan books on my Nook - wouldn't have been able to do that with physical copies! And, yup, generally they're cheaper! I got those 25 novels for $3.99. I KNOWWWW. And agreed again - nothing can ever replace physical books. They are sigh-worthy. ;) Plus, HUGE LIBRARY.

  9. These questions are so hard, I probably wouldn't be able to answer most of them :-)
    I loved reading your answers, though, this seems like such a great tag!
    I agree with you on physical books. Ebooks are cheaper, and easier to read, but they will never replace the feeling of holding an actual physical book in your hands.
    -Jollygirl @ Reflections of a Jolly Girl

    1. Hehe...really?? I had fun answering - because I like rambling about books, soo... ;) Oh, gosh, thanks!! Yup, physical books won't be replaced. BUT I have come to appreciate e-books since I got my Nook! (So if I just can't wait for a book to come in the mail I can buy it and read it right then. ;))

  10. This is such a cool tag! It was great to hear your answers :)
    New follower :)

    1. HEY AMY!!! (I apologize for taking so long to reply to this. XD) Aw, thank ya! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

  11. I love this tag, your post was so much fun to read!