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Are you a book snob? The Book Snob Book Tag

Hey there! Today, I’m bringing you a fun book tag that I found inspiration from another blogger, Esther from Cozy with Books! I saw this tag and really liked the questions so I thought I’d try it myself. Tia and all the books, I believe is the original creator of this tag.

Without further ado, let’s see if I’m a book snob or not!

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

I feel like I definitely used to that mindset when I was younger but quickly realised how much pressure I felt to do read the book before watching the film/tv show. Now, I don’t really do this at all and if I do watch the show, I try to watch and enjoy it for what it is! An example of this is the Wheel of Time series; the trailer for the Amazon TV Show recently came out and there is no way I’m reading a 14 books series (probably one of the biggest in the fantasy community) before this show comes out. I’ll definitely watch it and enjoy it as an adaptation 🙂

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?

I’m honestly torn. I love physical books but eBooks are so much better for the environment and easier to travel with. I think I have to say physical book, just because it’s the OG, it’s a part of reading that I love experience but that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate eBooks or audiobooks!

Ship Snob: Would you date or marry a non-reader?

No…I don’t think so. My partner doesn’t LOVE reading like I do but he still enjoys reading even if he doesn’t read often. I couldn’t date or marry someone who doesn’t read or doesn’t like it.

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

People might hate me for this but…non-fiction. I rarely read it, it doesn’t provide me with the escapism that fiction does. I told myself I’d read more non-fiction soon but it hasn’t happened yet. We’ll see, but if I had to choose; it would be the non-fiction genre.

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

Fantasy! That’s an easy choice. There are so many fantastic fantasy books with their different worlds, characters and journeys. Even if some may have similar structures and stereotypes; there’s always going to be something different.

Community Snob: Which genre do you think receives the most snobbery from the bookish community?

I’m also torn on this one because both classics and adult romances get snubbed in the community for different reasons. Many people have a snobbery approach that you might be an intellectual or well-read person if you don’t read classics, and the other side if that you might not be a real reader if you simply enjoy reading adult romances.

I don’t like either of these connotations in the community and to be honest, the most prominent is the romance one. It’s been so great to see more romance booktubers get traction, particularly those that read indie romances with heaps of smut that get so frowned upon by book snobs who only read from big or established publishing houses.

Snobbery Recipient: Have you ever been snubbed for something that you have been reading or for reading in general?

Yes! Literally every time I bring up reading in a stream chat when I’m talking about it, they’ll be one person that goes; “omg reading is so boring”, or “I didn’t even know people read anymore”. It’s why I’m committed to keep doing reading streams to show that people do still read and that it’s a great hobby!

I haven’t been snubbed for a particular book I’ve read per se but I do get the sense that other people in the workplace don’t think my reading is valid if I’m not reading some non-fiction business book sometimes. It’s quite sad and I hope that fiction books get a better rep in the professional world someday, because reading shouldn’t just be associated with professional development in other communities. It is a hobby that provides fun and enjoyment, just as much as watching a film or art collecting or something.

What did you think of my answers for the book snob tag? I don’t I consider myself a book snob but let me know if you think you might be and what your answers would be!

I’m not tagging anyone in particular for this one since I wasn’t tagged, so if this sounds like a tag you’d like to do – please consider yourself tagged!

Until next time,

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  • Lay @ bookshelfsoliloquies

    This is such a fun tag! As someone who doesn’t read a lot of nonfiction but really loves it when I do (I don’t have a nonfiction collection of books about death, crime and forensic science for nothing haha), I could never get rid of it as a genre! I think I’d probably ditch horror which is probably my least read genre 😅

  • Malka @ Paper Procrastinators

    I did this tag a while back and remembered having a lot of fun answering these questions. I think that I definitely was an elitist book snob when I was younger, but as I’ve matured I’ve come to realize that reading in any genre, format, or capacity is wonderful, but that not everyone chooses to read or enjoys reading. I’m happy that it’s something I enjoy, but I try to no longer judge others for their reading behaviors!

    • Tracy

      I agree! I was definitely a huge snob when I was younger but we love to see progression and being open-minded to anyone’s reading habits!

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