The Book Snob Book Tag

Hi Everyone! I haven’t been very active on my blog lately, but I’m hoping to change that very soon!

Today I’m doing the Book Snob Book Tag! I had to do a bit of sleuthing to find out who created this originally, and I think it was tia and all the books. I was tagged back in October by Leah; thank you, Leah!


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

My answer would be ALMOST always. There are a few movies and television series that I watched before reading the book because of how hyped they were and there are a few that I watched without realizing they were books beforehand. In general, though, I try to read the books before watching.

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?

Definitely physical. I can do eBooks but they hurt my eyes/head if I read too many back to back. eBooks also tend to make me sleepy for some reason. I’ve started listening to more audiobooks lately, but I sometimes have a hard time staying focused while listening to them which results in me missing some things and having to rewind. For me, nothing beats reading a physical book.

SHIP SNOB: Would you date or marry a non-reader?

I’m not really sure what a “non-reader” is? Does that mean they don’t read at all or that they read but not a lot? Either way, I’m pretty sure the answer is yes just as long as they’d support my reading. I would never date/marry someone who tried to keep me from reading or from having my dream library.

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

I was gonna cheat and say a non-fiction genre but I’m assuming that since I’m a primarily fiction reader I have to choose a fiction genre for this. I don’t like fantasy books, but sometimes one comes out of nowhere and is really good so I’ll probably go with horror. I’m already a scaredy cat anyways so it would probably benefit me in the long run haha.

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

My heart wants to scream ROMANCE but my brain says Contemporary Fiction because YO IT CHANGES WITH THE TIMES SO ITS LIKE MULTIPLE GENRES IN ONE. Like, if I really wanted to read a book set in like the 1980s or something, I’d just have to go find a book written in the 1980s! How cool is that?? Contemporary novels also tend to have romantic subplots in them as well and as you know, I’m a sucker for romance.

COMMUNITY SNOB: Which genre do you think receives the most snobbery from the bookish community?

Probably romance. Many who don’t read claim that it’s just pornography or that it’s not “real” writing. And even amongst those who do read it, I see a lot of people bashing authors for how they write their romances. In particular I think many arguments in the romance realm involve how steamy romances “should” be. Idk I’ll read all of it hehehe ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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12 thoughts on “The Book Snob Book Tag

  1. lilisblissfulpages July 12, 2021 / 11:24 am

    Thanks for the tag, Jen. In my four years as a book blogger, this is the first time I’ve seen this tag so I’m excited to do it. Loved your answers and we’ll probably have similar answers, like with formats. I prefer physical too for reasons I will state in my own post. hehe.

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  2. theshelfofunreadbooks July 12, 2021 / 11:27 pm

    Thank you for the tag Jen! Great post – and some really interesting answers. I look forward to doing this tag myself!

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  3. kbbookreviewer July 13, 2021 / 3:23 am

    Loved your answers! I don’t read much romance (though I did love The Flatshare) but I never understood the unnecessary hate on the genre! I prefer physical books too, ebooks definitely give me a headache if I read too much/too many back to back! Great post 💜

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  4. Kal @ Reader Voracious July 18, 2021 / 1:19 pm

    Oh gosh what a fun tag, especially as I am a reformed book snob! I enjoyed reading your answers and while I 98% agree with the marrying non-reader answer, I don’t have much else to talk about so I worry a non-reader wouldn’t want to marry ME lol

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