The Book Snob Book Tag

I have taken a bit of time for myself recently and have been seeing some of my uni friends (socially distant of course). It has meant I haven’t read as quickly as I would have normally but things should go back to normal with my reading soon.

I came across this book tag on Literary Lisha’s blog so please go and show her some love.

Adaptation Snob: Do you always read the book before you see the movie?

This is something that I really do try and do. There are a few things that I have watched before reading the book and I always feel a bit guilty. Recently everyone has been raving about the Normal People TV series adaptation and I have been dying to watch it but I wanted to make sure I read the book first. I was kindly gifted Normal People through a random act of kindness so hopefully I can watch the TV show soon!

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

This one is quite an easy one for me to answer… physical copies always! I tend to only read books as an ebook if I bought it on a 99p Kindle Store deal. I also read ebooks through NetGalley and the library during lockdown but really nothing beats a physical copy.

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

I would so long as they understood my need to read in silence! I am so anti-social when I am reading and they’d have to be able to not take it personally because I have to read in silence and hate people interrupting me constantly.

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

This is a tough one. I would probably say sci-fi. This is a genre I don’t read a lot of and although I am trying to broaden my reading, at the moment I wouldn’t miss it. I prefer to watch sci-fi than to read it.

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

Okay, I thought the previous question was hard but this is worse! I love romance and thrillers, they are always my go to so picking between them is so so hard. Can I combine the two?

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

I think a lot of romance readers get looked down on? I haven’t actually experienced much snobbery in the bookish community but that might be because I am new. If any genre were to be looked down on I can see it being romance. People tend not to appreciate romance novels in the same way and just enjoy them as something easy. That being said I love romance novels and some of the best classics are romance novels so they can’t be that bad.

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

No one has ever said anything bad about what I read. However, I always feel slightly guilty that I haven’t read more classics. It is not something I ever feel looked down on for, it is just something I am aware of. I feel like as a book blogger I should have read more than I have but it is something I am working on and I have even joined a classics book club to motivate me. I think I just need to pick the right kind of classic, the 19th century favourites’ syntax is just too much for me.


I tag Jessica, Meg and Andrew. Please don’t feel any pressure to participate.

Feel free to tag yourself if you fancy giving this one a go, it was so much fun to do.

Do you have a suggestion for the next book to add to my bookshelf? Let me know in comments.  


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