Do you remember the game Tag? You know, one person screams ‘tag, you’re it!’ and then takes off running. And then, the person who was tagged has to tag someone else. I was never good at that game. I was never fast enough to catch up to my peers.
Well, I got tagged today. But a different kind of tag. In the blogging world, bloggers link to your post, or tag you, and then you have to answer a series of questions. I like this kind of tag for three reasons: one, I don’t have to run. Two, I can answer questions about myself. And three, it makes me feel good to know that someone thought about my blog.
i was tagged!
This is the Would You Rather tag. It is kind of ironic that I was hit with this tag considering that I had just recently written 50 Would You Rather Questions. Check it out here.
The Would you Rather Tag
The Rules (yes, you know the drill)
- Answer the questions given to you by the nominator.
- Make your own questions and tag others.
- Would you rather have a five star book with a cliffhanger, or a three star book that resolves everything?
Oh I just love books with a cliffhanger. It lets my imagination roam free, examining the what if’s and what happens next.
2. Would you rather go to the future or the past to grab a book for your collection?
I’d rather just go to the future. There are so many amazing books that are going to be published in the future. I can’t wait to read them.
3. Would you rather have a sympathetic villain or one that is evil for evil’s sake?
I’d rather have one that is sympathetic. I don’t believe that people are truly evil. I believe that everyone is really good, deep down. So if a villain is sympathetic, then that means that they are not evil and are capable of feeling much more. If they can feel, then they are pretty complex, and that makes for a pretty good character.
4. Would you rather have the perfect Instagram setup or enough posts for another platform (blog, Twitter, etc) you never have to worry about?
Well, content should constantly evolve. So, if I suddenly had enough blog or social media posts for all of eternity, then eventually they would be outdated. So, I’d rather have the perfect Instagram setup. As I’m learning, aesthetics is everything in the Instagram world. I’d rather my pictures be perfect so that I get lots of views and conversions.
5. Would you rather be limited to your favorite genre or banned from your favorite genre (and allowed to read everything else)?
I don’t read or choose books that are in a particular genre. If I had to choose, my favorite genre would be suspense. But I could live without reading books in that particular genre. There are so many other great books out there so I’d rather be able to read everything else.
6. Would you rather be stuck with only digital or physical books?
Physical, hands down. Call me old school, but I just love the feel of a book in my hands. I just love the very act of turning a page. I just love to run my fingers along the spine and cover of a book. I just love to sleep with a book under my pillow. I even love the smell of books. You can’t really do any of these things with a digital book. I mean, you could, but it just wouldn’t be the same.
7. Would you rather give up your favorite food for a year, or be able to read/listen at double speed?
This is a hard one. My favorite food is the Korean stew kimchijigae. But I don’t eat it as much as I’d like, since I live about 30 – 45 minutes to the nearest Korean store or restaurant. So I could probably deal with not eating it for a year. I’ve eaten it enough times as a child anyway. So, I’ll take the ability to be able to read or listen at double speed. That means that I would be able to finish my books faster. I could read two books a week instead of one.
8. Would you rather see an aspect of yourself that hasn’t been published much in print, or be the one to write the novel that focuses on that subject?
I’d definitely much rather write the novel and hope that it becomes a bestseller.
9. Would you rather build a magical world from scratch or write a contemporary novel?
If I were to write a fantasy contemporary novel, then I would have to build a magical world for my characters. So, yeah, I’d rather write so I can get the best of both worlds.
10. Would you prefer to read only Middle Grade or only YA?
I choose Middle Grade only because that is the genre that the Harry Potter series is in. If I had to read books from just one genre, I’d be happy just reading Harry Potter forever.
- Would you rather write one book every year, or only one book over the course of entire lifetime?
- Would you rather read books from your mother’s favorite genre or books from your least favorite author?
- Would you rather purchase a digital or physical copy of your favorite book?
- Would you rather find true love in a bookstore or a library?
- Would you rather have a relatable villain or a hero that has the worst personality traits?
- Would you rather drink coffee or eat chocolate while reading a book?
- Would you rather read e-books or listen to audio books?
- Would you rather read The Monster Book of Monsters or The Invisible Book of Invisibility (Harry Potter reference)?
- Would you rather have the power to change the ending of any book, or to change the beginning?
- Would you rather read a 3-star book by a famous celebrity, or a 5-star book by an unknown author?