Hardest Booklover Would-You-Rather

While searching for and plotting possible content for my blog, I came across this Would-You-Rather tag “Extreme Book-Lover’s Edition” from LaurensBookshelf. I’m tagging the following bloggers:

1. Would you rather have a friend who loses your books, or one who dog-ears them?  

I’d prefer not to have either of them, to be honest. Then again, my friends could easily pay for the books that they lose or damage, so I guess that’s fine. And thank heavens for eBooks.

2. Would you rather secretly love a book everyone else hates, or secretly hate a book everyone else loves? 

I don’t really anchor my taste in books on other people’s interest. Leveraging the next book I have to read based on the bestseller’s list only to hate it afterward would render me some pesos poorer– not to mention the amount of wasted time I could not turn back, the horror!

For the sake of answering the question, I’d rather love something that everyone else hates.

3. Would you rather be stuck on a very long plane or train ride without a book?

Can I be honest that for my sanity, I’d rather not be stuck in any long ride, with or without a book? It doesn’t matter.

4. Would you rather have dinner with your favorite author or your favorite character?

I’d rather have dinner with my favorite character. I wouldn’t want to be disillusioned. 

Cloud Strife

5. Would you rather date a character you have a crush on or your crush from real life?

See #4.

Akira Sendoh

6. Would you rather have your favorite book turned into a movie, or your favorite movie turned into a book?

I’d rather have my favorite book turned into a movie or into different adaptations. More room for improvement in case they mess up with the first one.

7. Would you rather read a book with an annoying cliffhanger, or one where your favorite character is killed off?  

Sirius Black

I’d rather read a book where a character dies and his death is justified. Cliffhangers are necessary evils to make readers anticipate the next installment of a series, unless they have been used as an ending of the entire series– that, that I cannot handle.

8. Would you rather lose the ability to read any new books, or the ability to reread books you’ve already read?

Now this is a tough question. If ‘new’ here means something that I have not read before and not entirely new as in published just recently, then, I’d go for losing the ability to reread the books I’ve already read. My love for Harry Potter doesn’t end with me not being able to reread them. And there’s Pottermore.   

I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.

9. Would you rather live in a library or a bookstore?  

Library. No doubt. 

10. Would you rather lose your place or get a paper cut every time you read a book?  

What bothers me in answering this question is the first one, I can definitely control with a well-placed bookmark and the other, I definitely can’t unless I choose to read eBooks for the rest of my life which is far from happening until someone out there innovates a book-reader that can tickle my olfactory nerve with the scent of book.

Henry Nobley

Paper cuts are worse than cliffhangers so I’d rather be friends with my good old bookmark.

11. Would you rather have to always read in the dark, or always read books with tiny text? 

Reading in the dark with my eBook reader. Lol.

12. Would you rather read by a fireplace, or on the beach?

I’d rather read by a fireplace. Its novelty outweighed that of reading on the beach because the possibility of snowing in my country is zilch, hence the absence of fireplaces. 


I have a number of organic content planned out but until I have a solid content calendar, the book tags and other random questions will remain to be my fillers and I think you understand that. Feel free to tag yourself in this challenge and tag me in return so I can read your answers.

I remain,

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