Book Reviews Blog

Would you rather…

Although I’ve technically had this blog for a few years, I’ve only been well enough to put more time in recently. My goal is to post every week, so I’m rather grateful to Sara @ The Bibilophagist for this open book-related tag!


1. Rather read only a series or stand-alone books?
Stand-alone books.

2. Rather read a book whose main character is male or female?
I notice that I tend to pick books with a female main character. I seem more likely to gravitate to female-led stories and authors, but I don’t feel I have an active preference, if that makes sense.

3. Rather shop only at Barnes & Noble (or another actual bookstore) or Amazon?
I find buying online is cheaper.

4. Rather all books become movies or tv shows?
The TV show format is clearly more attractive, because you have more time. Especially now where you have streaming shows and you can watch 10 plus hours in one go.

5. Rather read 5 pages per day or read 5 books per week?
I salute bloggers who read 5 books a week! I would love to read 5 books a week, but I give myself a pat on the back if I manage two books a week, max. So I’d have to say 5 pages. 😦

6. Rather be a professional book reviewer or an author?
I want to be an author. I am working on it, and it’s one of the reasons I haven’t blogged as much as I would like, because I just don’t have the strength to focus on my writing projects and my blog. 🤕🤒

7.  Rather only read the same 20 books over and over or get to read a new book every 6 months?
Ugh. Neither. But I’d rather get a new book every 6 months.

8. Rather be a librarian or own a bookstore?
I think I would be best suited to owning my own book shop. It would be very interesting.

9. Rather only read your favourite genre or your favourite author?
My favourite genre for sure. I would be unhappy restricted to one author.

10. Rather only read physical books or eBooks?
I love the feel and the smell of new books. On the other hand, eBooks are instantly available on download, and they make it so much easier to make notes. Sadly, I’d have to choose eBooks.

12 thoughts on “Would you rather…

  1. Bryan Fagan

    Here goes:
    1) stand-alone: I don’t want a long term relationship. A summer fling will do.

    2) It doesn’t matter if the main character is male of female. What matters is that I care about them.

    3) Out here in Eugene, Oregon we have a lot of independent bookstores. They have a huge following. The atmosphere is unlike anything a Barnes & Noble could copy.

    4) Having a book be made into a TV show has its advantages. The writers can take more time and draw it out more. If the viewer was a fan of the book they have a chance of the TV version being more like the book than a movie would.

    5) I am a slow reader. Drives my kids crazy. I have my own little spot in the house. By the window, a half hour or so a day. I am in no hurry.

    6) Author all the way! Instead of reading a good book on a rainy day I write them.

    7) It’s tempting to read the same thing. That’s a safe zone but if I do I’m missing out on so much. I have to go with the new stuff.

    8) Own a bookstore. A long time ago I was visiting the San Juan Islands in Washington State. A little island called Friday Harbor had this awesome bookstore in the center of town. It was a damp misty day, early spring. A big sign on the door read – Don’t Let the Cat Out – I could do that.

    9) I have to go with the genre. After a while the author gets predictable.

    10) Physical books all the way. My youngest loves her e-books. I need to feel it, to smell it, to have it balance on my knees. I’m old school.

    Fun Stuff!!!!

      1. Bryan Fagan

        My blurry morning eyes thought you wrote derailed instead of detailed. I’m going to pretend you wrote derailed. Much more my style. 🙂

        Thank you for the follow. That means a lot. Excellent blog. Happy I found it.

  2. amystanton

    It *is* hard to fit in time for reading. Luckily, I don’t suffer from motion sickness, so I can read on my morning commute. Good luck with your writing!!

    1. Lindsay Acland Post author

      Yes it is difficult, I get up early and read for an hour, and I am fortunate I can do that. However, unfortunately I suffer terrible motion sickness. No reading on trains for me, no way! Thanks for the good luck. 🙂

  3. raistlin0903

    I’ve spent far too less time reading these days. Which is something that I really regret, as I love books. Luckily I have a vacation coming up in september, so I really hope to finally catch up on some great reads 😊 Wonderful post, and I have to say that I would love to have my own bookshop too 😀


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