Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Would You Rather Book Tag

I was tagged by Sarah at All The Book Blog Names Are Taken for this tag! This was fun and without further ado- here are the questions. Oh, and consider YOURSELF tagged if you are so inclined.

1) Would you rather have been at court with Eleanor of Aquitaine during her estrangement from Henry II and chat with her on occasion, or be under house arrest with her for fifteen years until Henry II died and Richard I freed her?

I would say at court- I'm not super knowledgeable about her house arrest but that's a long time and I feel like seeing her early years with Henry would be interesting. 

2) Would you rather have lived at the court of Henry II or Henry VIII?

Henry II. I'm just more interested in that era? 

3) Would you rather have been Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn or Jane Seymour?

I would say Catherine of Aragon. At least she wasn't beheaded and while Seymour is fascinating too, I'll go with Catherine.   

4) Would you rather be forced to read the last chapter first of every book you ever read for one year, or have the last chapter be missing entirely?

I'd say read the last chapter- I don't mind an ending spoiled (to an extent) - you still have the journey getting there! 

5) Would you rather have a friend who always loses books you lend them, or only returns them water- logged/ with food or drink stains?

I'd rather they lose the book- who wants it back fucked up?? 

6) Would you rather have your favorite book turned into a movie/ show, or your fave movie/ show turned into a book?

Toughie! I'd love to see a fave show (or movie) turned into a book- to explore the nuances or expand the story- but I'll go with having a book turned into a show because that is sooo cool. 

7) Would you rather be a professional reviewer or famous author?

An author.  

8) Would you rather be able to visit your favorite book and talk to your favorite characters once, or visit whenever you wanted, but only as an invisible observer?

Probably an observer because it would be like experiencing the book (like a re- read?) whereas talking with the characters once would be cool but ultimately limited? 

9) Would you rather own a bookshop or work at a library?

A bookshop! With a little coffee nook and some greenery, maybe a play area and of course used books. 

10) Would you rather only read physical copies or ebooks for an entire year?

Physical copies are always my jam. 

Okay- so if you wanna play along here are MY questions for you!

1) Would you rather read or watch Netflix for an entire year?

2) Would you rather read all new releases or used/ backlist books for a year

3) Would you rather have pizza or Chinese food?

4) Would you rather use Bookstagram or Twitter- only one- for a whole year?

5) Would you rather have your blog professionally designed or do you like to DIY?

6) Would you rather have a bookstore or be hired by your fave publisher?

7) Would you rather have dogs or cats?

8) Would you rather go to the past or future?

9) Would you rather be in a Victorian era mystery or a future setting book?

10) What is your best book of 2020 so far? 


  1. What a fun book tag Greg! I'd rather my book be lost than destroyed too! I use to prefer physical books, but my eyesight is getting worse, so ebooks are best for me. Thanks for sharing Greg!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

    1. Thanx! And ebooks are great I agree for being able to see haha!

  2. Excellent answers! I never lend my books to anyone as they always came back damaged or in the case of my uncle, stinking of smoke! I've enjoyed your questions and I'm putting up my reply today sometime, as soon as I think of questions!

  3. Nice tag! Physical books are my jam, too, and if you ever open that bookshop please, consider hiring me <3 ;)

  4. "I'd rather they lose the book- who wants it back fucked up??"

    I would rather be an author too, because being a professional reviewer would take all the fun out of it! And I mostly read physical copies too.

    Now for your questions...

    1) Read for an entire year!

    2) Backlist books for a year

    3) Pizza all the way!

    4) Twitter, and I don't have a Bookstagram account anyway

    5) Messy as it looks, I prefer my blog to be of my own making!

    6) Hired by publisher - I wouldn't even know how to run a bookstore!

    7) I love dogs more, but cats are easier. No need to take them out LOL

    8) Future (especially in the TARDIS 😍)

    9) Future setting book - me and the past don't get along so well LOL

    10) Come Tumbling Down by S McGuire and Strange Exit by P. Peevyhouse, but I've only read a handful of new ones so far...

  5. Well, this is an interesting Would You Rather. I don't know enough about history to answer the first few questions. LOL Having a book returned damaged... gah! Just no. Tell me you lost it and I'll replace it but don't give it back all jacked up.

  6. I would actually rather someone return a book damaged than have them lose it! The way I look at it is, my most damaged books are the most well loved ones. While I don’t seek out to damage my books, if it’s still legible, I’m not too concerned about it. That is, unless it’s like a first edition or really rare or something.

  7. I love this. I hope to do your questions later this week! What fun.

  8. Fun! Your answer to #5 totally made me laugh. And your questions are great. :)

  9. Fun answers! I would pick Henry VIII over Henry II. I don't know if I could pick between a bookstore and a library - great things about both!

  10. I'm with Tanya, I ended up down a Wikipedia hole just trying to figure out who half these people were 😂 Though that is probably WHY I'd give Henry II a go- Henry VIII... well we know what a shitshow that was, right? I too choose Catherine, for the not-being-beheaded and also she seemed like kind of a badass. As for the lending one, I am just not giving that person any of my books if they "always" lose OR ruin one. Actually they're probably not even my friend anymore in that case! And definitely the bookshop! I can't believe I am saying this, but I'd pick ebooks I think because at least I could read everywhere?

    I LOVE your questions and I think I shall do them during a The 100 hiatus or something when I am looking for stuff to post, they're good!

  11. I peek at endings anyway so...lol

    I'd to totally opt out of those first few questions or just say I wouldn't want to go back to that time at all.

    I'm planning on doing this one soon. I'm in desperate need of a blogging prompt.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

  12. I had to laugh at number 4- my husband reads the last page of nearly all of the books he reads! (Monster!) LOL

  13. I love your answers, and I love your questions! 👍✨

  14. I'd also rather the last chapter first, even though I don't like spoilers, just because the other option is worse. And I feel like it's more the second to last that has all the big spoilery stuff happening anyway :-P

  15. Thanks for playing!! I love your answers - I would also rather they lose the book, that way at least their is a chance for someone else to find it and read it as well.

  16. I enjoyed reading your answers for this book tag. I decided to participate and answer your questions. See my link as follows: https://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2020/05/would-you-rather-book-tag.html

  17. This is such a fun book tag! Thanks for sharing it! I would have picked Catherine as well, although Jane Seymour is interesting as well.
    The questions you picked are quite though as well. I honestly wouldn't know what to chose in some cases, which makes this a great tag!

  18. I love these questions! Totally not surprised they come from Sarah, lol.

    I like your set of questions too. Think I'll be adding this tag to my list of posts to do after my blog break. :)

  19. I finally did your questions! Definitely behind on my blogging!