Tagathon | Would You Rather…


A few weeks ago, I was tagged by novelist and blogger friend, Rachel Carrera, to take part in this little question and answer tagathon. Thanks, Rachel… I bet you thought I’d forgotten!

  1. Would you rather only read trilogies or only read standalones? 

I love reading a book series, because there is nothing I enjoy more than getting to the end of a great book and being able to dive straight into the next part of the story. The exception was the Game of Thrones book series; I was so annoyed when I go to the end of the first set of seven books and there was no resolution to any of the threads in the story, I just gave up in disgust! It went on far too long, in my opinion, and ended up being purely a money-spinner. Oh, and I do read standalones, too.

  1. Would you rather only read male or female authors?

I have no preference. A writer’s gender has no relevance to producing an exciting read.

  1. Would you rather shop at Barnes and Noble or Amazon?

I shop wherever I feel like spending my money, and wherever I get the best service, value and choice.

  1. Would you rather books were made into TV shows or movies?

Movies, definitely. I rarely watch tv.

  1. Would you rather read only 5 pages per day or 5 books per week? 

I would read 5 books a week, if I could. When I was younger, I would have several books on the go at once, because I was so hungry to read. Now I devote myself to only one book at a time, and rarely have time to read other than when I go to bed. I love reading in bed!

  1. Would you rather be a professional author or reviewer? 

An author, of course!

  1. Would you rather be a librarian or a bookseller? 

Well, I have already been a librarian, so I would choose a bookseller this time around. I suspect I’d be too busy reading all the books on the shelves to get much work done, but at least I’d be able to make great recommendations!

  1. Would you rather read only your favourite genre, or every other genre but your favourite? 

No. I read quite widely across most genres. I’m not into romance, chick lit, or erotica, but I’ll read most other categories.

  1. Would you rather only read ebooks or physical books? 

I love reading ebooks on my phone in bed, it’s so easy and convenient, and when you’ve finished, you can immediately download another if you want to continue reading… I love that! But there’s nothing quite like experience of reading a print book, particularly a quality hardback. If I really love a book, I always want a print copy to keep, but not all Indies produce print versions, even though POD is free and so easy.

So now you know a little more about me. My five nominees are;

Éilis Niamh


David Prosser

Sarah Zama

Karen Oberlaender

Guys, I hope you don’t mind being tagged, and as I always say, there’s no pressure to take part, you are all busy people, it’s just a bit of fun!


19 Comments on “Tagathon | Would You Rather…

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  2. Really interesting things to learn about you, Ali! Thanks for tagging me. 🙂 It might be a week before I can participate, I want to finish my story about Tara first. 🙂

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  3. I stopped reading Game of Thrones in the first book, too. As a parent I could not stand the casual violence against children portrayed – I don’t need that much grit in my entertainment!


    • Yes, it was very violent, which was quite offputting at times. I struggled through the gruesome bits, but I did find it hard to deal with at times.

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  4. This is a good one and you put some really good answers… Ooh, now to think… I’ll do it next week. 🙂 …Busy weekend with company later today and a car boot tomorrow. 😉


  5. Thanks so much for including me Ali but I’m sorry I have to decline.I just don’t have the time between the mail, the blog and of course getting the whip and chair out to train the new budgie.He’s very time consuming. I’m sure you can easily find a replacement who’ll play along.
    xxx Sending Massive Hugs xxx

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    • No problem David! I’ve never seen you take part in these things before, but I thought I’d ask anyway, on the basis that if you don’t ask, you don’t get, lol! Huge hugs to you! Xxx


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