This Post has a history like a chain letter:
Thanks to a comment on one of my posts, I visited Kristen at The Edifying Word.
She had blogged about a fun post she found on Books And Opinions.
I liked the post (both the original and the reblog) so much that I had to write a post about it myself.
A Fun Silly Game
Here's how it works: there's a list of Either-Or, and you're supposed to answer - and try not to comment on your answer.
(I think Kristen added that rule about commenting. I'll probably break it).
But here's how Angela at Books and Opinions put it:
"If I had to decide between the options below, and whatever one I do not choose would not exist; what would I pick?"
The (Sort of) Famous List
1) Paper or Digital?
2) Romance or Sci-Fi?
3) History or Current Events?
4) Hercule Poirot or Sherlock Holmes?
5) Twilight or Hunger Games?
6) Jane Eyre or Anna Karenina?
7) Harry Potter or Narnia?
8) History or Biography?
9) Stand Alone story or Series?
10) Dante or Tolstoy?
11) Sauron or Jadis the White Witch?
12) The Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew?
The Hardy Boys
I'm a Rule Breaker!
So, let's pretend I'm some powerful time-traveler. (What would I be like? Pendragon? Focus, JEN) If I could make the choice, and only I knew about it, here's why:
1) Paper preceded digital, and I wouldn't cry if digital never existed. But all those books that would be lost while we waited for technology to catch up!
2) I'm a sucker for Sci-Fi, but romance without some supporting genre often feels shallow.
3) Don't know how history could exist without Current Events, but I'd rather we could learn from the past than always know about the now.
4) Loved both detectives, but Sherlock Holmes shaped a whole culture.
5) I haven't read either Hunger Games nor Twilight. Frankly, I find both concepts disturbing. But I find dystopian only slightly less disturbing.
6) I've read Jane Eyre, so I'm going with what I know. Sorry Anna.
7) This one was tough! I went with Narnia only because it was first.
8) I prefer to read about people than events.
9) Each book in a good series should stand alone, or at least the first book should.
10) I've read Tolstoy, but not Dante.
11) I thought Sauron was more fleshed out as a character.
12) I'm a fan of Trixie Belden, so of course I'd eliminate the competing series!
That was Fun! Wanna Play?
Comment what you would choose, or you can blog about it yourself. But I promise you will NOT die a terrible death if you break this crazy blog chain.
I write about, with, for, and around kids all day. (Well, maybe I do the dishes too. Sometimes.)