My Answers To Literary Would You Rather (Third Edition)
On Friday, you guys shared your answers for the third edition of 101 Books Literary Would You Rather game.
Today, it’s my turn. Below I’ve answered my own weird questions with, more than likely, very weird answers.
1. Would you rather have to read backwards or read upside down?
This hurts. I think I could adjust to reading backwards after a lot of time and frustration. Upside down? I’d probably end up dying from all the blood to my head. I’ll go with reading backwards.
2. Would you rather be a man named Evelyn Waugh or a woman named George Eliot (both famous authors)?
I don’t have a good answer for this. Both are awful names. I’d rather be a woman named George because maybe you could call me Georgia or Georgina or Georgie, and all of those must be better than George.
3. Would you rather have to live through Stephen King’s The Shining or James Dickey’s Deliverance?
Dear Lord this is a difficult question. But I’ll go with The Shining. In fact, the more I think about it, I’d much rather be trapped in a hotel with a raging lunatic than to be, well you know, by a hillbilly in the woods.
4. Would you rather permanently be two-feet tall and completely literate, or normal size and permanently illiterate?
This might come as a shock to you, but I’d rather be illiterate. So many other consequences would come with only being two feet tall your entire life. First off, you’re only 3 inches taller than the shortest person ever! And, like, cats could eat you. You can’t drive. You have to eat in a highchair. You’d probably struggle to even pick up a book. And you’d probably have problems getting married, and, you know. And how would that even work?
5. Would you rather read Infinite Jest or get hit in the head with Infinite Jest 10 times?
This one’s easy. I’ve read Infinite Jest so that’s your answer. When you’re finished reading, it might feel like you’ve been hit in the head by the book ten times, though.
6. Would you rather have Scarlett O’Hara as your wife or as your mother?
My wife. The emotional baggage from having Scarlett O’Hara as my mother would be unimaginable. I can divorce my wife, but I can’t divorce my mother, and I’d probably be 13 or 14 before I even realized how whacked out she was.
Feel free to critique my answers or join in with your own if you missed the post on Friday.
We’ll play again sometime soon.