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Let’s Play Literary Would You Rather! (6th Edition)

It’s been a while since we’ve done this, so let’s bring back a little Friday fun with another version of Literary Would You Rather!

Let’s go:

  1. Would you rather be a character from Twilight or Fifty Shades of Grey?
  2. Would you rather forfeit reading for the rest of your life or forfeit all food but bread for the rest of your life?
  3. Would you rather be Gatsby or Daisy?
  4. Would you rather never love again or never read again?
  5. Would you rather your eyeballs be located next to your bellybutton or have to quote Scarlett O’ Hara 10 times a day for the rest of your life?
  6. Would you rather be a literate member of a cult or an illiterate member of happy, healthy family?
  7. Would you rather have written The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, or Game of Thrones?

So that should provide a little hearty discussion over the weekend, yes?

Please share your answers in the comments! I’ll share my own answers to these questions on Monday.

Check out previous versions of Literary Would You Rather. 

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  1. Brandon #

    Okay, I’ll bite.

    1. Would you rather be a character from Twilight or Fifty Shades of Grey?

    I’m going to be adventurous and say 50 shades. Weird BDSM seems easier to deal with than a vampire/werewolf war.

    2. Would you rather forfeit reading for the rest of your life or forfeit all food but bread for the rest of your life?

    That’s tough. If I only ate bread, I think I’d be too weak to read. But if I couldn’t read, I couldn’t earn a living to buy ANY food. So I guess the answer is gimme dat sourdough.

    3. Would you rather be Gatsby or Daisy?

    Gatsby. ‘Tis better to have loved and lost than to be a selfish being incapable of feeling emotion for another human being. Aw snap.

    4. Would you rather never love again or never read again?

    Hmmmmm…… I dunno. Love’s okay, but reading is forever. Hmmmm….

    5. Would you rather your eyeballs be located next to your bellybutton or have to quote Scarlett O’ Hara 10 times a day for the rest of your life?

    Scarlett. I could make “fiddle dee dee” work.

    6. Would you rather be a literate member of a cult or an illiterate member of happy, healthy family?

    Happy, healthy family. I could learn to read later. Or pick up a handy skill like blacksmithing and probably be just as fulfilled.

    7. Would you rather have written The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, or Game of Thrones?

    I want to say Lord of the Rings because it’s the best thing ever, but I would’ve screwed it up because I’m not smart enough to have written it properly. So I say Game of Thrones. I feel like that’s within the realm of feasibility, plus, ya know….money. I can read Lord of the Rings while sitting on a pile of money surrounded by Daenerys groupies. That doesn’t sound like a bad life.

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  2. 1) Twilight
    2)Forfeit everything but bread
    3)Gatsby
    4)Never read again
    5)Scarlett O’Hara ten times a day
    6)Literate member of cult
    7)The Chronicles of Narnia

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  3. Would you rather be a character from Twilight or Fifty Shades of Grey?
    – Of course I’d be a character from Twilight!!! I want to be part of The Volturi.

    Would you rather forfeit reading for the rest of your life or forfeit all food but bread for the rest of your life?
    – Forfeit reading. huhu sorry.

    Would you rather be Gatsby or Daisy?
    – Daisy

    Would you rather never love again or never read again?
    – I’d rather never read again.

    Would you rather your eyeballs be located next to your bellybutton or have to quote Scarlett O’ Hara 10 times a day for the rest of your life?
    – I’d rather quote Scarlett O’ Hara

    Would you rather be a literate member of a cult or an illiterate member of happy, healthy family?
    – I’d rather be a literate member of a cult.

    Would you rather have written The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, or Game of Thrones?
    – I’d rather be the author of The Chronicles of Narnia

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    • The Volturi always seemed depressed, bored, isolated, and angry, to me. I’d love to hear an opposite view of them (to balance things out), if you’d like to share your thoughts.

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      February 20, 2015
  4. 1. Twilight.
    2. Forfeit all food but bread. I love bread.
    3. Gatsby
    4. THIS is a tough one. I’m actually going to go with never reading again. Sigh.
    5. Eyeballs located next to belly button, which is actually saying A LOT since I HATE belly buttons.
    6. Again, tough one, but I’d rather be an illiterate member of happy family.
    7. Lord of the Rings, no contest.

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    February 20, 2015
  5. I like bread. . .

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  6. LOL! Love this. I didn’t hesitate to participate at all. Let’s go!

    1. Twilight vs Fifty Shades (I see what you did there): I’d rather be a character from Twilight. For one, I love Jasper and Carli…however you spell the father/doctor’s name. Having superpowers and knowing others with superpowers is always a plus. So is overcoming discrimination and prejudice against others.

    2. Forfeit food (except bread) or reading for the rest of my life… Does “food” include drinks such as fruit/veggie smoothies? Green tea? Honey lemon water? And plain water? . . . Hopefully not, because I’d forfeit food.

    3. Gatsby or Daisy? Both characters are romantic, selfish idealists who strive for luxurious, charmed lives. Gatsby isn’t afraid to reinvent himself to make his fantasies reality, because in the end he’s a hopeless, loyal dreamer. Daisy will carelessly go after what she wants, because she’s as fickle and materialistic as she is beautiful and charismatic. While Gatsby is motivated by the need to love himself and others, Daisy is motivated by the need to live at ease and be loved. With all that said, I’d rather be Gatsby.

    4. Never love again or read again? I’d rather never read again. There’s no point in reading without passion and conviction.

    5. Eyeballs forever near my bellybutton or quote Scarlett O’ Hara 10 times a day? . . . Fiddle-dee-dee! What trouble are you talking about? Dreams, dreams always dreams with you, never common sense. Now I didn’t come to talk silliness about me, Rhett. You can take it all back to the kitchen; I won’t eat a bite. Rhett, don’t. I shall faint. Great balls of fire! What did I just say? Don’t bother me anymore, and don’t call me sugar. I can’t think about that right now. If I do, I’ll go crazy. I’ll think about that tomorrow.

    6. Literate member of a cult or an illiterate member of a happy, healthy family? Hmm, a cult doesn’t necessarily mean a “bad” thing. Christianity used to be seen as a cult (even though I wouldn’t term it as one for a number of reasons). So! If I can time travel and be a literate follower of Christ, then the first option. If I can’t, then I’ll take the second option. I can always learn to read and write from my happy, healthy family (or is that not allowed? ^_^).

    7. LOTR, CN, or GT: For a moment, I was stuck between the Lord of the Rings and the Chronicles of Narnia; but I’m going with the Lord of the Rings. Awe-inspiring fantasy world/characters, tasteful descriptions, Christian themes/messages that aren’t beaten over readers’ head, and phenomenal film adaptations.

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  7. Let’s go:

    Would you rather be a character from Twilight or Fifty Shades of Grey?
    If I have to choose, I’ll go with Twilight….as long as I don’t have to be Bella or Edward.
    Would you rather forfeit reading for the rest of your life or forfeit all food but bread for the rest of your life? A life of bread and books sounds divine for this carb lover.
    Would you rather be Gatsby or Daisy? Gatsby. Not that I want to be shot to death. But I can’t relate to Daisy at all.
    Would you rather never love again or never read again? I would choose to never read again. Then those that I love could read to me.
    Would you rather your eyeballs be located next to your bellybutton or have to quote Scarlett O’ Hara 10 times a day for the rest of your life? After two kids, I’m going to say quote Scarlett O’Hara 10 times a day.
    Would you rather be a literate member of a cult or an illiterate member of happy, healthy family? An illerate member of a happy, healthy family. There’s always books on CD.
    Would you rather have written The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, or Game of Thrones? That’s a tough one. I think I choose The Lord of the Rings. Plus, I actually have one of the greatest rock bands of all time reference my work!
    So that should provide a little hearty discussion over the weekend, yes? Yes!

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    • Thanks for reminding me why I’m following you. You have me laughing, sighing with “Awww’s,” and snapping my fingers in a “That’s right! Why didn’t I think of that” fashion.

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  8. Reblogged this on Izzy-grabs-life and commented:
    It isn’t Wednesday, but I’m going to reblog this post anyway. Come over and play! . . . Wait, that sounds wrong. Oh, whatever. Come play “Would You Rather” if you love to read and write.

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    February 20, 2015
  9. Reblogged this on Crayon on the Wall and commented:
    This is a fun Friday post from a great blog for book lovers called: 101books.net.

    Enjoy!

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    February 20, 2015
  10. brettcljonez #

    Would you rather be a character from Twilight or Fifty Shades of Grey?
    Neither.
    Would you rather forfeit reading for the rest of your life or forfeit all food but bread for the rest of your life?
    Books vs Food, tough question. Umm, sorry, I’m giving up the books.
    Would you rather be Gatsby or Daisy?
    Gatsby. Gatsby. Gatsby.
    Would you rather never love again or never read again?
    Books/reading is love.
    Would you rather your eyeballs be located next to your bellybutton or have to quote Scarlett O’ Hara 10 times a day for the rest of your life?
    Latter option.
    Would you rather be a literate member of a cult or an illiterate member of happy, healthy family?
    Happiness all the way!
    Would you rather have written The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, or Game of Thrones?
    LOTR 🙂

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  11. 1) Twilight, because the world of Fifty Shades of Grey it is normal for a 23 year old college student in 2011 to not have an email. *shudder*
    2) Forfeit all food but bread for the rest of my life, because the alternative means never reading Harry Potter again.
    3) Daisy. She has a family, a very comfortable lifestyle, doesnt get murdered, and is too dumb to worry about anything important. Sounds nice.
    4) I’d rather never love again and continue to read.
    5) I would rather have to quote Scarlett O’ Hara 10 times a day because then people will think I’m tiresome, which is better than deformed.
    6) I’d rather be an illiterate member of happy, healthy family, because then I get the joy of happiness and wouldn’t know what I was missing from my inability to read.
    7) I would rather have written A Game of Thrones, minus the gratuitous rape. LoTR has too few female characters and The Chronicles of Narnia is waaaaay too preachy about religion.

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  12. This is fun.

    1. Twilight. Because the writing was better.
    2. Forfeit everything but bread. Can I have oil with it too though? And cheese? And wine?
    3. Daisy. I don’t know how I’d fare as a man.
    4. Never read again. But this question is awful.
    5. I can deal with quoting Scarlett O’Hara. I’ll do it to myself, in the shower.
    6. Literate member of cult. A happy healthy cult?
    7. Narnia!

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  13. Reblogged this on Sierra zel Chandler Presents and commented:
    Here’s a fun little book-themed game of Would Your Rather from one of my favorite bloggers, 101 Books. Let me know what your answers are, because a few of them are tough.

    Here’s my Would You Rather logic:

    1) Would you rather be a character from Twilight or Fifty Shades of Grey?
    Twilight, because the world of Fifty Shades of Grey it is normal for a 23 year old college student in 2011 to not have an email. *shudder*

    2) Would you rather forfeit reading for the rest of your life or forfeit all food but bread for the rest of your life?
    Forfeit all food but bread, because the alternative means never reading Harry Potter again. And I really hate bread so you know I need my HP.

    3) Would you rather be Gatsby or Daisy?
    Daisy. She has a family, a very comfortable lifestyle, doesnt get murdered, and is too dumb to worry about… anything. Sounds nice.

    4) Would you rather never love again or never read again
    THIS IS THE HARDEST ONE. I guess I prefer love over reading, on the condition that my loved ones read to me. (Boyfriend, I will make you read Harry Potter! One way or another…)

    5) Would you rather your eyeballs be located next to your bellybutton or have to quote Scarlett O’ Hara 10 times a day for the rest of your life?
    I would rather have to quote Scarlett O’ Hara 10 because I would rather people think I am tiresomely dramatic rather than be blind because I’m wearing a shirt. No thanks!

    6) Would you rather be a literate member of a cult or an illiterate member of happy, healthy family?
    I’d rather be an illiterate member of happy, healthy family, because then I get the joy of happiness and I wouldn’t know what I was missing.

    7) Would you rather have written The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, or Game of Thrones?
    This is a difficult one. I love LoTR, but I prefer the movies and I take issue with the lack of female characters. I couldn’t finish the third GoT book because of the gratuitous rape and the seriously dumb-ass decisions by the characters. And Chronicles of Narnia is basically like a Bible for whimsical children. Really, Susan does to limbo because she liked make-up and boys? Fuck that. My final answer: Game of Thrones. George R.R. Martin is a complete baller and I’d like to get in on that.

    Have fun!

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  14. I don’t like these 😦

    Would you rather be a character from Twilight or Fifty Shades of Grey? Twilight. A werewolf. Preferably one that never ever imprints on anyone.

    Would you rather forfeit reading for the rest of your life or forfeit all food but bread for the rest of your life? I don’t think a human could actually live quite long on bread alone so I guess I’d give up reading because I like living.

    Would you rather be Gatsby or Daisy? Gatbsy.

    Would you rather never love again or never read again? Never love. It’s too painful.

    Would you rather your eyeballs be located next to your bellybutton or have to quote Scarlett O’ Hara 10 times a day for the rest of your life? I’d be ok quoting Scarlett and annoying everyone.

    Would you rather be a literate member of a cult or an illiterate member of happy, healthy family? Hmmm does the happy healthy family have any literate members? Because they can just read to me.

    Would you rather have written The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, or Game of Thrones? Game of Thrones but with less of the yucky sexual stuff– it’s not necessary. The good sexual stuff is fine. I’m not even sure there IS any though…

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  15. Reblogged this on Dharma and Belligerence: Mad Rants from a Free-Range Buddhist Hooligan and commented:
    Let the games begin, shall we?! This seemed like fun, so I bit. Please visit the original post and its comments for answers from others!

    1.))) Would you rather be a character from Twilight or Fifty Shades of Grey?

    Damn. Well, other than reading headlines accusing Shades of being a date-rapists handbook and a chronicle of all the wrong ways to explore BDSM, I don’t know much about that series. And if I am a character in Twilight, I would probably be a werewolf. Because I already have werewolf blood in me. Note to self, this is a story not yet told on WordPress…

    2.))) Would you rather forfeit reading for the rest of your life or forfeit all food but bread for the rest of your life?

    Man cannot survive on bread alone. However, this man has no desire to survive without the therapeutic blessings of the written word. I choose books and bread!

    3.))) Would you rather be Gatsby or Daisy?

    Gatsby, you flamboyant, obnoxious, narcissistic fuck. I just love you.

    4.))) Would you rather never love again or never read again?

    If I was to never love again, I have to assume this would include a love for books. Without that love, the impact of these tomes cannot be fully appreciated. I will read epic volumes between the lines written by her love.

    5.))) Would you rather your eyeballs be located next to your bellybutton or have to quote Scarlett O’ Hara 10 times a day for the rest of your life?

    Belly-button peepers?! You had me at located!

    6.))) Would you rather be a literate member of a cult or an illiterate member of happy, healthy family?

    If I were a member of a cult, and a literate one at that, it stands to reason that I would be the charismatic leader of said faction, for I will cede my will and my intellect to no one! And if you’re gonna go all psycho cult status, you may as well be the one in charge and with all the knowledge.

    7.))) Would you rather have written The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, or Game of Thrones?

    I could never possess the audacity to suppose I could be measured in the same class as Tolkien, and if I were to theoretically replace George RR with myself he might fucking behead me or slash me in the throat. Besides, if I were the author of Narnia, that wholesome theological epic might go a whole different way…

    😉

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  16. Q. Would you rather be a character from Twilight or Fifty Shades of Grey?
    A.No.

    Q. Would you rather forfeit reading for the rest of your life or forfeit all food but bread for the rest of your life?
    A. Forfeit all food but bread. Bread is delicious! (I’m assuming I can have, you know, any bread variety that takes my fancy–get my protein from keema naans, my desserts from banana bread, my vitamins and minerals from bread with veg baked in…etc).

    Q. Would you rather be Gatsby or Daisy?
    A. Um. Oddly, I think Daisy. She seems to, periodically, have some sort of agency, whereas Gatsby is entirely dominated and defined by his obsession with Daisy–she actually has a (slightly) more multi-faceted life than he does.

    Q. Would you rather never love again or never read again?
    A. This kind of depends on how you define love. I’d rather never read again than miss out on my family and friends… but I’m pretty content with my singleness, so if you mean “never have a romantic relationship”… I’m okay with that. I would pick reading.

    Q. Would you rather your eyeballs be located next to your bellybutton or have to quote Scarlett O’ Hara 10 times a day for the rest of your life?
    A. This is a TERRIBLE question, but I agree with a previous commenter—I can just quote her quietly in the shower. Also, I’m sure she said things like “yes” and “no”, which I say daily anyway. Right?

    Q. Would you rather be a literate member of a cult or an illiterate member of happy, healthy family?
    A. An illiterate member of a happy, healthy family.

    Q. Would you rather have written The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, or Game of Thrones?
    A. The Lord of the Rings–not purely for that, but because the creation of the history and languages of Middle Earth is one of the greatest acts of imagination I’ve ever come across, and my love for Tolkein is great as a result.

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  17. 1. Definitely Twilight, as long as I get to be a werewolf. Even though both books are ridiculously anti-feminist, Twilight has a bit more potential than 50 Shades. Plus, if I was in 50 shades I’d probably have to use the word “crap” all the time, and I’d hate to limit my vocab to that.

    2. I’m allergic to wheat, so can’t eat bread. I guess the reading will have to go. I can still watch movies though, right? And what about audiobooks?

    3. Gatsby. I could not sacrifice my own authenticity for the sake of status/image/etc…

    4. Love is everything. Unless I can just continue on with the loves I have and keep reading, just not add more. I might be able to live with that…

    5. I could quote Scarlett O’Hara rather than continually lift my shirt to see. No one wants to see that kind of exposure from me.

    6. Literate member of a cult. At least then I’d hopefully be able to open my mind through books and realize what I’m doing and get myself out. Then I’d go get the happy, healthy family.

    7. The Lord of the Rings. Although, I’m wishing there was a fourth alternative, to have written Harry Potter, because to live in those worlds of magic every day would be a dream. Lord of the Rings is definitely a good alternative, however.

    Thanks for an enjoyable way to spend a grey Friday morning!

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  18. Sam #

    1. Is there really a difference? Fifty Shades is based on Twilight so it’s the same weak female and overly agressive male. I guess I’d rather be a vampire than a sub, so I’ll say twilight.
    2. Forfeit all food but bread. Bread is delicious.
    3. Gatsby. I don’t know how Daisy lives with herself.
    4. I hate to say it, but never read again. Life without love would be so lonely.
    5. O’Hara. I’d get it out of the way before I left for work.
    6. Why is this so hard? Literate member of a cult. Cult-things can’t take up all of my time, can it?
    7. Narnia. I’m not a huge fan of Tolkien’s writing and Martin gets death threats to finish. Lewis is safer.
    Thanks for hosing this!

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  19. Ooh! I love this game.

    1) Twilight or 50 Shades: Hmm… That’s a bit of a tough one, both books are based on dysfunctional romantic relationships. I’m going to go with Twilight, as long as I could be Alice.

    2) Books or food: Definitely books.

    3) Gatsby or Daisy: Another tough one. Both of them are irrational, selfish people, but I think Gatsby might be slightly more functional, so I’ll go with him.

    4) Never love or never read: All of the tough questions today. For me giving up either one would basically be the equivalent of giving up oxygen. I suppose I’d rather be able to love, so I’ll go with never read again.

    5) Quote Scarlett O’Hara or eyes by bellybutton: I’ll quote Scarlett, because it would be extremely inconvenient to have eyes on your stomach.

    6) Literate cult member or illiterate happy, healthy family member: Literate cult member. Cults aren’t all bad, right?

    7) Authored LOTR, Chronicles of Narnia, or Game of Thrones: Chronicles of Narnia.

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  20. Denise #

    Okay,
    1. A Twilight vampire because it’d be fun to live for eons and have time to follow every interest.
    2. I’d give up reading over food. Food is pretty necessary.
    3. Gatsby
    4. Never love, assuming you mean romantic love. It’s over rated (so far) and I could always read about love if I got to missing it.
    5. Fashion might be interesting with eyes next to the bellybutton, but I’ll choose quoting Scarlett. Also if your tummy is a bit chubby, would you get called fat eyes?
    6. Healthy, happy family member
    7. Absolutely LOTR.

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  21. 1. Twilight: I get to sparkle.
    2. I’ll forfeit food. Remember the quote: “Man can not live by food alone.” I am with Omar Khayyam when he says, “A jug of wine, a loaf of bread and thee, Lord of the Rings.”
    3. I’ll be Daisy. Gatsby dies.
    4. I’ll give up love. None of my female friends like a man who cannot read. They say reading makes a man sexy.
    5.Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn. Guess you figured which one I choose.
    6. Isn’t a happy healthy family a cult? Remember all families are dysfunctional. It’s just that some families are more dysfunctional than others.
    7.I will take my lost novel over those three. I think Hemingway lost it on a train to Paris.

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  22. 1. Twilight.
    2. Forfeit food – but that’s a hard one!
    3. I guess Gatsby, even though he dies. They’re both a little crazy, but… Gatsby seems mildly more honorable, I guess.
    4. Hmmm, I’m happily married, so as long as I can continue to love the people I already love, then I would give up new love for sure.
    5. Quote Scarlett – she’s not SO bad.
    6. Depends on the cult, but most likely an illiterate member of a happy, healthy family.
    7. Meh, I guess between these choices Narnia.

    Fun!!!
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  23. Twilight, Forfeit everything but bread, Daisy, Never read again, Quote Scarlett, Illiterate non-cult member, The Chronicles of Narnia

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  24. 1. Twilight.
    2. Reading. It didn’t say I couldn’t still write. Plus.. not a big fan of bread. Unless it’s French bread, then the answer changes.
    3. I’ll admit it, I haven’t read it, and haven’t watched it. Daisy because the name is cuter.
    4. Never love. Give me back my books!
    5. I’d rather quote Scarlet O Hara. It sounds like more fun.
    6. Illiterate. I’d be happier.. and you can fix illiteracy easier.
    7. Game of thrones… gore, sex, battle… it’s more my thing than children talking to mythical animals and old school fantasy.

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  25. 1. I read “Would you rather spend eternity in the eighth or ninth circle of hell?”

    2. All food but bread.

    3. I still haven’t read Gatsby (I know, I’m lazy), so I’ll skip this one.

    4. Hmmmmm . . .

    5. I think I can handle the Scarlett O’Hara quotes.

    6. I’d rather avoid the cult.

    7. I’ve only read Narnia, but I think I’d choose The Lord of the Rings because if I had written that, it would mean I was as smart as Tolkien. 🙂

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  26. adrielleshay #

    1. I would rather be a character from Twilight. I’ve not read or seen it, but I haaave read half of 50 Shades and there is no way Twilight could be worse. Plus, superpowers > than none.

    2. I would be perfectly happy to eschew all food but bread. Bread is warm and filling and versatile. Bread is the best. I’m eating a giant double chocolate muffin as I answer these questions!

    3. I would rather KNOW Gatsby, but I would rather BE Daisy. She may be shallow enough to be happy, while Gatsby is tortured. And dead. He’s way dead.

    4. Assuming I get to keep the love I have presently, it’s an easy choice to go with books.

    5. I’ll think about that tomorrow.

    6. Happiness above literacy. And audio books out the wazoo.

    7. I wish I had written LOTR. It’s not my favorite of the three overall, but Samwise is my favorite guy of all the guys ever. Sam, you darling hobbit! And maybe I’d make Gandalf a lady. Maybe I’d gender swap the whole crew.

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  27. A: This is fun!
    2: Here are my answers.

    Twilight or Fifty Shades?
    That evil girl in Twilight who walks across the bottom of the ocean.
    Bread or Books?
    I’d take the bread and read the books. I love bread.
    Gatsby or Daisy?
    Gatsby. I haven’t read the book in ages, but I think men generally have more power, and as long as we are playing, dissolution and depression are more interesting than shallow and vapid.
    Never love again or never read again?
    Gotta stop reading, I guess. I’d choose love. In the form of butter for my bread.
    Eyeballs on my belly button or channeling Scarlett O’Hara?
    Please, eyeballs on my belly button. Scarlet O’Hara- gaak (that’s my approximation of a gagging sound)
    Literate cult member or illiterate happy healthy family?
    Well, I’m already in both, because I’m in what’s called a writing group, and I’m also part of a family, and many of them just happen to be illiterate. I’ll still take my trailer trashy family over literacy.
    The author of Chronicles of Narnia, Lord of the Rings, or Game Of Thrones?
    Just call me book-y-locks. I will take The Game of Thrones. Chronicles of Narnia is too childish, Lord of the Rings is too convoluted and cerebral, and The Game of Thrones is juuuuust right.

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  28. 1. Would you rather be a character from Twilight or Fifty Shades of Grey?

    A character from Twilight hands down, that way I could end my life quickly by poking a teenage wolf or throw myself into the teeth of a tweaking vampire.

    2. Would you rather forfeit reading for the rest of your life or forfeit all food but bread for the rest of your life?

    I’d forfeit reading. I can survive on my imagination, but not on bread alone.

    3. Would you rather be Gatsby or Daisy?

    Daisy. She lives.

    4. Would you rather never love again or never read again?

    I can make my own stories in my brains. But to never love again would be much too tragic and lonely. To never love gain also means you can’t even love yourself. Even the Wolf from Lost Girl was a mess and he only lost the love of one person!

    5. Would you rather your eyeballs be located next to your bellybutton or have to quote Scarlett O’ Hara 10 times a day for the rest of your life?

    Frankly, Scarlett, I don’t give a damn.

    6. Would you rather be a literate member of a cult or an illiterate member of happy, healthy family?

    Definitely the happy, healthy, family in it’s illiterate glory. There would be no time to read if I were a member of a cult with all those inevitable rules and regulations and exploitation.

    7. Would you rather have written The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, or Game of Thrones?

    Lord of the Rings. Not even a hesitation. All others pale in comparison. A lion god? Whatever. Children sent to murder each other? Been done. A ring so evil that anyone who wants power is controlled, manipulated, and destroyed and the only person who ends up carrying it is the one person who doesn’t want it — that really must have burned that ring’s balls.

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    February 20, 2015
    • OOps. I totally misread game of thrones as Hunger Games. That’s what happens when you have children who want to play on your head while you are trying to use your brains. Lord of the Rings still wins. I haven’t yet managed to get past the first few chapters of GOT because of the same children. LOTR still wins 🙂

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      February 20, 2015
  29. I guess I can’t ask neither but that is how I felt about a lot of these questions. In regards to Daisy and Gatsby, I would rather be Gatsby. Despite all of his failings and affectations, he lived for the hope of true love.

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    February 20, 2015
  30. 1. I guess I’d rather be a character from 50 shades of grey, because maybe I can be a minor character, and live a normal life, instead of having to live in a world with vampires and werewolves and immortal teen angst.

    2. As much as I would hate it, I’d rather give up reading. I can remember books that I’ve read, but the memory of food wouldn’t be very nourishing.

    3. Gatsby or Daisy… tough one, because I haven’t read that book in about 35 years. I’ll go with Daisy, cos girls rule.

    4. Never love again. I never get it right, anyway.

    5. I will quote Scarlett O’Hara with far less provocation than the threat of having my eyeballs relocated.

    6. Literate member of a cult.

    7. Not a fan of any of them. I’ll take Lord of the Rings because owning the rights to that seems to be a pretty lucrative business.

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    February 20, 2015
  31. 1. I would much rather be a character in Twilight. I would worry about turning into a werewolf than worry about ‘playrooms’ in people’s houses.

    2. Forfeit all food but bread. There’s lots of types of breads, so I think I could get by.

    3. Even thought Gatsby died, I think Daisy suffered a worse fate, so I will go with being Gatsby.

    4. Never read again. You’re not human if you don’t love, and if you’re not human, how could you enjoy reading?

    5. Easy, quote Scarlett. I like the ability to see without wearing a crop top everywhere.

    6. My family over being literate.

    7. Chronicles of Narnia. Who doesn’t want to be best friends with a faun or a lion?

    Good questions and a nice way to end a busy Friday. Have a great weekend!

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    February 20, 2015
  32. 1) Twilight (& I’m not a fan of vamps or werewolves but the option…)
    2) I’d forfeit all food except bread. (This was easy for me as I really love bread-does this come with jam though?)
    3) Gatby
    4) I’d rather never read again. (Love=purpose=write=read, so you see… )
    5) Hahaha I’d rather quote Scarlett
    6) Rather be illiterate and happy (oh noooooo 😦 )
    7) Lord of the Rings

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    February 20, 2015
  33. Would you rather be a character from Twilight or Fifty Shades of Grey?
    Twilight! I’d like to have Jasper’s powers. I don’t know why but I always found he and Alice to be the most interesting characters.

    Would you rather forfeit reading for the rest of your life or forfeit all food but bread for the rest of your life?
    Well, no brainer here. Forfeit all food but bread (I love bread…)

    Would you rather be Gatsby or Daisy?
    Daisy. I can deal with being an idealized version of myself (which is arguably still expected of women nowadays…), but I can’t deal with having an unhealthy obsession and somewhat creepy behaviors.

    Would you rather never love again or never read again?
    Never love again. Fictional characters are better!

    Would you rather your eyeballs be located next to your bellybutton or have to quote Scarlett O’ Hara 10 times a day for the rest of your life?
    My eyeballs be close to my belly button. It’ll be easier to see my computer screen or book in a reclining type position anyways.

    Would you rather be a literate member of a cult or an illiterate member of happy, healthy family?
    An illiterate member of a happy, healthy family. I’ve researched too much about a cult to be mentally sane in that environment.

    Would you rather have written The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, or Game of Thrones?
    Lord of the Rings. I never really like The Chronicles of Narnia much and Game of Thrones is really quite hard to get into. Plus I love languages and would love to create a language of my own.

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    February 21, 2015
  34. Reblogged this on youarebeingloved and commented:
    Come play, “Would you rather… ” for all my friends who love to read/write…
    Happy Saturday 🙂

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    February 21, 2015
  35. 1. FIFTY SHADES OF GREY.
    All those people who say ‘omg! How can anyone like that book?!’ Well, lets face it you liked it too whether you accept it or not. No other way could this book have become such a hit!

    2. I WOULD FORFEIT ALL FOOD BUT BREAD.
    I will eat all the Turkish Delight and drink all the Butterbeer while reading the books. I am okay!

    3. Ouch! This is painful to choose. I WILL BE DAISY. Thank God I have an anonymous account on WP. Nobody can kill me.

    4. I would rather NEVER LOVE AGAIN. I will read till I die.

    5. “GREAT BALLS OF FIRE”-yep. I WOULD RATHER QUOTE SCARLETT O’HARA! oops.

    6. LITERATE MEMBER OF A CULT. That should be total fun, okay! I would read all the creeeeeeepy cult literature!

    7. The Chronicles of Narnia!

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    February 21, 2015
  36. Aeolianlyre #

    1. I hate the sight of blood so I prefer to be a character in Fifty Shades of Grey.
    2. Forfeit all food but bread for the rest of my life just to keep reading. Now all I need is a monastery and a robe to be a monk.
    3. I prefer to be Daisy so people can party all the time in a magnificent castle just because the host hopes that I might show up one day.
    4. That’s a tough one. I would say never love again because in old age reading is all I need, along with a cane, a wig and my fake teeth, which I probably won’t need as already I gave up food for reading.
    5. I prefer to quote Scarlett O’ Hara ten times a day for the rest of my life. Maybe that will bring Clark Gable back to life to shut me up.
    6. I prefer being an illiterate member of happy, healthy family. This puts me in the Amazons.
    7. The Lord of the Rings of course. It’s the book to rule them all.

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    February 21, 2015
  37. Sarah #

    1. Twilight (the lesser of two evils?)
    2. I can eat bread for the rest of my life!
    3. This was hard. I like Gatsby’s character better, but Daisy survives…hmmm… I’d have to go with Gatsby.
    4. Where there is books, there is love!
    5. I can quote Scarlett O’Hara 10x a day (
    6. Illiterate member of a happy, healthy family… I can always learn how to read (I may never get out of the cult!!)
    7. I would rather have written “The Lord of the Rings.”

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    February 21, 2015
  38. Oooo!!! I love these. Here we go!

    1. I despise both, but I won’t touch Fifty Shades with a 100-foot pole. Nope. I’d have to say Twilight, though I hate that, too.
    2. I’d definitely give up the food. As much of a foodie as I am, I’m much more of a bookie. Erm – that came out wrong. But you know what I mean.
    3. Oh man, this one is hard. I don’t like either Gatsby or Daisy. Hmm… NEITHER! But if put to the sword, I’ll say Daisy. Although I don’t like her.
    4. It depends on what you mean by love. Romantic love or the agape love for family and friends? I’ve been single for eight years and I’m perfectly happy with the love of my family and friends. I’d rather continue to read, because it keeps me learning and growing. Who would deny themselves that? Love is important in this world, but there are so many types of love.
    5. Scarlett. No question.
    6. As much as it pains me to say it, I’d rather be illiterate. Cults are about obsession and secrecy. Family (a healthy family) is about openness, love, and acceptance.
    7. Lord of the Rings. Because it’s so much more than a book and a made-up world. Tolkien was the number one literary genius of the 20th century, without question.

    Fun! I can’t wait for more!

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    February 21, 2015
  39. 1. Since I don’t have any other choice, Twilight xD
    2. Can’t think of living without food, but then same goes for reading! A real tough one, I guess I’ll have to listen to audio books then.
    3. Gatsby, definitely!
    4. But if I never read, how am I supposed to fall in love…with fictional characters? I guess you got the answer!
    5. Oh the horror! Quote Scarlet O’Hara!
    6. I could easily be a baker or a makeup artist in a happy, healthy family! 😀
    7. The Chronicles of Narnia!

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    February 21, 2015
  40. 1. Mmm, probably Twilight, life seems a lot easier as a vampire.
    2. This question is far too hard, I’d have to say forfeit reading…
    3. Gatsby!!
    4. Never read again definitely; the love of my life can read to me 🙂
    5. Quote Scarlett!
    6. Illiterate member of a healthy family 🙂
    7. Lord of the Rings, it’s my fave out of those three.

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    February 22, 2015
  41. 1. Fifty Shades of Grey
    2. I think bread can make me survive
    3. Gatsby!
    4. I will give up reading this time.
    5. I will go for Scarlett O’ Hara
    6. I think m for the illiterate member of happy, healthy family
    7. Game of Thrones

    gosh this was fun! 😀

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    February 22, 2015
  42. 1. Twilight
    2. All food but bread
    3. Daisy
    4. Never Love
    5. Quote Scarlett
    6. Literate member of a cult
    7. The chronicles of Narnia.

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    February 23, 2015
  43. Sorry for the late reply. Been traveling the last days with limited access to the net.

    Here goes:

    1. Twilight
    2. Forfeit reading: what good would reading do when my brain is crippled and dried up by lack of food and drinks? I guess there is a reason why man took to hunting and harvesting prior than to printing?
    3. Gatsby
    4. Never read again: how could I enjoy a book when incapable of falling in love with the words and sentences, the characters, …?
    5. Having our eyes next to our bellybuttons could offer a refreshing perspective to things, no?
    6. Happy, healthy family pushing me to become literate rather then a cult trying to bridle me into being illiterate.
    7. The Lord of the Rings… and finding time to write my own stories.

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    February 24, 2015
  44. Carla Wright #

    1. Would you rather be a character from Twilight or Fifty Shades of Grey?
    As the lesser of two evils, Twilight. I could definitely channel a bit of inner wolf.

    2. Would you rather forfeit reading for the rest of your life or forfeit all food but bread for the rest of your life?
    I still have access to toast and honestly that is all I need, so shove me in a bakery and surround me with books then please! (Not at all what I fantasize about…)

    3. Would you rather be Gatsby or Daisy?
    I couldn’t be as destructive or passive as Daisy, much more of a dreamer like Gatsby. The image of my glittering parties and endless champagne doesn’t sound to shabby either.

    4. Would you rather never love again or never read again?
    This is what audiobooks are for right?! I’m too big a secret softie to not dubiously express my love to people who put up with me.

    5. Would you rather your eyeballs be located next to your bellybutton or have to quote Scarlett O’ Hara 10 times a day for the rest of your life?
    Don’t call me sugar

    6. Would you rather be a literate member of a cult or an illiterate member of happy, healthy family?
    Can you specify the cult??

    7. Would you rather have written The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, or Game of Thrones?
    The Chronicles of Narnia are the closest I can identify writing, whilst sharing an affinity for finding imaginary worlds at the back of wardrobes.

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    March 2, 2015
  45. absolutely loved this, I’m gonna have to check out your other would you rather posts, defiantly gave me something to think about.

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    March 17, 2015
  46. Beth #

    1) Can I be an obscure background character from Fifty Shades who isn’t involved with any of the messed-up sex shit? If not, Twilight.
    2) Forfeit all food but bread. I’d learn how to bake interesting breads though.
    3) Gatsby. The more I study this book, the more I detest Daisy.
    4) Never read again. If I couldn’t love reading or feel emotional connections to the characters, there’d be no point!
    5) Can I whisper the quotes quietly when I’m alone? Anyway, it would be really inconvenient to have my eyeballs in my stomach, so I’ll go for quoting.
    6) Depends on the cult…
    7) The Chronicles of Narnia (I’m afraid its the only one I’ve read.)

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    April 20, 2015

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