Awards/Tags is the tagline to store random posts that don’t really belong elsewhere. They may involve tags, awards, challenges, and other book blogging nonsense.
I Messed Up Tag
It’s been a while since I did a tag (mainly because I ran out)
Thanks for tagging me Jonas @ Other Things!
Apparently the premise of this tag is to evaluate things you did “wrong” or “messed up” with books.
A Character’s Appearance You Misread or Imagined Differently
Surprisingly, I want to say that I rarely misinterpret what characters look like because they’re faceless voids to me…if that makes sense. It’s only when characters are visually nuanced that I’ll really be able to grasp a good sense of what they look like but I’m more drawn to the story than the intricacies of their appearance (which, I guess, is an unpopular opinion I think as people would love discrete and “proper” inclusion of POC etc.).
A Character Name You’ve Been Pronouncing Incorrectly
I don’t even read Throne of Glass and I’m like CHAOL?! Phonetics is clearly not your best friend.
If this is seriously Cole, I will murder someone.
An Overused Trope That Is Your Guilty Pleasure
As a huge SF-F fan, I love “hero’s journey” stories where a normal person has to be the saviour. That’s not the trope I’m addicted to though. It’s the fact that once this hero defeats the baddie, everything returns to normal (re: all the underlings just convert to goodness because their big bad lord is gone). SO CONVENIENT.
A Cliched Character Type You Enjoy Viewing On Screen Than Reading About
The unpopular-turned-popular character trope is fun. Because it dominates so much of the television I watch. I’m so trash.
A Word/Phrase You Learned Because of Its Use In A Book
It’s the “catchy” one lines that I (and others on Twitter) poke fun of all the time. Example:
IMAGINE AND IT SHALL BE – The Crown’s Game
ANYONE CAN BETRAY ANYONE – Red Queen
Have You Ever Not Read or Completed a Required Reading Book For School
For those who are unaware, I fucking hated Holden Caulfield of Catcher in the Rye fame. I skimmed most of the book and grasp most of the themes through in-class discussions. Seriously, fuck this book and his phony bullshit.
Have You Ever (Or Wanted To) Skipped A Chapter From the POV of a Character You Weren’t Interested In
In Scott Westerfeld’s Zeroes, I didn’t really care for one of the POVs (for reference, it was back and forth between Crash and Mob — they were so boring to follow).
Have You Ever Cancelled Social Plans To Read A Book
For a book? No. For other reasons? Absolutely.
Ara @ The Bookish Agenda
Bill @ Kenyan Library
Britt @ Geronimo Reads
Caitlin @ Shelfie!
Cara @ Periods and Semicolons
Charlotte @ Crowded Bookshelf
Cherry @ Read Forevermore
Cristina @ My Tiny Obsessions
Dayle @ Pompoms and Sunshine
Deanna @ A Novel Glimpse
Geraldine @ Corralling Books
Isabella @ Gryffindor Books
Jacquie @ Rattle the Stars
Jasmine @ Jasmine Pearl Reads
Josie @ Josie’s Book Corner
Josie/Mikey @ Josie and Mikey Read
Kat @ The Impossible Girl
Kevin @ Bookevin
Kyleigh Randall @ Book Babe Reviews
Liam @ Liam’s Library
Lindsay @ A Piece of Paradis
Lisa @ Nefarious Reader
Louise @ Genie Reads
Monique @ That Wild Soul
Summer @ Xing Sings
…and you! (Tagging everyone is difficult)
I miss doing tags D; …