Hi everyone! I wanted to do a fun bookish thing today and I remembered that Chelsea from romweasley tagged me to do this tag ages ago, so I decided to finally do it! Let’s just dive straight into it.
1. A Character Appearance That You Misread And Imagined Differently.
I honestly do this all the time. For some reason my brain forms it’s own image regarding a character’s looks based on their behaviour, and just completely glances over the whole description. For example, when I read ToG (I still regret doing that, tbh) I was convinced that Chaol was a cranky 50-year-old man.
2. A Character Name That You’ve Been Pronouncing Wrong.
A lot of them! This is, I think, mostly because of the fact that English isn’t my first language. I could *try* to pronounce certain words, but you just never know with the English language.
Something I often do is call the character by the first letter of their name. Like (and I regret using this example again) I always used to just call the MC of ToG C. It just makes it a lot easier.
3. An Overused Trope That Is Your Guilty Pleasure.
A nerdy character who loves to read. I don’t care if it’s the main character, side character or love interest, I’m total trash for it.
4. A Cliché Character Type That You Like Better On Screen Than Reading About.
The bad boy character. When I’m reading I always think ‘God, this person is such a dick. I don’t get why people like them.’, but when I’m watching a movie I can kind of see the appeal? I still don’t like it, but I like it more than in a book.
5. A Word/Phrase That You Learnt Because Of Its Use In A Book.
I’ve learned a lot of English words and phrases because of books, since English is not my first language. I think I learn a new word with every book I read.
6. Have You Ever Not Read Or Completed A Required Reading Book For School?
Eh, yes. We don’t really have required reading here, we just get a long list of books (mostly classics) and we have to pick about 6 books to read off of that list. One of the books that I picked was Jane Eyre, and I really didn’t enjoy it.
I liked it at first, but halfway through the book I just couldn’t stand it anymore. There were a lot of things I didn’t like, but the thing that bothered me most at that point was Mr. Rochester. I HATED him. At this point I had already read about 300 pages and I didn’t want that to go to waste, so I just watched the crashcourse videos on this book and put it on my list anyway.
Too many to name, Mr. Rochester. Too many.
7. Have you ever (or wanted to) skipped a chapter from the point of view of a character that you weren’t interested in?
I never entirely skipped chapters, but I did skim some. I skimmed the chapters from Four’s POV in Allegiant because I just didn’t care (if I had said this 3 years ago I would’ve gotten so much hate haha), and I skimmed Mather’s chapters in Ice Like Fire because I also didn’t care. The stuff Meira was doing was just a lot more interesting, and I wanted to get back to her story ASAP.
8. Have you ever cancelled social plans to read a book?
This might surprise you, but I haven’t. Granted, I don’t have a lot of social plans already, but it feels to rude to me to just cancel on someone to read. Something I could do the next day anyway. And yes, I am a total Hufflepuff, in case you were wondering.
That’s it! Before I sign off, I want to formally promise you that this will be the only time you’ll ever hear about ToG on my blog. You’re welcome.