I’ve been tagged by the lovely Melissa @ BookNerdMomo, so thanks a bunch! Please check out her blog if you haven’t already! ❤
Let’s see how many “mess-ups” I’ve got under my bookish belt!!
A character appearance that you misread or imagined differently
I had to think long and hard about this because for a moment I was thinking, I’ve never done that before BECAUSE I’M AWESOME. Turns out, I have. (I’m still awesome though 😉 )
Dimitri in Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. *face palm* For the longest time, I’ve imagined him with short dark brown hair, but apparently he has long brown hair that goes to his shoulders. I guess I forgot that little detail after marathoning that series at least five times. I kid you not.
A character name that you’ve been pronouncing wrong
SHAHRZAD FROM THE WRATH & THE DAWN BY RENEE AHDIEH!! I STILL DON’T KNOW HOW TO PRONOUNCE HER NAME AND I HAVE NO IDEA IF I’M SAYING HER NAME RIGHT!!! And while we’re at it, I didn’t know how to pronounce Chaol from the Throne of Glass series or Aphrodite from the Percy Jackson series until I found the pronunciation guide and someone told me. I’m very good at murdering names. 😂
I bless all the authors for their creative ways in explaining how to pronounce the name of their book characters. On another note, I actually love coming across different names as I read because who wants five million characters named Sloane or Ben for that matter?!
An overused trope that is your guilty pleasure
Psh. I don’t have any guilty pleasure tropes. Nope. Not at all. Hate ’em. Can’t stand ’em… Okay, I have too many…like way too many.
I love the classic road trip trope where the characters fall in love while on the road, the forbidden romance trope, the best friend’s brother/sister trope, the best friends with benefits to lovers trope, any sort of twist on the pretend relationship storyline where the two fall in love in the midst of pretending, the bad boy/player character and the sassy, sarcastic badass heroine (is that a trope?).
Shall I go on?
A cliché character that you like better on screen than reading about
One sentence: The book is always better.
(But I do have soft spots for the romantic male leads in Nicholas Sparks movies. You’re only going to hear that from me once.)
A word/phrase you learned because of its use in a book
Holy alien babies. 🙌
Katy Swartz. Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I seriously love that girl. ❤ Go read this series.
Have you ever not read or completed a required-reading book for school?
Nope. I make it a mission to finish every single book required. I actually love reading Shakespeare and classics as school gives me a reason to actually read them. I also don’t like not knowing what the teacher is talking about when I’m in class, so I like having the reading experience so I’m fully prepared. #girlscout
Have you ever skipped (or wanted to) a chapter from the point of view of a character you weren’t interested in?
God yes. All the time. I always end up reading it, but I definitely found myself skimming. The recent character was Tariq from The Wrath & The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh.
Have you ever cancelled social plans to read a book?
Um…probably. Do I remember? No. But I probably have and I’m totally going to do it in the future.
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- Any of you reading this right now! Just tag me and go for it!
If you’ve done this tag already, you don’t have to do it again 🙂
I’m embarrassingly behind tags right now, but I see you! I have not forgotten you!!! (I’m also behind in reviews but we aren’t mentioning that) I’ll get them done ASAP.
What are your guilty pleasure tropes?? Please tell me we share some of the same ones because that is all kinds of awesome! Who would rather have a night in with books and food or a night out? What names have you noticed that keep being repeated in books???