The Mean Girls Book Tag!

If you’re from Africa, why are you white? 
Oh my God, Karen, you can’t just ask people why they’re white.

Ahh, Mean Girls, such a fantastically wicked movie. This movie is just SO hilarious and semi-relatable on a lot of aspects and I will never get bored of watching it. Nope.

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Thank you Reg @ She Latitude for tagging me in this one! I’m super excited to do it. Basically, there are a set amount of questions all book related and I get to throw around some ideas to answer them! Hooray!


1) Which fictional character’s names did you get completely wrong?

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For this one I have to go with Celaena Sardothien. Why? Because my brain decided to pronounce it like so: Suh-lee-nah Sar-doe-thee-en. And that is just not how it’s pronounced. It’s not *too* different but I had to do some horrible mental gymnastics to alter how I pronounced it in my head.

2) Which character would you like to place in a fictional world from another book or series?

I would so dearly love to put Katniss Everdeen into The Selection. Can you even imagine how  hilarious that would be?!

Maxon: “Katniss, I love your dress and-”
Katniss: *slaps Maxon, shoots rebels, solves the series problems in five seconds flat*

*grabs popcorn*

3) Repetition. Repetition. Which book gave you déjà vu of another book whilst reading it?

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Ahh, I can’t lie. For this I have to choose Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. I really, really loved this book but I don’t think I’ve ever had my thoughts go on tangents so much during a book thinking: ooh, that was similar.

4) Which book gave you the complete opposite of girl power feels?

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The Selection. Dear America (the character), please get your act together and stop shaming the female gender, you flouncy, ditty, indecisive idiot. Yours sincerely, the world.

5) Name a character you felt like you wanted to cheer on whilst reading.

Okay, let’s make a list!

  • Katsa from Graceling
  • Mark Watney from The Martian
  • Inej from Six of Crows
  • Simon from Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda
  • Shahrzad from The Wrath and the Dawn
  • Hermione from Harry Potter
  • Arya from A Game of Thrones

6) How long do you typically spend at a book shop?

Five days? Har har – no seriously. Okay, an hour probably (if I’m alone and no-one’s hurrying me along). But if it’s a sizeable bookshop, then definitely longer than that!

7) Which character would have to get out a restraining order on you, if they were real?

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Ash from Iron King. He’s just far to unf for anyone’s good. adlkjflgjd.

8) Which overhyped book were you cautious about reading?

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The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh. And then I ended up putting it on my all time favourites shelf, of course.

9) We all love Regina George. Name a villain you just love to hate.

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THE DARKLING. Obviously. SO many mixed feelings about that boy – but whoah, I loved him so much. (Although if we were broadening our horizons here, my number one favourite villain is Loki because Tom Hiddleston).

10) Your favorite fictional parent.

Cersei Lannister. HA. I kid. *shudders*. My favourite fictional parent(s) would have to be either Marguerite’s from A Thousand Pieces of You, or Katya’s grandparents from Die For Me. Both are really supportive of the girls’ decisions and a solid presence in their lives. This is also really hard to think of something for.

11) Which book or series would you love to catch on?

Hm, if by catch on we mean, just become more popular, then I have two candidates for this one. Firstly, Otherselves by Nicole Luiken because, although I’ve only read half of the first book, it’s amazing! The concept is wicked. It’s all based around the idea that there are five worlds, each pertaining to a different element (with the except of one which is the ‘true’ world). And people can talk to their ‘otherselves’ in other worlds via mirrors – although not everyone has an otherself in each world, if any. Like, COME ON.

Secondly, I’d choose The Four Arts series by M. J. Scott (the first book being The Shattered Court). Although definitely ‘adult’ in its content, the plot seems as though it’s about to sky rocket into seriously awesome zone.

12) Describe your ideal character to read about!

Male or female. Strong personality. Loves family. Can fight with a sword. Either has a pet dragon or can turn into a dragon. Has a fast friendship with someone like no other. Out-going or not afraid to do a bit of serious acting to get out of trouble. Reads books. Eats healthily. Doesn’t have an aversion to exercise.

13) What do you do when a book gives you a bad case of ‘the feels’?

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Curl up in a ball whilst clutching the entire Harry Potter series closely to my soul. And then drink tea and eat chocolate whilst pondering over whether any book could possibly be as good as that ever again.

14) Which character’s one liners would you love to claim for your own?

This is a hard one. But then again there are totally a couple of options here. I can’t remember if these character actually have one liners, but they’re very smooth. So, Puck (from the Iron Fey), Jules (from Die For Me), Nikolai (from The Grisha Trilogy), and Jesper (from Six of Crows). You’ve got to admit they’re all fantastic.

15) Name a character’s decision that has made you roll your eyes.

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Everything that Mrs Bennet does from Pride & Prejudice. Calm down, woman.


 My tags:

Victoria @ Addlepates and Book Nerds

Shannon @ For the Love of Words

TT @ Intro to Blurb

Jen @ Combustible Reviews

Beth @ Betwixt The Pages


End Note

 ~~ Kirstie ~~

13 thoughts on “The Mean Girls Book Tag!

  1. Aye, thanks so much for the tag!! This is such a hilarious post.

    I do have a confession though… I have never actually watched Mean Girls *hides from all human contact*. Okay, OKAY I know that’s awful, but gah I’ve just never actually gotten round to doing it. Maybe this tag will inject some energy in me to go and watch it!! Nonetheless, it’s a fantastic looking tag for it’s bookish questions, and I’ll happily give this a go!

    Also, Jules’s one liners GIVE ME LIFE in Die For Me – I too will most likely plump for him, or Georgia. Although, I must admit I’m less disposed to liking Kate’s parents to an overwhelming level – IM STILL SUSPICIOUS. *shakes head violently* (but if they’re still not leaders of the numa by the end of the book, I may warm to them).

    *hurries off to read Until I Die*

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    1. OMG I HAVE THESE SUSPICIONS ABOUT HER PARENTS TOO. I’m just in some severe denial.

      I’m official giving you homework to watch Mean Girls, this is not good enough that you can’t quote it on demand. Tsk, tsk.

      Have fun!!

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      1. AS THE BOOK PROGRESSES, I’M SLOWLY CONVINCING MYSELF THAT IT IS VERY LIKELY. *cries eternally*

        I will 100% watch Mean Girls soon – I have been meaning to for a long, long, long time, and my friends keep barraging me to do sol.

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  2. Yes! I loved reading this Mean Girls tag! I totally had the same experience with Wrath and The Dawn, I thought I wasn’t going to like it but I ended up absolutely loving it! I was definitely cheering for Sharzrad and I can’t wait for the next book! I still have to read Six of Crows! It’s on my TBR!

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  3. I think you sold me a bit on The Shattered Court — I’ve never heard of it before this but the cover is so beautiful, and plot is a very important thing to me. 😛

    And I don’t know if anyone could ever NOT support Mark Watney. The whole Martian thing was just full of hope and everybody I knew pretty much desperately wanted him to survive. Have you watched the movie, and which did you think was better?

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    1. Yay! Hopefully you enjoy it 🙂

      Funny you should say that, I actually watched the movie last night. I’d been hanging out to watch it until I’d read it (and I only got the book in December). I thought the book was waaay better. The movie was still really good by itself but the humour didn’t come across as well because there was less dialogue, and there were several amazing lines that were cut out (I don’t think they’d’ve worked in movie format anyway). AND WHY THE EPILOGUE. Ugh. I was so annoyed about that, movies can’t just let stories finish. But aside from all of that, I did very much so enjoy the movie. The casting was on point – Matt Damon was excellent as Watney. Okay, rant over haha.

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      1. I actually liked the movie better than the book, but admittedly I skimmed a lot of the book parts because the scientific stuff just flew WAY past my head, so maybe the effect is lessened somehow. Matt Damon was definitely excellent as Watney, though! And I love Jessica Chastain. 😛

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