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.
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?
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*
3) Repetition. Repetition. Which book gave you déjà vu of another book whilst reading it?
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?
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?
Ash from Iron King. He’s just far to unf for anyone’s good. adlkjflgjd.
8) Which overhyped book were you cautious about reading?
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.
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’?
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.
Everything that Mrs Bennet does from Pride & Prejudice. Calm down, woman.
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