The I Messed Up Book Tag was originally created by IsthatChami on Youtube and I found it on the blog Book Beach Bunny! I thought these questions were really original and it was surprisingly challenging to come up with some of my answers!
A character appearance you imagined differently?
Ah pretty much every single character! I am someone who does not pay too much attention to character descriptions so how I picture a character in my head it completely random. I have started to look at fanart if the book I am reading is popular and that helps me get an idea of what a character looks likes. I did this recently with the characters from Six of Crows and I found that to be very helpful!
A name you pronounced wrong?
Again, so many! This is another thing that I am trying to get better at and try to do some research to see how a name is pronounced if I am struggled. I definitely pronounced Hermione incorrectly, and I think it is safe to assume I am not alone in that! More recently, I had to look up how to say a lot of the names in both of Madeline Miller’s books! I am not well-versed in Greek Mythology so that was interesting to say the least.
Overused trope that’s a guilty pleasure?
Definitely the hate to love trope! I can not get enough of it! I recently read The Hating Game by Sally Thorne and absolutely adored it. I plan on reading Dating You/Hating You by Christina Lauren soon. If you have any book recommendations that have the hate to love trope please share them in the comments!
A cliched character you like better on screen than in a book?
I would have to say the bad boy with a heart of gold! When I read books with characters like that I tend to roll my eyes and find myself cringing. Weirdly, 10 Things I Hate About You is one of my favourite movies and I absolutely adore Heath Ledger’s character, Patrick, and he is the epitome of this trope!
A word or phrase you learned because of a book?
The first word that came to night was “fortnight.” It is a word that I had heard but never gave much thought to. Once I started reading fantasy novels the word appeared quite often and I finally looked up the meaning. It means two weeks, which I never would have figured out on my own!
Have you ever not read or completed required school reading?
This is something I never did! I read every book that I was assigned to read when I was in school, even if I was hating it. I am aging myself, but the internet wasn’t what it is today when I was in high school. This was the time of MySpace and sparknotes was a very new thing! I actually wrote a post taking about all of the books that I read as required reading.
Have you ever skipped a POV chapter?
I do not think I have ever completely skipped a POV but I have definitely skimmed certain perspectives that I wasn’t enjoying just so I could get to the POV of the character that I really loved! I probably ended up skimming about half of Games of Thrones…
Cancelled social plans to read?
I have never actually cancelled plans in order to read, but I have definitely not made plans because the thought of reading and soaking in the bathtub was much more appealing. There have also been times when my plans were cancelled and I was overjoyed because it meant I could stay home and read.