Happy Monday, Everyone!
I hope this Monday finds you all recharged and ready to take on the week. I was tagged by Darque Dreamer Reads for the “I Messed Up Book Tag.” Be sure to check out her lovely blog! If you like faerie tales, she’s you’re gal to follow!
The tag is comprised of seven questions and goes as follows:
A character appearance that you misread or imagined differently.
Honestly, I can’t think of a character at the moment that I imagined differently. I do find this happening a lot when books that are made into movies (i.e. Pieta from The Hunger Games). However, that’s one person’s idea of how the character should be.
A character name that you have been pronouncing wrong.
Ha, Feyre from The Court of Thorns and Roses series. I’m still not sure if I have it right. I pronounce it like “fairy,” but I’ve seen other people saying it differently. So, who really knows?
An overused trope that is your guilty pleasure.
I’d say “the plain Jane who gets her man” is probably my guilty pleasure. I’ve yet to get sick of these types of characters, as they are normally quality-driven and have more to them then characters who are known mainly by their looks.
A cliche character type that you like better on screen than reading about.
I’d have to say the mysterious cute boy. I think it works better on screen because movies allow characters to be more shallow and require little-to-no time for character building. While I still don’t necessarily like this type of character, it’s more tolerable here.
For books, these characters often don’t work for me because there isn’t enough to them. They are too one-dimensional, distinguished by that one fact that makes their character obscure.
Have you ever not read or completed a required-reading book for school?
This happened one time. It still haunts me to this day. I remember at the end of Summer break, in high school, I decided to switch to an AP Literature course. Over the Summer, these students were supposed to read Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. And I tried, I really did to get through that book. But, that short time frame wasn’t enough for me to trudge through this long, and dark (a.k.a. non-Summer) read.
Have you ever skipped (or wanted to) a chapter from the point of view of a character you weren’t interested in?
Oh yes, I’ve never retained the gall to do so though.
Have you ever canceled social plans to read a book?
Social…what? What are those? Kidding. From what I can remember, I haven’t canceled plans. However, I wasn’t necessarily sad if things didn’t always work out because then I had extra time to read or do other things.