Hello all! Remember me? I feel like this tag is kind of appropriate, cos I’ll be discussing a lot of ways I messed up… Starting with how long it’s taken me to do this (seriously- do not look at the dates I was tagged!!) Thank you so much to the wonderful Mud and Stars Book Blog and Ravenclaw Book Club for tagging me!
The other way I messed up is not being online for FOUR WHOLE DAYS (which in internet land is a millennia)- but in fairness I can’t actually blame myself for this one, cos I’ve been suffering from migraines all week and even though I tried to get back on it a couple of times, that just made it worse, so it was lights out for the monkey brain…
Luckily I’m feeling a bit better today and *hopefully* it’ll continue to subside- just bear with me while I get back in the swing of things. Love you guys!
And while we’re on the subject, I owe you all a big thank you cos apparently this is a thing…
Random number I know- but I’m still celebrating every one of you so THANK YOU! I guess this is one way I haven’t messed up too badly, but, never fear, I’m human too (well metaphorically speaking) here’s all the bookish ways I’ve messed up in the past:
A character appearance that you misread or imagined differently.
I really didn’t imagine Sirius this way…
A character name that you’ve been pronouncing wrong.
Hermione- I pronounced it Herman until my mum corrected me. I didn’t really believe her until I saw the film. This is basically what I needed to see:
An overused trope that is your guilty pleasure.
The dark character with the mushy centre- I love when a character starts off as the villain but turns out to have a heart of gold!
A cliché character type that you like better on screen than reading about.
Hmm I’m gonna flip this around and say friends to lovers works better in books than it does on screen. I just never believe that they are suddenly romantically interested in someone they’ve been ignoring for half the movie (I’m looking at you Lizzy Mcguire Movie!!)
A word/phrase you learned because of its use in a book.
Haha try most words I’ve ever learnt- but I can’t think of any examples!
Have you ever not read or completed a required-reading book for school?
Oh yes- I did an English Lit degree- there’s no way I could have read everything- especially not when it included things like Virginia Woolf- which I hate and could never finish. Usually there was a choice of three books a week. I knew some super organised people that got through everything on the list. I on the other hand was never that good.
Have you ever skipped (or wanted to) a chapter from the point of view of a character you weren’t interested in?
I’ve wanted to… but I’ve never quite plucked up the courage!
Have you ever cancelled social plans to read a book?
Haha I’m gonna say yes- but only cos as an English Lit student it counted as work. Otherwise, no I couldn’t legitimately do that. However, I would avoid making plans in the first place if I was anticipating reading a really good book…
So what bookish ways have you messed up? Let me know in the comments!