Book characters I would fight! – Inspired by Paperback Dreams

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Not much of a preamble for this: I saw this over on Paperback Dreams and thought it would be fun to do. Especially after I’ve been talking about being all girly

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I thought it was time for a transformation!

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I think you’re supposed to see a load of characters and decide whether you want to fight them- but I figured why not just take down a bunch of peeps I really don’t like. Let’s go for the traditional twelve rounds in the ring shall we…

Round 1

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Dolores Umbridge– she deserves a smackdown even more than Voldy- am I right?!

Round 2

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Joffrey Baratheon– there are a lot of villains worthy of being beaten up in Westeros- however I don’t think I could even manage to lay down the law with the likes of Cersei, let alone anyone else. Joffrey on the other hand is not only a total weasel, he’s also a bit of a wuss- I think I could take him

Round 3

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America– THE MOST ANNOYING CHARACTER EVER! Supposedly in the prime position to help save her country and marry a prince, this “charming” whinger spends three books deciding which bloke she prefers.

Round 4

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Jacob Black– Ok I put him on this list knowing full well I couldn’t win. I dunno, I could distract him with pictures of babies and maybe I’d have a chance… see why I’d want to fight this one now?

Round 5

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Humbert Humbert– speaking of perverts, this one would deserve it more than most. If I’d made it this far, I think my worry wouldn’t so much be his strength as that he’s a slippery snake and I’m not sure I could beat him there.

Round 6

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President Snow– I don’t think the odds are in my favour for this one- yet he seems keen on poison- maybe I could try that?

Round 7

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Lydia Gwilt– talking of poison instantly brought this villainess to mind. Her villainy stems more from cunning, so I reckon this fight would be more about outwitting her.

Round 8

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Tamlin– moving on to brute force, I don’t stand a chance of winning this, BUT Tamlin is officially the WORST example of an alpha male in fiction and I gotta give it my best shot. Now, I recently heard Maas saying this was intentional and he was designed to be a douchbag (although, while I can rest easy in the comfort I WAS RIGHT ALL ALONG, it does make some of the things Rhys does in book 1 more questionable). Regardless, I reckon I’d even have the author’s approval for this one.

Round 9

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Alec D’Urberville– on a similar note, this guy is a douchbag and deserves a beat down.

Round 10

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Alexander– ugh this two timing creep perving on the mc totally deserves a smack round the head- at the very least!

Round 11

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Father John– because blech!

Round 12

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Scarlett O’Hara– this might be the least popular choice I make, cos she’s technically a heroine. But after recently reading the book, I had to go with it. Granted she could probably kill me (and doubtless wouldn’t blink at it) but she’s a terrible person and she’d deserve it.

Phew, that was more exhausting than I expected! And I think I got my ass whooped a few times there. But it was worth it. Do you agree or disagree with any of my choices? Which characters would you chance if you got the chance? Let me know in the comments!

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Me In Book Characters Tag!

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Hello all! I’m sorry I’ve been away for a couple of days and for being absent a lot last week, I’ve just been really knackered getting back into the swing of things after the New Year and a bit run down. I set aside a couple of evenings to bloghop and everything, but I fell asleep early instead…

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Anyhoo, excuse the preamble. I’m trying to catch up with everything slowly but surely- bear with me! In the meantime, I’m gonna chillax with a super fun tag 😀

Thank you so much to super talented Arwa @One’s Peculiar and the ridiculously fun Rebecca @Life as a Sports Fangirl for this one!

The Rules:

  1. Thank the creators of the tag (Us! Ash & Lo @ windowsill books)
  2. Thank whoever tagged you!
  3. List 5 book characters who you are most like and explain why.
  4. Tag your friends!

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Peter Pan, Peter Pan– I ain’t never growing up guys.

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The Librarian, Discworld– okay I may say more than “ook” and “eek” but I do actually have a lot in common with my literary counterpart- let’s face it, I go bananas over books for one thing.

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Luna Lovegood, Harry Potter– not only is she a Ravenclaw (#housepride) she’s also about as wacky and eccentric as it gets- which I really relate to. To quote Kaiser Wilhelm II “You English are mad, mad, mad as March hares”- which brings me onto….

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Alice, Alice in Wonderland– this list is getting “curiouser and curiouser”- I’ve always really identified with Alice, cos she’s so imaginative and, let’s be honest, a bit of an insufferable know it all. Hey- no one said I should only advertise my good traits, speaking of which the next character on this list is…

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Smaug, The Hobbit– Smaug is my spirit animal. Let’s just say I can be a little hot-headed 😉

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And that’s that! I tag: Nel, Beth, A Book Calls, Melanie, Lucinda, Kat, Dragons & Zombies, Dani, Zezee, Emily, Katie @Never Not Reading, Anna, Cynic on WingsSamantha@Modern Witch’s Bookshelf and anyone else that wants to do it.

So which characters do you most identify with? Let me know in the comments!

Characters of the Year Book Tag

Because I refuse to let 2017 go apparently…

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Thanks so much to Modern Witch’s Bookshelf for tagging me to do this one- she writes super fun content, so be sure to check her out!

  1. Favourite Male Character of the Year 

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Just one? Argh this is so hard!! I think I’m gonna have to go with the indomitable Kaz Brekker (I just wanted to use the word indomitable)

  1. Favourite Female Character of the Year

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Vasilisa- I got into a whole conversation with my sister about why she’s such a great female character- she’s selfless without being a pushover, she’s enchanting yet not in a cheesy way, and she’s mentally tough as old boots. While she has some of the idealised nature of a fairy tale character, she also manages to be perfectly realistic, which is quite a feat!

  1. Most Relatable Character of the Year

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Hmm I’m not sure that I read any characters this year that stood out as especially relatable, but I did find Furiously Happy relatable in general. Since this is non-fiction, I guess that means I find the author relatable? Although not the taxidermy- that shit creeps me out.

  1. Couple of the Year

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Lena and Kostos from The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants– yes I read the whole series this year- I regret nothing.

  1. Villain of the Year

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LOOK AWAY EVERYONE THAT HASN’T READ THIS- but yeah, Adelina made a great villain. And she also (*massive spoiler*) had a great redemption arc.

  1. Most Disliked Character of the Year

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I HATED Beatrice from Wideacre *so much*. I’m not sure whether she was supposed to be the most detestable character ever written, yet that’s what she is. Hands down.

  1. Royal of the Year

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Prince Jorg! Hands down!

  1. Sidekick / Non Main Character of the Year

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Nighteyes- easily.

  1. Sibling of the Year

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This is easy in terms of knowing which book has the best siblings- but hard given that all of them are so good!! I’m gonna go with Ethan though I could say any of the Glass brothers!

  1. Free Choice Award: create your own award! The Oh-My-Goodness-This-Character-Needs-A-Hug Award

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Yes, I made that awfully specific on purpose, just so I could pick Seph from Wizard Heir- because oh my goodness he needs a hug.

For once I’m not tagging anyone specific, because I know how long it takes to get to these and it’s already 2018, so I tag anyone and everyone that wants to do this! Feel free!!

What was your favourite character of the year? Let me know in the comments!

 

The Character Dating Profile Tag

So since I have absolutely no free time right now and I’m desperately trying to do a million things at once… I thought now would be a great time to make up my own tag… Cos, you know, I’m like that…

Yay procrastination!

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This tag is fairly simple- I have seen a few character tags around in the past, but wasn’t quite feeling them, so I thought I’d make my own compiled of some dating profile questions! Plus, for all you non-writers out there, this can totally be used for book characters as well!

Let’s get on with it shall we?

Rules:

  1. Link back to the creator The Orangutan Librarian
  2. Answer as your/a character
  3. Have fun!

❤️ Name ❤️

Jules Dorrien

(He is such a liar!)

❤️ Age ❤️

20

❤️ Interested in ❤️

Both, either, any

❤️ Looks ❤️

Blond, blue eyes, bit of a rock star.

(Okay he’s not lying. Though he omitted he’s got quite a few tats he covers up… for good reason)

❤️ Religious views ❤️

Religious views? What’s that? Oh you mean thoughts on gods- I’m very interested. Very.

❤️ Greatest ambition ❤️

You don’t want to know

(That’s true)

❤️ Favourite Hobby ❤️

Smoking

❤️ Three BEST Skills ❤️

*Shrugs*

(Yeah- he’s not gonna answer that one- so I’ll answer for him: the art of persuasion, being super shady and he’s pretty handy with a knife)

❤️ Ideal Partner ❤️

*Shrugs again*

(Even I don’t know that! I’d say he’s flexible- especially on morals)

❤️ Perfect Date ❤️

 Getting really drunk

Phew- I thought I’d stop there, cos I may have made a mistake picking this character- he was feeling pretty uncommunicative! I tag:

Hey Ashers

Eve Messenger

Claire @ Art & Soul

Sarina Langer

Sarah Doughty

Jill

Kat

J J Azar

Daley Downing

Marie

Roseread

And anyone else that wants to do this!

Rip It Or Ship It

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Hi all! Thank you so much to the amazing Analee @ Book Snacks for tagging me to do this way back in February! I am super excited to do it!

Alrighty then- basically for anyone that doesn’t know, this tag works by getting loads of characters names on slips of paper, picking two at random and deciding whether you RIP them or SHIP them!

(Disclaimer: there will be lots of Game of Thrones characters in here- cos I’ve been rewatching it lately in preparation for the new series started on 24th of April!!)

Draco Malfoy + Mr Knightley 💔

Oh dear- we’re not off to a good start!

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Rip it!

Daenerys Targaryen + Madam McGonagall 💔

Both strong women- but somehow I can’t see them together at all!

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Rip it!

Darkling + Lord Henry ❤

Yes to this one! Lord Henry is basically just the literary version of Oscar Wilde and is wickedly wonderful. I’d imagine he’d be wonderful with the Darkling.

Ship it!

Cersei Lannister + Ramsay Snow ❤

Two absolutely awful characters- they deserve each other!

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Ship it!

Mark Watney + Elizabeth Bennet ❤

Yes to this one too!! Both are sharp and witty- they’d be great together. Who cares if they’re not from the same century?

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Ship it!

Rhaegar Targaryen + Bellatrix Lestrange 💔

Oh dear- Rhaegar cannot catch a break- he definitely doesn’t deserve to be with this witch- I mean look at her:

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Rip it!

Aemon Targaryen + Harry Potter 💔

Well- this is a wonderfully weird image

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Rip it!

Jon Snow + Dumbledore 💔

Again- this is super weird! No, just no.
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Although in this instance, Dumbledore doesn’t seem nearly as unhappy about it as Jon.

Rip it!

Walder Frey + Celaena Sardothien 💔

This wouldn’t work at all! But at least Walder Frey would die a horrible death cos Celaena would kill him for sure!

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Rip it!

Baz + Lupin ❤

I’ve always secretly thought Lupin was gay and didn’t buy him with Tonks at all (random I know)- so I totally see this.

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Ship it!

Hermione Granger + Aragorn 💔

I’m sure people will disagree with me on this one, but I just don’t see this at all

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Rip it!

Will Herondale + Smaug 💔

Haha this is wonderful- but so wrong on so many levels

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Rip it!

Dorian Gray + Clary Fray ❤

Sure why not? (Okay Dorian Gray is a vain murderer- but I’m not feeling like such a huge fan of Clary these days).

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Ship it!

Tessa + Maven ❤

I don’t even know why I ship this one but I do! (Maybe it’s cos I like Maven in a weird way and cos Tessa’s strong enough to handle him. Or maybe it’s cos so many of these were so awful that in contrast this seems like a good idea)

Ship it!

Tyrion Lannister + Lolita 💔

Oh dear- here’s another one that can’t catch a break- poor Tyrion! And poor Lolita!

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Rip it!

Adelina + Sirius ❤

Not exactly the luck of the draw for Sirius either, but I can see this more than others in this selection. And who knows- maybe they’d do each other good (and maybe Sirius would do Adelina some good and distract her from her power hungry rampage- who knows?)

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Sirius doesn’t look so sure though

Ship it!

Bella Swan + Mr Darcy 💔

Nope- no way! Bella *does not* deserve Mr Darcy!

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Rip it!

America + Jem Carstairs 💔

And America does not deserve Jem either! He’s too good for her!

Rip it!

Jacob Black + Emma Woodhouse 💔

Ugh- this is only getting more and more horrible. Emma is way to good for this mopey adolescent werewolf.

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Rip it!

Captain Thorne + Edward Cullen 💔

Haha no way- Captain Thorne is way too good to be wasted on a sparkly vampire.

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Rip it!

Cress + Voldemort 💔

This would just be terrible! I couldn’t have picked a worse person for such a sweet character.

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Then again- look at that winning smile…

Rip it!

Levana + Stannis Baratheon ❤

I hate both these characters- so I totally approve of this! Plus Levana reminds me of the Red Woman. They deserve each other.

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Ship it!

The Hound + Renesmee 💔

Absolutely not! What? It’s not my fault a baby was in the draw- Stephenie Meyer made her a love interest in Breaking Dawn– it was totally legitimate for me to put her in here. But yeah, the thought of her with the Hound is disgusting.

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Rip it!

That was so awesome (and a little bit horrifying!) Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!

I tag:

The Petite Book Blogger

Brontes Page Turners

Wretched and Divine

Being a Book Nerd

Greenish Bookshelf

#lovebooks

This Book That Book

Words and Lyrics

Keira

Embuhlee

Codie

Zezee

Mud and Stars

Kirsty’s Book Reviews

And everyone else!!