I Messed Up Book Tag

book tag

I was tagged by the wonderful Stephanie over at Stephanie’s Novel Fiction. If you haven’t met Stephanie yet, you should. I’ve gotten to know her these past few weeks and she’s such a great person! She’s so smart too! She primarily blogs about books but she also gives us tidbits into her life as a teacher, wife and mother. Check her out and hit that follow button!

A character appearance that you misread or imagined differently:

Rose and Dmitri from the Vampire Academy. I mean come on, even her book cover art person looks more badass than who they casted. As soon as I saw the trailer, I knew I wouldn’t watch it. Rose was portrayed as really fierce, no nonsense character. And Dmitiri was the broody, hot mentor who was a bit older than Rose. It was all just a big no. (Book Rose left, movie Rose right)

A character name that you’ve been pronouncing wrong:

Reyes. I always said it like Rays but apparently it’s pronounced Ray-as. Feyre is another one. The author wrote pronunciations in the book but I still don’t know if I’m saying it right. And lastly, Curran. I don’t know if it’s Cur-ron or Cur-raan or something completely different. Oh! And then there’s Sicarius. That could be Si-car-ee-us or Si-care-ee-us. I could go on… haha

An overused trope that is your guilty pleasure:

I’d have to say it’s the woman who struggles through life in some form or fashion and thinks she doesn’t need a man to make her life better when in actuality the man is the reason her life is getting better and better (Looking at you Pamela Clare, Judith McNaught, etc etc) I’m a sucker for those types of romantic book dramas.

A cliché character type that you like better on screen than reading about:

I think I’d have to say the character that has all the wealth and social status and then gets thrown out for whatever reason only to come back later to stir things up and make things right. In the Bourbon Kings by J.R. Ward it was a guy and was still cliche. I definitely like watching it better than reading it (looking at you Revenge).

A word/phrase you learned because of its use in a book:

I’d have to go with phrases I read out of Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones.
“Mistakes were made. Others were blamed.” My old boss used to say that all the time. Not sure where he got it from but I definitely picked it up.
“Don’t judge me because I’m quiet. Nobody plans a murder out loud.” I laughed out loud when I read that one and decided to use it and lastly,
“Time to make today my bitch.” Quite uplifting to yourself when you’re having one of those blah waking days and need to boost yourself.

Have you ever not read or completed a required-reading book for school?

I want to say yes….. I can’t remember what book it was but I remember cutting corners of not reading the book by using Sparknotes. I don’t know if that’s still around now but Sparknotes was basically a website that analyzed each chapter of a book online. You could literally read a book that way without actually reading it. I used it a lot when writing papers to help boost my perspectives or contradict them.

Have you ever skipped (or wanted to) a chapter from the point of view of a character you weren’t interested in? 

Yes to both. Some authors can do multiple character POV seamlessly. Others, not so much. It usually happens when a book is predictable.

Have you ever canceled social plans to read a book?

HAHA! Guilty!! “My husband decided he wanted a date night” is my go to excuse. In my defense though, the book was ridiculously has-to-be-finished-today-no-matter-what type of books and my friends are completely understanding of my reading obsession.

Whew! This took me longer than I thought to finish! I really had to think about my answers. I just want to tag Patty and Lana for this one cause I don’t think they’ve done this tag yet and I want to know what they’d say. If anyone else would like to participate, feel free and link back to me so I can see your answers!


21 thoughts on “I Messed Up Book Tag

  1. Wow, those names sound like a pain, lol!! I would be pronouncing them all over the place!! I love Revenge and The Bourbon Kings, great example but yeah, it is a cliche done better on TV!! Love your answers 🙂 Sorry it took you 2 days!! ❤


      1. Bahaha!! That’s awesome!! I just really started doing like one audiobook a week when I’m in class so I can listen driving to work or doing work that really doesn’t require full focus. Otherwise, I don’t get to read that much. They aren’t my favorite but a good compromise. Although I will not listen to sucky narrators, lol. They ruin the entire book..ugh!


        1. Agreed! It’s hard for me because I imagine the voice a certain way and when I hear it not the way I imagined it, it really bothers me. I’ll listen to autobiographies on audiobook cause they’re usually narrated by the person that wrote it lol


          1. I just hate crappy voices for hours and hours, lol. It’s like nails on a chalkboard Haha! I’ve learned to listen to the sample 1st…I’m getting smart, lol.


  2. hehehe pronunciations are hard though- I never get them right!! hahaha that “don’t judge me” line went in such an unexpected direction!! Oh yes sparknotes was a lifesaver 😉 And that last answer- I can relate 😉


    1. Lol yes that’s Charley Davidson for you! You should add that series to your TBR for sure! There is more where that line came from. Glad I’m not the only one who admits to SparkNotes. Lifesaver indeed! I have a list of excuses I use. It’s so bad but books!!!


  3. Omg, I LOVED watching Revenge.. I was totally binging on it… in fact, if it’s on Netflix I may rewatch all of it … 😀
    Bourbon Kings- I actually recently read the second book and I loved it! 😀 It was so well written…

    And- I love all of those quotes… Stealing them for sure 😀


    1. Yes! Revenge was such a cool show! Victoria was pretty ruthless. She reminds me of the ABC version of Cercie.
      Man! I tried so hard to continue that second book and I couldn’t do it. Maybe I should have read them out of order like you did cause that first one was a serious bore.
      Hahaha yes! I just finished Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews and acquired a few more 😉


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