thank you for the tag @plantpages! this really required some thinking but was a lot of fun!
A character’s appearance that you misread and imagined differently
I’m going to answer this one without really answering it… I love looking at fan art that explores different races and genders for characters. I think that so much of perception is based on self-perception, so we tend to imagine characters that look like us. I’ve loved seeing a brown Hermione or Disney princesses reimagined.
A character name that you’ve been pronouncing wrong
Probably a lot lol. I try to avoid saying character’s names at all costs but here are a few… Celaena Sardothien, Cassiopeia Marie Sullivan, Nasuada and Murtagh, Daenerys Targaryen, Chaol Westfall, Tobias Eaton, and more (lol).
An overused trope that is your guilty pleasure
Slow burn. I love a good hater turned lover or friendship to lover character arc, especially over an entire series. I just posted a picture about this, but some of my favorites off the top of my head are Hermione and Ron, Tessa and Will, and Annabeth and Percy.
A cliche character type that you like better onscreen than reading about
I like a haughty royal more on screen than in the book. At least on screen, you can enjoy the over-the-top visuals and strutting, but when I read about them it just pisses me off.
A word/phrase that you learnt because of its use in a book
Lol this is really tacky but I remember reading the “dam” scene in Percy Jackson when I was little and I thought that it was so funny that I used it quite a bit after I first read it. A play on words perfect for a budding pre-teen that wanted to prove she was a grownup.
Have you ever not read or completed a required reading book for school?
Not that I know of. I always made sure to keep on top of school reading before I did my personal reading. I liked that it pushed me to read things that I wouldn’t pick up on my own.
Have you ever skipped a chapter from the POV of a character you weren’t interested in?
I don’t think so? I remember I really hated Four’s POV in Allegiant because Veronica Roth wrote him like she wrote Tris… I felt like he was always acting like a 15 year old girl, but I got through it because I loved that series in spite of Four’s POV.
Have you ever canceled social plans to read?
ha probably. Catch my cancelling social plans literally all the time because I’m the most painful introvert you’ll ever meet. More like I was planning on cancelling my plans anyway so I decided to go ahead and read…
this was actually such a fun and thoughtful tag so I’m going to tag some other friends who I think will enjoy it :) happy reading! @thebookbud @therefugeofbooks @i-breathe-therefore-i-read @elysiumwords @libri-et-coffea and everyone else that may want to take a few minutes to do this fun tag!!