TAG: Burn, Rewrite, Reread

Hello, bookfriends!

It has been forever since I’ve been active here on the blog. Life has been pretty busy. I’m not making any promises that I’ll be back in full force at any time before the end of the school year (come on, June!), but I wanted to post a non-review for you.

I haven’t done a tag since January, so a tag is my obvious choice!

I was tagged in the “Burn, Rewrite, Reread” Tag by Nick @ The Paper Dragon and Michelle @ A Halfblood Fangirl. Thanks, guys!

The name of the game is Burn, Rewrite, Reread and it plays very similarly to Kiss, Marry, Kill (or other versions of the game that use an expletive instead of “kiss”).

THE RULES!:

  1. Randomly choose 3 books. (Use the ‘random’ option on your Goodreads read shelf. Thanks for that tip, it makes this so much easier)
  2. For each group, decide which book to burn, which one to rewrite, and which to reread. (A lot like Kiss, Marry, Kill.)
  3. Repeat until you completed three rounds

Round 1:

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This round is EASY-PEASY.

Burn:  A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. Even though I rated this higher than Heir of Fire, I thought ACOTAR was wildly inappropriate for the intended audience. I could rewrite this, but I would want to burn it first and then start completely anew.

RewriteHeir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas. I enjoyed the first two books in the series but I didn’t like this one. I wouldn’t have to completely start over to rewrite and make this one better. I’d take out some of the slower parts, add some details to the Manon sections so that I would be less confused, and tweak some other elements here and there. (Seriously, though. Every time I got back to a Manon section, I would confuse characters’ names with their witch clans. Which witch is which?)

RereadCinder by Marissa Meyer. I highly enjoyed Cinder the first time, so I’d definitely reread it.

Round 2:

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Another easy one.

BurnWill Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan. I gave this two stars. Even though I read it pretty much in one sitting, I did not enjoy it. I could easily throw it away forever.

Rewrite11/22/63 by Stephen King. The ending. I’d rewrite the ending. SIDE NOTE: If you’ve seen the Hulu show and want to read the book, you need to know that the book is extremely different from the show.

RereadThe Golden Compass by Philip Pullman. This is one of my favorite books from my childhood and I’d definitely read it again.

Round 3:

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This one’s a little harder, I guess.

BurnSay What You Will by Cammie McGovern. I rated this a 4/5 stars, but it’s my least favorite of the three. I guess it has to go.

RewriteWhat We Saw by Aaron Hartzler. I just finished this book and I loved it. However, there were a few scenes in this novel that I would absolutely rewrite. The main relationship had its insta-love moments and there was this creepy seen where she meets up with another character that was out of line. I’d find another way for the two to run into each other.

RereadReady Player One by Ernest Cline. As you know, I loved this book! In fact, I might reread it as soon as I’m done posting. I’ve been wanting to reread this book ever since I finished it the first time. I loved it this much:

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There you have it, folks. I hope you have an excellent day/night/weekend/week/month/whatever until you see me next. See ya later!

kacie

 

 

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The Alphabet Book Tag

Hello, everyone! I was recently tagged by Chloë of SSJTimeLord and Her Books to attempt to find a book on my bookshelf for every letter of the alphabet. Let’s see how I do!

The Rules: The only rule is that you need to own (or to have previously owned and read) each of the books on your list. Also, articles (a, an, the) do not count as letters. Ex: A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin would file under ‘D’ for Dragons rather than ‘A.’

MY BOOKISH ALPHABET

A: Armada by Ernest Cline

B: The Book of Bunny Suicides by Andy Riley

C: A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin

D: Dreamcatcher by Stephen King

E: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

F: From a Buick 8 by Stephen King

G: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

H: Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk

I: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

J: Just After Sunset by Stephen King

K: The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

L: Life Expectancy by Dean Koontz

M: The Martian by Andy Weir

N: Night by Elie Wiesel

O: October Sky by Homer Hickam

P: A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

Q: NONE

R: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

S: Slapstick by Kurt Vonnegut

T: The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien

U: Under the Dome by Stephen King

V: NONE

W: What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? by Peter Hedges

X: NONE

Y: NONE

Z: NONE

21/26 letters of the alphabet are accounted for! Not too shabby.

I am not tagging anyone in particular, but feel free to check out your bookshelves and play along!

See you soon and happy reading.

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TAG | The Truthwitch Book Tag

Hello everyone!

I just finished Truthwitch by Susan Dennard about an hour ago for a book club on Goodreads called The Story Squad. In honor of my finishing the book, I am completing the Truthwitch Book Tag, created by Danielle and Olivia over on BookTube. Check ’em out!

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#1. Ohrin Mountains (This is where our hero grew up): What is your favorite fictional land?

My favorite fictional land is still Ravka from Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo, even though I haven’t read books 2 and 3 OR Six of Crows even though I own ALL of them. Yep. I’m going to get right on that. I am studying the Russian language in my free time and I love learning about the Russian culture. It’s really neat to see how this culture impacts Ravka and the little ‘Easter Eggs’ I find because I know a little bit of Russian.

#2. Safiya and Iseult’s friendship: Who is your favorite dynamic duo?

I love the relationship between Jon Snow and his direwolf Ghost from A Song of Ice and Fire (the book series on which ‘Game of Thrones’ is based). Even though they are not together at all times during the series, that obviously have a very strong bond between them.

#3. Merik (The prince of Nubrevna): Which character is the ultimate hunk?

Now that I’ve finished Truthwitch, can I say Merik? Ha!

To move away from this particular book, I will have to stay true to my love of Chaol Westfall from Throne of Glass. Chaol better watch out, though, because Merik is taking over.

#4. Kullen (Merik’s best friend and Threadbrother): Who is your favorite sidekick?

Pantalaimon is Lyra’s daemon in the His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman. Pan is always there for Lyra and pushes his boundaries to help and protect her. As he is an actual part of Lyra’s being, he’s not necessarily a sidekick, but Lyra wouldn’t have been able to succeed without him.

#5. Aeduan (A mysterious blood witch): Who is your favorite mysterious of villainous character?

My favorite villain will always be Pennywise the Clown from It by Stephen King. He’s so creepy, taking the form of a clown for most of the novel, but also taking the form of whatever scares you most. He even has a sense of humor and interacts with each of the heroes in ways unheard of for a villain. He’s great.

#6. Aether (The magic of the spirit and the mind): Name a book that you can’t stop thinking about

This changes a lot, but I’m currently emotionally held up on Room by Emma Donoghue. It was one of my first reads of the year and has, so far, been the cause of the biggest emotional roller coaster of 2016. It’s creepy and twisted. It even makes me think about what I’d do in a similar situation. It’s excellent.

#7. Air (The magic of wind and storms): Name a book that you had low expectations for, but it blew you away

I didn’t expect much from Cinder by Marissa Meyer. In fact, the reason I picked it up from the library was because I saw it on everyone’s shelves when I started watching BookTube videos. I’m usually not a huge sci-fi fan, so I thought I’d be turned off to a book with a cyborg protagonist. I was wrong. I loved the book.

#8. Earth (The magic over plants, soil, metal and stone): What’s a book that you always go back to?

I always go back to Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut. I’ve lost count how many times I’ve read this novel. In fact, I’m due for another re-read!

#9. Fire (The power over flame and lightning): A book with hype that spread quickly

This is a tie between Truthwitch by Susan Dennard and Passenger by Alexandra Bracken. The hype has been EVERYWHERE.

#10. Void (A mythical power linked to death and shadow): Recommend a scary/mysterious read 

Raise your hand if you think I’m going to recommend a Stephen King novel!

I’m going with It, The Shining, Dreamcatcher, and Under the Dome to name a few of my favorite freaky reads of Stephen King.

#11. Water (The power with rivers, rides, rain and ice): Name a book that flowed nicely

Life Expectancy by Dean Koontz has an excellent flow to it. I can pick it up and read it in one sitting, even if it takes me twelve hours to do so. It’s fast paced and time flies by as you read it, largely due to the way it flows.

#12. Threadsisters/Threadbrothers: Tag your friends!

I hereby tag anyone and everyone who wants to do this tag. If you have read Truthwitch by Susan Dennard already, please do this tag and try not to answer the questions with its characters!

If you haven’t read Truthwitch yet and you’re wondering if you’ll like it, I’ll have a review coming to you this weekend.


That’s all from me tonight. So far, my school is not closed or delayed for tomorrow, which means bed at a reasonable hour. Yay adulting.

I’ll see you soon!

kacie

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Tag | New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year!

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I hope 2016 has started off fantastically for you and yours wherever you are!

I tend to avoid making resolutions. They’re very cliche, but they still hurt when you fail them. I have a general plan to do what I need to do regardless of the time of year.

What I like about the tag that I completing for you today is that it takes those tired resolution tropes and turns them into categories to choose books! Hooray! I can get down with this type of resolution.

(FYI: This post is not meant to offend any readers who like or make resolutions for themselves. These are merely my opinions.)

I was tagged by one of the creators of the tag, Emily of Embuhlee liest. You can find the original tag post BY CLICKING ON THIS MAGICAL CHUNK OF CAPITALIZED TEXT.

Get in shape – name a book that doesn’t quite fit on your shelf correctly

The World of Ice and Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin, Elio M. Garcia Jr., and Linda Antonsson – This book is not massive in the same way as the other books in A Song of Ice and Fire. Instead of being extremely thick, this book is extremely tall. It is on my shelf with my other books in this series, but it is on its side, spine facing upwards so that it will fit.

Eat healthy – name a book you feel was good for you to read

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut – I know I talk about this book a lot, but it is my favorite book of all time. It’s the first book that made me really think about something real and the implications of things that really affect people.

Read more – name a book you keep telling yourself to read but haven’t yet

There are so many books on my shelf that I keep telling myself to read, but I haven’t been in the mood. One of them is A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin. I read half of the book a couple of years ago, but was suddenly busy with school. I think I haven’t picked it up since because I have no idea when the next book is coming out. I’m not all that pressured because of this.

I also need to read Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff and Doctor Sleep by Stephen King.

Quit smoking – name a book you kept going back to even though you had finished it

I don’t mean to be repetitive, but I’ve read Slaughterhouse-Five at least ten times.

Save more money – name a book you got for a really good price

I got Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo for three dollars. I liked it so much that I recently purchased the rest of the trilogy on amazon for about ten dollars each.

Be more organized – how do you organize your bookshelf?

My bookshelf is very small and is overflowing. I really need a new one and might be purchasing one in the near future. I organized it by color once, but the shelves were too hard to maintain. Right now, it is in library-perfect alphabetical order.

Be punctual – shortest time and longest time it took you to read a book

I can read a lengthy novella easily in one sitting in an hour or two (depending on the novella). I think Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption in about two hours. It took me nearly a year to read A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin. I found it to be the driest of the series and I was also very busy in college.

Go out more – what book made you isolate yourself from the outside world?

Pretty much any book that I’m enjoying will cause this. More specifically, if I have a personal connection to the story, I’ll need more time to myself. For example, I read The Fault in Our Stars by John Green in about seven hours and needed the rest of the day to recuperate. When I was eight, my best friend died of a brain tumor, so this story really hit close to home.

Be unique – what was your favorite book of 2015?

My favorite book of 2015 was Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. I’m already planning on re-reading it soon!

Be more personal – what book are you waiting for most this year?

I haven’t done a lot of research about upcoming book releases, but I guess I am excited for This is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp. I’m also excited for the final book in Stephen Kings’ Bill Hodges Trilogy as well as the next installment of A Song of Ice and Fire.

Really, resolutions? – what book do you promise to read next year?

I really need to read A Dance with Dragons. The new season of Game of Thrones is only a few months away and the rumor is that the next book will be out shortly, but who knows? All I know is that I need to finish it.

Well, folks. Let’s see if I actually read A Dance with Dragons this year. Cross your fingers for me.

Time to get back to reading my first read of 2016! See you soon and happy reading!

kacie

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2015 End of the Year Survey

Hey, bookworms!

It’s the end of the year, so it’s time for an 2015 year end themed post!

Every year, Jamie from The Perpetual Page-Turner hosts a survey for readers to complete about their reading activities for the year. I’ve seen this one a few blogs the past few days and thought this was an excellent format for an end of year post. Here we go!

Reading Stats

Number Of Books You Read: 53
Number of Re-Reads: 15! (7 of these are from my Harry Potter re-read!)
Genre You Read The Most From: Young Adult

 Best In Books

  1. Best Book You Read In 2015?
    Ready Player One by Ernest Cline – hands down, without a doubt, my favorite read of the year.
  2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
    Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas – I was sooo excited for this one coming off of Crown of Midnight but was very disappointed.
  3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?
    Cinder by Marissa Meyer – I did not think I would be down for a cyborg retelling of Cinderella, but I’m glad I picked this one up.
  4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?
    Ready Player One by Ernest Cline – I told everyone and their mothers to read this book and about half of them listened to me!
  5. Best series you started in 2015? Best Sequel of 2015? Best Series Ender of 2015?
    Series started: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas – I haven’t given up on this series yet. It’s still the most influential series of my reading year.
    Sequel: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas – I really enjoyed the first book, but I loved this one even more.
    Series ender: N/A (unless you count my re-reads of Harry Potter and His Dark Materials, but I’m not)
  6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2015?
    Ernest Cline – I also enjoyed Armada quite a bit and I enjoy his writing style.
  7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?
    Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon – I usually do not read YA Contemporary, but I received an ARC of this novel. I was pleasantly surprised by this one.
  8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?
    The Martian by Andy Weir – I read for hours on end.
  9. Book You Read In 2015 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?
    Ready Player One by Ernest Cline – Here it is again…but YES. Mom and I have already talked about re-reading it soon!
  10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2015?
    Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon – This cover is just plain gorgeous and the ARC paperback I have has a lovely texture as well.
  11. Most memorable character of 2015?
    Amy Dunne from Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. I felt so many emotions towards her and I’d never before reacted to a fictional character in such a way.
  12. Most beautifully written book read in 2015?
    Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli – Even though I wasn’t pleased with this book, I thought it had beautiful writing.
  13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2015?
    Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher – It’s pretty obvious why this one is thought-provoking.
  14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2015 to finally read?
    Cinder by Marissa Meyer – Why, oh why did I wait so long to start The Lunar Chronicles?
  15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2015?
    I don’t have an answer for this question. :/
  16. Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2015?
    Shortest: Oedipus Rex by Sophocles (54 pages)
    Longest: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling (870 pages)
  17. Book That Shocked You The Most
    Dark Places by Gillian Flynn – It was one surprising turn after another.
  18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)
    I don’t really “ship” characters, but my favorite romantic relationship I’ve read this year would be Celaena/Chaol.
  19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year
    I would have to say the relationships between the gamers (gunters) in Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.
  20. Favorite Book You Read in 2015 From An Author You’ve Read Previously
    Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King – I am a huge Stephen King fan.
  21. Best Book You Read In 2015That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:
    Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs – Mom read this book awhile ago and told me to read it, but I didn’t until I started watching BookTube videos.
  22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2015?
    Chaol Westfall – No shame.
  23. Best 2015 debut you read?
    Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
  24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?
    Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo – I loved the idea and the building of Ravka. I’m really excited to finish the trilogy and read Six of Crows.
  25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?
    The Martian by Andy Weir – I was seriously grinning the entire time.
  26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2015?
    Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern – I didn’t cry, but I was surprised at my emotional reaction.
  27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?
    From a Distant Star by Karen McQuestion – A YA contemporary, romance, sci-fi…not what I usually read, but I enjoyed it and haven’t heard much about it from others.
  28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?
    I actually didn’t read anything that crushed me or induced a major book hangover this year….well, at least not that is memorable.
  29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2015?
    Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher – As told by the cassette tapes of a person who has committed suicide.
  30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?
    Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn – Oh Amy, I wanted to throw the book out the window because of you.

 

Your Blogging/Bookish Life

  1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2015?
    I don’t have one. Since I’ve only begun in June, I think all the blogs I follow are new favorites!
  2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2015?
    You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day
  3. Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?
    The Reading Habits Book Tag
  4. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?
    I really need to attend a book convention/festival.
  5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2015?
    Starting the blog!
  6. Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year?
    Keeping active on the blog while in a reading slump.
  7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?
    My book review for Placid Girl by Brenna Erlich received the most views.
  8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?
    I can’t pick one…I’ll go with my reviews in general.
  9. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?
    BookTube and book blogging
  10. Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?
    I set a goal for 50 books via the Goodreads challenge. I read 53 books this year!

Looking Ahead

  1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2015 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2016?
    A Dance With Dragons by George R.R. Martin – I said about 6 months ago that I wanted to read this book by the end of the year, but didn’t make it.
  2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2016 (non-debut)?
    End of Watch by Stephen King – This is the third book in the Bill Hodges Trilogy (started by Mr. Mercedes).
  3. 2016 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?
    This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp
  4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2016?
    I HOPE THE NEXT BOOK IN THE “A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE” SERIES IS RELEASED THIS YEAR.
  5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2016?
    Follow through with any reading challenges and set for myself.
  6. A 2016 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:
    I haven’t read anything that hasn’t been released yet.

See you soon and happy reading!

kacie

 

 

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TAG | The Harry Potter Tag

Hello, and welcome to Tag Friday!

To get back into the swing of things, I am going to complete a tag about one of my favorite book series, Harry Potter! I wasn’t officially tagged for this, but I saw the post by the lovely Kira at fieittyreads. Thanks for tagging everyone because everyone includes me!

#1 – Favorite book?

My favorite book has always been The Chamber of Secrets. It was the first book that was really able to transport me into the book as if I were experiencing everything along with the characters. I was very impressed with the diary scene and was unable to predict the outcome of this one. Sure, I was nine or ten years old, but still. It’s one of my best book memories!

#2 – Favorite film?

I’m going to have to go with the first film. I was so excited when I found out my favorite books were being turned into movies. I went with my mother and sister to see the first film the weekend of its release in the US. It started a tradition. Every year that a new Harry Potter film was being released, the three of us went to see it in theaters together.

#3 – Least favorite book?

The Goblet of Fire. While I liked getting a sneak peak into the wizarding world as a whole instead of just Hogwarts, I didn’t like the teen angst that started to happen in this one. I wanted to smack Ron for how he was acting and how Harry was handling it. This one took the longest for me to read. I still like it, but it’s ranked at the bottom.

#4 – Parts of the books/movies that make you cry?

I’ll admit that I teared up at the end of Half-Blood Prince when a beloved character dies. If you read the book, you know what I’m talking about.

#5 – Favorite character?

Remus Lupin! I’ve always loved Lupin’s character, as a teacher, a mentor, a member of the Order. He had so much depth, especially later in the series.

#6 – What would your patronus be?

According to a Buzzfeed quiz, it would be an otter. It makes sense. An otter is Hermione’s and we are both smart, caring, book lovers, right? I’m going with that.

#7 – If you could have the resurrection stone, invisibility cloak, or the elder wand, which one would you choose?

Invisibility cloak, hands down. It has so many uses and doesn’t have the negative effects of the other two. Also, I grew up with Harry who grew up having one, so I want it too!

#8 – What house would you be in?

Hufflepuff! Some people say that Hufflepuffs are the dumb ones that don’t fit in anywhere. I’ve been made fun of for being a Hufflepuff, but I like the message that came with it in Pottermore. We don’t fit in anywhere because we have all the best traits from each of the other houses. Hufflepuffs all the way!

#9 – If you could meet any member of the cast, who would it be?

Oh gosh, I don’t know. I would be happy to meet any of them and shake their hands.

#10 – Were you happy with the ending?

The ending of the story, yes. The epilogue, no.

#11 – How much does Harry Potter mean to you?

I’ve always loved reading. I taught myself how to read before I started school! Harry Potter was the book series that really got me into reading chapter books and multi-book series. It was the first book series that got me excited about reading. While waiting for the next books to come out, my friends and I bonded over theories as to what was going to happen next. Harry Potter was my entire childhood. He is most important.


Like Kira, I tag everyone! If Harry means anything to you, I want you to complete this tag!

Thanks for reading and I’ll see you soon!

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TAG | The Mean Girls Book Tag

It’s taaaaaaaaaaaaaag Friday!

Mean Girls Book Tag

I absolutely love this movie and was excited to be tagged by Aria! Check out her post by clicking HERE.

Let’s get it started.

#1: “It’s pronounced like ‘Cady.'” – Which fictional characters’ names did you get completely wrong?

I mispronounced more names from Harry Potter than I can count. I started reading the series when I was eight years old and was presented with names like Hermione and Seamus and Sirius. I didn’t know that Sirius was also a constellation or I would have pronounced it correctly. It wasn’t until the third movie came out in 2004 that I learned his name wasn’t just an odd spelling of Cyrus. I was fourteen and had been saying it wrong for 5 years. It blew my mind.

#2: “She doesn’t even go here!” – Pick a fictional character that you would like to place in another fictional character’s world.

I would place ‘A’ from Every Day and Another Day by David Levithan into the world of Harry Potter. A wakes up as a new person each day and I think it would be really cool to see how the magical folk handle it.

#3: “On Wednesdays, we wear pink.” – Repetition, repetition. Which book gave you deja vu of another book while reading it?

The Divergent series reminded me too much of The Hunger Games. People divided into groups that do specific jobs, love triangle, girl has to save the city/country, etc. The third book of each also was not satisfying for me. Oh well.

#4: “You all have got to stop calling each other sluts and whores. It just makes it okay for guys to call you sluts and whores.” – Which book gave you the complete opposite of girl power feels?

Honestly, I have a love/hate relationship with Celaena Sardothien. Yes, she’s a female that can hold her own, but she’s also perfect at everything and collects pretty dresses and likes to read and everyone loves her. I wish she more difficulty with learning new things or was just plain awful at something. She’s too perfect.

#5: “You go Glen Coco!” – Name a character you felt like you wanted to cheer on whilst reading.

Neville Longbottom during the final Harry Potter book. You know which scene I’m talking about. I gave a fist pump and cheered when I read it for the first time.

#6: “Get in loser, we’re going shopping!” – How long do you typically spend at a book shop?

I could spend hours every day at a book shop. I never have enough time to actually browse in a book shop. I’m usually out shopping with my family and have a limited number of minutes to peruse the shelves. I usually know exactly what I want there.

I also can spend a lot of time in a library. I love to browse the shelves and find a book that I may not have heard of before.

#7: “It’s not my fault you’re like in love with me or something!” – Which character would have to get out a restraining order on you if they were real?

No one, really.

#8: “I can’t help it that I’m popular.” – Which over-hyped book were you cautious about reading?

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. When I picked it up, the movie had just come out and everyone everywhere was talking about it. I was worried it was going to be a stereotypical mystery novel, but I ended up loving it.

#9: “She’s a life ruiner. She ruins people’s lives.” – We all love Regina George. Name a villain you just love to hate.

Delores Umbridge. Enough said.

#10: “I’m not like a regular mom. I’m a cool mom.” – Your favorite fictional parents

Arthur and Molly Weasley! They are so different, yet they are perfect for each other. They are also the perfect parental figures for Harry, being the complete opposite of his aunt and uncle.

#11: “That is so fetch!” – Which book or series would you love to catch on?

The His Dark Materials trilogy by Phillip Pullman. These books were excellent when I was fourteen and even better now that I’m in my twenties. There’s something for everyone.

#12: “How do I even begin to explain Regina George?” – Describe your ideal character to read about.

I like to read about characters that could be real. An every day kinda person.

#13: “I just have a lot of feelings.” – What do you do when a book gives you a bad case of “the feels”?

I reach out to my friends to see if anyone else has read the book so I can talk about it with someone! I need more reader friends!

#14: “Nice wig, Janice. What’s it made of?” “Your mom’s chest hair!” – Which character’s one-liners would you love to claim for your own?

Can I just choose the entire Weasley family? Okay, great. I choose the entire Weasley family.

#15: “Boo, you whore.” – Name a character’s decision that made you roll your eyes.

Tris from the Divergent series. My eyes got tired from incessant rolling.


This one was fun! Thanks again to Aria for tagging me!

I shall tag:

  • bookstackamber
  • Ashley, the socially awkward bookworm
  • Dani from It’s a Novelty
  • Any other fellow Mean Girls lovers out there!

Thanks for reading and as always, I’ll see you soon!

kacie

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