I was nominated (a loooong time ago) for this tag by Angela at Egg Reader. Seeing as I’m all about tags this year I thought I’d add one I’d been tagged for last year. This is the I Messed Up Book Tag, the name kind of speaks for itself, and if you like this tag, why not give it a go and say that I nominated you 🙂
So onto the questions:
A character appearance that you misread or imagined differently.
I’m really not sure. I don’t think this has ever really happened although sometimes it doesn’t sink in what a character looks like (when the book describes their appearance) so sometimes I get their hair wrong but that’s all.
A character name that you have been pronouncing wrong.
I never know if I’m pronouncing Norse names in books correctly and as for Welsh…as a non-Welsh speaker I just kind of go “blarlaraghla”…or similar on any Welsh words…sorry 😮 I also embarrassingly at the age of 12 read a book with the name Sheila in it and it took me too thirds of the way into the book before I called her Sheila instead of Shelly, lol!!
An overused trope that is your guilty pleasure.
The typical brooding bad boy who’s actually good, the anti-hero (usually good looking) kind if you know what I mean. It happens all the time, especially in films and even in some videogames and anime I like, but I can’t help but love it 😛 !
A cliché character type that you like better on screen than reading about.
Probably the above I just described (I know I’m weird!), I see it more than I read it so I enjoy it in films, shows and games but books feel more like real life and the bad boy trope isn’t one I’d enjoy in real life . In books it depends heavily on the story and the individual character, some I like but some not so much.
Have you ever not read or completed a required-reading book for school?
Nope. I always read books that needed to be read. I didn’t feel comfortable being someone who hadn’t read something!
Have you ever skipped (or wanted to) a chapter from the point of view of a character you weren’t interested in?
No. It’s sometimes boring to have the switch of character but I always think it adds to the story (or at least I hope it does) and I wouldn’t want to miss something in the plot so I’ll always read the less interesting character’s stories. Although I did wish there wasn’t so many chapters about the lodger in The Upstairs Room
Have you ever cancelled social plans to read a book?
No, but I often have time alone so social plans are a special occasion for me. And I’ve sometimes regretted going somewhere when I could have been at home reading.
So, I’ve definitely messed up with reading along the way 😛 How have you done? What would your answers be? Let me know by playing along with the tag (don’t forget to tag me if you do) or commenting below 🙂
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