Okay, phwew, now that we’ve got the inevitable Les Mis response out of the way…
Jillian the Bookish Butterfly tagged me in this a bazillion years ago, but since I started grad school I haven’t gotten around to it. So here I finally am! This tag has such fun and unique questions, I am looking forward answering them. 🙂
If your life was a book genre, what would it be?
I wish my life would be a fantasy, but if we’re being realistic it’s obviously a contemporary. I would hope my life would be a Rainbow Rowell book, not some stuffy depressing literary fiction.
What villain from a book do you most identify with?
I’m going to have to say Smaug from The Hobbit. Because I would also like to sleep all day, and if I could do so on a pile of gold that would be all right by me. Also, when I lose my most prized possessions I also get pretty upset.
What protagonist are you most similar to?
I really see a kindred spirit in Cath from Fangirl. She really reminds me of the college version of myself. I would love a short story or something to check in with her a few years later when maybe we would be a more similar age, and then we could be best friends forever. I also really identified with Georgie from Landline, so now you know why I want Rainbow Rowell to write the book of my life, lol.
What book did you connect with in the past that you no longer do?
So like, this isn’t really a thing for me. There are lots of books I used to be really into that as an adult I realize aren’t that great, but I still enjoy them for nostalgia’s sake. When you read a book it becomes a part of you, and you can’t just make that go away because you grew up. Even if it doesn’t connect with who you are now, the you of the past connected with it, so it made you the you you are today. Wow, that sentence made no sense…
What recent book read would you love to be a character in?
I would love to live in the world of My Lady Jane! I wish that I could turn into an animal at will! Also, I would really like to be friends with Jane. And Gifford, honestly. Plus, there’s no villains that are systematically killing the populous or starting wars, so it seems like it might be a pretty safe book to live in, lol.
How do your reading habits show off your personality?
Guys, in so many ways. I guess the most obvious one is my near refusal to dnf books. I’m a big time completionist, especially when playing video games. That definitely comes across in my reading habits.
What book taught you something about yourself?
I feel like all books teach you something about yourself, and that’s a big part of what makes them so AMAZING! But usually when you think about books teaching you something, you’re thinking of what they say about like, society, or the human experience, or whatever the message of the book is. So this question has been very challenging for me, to find a book that specifically taught me something about myself that I can specifically pin down.
Recently I read The Joy Luck Club. It was a beautiful book, but I felt very frustrated when I read from the daughters’ points-of-view, because they just had this view of their moms that was so frustratingly inaccurate. It made me realize that I probably view my own mom in a similar way. I love her, but I likely don’t understand her. At least, not the way she understands me.
Thanks again to Jillian for tagging me! I tag:
Have a great week everyone!