“This Is Your Story” – Book Tag!

This Is Your Story - Book Tag

I haven’t done a book tag in ages, but you know, what better time than this very December – since I decided to try and blog every single day of the month. So, thank you very much to the Orang-utan Librarian for delivering me content for my blog on a silver platter! Also, I love imagining myself in stories, so this is absolutely perfect.

The Rules

  • Link back to the creator @ReadBetwixtWords
  • Answer each question by using your favorite (or TBR) book covers, characters, and stories
  • Tag a friend or two
  • And have fun with it!

Questions

AUTHOR – WHO’S WRITING YOUR STORY?

With where my mind is at right now, I’d 100% love to see Olivie Blake take up that job. We’d all be complex and multi-dimensional characters with deep yet relatable conversations.

The Atlas Paradox by Olivie Blake book cover

WORLD – WHAT LITERARY WORLD IS YOUR STORY PART OF?

This is honestly so tough for me. I want it to be a world with magic, but there’s still SO many options and I’m not sure how high Fantasy I actually want to go. What about The Night Circus!? There’s magic for sure, the system isn’t entirely strict and logical though and it has all the whimsy!

ROMANCE – WHO WILL BE YOUR LOVE-INTEREST?

I’ve had many a bookish husband over the years. There was Dawsey from the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Max from the Book Thief, Mark Watney from The Martian … As of late, I tend to rather want to adopt characters though, it seems.
Well, that’s not the question/prompt though, is it? I want Benji Andor from The Dead Romantics! He basically looks like Lee Pace and works as a book editor. Dream job and dream guy anyone?

Lee Pace entering the room with one hand on the door frame looking tall and sexy while doing absolutely nothing.

APPEARANCE – WHAT WILL YOUR CHARACTER LOOK LIKE?

So far, I didn’t pick anything unhinged with my answers, but let’s go off-road for this one. I pick my own character, Viola, from my current Fantasy WIP, who is actually inspired by my very own Dungeons & Dragons character. With that skin color, I’d definitely stand out.

A girl with pointy ears, light blue skin, almost white hair with faint traces of pink in a lilac dress looking off into the distance, holding a book tight to her chest.
I once showed this to my aunt and she said, “oh, that looks like you!”

SIDEKICK – WHAT CHARACTER/CREATURE WOULD YOU HAVE BY YOUR SIDE?

I bet I’d be so annoyed by him after a very short while, but can I get my boy Sevro from the Red Rising saga by my side? He’s a maniac, but I adore him with all my heart. He’d be my bestie (and fierce protector) for sure.

I made this character aesthetic a while ago and I’ve used every chance since to include it in posts.

GOOD, EVIL, OR GRAY – WHERE DOES YOUR CHARACTER STAND?

I’d sure pretend I was a little Ms. Goodie-Two-Shoes, but it will be so much more interesting if that’s just an outward facade and there’s a really more of a gray-scale personality behind it. Actually, I’ve always loved the idea of the main character giving in to the proposal of the villain and burning down the world together. It would be something I’d love to read about.

DESIGNATION – WHAT WILL YOU BE? (HUMAN, FAIRY, PIRATE, PRINCESS, ETC..)

Since we’re not talking about D&D classifications (although my character is a wizard Air Genasi), I’d just go with elemental magic-y creature? I’ve always loved the idea of playing with the elements. I’ve even written a story back in school about “elementals” before Avatar: The Last Airbender became a thing.

OPPOSITION – WHO WILL BE YOUR NEMESIS?

Do I have to have one? Uhm … the ghosts of my past? Is that a cop-out? I was thinking kind of like Watch Over Me?

Watch Over Me

THE ENDING – HOW DOES YOUR STORY END? *SPOILER ALERT!*

I like a romantic, yet absolutely devastatingly tragic and emotional ending. I’m really thinking along the lines of Soulswift here. If you’ve read that book, you know exactly what I’m talking about!


I TAG THEE

If this seems like a fun idea to you, go wild and consider yourself tagged! I’d love to see Anoushka and Sophie give it a try, but please don’t feel obliged!


What did you think of my answers? Can you sort of maybe picture a story with those elements? Would you read it? Let’s talk!

15 thoughts on ““This Is Your Story” – Book Tag!

  1. Those are some fun answers. I might want to try this, though I’m not sure how I’d answer the romantic questions, considering I’m not very romantic at all. Also, Sevro is a great choice for a sidekick.
    And speaking of Sevro, the next book in the series will be out in July next year. I’m looking forward to seeing what happens next (though given how grimdark the series has gotten, I’m worried how depressing the next book will be).

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  2. AH I love this tag, such a fun one! I could have guessed the author ahah and the Night Circus world is such a good choice! I have to say, I very very much love Viola and that drawing is way too stunning. ❤

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  3. I love this tag, it is so fun!! I’m not surprised to see Olivie Blake’s writing here, one because it is you 🤭 and two because her writing is amazing!
    I’d love to go to the night circus, it was intensely delicate and I loved that!
    Yay, I love the idea of elemental magic too. I could never get bored of water!!
    Your aesthetic for Sevro has made me want to read the book ASAP 😍
    Thank you so much for the tag!! I’d love to do this one 🥰

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    • I’m currently on my third Olivie Blake book of the year (Alone with you in the Ether) and while it was the first time that I struggled a bit to get into the story, I’m in it now. She’s become a fave so quick.
      Also, I ADORED the Red Rising saga (or at least the initial trilogy). Would definitely recommend it 🙂
      If you end up doing the tag, I’ll be looking forward to your answers.

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  4. I love what you did here! (Especially the character appearance, very cool)
    And after your description of a “devastatingly tragic and emotional ending.” I had to steal Soulswift for my TBR.
    Great job and thanks so much for sharing!

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    • Thank you and also thanks for creating the tag! It was really fun to do 🙂
      Oh, you are VERY welcome to steal Soulswift for your TBR. I’ve been shouting about that book from the rooftops trying to get more people to read it. It’s criminally underrated.

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      • It was a fun one to make.
        And I checked it (Soulswift) out right after reading your post and it sounds fantastic.. I’m actually a little surprised I haven’t read it before.
        Besides, how could I not want to read something deemed ‘criminally underrated’?

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