Myself in Five Characters Tag!

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So, Astra @A Stranger’s Guide to Novels tagged me for this really fun tag called Myself in Five Characters! It’s really easy, all you have to do is name five characters that represent you in some way. I love Astra’s answers and can generally just advise you to take a look at her blog, because she is awesome! But here we go with some non-real people I can see parts of myself in:

Passion/Obsession – Elena from Kindred Spirits

You all know how much I can fangirl about something I love and I think Elena is the same. Quietly being sort of “normal” during the day, but upon entering into her world, you will be met with enthusiasm of the strongest kind for her fandom. I may not be as huge of a Star Wars buff as she is, but I definitely feel the same way about all too many other books, shows and movies.

Control Freak – Clara Oswald from Doctor Who

It didn’t strictly state that only book characters are allowed and Clara is the DW companion that is most like me. Kind of bossy and stubborn as hell and generally liking it when she has control over things, because otherwise everything is stressful like crazy and I totally get that. Although I could definitely do with a dose of her cocky confidence as well sometimes!

Responsible – Alec Lightwood from TMI

Much like Alec, I am probably the first one to voice my reservations should anyone ever have any kind of stupid or dangerous idea. It’s quite the issue to be honest, but I feel responsible for everything and everyone, even though I am definitely not. But acting more grown up than I am has worked quite alright for me so far.

Adventuring abroad – Anna from Anna and the French Kiss

When I was 15, I spent a semester at a High School in the US. And then when I was 16-17, I went to work in France for a couple months. It was all a very exciting and not always oh-so-great adventure, but I wouldn’t want to have missed it for the world. So, that is part of the reason why I love Anna’s POV so much, everything in that book reminds me of when I was abroad too.

Loving the Ocean – Khalen from The Siren

I am madly and utterly in love with the idea of the ocean. It’s vastness and how we can never be sure to have seen it all. The colours and species. The smell! Spending the day at some windy, low-key beach is just heaven for me. However, the reality can be different and I know that, but somehow I still love it either way.


 

Okay, so this was way more difficult than I thought. Assessing myself is never easy, but now I want to see some of my friends try, therefore I TAG:

Who are some characters you see yourself in?

The Book Love Tag

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We are getting closer and closer to Valentine’s Day, so I thought it was about time that I did the Book Love Tag that Anette @Anette Reads created and tagged me for! It has some tough questions in there, but I am excited to spread some bookish love!

Your favorite book couple.

I have an undying love for MALEC and even though I don’t need to write it in capital letters all the time, I do. Because I am just that excited whenever I think about them! Yet the thing is, I am not sure they are my OTP … I have so many OTPs, but because they are currently on my mind, Alec and Magnus from the Mortal Instruments are the answer for this one.

Your top 3 book boy/girlfriends.

Hmm … another tough one … those are the most recent additions to my bookish harem I guess.

  • Darrow (Red Rising) – If I still need to explain this, I have not done my fangirling right.
  • Mark Watney (The Martian) – He is one of my all time favourite characters. Maybe a tad too old right now, but whatever.
  • Wil (The Shannara Chronicles) – I still need to read the book, but from his TV show version I’d say I’ll like him … a lot.

Imagine your favorite book couple. Who would propose, and how? (If there’s already been a proposal: who would be more into organizing the wedding?)

But … if I tell you here if they get married or not then that will be a Spoiler … or does everyone already know? Either way, if it were about the organizing, Magnus would so be in charge! He throws the best parties already, so he’d surely do a great job with his own wedding.

Unpopular opinions time! Name a popular pairing you can’t stand.

FourTris? I don’t even know …  I really liked them in the beginning but by the time Allegiant rolled around, those two did not work for me anymore. Sorry?

What’s your favorite and least favorite romance trope?

Favorite: Pretend relationships that turn into something real! I love, love, love that sort of stuff!

Least Favorite: Insta-love – just no! I want to see the “falling in love”-part, the development of feelings. THAT IS THE BEST BIT OF THE STORY!

Do you ship non-canon couples often? Name some if you do.

I can’t say Zach and Maggie from Saving Hope or Gabby and Severide from Chicago Fire, right? Barely anyone even knows who they are … and they’re not from a book.

Hmmm … Quentin and Eliot from the Magicians trilogy works though!!! Eliot was always into Q, I am sure of that … maybe if Q had been into men, he’d have had a much easier life. I doubt it, but who knows, right?

Your opinion on love triangles. Go!

I actually like them. If they are done poorly it’s a shame and if it’s more of a love hectagon, it’s silly too. But a well done love triangle, I can totally roll with that.

Favorite and least favorite love triangle?

Favorite: Tessa-Will-Jem! Always and forever those three. I swear I’ve never seen a love triangle handled better than in the Infernal Devices.

Least Favorite: Peeta-Katniss-Gale! This simply wasn’t a love triangle. In the book Gale never stood a chance. There was NO Team Gale!

Sometimes romance just isn’t the way to go. Favorite friendship?

Again, Jem and Will from the Infernal Devices have the best bromance. What am I saying? Their relationship transcends bromance. There is no mallice or envy between them, just unconditional and eternal love, respect and trust. They are some of the best characters out there.

What’s your favorite scene with your bookish OTP?

There are so many and my memory is the WORST when it comes to details. But here’s a little snippet from City of Heavenly Fire.

“Magnus raised his head and looked up and over at Alec; it was a look that made Clary flush and glance away. There was so much love in it, mixed with exasperation and pride and despair. It was an unguarded look, and it felt wrong to see it.”

Then there was this other scene where they portaled themselves to go to the opera in Vienna and since that’s where I live, I sort of cherished that moment, however short it was.

Imagine your favorite book couple again. Who’s most excited about Valentine’s Day (either ironically or genuinely)?

Alec ironically and Magnus genuinely or maybe Alec would genuinely be excited because it is with Magnus. He’s difficult to read on this sometimes.


 

Now, I Tag:

*Feel free to ignore the tag if you don’t want to do it!*