Sunday, 3 July 2016

Life | Mean Girls Book Tag


I'm no stranger to doing tag posts, in fact their some of my favourite to read and write because I think they're really interesting ways of getting to know the people behind the blog. I found the Mean Girls Book tag from Aoife over at Pretty Purple Polka Dots and I just knew it was a tag that I had to do.. Quotes from Mean Girls and talking about books at the same time, where do I sign up?

1. It's Pronounced Like 'Cady' - Which fictional characters names did you get completely wrong?
So like every other British child, the first time I ever read Harry Potter I just could not work out how to pronounce her name at all. When I first read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory I had no idea how to say Violet Beauregarde. Also the Baudelaire children from A Series of Unfortunate Events caused me so many issues, until I saw the films and everything became clearer.

2. She Doesn't Even Go Here! - Pick a fictional character that you would like to place into another fictional character's world.
I've always wanted to drop any of the Brontë sisters or Jayne Austen's characters into the modern world. I've just always wanted to see how they'd fare, I think they'd hold up quite well if I'm being honest. Also, a little cliché but I always wanted more scenes when any of the wizarding world visited the muggle world, the confusion was my favourite.

3. On Wednesdays, We Wear Pink - Repetition, repetition. Which book gave you déja vu of another book while reading it?
I was about to say Dream A Little Dream by Giovanna Fletcher, no matter how much I loved that book. But it wasn't so much déja vu, more that I guessed the ending quite soon into the book. I don't think I've ever had déja vu with a book.

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?
Not the books per say but the frenzy surrounding the books. The whole Fifty Shades of Grey frenzy in no way represented girl power and us taking back our bodies. You were just reading soft porn on the bus.. If that's what you want to read fine, don't try and pretend it makes you a stronger woman.

5. You Go Glen Coco! - Name a character you felt like you wanted to cheer on whilst reading.
Well obviously Harry Potter, but also Clay in Thirteen Reasons Why; I was so desperate for him to find out why he'd been involved in it all!

6. Get In Loser, We're Going Shopping! - How long do you typically spend at a book shop?
I don't spend as long in them anymore now that I have my kindle. However when I'm in town and I have half an hour to waste before my bus I'll spend all my time in Waterstones amongst the books. I could happily still spend all day in a book shop actually.

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?
Definitely Billy Buskin, he just sounds so adorable, thoughtful and someone who I'd genuinely want to spend all my time with.

8. I Can't Help It That I'm Popular - Which over-hyped book were you cautious about reading?
It took me two years to read Fifty Shades of Grey and even then I only read them because I wanted to see what all the hysteria was about. I was really cautious about reading Daughter, and it turns out I kind of had a reason to be.

9. She's A Life Ruiner. She Ruins People's Lives - We all love Regina George. Name a villain you just love to hate.
I'm desperately trying think of someone other than Dolores Umbridge, but I just can't and I don't even need an explanation.

10. I'm Not Like A Regular Mom, I'm A Cool Mom - Your favourite fictional parents.
Totally unpopular opinion but Esme and Carlise Cullen were some of my favourite characters in the Twilight Series, I also loved Charlie Swan. He was so awkward and such a realistic father figure.

11. That Is So Fetch! - Which book or series would you love to catch on?
I really wish that Giovanna Fletcher's books would catch on more, she deserves so many more readers!

12. How Do I Even Begin To Explain Regina George? - Describe your ideal character to read about?
I don't have an ideal character, I love so many different characters!

13. I Just Have A Lot Of Feelings - What do you do when a book gives you a bad case of 'the feels'?
I have been known to throw a book across my room and scream, although I can't do that with my kindle now. I have also been known to just silently place my book down and walk away in tears.

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?
Hands down anything by Minerva McGonagall, that woman is a total babe. I mean; "Have a biscuit, Potter."

15. Boo, You Whore - Name a time a characters decision has made you roll your eyes.
By the third Bridget Jones book every calorie and weight note had me rolling my eyes. I'm a lot older now and it's not funny, just irritating and had me wondering how women have the time to do that.