TGIF, everyone! I’ve recently been tagged for so many bookish tags and have been working on it.
Today, I want to do this ‘I Messed Up Book’ Tag that ItchusBookCorner tagged me a couple of days ago.
Thank you so much for tagging me, ItchusBookCorner! I really appreciate your thinking of me 🙂
If you haven’t already, please go visit her blog and show her your love!
A character appearance that you misread or imagined differently.
Can I tell you what you may find a staggering truth here? I basically IGNORE character appearances/settings. I tend to have my own specific idea or vision towards characters irrespective of the character descriptions and I stick to my own idea. The visual can be derived from someone I personally know, actors/actresses, or even pics from my online friends! (Yes, you guys, you can be a fictional character in the book I’m reading! Hehehe)
But from my recent read (and I’m actually still working on it), a character appearance that I imagined totally differently is Philip from The Pillars of the Earth.
According to what the book says, Philip is Welsh. He is also short in stature, with bright blue eyes and black hair, shaved as is typical for monks of the time. Later in life he becomes stout, and his hair turns gray.
Yet, I visualized Philip as being tall (not short, obviously) and having blond hair, definitely not bald. My imagination sometimes runs wild and my heart wouldn’t listen to whatever the book says, apparently.
A character name that you have been pronouncing wrong.
Basically, almost all the character names are really hard to pronounce or decipher for me lol
In particular, the names in Six of Crows… I didn’t even know how to pronounce them.
An overused trope that is your guilty pleasure.
A bad guy/person later turns out to be a really nice guy?
I basically try to find good things in others, fictional characters is obviously not an exception. I love this even if might be an overused, hackneyed trope.
A cliché character type that you like better on screen than reading about.
I have no idea on this one… (partly because I no longer watch movies much.) I’ll pass!
Have you ever not read or completed a required-reading book for school?
Never. I religiously read all the books that I was assigned when I was in school.
Actually, I was pretty good at writing book reports when I was in elementary school. During a month and two weeks long summer vacation, we would be assigned writing two book reports, one on a required-reading and the other on the book of your choice.
My book reports would always win a prize in the prefectural book report competitions. Yes, I’m boasting, but I was actually pretty good at it. hehe. *smirk*
Have you ever skipped (or wanted to) a chapter from the point of view of a character you weren’t interested in?
I usually don’t. But I must admit I sometimes want to skip pages where a character goes through some really, really humiliating or embarrassing situations. I tend to identify myself with the characters, so it can be pretty hard for me to read on such scenes.
Have you ever canceled social plans to read a book?
You want an honest answer??
A few times… but don’t get me wrong, I just POSTPONED them, NOT canceled them!
Since I’ve been tagging so many of my fellow bloggers, I am not tagging anyone today.
But if you are interested in doing this, go right ahead! Just link back to me or put the link to your post in the comment section so that I can read your answers!
That’s it for today.
Thank you so much for reading as always, I’ll see you in my next post!