Hello, guys! It’s been quite a while since the wonderful, one and only Mischenko@ReadRantRock&Roll nominated me for this fun tag. I’m so sorry for taking such a long time for doing this tag, Mischenko, but I’ve finally gotten around to it. Thank you so much for thinking of me when choosing who to tag ❤
I know most of you have already known Mischenko, but if you haven’t, you should definitely head over to her blog and check it out! Her blog is simply awesome – she’s such a versatile blogger and got great content that will most certainly capture your attention! 🙂
This tag is created by, once again, one and only, amazing blogger and an author, Jay@This-Is-My-Truth-Now. Jay and I met about 4 months ago and he’s been so nice and generous to me since then. Not only is he an amazing blogger, he is such an all-rounded and incredibly sweet person! You should definitely check him out!
All right, without further ado, let’s dive in!
- Create your own new post and call it “Tag: This-Is-My-Truth-Now” and be sure to include in your tags the words — without quotes — “ThisIsMyTruthNow Tag”
- Include these rules when you copy/paste to your own post.
- Be sure to thank the person that tagged you and include their responses at the bottom of your post, so someone can get to know them too. Tell everyone something interesting about the person who tagged you.
- Include a link to my original post mentioning this blog so we can see how many people choose to play along. Link to cut/paste is: ThisIsMyTruthNow
- Choose 12 bloggers to tag and include a link to their latest post, so others can check them out and meet new people.
- Answer all 12 questions in The Challenge Questions section, but replace the 12th question with your own new one around telling the truth or revealing something interesting about yourself — you can leave the existing if you can’t think of something.
- Be sure to copy/paste the “Truth or Dare” section at the end of this post. It’s important to the challenge — so you better carefully read it!
- If you’ve haven’t been tagged, but you want to play along, you can totally jump on in and post responses to the tag on your blog.
Answer the challenge questions as truthful as possible!
1. You’re on your way to a birthday dinner that your friends have thrown for you. When you arrive, your favorite author is having dinner by himself or herself and asks you to sit with them, before you even see your friends or they see you. You have two choices: (1) You can sit with the author but can’t tell your friends that you’ve abandoned them for three hours, or (2) Meet your friends and lose the only chance you’ll ever have to talk with the author. Pick one or the other — no exceptions or communication to your friends to tell them about the author — and explain why：
Okay, I’ll be super honest with you here – my gut-reaction would be, I would choose my friends any day UNLESS the author was Adam Silvera. As you guys already know, I am a hardcore Adam Silvera fangirl now. History is All You Left Me and They Both Die at the End completely enchanted me and had me in his clutches. I am bound and determined to buy every single book he writes in hardback format.
Going back to the question, for someone like me who is living in a place where running into an author is quite a rarity, this would be an opportunity of a lifetime which I would refuse to miss out on. My saying this might make me out to be a cold-hearted person, but at the end of the day, I could always meet up with my friends, but sitting down with my favorite author?? That wouldn’t be an everyday occasion. So… there’s that.
(But then again, those ‘friends’ were my online friends like you guys, that’d be totally a different story! I would definitely choose you guys!!)
2. You’ve got an opportunity to spend a few hours alone “in your bedroom” with a character from any book you’ve previously read. The character tells you that (s)he would like to lock the door and spend some alone time with you. What book and character is it, and do you decide to enter the room and lock the door, or tell them you aren’t interested?
I would most certainly enter the room and lock the door, but honestly, picking only one character is incredibly tough… But I would go for Joshua Templeton from The Hating Game. Why?? Because he seems to be invincible and unflinching at a glance, but in fact, he is incredibly devoted to Lucinda and he is such a good kisser (Awwwww ❤ )!!! Call me a nut, but yes, I’d definitely lock the door.
3. If you could turn any male character from one of your favorite books into a female character (or change a female into a male) in the book or book series, which one and why?
To be honest, I have never looked at the characters from my favorite books from such point of view and I believe their gender is the result of the author’s long and hard contemplation. As guilty as I am to be a spoilsport, I wouldn’t change a thing; I’d keep the way they are.
4. What blogger currently on your follower’s list (meaning they follow you too) do you admire the most and why?
This is my truly honest feeling and let me assure you there’s no favoritism whatsoever, but my admiration goes to the creator of this tag, Jay@This-Is-My-Truth-Now. He is the one who opened up my eyes and brought the joy of interacting with other bloggers in this blogging community and I honestly believe that’s why I am here now. Otherwise, I would have simply posted my book reviews and spent my time like a hermit or something. Seriously.
5. If you could change any one decision your favorite book character made, what would it be and why?
Lily from It Ends With Us and her decision to leave Ryle. That was one of the most gut-wrenching decisions that I have read in a book. You might think of me being naïve, I know, but I wanted to believe, desperately wanted to believe their baby would bring a change to Ryle. I wanted her to give him a second chance. To be perfectly honest, I thought Lily could have been more careful and mindful of Ryle‘s traits and tendencies. She could have easily fathomed how he would react so she could have been more discreet not to raise any suspicion. The blame didn’t have to solely fall on Ryle‘s shoulder. But then again, this is the naive part of me speaking; I haven’t witnessed or experienced any abusive conducts in my entire life and I was drilled into the idea that no one can be inherently evil since my childhood, so… yes. That’s where my idealistic idea comes from.
6. If you could pick 1 character from a book and 1 character from a TV show you watch (that is NOT based on a book) to be in a relationship together, who would you choose, and why?
My mind has gone totally blank. I can’t think up any. Let me off the hook on this one! (Seriously, Jay, how could you come up with such tough and creative questions??? I want to rent a half of your brain for the rest of my life.)
7. It’s your last day on Earth. As you are about to cross that final finish line, a mysterious shadow appears, giving you a choice: (1) You can go move forward to whatever comes next for you [based on your own spiritual or religious beliefs], or (2) you can become a character in a book series and exist permanently doing whatever that author chooses to do with you in the book. Which do you choose, and if it’s option 2, reveal the book and author.
I would go for Option 1 and let the fate take me to wherever I’m supposed to be. But if I were to opt for Option 2, I would be Autumn in Kasie West, “By Your Side” because I get to spend 3 days in a library with a good-looking guy! (hahahaha)
8. If you could steal a pet from someone in any book you’ve read but had to replace it with a friend’s pet (meaning they wouldn’t ever see their pet again), would you do it? If so, explain the who and why.
No. I wouldn’t do that for the life of me. Separating a pet from its owner is simply painful and it’s nothing but disrespect for the memories and time that they shared. No, I wouldn’t do that.
9. If you could turn someone from your real life into a character from a book, who from your life, who in the book and why?
Again, I have no creativity whatsoever and I cannot even come up with who or a character.
Pass 2, please!
10. Post a picture of the cover of a book you read in 2000 and the book you are currently reading now. (Note: if you weren’t alive in 2000, pick the first book you ever read and tell everyone what year it was from).
Currently reading: World Without End by Ken Follett
Read in 2000; In fact, I wasn’t a bookworm back then, I didn’t read a single book in 2000. What are my options, Jay?? Lol
For the sake of the question, I would put my very first English book that I read instead.
Sidney Sheldon: The Other side of Midnight (read in 1995, I think???)
11. Your favorite character (under 18) needs a place to stay for 3 months and asks you if (s)he could stay in your spare room (yes, you have one for the sake of this question). Who is it and what is the reason (s)he needs to stay with you?
Pete from “Say Goodbye for Now,” as he is such a nice boy and he definitely should be separated from his abusive, violent father. I would gladly provide a roof over his head however long he needs.
12. What are qualities that a favorite character of yours has that you wish you had as well? What character, what qualities and why? Pick a book you’ve read this year (you can change this question when added to your blog, but please let me know your answer to this question in the comments below)
Kai from The Lunar Chronicles. He is young (about 18?) but he later becomes Emperor of the Eastern Commonwealth. He has a lot of qualities that I wish I had – mature, calm and collected and more than anything, he is sage and wise. Plus, he is good at public speech which I am hopelessly crappy at. Basically, I am not a logical person and I wish I were like him.
If you choose not to accept the tag, you have to follow through on whatever dare the person who tags you chooses.
My dare would be “Compose a poem based on your favorite book.” If you choose not to do this tag… good luck! 😛
As it’s been quite a while since I was tagged, I have no idea who has already done this tag lol
No pressure whatsoever, as usual! If you’re up to it, have fun!
So, that’s it! Hope you enjoyed reading my answers and got to know me a little bit better than before 😉
Thank you so much as always, and I’ll see you in my next post!