Who am I? Book Tag

I found this book tag on the blog Never Not Reading , though apparently it was started by The Great American Read | PBS. Anyways I thought this book tag would be really fun and a great way for readers to get to know me!

If your life was a book genre, what would it be?

I guess the most obvious answer for this would be contemporary, so I’m going to try and avoid using that. Like many avid book readers, I so wish I could answer this with fantasy, but I would probably say comedy (is that a book genre?). I have a really fun family and we are ALWAYS cracking jokes and making fun of each other. We’re super loud, super silly, and it’s always non-stop laughter in my house.

What villain from a book do you most identify with?

I’m not really sure about this answer but maybe Snape from Harry Potter? I just feel like he was really misunderstood and never accepted with the good guys or the bad guys. Also that whole James Potter bullying him and looking like the good guy still REALLY bothers me.

Okay wait also the Grinch from How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Love that guy. He was justifiably annoyed, and only resorted to living alone on the mountain because of the way the people in Whoville treated him. Also he brought back the presents okay it’s not that big of a deal.

What protagonist are you most similar to?

Okay I really want to answer Blue Sargent to this because she wants to experience magic so badly, and she’s strong and brave and can’t resist boys. However, I want to share with you the very well thought-out response from my sister: Moaning Myrtle from Harry Potter. So now you see what I mean about always making fun of each other.

Which book did you connect with in the past that you no longer do?

I was actually just thinking about this because I was looking at my favourites shelf on Goodreads and there were so many books that I could barely remember. I know I’m answering this question kind of differently, but there are two series in particular that I was obsessed with but now I struggle to remember, which are All for the Game and Shades of Magic. I LOVED these books so much so I know I need to re-read them ASAP.

What recent book read would you love to be a character in?

OOOOOOOO well obviously I would want to be in The Raven Boys, because I love love love love this world and all the characters! Honestly I’m starting to think that I am subconsciously turning this into a Maggie Stiefvater appreciation blog.

How do your reading habits show off your personality?

There are a couple of ways I can answer this: One is that I often read outside, because I love being outdoors – like I am constantly on walks (mostly to the library if I’m being honest) or just sitting in my backyard with a cup of tea and a book. The other one is that I sometimes accidentally start reading like 7 books at once – and that is because I am SOOOOOOOOOOOO indecisive about everything.

I thought of another thing too: I put sticky tabs all over my books (I’ll insert an image of one my favourites) so that I can always go back to my favourite parts. I’m the type of person who is always thinking about fun moments or days I had with people, so I think this probably reflects that.

What book taught you something about yourself?

Maybe this answer is me cheating but I think all the books I’ve read – in some way or other – have taught me something about myself. In general though, a lot of books make me want to be a better and braver person, not so cautious or judgy, and it’s definitely worked.

The featured photo for this post was taken by my friend Victoria! Make sure you check out her blog as well!

4 thoughts on “Who am I? Book Tag”

  1. Oh man, I am going to have to hard disagree with you about Snape. I mean, yeah, James is an asshole, but bullying implies it’s one-sided and that Snape was always the victim. In reality he gave as good as he got, plus he bullied other people (specifically muggle-borns). And the way he bullies his students as an adult is utterly unforgivable to me. I get that he has a troubled past and that we are meant to feel sorry for him, but I’m sorry, I just can’t feel sorry for someone who thinks that the way to improve their bad situation is to hurt other people. Which, wow, I realize that was a BIG comment considering I meant to keep this light and friendly. Oops!

    1. HAHAHAH I love this. Yeah honestly you’re so right. I think I just have this weird hatred of James Potter because he’s glorified by so many people, whereas Snape is seen for exactly who he is. But yeah I totally get where you’re coming from and I agree 100%.

      1. I think the thing that is potentially really interesting about James that the book barely explores is that he’s pretty horrible as a teen, but he grows up and gets better. I really want to know how/why Lily fell in love with him, because he seems not for her at all in the one glimpse we see of him.

        1. Such a good point. I wish there was a Harry Potter novella or something which addressed topics like this. All we really see is Lily being friends with Snape, James bullying Snape, Lily and Snape parting ways, and then Lily and James ending up together, and it leaves out the whole chunk of time where James evolves into this well-loved and respected person. I mean of course we know James is not the reason Snape and Lily stop being friends, but I would still like to know how Lily came to love James, just as you mentioned.

Leave a Reply