who am i book tag

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Hello, fellow bloggers!

Today, I’m bringing yet another book tag. This one is quite different, though, and I love the questions! The first time I saw this tag was in Adriana‘s channel @ Perpetual Pages (which is by the way, a phenomenal channel and they’re amazingggg).

This tag was started by PBS Digital Studios in conjunction with The Great American Read, around the time when you were supposed to vote for America’s Favorite Novel. I’m not American, so you can imagine I barely glanced twice at this, but the questions were great, so I’ll be answering nonetheless!

ONE. If your life were a book genre, what would it be?

Definitely a YA contemporary. I actually imagine my life as a book sometimes, and I write a lot based in my own experiences – or how I wish they would turn out, because life is boring but books are not. Not that they actually become anything more than a paragraph, most of the times, but it’s a fun way to look at my life – through a fictional lense.

Here’s a paragraph that I wrote last year, when I was in New York City, taking the subway everyday. It’s super random, and doesn’t mean much, but it shows how much I take inspiration from things that happen around me when I’m writing.

He slipped through the subway doors right as they were closing. His body moved so subtly and swiftly, and in a glimpse of an eye he was inside. I didn’t even see him moving, except when his long legs and hooded eyes were already inside the wagon.

TWO. What villain from a book do you identify with the most?

PJOThis is a weird question, because I typically don’t like villains or morally grey characters. But Luke Castellan, from Percy Jackson, is pretty much me sometimes.

  • Holds grugdges ✔️
  • Bad relationship with their father ✔️
  • Doesn’t know how to cook ✔️
  • Doesn’t cope well with failure ✔️

Uh, yeah. Pretty much me. I do like to believe I’m not such an antagonist, though.

THREE. What protagonist are you most similar to? 

One of the first protagonists I deeply related with was Tris, from Divergent. She’s selfless and smart, which are traits I share. Granted, she’s much more of a badass than I’ll ever be, but I still felt like we’d be great friends if we shared the same world. Plus, every test I took would put me in either Abnegation or Erudite, so there’s only Dauntless keeping us apart, if you think about it.

Apart from Tris, I also need to mention Ari, from Ari & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. I read this book for the first time when I was fourteen, so we were pretty close on age. From his relationship with his father, to his thoughts and feelings of inadequacy, Ari was one of the most relatable characters I’ve ever encountered in YA.

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

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That will for sure have to be The Hunger Games trilogy. When I first picked up this series, I think I was severely carried away by the hype. I have more memories of feeling frustrated towards the book than I have of actually enjoying it.

Over the years, my rating has changed a lot. I’m still overall thankful for the series, because it introduced me to other dystopians that I love (as Divergent and The Maze Runner), but I certainly don’t have the same love for the characters as I once did.

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

Obviously, Truly Devious! I love the idea of an academy for kids that are incredibly passionate about one thing. I don’t think I’m particularly excelent in anything, except perhaps procrastinating, but as a fictional character, I could thrive a lot more.

I actually think about how much better I’d be as a fictional character than as a real person approximately 43 times a day.

If I could be part of the Truly Devious cast, I’d love to be the dancer – because I have zero dancing skills but am obsessed with ballet nonetheless.

SIX. How do your reading habits show off your personality?

The fact I don’t have many reading habits just show that my life is CONSTANTLY all over the place. I have no idea what’s going on half of the time.

I think the only thing I do consistently is track my reading. I love the idea to track my star ratings and my overall thoughts on a book, just as much as I love tracking my favorite songs for the month or all the movies I’ve watched. I’m a tracker, not a planner.

I also don’t have TBRs and consider myself a mood reader, because I’m absolutely incapable of doing things that I set myself to. By the time I write a to-do list, it’s ruined. I have to go with the flow.

SEVEN. What book taught you something about yourself?

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I think Ari & Dante was a super life-changing novel for me, so it couldn’t be any other. Just the realization that my feelings were understood and therefore valid, even if I was relating to fictional people, was a super important moment for me. This book means more to me than I can explain, and it definitely taught me that it’s okay to feel out of place in your own skin sometimes.

Let me hear from you in the comments down below! Which book have you changed your opinion on? And if you were in the Ellingham Academy, what would you be known for?

13 comentários sobre “who am i book tag

    • Thank you sooooo muchhhh! Being a writer is something I hope to achieve one day: not an author, just a more consistent writer than I am now! Your words mean a loooot, honestly! 💛
      And, please, please read Ari & Dante: it’s such an amazing book, I’m sure you’ll love it!
      Thanks for stopping by, Ava! 😊

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  1. loved reading your answers to this tag, Lais! i relate to you so much, haha. from the four facts you listed about luke castellan, now i feel like i’m very similar to him as well lol (i literally am all four). also, i love that paragraph you wrote! 💓 i’m definitely a mood reader as well (my reading + my life is all over the place), but i love tracking my reading as well. it’s so fun to look back and reflect on all the books i’ve read 😊 great post as always!

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    • Thanks, Dezzy! I haven’t heard from you in a while, so thank you so much for stopping by!
      Luke is more of a relatable character than I’ve ever thought! I didn’t like him when I was reading the series – for obvious reasons -, but I think he has a very beautiful character arc, so it isn’t all that bad.
      Tracking my read is the most fun: probably the reason why I adore Goodreads so much, hahah.
      Thank you so much for the comment! 💞

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  2. A book I’ve changed my opinion on is definitely Throne of Glass. When I first read it, I was so hooked and I was such a fan of Dorian! But then the series got too adult for my taste and I stopped liking my favorite characters. Ahh, I haven’t read truly devious yet but I do have to this month for a book club! I think I would be a student with a passion writing? But idk, I think my passion is hard work in general hahaha

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    • I see a loooot of controversy about Throne of Glass, that’s for sure! I have never read the series because I’m not a fan of fantasy, but I definitely know a lot of people who have changed their opinion on it as well.
      I hope you enjoy Truly Devious! There’s another character with a passion for writing in the book, so perhaps you’ll relate to him a lot!
      Thank you for commenting, Caitlin! 💛

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  3. I loved reading your answers and they were such fun questions!! I love that you take inspiration from everything around you for writing (your snippet was really good) and I definitely think people watching helps improve your writing!!
    I too don’t cope well with failure so I can relate to you and Luke on that!!
    I don’t know what series I have changed my mind on but I think if I reread some stories that I loved when I was younger I would be like ‘I don’t like it as much as I remembered’ because I know my reading tastes have changed!!
    I need to read ari and dante and I am glad it was so important to you and am so glad it helped you!!
    Lovely Post!! <3

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    • Thank you so much! People watching is one of my favorite things to do – I’m having a field day at university, because the campus is huge and there are a lot of people to see everyday – and I’ve been super inspired to write more! So, that’s definitely true!
      I totally relate to the feeling of “perhaps, I’ll not like these series if I re-read them”, which is why I haven’t re-read some. My reading taste is definitely not the same as they used to be, so it makes me reluctant to pick some of them back.
      Thank you so much for the lovely comment! 😌

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