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I was not tagged and am not tagging, but I stole the I Messed Up tag from Kourtni at Kourtni Reads. FYI.
a character’s appearance you misread or imagined differently | you know Daisy’s friend Jordan in The Great Gatsby? She plays tennis. Since the only tennis player I know is Serena Williams, I pictured Jordan as a black woman. Which is awkward since Daisy’s husband is a white supremacist.
a character name you’ve been pronouncing incorrectly | Franz Argentblum is among my favorite characters in the H.I.V.E. series, but I’ve said the G in his name like “gentleman” although it turns out it’s supposed to be “guh” like goat.
an overused trope that is your guilty pleasure | bad boys. Bad boys like Ignifex and the Darkling and Victor Vale and Artemis Fowl and all of the others because they are so lovely and so bad.
a cliché character type you enjoy viewing on screen, but not reading | I don’t think I ever enjoy clichés that I hate, but there are elements of rom-coms that I cannot stand in books but I could suffer through in a movie, maybe.
a word/phrase you learned because of its use in a book | Expecto patronum! Or, you know, whatever.
have you ever not read/completed a required book for school? | absolutely not. You disgust me, tag question—how dare you impugn my honor!
have you ever [wanted to] skip a chapter from the POV of a character you weren’t interested in? | actually, yes. I didn’t realize how Marissa Meyer would add POVs with each new book in The Lunar Chronicles so I wanted to skip over this lame Scarlet person and get back to Cinder because that’s who I was reading for. But I didn’t because I know who I am and I am not a POV-skipper.
have you ever cancelled social plans to read a book? | no, but I don’t make social plans lightly.
All in all, I don’t think I’ve messed up quite so badly. Maybe. Maybe?