I Messed Up Book Tag

I Messed Up

I was tagged Lara @ The Heathen. Be sure to stop by and check out her fantastic blog if you have not already done so! This looks like a fun one, so thank you Lara.
*If I have missed any tags, I apologize. My pingback seems to be broken 😦

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A Character Appearance You Misread or Imagined Differently

First of all, let’s be honest. I don’t misread. Clearly film and television fail to provide an appropriate depiction when this happens.  But I will go with the Vampire Armand here.

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Interview With A Vampire 1994

I love The Vampire Chronicles! Huge Anne Rice fan and will not hide it. Her writing is beautiful and the character and world building is insane! I loved Interview With a Vampire and feel like the cast did a superb job on the film adaptation. I am in no way shape or form complaining about Antonio’s performance. It was one of the few I greatly appreciated. But I had Armand envisioned as a much younger and softer character while reading the books. So yeah, the director and casting got it wrong 😉 But it worked. So I forgive them.

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A Character Name That You’ve Been Pronouncing Wrong?

Oh too many! I am not sure why authors feel compelled to pull these ridiculous names out of thin air. I do not need to spend 10 minutes on the first page deciding how to pronounce the protagonist’s name..shees! Giving this one to Mr. George R.R. Martin and about 80% of the characters in Song of Ice and Fire. I am looking at you Daenerys Targaryen.

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An Overused Trope That Is Your Guilty Pleasure?

The tortured and deprived heroine is my favourite. Guilty as charged. Slap the cuffs on me and take me away! I mean come on, dystopian reads are my favourite. Katniss Everdeen is my girl crush ❤

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A Cliché Character That You Like Better On Screen Than Reading About?

I may lose some followers with this one, but pretty much the entire cast of Stardust. The good man knows I love me some Neil Gaiman. He is a genius! I would probably toss it all and run away with him if asked, but I struggled with Stardust a bit in book form. I felt that the cast chosen for the film really provided more life to the eccentric characters and I loved it! Hate if you must.

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A Word Or Phrase That You Learned Because of It’s Use In Books?

“Second Breakfast”! Best thing ever, most important meal of the day, and I owe it all to Bilbo Baggins.

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Have You Ever Read/Not Completed A Required Reading Book For School?

No. Straight and honest answer is absolutely not. It is nearly impossible for me to DNF no matter how bad (I am a gal full of hope) and I do not flake on responsibilities. I am wound too tight for that. Yeah, I know.. loosen up a bit.

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How You Ever Skipped (Or Wanted To) A Chapter From The Point Of View Of A Character You Weren’t Interested In?

Too many times. I cannot stand reading through the dribble of horrible characters.  I am not sure if manga would count here, but I fought not to allow myself to skim through sections of Death Note focusing on Misa Amane. Sorry hated her, loved the series.

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Yes I mean it. Most annoying character.. *shudder*.

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Have You Ever Cancelled Social Plans To Read A Book?

Of course I have silly! I mean people versus books and fictional characters. Is that even a serious question?

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I am leaving this up as an open tag. I enjoyed this one! Feel free to jump in and participate. I would love to see your answers. Happy Thursday!

Cheers 🙂

Danielle

16 thoughts on “I Messed Up Book Tag

  1. Oh gawd, Interview with the Vampire is one of my favourite movies AND books! I remember the fuss about Tom Cruise being cast as LeStat but fudge me, he did an amazing job at portraying him! I saw the movie before I read the book, so I can’t say much about Antonio playing Armand :D. That GoT meme :’). Loved your answers as usual! I’m so jealous of Amanda Palmer giving birth to Neil Gaiman’s baby btw…And great to see another person who’s unable to DNF!

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  2. This sounds like something I would get for my daughter. She loves these collections of foklore/poetry, last year I bought her the restored Grimms that Princeton University Printed, so this might be an idea for this year.

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