Oh, my goodness, you guys! I found the perfect tag! Unfortunately I have no idea who originally created this and I wasn’t tagged myself so I don’t have anyone to link back to, but I came across this one day and I just knew I had to do it. I mess up a lot when it comes to reading books. Reading English as a Dutchie is no big deal for me these days, but so many things can go “wrong” when translating or pronouncing words! I thought it’d be funny to answer the questions from the I Messed Up Tag, so here we go!
A character appearance that you misread or imagined differently.
There must be lots of character appearances that I’ve misread. I think most of the time I read about a characters appearance and then create something in my head that’s way, way off from what that character’s actually supposed to look like. Also, I thought Peter from To All The Boys I Loved Before by Jenny Han had blond hair? The movie actor has black hair AND NOW I FEEL BETRAYED.
A character’s name that you have been pronouncing wrong.
Again, SO MANY CHARACTERS. Most of them from Sarah J. Maas’ books. I know how to pronounce Rhysand, but I refuse to pronounce it the right way because I like it better? I’m awful. I know. ALSO, what about Chaol? Apparently it’s supposed to be pronounced like ‘Kale’ but he’s not a vegetable, right?! I pronounce it like charcoal except without the ‘char’ part. It sounds nicer that way. To me, at least.
An overused trope that is your guilty pleasure.
Ohh I have no idea what tropes are overused, if I’m honest. I’m like “oblivious” to tropes and it’s annoying because well, I can never really tell what is and what isn’t “a trope.” Anyway, I sometimes really like hate-to-love relationships! I don’t really know what I like about them so much, but I can seriously enjoy them SO MUCH.
A cliche character type that you like better on screen than reading about.
Brooding and mysterious bad boy types, maybe?
Have you ever not read or completed a required-reading book for school?
I never really had required reading in a way that you had to pick up specific books, at least not that I can remember! I did have to read some English books from my school library which were just awful! I always read them cover to cover, but eventually I could read my own YA books for book reports so I never had any struggles with “required reading”.
Have you ever skipped (or wanted to) a chapter from the point of view of a character you weren’t interested in?
Nope! But I do remember Manon in Heir of Fire, and that I was just so annoyed when the story was “interrupted” by her chapters. She’s one of my favourite characters now, but I still remember struggling through her chapters because I was like “Noooooooooo!”
Have you ever canceled social plans to read a book?
Muahahahahaha! Oh goodness, have I ever told the story of how I got concert tickets that were like impossibly hard to get and then sold them to buy The Infernal Devices? I didn’t really cancel on anyone because I was going alone, but I still sort of cancelled on an event? Honestly, the main reason was that I was going alone and the vibe at the artists shows didn’t feel safe (from what I saw online) so I decided I found books more important than going to that show! Best decision I’ve ever made, hehe!
Since I have no idea when this tag was created and who did and didn’t do this already, I won’t be tagging anyway. Feel free to consider yourself tagged if you’ve read my post! Tell me one thing before you leave: What’s the biggest bookish mistake you ever made?