I Messed Up Book Tag

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?

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  • dominique_x

    Haha I really liked this tag. I also had thought that Peter had blonde hair? Some names are so hard to pronounce, haha. I am currently reading a lot of older books for my study, but some names are just unpronouncable.

    • Oh yeah I can’t even imagine what old names are like! Seems very difficult because some names just aren’t used anymore… I’m so glad you liked this tag! And thank goodness I’m not the only one who thought Peter had blond hair… hahah! 😉

  • Great tag. I’m a Dutchie blogging/reading in English too so I know what you mean. 😉

    • OMG that’s great!! I don’t know many Dutchies who blog in English so it’s always wonderful finding new bloggers! 🙂