The fabulous BookTuber and Book Blogger, Sarah-Jane (BookTube Channel / Book Blog), created the Mean Girls Book Tag, and I couldn’t not participate in it. I love Mean Girls, can practically quote the whole movie, and used to watch it on repeat when I was younger. It’s basically a classic now, right? Be prepared, there are some cuss words in the following post, and plenty of gifs 😉
It’s Pronounced Like “Cady”.
Which fictional characters’ names did you get completely wrong?
When I first read the Harry Potter books at around nine or ten years old, I always pronounced Hermione, Her-my-own. Apparently, lots of people pronounced it wrong, which prompted Rowling to include the proper pronunciation when Viktor Krum enters the series. Recently, I was pronouncing Chaol wrong from Throne of Glass (I was saying “Cole”), and Feyre wrong from A Court of Thorns and Roses (“Faire”). Damn you, S J Maas.
She Doesn’t Even Go Here!
Pick a fictional character that you would like to place in another fictional character’s world.
On Wednesdays, We Wear Pink.
Repetition, repetition. Which book gave you déja vu of another book while reading it?
Thankfully, I don’t come across this too often. Dystopian novels will usually have some form of similarity due to the nature of them, but one in particular that I reviewed last year, Torn True Love, was definitely too similar to The Hunger Games for my liking. There are districts, and each specialises in a commodity for the rest of the population.
You all have got to stop calling each other sluts and whores. It just makes it okay for guys to call you sluts and whores.
Which book gave you the complete opposite of girl power feels?
Tease by Amanda Maciel. Even though I struggled to rate and review this book, and couldn’t quite figure out where I stood on it, it definitely stayed with me and was a pretty powerful, if unsettling, read.
You Go Glen Coco!
Name a character you felt like you wanted to cheer on whilst reading.
I usually get this for couples, more than individuals. My Couple-Cheer goes to Nate and Monroe in Boys Like You, my Character-Cheer goes to Isabelle from The Nightingale (actually, I rated both these books 5*, and I don’t give 5* to just any book!).
Get in Loser, We’re Going Shopping!
How long do you typically spend at a book shop?
No where near as long as I’d like! I don’t spend too long in full price book shops (sorry!), because I’m such a bargain hunter at heart. There is a discount bookstore near me, and when they have new stock in I can peruse for a while, but their book selection has decreased somewhat over the years as it has become a bit more of a discount-everything-shop (kids toys, craft stuff, etc.). My new favourite thing to do is browse charity shops though, and I can spend quite a while in those!
It’s Not My Fault You’re Like In Love With Me Or Something!
Which character would have to get out a restraining order on you, if they were real?
Hahaha! So many. Too many. I get new book boyfriends weekly. Off the top of my head I’d say: Will Cooper from the Slammed series, Lucas from How (Not) To Fall In Love, Chaol from Throne of Glass, Ethan from Between The Lives, Kit from Come Back To Me, Noah from Pushing The Limits, Nate from Boys Like You, Miles from Ugly Love… See where I’m going here?
I Can’t Help It That I’m Popular.
Which over-hyped book were you cautious about reading?
I’m cautious about reading all of the hyped books, the Hype Monster ruins peoples’ lives… I’ve just half-quoted Mean Girls, this tag will haunt me. I was cautious about reading Paper Towns and If I Stay, and for good reason, as both underwhelmed me. I’m always cautious about Colleen Hoover books because she’s one of my favourite authors, but she never disappoints!
She’s A Life Ruiner. She Ruins Peoples’ Lives.
We all love Regina George. Name a villain you just love to hate.
Dolores-bloody-Umbridge. She has to be my most hated villain of all time! And therefore, I love to hate her. Ugh, she makes me angry even thinking about her!
I’m Not Like A Regular Mom, I’m A Cool Mom.
Your favourite fictional parents.
This is so hard, because fictional parents are either absent, are the cause of conflict, or aren’t overly present in much of what I read… My favourite fictional parent is Atticus Finch from To Kill A Mockingbird.
That Is So Fetch!
Which book or series would you love to catch on?
Has Throne of Glass caught on? Is it mainstream popular now and not just popular in the on-line book community? Apart from it, other books or series I think are under-rated and need more attention are I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios, Before I Go by Colleen Oakley, and Far From You by Tess Sharpe.
How Do I Even Begin To Explain Regina George?
Describe your ideal character to read about.
It can change depending on what mood I’m in. Generally, I love realistic characters with issues or flaws, whatever form they come in. I love character development in a novel, so I like a character that goes through events that change them in some way. I like reflective characters, ones that have actual thought processes going on, and that aren’t vacant. And of course, I love my kick-ass, sarcastic and witty females!
I Just Have A Lot Of Feelings.
What do you do when a book gives you a bad case of ‘the feels’?
I wallow in them. Usually in the comfort of my bed. On a rare occasion, I’ve had to put the book down, particularly if it’s a very well written scene, and just let the words sink in.
Nice Wig Janice, What’s It Made Of? – Your Mom’s Chest Hair!
Which character’s one liners would you love to claim for your own?
I don’t know if I can remember that many one liners off hand to know who I’d pick. From memory, Celaena from Throne of Glass is pretty feisty and has plenty of one liners. To be fair, Ron Weasley from Harry Potter has loads too.
Boo, You Whore.
Name a time a characters decision has made you roll your eyes.
The DUFF just didn’t work for me at all, and I eye rolled quite a lot at it. There were elements I enjoyed, but overall it just wasn’t for me.
This tag has seriously made me want to re-watch Mean Girls! The entire script is just one liner after one liner, I should really read/watch more by Tina Fey if this is her sense of humour. It’s also really interesting to see where the actresses have ended up – I adored Lindsey Lohan when I was a young teen, and she’s basically off the radar now. I’d never heard of Rachel McAdams before (and Regina was a horrible character), but I love her so much now and she’s done so well. While I don’t particularly rate Amanda Seyfried, she’s done so well too, it’s just a shame Lacey Chabert, who played Gretchen Weiners, kind of disappeared. Did you even know that was her real name? Me neither.