Hello everyone! If you believe this post’s title to be a clickbait-attempt I can’t be mad at you but it’s true! The last time I did a book tag was in 2018 when I did the seemingly obligatory Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag. This is not because I don’t like Book Tags. In fact, I really like to read them on other people’s blogs and write them myself. I have probably just lost the feeling for tags (is this even a thing??). So, I was really excited when Rukky @eternity books tagged me to do the Who Am I? Book tag. I have never done this tag before and since my “Meet the Blogger” page is currently a mess and under construction the timing is perfect. So, let’s get started!
If your life were a book genre, what would it be?
I’d love my life to be a super gripping fantasy book with a complex but appealing magic system. But since that’s not really the case I think of my life as a contemporary novel and/or coming of age story. Considering current events, the pandemic and climate change it could also be a dystopian book (
I actually dislike this genre!) featuring me as a narrator (??) and observer.
What villain from a book do you identify with the most?
Good question. I’d like to just go with Kaz Brekker from Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows duology but that wouldn’t be right. Unfortunately, I can’t come up with any villain I can identify with.
What protagonist are you most similar to?
For this one I am going to go with Audrey Rose from Kerri Maniscalco’s Stalking Jack the Ripper series. Yes, I often can be seen raving about this series and about both Audrey Rose and Thomas in partiular since this series one of my absolute favs but I also modestly believe that I’m kind of similar to the protagonist. No, I am not a forensic student nor do I aspire to be one. But just as Audrey Rose I am a very curious person who is very passionate about the things I like.
According to other people however, I do not only share similarities with Katara from Avatar the Last Airbender (one of my favourite childhood tv shows) when it comes to physical appearance but also personality traits (minus the hot temper). And, I am actually really pleased with that answer because she has always been one my favourite characters of the show.
Which book did you connect with in the past that you no longer do?
For this question I am a bit lost because there a lot of books I connected with and still do but I cannot think of a book where I do not feel connected with anymore. There a lot of books I do not like as much as I used to anymore, though.
What recent book you read would you love to be a character in?
I recently finished both the ACOTAR series by Sarah J Maas by reading book #3 and the novella and TDI by Cassandra Clare. So, if I had to decide between those two worlds I’d probably choose the Shadowhunter life although the story is set in Victorian England which is not really a nice time to live in
(though I do love reading about this era very much!!). I can imagine that living in the ACOTAR universe as a High Fae who lives in a nice place could be just as good.
Related Post: Finally Reading ACOWAR by SJM - A Book Review
How do your reading habits show off your personality?
I recently made a discussion post on “seasonal reading” where I also explain why I am a “seasonal reader”. I guess that this reading habit of mine shows that I tend to adapt to my environment and the people I am surrounded by.
Furthermore, as mentioned before I am a very curious person, hence my interest for history
(hi, fellow history ap people!) and the fact that historical fiction is one of my favourite genres. Learning something about other cultures via reading e.g. by reading mythology-inspired books is something I also like to do. Ironically, I am usually intimidated by huge books with more than 500 pages and try not to start series which aren’t complete yet. That’s probably because I can be very impatient as well.
And, last but not least I like to consider myself a dreamer which is why I am such a big fan of any kind of fantasy and magical realism books.
What book taught you something about yourself?
There a lot of books I have read which taught me something about life in general. Finding books that teach something on a personal level are a lot harder to find, in my opinion. Still, there are two books which fall into the latter category. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (read this one some time ago) and The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini are books which taught me alot about myself on a very personal level and I’m very glad to have read them.
Related Post: Five Reasons Why The Kite Runner Is A Five-Star Read
… and YOU!
If you don’t want to do the tag, that’s totally fine! If you want to do the tag but I haven’t tagged you that’s fine as well because I tag everyone who wants to do it.