I’ve already done this before, but I’m still going to do it again.
A lot of things have changed since my first time doing this nearly a year ago (will be exactly a year this Saturday) and I now have some new favorites and possibly a whole new outlook on life, so I’m curious to see how my answers will differ this time around.
Many thanks to the amazing Nikki @ The Night is Dark and Full of Books for tagging me! (and I’m so sorry for taking 6 months to finally do this!!)
Let’s get started!!
If your life were a book genre, what would it be?
Ideally, it would be a thriller, because I just love the suspense, the thrill, and the emotional roller coaster of fear that comes with reading them. However, in reality, my life is the most boring of contemporaries. Though I don’t think any contemporaries have pandemics and quarantine in them, but I guess it’s close enough. My life is just very average and very normal. Or as normal as can be in said circumstances.
What villain from a book do you identify with the most?
I went back to see what 1 Year Ago Me chose, and of course, it was Kaz and Victor. But in reality, I don’t identify with them that much. I like them, sympathize with them, understand them in ways, but I don’t identify with them as much as I would like to. I just really don’t see myself in any character that much, except for a few, and those few are not villains at all.
A villain that I like though is Marceline from Code Name Hélène by Ariel Lawhon. I like her because I hate her with a vicious passion and wish that she never existed. I really don’t think that I’ve ever hated someone as much as I’ve hated her, and I like her for being so easy to hate.
What protagonist are you most similar to?
This one has changed. Ever since I read the first two books of the Ink & Bone series, I’ve been using every chance I have to talk about how amazing Khalila is, and she truly is amazing. And that may be because I relate to her a lot.
I have the same sense of overwhelming loyalty and wanting to support the people close to me no matter what, and the same non-violent attitude. However, I don’t have her bravery and strength, but she definitely inspires me and I’m so glad that I relate to her anyway.
Which book did you connect with in the past that you no longer do?
I haven’t re-read that many books, so this will have to be the same as last years. The Gallagher Girl series by Ally Carter is the cheesiest series ever, and I understand why a much younger version of me loved it, but I can’t stand it today.
What recent book you read would you love to be a character in?
The most recent book I read was about World War II (Code Name Hélène) and I definitely would not want to be a character in that. The other book before that was a fantasy, and I still wouldn’t want to be a character in that. Before that, I have no idea. It’s been a month since I’ve read any books, and the most recent two were great (CNH is awesome!!!), but I’d still like to stay in my safe boring contemporary, thank you very much.
How do your reading habits show off your personality?
I think that my love for historical fiction is a great example of how I love the past. Or at least, the idea of it. I know that the past was a horrible place, probably 99.9% of the time and even more so for someone like me, but I still love the idea of what could have been. What if I’d been born a century ago? What if I’d been born 50 years ago? What would life have been like for me?
I’m a dreamer in that sense. I like to imagine the world as a better place, and sometimes go through mini movies in my head of what could have been. If I’d chosen this, or done that instead. If someone hadn’t gotten elected, or I was born somewhere else in another time. I just like to dream, and I think my love of historical fiction shows that. in a weird way
What book taught you something about yourself?
Uh, I have no idea? Honestly, I mainly read for escapism. I rarely read (except for school and stuff) for learning so I can’t think of a book that’s taught me something about myself. Analyzing the books I choose to read tells me a lot about me though, some of which I like and don’t like. But there really isn’t one book that’s taught me anything about myself.
No pressure if you don’t want to do the tag!
That’s it for today! Have you read Code Name Hélène? Do you like historical fiction? Do you have any recommendations? What genre would your life be in? What villain do you most relate to? Chat with me in the comments below!!