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  • Writer's pictureAshley Mongrain

Meet the Book Blogger Tag

Updated: Jul 19, 2021

With the shocking news that a show that my mom and I were watching was cancelled and aired its final episode yesterday, I decided to start something new on here to lift my spirits up a bit. Something that I like to call 🤗 Tag Time 🤗.

To start off this new series, I decided to do the 'meet the book blogger tag'. I found this tag on Zezee with Books, but this was created by the Bibliomaves, so all credit goes to them.

Also, if anyone is curious, the show I was watching is called Prodigal Son, and Michael Sheen was absolutely fantastic in it. A+ performances all around.

Without further ado, here we go!

  1. Who is your all-time favourite book character?

I honestly don't think I have an all-time favourite book character, which is surprising considering the fact that I don't like most main characters... so it should be easy to pick a favourite...Most of the characters I do like are from webcomics or manga. If I were to pick book characters though, I think I would either go with Silas from Sorcery of Thorns or M-Bot from Skyward. I 100% pictured silver haired Jimin as Silas, because why not, his image fit perfectly.

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Because I can though, I will list of some of my favourite manga characters from series I am currently reading. Benimaru from Fire Force, Todoroki or Bakugou or Aizawa from My Hero Academia, Dazai from Bungo Stray Dogs, Gojo from Jujutsu Kaisen, and Genya from Demon Slayer. You can really sense a theme here with the characters I like... They're all either angry, keep to themselves or/and are overpowered.

2. If you were stranded on a desert island, which book would you take with you?

Oh boy do I ever not have an answer for this. I don't have an all-time favourite book nor do I really re-read books, so I have no idea what book I would bring with me. Maybe I would stay a bit on brand and pick Daughter of the Pirate King because it is mostly set on a pirate ship.

3. What’s your most unpopular book opinion?

I think my most unpopular book opinion would be that I enjoy 'mary-sue' characters. I know a lot of people don't like that trope because it is extremely unrealistic, but I watch a lot of anime so I am fine with completely overpowered characters as long as they aren't annoying.

4. What’s your weirdest bookish habit?

What exactly can be defined as a weird habit? Maybe the fact that I read ebooks half-screened at the same time that I am watching something on the other half? I watch a lot of Korean shows and anime, so when I'm watching something I have already seen in the background it's easy to mostly tune out.

5. What character would you bring to a family event as your fake partner?

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A lot of the characters I listed in the 1st questions would automatically be vetoed because they probably wouldn't go to a family event in the first place. I'm instead going to go with Tanjiro Demon Slayer. Let's ignore the fact that he is very much so a teenager, but if he was my age I would pick him. That is because he's straight up just a really good guy who cares about everyone. Look at the face, doesn't he just look like a cinnamon roll?

6. What made you decide to start a book blog?

The extreme urge to find an outlet to rant about the books I read because nobody I know reads. Even if it's just me talking to an open void, it is nice to get my thoughts down instead of having them float around inside my head.

7. What about reading and books do you love the most?

For me, it's all about delving into new worlds and stories. As a fantasy reader, I like reading about fantastical possibilities that differ from reality. I do also really like reading books to learn new things, which is another passion of mine.

8. What is your field of study/desired profession/current profession?

I graduated university with a double degree in History and Ancient Studies and a minor in Archaeology. I proceeded to go to college for Museum Management and Curatorship. Ideally I would like to work in a museum in collections, which I did for my internship as a collections assistant. Really though, working anywhere that involves some form of history works for me.

9. What are some book recommendations that became your favourites/obsessions?

I have only directly been recommended one book, which I didn't like. Mostly ever book I read though has been recommended by BookTubers. In the interest of not repeating answers, I am going to say Heartstopper and The Tea Dragon Society (or anything by Sarah J. Maas).

10. What is the book you shove down everyone’s throat?

Easily Recursion by Blake Crouch. When I finished reading it I tried to get my family to read it because of how blown away I was. I did manage to get my sister to read it so I consider my attempts a partial success.

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