Oops! I Messed Up… the Book Tag!

Ned Stark and I Messed Up

The I Messed Up Book Tag was originally created by IsthatChami on Youtube. It’s a couple of years old but I haven’t done it yet and anything where I can say I messed up generally appeals to me.

Questions and answers below!

A character appearance you imagined differently?

All of them.

Honestly, appearances are probably the thing I don’t least attention to after like the first moment. When I read I just cast the movie in my head and let it play out- so I cast whatever actors or actresses I’m currently into at the time.

A little odd perhaps but it works for me.

A name you pronounced wrong?

Hermione Granger

Perhaps that’s embarrassing to admit but when I first read the name when the books came out I could not figure out how to pronounce it. Now naturally it’s easy! For some reason I kept turning the I into an E.

I don’t think I can pronounce Agnieszka from Uprooted.


Also I know she wasn’t in the book but for some reason I have never been able to pronounce Tauriel from The Hobbit movies even after hearing it.


Overused trope that’s a guilty pleasure?

Bad boy with the heart of gold or the sad past you need to help him get over!

(This does not include Bad Boy who was ever physically abusive that just needs the love of a good woman to help him. Cause I’ve been seeing that line walked more and more and it’s just getting on my nerves.)

A cliched character you like better on screen than in a book?

Huh. I guess that depends on how the character is played. But probably “mean girls” characters play better on screen for me.

still the queen of all the mean girls
Regina George- still the Queen of all the Mean Girls

Or the Bad Boy thing… especially if they have a beard.

A word of phrase you learned because of a book?

Too many to count.

Have you ever not read or completed required school reading?

In high school I always finished no matter how much I hated it. (Looking at you Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man & Heart of Darkness.) In college I learned quick you didn’t really have to. 🙂

heart of darkness

Have you ever skipped a POV chapter?

Eh. First time around this would probably mess with my head too much. Otherwise I might if I knew it contained something that upset me.

Cancelled social plans to read?

It’s all a matter of how you phrase it. I don’t think I’ve ever cancelled plans but I haven’t done things specifically so that I could have the time to read.

When Battlestar Galactica was on a couple of years ago I was horrible about scheduling things around it. It would show at seven and ten and my rule was we either left after eight or I had to be back by ten. After a while people were pretty much like forget it we’ll go out tomorrow and I’d be, “Oh good. Good!”

It was an obsession. 🙂


20 thoughts on “Oops! I Messed Up… the Book Tag!

  1. Non abusive bad boys that need to open up to heal get me too. 😊 I also dislike the abusive ones, especially if they invoke Florence Nightingale syndrome in protagonists. 😊

    Such a fun tag, totally get Agnieszka btw! 😊👍

    1. I’ve been seeing that more and more where its like I’m going to beat the snot out of you and treat you like crap we’ll be enemies in the beginning and then something will happen and we’ll be friends/love interests but I’ll apologize and you’ll find out I’ve had a really hard life. And it just… bugs me but then should I complete disregard the idea of character growth? I don’t know.
      It’s like hate to love is one thing but if that involved either one of the characters laying there hands on each other violently at any point in time and the idea of “love” becomes very iffy for me!

  2. This is an awesome tag! Great answers 🙂 I always imagine characters differently in my head too, tho I don’t cast them as real people! I just get this image in my head that usually is pretty wrong haha.

  3. I think that’s the wonderful thing about books they can be whoever we want them to be but then it kind of puts me at a disadvantage when someone else is talking about appearance and I’m like ah, really? Straight hair? Green eyes? Who? I swear I read this book! 🙂

  4. People keep telling me I’m pronouncing Tauriel wrong. I’m like, first, who cares- she’s not in the book??? And second Taur-iel or Tar-iel *shrug* whatever. lol And having watched Mean Girls for the first time recently, I might have to agree on Regina. when she called that mom to tell her that her daughter’s Planned Parenthood results were in, I was like O.o

    1. I loved that! It’s like Regina was supposed to be awful but she just made me laugh so hard. Hell, I think I liked her better than Kady. I really think McAdams was perfectly cast for that one.

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