• I. L. Tanis

Bookworm's Tag

Well! I have been sent a tag by a fellow blogger, Kads, so I'm going to fill it out, and I shall be honest. Now you'll get to know me some more, which is cool, because writing a biography is painful, haha.

1: Which book character do you fangirl over the most?

Hmm... That's a very hard question. I don't really fangirl over characters, even if I fall in love with them. If I had to pick... it would be Faramir, from The Lord of the Rings. He's smart, but he's not cocky and he doesn't brag on himself. He's a caring and gentle leader who has educated himself with things other than war, even though he's a warrior and captain.

2: If you could visit or live in any book, which one would it be?

The Secret Garden. Mostly because I love gardens and exploring woods, but also because I'd love to run down through a ginormous mansion driving my cousin in his wheelchair, and meet Dicken. I love the part of the story where he's sitting playing the flute, and all the animals are around him, listening

3: Which book do you wish you’d written?

A great one. Just kidding. Probably... the Hobbit. It's still a beloved favorite of mine and I am very sure I will never tire of it.

4: You’re the author of your favorite book/series...which character would you kill off? (Presumably one the real author didn’t already kill…)

Frodo Baggins.

I know, I sound like a traitor to all Tolkien people out there, but honestly, I would. I love the LoTR stories as they are, but come on, it would have been so sad and heartbreaking for Frodo to die at Cirith Ungol, and Sam have to carry on with the ring! I like writing tragic endings for stories, as my friends will tell you willingly.

5: If you could rewrite the ending of any book, which one would it be and how would it end?

Pride and Prejudice. I feel like it ended rather abruptly. I know it does end with some closure, but it's still rather open-ended, which I suppose fits the style of the story. I would have loved to read Mrs. Bennet's reaction to going to Mr. Darcy's estate. I think it would be hilarious, I can imagine all the commentary and the shrieks of "Mr. Bennet! Oh, Mr. Bennet!" at every new corner she sticks her nose in.

Also, I would have liked to see poor Kitty get married or something nice happen to her; she's always left out! It must be pretty miserable stuck at home with only Mary as company.

6: Which book character reflects your personality the most?

I would say Smaug, because I know I am a dragon when provoked, and I love collecting shiny things, but I'm not witty like that, and my dreams are not of world destruction.

A more realistic choice would be Pippin Took; I don't always think things through, and everything people tell me to leave alone is automatically curiosity-provoking, so I have to do it at least once or maybe be satisfied seeing someone else do it...

"Don't pour water from a metal pail onto an electric fence."


7: Most hated book? (C’mon, we all know there’s at least one…)

Okay, hate is a strong word, but I greatly dislike the Love Comes Softly series. As a rule, I don't like western, or romance, or combinations of said genres. I may be a romantic person in personality, but I don't really enjoy reading about it.

8: Book that should’ve been written but never was (i.e., sequel, prequel, rewrite, super awesome story idea you just came up with)?

A book about Frodo Baggins' adventures as a child and youth before coming to Bag End to live with Bilbo. It must have been funny and epic. I can imagine him being a Tom Sawyer sort of boy.

9: Which actors/actresses would you cast as the characters in your favorite book/series?

The Lord of The Rings takes the favorite status. They're already cast, and I can't imagine them played by anyone different.

10: What unpopular bookish opinions do you have? (Like, popular book you hate, beloved character you despise, classic you question, etc.)

I wish that Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea was written in a way that was easier to follow; there is so much science that I have to do a whack load of research to even know what he's talking about. For example, they're in the tropics in Captain Nemo's submarine, and Professor Arronax is accounting the creatures about him. Well, it was very nice with lots of vivid descriptions, but I didn't know a single creature by the name given! I had to do a lot of research just to figure out what was going on, and it wasn't just then, it happens all through the story.

Long and short; it pulled me out of the pace of the story and made me more reluctant to keep reading.

Well, people! That was fun to write, and hopefully fun to read! I'll be back with more stuff soon.

Until then, stay safe, stay healthy, and God bless,


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