Today I'm doing the Mean Girls Tag, created by Sarah-Jane from the blog The Book Life. If like me you love Mean Girls and have watched it more than a few times, consider yourself tagged ^^ Please note that I've omitted some of the original questions to re-adapt the tag to my blog. If you wish to do the full original tag, head over to Sarah-Jane's blog.
“She doesn’t even go here!” - Which character would you like to place in a fictional world from another book or series?
I'd love to see how Percy Jackson would be like in Harry Potter's world. Can you imagine Percy hanging out with Harry at Hogwarts? Fangirl dream right there!
“On Wednesdays we wear pink!” - Repetition. Repetition. Which book gave you deja vu of another book whilst reading it?
That would be Silas Marner by George Elliot. It's about a bitter old man who gets all his money stolen, only to find a baby abandoned near where he lives shortly after. As he loses one treasure, another enters his life. A few pages into this and I realized it was almost the same story as another book I had just recently read, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. Turns out The Storied Life is based on Silas Marner! LOL
"You all have got to stop calling each other sluts and whores. It just makes it okay for guys to call you sluts and whores." - Which book gave you the complete opposite of girl power feels?
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. New Moon by Stephenie Meyer. Eclipse by... Oh, you get the point.
“You go Glen Coco!” - Name a character you felt like you wanted to cheer on whilst reading.
Elphaba from Wicked by Gregory Maguire. She's Maguire's version of the Wicked Witch of the West in his adult Wizard of Oz retelling. In this version, the Wicked Witch becomes a unique female character who is a feminist and pretty much a rebel in her own way. I was just rooting for her throughout the book, which is not something you'd normally say about the Wicked Witch of the West.
“Get in loser, we’re going shopping!” How long do you typically spend at a book shop?
If I have friends waiting for me, I'd say about 15 mins. If I'm on my own? I have no time limit ^^
“I can’t help it that I’m popular.” - Which overhyped book were you cautious about reading?
I was super wary of Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and rightfully so. Wasn't impressed by it. Nope. If you've read thriller books by authors like Sidney Sheldon before, you can tell where this book is going by the time you're fifty pages in.
“I’m not like a regular Mom, I’m a cool Mom.” - Your favourite fictional parents.
Mr and Mrs Weasley from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. Molly Weasley in particular is such a loving mum. She's also a fabulous mother figure to Harry. She looks after him as if he was one of her own children. Plus, Harry even gets one of the horrible sweaters she makes every single Christmas for her children. If that's not a proof of love :)
“That is so Fetch!” - Which book or series would you love to catch on?
I wish more people would read Gregory Maguire's books. He writes mostly adult magical realism and fantasy books based on fairytales and popular children stories like the Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland. I feel like I keep talking about his books on this blog but I can't really help it XD They're just brilliant that way!
So that's it for this tag guys! If you love Mean Girls, feel free to do this tag. If you do it, don't forget to send me a link so that I can read it :)