I’m not sure where this book tag originated, but I discovered it here. And no one tagged me. In fact, I really wouldn’t want to be tagged in any book tag. If I want to write something, I do it anyway. So no tagging to or from me.
But this one looked like so much fun, so I had to do it. It’s pretty much describing your ideal life according to books. So, let’s go.
Who would your parents be?
Growing up, my ideal parents were Margaret and Robert March, more commonly known as Marmee and Father from Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. It always warmed my heart to read how mature their love was for both each other and their daughters. They were willing to sacrifice in the rough times and celebrate in the good times.
Who would your sister be?
I’m going to pick Mary Russell from The Beekeeper’s Apprentice (and all the subsequent books in the Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes Series by Laurie R. King). She’s extremely mature for her age, intelligent, and kind. I feel like she would be a great sister to have, as we could talk about our latest books, murder cases, and philosophy.
Who would your brother be?
This is hard, because I don’t have a brother in real life, but nevertheless I’m going to choose Obelix from Asterix the Gaul (and subsequent books in the Asterix series by Rene Goscinny). While this is a comic series, it totally counts as books. Not only would it be cool to have a super strong but sweet Gaul as my brother, but he could protect me from any unwanted visitors and find adorable dogs for me to play with. It’s a win-win!
Who would be your pet?
I’m going to choose the werecat Solembum from Eragon by Christopher Paolini, the pet of the witch Angela (ignore the weird movie counterpart). I have issues with this book series, but one of the things I loved was any scene in which the…unique Solembum made an appearance.
Where would you live?
Innsmouth, Massachusetts. Taking lovely walks by the beach, singing Fungi from Yuggoth, and trying to ignore the smell of fishmen. As long as Cthulhu doesn’t rise from the depths to consume humanity, I’d love this town. Great for relaxing, reading, writing, and ignoring the impending doom of the human race. If you haven’t guessed by now, I’m referring to the fictional horror town created by H. P. Lovecraft, most famous from his 1936 short story The Shadow Over Innsmouth. I know, I’m weird, but it would be really cool to live here as long as the Cult of Dagon wasn’t trying to kill me all the time.
Where would you go to school?
I feel like Hogwarts is too much of an obvious answer (because who wouldn’t want to go to Hogwarts), so instead I’m choosing the Unseen University in the Discworld Series by Terry Pratchett. It’s mentioned in many of the books, including Hogfather. Not only would I love to visit the Discworld, but to be educated along with all the eccentric wizards in the city of Ankh-Morpork would be amazing. Maybe I’d even catch a glimpse of Death while I’m there!
Who would be your best friend?
Elizabeth Bennett from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Not only is she intelligent and loves reading too, but I feel like we’d have a lot in common. And I could totally pull off living in the early 19th century in England. We could go for long walks together, and talk about how horrid Mr. Darcy is and how absurd Mr. Collins is. Yep…I might even add in some zombies from Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith.
Who would be your significant other?
This one’s probably the hardest one. When I read books, I don’t usually think of male characters as being my possible significant other (after all, I want him to end up with the heroine usually). But if I had to choose one, I’d pick Benedick from William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. I only say this because Beatrice and I are so similar, she ends up marrying him, and I would love to engage in witty banter with my significant other. He’s wealthy, intelligent, and a bit obnoxious. He’s perfect for me!
So maybe I didn’t answer all these questions seriously, but aren’t book tags supposed to be for fun. Like I said at the beginning, I’m not going to tag anyone. However, if anyone who reads this wants to do this book tag, go ahead. Also, if you like these types of posts, let me know and I can do some more. Follow my blog for more madness and, as always,
Best wishes in your life full of adventure,