What fun! I have been tagged by the lovely Heidi over at Book Lover Blogs to do the This-Is-My-Truth-Now Tag! The creator, James, describes it as his own version of truth or dare. The rules are as follows:
- Create your own new post and call it “Tag: This-Is-My-Truth-Now” and be sure to include in your tags the words — without quotes — “ThisIsMyTruthNow Tag”
- Include these rules when you copy/paste to your own post.
- Be sure to thank the person that tagged you and include their responses at the bottom of your post, so someone can get to know them too. Tell everyone something interesting about the person who tagged you.
- Include a link to my original post mentioning this blog so we can see how many people choose to play along. Link to cut/paste is: ThisIsMyTruthNow
- Choose 12 bloggers to tag and include a link to their latest post, so others can check them out and meet new people.
- Answer all 12 questions in The Challenge Questions section, but replace the 12th question with your own new one around telling the truth or revealing something interesting about yourself — you can leave the existing if you can’t think of something.
- Be sure to copy/paste the “Truth or Dare” section at the end of this post. It’s important to the challenge — so you better carefully read it!
- If you’ve haven’t been tagged, but you want to play along, you can totally jump on in and post responses to the tag on your blog.
Sounds fun! Let’s get to it!
Q1: You’re on your way to a birthday dinner that your friends have thrown for you. When you arrive, your favorite author is having dinner by himself or herself and asks you to sit with them, before you even see your friends or they see you. You have two choices:
- You can sit with the author but can’t tell your friends that you’ve abandoned them for three hours, or…
- Meet your friends and lose the only chance you’ll ever have to talk with the author.
Pick one or the other — no exceptions or communication to your friends to tell them about the author — and explain why.
A1: I would like the point out that the question doesn’t say the author must still be alive. Given the chance, I would absolutely choose the first option. I would choose to sit down with Alexandre Dumas, author of The Three Musketeers, my favourite novel. I would feel a little guilty for abandoning my friends, but I also know that they would understand once I explained to them what had happened! Besides, this is the only chance I’d get! My friends would know how much this meant to me, and knowing them, would be angry if I didn’t take this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!
Q2: You’ve got an opportunity to spend a few hours alone “in your bedroom” with a character from any book you’ve previously read. The character tells you that (s)he would like to lock the door and spend some alone time with you. What book and character is it, and do you decide to enter the room and lock the door, or tell them you aren’t interested?
A2: I took a long time to think about this one. There are so many options! This scenario could be amazing or terrible, depending on which character you choose. I decided on Jace from The Mortal Instruments series. I think he could teach me some really valuable fighting skills, and of course, we’d have some fun. 😉
Q3: If you could turn any male character from one of your favorite books into a female character (or change a female into a male) in the book or book series, which one and why?
A3: Another question I thought a lot about. I can’t think of any! While I do think it would be interesting to take characters like The Musketeers and make them female, I think this would work better in an adaptation situation rather than the actual novel itself.
Q4: What blogger currently on your follower’s list (meaning they follow you too) do you admire the most and why?
A4: I really love Sugarquills! A fellow Potterhead and an absolute sweetheart, I just love how passionate she is about literature!
Q5: If you could change any one decision your favorite book character made, what would it be and why?
A5: This is a good one. I don’t have a favourite book character (I have many), but I’m going with Fred from the Harry Potter series. We do not know which specific decision led him to his death, but I would alter it so that he doesn’t die. His death was sad, yes, but it was also unnecessary. The plot would have stayed the same regardless. Bring Fred back!
Q6: If you could pick 1 character from a book and 1 character from a TV show you watch (that is NOT based on a book) to be in a relationship together, who would you choose, and why?
A6: I have been thinking this one over for days. Honestly, up until now, I couldn’t think of any! But after a lot of bouncing back and forth, I think I would love to see The Countess from American Horror Story: Hotel and Petyr Baelish from Game of Thrones get together. I doubt there would be much love there, but just imagine! They would relish in their power and rule happily over chaos. What a power couple that would be!
Q7: It’s your last day on Earth. As you are about to cross that final finish line, a mysterious shadow appears, giving you a choice:
- You can go move forward to whatever comes next for you [based on your own spiritual or religious beliefs], or…
- You can become a character in a book series and exist permanently doing whatever that author chooses to do with you in the book. Which do you choose, and if it’s option 2, reveal the book and author.
A7: As much as I would love to become a character in so many book series’, I think I have to go with the first one. Who knows? Maybe in the afterlife we get to chill with our favourite characters!
Q8: If you could steal a pet from someone in any book you’ve read, but had to replace it with a friend’s pet (meaning they wouldn’t ever see their pet again), would you do it? If so, explain who and why.
A8: I definitely couldn’t steal a pet from my friends. That would just be too cruel.
Q9: If you could turn someone from your real life into a character from a book, who from your life, who in the book and why?
A9: Again, I don’t think I could do this! As much as I would love to know my favourite characters in real life, it would be so mean to turn someone I already know into them! Besides, there has got to be consequences here. I’m passing on this one.
Q10: Post a picture of the cover of a book you read in 2000 and the book you are currently reading now. (Note: if you weren’t alive in 2000, pick the first book you ever read and tell everyone what year it was from).
A10: I can’t remember the first book I personally read as I was only three years old in 2000, but my parents used to read to me all the time, so I’m going with that!
As for currently reading:
Q11: Your favorite character (under 18) needs a place to stay for 3 months and asks you if (s)he could stay in your spare room (yes, you have one for the sake of this question). Who is it and what is the reason (s)he needs to stay with you?
A11: Daenerys Targaryen has clearly gotten tired of all the Westeros drama, so she’s decided to visit our realm for a few months. She needs a place to stay, and someone who doesn’t mind having dragons around. She also needs someone who can show her the ropes of this mysterious world.
Q12: (Note that this is the question you can change if you wish!) Name something (a skill, language, etc) that you have learned or want to learn as a result of a book you’ve read.
A12: Thanks to Lord of the Rings, I actually taught myself archery! And as a result of too many books to possibly name, I’ve also taught myself sword flourishing, a little bit of fencing, and some stunt training as well. Once I get better at managing my anxiety, I would really love to take professional classes.
And there you have it!! Thank you so much to Heidi for tagging me in this, it was so much fun! Be sure to check out her answers as well over on her blog! And in the meantime, who do I nominate? Well, I don’t know 12 book bloggers that well, so here are a few. And feel free to participate even if I don’t tag you!
Huriyah from Sugarquills
Jessi from Living Within Fiction
Abbie from Cafe Book Bean
Eleanor from Real Tasty Pages
Trishaann from BookLoverWrites
Have fun, everyone! And in case you forgot, there is a dare for you to complete if you choose not to participate in the tag. I couldn’t think of any good ones, so here is James’!
TRUTH OR DARE: Oh, did I forget to tell you the last part of the ThisIsMyTruthNow tag? If you choose not to accept the tag, you have to follow through on whatever dare the person who tags you chooses — for my nominees, if you choose not to do this tag, your dare is to re-read [within the next 30 days] the book that has the lowest rating of all the books you’ve read in the last five (5) years. And if you don’t read it again, you’ll be cursed with bad book reads for the next five (5) years. HaHaHaHaHa!
As always, thanks for reading!
Sincerely, Fiction’s Mistress