Tags are always a lot of fun to do. But even more so when they are as interesting as The Listicle Tag where the tagger gets to give the tagged a prompt. So super cool. So super hard. Back in February I was tagged by Jolien from The Fictional Reader. Check out her answers to the prompt she received, which was pick 3 characters you want to go on a holiday with, here.
- Create your own listicle tag, using the prompt from the person who tagged you.
- Tag the creator of the post, not-so-modern-girl, so that I can read all your brilliant posts and see how the joy of listicles is being spread.
- Nominate as many people as you want!
- Set those people the subject/prompt of their listicle post
If you had to describe yourself using three characters from your favorite books, movies or TV shows, who would you pick?
So this is a really hard question because who have I been identifying with over all these years? Who stands out in my mind. I can tell you, they aren’t really from any high fantasy. Shocking you all now, right? But you can see why I don’t read a lot of contemporary or anything that isn’t SF really. It is just more confronting about things. About who I am.
Lara Jean from To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.
I wasn’t sure about reading To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before but I am really glad I did because I found Lara Jean. She reminds me so strongly about myself personality wise. This little home body girl that would rather scrapbook and bake than go to parties. That was me. I didn’t go to parties or out in the weekend. I scrapbooked, I wrote fan fiction and drew fan art. I was a home body. I didn’t think I missed anything from not going to them. She is also a bit naive and is described by some people as childish. That was me too.
“I’m always wondering about the what-ifs, about the road not taking.”
Molly Peskin from The Upside of Unrequited.
Molly is another character that strongly reminds myself of my highschool self. The other side. I was also fat and had a bunch of crushes I never did anything with. Though not as much as Molly. I just could relate very much to that part of her life.
‘There is just something about this kind of moment – this tiny thread connecting me to a total stranger. It’s the kind of thing that makes the universe feel smaller. I really love that.’
MC from The Ocean at the End of the Lane.
And lastly and the hardest to pick out is the unnamed main character of The Ocean at the End of the Lane who looks back at his childhood and mainly 7 year old self. I heavily related to the quote down below and also to how much reading meant to his younger self.
“I do not miss childhood, but I miss the way I took pleasure in small things, even as greater things crumbled. I could not control the world I was in, could not walk away from things or people or moments that hurt, but I took joy in the things that made me happy.”
My prompt to you is:
What are 3 opportunities you came across in books you wish you could have taken for yourself?