The TMI Book Tag

Book Tag - The TMI Book Tag

Caitlynn, over at Thrice Read, decided to tag anyone who felt like doing the TMI book tag, so I thought I would give it a shot. After all, there is no such thing as too many bookish questions, right?

1. What fictional character has the best style?

This is a good question. I’ve always been drawn to the person with the most badass wardrobe in books and film. (You have no idea how obsessed I was with Adelle DeWitt’s wardrobe in Dollhouse!) This is probably why I started putting together bookish outfits as a feature on this blog.

Book Style - Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard - Inspired by Queen Elara

So, that being said, I feel like Queen Elara from Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard is probably has some out of this world pieces in her closet, because she is “The Queen,” and I am a little enamored with the fact that hand embroidery is a still a thing in this universe. (And yes, I put together an outfit based on Elara!)

So I am going to go with her.

2. Your book girlfriend/boyfriend/fictional crush?

I don’t really crush on fictional characters. dh-us-jacket-art

3. Ever loved a character but then started hating them?

No, but I’ve had the reverse happen.

4. Biggest/Longest book on your shelf?

Pretty sure it’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

5. Heaviest book on your shelf?

Still think it’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

6. Do you have any book posters?

Nope, no book posters. I have pictures of my dogs, two tourist posters from a trip to Paris, and a Bellatrix Lestrange wand replica on my wall though.

Coryographies – Beach House Bookshelf Necklace

7. Do you have any book themed jewelry?

Yes, I bought a set of bookshelf necklaces from Coryographies on Etsy last year for the holidays, and I gave one to my friend and kept one for myself. Got a set of earrings too.

8. Book OTP?

I don’t have one.

9. Favorite book series?

I don’t read a lot of series, so my default answer to this is Harry Potter. At least until I actually finish another series and like it as much as I do The Boy Wizard.

10. Favorite book-to-movie soundtrack?

I really liked the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. I just really thought the music fit the mood of the show very well. And I really liked Lorde’s cover of “Everybody Wants to Rule the World.”

bookcover_home_delirium2x_new11. A book story you miss/wish would continue?

For standalones I can’t think of a world that I would continue, but the one series that really bugs me is The Delirium Trilogy by Lauren Oliver. While I loved the ending when I listened to it, I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately, and that really wasn’t an ending.

I wouldn’t change the rest of the series, but damn we needed a better ending than that.

12. Favorite stand-alone?

I can hear Ola from Ola Reads Books rolling her eyes at this one! It’s City of Thieves by David Benioff. I recommend this book to just about everyone. It made me laugh and cry, and generally make some very expressive faces.

13. Since when do you read books?

Not sure what kind of question this is, but I am pretty sure I started reading around the age of five. I can’t tell you exactly when I read my very first book.

14. Which Hogwarts house are you in?


15. Quality you look for in a book?

Interesting plot that sparks something in me. Or a book jacket that makes me think about a larger issue. (Yes, this is tiring at times, and I just want a good slushy read!)

616jgct8pal16. Favorite book quote?

From Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger:

“I got bored with knitting. I’m taking up arson.”

That has always stayed with me.

17. Favorite author?

Oh why are you making me choose? It’s like asking me to pick my favorite child?

18. Favorite book cover?

There have been many book covers I love recently, but I think my most recent favorite is Rabbit Cake by Annie Hartnett.

19. Action or Romance?

Both? They can coexist.

20. Where do you go when a sad moment happens?

Nowhere. I just keep reading. Maybe I go get some water.

21. How long do you need to finish a book?

Depends on the length. Could be a weekend. Could be a week. If it’s Tolstoy, I may need my entire lifetime to finish it. Yes, still trying to get enough ambition to read Anna Karenina.

22. How long is your mourning period?

Not long. It happens more with series, but if I feel like if the ending was right then it works. That doesn’t mean I am not affected by character deaths, but I have to feel like the surviving characters are getting to a good place. If they’re all “okay,” I can live with everything else and head onto the next work.

23. Least favorite Book?

Still bitter about having to read Flatland in college.

24. Turn on in a character?

My top three are having a brain, proceeding through a problem with actual logic, and not in a love triangle. One out of three will keep me interested. Three out of three I will probably stay up pass my bedtime.

25. Turn off in a character?

Toss up between the most overly caffeinated dialogue I have ever read, and the possessive boyfriend trope. Actually, if I am honest, the possessive boyfriend/husband/partner wins out for me.

26. Reason I joined book blogging?

I started blogging in part to motivate myself to read more, and to keep writing. I wanted to get my voice back.

27. Name a scary book?

Would probably have to say Valerie and Her Week of Wonders. Not sure it’s “scary,” but it is definitely creepy!

28. Last book that made you cry?

The last book that made me cry ugly tears was Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley. It’s just so sad!

29. Last book that you gave 5 stars?

By date read, that would be Everything You Want Me to Be by Mindy Mejia.

30. Any favorite book titles?

I honestly think the title of Most Wanted by Lisa Scottoline is clever! It’s about the only thing I liked about that book. Otherwise, I don’t think I have favorite “titles” per say.

31. Last book you read?

I finished Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker yesterday.

The Vegetarian by Han Kang Book Cover32. Book you’re currently reading?

I’m halfway through The Vegetarian by Han Kang.

33. Last book adaptation you watched?

I finally watched my rental of The Girl with All the Gifts.

34. A book character you always wanted to talk to?

I’d love to have a chat with the main character in Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein.

35. An author you always wanted to talk to?

Really want to pick Margot Livesey’s brain about her novel Criminals.

36. Favorite book snack?

Potato chips.

37. Book world you want to live in?


giphy5638. Book world you DON’T want to live in?

Panem! Seriously, I’m good!

Or Gilead! Don’t understand this? Read The Handmaid’s Tale!

39. Last time you smelled a book?


40. Weird insults used in books?

I’m a huge fan of weird insults, but nothing comes to mind.

41. Favorite romance book?

Can’t say I have one.

42. Do you write?

I am writing this post aren’t I?

But yes, I do write. I write television reviews over at Tell-Tale TV and I am trying to get back to my fiction.

43. Favorite magical item?

A time turner! You have no idea how much I need one of those things.

giphy5744. Your Quidditch position?

Seeker! You’ll be surprised how often I can find tacks that fall off the cork board!

Yea, I realize the tacks don’t move and the Snitch does, but really, same principle at its core!

45. Name a song you connect to a book.

For some reason I connect Stereo Hearts by Gym Class Heroes to Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. It’s probably because of the shared love for music between Eleanor and Park.

46. Favorite book related chat up line?

Oh man, there are lines for this too?

47. Have you ever used it?

I have no idea what a book chat up line is, so no.

48. Favorite book fandom?

I don’t think I have one of those either.

49. How many books do you own?

I haven’t counted.

50. Tags.

Okay! I am tagging the following bloggers:

Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews
Alex @ Whimsey Pages
Anushka @ Going Through Books
Kim @ By Hook or By Book
Angharad and Becky @ Two Book Thieves
Krysti @ YA and Wine



Published by Lauren Busser

Lauren Busser is a fiction writer and essayist. She is an associate editor at Tell-Tale TV, where she writes about all things tv. She has had fiction appear in five : 2 : one magazine’s #thesideshow and her nonfiction has appeared in Bitch Media and The Hartford Courant. You can find her talking about tv, film, and knitting on Twitter @LaurenBusser.

9 thoughts on “The TMI Book Tag

    1. You’re welcome! I can’t wait to see your answers!

      That bookshelf necklace was something that I coveted for a while. I finally bought a “Christmas Special” of three necklaces and gave one to my friend as a Hannukah present. Hers was the Pride and Prejudice version! She got a huge kick out of it!

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