Jess is taking over my blog today!
We decided to collaborate this month since we're sponsoring each other's blogs. We thought it would be fun to dress up as our favorite book characters and ask each other bookish questions! Hop on over to her blog to see my outfit!
Hello everyone! This is Jess from Bookworms in Dresses!
I'm taking over for the day to share a character that I know and love...as well as answer some bookish questions! I always wish that I could climb into the worlds of the books, comics, and manga that I read...which might be why I got so into cosplay in high school!
I'm sharing an outfit today that I styled off of Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison! I LOVED this series back in middle school and into high school, I loved Georgia Nicolson so much! So much so that I actually did a dramatic reading of one of the book scenes for my speech and debate class in high school! I got an A on it, by the way! The Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series will always hold a special place in my heart! It was so funny and the characters reminded me of myself and my friends at that age in many ways! I couldn't help styling an outfit from the series!
1. If you could change the fate of one book character, who would you choose?
There are so many to choose from and a part of me wants to save every third wheel of the love triangle that gets killed simply to make the choice of the hero/heroine easier. But, I'm actually going to choose Ana from Fifty Shades of Grey, I want to deliver her into the arms of a man who is not abusive and terrifying. I want to prevent her from having to go through all those situations. I want to save all those girls who end up in relationships with awful men, Bella, I'm looking at you and Edward too.
2. What character or story first got you into cosplay?
While at the time I had no idea what cosplay was or how to even go about doing it, the character that got me into it was Sakura, from Card Captor Sakura. It used to be on TV (I don't even remember what channel!) after school when I was little and I was IN LOVE with all her outfits that she wore when she captured the monsters in the cards! I wanted to dress up like her and I would always draw my own versions of her costumes, wishing that one day I could make those costumes! Now, here I am, making costumes and wearing them to conventions!
3. What book do you wish you had written?
I wish I had the capabilities to write mystery books with amazing plot twists, so I'm going to say I wish I had written The Likeness by Tana French. I loved that book and I've been in love with murder mystery books for a long time, I wish that my mind worked in a way that let me write those sort of stories with plot twists that you can't actually guess coming!
4. What author would you like to be seated next to on a plane?
I think I'd love to be seated next to Stephen King. He was one of my first ever favorite authors and I've read so many of his books. I also think that he would be so much fun to talk to, to hear first had how he comes up with his ideas, and I think I'd had some crazy dreams that he'd be delighted to hear about.
5. Do you have any bad book habits?
I have this really weird habit where when I read I flip the rest of the pages through my fingers over and over again that annoys anyone seated close to me. I also dog-ear pages from time to time, oops!
6. Which fandom would you want to live in? Which fandom do you definitely not want to live in?
I used to live in the Supernatural fandom, at least on Tumblr, but things can get pretty hostile with the shipping wars that go on in the fandom. Not to mention, all the girls on the show tend to die, so if I was actually in that universe, with my luck I'd be killed off pretty early, so I guess I don't want to live there!
I've really loved being in the Gravity Falls fandom though, there is so much to discuss with the plot, the twists, and the hidden clues in the show. It's such a fun show and the characters are super lovable. I'd want to live in Gravity Falls!
7. What makes you want to read a book?
I hate to admit it, but the cover art does sway me in some instances. Being a graphic designer, I love stand out book covers! Although, what it really comes down to is friend recommendation. I love reading books that others tell me about because then I can talk to them about the book once I finish it! I love talking to others about books!
Who is your favorite book character?
Which fandom would you want to live in?