As I watched Marines’ video of this tag, I felt that it would be a good opportunity for us to get to know each other. The “Who Am I” book tag asks questions related to one’s reading habits.
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Here are my answers.
Who Am I Question 1: If your life were a book genre, what would it be?
Steampunk is probably who I’d be. The #woke revisionist approach to a time period captures my life and personality rather well. As someone who migrated, lost her identity in the shuffle and then revisited said culture (and faith) with new concepts learned along the way, I feel like steampunk nails this experience.
-What villain from a book do you identify with the most?
The Darkling, a product of cruel society and isolation, captured my heart right away. Besides, the tension he has with Alina (as well as a certain person in her circle of supporters) was exquisite.
“Fine,” he said with a weary shrug, “make me your villain,”
-What protagonist are you most similar to?
Agnieszka from Uprooted reminds me of myself. Plain, dorky, and one with a weird approach to magic (life). While my friendships never lasted as long as hers has, I remain hopeful that I’ll perhaps get to that point one day. Furthermore, I will forever be a newbie to any field, no matter how long I participate in its growth (I mean, I feel like I am flattering myself right there. I am just happy to exist).
-Which book did you connect with in the past that you no longer do?
A tie between Wuthering Heights and Sound and the Fury is the appropriate answer to this question. I can write a lot about the rarity of mental illness representation in established classics. Most importantly, though, I used to be fascinated by characters that were removed/silenced from the narrative of a story.
-What recent book read would you love to be a character in?
I’ll never be cool enough to be a person in Vicious by VE Schwab, but I wish my personality were more fun and lively to be involved in superpowers and cat-and-mouse chases.
-How do your reading habits show off your personality?
Reading at ungodly hours probably is a peak example of how my life manifests itself through my reading habits. My moody demeanor stops me from progressing into stories that otherwise sound perfectly fine. There is also the uncertainty of whether a book is something I need to revisit. I am easily swayed. What can I say!
-What book taught you something about yourself?
I feel connected to the three sisters in Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake. The cut-throat competition between them feels mildly similar (I guess metaphorically) to familial dynamics within my life.
“Three dark sisters
All fair to be seen,
Two to devour
And one to be Queen” —Kendare Blake