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The Bookish Blog Tag (Favorite characters, covers, & more)

This post is a little different than usual. . . I’m doing something new, something fun, something thrilling. . . I’m participating in the Bookish Blog Tag challenge! 🥳

I had the great honor of receiving a nomination from Ryan Elizabeth, the organizer of the challenge.

I’ll be answering a series of difficult literary questions, so sit back, grab some tea, and enjoy! Maybe you’ll learn something new about me. 😉 Let’s dive in!

QUESTIONS

1. What are 1-3 of your favorite books of all time?

Hmm. . . this is a really hard question. Out of all the books I’ve read so far, I’d say Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen, The Lamplighter by Maria. S. Cummins, and (it’s a current read, but I’m loving it) The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater are my top favorites.

2. What are 1-3 of your favorite authors of all time?

Jane Austen. She’s a legend. Her wit, her character arcs, and her themes are just a few things that make her novels enjoyable. I admire her greatly.

J.R. R. Tolkien. Good grief, his worldbuilding is just mind-blowing! I can tell he really poured a lot of depth into his novels. Hats off to this man!

Agatha Christie. She’s such a genius. Great fan of her plot twists. 😏

**Yes, these are all British authors. But what can I say? They’re the best. 😉

3. Who is your favorite female character from a book?

Ahh, this is so hard! Out of all the books I’ve read so far, I’m going to have to go with Elinor Dashwood.

Elinor Dashwood from Sense and Sensibility | CharacTour

I relate to her on so many levels! And I admire her quiet strength, good sense, and self-sacrifice. Yes, I like her even better than Elizabeth Bennet. 😉

4. Who is your favorite male character from a book?

Ooh, this one’s too hard! There are so many amazing guys! I’m going to break the rules and record my current top two.

SHERLOCK HOLMES. I want his mind palace!! Honestly. I aspire to have at least 1/10 of his observation skills by the time I die.

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MR. TILNEY. Sure, Mr. Darcy is generous and all but. . . Mr. Tilney. He’s the real gentleman. He’s witty, actually nice, forgiving and so much more. I think he deserves more credit! #underratedhero

5. What’s your favorite fictional world?

Narnia. All the way. There’s so much to do there! And the scenery is enchanting. . .

6. What book has your favorite book cover?

I have yet to find one that I really love.

Pride and Prejudice (Barnes and Noble Leatherbound classics)

But Barnes & Noble’s Collectible Edition of Pride & Prejudice is stunning. My heart flutters every time I see it on my shelf.

Barnes & Noble Softcover Classics — Bluestocking Bookshelf
Can I have this shelf, please?!

All the Barnes & Noble Classics are lovely! 🤩

7. What’s your favorite book-to-movie adaptation?

The Book Thief. The actors are incredible!
Pride & Prejudice (1980 TV Series). Obscure but priceless.

**If you didn’t know before, this post has proved that I’m a big Jane Austen nerd. 😆

8. If you could make any book into a movie, which would it be?

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater. I need it now.

9. What was your favorite childhood book?

On The Edge of The Dark Sea of Darkness. The whole “Wingfeather Saga” for that matter!

10. Fantasy or Sci-fi (or neither)?

Fantasy! Aside from watching Star Wars movies, I’m not much of Sci-fi person. . .

NOMINATING:

(No pressure to participate 🙂)

BELLA @ bellaputt.com

GERMAINE @ germainehan.com

MARIE @ writingincolor632931833.wordpress.com

LYDIA @ lydiatherese.wordpress.com

RULES:

1. Make sure you thank the blogger who nominated you and include a link to their blog.

2. Answer all of the following questions.

3. Include the blog tag graphic and these rules on your post.

4. Nominate 3 or more bloggers at the bottom of your post, including their name and their blog’s link.

What are your top favorite books? Do you relate to any of my answers? Do you disagree with any of my answers? (; Who’s your favorite male Jane Austen character?

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14 Comments

  • Reply Germaine @ germainehan.com

    Aw, thanks for the tag! Henry Tilney is so absolutely underrated.

    June 22, 2020 at 10:46 am
    • Reply abigailblessing

      You’re welcome! He sooo is!

      June 23, 2020 at 3:10 am
  • Reply Bella Putt

    I loved reading your answers to these questions! And thanks so much for the tag! (I’m realizing that my answers are going to be similar to yours because I also love Jane Austen. 😂)

    June 21, 2020 at 7:42 pm
    • Reply abigailblessing

      Thank you, Bella! ❤ Haha, she’s amazing. (; Can’t wait to see yours!

      June 22, 2020 at 1:02 am
  • Reply Aubrey

    Love all the books you mentioned, but there were one or two I didn’t know – know I’m excited to read those! 😀

    June 21, 2020 at 2:59 pm
    • Reply abigailblessing

      YES! Go read them! (: Thank you for reading!

      June 22, 2020 at 1:02 am
  • Reply G.R

    My favorite male Jane Austen character is Mr. Knightley! Great job on this post!

    June 21, 2020 at 1:16 am
    • Reply abigailblessing

      Mr. Knightley is fantastic! Thank you for reading! 🙂✨

      June 21, 2020 at 3:22 am
  • Reply Mr. Tumnus

    One of my favorite books would also be Pride and Prejudice. However, my number 1 favorite book of all time (except the Bible of course) would be Two Sisters of Bamarre. That book makes me cry every time. What I find interesting, upon reflection, is how books grow on you. In 9th grade I read Jacob Have I Loved and really did not like it. I found it so strange and just weird. Today, however, Jacob Have I Loved has become one of my favorite books (probably in the top 10 actually). The last time I read it I was crying so hard at one point that my family thought something was wrong. Haha

    As I am currently reading only my second Jane Austen book (Sense and Sensibility) I would have to say my favorite male character is George Knightley from the 1996 Emma movie. I am looking forward to reading that book and seeing if he still remains as highly esteemed in my mind as he does right now.

    Great post!

    June 21, 2020 at 1:05 am
    • Reply abigailblessing

      I need to read that book!! And yes, the attachment is what makes books magical! ✨
      Yes! Emma (the book) is amazing and I admire Mr. Knightley. ♥ Let me know what you think of Emma! Thank you for reading!

      June 21, 2020 at 3:25 am
  • Reply Ryan Elizabeth

    Love this! Thanks so much for participating, Abbi! 😀
    Also, I totally agree about the Barnes & Noble classic covers!! 🤩

    June 20, 2020 at 6:26 pm
    • Reply abigailblessing

      Thank you for nominating me, Ryan! ♥ This was so much fun!
      Right?

      June 21, 2020 at 3:18 am
  • Reply Lydia Therese

    Thank you for the nomination! This looks like a fun tag — I’ll probably be doing it soon! 🙂
    The 1980s P&P adaptation is really underrated. It’s not my favorite, but it does have my favorite Lizzie out of all the movies. 🙂
    Yes to a Scorpio Races movie!! That book is SOO good!

    June 20, 2020 at 3:04 pm
    • Reply abigailblessing

      Splendid! *throws confetti*
      Oh my stars, you’re the first person I’ve meet who’s actually heard of/watched it! I love the Lizzie in it sooo much. ♥ She really embodies the character! Yes, she’s my favorite too.
      Aggghhhh! Rightt?!

      June 21, 2020 at 3:21 am

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