This tag was originally made by James @ this-is-my-truth-now and I was tagged by said creator. 🙂
James describes this tag as:
“So… I’m calling this the “This-Is-My-Truth-Now” or “ThisIsMyTruthNow” tag, and it will be all about telling the truth — my own version of truth or dare… are you scared? Nervous? Jealous that I’m so cool I created my own tag? I know… all in a day’s work. NOT! It’s meant to be fun. So here we go…”
Yes, here we go!
The Challenge Questions
You’re on your way to a birthday dinner that your friends have thrown for you. When you arrive, your favorite author is having dinner by himself or herself and asks you to sit with them, before you even see your friends or they see you. You have two choices:
- You can sit with the author but can’t tell your friends that you’ve abandoned them for three hours, or…
- Meet your friends and lose the only chance you’ll ever have to talk with the author.
Pick one or the other — no exceptions or communication to your friends to tell them about the author — and explain why.
I would definitely choose to meet my friends instead. Friendship is more important to me than meeting a stranger that I will never see again. Also, the guilt that I would hold if I couldn’t explain why I ditched my friends would be too much for me.
You’ve got an opportunity to spend a few hours alone “in your bedroom” with a character from any book you’ve previously read. The character tells you that (s)he would like to lock the door and spend some alone time with you. What book and character is it, and do you decide to enter the room and lock the door, or tell them you aren’t interested?
Hm…I think I would be concerned that anyone would want the door to be locked to spend time with me. I may have to pass on this one.
If you could turn any male character from one of your favorite books into a female character (or change a female into a male) in the book or book series, which one and why?
I have been mulling over this one for days, and I’m stuck. The books I have enjoyed, I like having the characters in their original genders. If I did not like the book, a gender switch most likely would not change my opinion. So I’m stuck
What blogger currently on your follower’s list (meaning they follow you too) do you admire the most and why?
I admire Sophie @ Blame Chocolate because she was the first blogger to tag me on a post and opened my eyes to another aspect of book blogging. Thank you, Sophie!
If you could change any one decision your favorite book character made, what would it be and why?
I would change the love interest in the Harry Potter series. I would have liked Harry and Hermione to have ended up together instead Harry with Ginny and Hermione with Ron. I think they would have been better suited together.
If you could pick 1 character from a book and 1 character from a TV show you watch (that is NOT based on a book) to be in a relationship together, who would you choose, and why?
I would love to see George Weasley from Harry Potter with Alex Dunphy from “Modern Family”. I feel George would add some spark and humor in Alex’s life, while Alex would help keep George a bit more grounded. Plus, I feel George would fit in with the quirky Dunphy family well while the lovable Weasleys would love Alex.
It’s your last day on Earth. As you are about to cross that final finish line, a mysterious shadow appears, giving you a choice:
- You can go move forward to whatever comes next for you [based on your own spiritual or religious beliefs], or…
- You can become a character in a book series and exist permanently doing whatever that author chooses to do with you in the book. Which do you choose, and if it’s option 2, reveal the book and author.
I would choose to the first option – to move on forward. I don’t really envy some of the dangerous situations that some of my favorite characters go through. Love to read about the situations, but not necessarily live through them, lol.
If you could steal a pet from someone in any book you’ve read, but had to replace it with a friend’s pet (meaning they wouldn’t ever see their pet again), would you do it? If so, explain the who and why.
Oh no! I would never take a friend’s pet in order to replace the pet with one from a character’s in a book. I would be devastated if someone stole my little Zoey (our little lab mix) that I wouldn’t want to cause that pain to anyone.
If you could turn someone from your real life into a character from a book, who from your life, who in the book and why?
Okay, I’m going with an animal, rather than a person for fun. 🙂
Our dog, Zoey, is very timid and scared of loud noises. When she becomes scared, she tends to want to run away without knowing if she is running away or toward the thing causing the big noise (i.e. trucks, motorcycles, trams, etc.). She also gets nervous meeting and/or being approached by a new person. This could be someone who is a toddler to someone who is elderly, and everyone in between. What I would love is to instill her the bravery of Curious George! Yes, he is mischievous and causes so much trouble, but at least he isn’t fearful of so many things!
I will cheat on this question and say I don’t think I would necessarily want a monkey versus a dog, but I just want her to be a bit braver.
Post a picture of the cover of a book you read in 2000 and the book you are currently reading now. (Note: if you weren’t alive in 2000, pick the first book you ever read and tell everyone what year it was from).
- Currently Reading:
- 2000 Read:
Your favorite character (under 18) needs a place to stay for 3 months and asks you if (s)he could stay in your spare room (yes, you have one for the sake of this question). Who is it and what is the reason (s)he needs to stay with you?
I would adopt Auggie from Wonder for as long as he needed! Though he probably wouldn’t need me since he has a wonderful family, but I would still open my door for him. He is such a beautiful person that needs some confidence booster since he lacks this due to his facial deformity. I think I could provide a fun-filled, confident booster home for him for a few months.
What is one thing you wished you learned but haven’t yet? (Note: This is the question each person can change when they tag their own nominees)
As crazy as it may sound, I never learned to swim. It just wasn’t a priority growing up, so now, as an adult, I fear going too deep in the water. I have tried taking lessons, but for whatever reason, it didn’t work. If/When I have kids, I hope this will give me the extra push and motivation to learn…
- Create your own new post and call it “Tag: This-Is-My-Truth-Now” and be sure to include in your tags the words — without quotes — “ThisIsMyTruthNow Tag”
- Include these rules when you copy/paste to your own post.
- Be sure to thank the person that tagged you and include their responses at the bottom of your post, so someone can get to know them too. Tell everyone something interesting about the person who tagged you.
- Include a link to my original post mentioning this blog so we can see how many people choose to play along. Link to cut/paste is: ThisIsMyTruthNow
- Choose 12 bloggers to tag and include a link to their latest post, so others can check them out and meet new people.
- Answer all 12 questions in The Challenge Questions section, but replace the 12th question with your own new one around telling the truth or revealing something interesting about yourself — you can leave the existing if you can’t think of something.
- Be sure to copy/paste the “Truth or Dare” section at the end of this post. It’s important to the challenge — so you better carefully read it!
- If you’ve haven’t been tagged, but you want to play along, you can totally jump on in and post responses to the tag on your blog.
- Sophie @ Blame Chocolate
- Annike and Zoë @ Twin Tales
- Jenn, Caitlynn and Eden @ Thrice Read
- Krysti @ YA and Wine
- Max @ Maxxesbooktopia
- Abby and Erica @ You Otter Read
- Shalini @ Book Reviews by Shalini
- Maggie @ Fiction’s Mistress
- Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek
- Jeyran @ Review Tales
- Amy @ Blissful Scribbles
- Cristian @ Cristian Mihai
TRUTH OR DARE: Oh, did I forget to tell you the last part of the ThisIsMyTruthNow tag? If you choose not to accept the tag, you have to follow through on whatever dare the person who tags you chooses — for my nominees, if you choose not to do this tag, your dare is to re-read [within the next 30 days] the book that has the lowest rating of all the books you’ve read in the last five (5) years. And if you don’t read it again, you’ll be cursed with bad book reads for the next five (5) years. HaHaHaHaHa!
So, that’s all I have. This tag took me a few days of pondering, but was a ton of fun! Thank you for the tag ThisIsMyTruthNow! For those who tagged, if you complete this one, I look forward to reading your responses and feel free to give your thoughts here!
Until next time! 🙂