Yep, that pretty much sums me up. Notice how some of the top careers listed are "artist" and "musician" and my life is consumed by books, writing, and musicals.
On with the tag!
INTROVERT: ( I )
You can be outgoing, but need to recharge with some calming solitude, Where is your favorite place to read & unwind? Why is this little oasis where you choose to go?
When I am absolutely and completely drained for whatever reason, I spend most of my time in my room. It's the coziest place in the house for me. When we moved to the house we're in now, it was the first time I got to completely decorate the room however I wanted, so it has a little bit of everything I love. It's small, but bursting at the seams with color and fandom gear. If you wanted to know what kind of stuff I like, all you'd have to do is step in my room for a few seconds.
|Don't let the tiny stack of books fool you; this picture was taken shortly after moving in, so most of my books were still in boxes and unavailable to me. My nightstand has at least six books on it at any given time.|
|This is what it looks like now. Not pictured: my kindle or Dear Evan Hansen: the Novel, which I'm currently reading.|
|My collection of Playbills.|
|My bookshelf, which is obviously way too small to hold all the books in my TBR (which takes up the top two shelves--it doesn't even include the books on my TBR that I don't own).|
|Trying to take selfies with Scout in my room, but she's not paying any attention. You can see my mismatched curtains in this picture: green and purple!|
|A friend of mine made this super cool canvas decorations for my graduation. This one has all kinds of musicals and plays written on it in black, but the shows that I've performed in are written in blue so they stand out a little more.|
|These cutouts have almost given minor heart attacks to every single person who's walked into my room.|
|My cozy reading nook.|
|Scout enjoys it, too.|
Some books are meant to be understood and others are meant to be explored. What book or character stands for an idea that is deeply meaningful to you?
There are a few categories of important issues that I think YA books in particular have been excellent at addressing.
|These books are excellent for anyone looking for a little self-esteem. They make you feel so good about being yourself.|
|These tackle all kinds of areas of racial justice.|
|I highly recommend all of these for LGBTQ+ teens or those questioning their sexuality.|
FEELING: ( F )
Not everything needs to be realistic, where is the fun in a world with limits? Which fantasy world do you find so atmospheric you slip inside and never want to leave? (Put simply a book with good vibes).
This was surprisingly tricky to come up with at first (besides Harry Potter), because a lot of fantasy worlds are terrifying, even if the stories are great. I wouldn't say I would particularly want to live in these worlds, but these books were great escapes and feel warm and cozy to me for different reasons.
|No further explanation necessary.|
|This was also a really cool fantasy world that I remember my twelve-year-old self loving. I'll probably go back and reread it at some point, but it's hard to commit to rereading a series that long when my TBR is already giving me the stink-eye . . .|
|I read these books during the holidays a couple years ago while it was cold and snowy, so I associate them with cozy winter reads now.|
|You can't help but love this adorable graphic novel about lovable "villains." It made me giggle so many times.|
|I don't remember much in particular from this book, but I know that it was definitely beautiful and atmospheric and massively underrated. I hardly ever see any of my blogging friends talk about it, but it was a great retelling.|
TBRs are fun to construct and meant to be destroyed. Do you stick to the list or mix it up every now and then? What’s a book you’ve put down that you want to pick back up, but just haven’t been in the mood for?
In general, when it's time for me to pick up a new book, I try to stick to something that has been on my TBR list for a long time. But, inevitably, instead of making the list shorter, the books I read are just replaced by new books that are coming out. But I do tend to stick to my list.
If I read something impulsively, it's usually a brand new book from one of my favorite authors (like Rainbow Rowell or Becky Albertalli), or it's for a book club. Or I saw a pretty cover in a bookstore, bought the book, and ignored every other book I was in the middle of reading.
Right now, I've been trying to read Not Even Bones by Rebecca Schaeffer for a couple months now, but I keep getting distracted and find that I'm not in the mood for that kind of story. It's really good and I enjoy it every time I pick it back up, but other books keep grabbing my attention. One of these days I'll finish it.
INFP: The Idealist
Even when conflict runs high you can be the advocate for either side. What is a book that was not well received but you were able to find its good qualities?
I'm going to alienate a lot of my fellow Harry Potter fans by saying this, but I really enjoyed The Cursed Child. I know a lot of people said it felt like bad fan-fiction or it was a money grab or the characters weren't in character whatsoever, but somehow I was able to appreciate both as part of the series and also as something completely separate from the books. Also, I don't think you can full appreciate the story unless you see it. It's a script, so it's meant to be performed, and I loved it so much more on the stage.
So . . . *shrugs* If you don't like it, that's fine, everyone's entitled to their opinions, but I loved it.
Tag, you're it! Steal this for your blog or share in the comments. What's your MBTI type? Do you feel like it accurately sums you up?