// a tag in which i talk about my favorite characters //

hello, my friends!

there’s a tag that’s been going around for awhile that caught my eye. i haven’t actually been tagged for this, but that was probably an accident, because who wouldn’t want to hear me rant about book characters?

for this tag, you write down the names of thirty book characters, fold them up and put them in a bowl. then you draw two names to answer each question with.

let’s go. :)

1) you have one more spot on your spelling team. who gets it?

max-ernest (the secret series // pseudonymous bosch) vs noah (i’ll give you the sun // jandy nelson)

this one isn’t hard. max-ernest is a huge nerd, and i say that in the nicest way possible. noah’s strong point, that sweet child, is definitely art, not spelling. so i’d want max-ernest to get the last spot (but good luck getting me to join a spelling team).

2) both characters want to kill you. who would you kill first to have a better chance of survival?

lucy pennant (iremonger trilogy // edward carey) vs toothless (how to train your dragon series // cressida cowell)

neither of them are really killers, are they? lucy is just a servant girl, but she does have energy and isn’t afraid to hit people with shovels. our dragon friend toothless does sound a bit scary until you remember that he is lazy as heck and absolutely tiny. i doubt that i would actually be able to kill either of them, but disposing of lucy would keep me safe.

3) you’ve been chosen for the hunger games. who is more likely to volunteer in your place?

yo-yoji (the secret series) vs magnus (magnus chase and the gods of asgard // rick riordan)

i think they’d both rather save their own skin then help me. but magnus, being a demigod, having trained for ragnarök, having special powers, etc. would probably know that he could win. let’s go with him.

4) you are the next marvel superhero. who is your sidekick?

george vs lockwood (lockwood & co. // jonathan stroud)

ah. sarcastic, a bit of a genius, has lots of snacks with him — george would have the quirky sidekick thing down. lockwood is good with a sword, has slightly insane plans, and is an excellent leader. i think that if lockwood was my partner, i would become the sidekick, but he’d still be much more helpful than george.

5) you are stranded on a deserted island and you must engage in cannibalism to survive. whom do you eat?

fishlegs (how to train your dragon series) vs jude (i’ll give you the sun)

jude. definitely jude. i’m not particularly fond of her, and i really couldn’t bear to do that to fishlegs. he’s an orphan, he has eczema and asthma and anxiety, and i would feel awful to add being eaten to that unfortunate list.

6) you’re the manager of an avocado company. who would you fire for poor communication skills?

clod (iremonger trilogy) vs lucy carlyle (lockwood & co.)

they both get fired because i don’t like avocados and i would want the company to fail.

7) you’ve just finished a book in which your favorite character dies. which character would be more likely to comfort you?

hiccup (how to train your dragon series) vs violet (all the bright places // jennifer niven)

they’re both compassionate characters who have lost people, so i think they’d both be willing to comfort me. i like hiccup a bit more than violet, though, so i’ll go with him.

8) your birthday has finally arrived. who would have the nerve to forget?

peter (the chronicles of narnia) vs finch (all the bright places)

finch. he’s probably one of my favorite characters ever, and he’s from one of my favorite books, but he has lots of flaws. he would probably be asleep or thinking too much to remember my birthday.

9) you have just found an upcoming youtube star. who is it more likely to be?

sam (lord of the rings) vs ned (castaways of the flying dutchman // brian jacques)

ned, because he is a dog, and everyone likes dog videos. :D

10) you can only invite one person to your sleepover. who would it be?

cass (the secret series) vs sophie (keeper of the lost cities series // shannon messenger)

can i just not have a sleepover? they make me tired and uncomfortable.

i guess i have to pick. although i like cass a lot, i think sophie would be a better conversationalist, which would be important, since i will not speak until spoken to. plus, sophie would know how to make mallowmelt. and i really want to try that.

11) you have just woken up and it is time for breakfast. your mom has been replaced by . . . whom?

keefe (koltc) vs edmund (the chronicles of narnia)

i’d much rather have keefe as my mother. i don’t think he’d be a very good mum, but he would be much more fun than edmund. (although if mother edmund made turkish delight for breakfast, i would pick him over keefe. [and i would betray my family for turkish delight, too. ])

12) bam, you’re pregnant. who is the mother/father?

kate (the mysterious benedict society // trenton lee stewart) vs emily (emily windsnap series // liz kessler)

neither of them are that attractive, though?? (ha, like i would know.) WHY COULDN’T IT HAVE BEEN LUCY CARLYLE. WHYYY.

emily, i guess? i like her more than kate.

13) you have just written a super important text. who would have the nerve not to reply?

susan (the chronicles of narnia) vs matilda (matilda // roald dahl)

it would be matilda, because she’s five, i think, and why would she have a phone? although i don’t know why i would send a super important text to a five-year-old.

14) you’re on the bachelor/bachelorette and down to two characters. who gets your rose?

lucy (the chronicles of narnia) vs miranda (when you reach me // rebecca stead)

this one is easy.

i’ve always thought that lucy is incredible. she’s so brave and cute and sweet!! on the other hand, we have miranda, who is horribly average (i’m sorry, i still love that book). please just let me have lucy.

15) ugh, it’s high school. who would most likely be part of the popular clique?

camicazi (how to train your dragon series) vs artemis (artemis fowl series // eoin colfer)

artemis is a genius, and apparently high schoolers don’t like those with higher iqs than themselves. (i wouldn’t actually know, i’m a homeschooler.) camicazi is a bit insane, but it would never be boring around her. she would probably be the leader of the popular clique.

hope you guys enjoyed that. if you’d like to do this on your own blog, go right ahead.

i tried to pick books that most people would have heard of already. if i mentioned any books that you haven’t read, i’d get on that, because most of the ones on here are my favorites.

also, did you see my cute succulent? i love it very much, but it doesn’t have a name yet. if you have suggestions, leave them in the comments. :)



48 thoughts on “// a tag in which i talk about my favorite characters //

  1. Allison says:

    Well this was interesting. HA HA I agree with you on sleepovers. I mean they’re not that bad and sometimes they can be quite fun, but in general I’d just as soon not. I LOVE MBS AND NARNIA! I’ve read several and not read several others of the books you mentioned. I’ll Give You the Sun and All the Bright Places sound interesting. What are they about, if you happen to have a summary at the ready? ;)
    Also cute pictures AND YOUR SUCCULENT IS ADORABLE. I love succulents. Name suggestions: Egbert (inspired by it’s pot), Kiko, Clarence, or one of the character names you mentioned.


  2. Julia M says:

    dude, on the topic of mallowmelt, shannon actually posted like an official recipe online (just google it) and me and my friend made and ohmygoodness it was so amazing like i don’t think i’ve ever tasted anything so good in my life! you should definitely make some!
    ~julia <3


  3. Sarah says:

    Is that the asexual pride flag in a paper chain? Also do you have any book recommendations? I don’t know what to read. I’m sorry if this comment is strange, I’m still getting used to commenting on blogs.


    • loren ☾ litost says:

      it is indeed. :)

      some of my favorite books are all the bright things (romance + mental health), when you reach me (mystery?? kind of), a year without autumn (time travel), and the how to train your dragon series (adventure). so i’d recommend those ones.

      don’t worry, it’s not a strange comment at all. i hope to hear from you again. :)

      xo loren


  4. Talor says:

    WOW SO COOL! You have such a cool blog!
    It’s very nice meeting you, I will follow and see your new posts! Have a great day!

    P.s nice meeting you!



      • Talor says:

        Your welcome!

        I’ll tell you 5 facts about me..
        1. I moved to do from Oregon.
        2. I have 2 very funny and annoying younger brothers.
        3. I love to… read, write, color, paint, art, make stuff, play outside.
        4.my favorite color is Torquise.
        5. You can ask me any question you want on this one :)


        • loren ☾ litost says:

          1) that’s so cool! i’ve always wanted to go to oregon.
          2) i have a funny and annoying brother, too, but he’s older than me.
          3) i love doing all those things, too!
          4) nice, mine are maroon and gray.
          5) what genre is your favorite to write?

          xo loren


  5. Talor says:

    Hi, Loren! 😀

    Oregon is beautiful, in our backyard and working we had apples, pears, peaches, plums, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, cherries, figs, two types of grapes, and that’s about it. We didn’t even grow them! Oregon is Awesome!….

    But now I’m in Florida living next to Madison (that owns delightful world of dolls).

    LOL, brothers. . . . .😝😛😜
    That’s so cool! Ooh those are cool colors! Hmm….. I don’t know. . . . . . I don’t know what my favorite genre to write is.. what about you?🙂


    P.s I’m using a different email, just so you know it’s me😉


    • loren ☾ litost says:

      hey! :)

      that’s amazing! i would love to have all that fresh fruit in my yard. we have a large garden, but we mostly grow vegetables, although we do have raspberries, peaches, and cherries. and some pear and apple trees, but they don’t give a good crop yet.

      you’re friends with madi? that’s awesome. do you like living in florida?

      i write a lot of fantasy and contemporaries, and occasionally some poetry. :)

      xo loren


      • Talor says:


        Yeah, it was pretty awesome! Ooh that’s so cool! That you have alot of fruit! And vegetables! Yum.😋
        Yeah I met her 2 years ago at a church then she told me about her blog, and yeah I see her like twice or 3 times a week. Florida is really hot rains all the time in the spring and summer which sucks😛 buy now it’s fall it’s not going to be raining as much. But anyways Florida egh ehh it’s not as good as Oregon😛😜 but yes, I do enjoy living here! Ooh that’s cool!! I like poetry!

        Do you have any questions about me?
        Anything you want! LOL!


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