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Tag: Anti-Valentine’s Day

 

Tag Anti-Valentine's Day

I know, I know Valentine’s Day was last week but Sophia @ Bookwyrming Thoughts tagged me into this one back in February 2019 and I really wanted to do it on Valentine’s Day but of course I forgot the whole thing in my drafts until Isabelle @ Nine Tale Vixen tagged me this Valentine’s Day.


The Rules
  •  Mention the creator of / blog you found the tag.
  • Nominate some fellow book bloggers to take the tag! (I recommend at least 3)
  • Be creative and have fun with your answers!

Sophia’s Questions

Name a cute romance in which you will go down with the ship

I don’t know many “cute” couples to be honest but maybe Thorne and Cress. It has been awhile since I read Cress but I read Winter back in 2018 and I love the cuteness we got in that one. Another cute couple I can think of is Kara and Mon-el from Supergirl and I’m still upset they didn’t end up together.

What’s one underhyped romance you want everyone to read?

I don’t read many contemporary books, so I’d say Dark In You series by Suzanne Wright. It’s Fantasy book but it focuses a lot in the romance and I wish everyone gave Knox and Harper a change.

Name a relationship in which you’d rather toss into the fuck it bucket than go down with it

Most of the romances I want to toss into the fuck it bucket are in the TV shows (Stefan Salvatore/Caroline Forbes comes first into mind) but I don’t usually hate the ones in books. The ships I usually really dislike are the ones I wish stayed friends like Layla/ Zayne from The Dark Elements. That one was really painful to read when I just needed more Roth content.

Name a book in which the romance overpowered the plot but you actually enjoyed

Here’s the thing… I actually prefer books where romance overpowers the plot but to name a few (that aren’t contemporary):

  • Ice Planet Barbarians by Ruby Dixon
  • Lux by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Black Dagger brotherhood by J.R. Ward
What book features an ideal date you would like to go on with your partner/potential partner one day?

Bloodlines by Richelle Mead. I’m not talking about any certain date but just someone doing something (even if they hated it) to be close to me– I just find that romantic. Like, a man could hate reading but he knows how much I like it, so he’d spend the day reading with me.

A book that had no romance but you wanted to have romance?

OK, this sounds weird but I kinda would’ve wanted some future, possible romance between Prosper and the demon in The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding.

Who’s your favorite stabbing character, one who would wield a weapon in a heartbeat?

Two words: Will. Herondale.

A ship that never happened but you want to squish those characters together and WANT to happen

I don’t really have one. Does Tamlin and Nesta from ACOTAR count? I wanted Tamlin to get his redemption story and to get Nesta hell away from all the other character. Since Tamlin has no one, I figured it’s a win-win situation.

A love interest you hated so much you would rather by squished by your TBR than fall in love with them.

Hate is a strong word but I’d probably rather be squished by your TBR than fall in love with Tohrment from Black Dagger Brotherhood. I’d rather not become someone’s shellan who is still morning for someone else. Just no thank you.

A fictional crush you would murder to get out of a sticky situation.

Kol Mikaelson from The Originals. Not from a book but his girlfriend would find a way to bring him back, so does it really count?


Isabelle’s Questions

Spin the Bottle, Truth or Dare, or Never Have I Ever?

Never Have I Ever. I’ve never kissed anyone, so Spin the Bottle is out and I’d probably be called chicken for only choosing truth in Truth or Dare.

Describe your One True Pairing in three words so that someone else could guess who they are. (No proper nouns, that would be too easy!)

Vampire. Hybrid. Promise.

If you could pick any romance trope to determine your future love life, which would it be?

First Love. I’d like to experience my first love.

What is the earliest pairing you remember getting invested in?

I think it was either Piper/Leo from Charmed or Marissa/ Ryan from The O.C. I’m not big fan of either these days. Actually I don’t like Marissa and Ryan together at all.

What does your ideal self-love date look like?

I’d get comfortable in my couch and have a soda and something good with me that doesn’t need two hands, probably chocolate. Then I’d spend my self-love date reading books.

Which one of your OTP plans big romantic gestures and which one forgets their anniversary?

Spike plans big romantic gestures while Buffy forgets their anniversary.

What are your go-to feel good stories? (books, movies, TV shows, podcasts, etc. are all fair game)
  • Alexa Riley books
  • Ice Planet Barbarians by Ruby Dixon
  • Charmed
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
If you could do away with any romantic and/or sexual term, what would it be and why?

I don’t really understand the question but I like romantic terms like lover and sweetheart.

Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or white chocolate?

It really depends on my mood. Sometimes it’s milk and sometimes white chocolate.

Pick a theme song for one of your favorite pairings.

I like Adam French – My Addiction for Roth/Layla from The Dark Elements by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

Up all night I can pretend
Try to fight but in the end
Nothing’s making any sense
I started something I can’t quit
Can’t talk myself out of it
How do I get over this?
I remember you calling my name
I remember and I want you again
I remember you walking away
I’m alone now and I can’t take the pain
You know I need you forever
I know we said we could never
But tell me that it hurts
To be that lonely girl
Why can’t we be together?
Lying to the ones I love
Don’t know what I’m thinking of
God, you own me like a drug
My body’s shaking I can’t breathe
This could be the death of me
Wish I begged you not to leave
I tag
My Questions
1. A ship you were upset that weren’t endgame?
2. Would you rather pick enemies to lovers or friends to lovers ships?
3. Your opinion on possessive heroes?
4. Your Top 5 OTPs?
5. A ship you changed your opinion on?
6. A romance trope you try to avoid?
7. Which hero/ heroine would travel back in time and fall in love with second half of your OTP?
8. If you were doing aesthetic board for one of your OTPs what would be in it?
9. Kickass or naive, innocent heroine?
10. Which Contemporary romance would you like to see turned into a movie?

7 thoughts on “Tag: Anti-Valentine’s Day”

  1. Oh, this is such a lovely tag! I think First Love is definitely a trope I’d like for my future, as my husband was my first love And I’d like to stay together forever.

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  2. ooooh I feel your disappointment, there are definitely tons of couples that I think would’ve been better as platonic friends … though none come to mind at the moment 😅 also Herondales + weapons is the real OTP, let’s be real LOL.

    book dates with snacks are the best dates, no question. and honestly I’m there with you, I like different types of chocolate when I’m in different moods 🍫 loved reading your answers!

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  3. Thanks for tagging me! Thorne and Cress are definitely super cute and I would also choose to play Never Have I Ever over Truth or Dare (I would frustrate people because I wouldn’t want to do any of the dares) or Spin the Bottle (because I do not want to kiss random people). Your self-love date sounds great too. 🙂

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