Happy Saturday, everyone! How are you feeling this fine day? I thought I’d kick off the weekend with another original book tag! As you can tell by the title, this tag is based on Bob’s Burgers. I’ve taken the characters from the show and created questions based on their personalities. But I’m a shower and not a teller, so let’s just jump into the tag:
- Bob: A character who genuinely loves what they do
Kelsea Glynn from the Tearling trilogy by Erika Johnasen. Kelsea loves her people and always strives to be the best queen she can for them. It’s not about having the title— it’s about serving her kingdom. Everything she does, she does for them. She’s a genuinely good queen and I’m so sad I’m almost done with the last book because I really don’t want to leave her behind.
- Linda: A book you think would make a great (or hilarious!) musical
I would 10,000% watch a Six of Crows musical. Leigh Bardugo’s world of the Kerch underground is made to become a lavish musical. Too bad it never will.
- Tina: A book or series you’ve read or written fanfiction for
Harry Potter. I’ve written Dramione fanfiction. In my defense, I was young and naïve. And it really wasn’t that good. And no, I won’t tell you where you can find it.
- Gene: Most imaginative fictional world
Not to be annoying and predictable, but I have to go with V.E. Schwab’s fictional worlds. Between the parallel Londons of Shades of Magic, a city where monsters are born of violent acts in Monsters of Verity, and a realm for dead spirits in The Archived, Victoria’s brain is a goldmine for unique worlds. I love every world she creates, even if I don’t love the series as a whole. I admit I’m most partial to the Shades of Magic universe, but each one is unique and special.
- Louise: Favorite character rivalry
The rivalry between Rose and Connor in the Addicted/Calloway Sisters series by Krista & Becca Ritchie. Even before they fell in love, their rivalry was based on a mutual respect and equal intelligence. As a married couple, their rivalry takes the form of keeping each other on their toes, bettering each other, and providing each other with the one person who understands them above all. Ugh, their minds. They’re just so powerful.
- Fishoeder: A series you would rewrite if you could
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. It had such potential, but Maas made every wrong decision there is. If I could rewrite it, I would make Manon the protagonist and she would be the lesbian antihero of my dreams. I don’t know what, precisely, would happen, I just know it would be better than what we got. Also Malide would be canon.
- Teddy: The first book fandom you were invested in
I don’t want to repeat an answer, but I kind of have to. Despite loving many series, I wasn’t part of a book fandom until Harry Potter. I think that’s why it’ll always be so near and dear to my heart— it’s a part of me, for better or for worse.
- Frond: A book or series that’s good in theory but poor in execution
I’m going to be slightly controversial and pick Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. Many critics think this series is unsalvageable, but I think there are some definite good things about it. I like the X-Men-esque powers and the fact that this fantasy world uses technology. And I’m always a sucker for an underdog story. So, in theory, this could be a really good series. It’s just not in actuality.
- Gayle: A character who just can’t catch a break
Georgina Kincaid from the Succubus series by Richelle Mead. Poor girl keeps getting new things thrown at her each book. Even Mead commented on it when she finally ended the series! And, even though she got a great ending, there’s still trouble on the horizon. Leave! Georgina!! ALONE!!!!!
- Jimmy Jr.: A will-they-won’t-they ship you love
Monty and Percy from The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee. They’re such a slow burn and every time you think they finally got their shit together, something happens to pull them apart again. It’s all worth it for when they finally get together though. I love those super dorks.
Do you have any answers to any of these questions? Let me know in the comments! Feel free to try your own hand at this tag and send me links to your takes!