Ultimate Game of Thrones Book Tag

Since Game of Thrones is back with a new season (and everyone is in an uproar about Jon Snow), I think this is the opportune time to do this tag created by the Orang-utan Librarian. Thanks for tagging me, chica!

I love the Game of Thrones fandom, but I follow the book series rather than the TV show because 1) I don’t have HBO (boohoo for me) and 2) I’m still upset about the changes I saw in the 4 or so episodes I’ve seen of the first season. Really, I need to get over it and just watch the damn shows but it’s hard, so hard, for me to do that. I love the books too much.

But let’s forget all that and relish in our love for this fandom with this tag.

Part 1: Book Questions

we-do-not-sow

“We do not sow”: A book you would not be willing to invest in.

Heir of Fire

Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas. I read Crown of Midnight back in March and came to the conclusion that this series is not for me. So I doubt I can get into the third book.

fire-and-blood

“Fire and blood”: A book that produced strong emotions in you.

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Cain. I shed a tear when someone close to Katniss died. (That’s not a spoiler is it?)

winter-is-coming

“Winter is coming”: Your favourite winter read.

The Night Circus

I’d say Harry Potter because those books make me feel cozy but I’m starting to think of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern as my new go-to winter read. I’ve only read it once but it seems perfect for that time.

family-duty-honour

“Family. Duty. Honour.”: A book about strong family ties.

Fullmetal Alchemist

FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST!!! Just because I want to mention it. I love this manga. Have you read it? If not, check out my review.

growing-strong

“Growing strong”: A book you had low expectations of but that grew on you.

That would be my current reads. I started Jane Eyre with low expectations because it’s a classic and I attempted to read it in college but found it too boring. I though such would be the case this time, but it’s surprisingly interesting, probably because there’s not as much dialogue as Pride & Prejudice. Plus, I like Jane.

The other is The Martian by Andy Weir. I’m glad I’m reading it now after all the hype has blown over. If I’d read it in the midst of the hype, I would have been upset because the beginning was hard for me to get into. All that scientific language turned me off despite Mark Watney’s humor.

ours-is-the-fury

“Ours is the fury”: A book that made you furious.

Hmm…it’s hard to come up with an answer for this because it’s usually just the characters that piss me off, but I guess the best answer is Native Son by Richard Wright. I was so pissed while reading that book and when done, I had to take a little break. Actually any novel I’ve read that talk about Black experience and all the shit we have to endure to get a little respect and a little chance at moving forward in this society gets me very angry. The Black Jacobins by C.L.R. James also pissed me off. I wrote all over that book and I usually refrain from doing so.

unbowed-unbent-unbroken

“Unbowed. Unbent.Unbroken.”: A book you have unwavering devotion to.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone2

Probably the first Harry Potter book….yea, probably that. But unwavering devotion isn’t my sorta thing. I can always see a reason not to be dedicated to something so this question was difficult.

hear-me-roar

“A Lannister always pays his debts”: A book you feel indebted to.

Nancy Drew books because that’s when my voracious reading habit took over. And Tamora Pierce’s Song of the Lioness books because they showed that girls can be kick-ass and awesome and still like girly stuff.

Part 2: Fan Theories (some spoilers, maybe)

Who do you want to win Game of Thrones?

Ha! Tough question. I agree with Orang-utan’s answer here because the entire time I’m reading, I get the feeling that Jon and Dany will win and rule together….? And I do think Tyrion would make a great king but the people of that world see dwarfism as a deformity and they shun that so he won’t win it, unfortunately. I think he’s the most level-headed. I do wonder what Littlefinger is playing at though. What is it Littlefinger wants to happen? Or does he just like to fuck things up to see what happens as entertainment for himself?

Who do you think will make it to the end and who do you think will die?

Hahaha!!! Gosh, that’s a lot of people to think about. The short answer: The Starks! Or rather, the few Starks that are left.

My thoughts when I gave up on A Dance with Dragons is that Arya would become some sort of ninja assassin and kill everyone who harmed her family, so like all the Lannisters and shit. Dany will hop over the Narrow Sea and land on Westeros to take the throne but by that time, the White Walkers would have breached The Wall so she would have to use her dragons to help defeat them and Jon and Bran would have to help too with their Skin-walking abilities. Not sure if Sansa will make it to the end. I don’t like Sansa. Cersei will die at some point. Jamie will be assassinated by Arya-ninja. Tyrion will somehow make it to the end because he survives everything. Littlefinger too. I’m leaving out people because but I can’t be bothered to think of them.

…And from what I heard occurred on the TV show, maybe that means Jon Snow is Azor Ahai and the blood of the dragon awakened in him when he was brought back. I really believe he is the son of Rhaegar and Ned’s sister, Lyanna (If that’s not true, I’ll seriously cry because I really believe this even though GRRM refuses to confirm).

Part 3: My Game of Thrones

Would you win or die?

It depends. I wouldn’t be a great fighter, but I’d be good at manipulation so I’d survive for a while. (That sounds so bad.)

What house are you?

I took this quiz Orang-utan included twice. Once after reading her post and again before answering this question and I got two different answers. In either case, I’ll be warm so I don’t mind them much.

The first answer was Martell: charming, clever, progressive. And the second answer was Tyrell: sweet, but ruthless. I think I prefer Martell, though. I like their motto.

I tag:

EVERYONE!!!

If you’re a fan of the show or books, I tag YOU!!

**I’m just not able to go around and check to see who’s into GoT or not.**

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11 thoughts on “Ultimate Game of Thrones Book Tag

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  2. Ahh didn’t everyone shed a tear when “someone close to Katniss” died? Yayy!! I’m so glad you’re enjoying Jane Eyre- it’s a great book! Oh I love Tamora Pierce- I read the Immortals series and Trickster’s Choice when I was a child and now I’ve been reading Song Of the Lioness and really enjoying it- I’ve only got one book to go now and am looking forward to how it ends so much! I think Littlefinger’s playing a game and while I think he’ll come close to winning, I think he’ll inevitably bite off more than he can chew. Plus he has a weakness in his obsession with Sansa- and I think that could be the end of him. I desperately want Arya to be a ninja assassin! I’ve done a bit of a u turn about Sansa cos I used to not like her, but over the years she’s grown on me. And I think the exact same about Jon. haha that doesn’t sound bad at all! All the best characters in GOT are wily and able to get themselves out of sticky situations aka Tyrion! (who I love) and those are both great houses to get- but you’re right the Martell motto’s better 🙂 (And as Olenna Tyrell says, the Tyrell motto’s not great :/ )

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    • Tamora Pierce is so awesome! Her books definitely helped urge my love of fantasy.
      Yea, I agree about LittleFinger. He probably won’t go very far but I like how he mixes things up in the story. Lol, yea, the Tyrell motto is kinda wack. I think the Stark one is the best. It’s so ominous and carries so much meaning.

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  3. Why don’t you like Sansa? I just, in the last month or so, started watching the show. It makes me want to read the books, so maybe I’ll give them a shot. Differences between the two notwithstanding, I couldn’t stand Sansa initially. I like her a little more now, but she’s definitely low on my list of people I like. I love Tyrion But, yea, just curious why you don’t like Sansa lol

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    • I being a bit unfair there and it’s not that I don’t like her but more that I don’t care much for her, but…how far exactly you got in the show? I don’t want to spoil anything for you. Without giving spoilers, the most I can say is that she was just too caught up in courtly life, though I understand why she is (being a young teen girl who really likes the prince and all).
      Yea, I love Tyrion too. Tyrion, Arya, Bran, Samwell, Jon, Khalessi are the top for me. And kinda Cersei too. I find her so damn interesting.

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      • 1st of all, idk why I never saw this. I’m up to date on the show now, so I can definitely get why you said that about Sansa. She was definitely too involved in courtly life…annoyingly so. Cersei, with all her conniving ways, IS interesting. She’s a great character.

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        • Lol, no problem.
          Now that I’m rereading the books, I’m a little more sympathetic toward Sansa.
          Btw, we supposed to hang out of these days missy.

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        • Wow, I suck at life. August 8th? Forgive me. But I want to read the books too, maybe that would make me more sympathetic toward Sansa early on. But yes, we do need to hang out. This week’s a little rocky for me, but perhaps next week? I’ll send you a fb message.

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