3 March 2013

Literary Dinner Party

I re-organised my book-cupboard a few days ago! I was getting sick of the almost completely random order (scabby books at the bottom, other books in the middle, newest books at the top) so I rearranged it to look like a rainbow. ^__^

The lovely Priscilla from The Readables did the 'Literary Dinner Party Tag' a little while back and unlike most other tags, this one seemed to really suit me and I found myself actually wanting to do it (something that rarely happens). It's basically a tag that lets you plan your dream dinner party, with 10 guests from your favourite books! I took a note of the questions and have spent the past few days mulling over my responses. I finally think I'm ready...so here we go! ;D

1.  One character who likes to cook. 
I'm going to be dead predictable here and say the obvious answer: Mrs Weasley from Harry Potter. I seriously couldn't think of another character who cooks, and since Mrs Weasley is super friendly and bubbly she seemed like the clear choice. 

2.  One character who has money to fund the party.
Most people who have done this tag have chosen Jay Gatsby for this question, probably because the fact that he is very rich and throws elaborate parties is a huge factor in the Great Gatsby. I thought I'd go for something a bit different though and choose someone who seems to be forgotten a lot of the time: Macon Ravenwood, the uncle of Lena Duchannes in Beautiful Creatures. The Ravenwood home is described to be super amazing and fancy, and Macon Ravenwood dresses like royalty; suggesting that he is pretty well off. If I was throwing a literary dinner party I'd want it to be perfect and I think Macon Ravenwood's wealth would help. :P 

3.  One character who might cause a scene.
This was a no-brainer: Margo Roth Spiegelman from Paper Towns, by the hero that is John Green. Paper Towns is my all-time favourite book and although the character of Margo gets on my nerves a little bit, there's no denying the fact that she is a bad-ass and would most definitely cause a scene. ;D

4.  One character who is funny/amusing.
I had no other choices with this one, all I could think about was one amazing character from one absolutely stunning book (and film): Patrick from the Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Patrick is the most quirky, hilarious and completely lovable character in any book ever and I know that if I was to throw a dinner party, Patrick would definitely have to be there. ^__^

5.  One character who is super social/popular.
This guest was a bit harder to choose...I think it may be because I don't normally like super popular characters. :/ I ended up settling for an adorable character from an amazing John Green book who, although she is popular, is really humble and friendly: Lacey from Paper Towns. Lacey was Margo's best friend in the book but she becomes friends with Q, Ben and Radar later on after a certain event (avoiding spoilers! ;D). She is just lovely and I think she would make the dinner party that little bit sweeter. >__<

6.  One villain.
Easy! I took me a little while to realise just how obvious this answer is: Draco Malfoy from Harry Potter. He is snarky, sarcastic, slightly evil and super sassy. ;D I couldn't really think of any other villain that I'd want to sit down for dinner with, but Draco is lovable despite being pretty damn horrible. ;P

7.  One couple (doesn't have to be romantic).
The decision seriously couldn't be easier for me! I did what I think anyone would do and opted for my OTP (one true pairing): Hazel and Gus from The Fault In Our Stars, another amazing John Green book that I love an awful lot. :') Hazel is such an inspirational character and Gus is just dreamy. No dinner party would be complete without them. ^_^

8.  One hero/heroine.
Another easy choice for me. I haven't finished reading this book but I'm really liking what I've read and I have seen the film. This character is most definitely a hero, even though you would expect him to be villain: R from Warm Bodies. He is just adorable...! R breaks the stereotype for a zombie and turns out to be sweet, caring and just lovely overall. I think I'm slightly in love with him...

9.  One underappreaciated character.
I'm not sure is this character is really underappreaciated but I don't feel like I've ever heard much about him: Brian from Starter For Ten, one of my favourite books and probably my all-time favourite film. Brian is super intelligent but isn't annoying and arrogant about it, he's sweet and caring but not sappy and sickly, and best of all, he's awkward and embarrassing which makes him very true-to-life and easy to relate with. I wish people would realise how awesome Brian is. :D

10.  One character of your own choosing.
This character didn't fit into any of the other categories but I absolutely love her: Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter. Luna is by far my favourite Harry Potter character; she's just so sweet and quirky, and her hair is perfection. I needed to include her in my dinner party guest list, so she gets to be my final guest. :)

I hope you enjoyed this tag! Leave a comment with your ideal dinner party guest-list, and feel free to do this tag on your own blog. If you do, leave me a link in the comments so I can drop by and read your post. ^_^

Lots of love, Cat
xx

33 comments:

  1. That is a very creative way to organize your books. And I agree, Luna's hair is amazing.

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    1. Hehe, thank you! I got the idea for my bookshelf from The Readables on YouTube ^_^ xx

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  2. Gus and Hazel would be my choice too. I recently read The Fault In Our Stars. Oh My Days. Best book ever - I've basically gone round every blog post I can find that mentions it and expressed my love. I actually want to marry this book XD I love this tag! Might do it myself - great post ^_^ xoxox

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    1. You should! It was really fun to write >___< xx

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  3. Hey, I really love your blog and I've nominated you for the Liebster Award :)

    Check it out here:

    http://w-a-n-d-e-r-l-u-s-t1.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/liebster-award.html

    :) xxx

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    1. Oh thank you! That's so sweet of you ^_^ xx

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  4. Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohhhh. I'm so doing this. Ah! So doing this. :)

    I like your bookshelf too. S'cool.

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    1. Oh good! Can't wait to read your post :D xx

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  5. Wow! I wish my bookshelf looked as good as yours! And I don't think any dinner party would be complete without Luna Lovegood :)
    Love your bolg, btw :)

    -Dare @ http://bright-eyes-and-beautiful-lies.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Thank you! I'll stop by your blog :) xx

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  6. Wow, I think I'm in love with your bookshelf! That's amazing, I'd never read the books but just sit and admire them haha. That sounds like it'd be an awesome dinner party :)
    ~ Liv x

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  7. When I first saw the pictures, I thought the books were a picture from tumblr or somewhere, it looks so perfect and pretty! I am going to have to do this with my books and this tag! I love Luna so much, she is so interesting and cute xxxx

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    1. Aww thank you, that's so nice of you! ^_^ xx

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  8. Love this! I'm definitly going to do it on my blog at some point.

    Speaking of.... I've just started a blog and wondered if you could take a look, see what you think!

    It's www.iwishiwasahedgehog.blogspot.com Thank you:)

    P.S, I see you've got The Book Thief! Have you read it? I've just finished at it was one of the saddest books i've read! xx

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    1. I haven't read it yet but I've heard great things about it so it's near the top of my TBR pile. ^_^ Of course I'll look at your blog! :) xx

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  9. what-ho what-ho what ho! New follower :) Mind if I do the tag??

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    1. Of course you can do the tag! When you do, come back and leave a link to it in the comments so I can read it ^__^ xx

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  10. I was seriously inspired by your colourful bookcase idea, so I tried it out with my friend. Look at the post at http://musical-monkey.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/my-colourful-bookcase.html

    P.S. I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!!! xxx

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    1. I'm so happy you were inspired! I'll drop by your blog ^__^ xx

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  11. Wow, what an amazing post. Your bookcase is extremely organised.
    I'm working on making a blog button right now and I'm wondering if you'd be up for a button swap wen I'm done? Thamks!!! xxxx

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    1. Of course I'd like to do a button swap! Just email me when you're ready :) xx

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  12. Loved you blog! Followed :) And I also did the tag in my blog: http://thetotalopposite.blogspot.com/2013/03/literary-dinner-party-tag.html

    Monica x

    http://thetotalopposite.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw good! I'll go and have a look at your post ^__^ xx

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  13. Ooooh! I love the way you organised your bookcase by colour! I just did this tag on my blog with Rachel from Booktastic Reviews... It was so much fun – thanks for sharing!
    ~ Ruby @ http://feedmebooksnow.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Hehe, Rachel's actually one of my best friends. ;D xx

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  14. Such an enjoyable post to read! Also, love the new book order. Hank-inspired, I'm sure? (:

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  15. I LOVE your choice of Mrs. Weasley! I've been to the making of Harry Potter 3 times now and the Weasley's kitchen is one of my favs. Have you been? I think you'd love it! Your bookcase was my first smile of the day :)
    B. x

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    1. I haven't! Sounds amazing though. >_< xx

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  16. Such a lovely tag! And I LOVE YOUR BOOKCASE, ALKJADFLKJADFKLJ!! I don't know if I have enough very bright books for that to work for me :(

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