Thursday, May 16, 2019

Tag: Game Of Thrones

Like most of the Internet, I’m both excited and terrified for the final episode of Game of Thrones. What am I going to do with my life when this show is over? (Probably re-watch it a million times and pick out all of the foreshadowing, let’s be honest.) Since the final episode is on Sunday, now seems like a good time for a book tag inspired by the show. It was created by Claire Rousseau. This post contains affiliate links. I earn a commission from qualifying purchases.

Game Of Thrones Tag

1. Arya: A Character Who Is All About Revenge

Victor from Vicious and Vengeful is all about revenge. You don’t want to mess with this character. His former best friend got him sent to prison, and now murdering his enemies is all he cares about.

2. Varys: A Book Featuring Political Intrigue

If you like real-life political scheming, you need to read Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War. It’s not as dry as it looks, and it’ll make you think. (And it’ll make you want to strangle the US government, if you don’t want to do that already.)

3. Joffrey: A Villain You Love To Hate

Martin from Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda. That kid is a disaster. I think I cringed every time he came onto the page and embarrassed himself while making Simon’s life difficult.

4. Jon Snow: A Coming-Of-Age Story

Aren’t all children’s books coming-of-age stories in some way? They all have “growing up” themes, right? The best “growing up” book I’ve read this year is Dear Martin. The main character takes steps to learn about the world and to make himself a better person.

5. Jaime & Cersei: A Relationship You Don’t Like

Karou and Akiva from the Daughter of Smoke & Bone series. Sorry Akiva fans, but I think he has the personality of soggy toast. His only hobby is brooding melodramatically. Nope, not for me. I don’t know what Karou sees in him, other than muscles and pretty eyes.

6. Lady Olenna: A Kickass Older Character

Minerva McGonagall from Harry Potter, of course. She’s one of the most badass fictional people ever. She’s a talented witch who is strict with her students but will do anything to protect them. If I was one of her first-year students, I’d probably be terrified of her. She’s intimidating!

7. Daenerys: A Book Featuring Dragons

The Hobbit! This was one of my favorite books as a preteen. I love the adventure, and I’m basically a hobbit myself. I’m a big believer in second breakfast.

8. Sansa: A Character You Grew To Love

Is it cheating to use Game of Thrones characters in this tag? The point of the tag is to recommend books that have similar elements to the show, but I can’t come up with anything for this question, so watch me cheat.

Game of Thrones messes with your mind because it makes you feel sad for terrible people. For most of the series, I disliked Jaime, Sansa, and Theon. Sansa was a selfish little whiner in the beginning, so I got irritated at her. Jaime and Theon hurt women and children, so I hated them and wanted them to be killed off quickly. Then all three characters started redeeming themselves. I suddenly wanted them to succeed and save the north from zombies. The north needs them! Jon Snow is not smart enough to save everybody on his own!

9. Melisandre: Favorite Magic System

I know this series has already appeared on this list, but I love the magic in Karou’s world. There are wishes, and monsters, and corpses, and stolen teeth being used for nefarious purposes. A magic system doesn’t get any cooler than that.

10. Tyrion: A Character Whose Weapon Is Their Mind

Ella from Gemina. She uses a wheelchair and seems to spend most of her time in one room, but she’s a freakishly smart hacker who bosses people around. Also, she’s hilarious.

Do you want to do this tag? Consider yourself tagged.


  1. I loved reading this. I'm so worried about Sunday night! Of course, I also hate what they did to Dany because I felt like I cheered her on for 7 seasons and now I want her dead. I have grown to like Sansa so I think that was a great answer. That's a big feat since she greatly contributed to a dire wolf's death in the first season because she was an awful, selfish little brat. Hope we both get an ending we can live with Sunday!

  2. I had to laugh at your pick for villain. I was expecting some evil despot from a fantasy novel. Martin was horrible, though. Yes, he apologized and obviously felt bad but I always felt like it was too little, too late.

  3. This is such a fun tag! I love Minerva McGonagall but I would have been terrified of her as well!
    Ella from Gemina is great pick as well!

  4. This is a fun tag. McGonagall is the best choice for a kickass older character. I'm also a huge believer in second breakfast myself and will carry that with me forever, haha. I love your choices for these!

  5. You may never again comment on my page when I confess I’ve year to read or watch “the Game of Thrones”

  6. LOL, Jon Snow really doesn't seem that smart, does he? And yasss to McGonagall - one of my favorite characters from the series!

  7. This was fun! McGonagall is one of my favorites, too! I loved how excited she was to release those stone protectors. She was giddy despite their circumstances. I also adored Hagrid as an older character, Lupin and Sirius... there are a lot of good ones in that series. Both Weasley parents!

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 💬

  8. I'll be doing this tag at some point this weekend. It should be a nice quick tag to do!

  9. Ooh a GoT tag! And the last episode is this weekend! Wow- that almost doesn't compute.

    Varys is such a schemer. I can't believe how casually he was trying to poison Dany in the finale. "Oh, well we'll try again at dinner" lol. At least, I assume that's what he was doing??

  10. Ella was a brilliant choice, and I really did loathe Martin.

  11. I've only watched up to the second season I think because it's been confusing reading the books and watching the show, so I stuck to the books. So far, I still don't like Sansa or Theon, but I'm slowly getting to like Jaime a bit the more I read from his perspective.

  12. I was Victor in the Bookish Games Vicious edition! What a time to be alive! My townsfolk all killed me off, alas. This is fun, one of these days I am going to watch the show or read the books and have some idea what anyone is talking about 😂

  13. Minerva McGonagall for life. One of my favorite characters ever. Also Most Dangerous!! Loved that book.

  14. Love your picks for #1 and #6! Vicious is one of the best revenge stories I've ever read; I still need to read Vengeful!