The Fictional Family Book Tag! (because books are family, cliche as it is…)

Whazzup blogosphere! I was tagged by Margaret @ Weird Zeal to do this tag, so considering how I’ve been running around lately like a headless chicken in my hunt for apartments, I thought this would be a great time to pull this tag out of the hat.

I am officially sleep-deprived, so let’s hope I don’t mess this up in my insanity.

The Rules:

  • Pick 8 books off your shelves (try to not pick just your favorites!)
  • Arrange them into a random order (randomizers are good for this).
  • In the order they are arranged, open them to a random page and write down the first name you see. Don’t mix up the names!
  • In the last book, find the name of an animal/pet and write it down.
  • Put the names in the right category.
  • Tag people (spread the love) copy and paste these rules in your post, or write them out yourself.

Parent One: Lancelot from The Once and Future King


Whew, that’s a relief. There are so many minor characters in this book that I wouldn’t recognize them even if I’d laid eyes on their names, so not only did I get the sweetest character to ever grace this earth, I actually know who he is. Score.

Now I do believe Lancelot would make a kind and lenient dad, but I do worry about him being unfaithful (cough, Guinevere!) and being absent for long periods of time. I mean. he was more preoccupied with fighting in wars than actual parenting in this book…

Parent Two: Agamemnon from The Song of Achilles


Ohhhh no. I guess having an uber nice parent like Lancelot was too good to be true, but this arsehole is a bit too much, no? He’s an egotistic coward, and he actually slits his own daughter’s throat as blood sacrifice! This is supposed to be my fate?!

Everyone dies I guess.

But if Agamemnon ever gets nasty, I’m sure Lancelot will kick his butt to be fair. After all, he IS the strongest knight in the world, and he (hopefully) ain’t gonna be a soft pushover when it comes to Agamemnon’s bullshit. Hopefully. (Someone please adopt meee!!! 😭)

Sibling One: Quentin Makepeace from Ptolemy’s Gate


Bah humbug, another villain? The apple sure doesn’t fall far from the tree. Though maybe having a villain for a brother could bring unexpected benefits? I mean, if Makepeace ever succeeds in world domination, I’d be living in the lap of luxury!

Sure, it’d be at the expense of millions of people, buuut… *shifty eyes*

Sibling Two: Moaning Myrtle from HP and The Chamber of Secrets


Okay, I can work with this. Myrtle might be a party pooper, wail the dickens out of everybody’s sleep at night, and make your peeing experience a wee uncomfortable, but she’s a much better option than Peeves (he was the second name I spotted on the page, yikes) and she’d likely stick to herself and not bother anybody. Not to mention, she’s just a lonely soul! I’m sure I can cheer her up somehow. 😉

Cousin: Morris from The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore


This is my favorite picture book, and I got the protagonist. Yay! He’s a total sweetheart and a huge bookworm (specifically a librarian), so he’d give great tips on building a personal library, and we can share book recommendations together. YASSSS.

Boyfriend: Jesper from Crooked Kingdom


Jesper is my personal favorite from Six of Crows, but as a boyfriend? I’d likely have to keep an eye on him since he has a tendency to let his eyes wander and get in trouble. Not to mention, I’m a bit wary of dudes who are obsessed with guns; I think it says something about them. What that is, I don’t know, but I ain’t got a good feeling about it.

On the other hand, Jesper does have a really nice personality (he’s chipper and happy-go-lucky) so I think he’d suit my depressing self well enough. Accepted!

Best friend: Father Christmas from The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe


Ooh, this one’s good. Father Christmas is the Santa Claus equivalent in the world of Narnia, so he owns reindeer I can cuddle, a flying sled for drunken joy rides, hordes of elves at my beck and call, and free hot chocolate! That, is an amazing package deal.

Pet: Cat from Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West


Oof, what a way to finish. I flipped open to the scene where Fiyero is reunited with Elphaba, and she feeds her cat. Little do they know, that cat is actually revealed to be a government spy in the third book, and Fiyero dies as a direct result of its betrayal.

Nice to know that I have a cat that’s planning to kill me.

So that’s my family! Anyone normal wanna join?

Now to be fair, I think this is a pretty accurate representation of any family in real life. Sure, it’s a bit extreme in terms of personalities on the spectrum, but hey, we have nice people, mean people, and all the weirdos in between. Totally normal. 😛

Also, I tag the following! These are random picks off the top of my head, so no pressure to do this as always.

Ashley | Gerry | Malanie | Vera | Carolina

So thanks for reading! Again, I am a tad preoccupied with moving nowadays to be really active on the blogosophere, but as always, cheers, and peace out.


    1. lol right? There are so many great characters in these books, yet I got all the villains. Heck, I even nearly got Peeves, which would’ve made my family life an official nightmare. 😂 Thank you!

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  1. Omg this tag looks so much fun! I’m doing it straight away! 😂 I loved reading your answers, Agamemnon as a parent? No thanks. And I’d be pretty wary of having Jesper as a boyfriend as well, he’s always getting in trouble! But Myrtle seems like a decent sibling to have, It’d be nice to give her some good spirit! Thanks again for tagging me! ❤️

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  2. I think Father Christmas would make for a great best friend too; friends with benefits. And I recall the cat from Wicked! His identity was a shocking revelation, so it’s nice to see you paying acknowledgement to that particular twist. 🙂 Very nice answers!

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    1. Thank you!! And yes, that cat twist WAS pretty shocking, wasn’t it? I feel like it was kind of the symbol to Fiyero’s demise, and I’d felt so bad for it when it ran away in the first book. To know that it was the culprit all along…whew. I was pretty mad. 😛

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  3. Dude your ficional family was messed up LOL!!!! THis is such an interesting tag, I’m gonna do it soo, thanks for tagging me! 💕 But I love that you have Jesper, he’ s gonna cheer you everytime!

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    1. Pfft it’s a tragedy! Hopefully I don’t turn to sex and drugs from being raised in such a dysfunctional environment. 😂 But yes, Jesper will keep me sane hopefully in all that darkness? 😉

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  4. If Agamemnon ever invites you to meet your future husband DON’T GO, IT’S A TRAP😂😂😂😂 haha and how coool is having a ghost as a sisteeer haha! Great answers!😁😁💕

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  5. Father Christmas was really jolly and fun and I could feel a total great friend vibe from him. Plus, he’ll always bring the great presents! And lol Jesper brings the highs and the lows but he’s just so adorable and fun. Wonderful answers, and I loved reading your tag! 🙂

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    1. I know! Father Christmas would be the perfect BFF as so many awesome things could come from this friendship. And yup, Jesper is totally awesome! He’s my favorite character from SOC. 😊 Thanks for dropping by! ❤

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  6. This is such a fun tag! I really have been wanting to read The Once and Future King for so long now. A few months ago I saw the musical Camelot, which is based on the plot of that novel and I loved it, especially the Lancelot character. He was too pure of this world (minus the part he almost got together with his best friend’s wife)

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    1. Oh that’s so cool! I think I was vaguely aware that a musical called Camelot existed, but I’ll totally be checking that out now. And haha, I agree about Lancelot; he’s awesome, minus that little setback. 😉 Thank you so much! ❤


  7. haha oh dear Agamemnon as a parent isn’t great 😉 hehe I wouldn’t be crazy about having Myrtle as a sibling tbh- even if she does keep to herself. Yeah I love Jesper, but I wouldn’t want him as a book boyfriend either. Wow Father Christmas would be a *great* best friend!! Fun answers!

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