The Musical Book Tag!


In which no one nominated me for a thing and I do not care.

Hey, young bloods! Today I'm going to be doing the Musical Book Tag because I am musical trash and also a book nerd but mainly musical trash.


WICKED: FAVORITE FICTIONAL FRIENDSHIP

Oh my God. Nobby Nobs and Sergeant Colon from Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett are absolutely brilliant. (They appear in other novels as well, but GG is their first appearance.) They're two ultra lazy cops - one (Nobs) who is probably more criminal than cop, and the other (Colon) who runs away from any crime he sees. Their relationship has a sweet and funny mix of sentimental and humorous moments, and honestly how anyone can live without them in their life is beyond me.

SWEENEY TODD: FAVORITE VILLAIN

100% Aeduan from Truthwitch. HE'S SUCH A SMOL SWEET BEAN I WANT HIM TO WIN EVERYTHING.

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA: FAVORITE LOVE TRIANGLE

Love triangles are a guilty pleasure of mine, not gonna lie. Emily-Joseph-Sean from Inspector of the Dead by David Morrell is one I'm particularly invested in - Emily's a forward-thinking, bloomer-sporting nurse in Victorian England, and Joseph Becker and Sean Ryan are both police officers at Scotland Yard. 

(In case you were wondering, I'm 100% rooting for Sean.)

THE LION KING: FAVORITE SIDEKICK

*AGGRESSIVELY FLAILS AND SCREAMS* GASPODE THE WONDER DOG.

It has come to my attention that I have not discussed Gaspode enough on this blog. Therefore, this is Gaspode, the world's most amazingly sarcastic talking terrier:


And these are some things he's said:


Bonus:




GREASE: LEAST FAVORITE ENDING

Definitely Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick. The ending was both depressing - there's no indication that Leonard's situation will improve - and awkward - the way it was written, leaving off on such an abrupt note, left me searching for more.

MATILDA: FAVORITE BOOK TO MOVIE ADAPTION

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, hands down. Whereas I despised the book - it bored me to no end and took a couple tries to get through - the movie was one of my favorites of all time.

LES MISÉRABLES: FAVORITE CHARACTER DEATH


SARUMAN. Is it bad that I like Sauron more than him?? While reading The Return of the King, my biggest fear was not that Frodo or Sam might die, but that Saruman might live.

I TAG

Anyone at all who wants to do this! Feel free to add/change up what musicals are used if you want :)

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Let's chat! Who are your favorite villains? Sidekicks? What book to movie adaptions do you think were done well and which ones failed miserably? Comment below, and remember that you are all very beautiful pickles <3

Namarië,
Ellie

23 comments:

  1. Oh my god, I am SUCH music trash. Don't even get me started. But I recently started rereading Harry Potter again for the first time in nearly a decade and while reading the first one especially I kept noticing how similar the film was to the book, and it definitely made me appreciate how well done the HP movies are. Loved this tag, Ellie!

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    1. Yes! I definitely noticed that when I read hp last summer.
      Thanks!

      - Ellie

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  2. THIS IS THE MOST AMAZING TAG EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Musicals and books- my two favorite things!!

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  3. This is such a great tag! It combines my two favourite things ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

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    1. I know right! I'm glad you enjoyed it :)

      - Ellie

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  4. *flails* WHAT BOOK IS GASPODE FROM BECAUSE I MUST READ IT.
    loved this tag, ellie! <3
    xx a || not gary cooper

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    1. He makes cameo appearances throughout the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett, but his first appearance (and the only one where he's a protagonist) is in Moving Pictures. Although it's the tenth book in the series, it's a stand-alone, so you can read it without having read any of the others. It's about the emergence of Hollywood in an alternate fantasy universe. Aside from Gaspode, the book itself isn't that great, but still!!! Gaspode!!!!

      - Ellie

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  5. If I had my way, the entire world would burst randomly into heart-felt song whenever they felt like it....so yeah, I like musicals. And books. Whoever combined the two for this tag is a genius!

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    1. DUUUUUUUDE SAME. Bonus points if that heart-felt song is from Les Mis.

      - Ellie

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  6. I read Forgive Me Leonard Peacock and to this day Im still not sure what I thought of it. lol.
    but dude I love musicals and books so this post was perfection <3

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  7. I loved the first Harry Potter film also, it seems so magical and wonderful! Especially when Harry first explores Diagon Alley with Hagrid. Great post :)

    Lauren ♥ | Sincerely, Lauren Emily

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    1. Ahhh yes, definitely! It was super enchanting :)
      Thank you!

      - Ellie

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  8. This is such a fun, clever tag! Aeduan was such an intriguing character in Truthwitch; definitely hoping to find out more about him in Windwitch!

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  9. Ah! This is so cool! A lot of neat books here!

    So, I must know because now I want to read about him, is Gaspode the wonder dog in a book, or is that actually the title of a book about him?

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    1. Ikr, and thank you!
      Gaspode makes cameo appearances throughout the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett, but his first appearance (and the only one where he's a protagonist) is in Moving Pictures. Although it's the tenth book in the series, it's a stand-alone, so you can read it without having read any of the others. It's about the emergence of Hollywood in an alternate fantasy universe. Aside from Gaspode, the book itself isn't that great, but still!!! Gaspode!!!!
      (It's also definitely an adult book that has a lot of mature themes + language, though, so depending on your age/your parents' rules on such things you might not want to read it for a while.)

      - Ellie

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