What if… ? || What Synopses of Popular Books Would Look Like If I Were the Protagonist

Happy Friday, everyone…

… and welcome to a new, still ugly, but at least slightly prettier version of A Book Owl’s Corner! I know, I can hardly believe it myself, but AFTER YEARS OF BEING INCREDIBLY LAZY, I HAVE FINALLY UPDATED THE LOOK OF MY BLOG! I mean, it’s definitely not a masterpiece, but at least I actually have a proper header now and am no longer splashing that horrendous pink everywhere πŸ˜… So it’s progress!

However, it is not just A Book Owl’s Corner that is getting a new look today. While agonizing over the decision of which books to take with me when I move this weekend, I did a bit of reflecting on my reading journey thus far – and noticed something: You know how everyone keeps saying that a secret to a novel’s success is to make your protagonist a person readers can relate to? Well, I’m not so sure… After surveying several popular books, I have come to the conclusion that their characters aren’t really all that relatable at all. Because if I were these books’ protagonist, their plots would look entirely different!

Don’t believe me?

Well, I have proof: Taking inspiration from ten extremely well-known books’ synopses, I have rewritten them to the way they would look if I were the main character. Forget adventurous and all-knowing heroes, or hopelessly romantic damsels in distress who are incredibly beautiful without knowing it. Today, you are finally getting a realistic protagonist: ME!

Six days ago, astronaut Naemi Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars.

Now, she has become the first person to die there.

After a dust storm nearly killed her and forced her crew to evacuate while thinking her dead, Naemi found herself stranded in an unforgiving environment and completely alone – with no way to signal Earth that she was alive, limited supplies, and lots of damaged machinery. Not even years of university-level mathematics or growing up in a household full of physicists could have prepared Naemi for surviving such a catastrophe: Although she should theoretically have had the knowledge needed to survive, she had practically become much too fuzzy on the details to implement it, and additionally had a rather unhelpful tendency to panic under pressure. So, alas, alas, she inevitably died millions of miles away from home.

Detailing the tremendously boring life and devastating death of Naemi Watney through the eyes of the people she left behind on Earth, The Martian is a profoundly sad and humorless tale that warns us of the dangers connected to exploring space.

Naemi Potter thinks she is an ordinary girl – until she is rescued by an owl and taken to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. After failing abysmally at Quidditch, she finds solace in the library, where, despite being severely intimidated by the librarian Madam Pince, she is perfectly content to sit, read all day, and not talk to people. A profound scaredy-cat, Naemi Potter does her best to avoid any duels with dark wizards, hoping that she will still be around in her third year to take some of the most interesting subjects Hogwarts has to offer – Arithmancy and Study of Ancient Runes. The Reason … NAEMI POTTER IS A WITCH!

About three things I was absolutely positive.

First, Edward was a vampire.

Second, there was a part of himβ€”and I didn’t know how dominant that part might beβ€”that thirsted for my blood.

And third, I needed to get away from him as quickly as possible!!! The dude is a creepy stalker who oiled my bedroom window so he could sneak in and watch me sleep, and besides, he keeps talking about how hard it is for him not to kill me! Red flags, much?

Deeply unromantic and not very suspenseful, Twilight is a story with little bite, following a young woman’s choice to leave her father behind and live with her mother in Florida in order to escape a deranged psychopath.

Where did the tree house come from?

Before Naemi and her siblings can find out, Naemi has already whisked them away. Too anxious to stray onto private property – particularly in the United States, where doing so could get you shot – and too scared of heights to consider climbing a ladder that high anyway, she uses her oldest-sibling-authority to ensure that everyone continues walking home in an orderly manner. The next day, the tree house is gone.

Follow along in this first and only book in the world’s most unexciting middle-grade series ever, as Naemi and her siblings speculate what might have been in the tree house as they make their way home. Can they reach it before dark . . . or will they miss their delicious dinner?

Obsessed with science and creating life itself, Naemi Frankenstein plunders graveyards for the material to fashion a new being, which she shocks into life with electricity. But although her botched creature is extraordinarily ugly and hideous, destined to be rejected by the humans it so desires to have as its companions, Frankenstein can’t help but feel a certain kinship with the monster she created.

A touchingly unexciting story of two unlikely friends bonding over their shared loneliness and love for learning, Frankenstein has become one of the most famous classics of our time, exploring what it truly means to be human and accept each other in spite of our differences.

The case is closed. Five years ago, schoolgirl Andie Bell was murdered by Sal Singh. The police know he did it. Everyone in town knows he did it.

But having grown up in the same small town that was consumed by the murder, Naemi Fitz-Amobi isn’t so sure. When she chooses the case as the topic for her final year project, she starts to uncover secrets that someone in town desperately wants to stay hidden. Terrified of being killed herself (and also deeply traumatized by all the social interactions and phone calls involved in obtaining her evidence), Naemi immediately drops the investigation, hands her findings over to the police, and decides to pursue a mathematical final project instead. Can Naemi successfully write a computer program that visually portrays Mandelbrot and Julia sets before the deadline arrives?

In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.

Written for J.R.R. Tolkien’s own children, The Hobbit was met with instant critical acclaim when it was first published in 1937. Now recognized as a timeless classic, this introduction to the hobbit Naemi Baggins, the wizard Gandalf, and the spectacular world of Middle-earth recounts the tragic demise of a reluctant heroine who would much rather have stayed home in her comfortable hobbit hole than have anything to do with powerful and dangerous rings or the cruel dragon Smaug the Magnificent.

Part of what makes The Hobbit such a tear-inducing tale is that Tolkien’s sole female character is almost immediately granted her wish. Despite narrowly escaping trolls and goblins, Naemi fails miserably at solving and coming up with riddles in the presence of the creature Gollum and is tragically slain in the resulting skirmish. Deeply poetic, very short, and heart-wrenchingly sad, Not Quite There and Never Back Again is perhaps the most beautiful Dwarvish lament ever written for a fallen heroine and has rightfully earned its place among classic fantasy literature.

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

Naemi Everdeen, however, does not even live long enough to see the age of twelve. After her father dies in a mine accident, she, her mother, and her three younger siblings inevitably starve to death, since none of them have any skills that could have provided their family with food.

A thought-provoking tale on privilege, hunger, and a decadent government, The Hunger (Games) is an extremely slow-paced story chronicling the horrors of starvation in a country where any idea of rebellion is nothing but an illusory fever dream.

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for Naemi Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means standing in the limelight. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then, however, Naemi realizes that being Selected also means a chance to open the spoiled Prince’s eyes to the injustices going on in his country. A chance at money that she can use to aid her ailing family back home. A chance to eat lots and lots of delicious food for free.

Severely tempted by the latter, Naemi decides to brave the competition after all, giving readers ample opportunities to laugh as she blunders her way from one socially awkward situation to the next.

In Romeo and Naemi, Shakespeare creates a violent world, in which a besotted young man falls in love with a thirteen-year-old who couldn’t care less about romance. It is not simply that their families disapprove; the Montagues and the Capulets are engaged in a blood feud. Besides, Naemi is not at all impressed by the way Romeo blindly transfers his affections from one woman to the next and slaughters her kinsman in a pointless duel. Desperate to escape from Romeo’s pathetic affections, she plots with her dearly beloved nurse to fake her own death, not knowing that doing so will cause Romeo to kill himself in anguish and their family feud to continue for several years.

Despite its death-filled setting, however, this play has become the quintessential story of young love. In part because of its exquisite language, and in part because of the world-famous and deeply moving moment when Lady Capulet commemorates Romeo by naming a golden statue Romeo G. Detlev in his honor, thus appeasing the Montagues and bringing a new era of love, trust, and friendship.

Overall, what do we learn from this?

Probably that any book featuring me as a protagonist would either be

a) very short and very tragic, since the main character would die about 50 pages in,

b) sure to make the reader live through enormous second-hand embarrassment on the main character’s behalf,

or (and this is the most likely option of all)

c) incredibly boring, since the main character would always steer clear of any potentially dangerous situations and never experience anything particularly exciting.

I guess it’s a good thing all of these books have different protagonists after all…

Still, feel free to let me know down below which of these books you would most like to read! Which synopsis would immediately grab your attention at a bookstore? How would some of these or other popular books change if you were the main character? I’d love to see some sample synopses down in the comments!

71 thoughts on “What if… ? || What Synopses of Popular Books Would Look Like If I Were the Protagonist

  1. Riddhi B. says:

    And finally a relatable protagonist! The Twilight blurb was everything- like even though I haven’t read the books or watched the movies, I know Bella is a dumabss and Edward is a creep who borderlines on pervert (I think?)
    Also, I feel like Naemi Potter might bloom into Hermione Granger with all the library reading and then Hermione will take the place of Harry and all the books will instead be Hermione Granger and the _____ of the _____- because let’s face it, Hermione would have defeated Voldemort in like four books!
    Seriously I loved this post it’s so so good!!!

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      • abookowlscorner says:

        Of course I did, blue is my favorite color! πŸ’™ But yeah, I also kind of want the menu to be a bit more muted πŸ˜… I just haven’t figured out how to manually create a color palette for my blog’s theme (**if thou knowest this, my old inexperienced self would be forever grateful for thy expertise** 😁), so I’m using the best available one for now…

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    • abookowlscorner says:

      I’m glad you approve, Riddhi! (It’s good to see my 14-year-old followers relate to my content, too, you see. I don’t want to lose touch with my younger audience! 😜)

      Seriously, though, I’m so happy you liked this – I thought I might be the only one with a sense of humor messed up enough to think this idea was funny πŸ˜… And your Twilight observations are so on point, despite you not having had the “pleasure” of experiencing Edward firsthand πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Him being a creepy pervert doesn’t even cover it…

      Also, yes, Harry definitely did blunder around a bit at times πŸ˜„ I still absolutely love having him as a protagonist, though, and as much as I love and admire Hermione, I don’t think I’d ever want to trade him in for her πŸ₯°

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  2. Lay @ bookshelfsoliloquies says:

    Naemi, I love this post so much! I would also absolutely die on Mars, I don’t know enough about engineering, physics or any of the other science stuff Mark needs to survive…so yeah, I’d definitely die πŸ˜‚ But I do think I’d do quite well in a mystery, I love reading them and I did want to be a detective as a teenager…and I don’t have a big sense of self preservation when it comes to interesting cases and small-town secretsπŸ‘€

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    • abookowlscorner says:

      Thank you, Lay! Honestly, it’s kind of depressing to admit this as a STEM student who spends most of her waking hours dealing with math, physics, coding, and the like, but I could never, ever compete with Mark Watney’s encyclopedic knowledge of science and how to apply it, either – I’d be dead immediately. Seeing how many times you’ve read The Martian, I think your chances of survival are actually much better than mine at this point πŸ˜‚

      And although I very much admire your mystery solving skills, I could never πŸ˜… The methods Pippa uses to gather clues – sneaking into houses, interviewing people, asking uncomfortable questions – are already enough to send me running, and when you add to that the possibility that I might be murdered, I’m definitely out of there πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I will leave the crime solving entirely to you!


  3. Marta the Monogamist Reader says:

    Finally!! A story I could relate to!! How to avoid dangerous situations or dying of unexpected death πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ this post is brilliant!!! I am laughing so hard!!! And it’s so so true!! How can we possibly relate to Frankenstein or Harry Potter?? Why would I possibly relate to a girl who falls in love with a stalking creep who comes into her bedroom every night flying into the window!? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ This book gave me so much food for thoughts. I love it πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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    • abookowlscorner says:

      Thank you, Marta, I’m really glad you liked it! 😊 Though yes, while writing this I was seriously questioning some of the characters I’ve related to along my reading journey… πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ While I was never a huge fan of Frankenstein’s (I am on the creature’s side all the way!!!), Harry and Bella are definitely up there, and I couldn’t necessarily tell you why. Like, seriously, who would want creepy 100-year-old men climbing through their bedroom windows to watch them sleep? πŸ˜…πŸ˜³πŸ˜¨

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  4. jan @ thedoodlecrafter says:

    Naemi the cute little owls on the header??? The blue books stacked up? I love your new blog look so much!!
    This post was a laugh, and kind of relatable too, as a fellow introvert who is bad at survival! (I would 1000% die before the hunger games even began, and would spend the entirety of HP in the Hogwarts library) and I would report Edward ‘you look pretty when you sleep’ Cullen’s creepy self to the police as well.
    I’d love to travel around middle earth, but just not in Bilbo’s POV lol. I also don’t get along well with boisterous friend groups like those dwarfs.
    I haven’t read Frankenstein yet, but I need to so much (the bits and pieces I know of the story have made me very confused) and the back story of Mary Shelley writing it is so fascinating.

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    • abookowlscorner says:

      Thanks, Jan, I’m so happy you approve! πŸ₯° And also that you relate to this, of course – it’s nice to know I’m not the only death-prone, library-seeking introvert around here who would try her best to get rid of Edward immediately 🀣

      Although I do also agree with you that getting to explore Middle-earth in a peaceful way would be epic! 🀩 Like, can we just go there post-Sauron and steer clear of any creepy mines or forests? And maybe have Aragorn as our tour guide? πŸ€”

      Also, I can only highly recommend Frankenstein! It’s one of my favorite classics ever, seeing that I basically spent the entire book bawling my eyes out over the poor monster 😭 I’m not sure if that’s necessarily how you’re intended to read a Gothic horror novel, but it worked perfectly for me, and I really hope you love Frankenstein just as much if you ever end up reading it!

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  5. Devangi says:

    When reading A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, I was thinking the exact same synopsis that you’ve written. Even Harry Potter, damn, it’s so relatable, I’d totally read it. I think your version of Frankenstein would have been a good one too. I need to create one such post too, but I have too much at my mind right now, although if I ever do, I’ll make sure to credit you for the idea. It’s superb πŸ˜©βœ‹

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  6. Ash says:

    wow, i love this post!! also it’s so creative ahh!!
    your blurb of twilight made me laugh- PLEASE REWRITE TWILIGHT I WOULD DEF READ IT
    the blurbs are 100% relatable and the blurb of Frankstein was amazing!

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    • abookowlscorner says:

      Thank you, Ash, I’m so glad you enjoyed it! πŸ˜‚

      I’m not so sure about that Twilight re-write, though… Between Life and Death and Midnight Sun, I feel like revamps (pun intended πŸ§›β€β™‚οΈ) of that book have already been milked for more than enough money, so maybe I should go for something more original instead… πŸ€”

      I’m really glad you liked the blurbs, though, and that you particularly enjoyed the Frankenstein one. We need justice for that poor monster!!! 😭

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  7. Line @First Line Reader says:

    πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I use this emoji a lot but I’ve never ACTUALLY cried from laughter until now because of one tiny thing in this post and you know exactly what it is!! I can’t believe you did that but then again, maybe I should have foreseen that certain Romeo reference when you started talking about the play πŸ˜‚

    Anyway, you are right; you are crazy! πŸ˜‰ And I can’t help but wonder if you wrote this in frustration over not being able to find yourself in a movie, so you had to write yourself as protagonists in books. I approve though. I think my favorite was the Hunger Games one because of how hilariously short and uneventful that book would be.
    I haven’t read A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder because I’m not into murder mysteries and I think that’s because every MC should do exactly what you would do but they choose to get involved/get murdered themselves instead. So stupid πŸ™„ You’re definitely smarter than that, so maybe I’d read the murder mystery with you as the protagonist.

    If I should make my own example, it could be The Bear and the Nightingale (as I’m currently reading it) where I as Vasya would fuck everything up by being afraid of everything. I wouldn’t be strong enough to stand up to my father who would marry me off to a horrible man and I wouldn’t be brave enough to defend and save the chyerti so the Bear would get strong again and take over the world and I would be the reason the world ends. The exciting part is whether I’ll be killed by the Bear for my powers or by Morozko for being a coward πŸ˜… I think I prefer the original without me in it πŸ˜‚

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    • abookowlscorner says:

      There was definitely no way Romeo and Juliet was getting a mention without a comment like that thrown in, so yes, you should probably have forseen that 😁 But I’m thrilled it actually made you laugh! After all, you’re probably the only person here who even understood that reference, so it’s good it found its intended audience πŸ˜‡

      And I honestly can’t tell you where this idea came from; so for all I know, you could be right and the horribly difficult movie character struggle did actually influence my subconsciousness. Maybe we should have just used this method earlier and rewritten the movie synopses to spare us a whole lot of trouble πŸ€”πŸ˜‚ But then again, in that case we would never have ended up with those epic Marlin/Dory and Kristoff/Sven pairings…

      I’m not so sure you should be wishing for that murder mystery starring me, though πŸ˜… It is bound to be the most unsatisfying book ever, because the detective would give up halfway through and you’d never end up knowing who the murderer was! Even The Hunger (Games), with its boringly uneventful and tragically drawn out descriptions of starvation, would probably be a more interesting option πŸ˜‰

      And I’m laughing so hard over that revised The Bear and the Nightingale version, because yes, that would probably be exactly how things would go if I were the protagonist, too 🀣 At least, if I even survived until adulthood and my father managed to marry me off. I’m about 50% sure I’d probably break my neck by falling off my horse or drown in some pond before then, because, as already evidenced by my lack of Quidditch skills, I am extraordinarily clumsy and unathletic. So maybe I’d already be dead long before then and would thankfully miss out on that horrible husband and the world ending altogether 😁

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      • Line @First Line Reader says:

        True, I felt that reference was for me because despite how often you mention it, I doubt other people would remember it and notice it πŸ˜„

        And I could see you as the protagonist in a murder mystery starting a new trend for the genre where the murder isn’t revealed. Any book I’ve read with a murder mystery always hint at who the murder is so heavily that I really don’t need to get actual confirmation 😁 I think it’d be a great book!

        I’m glad you approve of my version of Winternight 😁 I think I’d probably have the sense to stay clear of horses and ponds. Like, Anna does stay in the house pretty much all the time (oh god, I’m Anna), which would also be my approach to avoid the cold. And since I’d never listen to crazy and possessed priests, I’m pretty sure I’d survive a while, at least until I’m forced out of the house to marry that man πŸ˜…

        Forgot this in my last comment (Romeo distracted me), but I love your sweet, new owls! They look so cute! 😍

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        • abookowlscorner says:

          Other people are missing out for sure πŸ˜‚

          I’m still not sure I need that new murder mystery trend, though. Maybe I’ve just read too much Agatha Christie in my life – where 9 times out of 10, I never guess the murderer right – but whenever a person is highly suspicious, I’m like “Oh, it’s definitely not them, then, that’d be too obvious”. So I need that confirmation at the end!

          And lololol, I unfortunately think I would also do a better job at being Anna than Vasya πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚ Though I do like spending time outside, so maybe there’s hope. Otherwise I could see myself accidentally ending up in that dreaded Vasya/Konstantin relationship I once so stupidly speculated about after all πŸ˜… So I think I’ll take the horse πŸ€”

          And I’m glad you like the owls πŸ₯°

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  8. Maria @ The Character Study says:

    As soon as I saw Twilight on this list I had to sit down and prepare to laugh because I know you were gonna do something πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ The oiling her windows comment had me dying!!! Oh, I’m currently reading Romeo and Juliet and I really do wish I were reading Romeo and Naemi instead, it sounds brutal and I like that hehe (Also you made me emotional with that version of Frankenstein but nobody needs to know about it)

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    • abookowlscorner says:

      Honestly, just knowing about the oiling Bella’s windows thing (Because no, I did not make this up!) made reading Midnight Sun 100% worth it 🀣🀣🀣 That is literally the creepiest stalker move ever, and it is a bit terrifying how much of Edward’s nonsense Bella was willing to put up with! πŸ™ˆ

      Oh, and I’m really looking forward to your thoughts on Romeo and Juliet, then! πŸ€— It’s not my favorite Shakespeare play, but Juliet’s nurse is absolutely priceless, so I hope you’ll also appreciate her once you get to the relevant scenes πŸ˜‚ Still, I am very flattered to hear you would prefer Romeo and Naemi!

      (Also, people do need to know about that emotionalness! Do you know how many tears I shed over that poor monster? 😭😭😭 It deserves so much better!!)

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      • Maria @ The Character Study says:

        I have not read Midnight Sun and now I’m scared.

        I’ve been reading it for a while πŸ˜‚ I don’t know why it’s taking me so long when I’m enjoying it but oh well, I’ll definitely post my thoughts on it when I finally manage to finish it.

        The second part of Frankenstein was literally heart-breaking and I will NEVER recover.

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        • abookowlscorner says:

          Lolol, you should be – that book is literally just Twilight about a thousand times longer, because Edward overanalyzes absolutely everything πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ But it was so utterly ridiculous that I had an absolute blast reading it!

          Also, don’t worry, some of those Shakespeare plays took me forever to get through, too πŸ˜„ His writing often has so many hidden puns that you just can’t rush if you really want to appreciate it!

          And same 😭😭😭 I will forever be broken by Frankenstein, Part II!

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          • Maria @ The Character Study says:

            I’ve been wanting to read it ever since it came out and I still haven’t, whoops.

            I’ve only read Twelfth Night and Macbeth, which were very different experiences. Twelfth Night was just me being super confused most of the time and Macbeth I loved quite a lot! So far Romeo and Juliet is definitely going better than Twelfth Night, so that’s a good sign!

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            • abookowlscorner says:

              Twelfth Night is actually one of my favorite plays πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I just couldn’t get enough of all the identity confusion and poor Malvolio’s hopeless befuddlement 😁 But I think it’s really interesting how everyone has such different preferences when it comes to Shakespeare plays! I’ve forced so many people I know to read my favorite one (Othello), and unfortunately, hardly any of them have appreciated its true brilliance 😭

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  9. Rachel says:

    pippa, you should learn from Naemi and NOT go about meddling into double murders and calling dangerous people, instead live happily with your dog and brother and stepdad.
    Naemi and the philosopher’s stone certainly sounds better then the original lol.
    the magic tree house one though – *chef’s kiss*
    and please tell me how deep do i have to dig into the creativity well to get these fantastic ideas myself because i NEED them.
    also i love the new blog look (those little owls had me aww-ing), you finally did what I still can’t bring myself to do, congrats!! (blue’s my favourite color so you can be sure I’ll be visiting your blog occassionally just to sign over the pretty design ;))

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    • abookowlscorner says:

      Haha, thanks Rachel, I’m glad you liked it! πŸ˜‚ Although I could ask you the exact same question about your own creative well, because, like, HOW DO YOU DO IT AND GIVE US SUCH GEMS EVERY SINGLE TIME YOU WRITE SOMETHING? I feel like when I have inspiration for something, it strikes me out of nowhere every once in a while, so I need a more reliable method…

      But I’m so glad you agree with me on these! I mean, you already knew that I didn’t exactly think Pippa’s methods were to be recommended (**Seriously, Pippa, just spend some quality time with your family instead of giving us poor readers so much anxiety!** πŸ˜…), but I’m happy to hear you appreciated the others as well! And also that you’re such a fan of the new blog look πŸ₯° I agree, blue is definitely the best color!

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  10. Nehal Jain says:

    Can Naemi successfully write a computer program that visually portrays Mandelbrot and Julia sets before the deadline arrives?

    Wouldn’t we wanna know πŸ™‚πŸ™ƒ?
    Omg this post was lit 🀣. Bwahaha hilarious!
    The first person to die on Mars…that line killed it πŸ˜‚.
    And i agree with riddhi, u wud probably be Hermione Granger part 2 except u wouldn’t take part in Harry and Ron’s daring adventures.
    And dying in the hunger games 🀣. Running away from Edward is probably the best thing u could do btw, it would make a more interesting book than Twilight itself.
    Also your site looks good! I mean I never thought it looked bad in the first place despite the fact that u didn’t like the pink, but this one’s good too.

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    • abookowlscorner says:

      It is definitely an extremely intriguing question, so yes, everybody should want to know πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ™‚

      But I’m really happy you enjoyed the post, Nehal, and that you were able to find such pleasure in the thought of me dying on Mars (see, I knew you were evil πŸ‘€)! Also, both you and Riddhi are very spot on on the Harry Potter thing – I definitely wouldn’t be going on all those daring adventures voluntarily, which just goes to show how much I cheated on that Sorting Hat quiz to get it to put me in Gryffindor 🀣🀣🀣
      Also, maybe we should just put Edward in The Hunger Games to get rid of him? With a bunch of vampire hunting scenes, that book would surely be a lot more exciting than if you had to watch me starve, and at least Edward would kill his opponents off quickly, minimizing their suffering and making sure there is less “food waste” πŸ€”

      And I’m glad you approve of the new look! πŸ˜‡

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  11. Suhani says:

    YOUR BLOG IS SO BEAUTIFUL AHH! Your header is so pretty!! I’ve been meaning to redo mine for a while but procrastination always gets the best of me 😭
    Naemi Potter and the philosopher’s stone has such a nice ring to it πŸ˜‚ you should’ve applied your amazing graphic design skills and edited the cover to fit it accordingly as well ahahha!!
    AND THE TWILIGHT PROMPT IS SO MUCH MORE REALISTIC THAN THE ENTIRE FRANCHISE, thanks for running away from stalker Edward. πŸ‘€
    and the hunger games one went dark quick 😭 but I mean that scenario makes SO MUCH MORE SENSE HONSETLY!
    this post was so amazingly hilarious, loved reading it!!πŸ’–πŸ’–

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    • abookowlscorner says:

      Lololol, I definitely relate to you not having redone your blog yet – I literally procrastinated this for years! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ But I’m glad to hear you approve of the new design, Suhani!

      Also, I did actually consider editing the covers, but since I am, as evidenced above, such a huge procrastinator and finished writing this post at the very last minute, there just wasn’t any time 😁 So I’m afraid you’ll just have to make do with my last ultimate cover design for now… After all, it is so perfect that you can use it for any book, really! πŸ˜‡

      And I’m thrilled you approve of all the rewrites! Edward definitely did not deserve to win Bella over with his horrible stalking techniques, and yes, unfortunately Katniss is a much more capable protagonist than me πŸ˜… And of course, I’ll do my best to sneak you some of that Selection food! I need to get something out of my time there, after all 🀣

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  12. _tirilu says:

    This was legit hilarious. I am grinning so hard and mind you, I’m at the office and there is actually not much to grin about. Someone will notice.
    It’s so many books that I actually have read – which is a nice change because lately I feel like I don’t know any of the books people are talking about – and I love your take on them. (I’m also sure you’re not giving yourself enough credit.) Now I’m wondering how I would fare in these settings. I’m pretty sure I would have survived the Martian because I would not have managed to become an astronaut in the first place.

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    • abookowlscorner says:

      Haha, I’m glad you enjoyed it! πŸ˜‚ Although hopefully, I didn’t get you into too much trouble at work!

      Oh, and I am probably giving myself too much credit, because now that you mention it, I highly doubt I would have managed to become an astronaut either 🀣 Don’t you also need lots of physical training for that? I’m very bad at physical training, and also, I am such a ninny that I would probably never voluntarily sign up for a space program in the first place, even if I was sorely tempted by the possibility of grand scientific discoveries…


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