So, here is a list of things I have done, purely and simply because a book character did it.
1. Start Blogging
I know what you’re thinking, but this isn’t in the sense of “So many feels, where do I put them?”
Rather, it was reading Obsidian, by Jennifer L. Armentrout that started my desire to properly start blogging. As anyone who’s read it will be aware, the main character, Katy, owns a book blog.
This gave me an idea…and thus The Magical Adventures of Cassie the Weird was born.
It was still almost a year before I started posting regularly, though.
2. Name my Car
I entirely blame Richelle Mead for this one. I started reading Vampire Academy in March 2014. I started reading Bloodlines not long after that.
The main character of Bloodlines, one Sydney Sage, has this tendency to name her cars.
It was around this time that I was starting to drive more regularly. (My dad was starting to push me into getting my Ps).
Here’s where Maggie Stiefvater joins the tale. Because, you see, my car is blue.
The Raven Boys has a character called Blue, who sometimes gets called Jane.
My car’s name is Jane.
3. Wear Nail Polish more Regularly
I’m fairly sure this was Spellbound, by Cara Lynn Shultz.
Not that much of an irregular thing, I know, but I’m fairly sure it was this book which mentioned painting toenails or something, and at that point I got out all my old nail polish and went nuts.
And I still wear it as often as I can.
Have you ever done something because a character in a book did it? Or have you wanted to? Let me know in the comments.