Bedtime Book Tag
Thanks to Cait from Paper Fury and Tracy of Adventure Awaits, I have been tagged for the Bedtime Book Tag. Double tagged! So I shall endeavour to answer the questions belonging to this tag as best I can. (by the way I don't necessarily recommend all the books I mention here)
1. A BOOK THAT KEPT YOU UP ALL NIGHT.
I have never stayed up and got completely no sleep from reading. But there were a few books that I read until I finished them which was well past the time any sane person would have gone to bed by. I distinctly remember sitting on a bean-bag in front of the fire reading Erak's Ransom (Ranger's Apprentice #7) by John Flanagan for quite some time..... well until I finished it. And the afternoon we got The Royal Ranger (Ranger's Apprentice #12), was not long enough to finish the book in so I stayed up until very early in the morning reading it.... probably the latest ever..... or should I say earliest. Oddly enough I can't remember other ones so well. There are a lot of books I have read to the end of by torch light under my covers or by torchlight beside my bed. I think that happened with some of the Harry Potter books and a Divergent book and one by N.D. Wilsons from his 100 Cupboards trilogy. Plus a lot of others that I can't remember.
2. A BOOK THAT MADE YOU SCARED TO SLEEP.
I need sleep.... so I sleep. I can't read scary books while I sleep so the only reason I would be scared to sleep because of a book would be because I was scared the character would die if I left them doing whatever they were doing and slept instead. Which is where the first question came in. I read instead of sleep.
The only time I am scared to sleep is because I have to get up early for something and don't want to be late or I have had really bad dreams and don't want to slip back into their power. But sadly.... and in some cases luckily, I don't dream about books.... though characters sometimes appear in my dreams.
3. A BOOK THAT MADE YOU GO TO SLEEP.
The first books I though of upon reading this question were Emma (which I reviewed here) and Ivanhoe, both classics and both so boring.... but they did not send me to sleep, rather they drove me mad and bored me to death.... almost.
4. A BOOK THAT LEFT YOU TOSSING AND TURNING ALL NIGHT IN ANTICIPATION OF ITS RELEASE.
To be truthful.... no book. I don't sleep badly just because some book is being released. I also don't often buy brand new books.... but there is one book I am really looking forward to and badly want to read. A Time to Speak (Out of Time #2) by Nadine Brandes! I read book one but that had a nice cliffhanger ending....
And this morning I went to take some photos of A Time To Die and realized I was wearing the same coloured clothes at Parvin is on the front cover. So I got Jane to take a photo for me.
5. A BOOK THAT HAS YOUR favourite
Can I skip this??? Ok I have changed this question slightly, ok a lot, whatever, because that will enable me to answer it.... except that now I can think of three answers. So i'd better stop thinking before I come up with more.
Anne of Green Gables and Gilbert Blythe from L M Montgomery's books.
And both Wally and Norah and Jim and Tommy (Tommy is a girl) from the Billabong books series by Mary Grant Bruce. I just love all those people in it. They are people, not just characters, and they are so AUSTRALIAN, do you know how nice that is! Oh and of course they don't just stay boyfriend girlfriend. Seriously if you have not read these books you really should, even if you are not Australian. They may help you understand our sense of humour better, who cares if the books were written 100 years ago, they are still amazing. Oh and both relationships happen/become serious in later books in the series than the particular one I have photographed, but it is a fairly long series. Especially considering each book is something new and interesting, but sometimes it is a little sad seeing your childhood friends grow up, get married and have kids.... even if they are only story characters.
6. A BOOK THAT WOULD BE YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE TO LIVE IN.
Mostly any dystopian book. The Hunger Games world. But then any I would not want to live in any world in which God did not exist, (which is most made up worlds) because then what is the point of living, what is life's purpose, if not in him?
And though there is God in A Time To Die, I really don't want to live there either.. And there still being God also makes it more scary and for me believable....
7. A BOOK THAT REMINDS YOU OF NIGHT TIME.
I first though of The Gift (Chiveis Trilogy #2) by Bryan M. Litfin. I am not really sure why, but the cover is kind of dark and though it is not exactly a scene from the book it has a wolf in it and the wolf scene happened at night and I remember that scene well, though I read the book ages ago. Kinda a scary cover....
8. A BOOK THAT HAD A NIGHTMARISH CLIFFHANGER.
There could have been worse ones, but often I have the next book to read.... but the other month I read The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1) by Patrick Ness and the CLIFFHANGER was one of the worst ever... did my favourite character die... did she survive... is she dead... dying... and the whole book... devastation... It did not help that I did not know if I could get hold of the next book, but it turns out that our library had it, so I was saved. The other book I think of is Pegasus (Pegasus #1) by Robin McKinley and she never wrote the second book.... how to make your readers really not like you.
Oh and just because book photos are cool.... and are some pages inside this book...
9. A BOOK YOU ACTUALLY DREAMED ABOUT.
I don't ... not normally anyway, but once I had a dream about the wheel of eyes from Ezekiel 1..... that was seriously creepy. And there was once when there were some monsters chasing me.... well they weren't moving and I was being drawn to them, they were kinda like the wargals from The Burning Bridge (Ranger's Apprentice #2) by John Flanagan and also kinda like the EYE of Sauron.....
10. A BOOK MONSTER YOU WOULDN’T WANT TO FIND UNDER YOUR BED.
No monsters from any book at all please! But the most scary monsters ever are... well now I think about it they don't sound all that scary. (Not after all those monsters in the Percy Jackson books) But they are from Biggles Hits the Trail by Captain W.E. Johns. And they are kinda like giant white grub, millipede things. There is a massive army (collective noun) of them that can eat a human down to bones in seconds... They would be from half a meter to a meter in length, and probably fatter in proportion than a millipede. Maybe if I read the book again i'll probably find out they are not all that terrifying at all, it was a VERY long time ago that I read that. But if I see a normal sized albino millipede.... well actually that has only happened once and there were about seven white millipedes and they were all around me...... normally I would not give a millipede a second though, but they really creeped me out!
And that is it for my answers, now to tag some people to answer the same questions.
Sarah @ Novus Papilio
Jane @ The Misty Mountains
Emily @ AmitySophie @ The Techno Maid
Lydia @ C'est La Vie