The Bedtime Book Tag

  • A book that kept you up all night

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King kept me up for ages, but I think that the last book to keep me up for a long time past my bedtime was The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. I was up until well after 1.30, even though I needed to be up for work early.

  • A book that made me too scared to sleep

I really don’t get very frightened by books. I can’t even remember a particular book scaring me enough to not be able to sleep!

  • A book that made you go to sleep

Ha! The last one I really fell asleep while reading was The History of Sexuality by Foucault, but there’s been plenty of fictional books that have been a massive snoozefest!!

  • A book that left you tossing and turning all night in anticipation of its release

I don’t really get too excited about new releases, since I mainly read classics and other older stuff, but I do get excited when Simone St. James releases a new book, so I’m going to go with The Other Side of Midnight!

But right now I NEED Kate Morton’s upcoming novel. A friend of mine got sent an ARC and I’m so ridiculously jealous. Dear publisher, I CANNOT WAIT! HELP ME!

  • A book that has your dream boyfriend

Ooooh. Is it bad that my actual boyfriend has kind of taken the gleam out of fictional boyfriends? I’m still a bit in love with Matthew Ryder though, so I’ll go with him.

  • A book that would be your worst nightmare to live in

SO MANY. The Hunger Games, ASoIaF, The Lord of the Rings (in war anyway)… I’d be an awful warrior.

  • A book that reminds you of night time

Hm. I already said The Lord of the Rings, which reminds me of night from reading it all night, but I guess I also stayed up late to finish Dark Dawn by Matt McGuire too… I actually put it down, rolled around and got back up again to keep reading! I needed to see what happened!

  • A book that had a nightmarish cliff-hanger

Since I don’t read a huge amount of series, I don’t get the whole cliffhanger thing very often. However, in saying that, Orkney by Amy Sackville leaves you hanging, and hanging hard.

  • A book that you actually dreamed about

I dream about books so often! I’ve dream about Harry Potter characters a fair bit, as well as (some yummy dreams) about Aragorn… It’s not even a problem.

I’ve also dreamt a fair bit about buying books, losing books, running out of books to read… seems obvious how much of a role they play in my life!

  • A book monster that you would not like to find under your bed

Tim Winton hides under my bed-no really, Cloudstreet does. Biggest and scariest book monster I’ve ever seen. I hear he has at least 10 teeth, long hair and a superiority complex… *shivers*

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7 thoughts on “The Bedtime Book Tag

  1. What a unique tag! I actually dreamed of Harry Potter as well when I was little, and I was so afraid of Malfoy! (in second grade haha) 🙂

  2. I’m reading the Lord of the Rings trilogy now and it’s gripping. It’s a long and detailed read but it’s a piece of art. I found it interesting how much they cut for the films.

  3. The Lord of the Rings books are the series I’ve read most times – I went through a phase a long time ago of reading them, getting to the end and then going back and starting right over. I obviously didn’t find them a hard read and I won’t watch the films on principle because of how much will be missing! 🙂

    • I can’t wait to re-read them, I plan on doing so over the summer so I can write an article on it for publication! I have a LotR tattoo on my left arm, I’m always so amused by people’s reactions to it, since they vary from “…why?” to “YESSS!” I love the films too, they’re good in their own right! I was actually convinced to give the books a go after really enjoying the films, I was always a bit nervous of them before that.

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