- 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*