Tagged: The Bedtime Book Tag

I was tagged by Alyssa – The Ultimate Book Geek to do the Bedtime Book Tag. You should go browse her blog (after you browse mine!) – pretty awesome!

The Bedtime Book Tag

1.) A book that kept you up all night reading – I make a general rule to not start a new book at bedtime for precisely this reason. However, there’s some books that the re-read factor still keeps me up at night. For me, the number one would be:

Lover Eternal
JR Ward

Lover Eternal. by J.R. Ward. A paranormal romance that involves a heroine who is truly ‘not perfect’ in the traditional sense. She’s dealing with leukemia. Lover Eternal does a good job of dealing with the heartache and heartbreak that comes from being in a relationship with someone who you might not have for very long. Awesome characters all around. When I start reading this, I cannot put it down, no matter what time it is.

2.) A book that made you scared to sleep:
The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty

The Exorcist
William Peter Blatty

Yes, its the book that inspired the move The Exorcist, and yes, its just as creepy! It might be that I had watched the movie long before I read the book, so I had vivid accompanying images, but still. It really is a book to read in the daylight.

3.) A book that made you go to sleep:
Hands down, no doubts about it, this “honor” goes to A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin.

A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin

Now, to be specific, I am talking about the audio version of this book. I haven’t picked up a hard copy. Anyways, this book really helps with my insomnia, because within minutes of turning it on, I’m falling asleep. I still haven’t lasted more than 2 chapters in.

4.) A book that left you tossing and turning all night in anticipation of its release: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter #7
J.K. Rowling

I was definitely bouncing off the walls and squirming anxiously waiting for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows to be released. I couldn’t believe we were finally finishing the series! …and then I got it, devoured it, and read the…epilogue…urgh.

5.) A book that has your dream boyfriend: Knight of a Trillion Stars by Dara Joy

Knight of a Trillion Stars
Dara Joy

That’s a godawful cover, so please overlook it. Knight of a Trillion Stars is a book that will always make me laugh. Dara Joy is a phenomenal writer who weaves stories with characters that leave a lasting impression on you. Lorgin ta’al Krue is… think Chris Hemsworth’s Thor…but with a strong sense of humor, and a willingness to happily engage in adult bedtime activities.

6.) A book that would be your worst nightmare to live in: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury

They burn books. I repeat: They. Burn. Books. Books are illegal. Books are “bad”. That’s really all it needs to make it a nightmare for me to live in.

7.) A book that reminds you of nighttime: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Miss’s Peregrine’s…
Ransom Riggs

I think its the black and white characters, and the general weird nightmare/dream meloncholic tone of the story at points, but it is definitely a book I associate with nighttime.

8.) A book that had a nightmarish cliffhanger: I used to read Harry Potter fanfiction. I am immune to even caring about cliffhangers at this point, so I think I’m going to have to skip this one.

9.) A book that you actually dreamed about: Dracula by Bram Stoker

Bram Stoker

Forget sparkly vampires. You haven’t had a decent vampire dream until you’ve had the original vampire chasing you through an abandoned New York City, claiming you’re his Lucy re-incarnated. *shudders*

10.) A book Monster that you would not want to find under your bed: Mine is the same as Alyssa’s from The Ultimate Book Geek. Pretty much any zombie is going to be my worst book monster fear.

World War Z
Max Brooks

However, for the sake of listing a book, I’ll go with the zombies from World War Z by Max Brooks. Not that the zombies actually appear often in it, but he sets the tone for the devastation very well, and the idea of finding a frozen zombie? Euuuuuuurgggggggh.

Thanks for the Tag!

I’ll tag lovesthesmellofbooks,Just me, my books, and I, and hankrules2011 for the Bedtime Book Tag

9 thoughts on “Tagged: The Bedtime Book Tag

  1. So, at the moment I am unashamedly stalking your blog. I scrolled past this post, speed reading, but scrolled right back up when I saw J.R. Ward. Now, I haven’t done a post on it yet, but that entire series ( Black Dagger Brotherhood ) is probably more loved by me than the Host. You are the first person I’ve ever met who knows what it is and has read it. Have you finished the series? I’m completely over excited by this, I don’t think you understand. Thing that I love about it the most is that J.R Ward is a prim blonde lady in a pencil skirt but then she writes the most out there, detailed…scenes, if you know what I’m talking about, it’s such a contradiction.

      1. The earlier books are my favourite but the later characters, I read John and Xhex when I used to be depressed and I attribute my mental state to them. The first tattoo that I want (and have wanted for three years) incorporates Xhex’s cilices.

        1. I have three romance series that are my bookworm equivalent of comfort food. The In Death series, The Black Dagger Brotherhood Series, and The Matrix of Destiny series.

          1. I’ll definitely check the others out, and yeah. BDB, Night Angel Trilogy (which I did a post on) Bloodline by Sidney Shelton and Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer, are my comfort ‘foods’

  2. I did this tag and chose Fahrenheit 451 as one of the worlds that would be a nightmare to live in! I mean like you said they burn books! That’s a nightmare itself. HAHA

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