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. 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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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!