Thursday, September 24, 2015
The Bedtime Book Tag
I was tagged for The Bedtime Book Tag by the awesome La La over at La La in the Library and I stole her graphic because it was adorable. The Bedtime Book Tag appealed to me because I'm primarily a night time reader and am usually up way past my bedtime trying to squeeze in one more chapter!
1. A Book That Kept Me Up All Night
There are so many possibilities for this one but the one that came to mind is The Other Daughter by Lauren Willig. I just had to find out what was going to happen.
2. A Book That Made Me Scared To Sleep
I'd heard of Hitchcock's version of this story though I'd never seen it. I'd always thought it sounded a little silly. I mean how can birds be scary. Than I read Daphne du Maurier's The Birds & Other Stories and changed my mind. Birds are terrifying. I've never felt quite comfortable seeing a whole bunch of birds together since.
3. A Book That Made Me Go To Sleep
Browsings by Michael Dirda was like a nice cup of chamomile tea in book form. Very soothing and relaxing.
4. A Book That Left Me Tossing and Turning The Night Before In Anticipation Of It's Release
I'm weird about this one. I don't really keep up with book release dates because for so long I've gotten all my books used. I've gotten a bit better about it now but now I have enough review books that I haven't added to many to that stack. I do remember counting down the days to the release of the 4th Bridgerton book! Romancing Mister Bridgerton didn't disappoint!
5. Books That Have My Dream Ship Between Two Different Stories
I think it would be fantastic to take Christie's A Caribbean Mystery, which is already pretty great in that it takes the quintessential English spinster Miss Jane Marple and plops her down into an exotic location, and throw in Patricia Wentworth's incredibly competent and governess-y Miss Silver. Granted, the book would have to be turned into a short story because those two would make short work of any murderer!
6. A Book That Would Be My Worst Nightmare To Live In
Pretty much any dystopian. I'm not a fan of the whole zombie apocalypse end of the world thing. I've gone without electricity for an extended period of time thanks to some tornado outbreaks a few years ago and decided then that any world that doesn't involve a hot water heater is not a place for me! Since I don't read too many dystopian I'm going with The Hunger Games which I have read.
7. A Book That Reminds Me Of Nighttime
Witch by Barbara Michaels. Between the creepy mystery, the closeness of the woods, the closed minds of the townspeople and the evil lurking in someone's heart this is all kinds of darkness. It's one of my favorite Michaels books but I haven't read it in awhile. I think I need to dig this one up for an October read!
8. A Book That Had A Nightmarish Cliffhanger
I wouldn't necessarily say that Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes has a nightmarish cliffhanger but it does end on a serious cliffhanger and there's no publishing date listed for the sequel which is pretty nightmarish in my world! I hate cliffhangers to the point that will try to have the entire series before I start reading the first book just in case and I don't watch the season finale of shows I really like until the season premiere comes on. It might be a sickness.
9. A Book I Actually Dreamed About
I don't know if I've ever really had a dream with characters from books. One time I had a dream that was an entire episode of Law and Order complete with full cast, cut screens, and that fabulous duh-duh sound that occurs every time a scene change. But for the most part my dreams are jumbled and tend to disappear pretty much as soon as I wake up. So I'm picking He's So Fine by Jill Shalvis because if I could pick a book to dream myself into it'd be this one. Really any Lucky Harbor book would work but I loved Olivia and Cole.
10. A Book Monster I Would Not Want to Find Under My Bed
While the killer in this book is technically a human I've always found human monsters the most terrifying. This book was really the first book that scared me to the point of double checking the locks and jumping at every sound. I enjoyed the first few of the Kay Scarpetta mysteries but Post-Mortem's monster scared me the most.
I'm going to take the easy way out on the tagging and tag everyone. This is a fun tag and I had a good time figuring out which books fit which category. The downside is that now I want to reread about half of them! I hope to see lots of answers to this one!