The weather is crummy and I just want to curl up in a bed with a book, so what better time to attempt….
THE BEDTIME BOOK TAG
(original can be found here!)
1. What book kept you up all night reading?
World War Z by Max Brooks – I was pretty solidly addicted to this book from the moment I cracked it open. I love nonfiction, and this gripping novel reads like the best narrative nonfiction. It’s a pretty ridiculous story, but written in a way that makes it feel terrifyingly real. Highly, highly recommended – it’s “missed my bus stop again” good.
2. What book made you scared to go to sleep?
See above. Holy smokes – some of the scenes in World War Z felt so real they had me thinking about them long after I’d turned off the lights. What would I have done in a similar situation? How would I react if I was faced with a zombie hoard? How long would I survive the zombie apocalypse??!
3. What book almost put you to sleep?
Divergent. I tried, I really did. But apparently I’m officially too old for this “I’m just a normal, average, super hot, chosen-one teenage girl who has to save the world from the mean and nasty grownups” shtick.
4. What book has you tossing and turning in anticipation of its release?
I can’t really say there are any books that have me tossing and turning in anticipation. I don’t tend to read new releases, so any series I start typically wrapped up a decade or so ago. 😉
5. What book has your dream boyfriend/girlfriend?
Oh, but there are so many! There’s Mr. Darcy of Pride and Prejudice, John Thornton of North and South, and Gilbert Blythe from Anne of Green Gables, (what can I say, I’m Canadian), just to name a few.
6. What book world would be your worst nightmare to live in?
World War Z. Shudder….
7. What book has a nightmarish cliffhanger?
Patrick Ness’ The Knife of Never Letting Go. GAH, SO INTENSE!!! Thankfully I started reading the Chaos Walking trilogy several years after its release, so I didn’t have to suffer from the cliffhanger for long.
8. What book cover reminds you of night time?
Owl at Home by Arnold Lobel. Just look at how cozy and ready for bed Owl looks – he’s got his pyjamas on, with a candle in one hand and a book in the other, ready to get snuggled up in bed with a story. What could be more bedtime-appropriate than that?
9. What book have you actually dreamed about?
Those World War Z nightmares weren’t enough? I don’t often remember my dreams, but I’m sure there must’ve been books in there somewhere, since I always read before turning out the lights.
10. What book monster would you not want to find under your bed?
The wasps from Kenneth Oppel’s middle grade novel The Nest. This gothic tale is assuredly not for those with an aversion to insects…*shudder*….
If you would like to do this tag on your own blog, consider yourself tagged!
Now if you’ll excuse me….*yawn*….I think I need to take a nap. All this talk about beds has got me pretty sleepy…
5 thoughts on “The Bedtime Book Tag”
I really don’t get why everybody is so enamored of Mister Darcy. Gilbert Blythe, if I was younger, for sure. My son and I loved Arnold Lobel’s books including Owl at Home. I too read the series The Knife of Never Letting Go. I read all three on a weekend because I couldn’t put them down.
Well, I don’t know about anyone else, but….I think it’s Colin Firth as Mister Darcy that I fancy the best.. 😉
You’ve got some great answers here. World War Z is on the list of a reading challenge I’m doing. Since it kept you up at night, I’m going to be intrigued (and a little frightened) to read it.
It’s soooo good. I do have a bit of an overactive imagination, though…
I think I’m too old for the ‘“I’m just a normal, average, super hot, chosen-one teenage girl who has to save the world from the mean and nasty grownups” shtick’ too. I made it through divergent but had no interest in reading the rest of the series. Thank you for making me laugh out loud with your analysis!