It’s now 9:30p.m., the perfect time to do the Bedtime Book Tag. I was tagged by Camyll at Camyll Reads back in August — Thanks again, Camyll!! — and am just getting around to it. The tag was originally created by Kelly, a booktuber at Kellys BookSpill.
A book that kept you up all night reading
The one that quickly comes to mind is The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins because I started reading it soon after I bought it, hardly put it down, and read it all through the night into the wee hours of the morning.
I’ll also mention Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman because I was so curious about the world and how the story would end that I didn’t want to stop reading.
A book that made you scared to sleep
I hardly read horror novels because of how active my imagination is but I do watch horror movies and shows. I guess that’s weird but books stick with me more than movies. Anyways, my answer is The Curse of Crow Hollow by Billy Coffey. It wasn’t scary, but it was unsettling and I had to put down the book for a while because of that. I wasn’t scared to sleep but I was wary when I turned off the lights.
A book that made you go to sleep
Walden by Henry David Thoreau. Oh I hated this book when I had to read it in high school. (I think it was high school. Memory foggy.) I would probably appreciate it now because the topics Thoreau explores are ones I’m interested in but back then it put me to sleep.
A book that left you tossing and turning all night in anticipation of its release
I can’t say I’ve lost sleep over a book’s release but I have lost sleep anticipating purchasing a book. Right now, that book is The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. I’m reading it as part of Random Readalongs, which is hosted by three booktubers. I read a sample on my Nook app and was sold. I’m tempted to get the e-book but I like the cover and the paperback and e-book cost the same so physical copy it is.
…the Kindle edition is $4.99. Decisions, decisions.
A book that has your dream boyfriend/girlfriend
Umm…I don’t think I’ve read that book yet.
A book that would be your worst nightmare to live in
Any dystopian world. They are such horrible places.
A book cover that reminds you of night time
Bayou Magic by Jewell Parker Rhodes. The dusky atmosphere on the cover gives the impression of night along with the fireflies sparkling about the girl, who makes me think of a younger me playing as night falls.
A book that has a nightmarish cliffhanger
Any Song of Ice and Fire book. I think George R.R. Martin overuses them, which annoys me though I like them. And also The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan which has a cliffhanger that’s nightmarish because I couldn’t stop thinking about it, like a nightmare.
A book that you actually dreamed about
If a book leaves a strong impression, I usually dream about it or the setting or the characters. Most recently, I dreamt about the third Harry Potter book. Don’t ask me what it’s about because I’ve already forgotten.
A book monster that you would not want to find under your bed
The quigutl from the Seraphina series. They’re helpful, actually, and aren’t really monsters, but I imagined them as giant silverfish bugs that would devour all my books so I’d rather not find one under my bed.
And there you have it and now I’m sleepy so if you haven’t done this tag yet and would like to do it, I TAG YOU! Leave a link below so I can see your answers too.
Nightie Night! Try to run if alligators bite. 🙂