The truth is? Sleeping is for the weak. Why would you sleep when you could RISE WITH THE SUN! And embrace the cold mornings! And squeeze in more time to read! Because, obviously, there is never enough reading time. I’m a mild insomniac. I spend a lot of time lying in bed pretending I’m sleeping, because I’m fabulous at pretending.
But, WHATEVER. I’m still doing the Bedtime Book Tag. Thanks Miriam for the tag!
1. A BOOK THAT KEPT YOU UP ALL NIGHT.
Books don’t keep me up late because I’m an awfully punctual person and tend to go to bed at exactly the same time every night — good book or no.
But. I do recall the suffocatingly glorious intensity of lying awake thinking about books that inspired me. Books that made me want to just write all the things. Books that made me excited to be a writer. Good, solid, traumatically beautiful books. Like Crown of Midnight, and Sinner, and All The Bright Places and How To Lead a Life of Crime. I WANNA WRITE LIKE THIS ONE DAY.
2. A BOOK THAT MADE YOU SCARED TO SLEEP.
I was a very small, impressionable pineapple when I read Unwind. IT FREAKED ME OUT OF MY MIND. I probably wouldn’t have that reaction today, but it was one of the first horrifying YA books I’d read. I still vividly remember the arm…with the shark tattoo…
3. A BOOK THAT MADE YOU GO TO SLEEP.
Winterspell is entirely beautiful and (well, for me) entirely boring. I nearly nodded off several times. Kissing statues just WASN’T enough to keep me awake, sadly.
4. A BOOK THAT LEFT YOU TOSSING AND TURNING ALL NIGHT IN ANTICIPATION OF ITS RELEASE.
I’m FAR too emotionally invested in this series. The waiting is agony! The reading is agony! The characters are agony! THE ENTIRE THING IS AGONY WHY ON EARTH DO I READ IT?
Least to say, after anticipating it’s release for months I finally read it! And reviewed it! I was slightly…disgruntled and eNtiRELY NoT oKAy.
5. A BOOK THAT HAS YOUR DREAM
BOY/GIRLFRIEND SHIP OF TWO SEPARATE BOOKS
Agh, don’t ask me these romantic questions, seriously, I can’t take pressure like that. I just wanna be a hermit. So I have redone the question, because I’m epic like that — of characters from different books who I think would make a fabulous match.
Definitely Sturmhond from The Grisha Trilogy and Celaena Sardothien. The sass would be phenomenal, and he has such class whereas she stabs people in the backs. It would be BEAUTIFUL. Don’t get me wrong, I still ship Chaolena…this is just…a thought.
6. A BOOK THAT WOULD BE YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE TO LIVE IN.
Basically everything about The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly. First she’s in a cult that CUTS OFF PEOPLE’S HANDS. And then she ends up in prison. Hello, NO.
Everything about this book is downright nightmareishly freaky. You should read it.
7. A BOOK THAT REMINDS YOU OF NIGHT TIME.
All of Holly Black‘s books. I think it’s because they look so dark and creepy? And bad stuff only happens at night and Holly Black’s books are full of bad stuff and — for goodness sakes. HER NAME IS BLACK.
8. A BOOK THAT HAD A NIGHTMARISH CLIFFHANGER.
I don’t even know why I read series. Is the trauma ever worth it? Is the pain and gnashing of teeth and shrieking of feels ever worthwhile?! SERIOUSLY?! I was a very frazzled pinecone over the cliffhangers in The Winner’s Crime and Catching Fire and Red Rising.
9. A BOOK YOU ACTUALLY DREAMED ABOUT.
I never remember my dreams…okay, almost never. I once vividly remember dreaming about Winterfell from A Song of Ice and Fire and then I invented this whole mossy, froggy, swampy castle for the Crannogmen (even though the books haven’t described them much yet) and YEAH. It was odd. I’m always very aware that I’m dreaming, so the whole time, I’m trudging around the snows and swamps thinking, “Why the heck am I dreaming about this? I’VE NEVER EVEN SEEN SNOW BEFORE.”
I also dreamed about Supernatural once. I was cleaning the yard with Castiel. Yes. We were cleaning. That’s it. I’m ready for the Hunter life.
10. A BOOK MONSTER YOU WOULDN’T WANT TO FIND UNDER YOUR BED.
Agh, this is a horrible, horrible question. I have an under-my-bed-phobia. Seriously. NEVER LET A LIMB HANG OVER YOUR BED OR A MONSTER WILL GET IT. So basically I don’t want anything under my bed. Not even a lurking bookmark.
But in The Ocean At the End of the Lane there’s this…evil worm. It crawled inside someone’s body. I DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU BUT I FREAKED OUT RIGHT THERE. I cannot even function if someone suggests a creepy-crawly might enter my body. That is not okay. Not okay. It’s so beyond okay I need to take a moment to recover from just thinking about it.
AGH. THIS ENTIRE POST HAS TRAUMATISED ME SO MUCH. GOODNIGHT.
I tag everyone, basically, because I feel like if I had to be traumatised by relieving my night phobias, SO SHOULD YOU. But also, specifically these people: unless they don’t want to, in which case, ignore me!
Clare @ Clare’s Spot // Kara @ Diary of a Teen Writer // La La @ La La In the Library // Erica @ Novel Ink // Wesaun @ Oreos and Books // Tina @ Read the Bloody Book // JEANN @ Happy Indulgence // Mishma @ Chasing Faerytales // Alyssa @ The Devil Orders Takeout
BTW: I do actually love book tags, so feel free to tag me for things! OH and if you’d like me to tag YOU for things, do let me know! I never who to tag.