Monday, 30 October 2017

Halloween Creatures Book Tag

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I saw this tag over at Barb's and of course I just had to join in! I tag anyone who wants to join in! Here are Barb's answers if you missed them:

A Book or Character that is Magical.

It kind of has to be Harry Potter doesn't it! The worldbuilding was wonderful, great characters, action and humour, magical creatures, inventive content, life's just one of the best book series ever written in my opinion and I'll never get tired of reading it! Or listening to the Stephen Fry audio cds!

A Book or Character You Can’t Wrap Your Mind Around.

 There were a few books that came to mind. If we are talking about hyped books I didn't get, Catch-22 is right up there along with the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. I know both are popular but I disliked both from page one, hated the characters and the plot. On the incomprehensible side, Wuthering Heights...couldn't make out a bloody thing one of the characters was saying and for that reason I'll add Trainspotting. I'm Scottish and I could barely understand the dialogue! Shakespeare was always a special challenge at school...

A Book, Series, or Author You Can’t Live Without.

My all time favourites are Harry Potter and Stephen King's 'It'. Definitely desert island selections. I think I'll be adding the novels that inspired Game of Thrones by the time I catch up with the books. I also always grab new books by Darrell Maloney in the apocalypse genre. I'm a big fan of Patricia Briggs two werewolf series and Jack Kilborn and Hunter Shea in the horror genre. Richard Laymon was always a must buy as well.

A Book Best Reading at the Middle of the Night.

I no longer read in the middle of the night-I'm getting too old for that! For me, every book is for reading whenever time allows and if I get my insomnia I just pick up whatever I am already reading. Sometimes, exciting apocalypse books for late night reading are not the best choices as I get too hyper! Last one I was up late-ish reading was A Storm of Swords part two. I wasn't going to bed until that was completed!

A Book You Picked Up for the 2nd Time or Continued after DNFing it.

No book gets a second chance with me. Once I have decided to DNF it, it goes to a charity shop and I never think of it again! DNF means 'I'm done with this' and I don't waste any more time with it. Too many others to read!

A Character You Saw Right Through or a Book You Easily Predicted a Twist or the Ending.

I get a lot of 'don't trust him/her!' moments in a book as I am naturally paranoid and suspicious! Shae was a good example, as I never trusted her. I think everyone knew who was going to die in book one/series one of Game of Thrones so that was predictable but still well written. Jeez there are too many examples to think about! With Harry Potter, you did suspect the deaths coming in books 5 and 6 but maybe not the manner in which they died.

A Book that Truly Shocked You.

I can't say that fiction books in general shock me but sometimes maybe a character death is a bit of a shock. The twist at the end of Harry Potter six did shock me the first time I read it as did the killing of a favourite in book seven. Non fiction can be shocking depending on the subject matter. I was shocked by the sheer scale of the cover up of the Hillsborough disaster. That was really shocking. Abuse books have the same effect.

A Book or Character that Chilled You to the Bone or got your Funny Bone.
(Expressions meaning being scared, or finding something really funny.)

The Weasley Twins kept me laughing right through the Harry Potter books as did some of Tyrion's stunts in Game of Thrones. Hodor makes me smile. Myrnin from the Morganville vampires is really funny at times especially with those furry vampire bunny slippers! Oberon in the Iron Druid is funny as is the vampire trying to use modern slang!

A Book that Left You Hungry or a Recipe You Want to Try from a Book.

Reading about the Hogwarts feasts or that darn sweet shop always gets me hungry and I'd love to try a few things off the train trolley as well as Butterbeer! I don't cook recipes though so I doubt I'll try any of them! Anyone eating cake or pizza makes me hungry too.

A Greedy Character or a Character that Loves Gold and Jewelry.

Kind of drawing a blank here. Oh wait, it has to be Gollum! My precciioouuss!

A Dark, Evil Character.

So many to choose from! Voldemort, Bellatrix LeStrange, Cersei Lannister, Night King, Ramsay Bolton, Theon Greyjoy, Joffrey Baratheon, Sauron, Saruman, Wormtongue, The White Witch, Randall Flagg, Pennywise the clown, Annie Wilkes, Emperor Palpatine, The Gentlemen, Angelus, Bill Sikes...

Grim Reaper
A Character You Loved or Hated that Died

 Spoiler alert for Harry Potter book 7 and then Game of Thrones!!! I will NEVER forgive JK Rowling for what she did in this book to poor Dobby! I was also a bit upset at the way Remus was discarded off the page and we only saw the body. He deserved a heroic ending dammit! As for Game of Thrones, there are constant shocks-Maester Luwin, that upset me, as did Ned, Maester Aemon and Drogo. and quite a few more!

A Book or Character that Scares You.

I have never been scared of a book. Ever! But I wouldn't want to meet Voldemort, the dothraki or the White Walkers, Randall Flagg, Pennywise or any kind of zombies ever! Zombies do kind of scare me, along with great mutant spiders, overgrown beasties and things like that.



  1. I enjoyed reading your answers and you are so right, poor Dobby. That WAS unforgivable. I loved him so much. The pictures you added are awesome. For me, finding pics was part of the fun!

    1. It was fun looking for the pictures on Pixabay! That was easier than a few of the questions!

  2. Fun tag! I also don’t give books second chances. Life is short, and there are too many books out there. If I don’t like a book, it goes straight to the used bookstore.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. If I gave all those books a second chance, I'd be drowning in them by now! *shudders*

  3. Harry Potter seems to fall into most of these categories. LOL I've only read a couple of the books even though I have all of them. That and Game Of Thrones are going to be challenges I'm going to do. And all this time I thought I was the only one who didn't get The Hitchhiler's Guide. Nice to know I'm not the only one confused about it's popularity.

    1. Yea another non hiker! I just didn't get that book at all. Harry Potter is always a good answer in some way for these tags!

  4. *Spoiler comment* Yeah, I also felt cheated by how Lupin's death was just, like, tossed in there with no emotion or anything. It happened off-screen, and that was it -_- He's one of my favorite characters ever, but I didn't even feel anything when he died because of how it was done.

    1. It was annoying wasn't it...he deserved a heroic death so I could cry again!

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    1. That's half the fun of these tags...hunting down good graphics to use! These were all free on Pixabay!