Monday, 31 October 2016

Halloween Book Tag!

Hi lovelies,

Today is Halloween (or All Hallows Eve which I actually think is a much better name for it!) and I'm currently in my cosy skeleton jumper. so I thought it might be fun to do a quick Halloween Book Tag after spotting it over on Jesse The Reader's channel. The tag was originally created by the lovely Naomi at Naomi The Book Lover so be sure to check both of those out!

I hope you enjoyed my Halloween costume collage!

Now on with the questions!

1. Carving pumpkins- what book would you carve up and light on fire?

Blasphemy! I would never! Actually that's a total lie. I would do it to all the Fifty Shades of Grey on principal.

2. Trick or treat- what character is a treat, what character is a trick?

There are so many wonderful characters out there but if I go by what I've read recently, I'd probably pick Clover from the Museum of You - I just want to wrap her up in my arms and protect her. In terms of a trick, I think everyone in The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson. If you've read it, you know what I'm talking about! If not, go read it now! An excellent thriller.

3. Candy corn- what book is always sweet?

My "book candy" is the Lucky Harbor series by Jill Shalvis. It's literally the only romance that I can read, it's completely formulaic and so sweet it would rot your teeth, but I genuinely can't help myself! Jill Shalvis is a pretty great writer too.

4. Ghosts- what character would you love to visit you as a ghost?

All the examples I can think of are all Harry Potter, but I'm aware there's already a Harry Potter question here. Also ,I'm certain that answering this question would be a spoiler for some of my other choices! This is really tough! Oh OK! actually, Oskar's Dad from Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer, because I'd like to hear what actually happened to him that day.

5. Dressing up in costume- what character would you want to be for a day?

Alexia Tarabotti from the Parasol Protectorate series. Weird magical powers, surrounded by werewolves and vampires in a steampunk London? Yes please!

6. Wizards and witches- what is your favorite Harry Potter moment?

As if you can pick just one moment from Harry Potter! A few just off of my head;

  • When Harry gets Malfoy's dad to free Dobby
  • When Malfoy's mum lies to Voldemort to save her son
  • Everything about when Harry and Hermione save Buckbeak using the Time-Turner
  • When Ron and the twins save Harry from Privet Drive
  • Everything in the Chamber of Secrets when Harry and Ron go to save Ginny
  • All of the Philosopher's Stone challenges
  • The scenes in St Mungos' - particularly Neville and his parents - can't believe they left that out of the films (it's so important!) 
  • countless others I'm probably forgetting in my excitement!

7. Blood and gore- what book was so creepy that you had to take a break from it for awhile?

I don't really read a lot of blood and gore type books, but one I had to do this with was The Enchanted by Rene Denfield. It discussed some really awful crimes and as much as I thought it was excellent I regularly had to put it down as I could feel myself being affected by the subject matter.

I hope you're having a spook-tastic Halloween, my husband and I are planning to watch some scary movies tonight with lots of sweets and popcorn, what's your favourite scary movie? Let me know below and I might just watch it if it's not too terrifying! 

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