Today is Thursday which means it’s book tag day! Earlier this week I was tagged by Sabrina to do the Official Spooky Season Book Tag. This fun and spooky tag was created by Noly. If you aren’t following Sabrina and Noly, you really should because they’re both fantastic bloggers!
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Question 1: You hear a strange noise in the night – the monsters got inside! Which book character would you choose to protect you from harm?
My first thought was I should pick a character who knows how to use a sword because that seems useful in this situation. The only sword wielding character I can think of right now is Simon from Well Met by Jen DeLuca, and I hope that his pirate skills from all of the Ren Faires he’s been in can protect me. If you’re interested, here’s my review of Well Met.
Question 2: You go on vacation and your hotel is located right next to a cemetery. Which book character do you really hope is not hiding in the shadows?
The Other Mother from Coraline by Neil Gaiman. The Other Mother is terrifying and her button eyes haunt my nightmares.
Question 3: It’s a particularly cold night and you decide to stay inside. Which three book characters would you like to spend a trivia quiz and board game night with?
I’m going to cheat for this question and pick four characters because I think it would be fun to hangout with the gang from The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman. Sure, they’re all senior citizens but board game night could turn into crime solving night and that sounds fun.
Question 4: Time for a big adventure! The scary book you pick transports you into its world. Where do you end up?
I’m currently reading Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab which is definitely creepy. This book would transport me to the other side of the Veil in Paris which is a place I do not want to be. I’ve visited the Catacombs once before and that was more than enough haunted Paris for my liking.
Question 5: No Halloween without Trick or Treat-ing! Which book character do you think has the sweetest tooth?
The first character that came to mind for this question was Frances from The Ship of Shadows by Maria Kuznair. Frances always has cake with her to satisfy her sweet tooth and she shares it with all of her friends. If you’re interested, here’s my review of The Ship of Shadows.
Question 6: The fairies are angry and want a sacrifice from your bookshelf. Which scary book has to go and why?
I don’t read a lot of scary books so I don’t have a lot of options to sacrifice. If I had to choose, I’d go with Dread Wood by Jennifer Killick because spiders are scary. If you’re interested, here’s my review of Dread Wood.
Question 7: You decide you feel more autumnal rather than halloween-y today. Which book setting would you choose for a more cosy and less scary vibe?
I think I would pick Graves Glen from The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling. Sure, there’s some weird super natural things going on, but it does sound like a cozy spot to spend time in.
Question 8: The witch is cooking up a spell in her cauldron and you have to add one magic ingredient. Which item from a book are you adding to the mixture?
I think I’d add some of the tea from one of the dragons from The Tea Dragon Society series by Kay O’Neill. I think the tea would be a cozy, not-scary, addition to the cauldron. If you’re interested, here’s my review of The Tea Dragon Society.
Question 9: You get to decide which bookish place to visit for Halloween. Which book setting is the scariest – and gets crossed off the list?
I don’t read a lot of scary books, so that makes this question a bit difficult. I guess I would cross the island from And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie off of the list because murder islands sound dangerous.
Question 10: The big day is finally here: it’s Halloween! Which book character do you dress up as, and what would be part of your outfit?
I think it would be fun to dress up as Bethany from The Beast and the Bethany by Jack Meggitt-Phillips. For this costume I’d need a stripped shirt, a backpack full of comic books, and of course, a slingshot. If you’re interested, here’s my review of The Beast and the Bethany.