Hello, fellow readers and writers! I hope all of you are well during these unusual times.
Given that Halloween is coming up this month, I thought it would be fun to participate in a Halloween Book Tag! I originally found this specific book tag on thesassygeek’s blog, and I thought it was so fun that I’d try it out. Here are my responses!
1.) Favorite Scary (Must Read) For Halloween?
“Hotel Ruby” by Suzanne Young. (This book is also known as “Hotel For The Lost.”)
This book was rather chilling to read. Not enough to give me nightmares, but it was definitely a scary read and worth checking out. If you want more details, click the link to read my review of it!
2.) Scariest Book Cover, Like Ever?
“Red Dragon” by Thomas Harris.
Had I been a young child seeing the cover of this book, I might’ve run away in fright. I know the cover is based off a painting mentioned in the actual book, but still. It certainly gets the scariness of the titular ‘Red Dragon’ across.
3.) If You Could Go Trick-or-Treating With Any Author, Who Would You Pick?
Amy Plum, who wrote “Dreamfall” and its sequel “Neverwake.”
I think trick-or-treating with her would give me a great opportunity to ask her about both books and how she came up with the concepts and worldbuilding for both of them. They were two legitimately horrifying books to read (as in, they actually scared me), and it just seems fitting to trick-or-treat with an author that wrote horror books as is.
4.) If You Could Dress Up As Any Bookish Character For Halloween, Who Would You Be?
I don’t know.
There are way too many characters to choose from, so I honestly have no idea which one to choose. I tend to have a hard time choosing Halloween costumes as is, so adding bookish characters to the mix makes it much harder.
5.) If You Could Find Anything (From Any Book) In Your Trick-or-Treat Stash, What Would You Hope To Find?
Probably anything from MgRonalds’ fast-food restaurant from “The Devil Is A Part-Timer!” by Satoshi Wagahara.
I know it sounds weird to want fictional fast food, especially for Halloween, but I wonder if MgRonalds’ food is as good as a real-life McDonalds, given that MgRonalds is based off McDonalds. I would love to use this opportunity to find out!
6.) In What Fictional World Would You Like To Go Trick-or-Treating?
The world of “Keeper Of The Mist” by Rachel Neumeier.
I know this is a stretch, but hear me out: The protagonist was a baker prior to becoming royalty. A baker. If I end up at her doorstep either before she became royalty or after she became royalty, I totally bet she’d have tons of baked sweets ready to hand out. Given the appetizing description given to her baking in the first few chapters, I have no doubt that it would be delicious!
7.) What Book Villain Would You Not Like To Meet Alone In A Dark Alley On Halloween?
Jean-Baptiste Grenouille from “Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer” by Patrick Süskind.
He scares me. And it’s not just because he murders people. Read my review if you want to check out more details!
8.) Would You Rather Dress Up As A Vampire, Zombie, Werewolf, or Shadowhunter?
I chose this character because I can wear a cape and run around yelling “I WANT YOUR BLOOD” in an exaggerated, dramatic manner. Also, I feel like vampires are more likely to take the time to read books, given their generally-sophisticated, high-class portrayals in books like “Interview With The Vampire” by Anne Rice, for example, as well as other pieces of literature. Not that Shadowhunters don’t read books (I’m sure they do), but I just don’t know Shadowhunters too well compared to vampires in literature.
9.) Pick A Candy (Just One) From Harry Potter That You Would Love To Find In Your Stash?
Bertie Botts’ Every-Flavour Jellybeans!
I would love to try those jellybeans. I would hate to get booger-flavoured ones, of course, but some of the other flavours would be fun to try out.
10.) What Is Your Favorite Halloween Candy?
How can I not say chocolate? Chocolate is tasty. Also, I love how adorable said chocolates look when shaped in festive Halloween shapes, like ghosts and pumpkins. They can be really cute to look at (and also tasty to eat).
Those are all my responses for the Halloween Book Tag! Do any of you fellow readers have any traditions for Halloween? Do you have any answers for this book tag? Let me know in the comments!
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