Sunday, 21 April 2013

The Book Tag!

Since I blogged my second A-Z of me and it was B for Books the other day I decided I'd do the Book Tag which I saw on  Amys blog a week or so back. So here goes.

What are you reading right now?
I'm currently reading Darkly Dreaming Dexter - Jeff Lindsay, so far I'm only like 10% in but I like it. I can't for the life of me enjoy the show because Michael C Halls voice just annoys me for some reason so I thought I'll give the books a change.

Do you have any idea what you'll read after you've finished this book? 
I haven't got a clue, possibly I'll finish The Night Circus I started reading it then put it down, classic Kloe. Or perhaps I'll re-read DeadLocked - Charlaine Harris in preparation for Dead Ever After coming out.

Five books you've always wanted to read but have never got round to?
Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov, The Perks Of Being A Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky, Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk (After reading several other pieces of his work I think I'll eventually read fight club), I'd like to get around to finishing Trainspotting - Irvine Welsh and finally I want to finish The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern.
What magazines do you have in your bathroom/lounge right now?I'm the only one who buys magazines in our house so we have loads of copies of Total Film lying around, a few Cosmos and Rock Sounds with a couple of issues of Vogue and the odd issue of Bizarre magazine haha, an odd selection I know.

Whats the worst book you ever read?The worst book I have ever read has to be Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris. I remember being so excited for it to come out and thinking yes she's going to sort Eric and Sookie out but no she saves Sam. I can't even describe how annoyed I get thinking about this book. Its not that it's badly written it's just that she has ruined everything by writing this book. Sorry Charlaine, I love the rest of the Sookie stories just not this one.
What book is really popular but you really hated it?
I didn't hate it but I just didn't enjoy it, Mocking Jay - Suzanne Collins (3rd hunger games book), I remember getting all excited for the release and it taking forever to get through, since then I've re-read the first book many a time and the second quite a few but no matter what I can't seem to get through book 3 again. I just I found it so I don't know disappointing and annoying and just not as good as the other two. I'm sorry guys I just really didn't enjoy it.
What's the one book you recommend to everybody?
Oh 'Salem's Lot - Stephen King is the one, everyone needs to read this, its quite possibly my favourite book ever. I can't describe my love for it, I feel so passionately about this book, maybe its because its the first one I read by king or maybe its because its about vampires. Or maybe its just kings way with words. Oh I just love the book you must read it. I wrote a review on it here.
What are your three favourite poems? 
I love love love The Emperor of Ice-cream by Wallace Stevens and I rather like these two - The Riddle of Strider (All that is Gold does not glitter) - J. R. R. Tolkien and finally Hallowe'en in a suburb - H.P. Lovecraft.
Where do you usually get your books?
I get them from all over really, new ones I get from Waterstones on the day of release, or Amazon. and I got almost all of my Stephen Kings from Barter Books.
Where do you usually read your books?I'll read my books anywhere at anytime I fancy, the middle of lectures, on the bus, the train, in bed, the bath, on the couch even in the kitchen. I once read half a book in the pub waiting for John to finish work!
When you were little did you have any reading habits?
I don't think so I used to read one book at my grans house then read a different one when I got home and then a different one when I went to bed haha.
What's the last book you stayed up half the night to read?
I stayed up half the night to Read a Clash of Kings the other night what made me put it down was Catelyns chapter, does anyone else hate her character? I have yet to start reading it again, I always find the second in a series the hardest to get through!
Have you ever 'faked' reading a book?Not that I know of I even read them ones you had to read for school. Although I can never remember actually finishing Of Mice and Men for GCSE haha.
Have you ever bought a book just because you liked the cover?
Yes, I recently bought a Leather bound copy of Gray's Anatomy from Barnes and Noble, I was going to get the full academic version but this cover was much nicer and it was a lot cheaper too. I'll obviously use it for referencing and stuff but I mainly got it for the cover haha.
What was your favourite book as a child?
Oh I loved Jacqueline Wilson when I was little, her books I just couldn't get enough she was a firm favourite for years, I'd say Lola Rose was my favourite by her or perhaps Best Friends. 
Which book changed your life?
I'd say it was a series, A Series Of Unfortunate Events - Lemony Snicket Oh I loved these books, I still do, I go back and read them when I'm feeling nostalgic. These books changed everything once I read these I realised that everything isn't always happy endings and such I mean I was about 9 when I started these. They opened my eyes and made me realise things, I started being more interested in Crime dramas and such because well one of the main characters is pretty much a psycho. They got me into books I'd never thought I'd read such as horrors. Through reading them I made some of the bestest friends I've got and its the first full book series I ever read. I have so much love for the series its unreal.
What is your favourite passage from a book?
This is really hard, I want to pick one from 'Salems lot because the way King writes it that book is just amazing, the words oh my its just fantastic. So instead of writing pretty much 3 pages out I've gone for two small sentences that always stick in my mind when I read it.
Or as the twig is bent the tree is shaped. Mark glued the monster onto his base, which was a grave mound with a leaning headstone in the background. 'In the midst of life we're in death. But I may have nightmares'  I love this one its where the book starts getting creepy and its pretty much what is to come.
Understand death? Sure. That was when the monsters got you. I think Mark Petrie got all the best lines in his bits. I don't know what it is about this one but it always stays with me.

Who are your top five favourite Authors?
Stephen King
Charlaine Harris
Chuck Palahniuk
J K Rowling
Louise Rennison

What is your favourite classic book?Classics, well this is hard. I'd say Pride and Prejudice its the only one I've properly read and somewhat liked. Unless you class Dracula is that a classic? If so I loved Dracula.

Five notable mentions? 

  1. Nineteen Minutes - Jodi Picoult, I loved this book, it was the first of hers I ever read and I've only read it twice but I can remember all of the story and it made me cry and its definitely worth a read.
  2. Blood Sweat And Tea (Sirens) - Tom Reynolds, until I read this I didn't realise how much the ambulance service actually do and how grateful we should be. It will really change your perspective on things. It'll also make you laugh, cry and just be amazed.
  3. The Stand  - Stephen King, Seriously just read it, its just so haunting, you begin to get paranoid and worried and thinking that this is happening to you. Then you realise its not but still you panic, it gives me goosebumps its a fantastic piece of work a must read for all. Want a review? read mine here.
  4. The Help - Kathryn Stockett, I finished this the other day and its such a good book, it was much better than the film and it made me cry quite a bit although I'm not if thats my hormones or the actual book. 
  5. Haunted - Chuck Palahniuk, this book was talked about so much last year so I had to read it, its far to say it was quite horrifying in places but not as shocking as I expected. I really enjoyed it though and couldn't put it down, I'd recommend it to anyone who wants something slightly different to read or something that will get them to question their lives and those around them. Read my review of it here.

Have you done this post? If so link me up, I'd love to take a look.
Kloe x


  1. Hi, I'm your 35th follower!
    I'm reading Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris at the moment, would recommend it.
    I'm over at if you fancy a read :)
    Nicola xx

    1. Thank you for following! I'll have to check the book out and your blog! Thanks xx

  2. Hi,

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    1. Hi thank you. I'll check your blog out sure :) xxx