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I Dare You!

I don’t know about you guys but I never participated in games that would dare me in high school. I was a scaredy-pants. Probably still am. So this tags name makes me littly jittery. Just saying…

The lovely Raven & Beez tagged me for this daring tag.  So let us jump right into the questions.


1. What Book has been on your shelves the longest?

This will probably be my copy of Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind on my shelves downstairs. My mom found it at her work and brought it along. I read it and adopted it when I was 16-17 I think. It has been with me since. You can tell. It smells, haha.

2. What is your current read, your last read, and the book you will read next?

Last Read
The Amazon and the Beast (Mythos 1) by Hati Bell
Current Read
Where the Stars Rise:Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy
Next Read
I haven’t decided yet to be honest…

3. What book did everyone like, but you hated?

Well I mean not everyone. But I am unpopular with my opinion when it comes to The Hunger Games, The Martian, Divergent, The 100, The False Prince and a few others, haha.

4. What book do you keep telling yourself you’ll read, but you probably won’t?

Probably Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. I’ve had plenty of opportunities to buy it but never have. I have read Armada and I thought it was just okay.

5. Which book are you saving for retirement?

People do this? My retirement is way too far in the future to be thinking of that. But if I would be a guessing person, I’d say a classic.

6. Last page: Do you read it first or wait to te end?

I wait to the end. I only read the author’s note maybe at the end with some books first but not of the actual story.

7. Ackknowledgements: Are they a waste of paper and ink or interesting?

I don’t think they are a waste of paper and ink, because they are important to the author. But personally I rarely read them.

8. Which book character would you switch places with?

A student at Hogwarts. Who wouldn’t?

9. Do you have a book that reminds you of something specific in your life?


10. Name a book that you acquired in an interesting way.

I found The Golem’s Eye hardcover signed at the Deventer book market this Summer when I had a hard time finding it here in that edition and I was over the moon. I made a wild grab for it as the UK book seller was still unpacking his boxes. At least he was amused.

11. Have you ever given away a book for a special reason to a special person?

Uhm, no? I just give away books if I think they’ll like them. I mean I gave a friend a Gollancz edition of a Discworld book because I knew she’d been eyeing them for a while and they aren’t that available in the USA. And she’s been there for me since we met through blogging. You know who you are, haha. So I guess that is special?

12. Which book has been with you the most places?

Who knows? I don’t usually take books around a lot. Especially these days. But I think maybe my four english paperbacks of the first four Harry Potter books. I took them to college, to my husband who was then my boyfriend’s house, in the train.

Oh wait. The Night Angel trilogy went along to Egypt!

13. Any ‘required reading’ you hated in high school that wasn’t so bad two years later?

No we had barely any required reading.

14. Used or brand new?

Brand new.

15. Have you ever read a Dan Brown book?


16. Have you ever seen a movie that you liked more than the book?

Yes. The Hunger Games, The Martian.

17. A book that’s made you hungry?

The Envy of Angels?

18. Who is the person whose book advice you’ll always take?

La La in the Library, Cait from Paper Fury

19. Most read authors?

Rick Riordan, Cassandra Clare, Terry Pratchett.

20. Ship from two different books?

Honestly, I don’t do that. I don’t even think about those kind of things. Everyone can stay in their own book please.



23 thoughts on “I Dare You!

  1. Oh, I am a fan of Divergent and The Hunger Games. I am barely just interacting with people around the book blogging world. But, I really like both Cait and La la in the Library. They’re brilliant. LOL at the book that smells. I hope it’s not an awful overpowering scent! Also: omg, you went to Egypt? I lived there for ten years!

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  2. Killing me with The Hunger Games hahha. I must ask though- have you watched The 100 show? Because it is like, a billion times better than the books. I started the show before the books, and the books read like fan fiction after the show. I know, that sounds awful to say, but yeah! I agree about everyone staying in their own book too! I never liked that idea of shipping characters from different worlds, made no sense to me! Agree about the retirement thing too. I want to meet the person looking at a book like “not yet, but DEFINITELY in 30-40 years” 😂 This was fun, thanks for sharing it!!

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  3. I’ve been reading the Percy Jackson series to my son. He loves the idea of kids fighting monsters, lol. Also, I would most definitely switch places with any character at Hogwarts. (I think Luna in particular.)

    My thoughts on The Hunger Games and books like it: loved the books when I initially read them. The following hype and super popular movies–not so much. It can actually turn me off of a book, if that makes sense. I love when an author’s work is recognized, I do, but I feel like I can no longer discuss what I enjoyed about it without being thrown into the hyped category. My thoughts and opinions no longer feel like my own, and I feel overly judged when I do talk about them.

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    1. Oh yeah Percy is great for that. 😀

      I think I know what you mean yeah. Everyone has their opinions and there are different camps and where is the enjoyment?


  4. AWWW I’M SO HONOURED THAT YOU LIKE MY BOOKISH OPINON.😂 *gives you all the cake* Also ohh you went to Egypt?! That is so cool. And Rick Riordan and Cassandra Clare (and also Lemony Snicket) are definitely my top read authors too. *hi fives*

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    1. Yes, cake!
      Yes, my parents in law went there for an anniversary and took their kids and as at the time I was dating hubby already I totally got to go as well. During Christmas time too!


  5. Oh, dankjewel voor de tag! Dit is er eentje die ik nog niet heb gedaan en ik was al tijdens het lezen van je antwoorden aan het denken dat het me een leuke leek om aan mee te doen. Hij gaat dus in mijn mapje met tags tegen dat ik er nog eens eentje invul. 😉

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  6. Yes, Hunger Games and The maze the movies are much better! Perfume: The Story of a Murderer was a mandatory reading in high school and I loved it! very very very dark!

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  7. You went to Egypt? Spill! ✈

    I agree on those “ship” things. I barely ship characters in the same books, ha ha. 🚢

    I will need a lot of space for popular books I didn’t like, in my tag. 😇

    Thanks for the shoutout! I feel the same about your book recommendations. 💜

    And the Gollancz! It is perfection. I sorted through books and bookshelves the other day and moved books around. I put all of my newly acquired children’s books (since blogging) in the glass cabinet side of the antique half and half secretary desk in the hallway, and my oversized and antique books in the living room china cabinet. The Gollancz went into the china cabinet with the antique books. It is precious! 💙💚💛💜

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    1. The year was 2009, I think. At the time I was dating Maarten and his parents took the family to Egypt for an anniversary during Christmas vacation and I got to go too. 😀

      Aaaaw. Now you need tot ake pictures. 😀

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