“I Dare You” Book Tag


I was tagged by Ann at Ann’s Reading Corner for the “I Dare You” Book Tag. I’m so excited to have been tagged for this tag because I’ve never seen it before. Thanks, Ann! 🙂

The Rules:

  • You must be honest
  • You can’t not answer a question
  • You have to tag at least four people

Which book has been on your shelves the longest?


This is a hard one. I’m staring at my shelves going “Hm…” right now. It’s probably The Missing Piece by Shel Silverstein.

What is your current read, your last read, and the book you’ll read next?


Last Read:

Reading Next

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


My mom gave me Wild years ago. It’s hiding in my nightstand. I’m just not motivated to read it. The print is so tiny.

Which book are you saving for retirement?

Um…Not one. That’s way too far away.

Last page: read it first or wait till the end?

Wait until the end — unless I’m hating the book. Then, sometimes, I skip ahead to see if it’s worth it.

Acknowledgements: waste of paper and ink or interesting aside?

Interesting. You can learn a lot about an author from their acknowledgements.

Which book character would you switch places with?


Most recently, Eliot. Because Knox Masters. *Sigh*

Do you have a book that reminds you of something specific in your life (a person, a place, a time)?


This will probably be TMI, but the entire Harry Potter series reminds me of when my daughter was a newborn. I read the entire thing out loud to her while I was recovering from a C-section. I swear she started talking early because of it.

Name a book you acquired in an interesting way.


Back in my pre-adult (meaning after college) days, I used to be really into lifting weights. My best friend and I saw this grungy-ish book on clearance in some random shop at the mall. I bought it and actually followed her lifting suggestions. Luckily, I never got as ripped as she is. 😉

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

No. I have had some books not return from being lending, though. Does that count? Because one of my favorite books is still lost somewhere between a friend’s ex-husband’s house and her current house. I’m not bitter or anything, though.

Which book has been with you to the most places?

My Kindle! So many, many books. Couldn’t list them all.

Any “required reading” you hated in high school that wasn’t so bad two years later?

Nope. I haven’t re-read anything from high school.

What is the strangest item you’ve found in a book?

A physical item? The only thing I’ve found are library receipts. Boring, I know.

Used or brand new?

I prefer brand new. Used books tend to weird me out.

Have you ever read a Dan Brown book?

Yes, I read The Lost Symbol. I also listened to the rest of his books on audio.

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


Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

A book that should have NEVER been published.


You can read my review here if you want to know why.

Have you ever read a book that’s made you hungry, cookbooks being excluded from this question?


Just thinking about this book makes me want cheese!

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

Cristina @ My Tiny Obsessions and Ari @ The Daydreaming Bookworm. We tend to read the same books. 😉

I Tag:
Ashley @ What’s She Reading?
Esther @ Chapter Adventures
Orang-utan Librarian
The Bookie Monsters

Sunshine Blogger Award

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It’s a miracle! The sun is out in the Pacific Northwest this week! It’s perfect time to accept The Orang-utan Librarian‘s nomination for The Sunshine Blogger Award. 🙂 Thank you!

I have to admit, I’ve accepted this award a few times now. I just can’t help myself. Answering questions is so much fun! So bear with me as I accept again and nominate some newer to me bloggers!

The Award Rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you!
  • Answer the 11 questions you were asked.
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers and let them know they were nominated.
  • Ask the nominees 11 questions


The Answers

1.If time travelling was an option, which historical figure would you most like to meet?

JFK? I honestly, don’t know so I’ll go with him.

2.And who would you like to meet if it wasn’t an option?

I would like to meet Hillary Clinton. Why? Well, my BFF is her biggest fan. I would have to take my BFF with me and give her the gift of meeting her.

3.When daydreaming about time travelling (c’mon we all do it!) do you worry about the butterfly effect?

I actually don’t have any desire to time travel. Maybe because I would worry about the butterfly effect.

4.What are your feelings about James Bond?

I don’t really have any. I’ve kind of watched some of the movies with my hubby, but not really. I think Sean Connery would be my favorite.

5.If you were a spy, what gadget would you most like to have?

Something to help me hear far away conversations.

6.Would you make a good international superspy or a bad one? Why?

Probably a bad one. I hate flying. That makes it hard to be international anything.

7.How often do you fly in dreams?

Never that I can remember.

6.If you could reinvent the world- what colour would you make the sky?

I kind of like it blue. I don’t think I would change it. Or maybe I would make it pinky orange like at sunset, but then sunset wouldn’t be special.

7.If you’d been born in the dark ages, do you reckon you’d have believed the earth was flat?

Probably. I tend to go with the flow.

8.On a scale of one to ten, how surreal do you feel like these questions are getting?

Um, well, I haven’t done a great job of answering them. Sorry. So, I’ll just give you a ten.

I’ve run out of questions- do ten star jumps!

Yeah, not happening. Lol.


My Questions:

  1. What’s the weirdest dream you’ve had?
  2. Who is the most annoying book character you’ve ever read?
  3. How do you feel about cheating in book romances?
  4. Do you believe in aliens?
  5. What’s the next book you’re going to read?
  6. What’s your favorite animal?
  7. What’s the one place in the world you wish you could visit?
  8. How do you feel about music from the 1980’s?
  9. Do people in Seattle use umbrellas?
  10. Who is your favorite book character?
  11. What’s your favorite movie of all time?


My Nominations:

This Book That Book

My Random Blog

Being A Book Nerd

Camryn @ The Writing Crafter

Jennifer @ Wonderland Review

Kathy @ A View to A Book

Sheri @ Read in a Flash

Jacquie @ Rattle the Stars

Lauren @ The Laurenest

Joyce @ bookshoardergal

Sam @ The Literary Sam