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The Epic Reads Book Tag

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The Epic Reads Book Tag

 

Happy Monday friends!
Here we have the Epic Reads Book Tag which was originally created by Margot from Epic Reads in 2015, blimey – so long ago!
Late to the party but here are my answers for this supremely awesome tag.
This was incredibly hard and many strands of hair were pulled during the answering of the following questions.

1 | If you could invite one author and one of their fictional characters to tea, who would you invite and what would you serve them?

This is so hard!
I spent ages just staring at my bookshelves and trying to think of who I’d like to sit down with…
In the end, I think I’d like to chat with Dean Koontz and one of my fave characters of his – Odd Thomas.
I absolutely love Odd and reckon he’d be an amazing dinner guest – provided we didn’t have loads of weird interruptions from his undead companions – although I guess this might make things even more interesting.
Dean is such a well-known author too, I used to be obsessed with collecting his books back in 2007 or something – not so much of late though – I really need to get back into his novels and I’d love to talk to him about them.
We’d have a lovely traditional meal with wine! Like an English Roast or something and a lovely full-bodied red!

2 | What book do you wish the author would write a prequel for?

I’m really not sure about this one!
Bloody hell.
I’m not always a massive fan of prequels although I would like to read more about Padfoot, Mooney and Prongs from Harry Potter. I want to know more about James Potter and how much of a bully he was to Severus. I want to read more about Lupin’s werewolf days too and I’m always itching for more Sirius time. swoon.

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3 | Which two characters (NOT from the same book)  do you think would make a good couple?

These questions are impossibly hard, what are you trying to do, kill me?!
Holy heck.
I just keep staring at my shelves hoping for enlightenment. Like, why is it when I do a tag that every book I’ve ever read immediately disappears from my brain? Books? What are they?
OK. I’m gonna say Legolas from Lord of the Rings and Feyre from A Court of Thorns and Roses. I think they’d get along really well, they could go off exploring together, riding together… (!!)
I don’t know, I’m kind of clutching at straws here.
Funny story, I used to have this MASSIVE CRUSH on Legolas and then when I saw what Orlando Bloom looked like without his long hair I was like… ew! Teen love… such a fickle thing.

4 | If you ran into your favourite author on the subway and could only say one sentence to them, who is it and what would it be?

God knows. I’m imagining bumping into Neil Gaiman and probably saying something immensely stupid “I really like your books” or “Your writing is good” “I like your words” and he’d smile and say “Thanks” before disappearing off into the crowd and I’d be left bashing my head against the window because I’m such a noob and replaying the moment for all eternity.

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5 | What book made you a reader and why?

I’ve always been into reading but I had a huge break in between my early and late teens were I hardly read anything.
I got back into reading in a big way when Twilight was released – I’d never read anything like it before and I totally devoured those books, from there on I’d buy to read whereas now I buy everything and have a whole bookshelf dedicated specifically for “To Be Read” books.
I know what you’re thinking – “Twilight? WTF!” Well, my chums, I am unabashed by your scrutiny and unshamed with my tastes back then! Those books relit the flames of passion I held for reading and they will always be dear in my heart!

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6 | Incendio! Your bookshelf caught on fire. Show us the one book you would save.

This gives me so much fear.
I’d save Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
I love that book the most out of the Harry Potter series and although I’d love to save them all, that’s the first one that springs to mind. Plus, you know, Sirius Black. Phwoar.

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7 | Which dystopian world would you want to live in if you had to choose one? Why?

Bloody hell! NONE OF THEM!
I really don’t know because they all suck butt, that’s why they’re dystopian!
I’m going to say Earth as it is in Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? By Philip K Dick, just because it seems the most normal, except for the lack of animals – that sucks but at least I could have a robotic pug I guess.

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8 | What is your most epic read of all time?

Hmm, there are so many!
I’m not sure if epic is meant in terms of length or whether it’s mean in terms of enjoyment. I’m going to say 11.22.63 by Stephen King because I have so much love for that novel and I adore it and if you like Sci-Fi / Thriller novels you need to go get your butt in order and read that novel because it is bloody awesome.

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So that’s it for the Epic Reads Book Tag, I reckon this should be renamed to “The Most Torturous Book Tag Ever.”
I need a lie-down.
Hope you’ve enjoyed this, bookworms!

Until next time!

H xx

 

 

 

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