I Dare You Book Tag


I was tagged by Jess at bookendsendings in the I Dare You book tag.  The rules are:

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

Here are my answers

  1. Which book has been on your shelves the longest?

The Sesame Street Players Present The Little Red Hen. I’ve had it since I was very small and would never get rid of it. I loved this story so much when I was younger.

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

I’m currently in the middle of two books I need to reread for my English Alevel; In Cold Blood and Jane Eyre as well as reading The Outliers for pleasure. My last read was the Auctor Trilogy (amazing by the way – my review is coming soon). The book I’ll read next will be The Scattering (the sequel to The Outliers).

  1. What book(s) did everyone like and you hated?

I tried to read the Hobbit and literatly couldn’t get past the second page.

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

The Divergent series, it’s been on my shelf for years but I never reach for them.

  1. Which book are you saving for “retirement”?

I’m not saving any for actual retirement (that’s a long long way off). I am however, saving loads of books for summer after my exams are finished including The Bone Season, Rebellion and The Hate You Give.

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

People do that?? How could you read the last page first?? I don’t understand. I always wait until the end.

  1. Acknowledgements: waste of ink and paper or interesting aside?

I think the acknowledgements are a lovely idea. I don’t always read them but when I do they can be quite interesting.

  1. Which book character would you switch places with?

Hermione’s daughter. She gets to experience Hogwarts without any of the dark lord stuff ruining the magic and awe of it.

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

The Series of Unfortunate Events remind me of the time in year 4 when I made a fuss at school as a boy in my year had got to read the series which was on the year 5 shelf and I didn’t. I read them because of this. I did not like the fact he was allowed to read year 5 books and I was not.

  1. Name a book you acquired in some interesting way.

I got Robyn Silver from being the first to run to the Scholastic stand at YALC 2016 and saying the special word. Not that interesting but I cannot think of anything else.

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

Not that I can think of. Though I wanted to give a copy of Am I Normal Yet? to all of my friends last year when I read it, but I didn’t as that would have been very expensive. I did recommend it though.

  1. Which book has been with you to the most places?

Jane Eyre. I took it to a Uni offer holder day to Exeter and it’s been to college and work. It goes with me incase I need to read something in my free time as it’s then productive and revision too.

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

I hated Shakespeare in school due to reading King Lear, but now that I’ve read Much Ado About Nothing, I have realised he’s not too bad.

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

A receipt?

  1. Used or brand new?

I prefer brand new when I can. However, growing up I normally brought used books if they were in an okay condition.

  1. Have you ever read a Dan Brown?

He was on my shelf for a couple of years but I never wanted to read it over my other books. I loved the movies though and would like to one day.

  1. Have you ever seen a movie you liked better than the book?

Jane Eyre. Much Ado About Nothing. Literally just classics.

  1. A book that NEVER should have been published.

I’m not sure how to answer that as everyone likes different things. But if you forced me to answer, Trainspotting. I thought it was an awful book that I can barely understand and it is just disgusting.

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

The feast in the Hunger Games before they go into the arena springs to mind. I’m not sure if it actually made me hungry though.

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

Amber from The Mile Long Bookshelf.

That’s all 20 questions. Thanks Jess for tagging me, it was fun. I tag:

EDIT: If you’d like to tag yourself, feel free to. And please send them to me (comment below or @butterflybourne on Twitter), I’d love to read your answers.

Note: Many of the books mentioned are in the image at the top of the page if you wondered what they were. 

8 thoughts on “I Dare You Book Tag

  1. That’s a strange question. Why would the acknowledgements be a waste of ink? I hope we never see the day when it’s considered a waste to thank all the people who helped you write your book! In fact, the #thanksforwriting hashtag just showed how some academic authors at least a few decades ago practically had their wives ghostwrite the books they got credit for. Acknowledgments are important!

    I read Divergent, but I didn’t think it was that great so I never read the sequels. So I am not judging you for not getting around to the series! The Hobbit on the other hand–The Hobbit deserves all the love! 😉


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  3. I understand where you’re coming from with The Hobbit – I recently started reading the LOTR trilogy but I struggled so much with reading Fellowship of the Ring and haven’t started Two Towers since. Me and Tolkien’s writing just didn’t click; it was all a bit long and boring for me…
    Zoe @ Readabilitea


  4. Yes for Jane Eyre! I love that book so much. And I also don’t like The Bard so much. Mainly cause it’s so hard to get into literature that was written so many hundreds of years ago. Socially, it’s very hard. And linguistically as well. Oh, and The Hobbit is very hard to get into! But then it gets good. Except you have to spend a good while getting into it. Definitely at least 20% of the book.


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