Spring Cleaning Book tag – Nominated by that Bloke

Spring Cleaning | Book Tag

I have been nominated by A Guy Called Bloke for a different challenge.

See his post above, I don’t think I could better it.


  • Please link back to Daniel @ Page to Page
  • Respond to the scenarios
  • Tag 5 people (or however many you like)


Spring Cleaning Tag


It’s time to make your bed, but you’re going to have some friends over later and want to pick the perfect book to place on your nightstand for them all to see that you’re “reading”. Which book do you choose?

Like Bloke said, What are my friends doing poking their nose in my bedroom anyway? I don’t want them seeing all the stuff hanging around, the unmade bed (Well if it’s good enough for Tracey Emin to make A million from, then why can’t I have an art installation in my room?) and all the paraphernalia.

So I would probably go for this one.


Oh no! The house needs dusting, but you just can’t put that book you’re reading down! What book would you buy on audio just so you could continue the story while cleaning?

Quentin Crisp

“There is no need to do any housework at all. After the first four years the dirt doesn’t get any worse.”

― Quentin Crisp

I do not like audio books that much. Or Cleaning.


Darn it! The ceiling is leaking! Turns out Mass-Market Paperbacks are the best things to soak water up! Which popular book do you use to soak up the water?

For some reason I have a few of these on my bookshelf (They aren’t mine, they are my partners) so I would probably use these.


Bathrooms need a good scrubbing, and your 2007 Cosmos are a little outdated and need replacing. What book do you place in the bathroom for some light reading for when people need to take care of business?

Yes, the Lavatory is one of my places of reading. I tend to read for 30 minutes or so before going to sleep, for 30 minutes or so after I wake up at the weekends and the 20 minutes or so per day I am otherwise indisposed. My Mum used to say to people who called for me, while I was reading in the smallest room, “He’s in the houses of parliament doing business”,

How To Do Just About Everything (Ehow)

This one is quite a favourite. Often I have been inspired by this book and leapt up suddenly, to take over the world, only to forget to flush.


Family is coming over, but you have no idea what to make for dinner! You read somewhere that tearing up the last chapter of a book whose ending you hated and sprinkling it in a casserole dish makes for the perfect meal! Which book do you choose?

I don’t tend to read the endings of books if I don’t like them. So I can’t answer this one. If I hated it that much, I would put the whole book in the casserole.


Organization is key, right? When it comes time to organize your bookshelf, you realize you have enough room (and money) to get three new books! Which books do you buy?

Erm, If I knew that I would have ordered them, or gone out and bought them by now.

I cannot think of three books I want to buy that I don’t already have.

Oh, wait, If there was one on how to blackmail a Literary agent to take me on as a new client , then that one would be it. 🙂


Finally, some peace and quiet! But, before you can relax, you realize you forgot to send your Aunt a thank you gift for the lovely “ADULT LIFE FOR DUMMIES” book she gave you for Christmas (maybe she’s trying to tell you something?). What book do you send to her to show her how much (this is sarcasm) you appreciate her gift?

Dying with Confidence: A Tibetan Buddhist Guide to Preparing for Death

This one could be an option. Depending on how cruel I was feeling.

It reminded me a bit of one of my favourite jokes.

“Don’t you just hate it when elderly aunts come up to you at weddings and say ‘You’ll be next’?”

“Well now I get my own back at funerals.” 


So My Nominominees. 

Basically If you see this post and like it and want to take part, then Consider yourself Nominated.

Thank you. 🙂


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10 thoughts on “Spring Cleaning Book tag – Nominated by that Bloke”

  1. Reblogged this on A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip! and commented:
    I think it was that had me more than hello!!

    “I don’t tend to read the endings of books if I don’t like them. So I can’t answer this one. If I hated it that much, I would put the whole book in the casserole.”

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    1. Normally my witty responses come along 30 minutes after the time I need them. I was just having a good day…:-) I am better with writing that I am in conversation. No one would ever say I have a rapier like wit, but now and then I surprise even myself. 🙂 Glad you liked it.

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