I LOVE Fall. I love Fall. It’s truly the best season with the weather getting colder, the leaves on the trees changing to reds and goldens and browns, and people wearing cozy sweaters and scarves. I genuinely can’t think of anything better. Technically it’s not exactly Fall yet, since it officially starts on September 23, BUT I’m way too excited about the weather finally starting to get cooler so here I am, doing an Autumn book tag!
This tag was created by Jenn over at Jenniely and even though I wasn’t tagged in any post, I thought it was fun and I wanted to do something seasonal!
The image above was created by Jenniely as well!
Let’s get cozy, people!
Hot Chocolate – what is your comfort book?
This has got to be a toss-up between Howl’s Moving Castle and the Harry Potter series. I haven’t read Howl’s Moving Castle in a while, and I’m currently working my way through the HP series after a couple years of not reading it. Even so, whenever I think about the story or get back into the world of either I get those warm fuzzies that make me super content with everything.
Pumpkin Carving – what is your favorite creative outlet?
I used to be super into painting, watercolor especially. During college I didn’t have time for really any hobby so all of that fell to the wayside while I “focused” on school. I want to get back into painting and drawing though, so I guess I’ll say painting/drawing.
Also, my friend made this pumpkin last October lol.
Falling Leaves – changes that appear bad but you secretly love?
This is pretty vague so I’m not really sure what to put. I mean, I don’t exactly think of myself as an optimist, I think I’m more of a realist, but I do think that all change CAN be good depending on your attitude and outlook
As for changes in books I’m going to change the prompt a little bit. I think that multiple POVs in a book CAN be bad. Like really bad. But, if it’s executed well and the various points of view complement each other and are not abrupt, it can make for a very engaging read.
Pumpkin Spiced Latte – something you love that others tend to judge
I feel like the things that I love/used to love that used to be judged pretty severely by others, such as watching anime or things along those lines, are all pretty mainstream now.
Oh! I just thought of something! I really like to watch mukbangs. I don’t like listening to them because hearing people chew grosses me out, but watching them eat, usually when I’m also eating, is just so satisfying.
Bonfire Night – what makes you explode with joy?
Those days where it’s crap weather outside, like either super grey and cold or it’s raining super hard (thunder and lightning are a plus), and you don’t have any plans for the day except to curl up on the couch with a cozy blanket, a cup of tea, and a book. I’m getting happy just thinking about it.
Fright Night – favorite scary book or film
Imma be honest. I HATE scary things and being scared. I used to really like watching shows like Criminal Minds and stuff like that, but it made me very anxious when I watched them so I made the decision a while ago to not consume things that I considered a certain level of scary. However, I do like true crime stuff (where I know that the person is either dead or in jail) and paranormal stories. So, I guess it would be the paranormal and true crime series on Buzzfeed Unsolved.
I’m also currently watching Mindhunter, which isn’t scary per say but it involves scary people, and it’s amazing!
Halloween candy – favorite thing to eat
Uhhhh I like most things. I do eat a mostly plant-based/vegetarian diet though. I really like soup… Does that count?
For something sweet I really like apple pie and chocolate chip, ginger, or molasses cookies.
Scarves – your autumn ‘must have’ accessory
Scarves. And beanies. I own a ridiculous number of scarves and beanies. I think I buy at least one every Fall, and then people give them to me as presents because they know I love them so much.
Fire – a book or film that burns your soul
So, this could be taken as either a bad thing or a good thing. For the purposes of this tag, and keeping things warm and cozy I’m gonna assume that it’s meant to be taken as a good thing.
A book series that “warms my soul” has got to be the Harry Potter series. As basic as it is, it really does bring me a lot of joy to enter that world time and time again. I’m sure a lot of it has to do with childhood nostalgia, but it’s also just a really good series and I wish that I could hop into the books and literaly BE in that world.
Toffee apples – a book or film that seems one thing but really has a different inside
I recently read (and reviewed) Minor Prophets by Jimmy Cajoleas, and I think it fits this prompt very well. I ended up thinking this book was just ok, but I think a major factor in that was what the summary lead me to believe the book was about.
I went into it expecting a mystery involving psychics and the occult. Instead, it’s actually a book that follows a psychic turned prophetic boy and a family mystery that blurs the lines between what is real and what isn’t, and goes into what people will do for power. If that sounds like a book you’d be interested in, I would recommend checking it out!
Normally you’re supposed to tag others to do this, but since I wasn’t tagged to do it I’m not going to tag others to do it. If you think this tag sounds fun then you should do it!
Happy reading and Happy Friday the 13th!