It’s Friday. Yeahie. I’m fucking exhausted. The damn week was longer than usual and I worked my ass off every day of it.
I’ve decided to do another book tag because I’m much too tired to do any of the other posts I had in mind. Times like this, I’m glad for book tags. Plus, usually by the end of the tag I’d have shed the foul mood I started it in. Hopefully it works this time too.
I saw this one going around for a while now and decided to do it because, well, it’s autumn. Why not.
It was created by the booktuber Amy Jane Smith.
Are there any books you plan on reading over the Autumn season?
I did a Fall & Winter TBR a couple weeks ago listing the books I plan to read for the rest of the year. I’m trying very hard to stick to it. So far, I’ve completed four on the list — Thunder & Lightning, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secret [audiobook], Unteachable, and The Raven King — and gave up on one — Air Awakens. I’m currently reading these three:
Horror: The Curse of the Wendigo; Fantasy: Ship of Magic; Nonfiction, science (though I think it could go under horror): Parasites
And I plan to pick up one of these four as soon as one of the above books is done.
September brings back to school memories: What book did you most enjoy studying? And what were your favourite and least favourite school subjects?
I recently mentioned the book I enjoyed studying the most in an author tribute post. It was Linden Hills by Gloria Naylor.
Linden Hills is one of my favorite novels. Inspired by Dante’s Inferno, it is a literary novel about Blacks striving to achieve success and how that affects them. I enjoyed reading the book and the discussions in class were always great. It was one of the best literature classes I had.
As for best and worst subjects, I’ll use my high-school experiences for this. My best subject was art. I loved those classes. And my worst subject was probably P.E. I didn’t like any of the physical activities we had to do. If yoga or pilates were an option, I would have been happy. I was glad when dance was introduced later.
October means Halloween: Do you enjoy scary books and films? If so what are some of your favourites?
I like scary movies, but not so scary that I can’t sleep. I’m not a huge fan of them, though, so I can’t name a favorite here. As for a book, ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King was great. A bit unsettling.
With November it’s time for bonfire night & firework displays. What’s the most exciting book you’ve read that really kept you gripped?
I’ll choose a recent read: The Raven King, the fourth and final installment in Maggie Stiefvater’s Raven Boys series. I couldn’t put this book down because I kept wondering how the story would end and what would happen to the characters.
What book is your favorite cosy comfort read?
Harry Potter. An expected, and these days cliched, answer. Oh well. Let’s move on.
Curled up with a good book, what is your hot drink of choice?
It’s usually a hot chocolate or even water. I don’t drink much while reading. But since it’s autumn, let’s go with a pumpkin spice latte (without the espresso).
Any plans you’re looking forward to over the next few months?
Read. Rest. Save.