Autumn has become one of my favorite seasons. I even like the cold winds that sometimes blow through it because they make me bundle up in cozy sweaters and thick scarves.
I love this season for its blazing colors and for the fashion that goes with it too. It’s the only time of year that I’m eager to shop for clothes, so my closet tends to have more items to wear in the fall than in any other season.
I love the food and drinks this season inspires, especially as it leads into Christmas — hot chocolate, apple pie, gingerbread latte, pumpkin spiced latte, and so much more.
Anyway, for today’s entry in BOOK TAG WEEK, I’m doing the Autumn Book Tag, which was created by Jenniely. And this time, I was tagged by the Orangutan Librarian 😄😆 (she tagged me for it last year, lol, but don’t mind that. Better later than never, eh!) 🙃.
Hot Chocolate: What is your comfort book?
Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill (illus.)
The Harry Potter books are usually my comfort reads, but I think it’s safe to say that Katie O’Neill’s Tea Dragon books have become that for me too, although I haven’t yet read them for that reason. They are such sweet reads that I know if I’m going through a rough patch and need something short, quick, and soothing, I’ll most likely pull them from my shelves to read.
Pumpkin Carving: What is your favourite creative outlet?
These days it’s reading or blogging, but I’d like to get back to drawing. I’d like to become better at it.
Falling Leaves: Changes that appear bad but you secretly love
Failing something. I wouldn’t say that I love this, but failing at something doesn’t mean the end. I think it means you can stop and reevaluate what it is you’re pursuing and either try again, if it makes sense and if that’s what you really want to do, or pursue something else. Sometimes failing or not achieving or getting something opens up new avenues or makes you notice different paths that may be more beneficial. And sometimes failing can make you realize that you have strengths in other areas, so failing isn’t necessarily a horrible thing.
Pumpkin Spiced Latte: Something you love that others tend to judge
My family and some friends say I read too much, lol! They don’t understand.
Bonfire Night: What makes you explode with joy?
So many things!
Finding a great sale on books or boots or clothes. Seeing family and friends I haven’t seen in a LONG time. Making new friends. Annoying my family, lol! Having the day off to explore the city and visit a museum and bookstore or two. Visiting a new place. Having a great conversation with either an old friend or someone new. Getting a raise at work 😉.
Fright Night: Favourite scary book or film
Final Destination movies
They are more creepy than scary and can be quite silly at times, but I love them.
Halloween candy: Favourite thing to eat
They are my favorites around this time of year.
Scarves: Your autumn ‘must have’ accessory
Scarves. Definitely scarves. I love them and own a bunch. And the ones I prefer are the huge blanket scarves. But I’d like to get some different styles because I also like the look of infinity scarves and snoods too (I’ll try to get one this fall). I used to like pashminas, but I think I prefer them for spring.
Fire: A book or film that burns your soul
Shape of Water by Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus
I chose this because I love both the movie and the book. The movie came first and then the book was published. I think both did a fantastic job, but the book gives more depth to the characters.
It’s a historical fiction story, with a touch of the supernatural, set in Baltimore in the 1960s and is about a mute woman who falls in love with an amphibious man. I love the actors’ performance in the movie and loved the prose in the book. I highly recommend both.
Toffee Apples: A book or film that seems one thing but really has a different inside
Feed by Mira Grant
It’s a postapocalyptic zombie novel that I thought would be about zombies chasing people and eating them in the goriest ways but was instead a slow-moving but quite interesting political thriller with a few zombie attacks.
AND THAT’S IT FOR THIS ENTRY IN MY BOOK TAG WEEK SERIES LEADING UP TO HALLOWEEN!
Consider yourself tagged if you want to do it too.