Autumn Reading Tag

Wow- how crazy fast is Autumn going?! So as per usual I’m rushing to do this tag before the season ends… I blame you TIME!

Thank you so much to the awesome Emily over at Embuhleeliest and Eliza at Dusk Angel Reads!!

1) Are there any books you plan on reading over the Autumn season?

Well autumn is nearly over- so like Emily I’m going to cheat and say the book I’m currently reading cos then I’ll hopefully finish it!

dickensbleakhouse-1

 

It’s a bloody long slog though!

2) September brings back to school memories: what book did you most enjoy studying? And what were your favourite and least favourite school subjects?

to kill a mockingbird

Ooh there are so many! I will say To Kill A Mockingbird was the first classic I studied in depth and loved- although I also have fond memories of watching Midsummer’s Night Dream and reading The Lady of Shallot in primary school!

Rather predictably, my favourite subjects were Art and English. For years it felt like I was stuck in the middle of a love triangle with them- till I finally realised I could be polyamorous and have both 😉

And if you’re not bored of the mini bio yet, I can safely say my least favourite subject was science. I drove my friend- who’s brilliant at science- mad for years saying how bored I was and insisting I would drop it at the nearest opportunity (I didn’t though)

3) October means Halloween: do you enjoy scary books and films? If so what are some of your favourites?

Haha nope! I am trying though! Aka I put some scary books on my rather terrifying TBR– that counts right? Maybe one day I’ll actually read this…

the-shining

4) With November it’s time for bonfire night & firework displays. What’s the most exciting book you’ve read that really kept you gripped?

Ooh fun question! Gone Girl!

gone-girl-PB

5) What book is your favourite cosy comfort read?

Anything by Austen!

Emma_Jane_Austen_book_cover

6) Curled up with a good book, what is your hot drink of choice?

Hot chocolate with Baileys! Always!

7) Any plans you’re looking forward to over the next few months?

Yes! I’m going away for the weekend and I’m looking into taking a trip in the New Year! So exciting times!

(Oh and by the way- that’s my way of saying I’ll be on a mini-hiatus this weekend!)

That was fun! I tag:

Geek apprentice

Quillable

Vickgoodwin

Tell Tale What

Page Chronicles

Kirsty Reads Blog

Paint and Butterflies Books

The Bookish Underdog

The Tattooed Book Geek

Book Adventures

Hey Ashers

(Maybe some of you won’t all have done it already! 😉 )

And anyone else that wants to do it!

See you when I get back!

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25 thoughts on “Autumn Reading Tag

  1. Donna says:

    Yeah, time’s a bitch!
    Woohoo, you decided to have both?? You dirty little thing :p English became a favorite of mine quite late, and it’s different as it was a second language class. I never really enjoyed my French classes because I love reading but I hated all the work on the classics and the endless interpretations.
    Have fun this weekend! ❤

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  2. JJAzar says:

    “Dickens” and “bloody long slog” are synonymous terms, as far as I’m concerned. Perhaps I’ll find an appreciation for his work some time in the future, but as of now…well, I’ll just leave it at that!
    To Kill a Mockingbird was a favorite school-assigned book for me as well, with Kite Runner and the Good Earth up there too.
    Enjoy your mini break, and thank you for sharing!

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    • theorangutanlibrarian says:

      Haha I’m normally a huge fan- but the problem with bleak house is that I love the TV version and made the mistake of watching it before reading it- so now I’m really struggling with the book- I just keep thinking “when’s it gonna get to the good bit!” Which is tough going! If you’re ever looking for a Dickens recommendation i have loads! Ahh i live the kite runner too! Thank you- I had fun!!

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  3. Gastradamus says:

    We love the fall at Gastradamus. Autumn brings in great whether, beautiful scenery and hot cocoa. I saw the flick gone and thought it was well done. I also saw women on the train and felt it was well done in a depressing way. We love your blog at Gastradamus and we would love to hear from you. We at Gastradamus are a hot new blog thats gaining ground. If you have the time to Check it out, than please visit Miss Scarlet…. The Empty Voter and the famous Blue Jasmine. Nice to meet you

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  4. Read Diverse Books says:

    You’re reading Charles Dickens! I’ve sworn off him for a while. x) I had to endure a few of his books in high school and college, so I think I’m good for a long time. haha
    To Kill A Mockingbird is also one of my favorite books I read in high school. It’s one of the few books I’d happily re-read. It’s that bloody good and timeless!
    And I’d go with Gone Girl as one of the most exciting books I’ve read the last couple of years. I still can’t get over it!!!

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    • theorangutanlibrarian says:

      Haha normally I love him, bit this one’s been tough going cos I watched the BBC version before reading it- and cos that’s so good I keep making mental comparisons- basically it’s another example of why you should read the book first!! Ahh yes it is!!! Absolutely!!

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