The Fall Bucket List Book Tag

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Autumn is awesome! I can’t be the only one that loves autumnal activities- which is why I am so excited to do this fall bucket list book tag! Thank you so much to the terrific Tiffany for tagging me to do her fantastic new fall tag! I really enjoyed these prompts and absolutely loved the graphics as well, so am glad she says you can use them in the post 😀

The Rules
  • Link back to theoriginal creator in your post.
  • Feel free to use any of my graphics in your post, or create your own!
  • Tag 7 other people at the end of your post, and let them know you’ve tagged them.

light a scented candle

my lady jane

My Lady Jane– this funny take on Lady Jane Grey is the epitome of light-hearted! Which is surprising, considering how dark the history is… but never mind that, because even historical-accuracy-stick-in-the-muds (like me) can enjoy the heck out of this book!

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six of crows

Six of Crows– this book is so deserving of the hype!!! And it’s the kind of dark and atmospheric read that really suits the autumnal months!

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Harry Potter– I mean, is there another answer? Whether you love the Golden Trio, the Marauders or Dumbledore’s Army, this book is packed with charming friendships.

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goose girl

Goose Girl– this is an older Middle Grade read, but it’s definitely the kind of book that makes me all warm and fuzzy inside.

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to all the boys

To All the Boys I Loved Before- Tiffany predicted that most people are gonna pick Lara Jean… and I am indeed doing just that! But this book isn’t just about a talented chef- it’s so much more than that! The romance, the family aspect and individuality of the characters all blend perfectly to create the ultimate YA contemporary!

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northanger abbey

Northanger Abbey– ahh Austen always has the power to make me squeal with delight! And this parody of a gothic novel is just right for (us scaredy cats in) spooktober!

That was so much fun! I’m tagging: Kelly, Lucy, Keira, Rachael, Lisa, Bookmark your thoughts, Journey into Books, Kristin Kraves, Green Tea Librarian, Emily @Embuhleeliest, Miminkling and anyone else that wants to do it!

What cosy books you most like for autumn? Let me know in the comments!

 

The Mid-Autumn Festival Tag!

Hello all! I’m having a bit of a chill Sunday and thought it might be fun to do a quick tag 😀

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I was tagged by the wonderful Chitra @Books and Strips– really recommend you check her out!

REUNION OF FAMILY

NAME A BOOK WITH FAMILY GOALS

raven boys

Gosh I’m tempted already to just go with Chitra’s answer of the Weasley family, but to be different (and cos it feels appropriate for this time of year) I’m gonna go with Blue’s family in Raven Boys

FULL MOON

NAME A BOOK WITH A WEREWOLF

city of bones new

I really don’t read that many books with werewolves, and, again, to avoid being HP centric for all my answers, I’m going with The Mortal Instruments series- especially cos I rarely bring it up for positive reasons.

MOONCAKES

NAME A KIND OF FOOD IN A BOOK THAT YOU WISH WAS REAL

 

 

Okay, now I really have to go Harry Potter all the way. Not just the obvious ones like Butterbeer and Pumpkin Pasties, I would love if all the food in that series was real. I love the sound of Bertie Bott’s Every Flavoured Beans, Fizzing Whizzbees, Chocolate Frogs… are you sensing a theme 😉 (fortunately you can get very similar things in the real world now)

RABBIT

NAME YOUR FAVOURITE CREATURE FROM A BOOK

 

 

Ooh good question! That’s got to be a Daemon from Northern Lights– because I WANT ONE! Mine would be an ocelot… bookish dreams *sigh*

CHANGE

A CHARACTER THAT MAKES A SIGNIFICANT CHANGE TO THE PLOT SINCE HE/SHE DID SOMETHING TOO MANY TIMES

the young elites

I’m going with Adelina from The Young Elites– but I can’t say any of the ways she does this cos of *spoilers*

LANTERNS

NAME A TOY OR GAME IN A BOOK THAT YOU LIKED TO READ ABOUT

 

 

That’s gotta be Thud! from Discworld. And I’ve actually played a real version- it’s so fun!!

AUTUMN

NAME A BOOK WHICH YOU FEEL IS THE BEST TO READ IN AUTUMN

hazel wood

I think a book like Hazel Wood is perfect for this season- it’s slightly spooky, has a fairy tale feel and is atmospheric to boot!

FESTIVAL

NAME YOUR FAVOURITE FESTIVAL IN A BOOK

court of frost and starlight

While I wasn’t crazy about this book, I did like the way Winter Solstice in the Night Court was described. Actually all the festivals described in this series are so lush and evocative- I just wish they were real!

That’s all for now- I tag:

Kelly @Another Book in the Wall, Geronimo Reads, Katie @Never Not Reading, Embuhhlee Liest, Sam @Modern Witch’s Bookshelf, Meltotheany, Kristin Kraves Books, Dany@Perspective of a Writer, Sam @Rivermoose Reads, Bookmark Your Thoughts, Sophie @Blame Chocolate and Paperback and Flick Chick

And anyone else that wants to do it! What’s your favourite festival in a book? Let me know in the comments!

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!

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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?

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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…

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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!

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5) What book is your favourite cosy comfort read?

Anything by Austen!

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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!

Fall Activities Book Tag

I am so so sorry that I have been awol the last few days- I haven’t been responding to comments or posting because my computer, aka THE MAD HATTER, is dying. The temperamental bugger is on its last legs- so I’m a bit caught up with removing as much stuff from it as possible and praying that this won’t be the last time it turns on!

Okay- now that I’ve got my excuses out the way, let’s talk about something more cheery: how much I *love* autumn! (aka Fall) I do adore the changing of seasons and there are so many exciting things about Autumn that make it super special. I absolutely love this tag, cos I get to talk about all those cool things- so thank you so much to the awesome creator of this tag, Dreaming Through Literature, for tagging me to do this! It looks awesome!!

Apple Picking

A book on your TBR that looks so delicious you can’t wait to take a bite out of it.

Ooh there are so many!

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Corn Maze

A book that’s so much fun to get lost in.

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Okay- I know there are a lot of mixed reactions to this series- but it’s such fun to get lost in!

Haunted Houses

A book that scared you silly.

 I am so easily scared, it’s ridiculous. You’ll probably hear this all through October but I don’t really read many scary books. That’s why I was easily freaked out by Breathe (yes I know it’s a children’s book).

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Pumpkin Patch

The latest book you picked up (purchased).

Okay, this is a little embarrassing after my massive haul *and* the bookaholics tag– but I may have bought Raven King yesterday… Whoops! Shout out goes to Jill- cos I got this with the amazon gift voucher I won from her!

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Scenic Drives

A book that is lyrically beautiful.

 daughter of smoke and bone

Pumpkin Carving

A book you didn’t like and wouldn’t mind carving up.

 as i lay dying

Ughh this book is the worst!

Drinking Apple Cider

A sweet book to curl up under the covers with.

Easily Isla and the Happily Ever After– I need more books like this in my life.

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Jumping in a Leaf Pile

A book that reminds you of your childhood.

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Okay I’m not the first and I certainly won’t be the last to give this answer!

Scary Movie Night

Your favourite spooky read.

Okay *see above* about my fear of scary books- but I love Turn of the Screw, even if it does freak me out!

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Bonus! Costume Party

A book with an eclectic cast of characters.

Okay, for a change I’m not going to answer with Game of Thrones– how about Falling Kingdoms instead.

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That was so fun! I Tag:

 Kat

Marie

Codie

A Novel Glimpse

PoojaG

Upside Down Books

Nya Reads

Page By Paige

Kirsty Reads Blog

Okay- that’s all from me for now- I want to know what your favourite thing about autumn is in the comments! 

Also I’m hosting a giveaway at the moment, so feel free to check it out!