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Autumn Chills [Book Tag]

I was tagged by Leelyn @ Sometimes Leelyn Reads to do this tag. Thank you so much, sweet person! (I use gender neutral terminology since I’m unsure of pronouns).

Thank you to Sam @ Fictionally Sam and Clo @ Cuppa Clo for hosting this year’s Bookending Autumn 2019.

Today’s prompt is hosted by Chiara @ Bookworms Anonymous!

An Original Book Tag

But what would a booktag be if I didn’t lay down some rules.

  1. Remember to tag me back
  2. Tag a load of people at the end
  3. Have fun doing it

1. Pick 2 books from different genres which give you the same feeling.

Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen

Harry Potter by JK Rowling.

I am not sure how to explain the feeling, but these books just linger in my mind. Like, they make me happy. These are books I could read again and again, never getting sick of them. These are the books I automatically think of when it comes to rereads and comforting books even though they are nothing alike.

2. What book would you read to keep you warm on a cold autumn day?

This is a good question… I didn’t know books could keep me warm unless I was burning them for warmth. But I am joking. I promise I would never hurt books. I guess since I don’t want to repeat myself, I pick anything by Sarah Dessen pre 2010. Her older works just get me warm happy feelings of being young. So I would use any of those to stay warm.

3. What book would you read to chase away the ghosts and ghouls?

Percy Jackson. Any of those books would make me feel safe and happy. I couldn’t imagine any creepy things lingering when it comes to Percy Jackson. I think it’s just those demigod vibes that chase away all bad things, even if being a demigod can also be a bad thing.

4. Name a character/book that:

a. Made you feel frosty

Aunt Lydia in The Testaments. I know she is not a character you are meant to like, but I was just super annoyed by her the whole book. I didn’t care about her backstory or what she did. I just can’t forget all the bad things she did in the television show I just want to punch her in the face.

b. Made you want to take a long walk through freshly fallen leaves

Maven Calore from Red Queen series. I know he’s evil and everyone hates him. But there’s something about him I’m dying to know about. I want to know what he could have become or what his plans would have been for Mare. I know it seems dark, but it would just be so interesting to have a conversation with him.

c. You would share your umbrella with

Ummm. I just keep thinking of the Rihanna song. Umbrellaaaa ☂ . If I had to choose, I think I would pick Rhys from ACOTAR. He’s super attractive, and I think I wouldn’t mind enjoying his wingspan. 🦇

I tag:

And anyone else who reads this! So, YOU, if you’re reading this. I’d love to see your answers so please share if you end up doing this tag.

10 Reasons You Love/Hate Autumn [Blogtober]

I can’t imagine a lot of reasons to hate Autumn… it’s the best time of the year. Halloween and all of the spooky things. I love spooky all year round, but autumn is the time it’s more acceptable. I know some people are spooky all year long, and I want to be one of those people someday. I’m slowly working on it. I already have a bookshelf shaped like a coffin.

Yes, I know it’s not aesthetically perfect. Oh, well.

Here are 10 reasons I love Autumn:

  • Hoodie season. Who doesn’t love hoodies? This is the best time of the year for all of the hoodies. And to buy many more.
  • Pumpkin patches
Ever at his first pumpkin patch but no pumpkins because I liked this background 🤷🏻‍♀️
  • All of the blankets. Just like hoodies, all of the blankets come out and they are so nice to snuggle with on the couch while reading a great book. Plus, stores sell more blankets so you can have all of the blankets.
  • Leaves change color… I love the color change, the smell of leaves, and the crunch under my feet as I walk. It’s so refreshing and calming to me.
  • Pumpkin spice… give me all of the pumpkin spice flavored items, please. Cereal, bagels, tea, cookies, all of it. Now.
  • People take cool Halloween photos. I love going on Instagram and twitter to see all of the Halloween makeup, clothes, and decorations people are doing. I love people living their best life and having fun.
  • American Horror Story is one of my favorite shows. It comes back every fall and makes me happy. I know the seasons have gotten worse, but this is still something I look forward to every year at autumn time.
  • Babies all bundled up. It’s so cute to see a baby all dressed warm. I think Ever looks so cute in the photo above all dressed up for the crisp weather.
  • Crisp fall breezes… there’s nothing better than stepping outside and finding the fall breeze with a little chill. It gives the cheeks some color and makes me ready to have an autumn adventure.

And the one thing I hate about autumn:

  • It doesn’t last long enough before winter and snow come 😭.

And that’s why I love autumn. How about you? Do you have the same sentiment or do you prefer a different season? Chat with me below. I’d love to know.

Until I rant about books again,

Why Autumn is The Best and Worst Time for Readers [Blogtober]

Autumn is my favorite time of year. All of my fond memories about reading are tied to the season. Walking to the library and seeing the decorations and the new books on display. The crunching of leaves beneath my feet as I walked home with my treasure trove of books to read. It’s seriously a great time of the year all around, but it’s awesome if you’re reader. It can also be the worst, but let’s focus on the good first.

Autumn is the perfect time of year for warm drinks and fun snacks. These are optimal accessories to enhance your reading as well. Having these drinks filled with pumpkin and creepy treats just get the reader in a better mindset and they also make great photos as well. And who doesn’t love an amazing look fall photo with their favorite read? No one. Everyone loves these photos. It’s just facts.

Autumn is sweater and scarf weather. I can’t think of anything better than throwing on a cute scarf to take a trip to the library or the bookstore. You can also snuggle up on the couch with your favorite book in a comfy sweater or nice blanket. Sounds like the most amazing time, right?

And now the worst things…

There are so many creepy reads for autumn. How does a reader choose? It can be very overwhelming. Not to mention the spooky atmosphere around Halloween… definitely not the best time to read. Or is it?

There are so many books which come out in September, October, and November, the TBR just grows. It makes for a crazy TBR along with a really long Christmas list for books. How does one choose which books stay and go? It’s truly a dilemma so hard to deal with.

And these are my best and worst traits of the autumn season for readers. I’d love to know if you have any positive or negative. Let me know below. I hope everyone is enjoying Blogtober, it’s so much fun. It’s getting me excited for Blogmas.

Until I rant about books again,

The Autumn Tag [Tag Post]

No one tagged me to do this, but I’m going to do it anyway because I love fall. And I don’t have a book review because I’m doing The Young Elites as a trilogy review, not just a single review for each. Anyway…onto the tag!


Rules: Answer the questions, link back to the creator and tag other people! Tag created by Jennily

1. Hot Chocolate – what is your comfort book?

Hmm… I suppose it would be all of the books I’ve had on my shelves for years which I keep around even though I don’t read them often anymore. Just having the books and seeing them makes me feel safe. If I had to choose just one book, I would probably say Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen. Even though I don’t have a copy, I could read this book a million times and never get sick of it.

2. Pumpkin Carving – what is your favorite creative outlet?

My blog? I don’t have much other creative outlets. I used to write, but I haven’t in a long time. I want to start painting and doing cross stitch soon. I tried knitting, but it didn’t go well.

3. Falling Leaves – changes that appear bad but you secretly love?

Ever growing up. I remember when he was born, and all the struggles of a newborn and everything else. It was tough. The first few months were some of the hardest of my life. But at this point, he is six months old and I love how much he’s becoming his own person and growing and changing. Soon he’s going to be crawling, and I am so stoked for this new adventure he’ll be embarking on.

4. Pumpkin Spiced Latte – something you love that others tend to judge.

Reading? I know I’m seeped in a culture of readers on my blog and on other social media. But I think some people are judgmental about reading when they are all so obsessed with other things instead. I would say also my intense love for Hulu. I can’t fathom how anyone could prefer Netflix.

5. Bonfire Night – what makes you explode with joy?

My cats 🥰

6. Fright Night – favorite scary book or film

I really love Halloween. Michael Meyers is bad ass.

7. Halloween candy – favorite thing to eat

Grapes and onion rings. Not together because I’m not pregnant, but these are definitely some of my favorite foods. Or salty movie theater popcorn slathered in the fake butter. Yum.

8. Scarves – your autumn ‘must have’ accessory

Hoodies and boots.

9. Fire – a book or film that burns your soul

I think everyone should read Sarah J Maas. I know it’s not a popular thing to say, but I love all of her books so freaking much.

10. Toffee apples – a book or film that seems one thing but really has a different inside

The Color Purple. You think it’s just about two sisters who are separated. But it’s about a journey to self acceptance and love for Celie through so many experiences, and it’s one of the most beautiful movies I’ve ever seen.

If you’re reading this, then consider yourself tagged. I’d love to see your answers. Let me know if you’ll be doing this Tag.

Until I rant about books again,

Favorite Reading Snacks [Blogtober]

This is such an easy post to write because I know what snacks I live for. Not that anyone cares, but I’m a huge fan of Aldi. This is where we do almost all of our shopping because of their organic and non GMO selection of food. We only go other places for baby food for Ever since Aldi doesn’t have a lot of those he can eat yet. But these are my favorite must have reading snacks, no matter the season.

These are the most addicting pretzel thins around. I cannot get enough of their seasonal garlic Parmesan flavor. I’m salivating right now thinking about them. The perfect amount of salt and crunch with exquisite flavor.

I’ve been a huge popcorn fan my whole life. This popcorn is good because it’s just salted and so good. I become a chipmunk with this popcorn, trying to shove as much as I can in my mouth at one time and eat it all. It’s a little healthier too, which is never a bad thing.

These taste like pringles. What more reason do you need 🤷🏻‍♀️?

I also really enjoy fruit. Grapes, bananas, and apples are my favorite to snack on while reading. I also will have yogurt or tea with soy milk. I am a huge eater while reading because of the baby so I could go on and on. But I’m going to stop. I’d love to hear about your favorite snacks, for autumn or all seasons. Let me know what you’re chowing on while you read. Food is never a bad topic.

Until I rant about books again,

Top 5 Disney Villains

Day 5 of Blogtober! Wow, what fun this has been so far. Today I’m super excited to be sharing my top 5 Disney Villains with you. I am the type who enjoys the villains more than heroes. I don’t know why I am this way, but I accept it with open arms happily. Anyway. My top 5 Disney Villains are…

So, let’s talk about those cheekbones. I’d sell my soul for those cheekbones Maleficent has. They are so beautiful. Also, it’s super relatable how she acts towards children because they can be pains. I only mean the Angelina Jolie one though because The Sleeping Beauty cartoon movie has been super boring to me my entire life.

Ursula is another favorite because she’s who I became. I enjoy hiding in my house with my cats and I would probably put spells on people who came around to annoy me. Teenagers are stupid, and I don’t blame her for what she did. If someone is going to be dumb and not listen to your warnings, actions have consequences. I think Ursula deserved better than what she got.

Hades is a favorite because I felt bad for him growing up. He just wants a better piece of the pie than he’s given. Zeus is kind of stupid anyway, so I don’t blame Hades for what he did. I do need a really good Hades romance retelling though… I need to find one ASAP. Seriously, Hades is funny and he’s got all these dead people to do his bidding if he wants so I definitely think he’s amazing.

Uzma is just one of my favorite Villains because The Emperors New Groove is one of the best and most underrated movies. Pull the lever Kronk! Or when she takes the wrong potion… just all of her in that movie is extremely hilarious.

I like Scar just because I had a cute little finger puppet when I was little, and Be Prepared is a kick ass song. Yeah, it’s Hamlet with lions. But it’s so darn good.

These are my top five favorite Disney Villains. I’m looking forward to seeing what other people post about. Actually, I just want to talk Villains. Let’s do so. They are my favorite!

Until I rant about books again,

Perfect Cozy Reading Nook [Blogtober]

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Let me tell you a story. I’ve had a lot of books my whole life. I’ve lived a lot of places. Never once have I had my own reading space. Sure, there are a lot of ideas in my head. The library from Beauty and the Beast. Something cool like a Hogwarts style library. Those are all epic ideas in my head. But honestly? I just want a simple cozy nook all my own. One where all of my books are and I don’t need to worry about packing them up soon. Just a chair by a window with a lamp. I just want a little bit of a chaotic space all my own with my books that I can enjoy for years to come. Something just like the picture above. I just want a reading space I can call home.

Until I rant about books again,

Bookish Autumn Bucket List [Blogtober]

So, I had linked the wrong Blogtober post so I had to update my original post and redo my post for today. I’m very excited about this topic since autumn is favorite season. Coming up with bookish lists are fun, but extra fun when it’s autumn themed.

  • Read Intercepted by Alexa Martin. I have been hearing so many people talk about this series recently, and it’s made me need to read the first book at least. Since it’s football related, it fits perfectly into fall because that’s the start of football here in America. And we all know how serious people are about their football. I’m from Wisconsin so Go Pack Go!
  • Read Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo. I am eagerly anticipating a new Bardugo book, specifically since this is her adult debut. Something about secret societies and college just screams autumn to me. This is a must to read at least by the end of November.
  • Cook with squash and zucchini. Fall veggies are some of the yummiest, and I want to make some meals for us with them before they are out of season. I’m making a zucchini stir fry this weekend I’m very thrilled about. We are vegetarian so it’s always a fun adventure to try new veggie dishes, especially with Ever getting older and able to eat more foods.
  • Watch Curious George and Winnie The Pooh Halloween specials with Ever. He’s only six months old, but I’m so pumped to start a tradition of watching fall things with him.

I can’t wait to see what everyone else has on their bucket lists. Autumn is the best time of the year. Hoodies, leaves falling, and pumpkin spice. There’s nothing better.

Until I rant about books again,

Blogtober [31 Days of Blogging?!]

I’m still new to blogging. So this sounds rather daunting. Currently I’m a stay at home to a six month old. Here we are below:

I’m a big believer in privacy for my baby. Hence covered face. But he’s cute, I swear.
Month long challenge. Are you ready?

So I’ve decided doing a book blog was going to be my thing. Along with being like a super kick ass mom like Beverly from The Goldbergs. When I heard about Blogtober today, I thought it would be awesome. The creator of the idea has the prompts here.

Below are the prompts for the month. I’m pretty darn excited. It helps me stay consistent and plan ahead, which is fabulous.

Let me know if you’re going to be doing #blogtober as well. I love supporting fellow bloggers and adding more people to my reading list. Happy Autumn! Here’s to the start of a great month of blogging.

Until I rant about books again,