October 12, 2018

Finally Fall Book Tag!!!

Yesterday, for the first time this season, it finally felt like fall! So here is the Finally Fall Book Tag!

  1. In the Fall the air is crisp and cool... Choose a book with a vivid setting.
    I'm going to go with The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern on this one. Her descriptions of all the magical tents is highly immersive. I just love it!

  2. Nature is beautiful, but also dying... Choose a book that is beautifully written but deals with a heavy topic like grief or death.
    For this one, I choose Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala. In this book she recounts the day she lost her parents, her husband, and both sons in a tidal wave in Sri Landa while they were vacationing at a resort. The writing is gorgeous, but the story is heart breaking.

  3. Fall is back to school season... Share a non-fiction book that taught you something new.
    Most recently, I'd say Locking Up Our Own by James Foreman Jr. This book looks at the repercussions of the war on drugs from the 80's and how having more black people in law enforcement and in the court rooms has led to the current situation of more and more black people in jail for non-violent crimes, for which white people get probation.

  4. In order to keep warm, it's good to spend time with people we love... Name a fictional family/household/friend group you'd like to be a part of.
    The Bennets from Pride and Prejudice obviously. Well, mostly after Lydia gets married off. She makes me nuts.

  5. The colorful leaves are piling up on the ground... Show us a pile of fall covered spines.
    OK, I cannot for the life of me get this to stand upright. But here are some spines. Ugh! Also, the numbering of the questions will be off from here on out because of this dumb program.

  6. Fall is the perfect time for storytelling by the fireside... Share a book wherein someone is telling a story.
    Does Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte count? I mean, the dude is telling the story of his night where Nelly Dean tells him the story. That works, right?

  7. The nights are getting darker... Share a dark, creepy read.
    Slade House by David Mitchell is my pick for this. This house can't be seen until you go through a door in an alley. It's always different, but always the same. And a pair of creepy twins run the place. Twins can be creepy. These are particularly so.

  8. The days are getting colder... Name a short, heartwarming read that could warm up someone's cold rainy day.
    Matilda by Roald Dahl every time! This fun story about a little girl who loves to read is the ultimate book lover's story.

  9. Fall returns every year... Name an old favorite you'd like to return to soon.
    I'm feeling the call to reread The Magicians by Lev Grossman. The whole series really.

  10. Fall is the perfect time for cozy reading nights... Share your favorite cozy reading accessories.
    Well, the usual, I guess. A soft comfy blanket. A cup of hot tea. A dog or cat. And a good reading light.

Do you have any favorite answers for these questions? Hook me up!