I’m a little late jumping onto this wagon seeing as we’re exactly four days away from it being winter. BUT IT’S FINE. I feel that I should comment on my feelings about Autumn and so here they are: I quite like Autumn. I mostly just like it because there are crunchy leaves of the floor on which I can stomp to make a satisfying crinkle noise because I am clearly 5 years old and not 20 (because it’s my birthday today!!).
Thank you to Casey @ adoptabookaus who tagged me to do this one! You should definitely check out her post because there’s an adorable gif of a dog jumping through leaves.
What is your favorite thing about Autumn
I absolutely love the fact that Autumn means it’s getting colder. I’ve always been a fan of winter and when Summer has been an killer and determined to stay in the 40s (Celsius) for a ridiculous length of time I’m just about ready to pack up and move to Antarctica. Of course, cold weather means staying inside more, too, which is fabulous because what does one do when they stay inside? READ of course!
What book reminds you of your school days
Hm. This is a tricky one. I think for this one I’ll have to go with two books: firstly, The Silver Brumby, and secondly, Jane Eyre. I remember reading The Silver Brumby back in primary school and absolutely loving it.
In fact, that was probably one of the first times in my life that I really truly enjoyed a book. Jane Eyre was prescribed reading in high school for me and I
struggled on through it not realising just how big that book is (I was reading it on an e-reader). But I loved the story and those late nights of smashing through it (I’d left it to the last minute) have forever stuck themselves in my memory whenever I think of Jane Eyre.
What cover reminds you of Autumn?
I want to say Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver. Mostly because of the covers. Although the beautiful hardback edition of The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss also has that theme going for it, this edition has got to be one of my favourite book covers.
What is your Favorite horror or Halloween book?
This question literally just floored me for like five minutes because I couldn’t work out for the life of me what Halloween had to do with autumn, #SouthernHemisphereStruggles. But I shall answer anyway. The original question was actually ‘film’ but I do not watch horror films *shakes head vigorously*. My favourite spooky read is Frankenstein my Mary Shelley! I love to have a nosey through that at Halloween time.
What Fall release are you looking forward to?
Ahem. Well, seeing as I was late to this party let’s take a look at the books that came out in “fall” (I never call it that – I call it THREE MONTHS OF CRUNCHY LEAVES). So! My books are A Court of Mist and Fury by the Maasinator (for obvious reasons), The Rose and the Dagger by Renée Ahdieh, and The Neverland Wars by Audrey Greathouse! So far, I’ve read only The Rose and the Dagger which I loved even though it tore me to pieces and I’m eager to pick up the next two – I shall, as soon as uni permits.
What Autumn movie release are you looking forward to?
Alice Through the Looking Glass! This one has just been released actually and I’m really excited to get out and watch it. I absolutely love how crazy this adaptation is – and if you know me I’m the biggest sucker when it comes to Alice in Wonderland retellings. Tim Burton is the best person to have done this one!
What are 3 books do you plan to read this Autumn?
So, hypothetically, if I were able to read another three books before the season is up (it won’t happen) I would read:
- Me Before You by Jojo Moyes: I’m currently reading this one and ARGH it’s amazing.
- A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas: I would like to read this one but I’m not going to read it until all my uni assignments are handed in because I just know I won’t be able to put it down.
- Ruined by Amy Tintera: because this is a new release and sounds fabulous!
I’m actually not going to tag anyone because Autumn is all done! If you want to have a crack at this tag then please do – of if you want to do it and alter some questions then fire away!
~~ Kirstie ~~