I don’t really do an awful lot of tag posts anymore – I tend to find the questions too hard, especially book related ones and not being able to find the perfect book fit for each question stresses me the hell out. So I’m pretty picky when I’m tagged in these sort of posts but, I was tagged in The Autumn Reading Tag by the lovely Laura Noakes and this looked like a super cute and fun tag to do so I wanted to give it a try. I love Autumn too and I am the happiest person in the world now that summer is finally over and we can go back to you know, not spontaneously combusting every time we step out the front door. So here I am, embracing Autumn and all that jazz… (credit to Amy Jane Smith who created the tag)
Are there any books you plan on reading over the autumn season?
Yes — I need to read Before I Let You In by Jenny Blackhurst as I’m on the book tour for that on Friday 28th October. I’ve already started reading it (at the time of writing this post) and it’s very, very good so far. Super intriguing and I cannot tell for the life of me what’s going to happen. So stay tuned for my review of that! I also recently got The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin out from the library (I’ve started using the library more, woohoo!) which I’m hoping to get read this month as it sounds like an absolutely beautiful book.
September brings back school memories: what book did you most enjoy studying? And what were your favourite and least favourite school subjects?
I can’t remember an awful lot of books we studied in school apart from Lord of the Flies which I wasn’t too hot about when we read it because after reading it every day for like 4 months and writing essay after essay on the themes in the book, it got incredibly tedious. But, about 3 years ago, I got the book out from the library to re-read on my own and I absolutely loved it. My favourite subjects were English of course (2 A’s in GCSE, whoop whoop), Religious Studies and P.E. which were both compulsory classes but I also took the GCE class as well. I literally had P.E every day of the week! Least favourite: Maths and Science. Could. Not. Do. It.
October means Halloween: Do you enjoy scary books and films? If so what are some of your favourites?
I don’t really like or celebrate Halloween but I absolutely love scary books and films. I remember finishing The Woman in Black book late one night and I had to start another book straight after to stop myself thinking about it because it scared me so much! I love that though, I’m one of those weird people that actually likes being scared. Film wise, I really like the Insidious films! I remember seeing the first one in the cinema and me and all my friends literally screaming. Anything scary I’m up for watching though — as long as it’s not too gory.
With November it’s time for Bonfire Night & firework displays. What’s the most exciting book you’ve ever read that really kept you gripped?
Oh I just love fireworks! The top book that kept me gripped was The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson-Walker — it’s not even a book that’s supposed to be “gripping” like it’s not a thriller or anything, I just found it so completely and utterly beautiful and fascinating that I read it cover to cover in 1 day when I first got it. I remember that day so well I think I left the sofa like twice (to pee). I could have read that book forever and never got bored.
What book is your favourite cosy comfort read?
Hmmm, probably The Perks of Being a Wallflower which I’ve already read 4 times. I absolutely love it and incidentally was my first ever book review (actually, my first ever post in general) on this blog! Aww!
Curled up with a good book, what is your hot drink of choice?
Oh come on, being disgustingly British it has to be tea doesn’t it? Although, and some hard-core tea lovers might be appalled with what I’m about to say, but I don’t actually know the difference between tea’s. Like Earl Grey or whatever – you could give me anything and I wouldn’t know what it was. I just like tea. Tea, tea, tea.
Any plans you’re looking forward to over the next few months?
Erm, no big plans. To be honest, I’m just over the moon that the weather is getting colder! I owe my mum an afternoon tea for her birthday back in September, so I’m looking forward to doing that with her as I’ve never, ever had afternoon tea before. I can’t even imagine all the finger sandwiches and scones! (I may have already been by the time this post goes up). I’m sure we’ll get some fireworks in at some point over November too, which I always enjoy and my boyfriend and I are planning on going to a race event at Brands Hatch circuit one weekend in November so that would be great, too No massive plans – just enjoying the little things.