It’s day 8 of Blogtober and to be honest, my brain feels pretty fried today. Why do I never properly prepare for things like this? Anyway, I thought about doing a fun tag because answering questions is what I need right now. So the lovely Aoife from Pretty Purple Polka Dots helped me out with a suggestion, and boy, she has tags for days on her lovely blog.
So today, I will give you my answers for the Autumn Reading Tag. It’s currently the perfect weather for getting cozy with a good book, and it’s my favorite season. I also like that the tag isn’t all just about books because honestly, I’m currently not up for scanning the hundreds of books I have, to find the answer I like. Cause there are so many books, I can’t remember everything.
Hot Chocolate – What is your comfort book?
Something easy and probably directed more toward younger readers than my 32-year-old self. One can never go wrong with reading a Baby-Sitters Club book. It’s just simple and entertaining. I also love my book of Mother Goose Rhymes.
Pumpkin Carving – What is your favorite creative outlet?
Writing has always been my number one. Ever since I was a little girl, I was seen sitting around, scribbling something into a notebook. Writing always helps me get things out, and it just makes me feel better, and it’s fun. But I have to name scrapbooking as well because I can hardly explain how much joy it gives me to finish a new page that I carefully put together.
Falling Leaves – Changes that appear bad but you secretly love
I honestly can’t think of anything right now, cause I don’t think I love something in secret. I’m pretty much upfront about everything. I could probably think of things that appear good but I secretly hate but that’s not the question. I can’t think of anything specific. However, I do think that sometimes things happen, and at first, they may seem bad but end up being good. Not the best answer, I know.
Pumpkin Spiced Latte – Something you love that others tend to judge
Ummm, Keeping Up With the Kardashians?! Although I am sure lots of people love it but don’t want to admit how entertaining it is.
Bonfire Night – What makes you explode with joy?
Time with my best friend. I honestly don’t see or hear her enough, and I miss her a lot. Growing up, it was so nice to always be in class together and also living just a few minutes apart. Even if we do nothing, it’s better than anything else. Also, the sounds my doggy makes when he’s sleeping. And merry-go-rounds. And of course, starting a new book and the story just completely pulls you in and makes you want to read all night long.
Fright Night – Favorite scary book or film
I honestly don’t read or watch really scary things. As a teenager, I watched Scream and Nightmare on Elm Street and stuff like that but nope, not a fan. So I’ll just go with Hocus Pocus here. Not scary for me as an adult but simply amazing. Also Gone Girl. I remember watching it with a friend in San Francisco. Leaving the theatre, it was pretty late and we just couldn’t seem to catch a bus and it was just all a really weird feeling.
For book, does YOU by Caroline Kepnes count? I mean, film and TV series for me were not really scary but rather thrilling. Although, the whole thought of it is pretty scary. Yeah, I’m logging in that answer.
Halloween Candy – Favourite thing to eat
I think the easier thing to ask me would be about things I don’t like to eat. But I have to go with pasta. Always and forever. Though the question is more about sweets, right? Definitely chocolate, preferably with nuts. Or gummy coke bottles from Haribo. Snickers, Rocher, After Eight. And Doritos. Not candy, but they’re big love as well.
Scarves – Your autumn “must-have” accessory
Boots, hat, and a faux leather jacket. I’m not much of a summer fashion person, so this is totally my jam now.
Fire – A book or film that burns your soul
I’m not entirely sure what the correct answer to this question is, but I’ll interpret this in a negative way and am reminded of a book and the matching movie that I was forced to read and watch back in high school. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. Absolutely ridiculous. Maybe I should give it another try now that I’m older, but I absolutely hated it.
Toffee apples – A book or film that seems one thing but really has a different inside
You mean like judging a book by its cover, or by what people say of it? Well, now I do have to get up and look at all my books. Because I have no clue. Or maybe I’ll just go with a movie on this one…
I would say “Uptown Girls” with the lovely Brittany Murphy – may she rest in peace – because it obviously seems so superficial, but is actually not. It shows that there is often a deeper reason for why people act a certain way. It’s always so easy to judge someone but understanding them is a whole other story. It also demonstrates what happens when you are willing to open your mind to new things and that you can always learn from other people, no matter the differences like age, societal status, or lifestyle. That being said, I know what I’m watching this weekend.