I was tagged by Reg @ She Latitude back in May last year, but I completely forgot about it! And now that I saw it sitting in my drafts, it’s rolled back around to Autumn in Australia, so I feel like this is a good enough time to do it, haha.
1) What is your favorite thing about autumn?
My favourite thing about autumn is… the weather! It’s way too hot in in summer, and too cold in winter for me, but the Australian autumn is perfect. I love curling up in bed with a good book and a hot drink, mmmm.
2) What book reminds you of your school days?
Oh dear, this is a toughie. I’m going to have to go with Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, but blogging/fanfiction reading instead of fanfiction writing, as well as without the YA romance, haha!
Cath is a Simon Snow fan.
Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan…
But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving. Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.
Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.
Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words… And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.
For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?
And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?
3) What cover reminds you of autumn?
The base story of the new TV series that everyone’s obsessing over, the cover of Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher gives me serious autumn vibes. Hannah’s outfit is very autumn, and the even though the trees behind her are green, the colour of the ground is very warm, orangish tones.
Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers thirteen cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, his classmate and crush who committed suicide two weeks earlier.
On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out how he made the list.
Through Hannah and Clay’s dual narratives, debut author Jay Asher weaves an intricate and heartrending story of confusion and desperation that will deeply affect teen readers.
4) What is your favourite horror or halloween story?
I’m not a big horror person, sorry! But, would Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children count? I feel like it would, so I’m going with that.
A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.
A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.
5) What is your favourite horror or halloween film?
I’m not really a big horror person, but I do love halloween! My favourite halloween film is definitely The Nightmare Before Christmas! I love everything about it, and even have the soundtrack downloaded on my phone, haha!
6) What autumn book release are you looking forward to?
Based on the Australian autumn (although it’s approaching winter real quick), my most anticipated releases are:
- Now I Rise (The Conqueror’s Saga, #2) by Kiersten White
- Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody
- Lucky in Love by Kasie West
Look for the June Anticipated Reads post for more information about these books, coming up soon!
7) What autumn movie release are you anticipating?
My most anticipated film releases are:
- Spider-Man: Homecoming
- Wonder Woman
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Ok, so as you guys can probably tell from the list, I’m a big comic and fantasy fan.
I love the spider-verse so much, and I’m super excited to see Tom Holland’s version of Spider-Man, he seems to capture the Spider-Man essence really well, and I enjoyed his little appearance in Captain America: Civil War. Did you guys catch his lip sync battle against Zendaya? If you haven’t, go check it out on YouTube!! It’s so funny.
Wonder Woman seems super promising too, with Gal Gadot being so badass, and it’s so good to have a strong female-led superhero movie, I have high hopes!!
I love all of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow is just way too funny and entertaining! The PotC movies are a favourite in our house.
8) What are the three books you plan to read this autumn?
I don’t have as much time to read for free time at the moment, because of exams and assignments and whatnot, but I’m going to try to read these:
- A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
- Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
- Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
All of these look so good! I really, really need more Feyre & Rhys, and Emma & Julian 😩😩
Thanks again to Reg for tagging me, here are my tags:
Grace @ Quirky and Peculiar • Aimal @ Bookshelves & Paperbacks • Beth @ The Books are Everywhere • Alex @ WhimsyPages • Allie @ The Perks of Being a Book Freak • Shelved Ramblings • Shannon @ Media Shadow Reads • Maiya @ The Mind of a Book Dragon • Hayley @ Rather Too Fond of Books • Emma & Ella @ Reading Through the Night
and if you’re not tagged, but you’d like to do it, then you’re tagged too! 😀