I was recently nominated by Charley at the wonderful booksandbakes1 for The Autumn Book Tag. How could I refuse! As always a delight and matter of indulgence!
- What’s your favourite thing about Autumn?
I love the feeling of promise that Autumn brings with it as the cold cracks the morning awake and the summer finally slips away. As with New Year, Autumn comes with the tension and excitement of new beginnings, where anything is possible.
Also in Autumn the big kid in me is unleashed and I’m incapable of walking past a pile of russet leaves on the ground. Instead I will rush in and kick them around with abandon. The sound, the scent, the scrunchy feeling underfoot – what is there not to like?
2. What Book reminds you of your school days?
In my last year of primary school we read a book that resulted in a large display of copper items in the reading area. I nagged my mother until all her precious copper pots and pans made up most of the display. It took me years to find the book that so inspired me and this wonderful coppery show. It was the ’The King of Copper Mountain’ by Paul Biegel and I reread it recently, this time falling for the warmth of my childhood memories stored within the tale.
3. What book cover reminds you of Autumn?
The hues of deep russet to light orange brilliantly reflect the colours of Autumn as the leaves dazzle us with their extravaganza. The lighter yellow is the cooler sunlight that shines through the leaves, the shell a hint of beach walks in the crisp chilly winds, the deeper orange a reminder of the warmth of the fire in front of which one sits, nursing a hot chocolate and marshmallows. Subtle, striking cover and perfect for Autumn beauty.
4. What is your favourite horror or Halloween book?
I’m not into horror books, frightened easily by the ‘Hound of the Baskervilles’. However, many years ago I read Stephen King’s ‘Cujo’. Once started, I was incapable of stopping but I remember reading it in terror followed by sleepless nights. It was simply one of those books I had to finish. Relentless.
5. Which is your favourite horror or Halloween film?
I have managed to go through life without watching a single horror film and intend to keep it that way. The weeping angles in Doctor Who are scary enough and have me hiding behind a cushion! I know, I’m a real wimp!
6. What Fall book are you most looking forward to?
You can’t go wrong this time of year with a feel-good book and not many do this better than Sophie Kinsella and her shopaholic series. The latest one is released next Thursday 22nd October so I’m look forward to curling up on a sofa and reading ‘Shopaholic to the Rescue’.
7. What Autumn movie release are you most looking forward to?
It’s strange isn’t it? As a student I seemed to live in the cinema, then with a young child, we all adored the children films. Now with a teenager I feel the film years returning as my son is busy with his friends. I saw great reviews for Suffragette (a topic I wrote a thesis on) with Meryl Streep and Helen Bonham Carter and I’m tempted to go on a ‘date’ with my husband to see this.
8. What are three books you are planning to read this Autumn?
On top of the one mentioned, I have three kindle books I bought with my birthday money and look forward to reading in the coming weeks.
I hope you enjoyed reading these and are also planning your Autumn reading. If you have a chance I would enjoy to read some of your own Autumn Book tags.
For now, have that blanket at the ready, book handy, candles alight. Right, time to snuggle and read…see you soon…
‘Draw your chair up close to the edge of the precipice and I’ll tell you a story.’
F. Scott Fitzgerald