I am so ready for fall – or autumn if you’re not in the US – and I’ve been looking for the perfect fall tag to do. I came across this one on Perfectly Tolerable (go check out Brittany’s blog if you haven’t yet!) and thought it looked like a lot of fun.
Let’s just get right into the tag!
Hot Chocolate – what is your comfort book?
I can always curl up with a cup of tea and Pride and Prejudice. Or Harry Potter. If only for the nostalgia.
Pumpkin Carving – what is your favorite creative outlet?
Probably this blog. Other than reading and occasionally knitting (which I haven’t done much of this past year), it’s pretty much the only creative thing I do regularly. One day, I will start writing, I just haven’t been in the right space mentally yet.
Falling Leaves – changes that appear bad but you secretly love?
Ooh, this is a hard one. I think sometimes the hard things life throws at you can be blessings in disguise. I was diagnosed with MS last year, and even though it can be really difficult to deal with, it’s gotten me to take more risks and do more things. I always put things off because I can do them later. Now, I don’t know if I’m going to be in a wheelchair in ten years, so I booked a trip to Europe and bought tickets to a concert and went to a few events in LA that were a lot of fun. I honestly probably wouldn’t have done any of that before MS, because there was always later. Now, I don’t wait for things to get easier or more convenient, because life won’t ever be easy.
Pumpkin Spiced Latte – something you love that others tend to judge
Can the answer to this be pumpkin spice lattes? Because I love them. A lot. But, really, I feel like people sometimes judge my reading. Not the fact that I read, but just the sheer volume I read (over 130 books so far this year). I know it’s a crazy amount, and I don’t care if people judge me for it.
Bonfire Night – what makes you explode with joy?
Books. Traveling (I recently booked a trip to Prague). Rainy days. Good coffee. And the way the light turns golden in the mornings in the fall.
Fright Night – favorite scary book or film
For favorite scary book, I have to go with the master of horror: Stephen King. My absolute favorite is The Green Mile, but I think the one that actually creeped me out the most is Full Dark, No Stars, which is actually a short story collection (though at nearly 100 pages each, they’re not that short). Misery is a close second. I am reading It this month, so I’m sure this will change. As for my favorite scary film, it’s hands-down A Quiet Place. It’s so good! Also Ready or Not is awesome.
Halloween candy – favorite thing to eat
My all-time favorite candy is Sour Patch Kids (though I have recently been loving Haribo Happy Cola. But favorite fall thing to eat that is not candy is definitely pumpkin pie. I love pumpkin everything.
Scarves – your autumn ‘must have’ accessory
Since I live in Southern California, I don’t get to wear very many autumn accessories, but I do love a good pair of boots. Scarves are fun, too. On the two days a year I can wear them without overheating.
Fire – a book or film that burns your soul
Again, I have to go with Pride and Prejudice. What can I say, I just have a thing of Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy.
Toffee apples – a book or film that seems one thing but really has a different inside
A recent read that came to mind is Get Well Soon: History’s Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them by Jennifer Wright. Yes, it is a book about plagues. But it’s also really funny. I laughed out loud several times. I loved it.
This was a fun tag! I just love everything about autumn, and I’m so excited it’s here. If you’d like to do this tag, then consider yourself tagged!