So after apparently tagging The Orangutan Librarian in half a million tags while they were away for a few months, I have been tagged back with the Mid-Autum tag! I figured I’d better get to this one ASAP, because we’ve apparently used up our two days of fall for 2018 already. We’ve dropped into 40 degree weather, and I don’t have a winter coat yet because my dog ate mine last winter, and APPARENTLY the department stores don’t have their coats in yet. Not that I’m upset about that or anything…
Okay, deep breaths.
So, anyway, thanks to The Orangutan Librarian for tagging me! And away I go!
Reunion of Family
A Book with Family Goals
This might be a little awkward, but I’m going with Eleanor & Park because I love how Park’s parents are still so mushy gushy in love after all those years! I hope that when we’re in our forties my husband and I are still flirting with each other and kissing in front of the kids and generally being embarrassing. ❤
A Book with a Werewolf
So I think I’ve only read two? And since I did not enjoy the Mortal Instruments I’m going to have to use my Harry Potter answer up now and hope I’m not regretting it later! What I really like about the way Rowling handled vampires is that they’re very metaphoric for HIV/AIDS. I think it was a great way to show how prejudice and fear can isolate individuals, and I hope that kids reading it grow up to be a bit more accepting.
A kind of food in a book that you wish was real
I really and honestly have no idea how to answer this question. However, I wish all of the food in Death by Dumpling was real-ly in a take-out box in front of me to eat right this very second. It all sounded so amazing, but ’round here most Chinese is tempura-chicken based. Not enough noodles. 😦
Your favorite creature from a book
How am I supposed to pick just one? I’m very partial to dragons, but I feel strange choosing a dragon since they’re basically sentient, and therefore more people than creatures…
I’m going to have to go with Richard Parker from Life of Pi. I love how he starts a terrifying wild animal, but as the book goes on he becomes a character in his own right with his own personality and character growth. I love how the shocker of an ending… which relates to Richard Parker but I WON’T SAY HOW SO DON’T ASK. Whew I love this book!
A character that makes a significant change to the plot since he/she did something too many times
Hahahahaha, when I saw Joshua Templeton’s face looking out at me from my goodreads shelf, I HAD to pick him The Hating Game for this prompt! Because his angry/sexy glare drove the romance plot line forward a little farther every time he did it.
A toy or a game in a book that you loved to read about
The Hunger Games. Because obviously. May the odds be ever in your favor.
A book which you feel is the best to read in autumn
For some reason I feel that Fangirl has a very autumnal vibe. Maybe it’s because it’s a back to school thing? I don’t know, that’s just what came to mind to me today. Ask me again tomorrow, I’ll probably say something else!
Your favorite festival in a book
Le Cirque des Rêves, am I right?! GAH! The Night Circus is one of my all-time favorites. It’s so whimsical and dreamy and romantic, and I just about die of all the feels every time I read it. Le Cirque des Rêves seems like an amazing place, and I wish it would come to my town so I could visit it.
I am tagging whoever is reading this who has time to do it before autumn is over! Hurry up, you’re running out of time!