I love this time of year and luckily enough I was tagged by Tash over at The Bookie Monsters to do the Autumn Book Tag. Without further ado, let’s just jump right into the questions.
- What is your favourite thing about Autumn?
I love the crisp, fresh feel in the air and the gorgeous colours on the trees. And, yes I’m going to mention it already, I love that Christmas is right around the corner.
- What book reminds you of your school days?
I remember a book called Huntress of the Sea by Alan Temperley that I must have read at least half a dozen times. I actually met the author at a book convention and got my battered, bruised copy signed. It still sits proudly on my bookcase now.
- What book cover reminds you of Autumn?
The nature theme and the mix of greens and warmer tones on The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black remind me of Autumn.
- What is your favourite horror or Halloween story?
I read Coraline by Neil Gaiman recently and thought it was a perfect, creepy little read. The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy is a collection of abstract poems, stories and illustrations by Tim Burton that I also think is ideal for this time of year.
- What is your favourite horror or Halloween film?
There’s a Spanish psychological horror called Julia’s Eyes that sticks in my mind. It follows a woman losing her eyesight to a degenerative disease who is trying to solve the mysteries of her sister’s death before she goes blind. I’m also a huge fan of the first two Alien movies with Sigourney Weaver, and it’s not a horror as such, but Pan’s Labyrinth is very dark and whimsical which I think suits Halloween.
- What Fall book release are you most looking forward to?
The new illustrated Harry Potter. (Come on, we all knew I was going to mention it somewhere!)
- What Autumn movie release are you most anticipating?
The Martian just came out and I’m always interested to see how book to movie adaptations are handled, so I may try and see that one.
- What are three books you plan to read this Autumn?
I’m definitely a mood reader rather than a set TBR kind of person but a few books I’m hoping to get to soon would be George by Alex Gino, The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman and The Tusk That Did the Damage by Tania James.