Abi from “What Makes a Good Book” tagged me in the “Finally Fall Tag.” Ya’ll best go visit her site and give her some love! If you don’t you know Mama Cassie gonna get ya good 😉
The setting of Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” has one of the most vivid settings, a dystopian society where women are subjected to truly horrific conditions. Hey, it didn’t have to say the vivid setting had to be glitz and glamour now did it?
This was the book that got me to understand that a title and a book could truly be more than what you believe about it on the surface level. This is a beautifully written book, one that I remember some 20 years after my initial reading of the book. This book, however, would come with many trigger warnings because it deals with some heavy issues, like childhood sexual abuse. It, however, moved me towards understanding the true nature of literature and what it can actually help do with particular conversations if given the opportunity.
The book “You Can’t Touch My Hair and Other Things I Still Have to Explain” by Phoebe Robinson showcased to me that you can have in-depth, vitally important conversations while still infusing humor into the conversation. This also taught me a lot about the workings of Hollywood for those individuals that find themselves being “black” while wanting to have an acting career. It isn’t pretty people. Phoebe Robinson, however, lays all the truths on the line. I feel like it truly taught me a lot and I highly recommend it to you to read!
4. In order to keep warm, it’s good to spend some time with the people we love: name a fictional family/household/friend-group that you’d like to be part of.
5. The colourful leaves are pilling on the ground: show us a pile of fall coloured spines!
6. Fall is the perfect time for some storytelling by the fireside: share a book wherein somebody is telling a story.
I reviewed this book that I got from the author on my blog previously, but this is definitely somewhat within this theme of “telling a story”.
7. The nights are getting darker: share a dark, creepy read.
This to me a classic dark, creepy read and if you don’t like a story there is another one coming right up!
8. The days are getting colder: name a short, heart-warming read that could warm up somebody’s cold and rainy day.
9. Fall returns every year: name an old favourite that you’d like to return to soon.
I absolutely adore the first two books in this series and I really need to get around to reading the rest, since I own them. Maybe this should be a goal I have for the new year is to get these read. Maybe, since I announced that I want to meet certain goals, I should create a “Want to Finish or Read This Series” page on my main header area. What do you guys think about this?
10. Fall is the perfect time for cozy reading nights: share your favourite cozy reading ‘accessories’.
I absolutely adore my bookmarks that I purchased from Books-A-Million for like 2 dollars each. Right now my partner has one of them because I have been reading more on the kindle right now, but I absolutely love my bookmarks. I should get more because I lose my place in books so often that I have to figure out where I am again.