Tag: Finally Fall Tag

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 😉

1. In fall, the air is crisp and clear: name a book with a vivid setting.

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

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?

2. Nature is beautiful… but also dying: name a book that is beautifully written, but also deals with a heavy issue like loss or grief

Uncle Vampire by Cynthia D. Grant

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.

3. Fall is back to school season: share a non-fiction book that taught you something new

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.

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

There is a group of friends that are Asian immigrants in “The Joy Luck Club”, which tells each members individual story. I would love to have friendships that are that rich, that storied. Relationships that transcend country, time, and horrific situations. I wish I was as powerful as these women!

5. The colourful leaves are pilling on the ground: show us a pile of fall coloured spines!

Nope, no mame. I don’t do the entire “take pictures of books” things that often and definitely not while I am in the middle of packing for a major move. Most of my books are packed up due to this move, so it would be nearly impossible to take a picture where I selected ones that fit a particular theme. Instead here is a pretty picture of autumn:

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.

This one made me realize I do not read a lot of warm, fuzzy type of books. I literally cannot think of the first book that would fit for this. That should tell me something about my reading habits right? I must be into some either really dark stuff or I like to read social commentary that often is not a warm, happy time.

 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.

4 Replies to “Tag: Finally Fall Tag”

    • cgwinters1981 Post author

      Thanks for visiting Danielle! I remember Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark when I was younger as well. It didn’t give me nightmares, but it gave me the creeps!


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