I was tagged to do this by Joey aaaages ago (thank you for the tag!) but haven’t had the chance to do it, mostly because I’m behind on all the tags, haha. It’s summer in Australia, however, so I thought I had better catch up. 🙂
The world is full of colour. Choose a book that has reds, oranges and yellows on the cover.
Going with Ready Player One by Ernest Cline for this one. (To be fair, this book cover actually only has red and yellow, but the yellow is orange-ish, so I SAY IT COUNTS!) I love this book too—it reminds me of my MMORPG days where I would spend hours a day playing Ragnarok Online, so I really enjoyed all the game-speak. :p
“You’re evil, you know that?” I said.
She grinned and shook her head. “Chaotic Neutral, sugar.”
It’s finally cold enough to don warm cosy clothing. What book gives you the warm fuzzies?
Just Listen by Sarah Dessen. It’s my all-time favourite contemporary YA and my first Dessen ever, so that’s a double hit right there. The main characters are remarkably easy to fall in love with and the storyline is so, so great. Plus, the love interest is actually respectful of the main character, and that’s something not all YA fiction is super conscious about.
“There comes a time when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your own heart. So you’d better learn the sound of it. Otherwise you’ll never understand what it’s saying.”
The wind is howling and the rain is pounding. Choose your favourite book OR genre that you like to read on a stormy day.
One of my favourite books of all-time is Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie. This one is a contemporary romance novel that’s utterly hilarious and features adorable, likeable characters. It’s also great in its treatment of ‘unconventionally attractive’, diverse women—the main character is not model-thin but it doesn’t become her defining characteristic.
I could shove this swizzle stick through his heart, Min thought. She wouldn’t do it, of course. The stick was plastic and not nearly pointed enough on the end. Also people didn’t do things like that in Southern Ohio. A sawed-off shotgun, that was the ticket.
Cool Crisp Air
Who’s the coolest character you’d want to trade places with?
This is possibly the most cliched of answers in the history of all answers EVER, but if I have to choose a character to trade places with, it’s Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series. I love the ‘Muggle’ world, I love the magic world Rowling created, and Hermione just gets the best of both! What more can I possibly want? Besides, she’s super smart, super wise and super resourceful—three things I want to be in my personal life.
“Books! And cleverness! There are more important things—friendship and bravery and—oh Harry—be careful!”
Hot Apple Cider
What under-hyped book do you want to see become the next biggest, hottest thing?
Serpentine by Cindy Pon! I’ve raved about it in my review, but the gist is that I love Asian-inspired fantasies and this one has managed to stay very true to various elements of the culture, personally. Come to think of it, I think it would be ~*WONDERFUL*~ for Asian-inspired fantasies to become bigger and hotter in general! ❤
“You do not live as long as I have, and survive, by feeling deeply. I sometimes wonder, from my observations, if mortals do not often die from broken hearts.”
Coat, Scarves and Mittens
The weather has turned cold and it’s time to cover up. What’s the most embarrassing book cover you own that you like to keep hidden in public?
Oh dear. I actually can’t think of any book with embarrassing covers off the top of my head, but I own E. L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey and I WILL PROBABLY NEVER take it out in public. Despite its relatively tasteful cover, it’s not a good portrayal of healthy BDSM relationships and I found the writing terribly wacky and contrived. Case in point, this following line:
“Put the chicken in the fridge.” This is not a sentence I had ever expected to hear from Christian, and only he can make it sound hot, really hot.
What’s your favourite fall time comfort food?
None of my favourite comfort foods are actually fall-specific, so I’m just going to spread awareness about this wonderful thing called Cheezels, because they’re yellowish-orange and cheesy (literally)!
I discovered this Australian snack when I was six years old and since then, whenever I go back home I always get at least five boxes to last me throughout the holidays. IT’S SUPER ADDICTIVE and I can eat a whole box in one go by myself. (I do eat quite a lot in general, though.) You can also wear them as rings… and really delicious ones at that!
Just very quickly, I’m tagging:
- Stefanie | yourdaughtersbookshelf
- Kim | Dreaming of Espresso
- Amy | Book Enthral
- Jenaca | jenacidebybibliophile
- Stephanie | Stephanie’s Book Reviews
If you’ve done this tag, please feel free to ignore this and/or link me! I’m excited to hear what books you feature. 🙂