The Fall Time Cozy Book Tag

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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. 🙂

Crunching Leaves

Ready_Player_One_coverThe 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.”

Cozy Sweater

shelatitude_justlistenIt’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.”

Fall Storm

Bet MeThe 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

Harry Potter 1Who’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

She Latitude - Serpentine CoverWhat 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

Fifty-Shades-of-Grey-by-E.L.-JamesThe 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.

Pumpkin Spice

cheezelsWhat’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!

My Tags

Just very quickly, I’m tagging:

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. 🙂

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15 thoughts on “The Fall Time Cozy Book Tag

  1. Ugh. I hated Fifty Shades of Grey. I only picked it up because all of my friends were gushing over it and I wanted to know what the hype was about. I am never, EVER taking recommendations from non-bookish people again.

    And omg I am hearing so much about Ready Player One. I’m not a gamer (unless you count my addiction for The Sims, Pink Panther, and Fireboy and Watergirl) but this book has such great reviews that I am very tempted to give it a try.

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    • Oh no! Haha, that was me with Twilight–except I was 15 when I first read it, and I actually quite enjoyed it at that age. Not anymore though now that I’ve picked up on the more ~disturbing~ themes of the book. Did you finish Fifty Shades of Grey?

      To be honest Ready Player One can get a bit wordy sometimes on the world-building, but I love it so much! It’s just overall very fast-paced and even feel-good. I hope you enjoy it if/when you do pick it up! ❤

      And I must add… THE SIMS IS ONE OF MY FOREVER LOVES. I literally play it obsessively for a couple of weeks every year, haha. Did you get The Sims 4?

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      • I finished the first two books and then gave up. The feminist in me couldn’t handle it anymore. I really tried though.

        Twilight was my first YA book so of course I loved it. My opinion has since changed (had a 180 degree turn tbh) but Fifty Shades still reserves the no1 place as the worst book I have ever read.

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        • You finished the first two! That’s AMAZING! I only got through the first, and even that I was cringing the whole way through. Which book did you think was better, if any?

          Haha, same with me. Twilight was enjoyable when I wasn’t really… thinking, but then I got older and realised that Edward and Bella’s relationship was more problematic than it is romantic.

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          • I really don’t know. They are both terrible 😁. I guess in the second book he does try…a leeeeeeetle bit. But Anna or what’s-her-name is always afraid of Christian. That is so not a sign of a good relationship. I still cannot believe it won GoodReads Choice Awards for Romance. Eeek!

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            • Did it win?! I didn’t even know that! But I’m not that surprised, actually–the book had lots of readers and garnered tons of worldwide attention. I read this post/comment recently about how the Goodreads Choice isn’t actually ‘real’ in the sense that people like to vote and are more likely to vote for books they’ve heard of regardless of whether or not they’ve read and liked it.

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  2. EHMAHGERD, Hermione. Can we please take a second to fangirl over her? She is such a clone of me, down to the very last detail (except I’m 13 and 5’8″ and I don’t think she’s very tall…) When I first read HP, I related to Hermione so bad! I still do, but back then I was such a nitpicker. LOL

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