Finally Fall Book Tag

Hello ladies and gentlemen,

Before us Quebeckers see our first snowflakes in the upcoming weeks, I just had to get around to completing this tag to celebrate the beautiful colours of one of the best seasons ever: fall! Besides that subtle yet significant decrease in temperature, the annoying wind, and the abundance of rain, I do love what Mother Nature offers us with this seasonโ€”besides the flu.

Today, I wanted to take the time to do a tag that the great Nicki over at the Secret Library Book Blog tagged me to do! If you’re looking for an addictive dose of historical and women’s fiction, she’s got you covered. She also dives into more audiobooks than I could ever handle in a lifetime!

Thank you for this opportunity, Nicki! Without further ado, let’s get to it!


IN FALL, THE AIR IS CRIP AND CLEAR

Name a book with a vivid setting.

I don’t think you can get more vivid than in The Black Prism. The magic system alone makes this series several steps ahead when it comes to bringing a setting to life!

Check out my review of the first book to see how beautiful it was!

NATURE IS BEAUTIFUL… BUT ALSO DYING

Name a book that is beautifully written, but also deals with a heavy topic like loss or grief.

This had to be one of the most wonderful movie adaptation of any books out there. I was honestly impressed by what was accomplished and could actually recommend the movie to others who are ready for something quite powerful.

If you haven’t read the book yet, check out my review to find out why this was beautiful and tragic at the same time!

FALL IS BACK TO SCHOOL SEASON

Share a non-fiction book that taught you something new.

This was part of my curriculum back when I was doing my bachelor’s degree in criminology and it has served me a lot ever since. You’d be surprised by how useful it is to know the law and your rights. Even if it means going through over 2000 pages of it…

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 youโ€™d like to be a part of.

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Does it actually surprise anyone that I actually managed to successfully sneak in the Batfamily? ๐Ÿ™‚

THE COLOURFUL LEAVES ARE PILING UP ON THE GROUND

Show us a pile of fall-coloured spines!

FALL IS THE PERFECT TIME FOR SOME STORYTELLING BY THE FIRESIDE

Share a book wherein somebody is telling a story.

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And… it was quite the story. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Check out my review of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern to find out why.

THE NIGHTS ARE GETTING DARKER

Share a dark, creepy read.

I sort of can’t disassociate this rare horror-filled Batman story from any mention of creepy reads. What Scott Snyder accomplishes in this one is really original, heavy, and of course, gory.

Check out my review to find out how much blood was spilled in this one.

THE DAYS ARE GETTING COLDER

Name a short, heartwarming read that could warm up somebodyโ€™s cold and rainy day.

Would you believe that I struggled for a very long time trying to figure out what I could say here? I think I just prefer the LONGER and DARKER kinds of story… But I guess I could make a special mention to this guy for always being that cool kid that chock you with his pure moral values and belief in friendship:

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FALL RETURNS EVERY YEAR

Name an old favourite that youโ€™d like to return to soon.

I had the chance to read this classic a while back and would love to revisit it in French this time around. I enjoyed it so much that I had made it my duty to get different editions of it during my Euro Trip in summer 2019!

Check out my review of this masterpiece to find out why you should read it to.

FALL IS THE PERFECT TIME FOR COZY READING NIGHTS

Share your favourite cozy reading โ€œaccessoriesโ€!

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Would it be a stretch if I considered that window when it’s raining as my favourite cozy reading โ€œaccessoriesโ€? I really hate rain but when I find myself protected from it, I do love seeing it fail to get a taste of my skin.


Here’s who I am inviting to do this tag! If you don’t feel like doing it, don’t worry! Consider this an act of appreciation for the coziness you make me feel when interacting with me!

If you’re interested in this tag, feel free to do it too! ๐Ÿ˜€

Bookstooge
Rain @ The Withering
Scarlett @ Readz & Runz
Sophie @ Beware of the Reader
Goldie @ Daily Flabbergast
La La in the Library
Nancy @ Graphic Noveltyยฒ
Beth @ Before We Go
Dawie @ Wordaholic Anonymous
Nadine @ Nad’s Booknook

Till next time,

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38 comments

  • There is nothing better than being able to sit inside while it pours outside and realize you don’t have to go out in it! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Did you do the graphics for the questions? I’m just wondering if I highlighted your whole post and copied it to a draft whether they’d get dragged along. Sometimes free wordpress doesn’t play well with dotcom sites.

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    • Absolutely! And you bet that I love it even more when itโ€™s snowing intensely and Iโ€™m inside all warm and happy!

      I think you wonโ€™t have any copy/paste issues here. Youโ€™ll have the questions capitalized though, so if you want to change that youโ€™d have to copy-paste it on a Word document and modify it to your taste and then copy-paste it on WordPress to finalize things!

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  • I love that you list “rain” as an accessory, lol. It must rain a lot where you live to hate it. I love the rain but it hardly ever rain here so that’s probably why๐Ÿ˜

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  • Thanks for the tag Lashaan and no I am not surprised that you’d like to be part of the batfamily! Et le code criminel me rappelle mon code de “droit รฉconomique et commercial”. Useful but certainly not the funny kind of read ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  • Great post Lashaan! I really like how this tag associates the season with books, very interesting ๐Ÿ˜Š Also, I have to agree with you for Naruto, it’s always a pleasure to read about his adventures ๐Ÿ˜€

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    • Hahah thanks, Juliette! Yep, lots of original books tag like these circulate around the blogosphere! Theyโ€™re really fun to do and donโ€™t require much from my brain hahah and yes to Naruto! Dude puts a smile on my face with his arrogance ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  • Hi Lashaan,
    I’ve never read “The Black Prism”, but now I have to, I’m so curious!
    I have to reread “A Monster Calls”, I read it many years ago and don’t remember much about it.
    “The Night Circus” is wonderful. I loved it so much. ๐Ÿ˜
    Seeing your different editions of “La Nuit” I have a question, in how many languages do you read?
    Finally i completely agree with you on rain. I hate it, but when I’m at home reading, with a blanket and a cup of tea it gives a fantastic atmosphere.

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    • Hi Martha! Yes, you have to check out The Black Prism. I think fans of fantasy series will enjoy this for sure.
      Oh man, A Monster Calls really left a memorable impression on me; the movie too.
      And yes to The Night Circus! I haven’t tried the author’s new book though but I wonder if it’s as good as her Night Circus!
      Hahahaha I don’t speak a gazillion languages, I have them as part of “voyage” collection, where I try and find different editions throughout my trips. I fluently speak French and English though. And I can speak my mother’s tongue, Tamil.
      Otherwise, I have a beginner’s repertoire of Spanish! ๐Ÿ˜› Ahhhh, and that’s a fantastic atmosphere for sure! I love that in particular when it’s snowing out here hahah

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      • Ok I’m going to. I love Fantasy!
        Oh, right, I also have to watch the movie. I really need to reread the book soon so I can compare it with it.
        I haven’t read it either, so I really don’t know. ๐Ÿ˜‚
        That’s wonderful! All these different editions in different languages… I want to do that for some classics I read in Italian, but this project has to wait. I always think that I don’t have the level to read such complex books in English, I get discouraged, so I’ll wait. For now i only read some English classics for school.
        Ooohh four languages, that’s great. I have been studying French at school and also German, which is my second language. I simply asked because this subject interest me a lot and I think that reading in different languages if a whole new experience.๐Ÿ˜„

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        • I completely agree. I believe that reading books in their original languages is the best way to really grasp some of the nuances that were meant by the author but then reading in other languages also allow the language to be a huge factor that could make or break a book too.

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  • I’m surprised Batman didn’t figure in all your answers! ๐Ÿ˜€
    I can relate to the rain as an accessory – for me “cozy reading” requires darkness outside and a circle of lamplight in which I can read (and a blanket) ๐Ÿ˜€

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    • Pfft hahahah I have to be careful so that people won’t find me too weird when it comes to Batman. ๐Ÿ˜€ And I’m completely with you. Funny thing is, I almost said “darkness” as my favourite accessory and then I told myself that it might be a bit too… dark… as an answer for some people hahahaha

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      • It’s far too late for that, Lashaan! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
        I think that the term “cozy” creates certain images in our minds – there must be something outside that delineates the boundaries of the coziness one feels ๐Ÿ˜‰ Darkness or rain or cold spring to mind easily as the antonyms for coziness, I guess.

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  • I have to agree, fall is THE BEST SEASON EVERR!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ But my love for winters in UNPARALLELED! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธโค๏ธ

    And The Black Prism? ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ SOUNDS AWESOMEE! I didnt know about this one before but it seems like now I ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO CHECK IT OUT! โค๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

    Ahhhh!! A MONSTER CALLS has been on my TBR for AAAAGGEEESSSS!! And your mention of it is my wake up call…GOTTA READ IT ASAPP!!!!

    Nope, Lashaan! NONE OF US ARE SURPRISEDD WITH YOUR ADMITTANCE INTO THE Batman family! ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ In fact WE ARE THRILLEDDD!! โค๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ YAYYYY FOR YOUUUUUU!!!

    AND ALL THOSE HARDCOVERSSS!! THEY ARE G O R G E O U S!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ YOU HAVE AN IMPRESSIVE COLLECTION, Lashaan! Definitely worthy of a bit of healthy envy! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

    I LOVED The Night Circus AS WELLL!! SOOO SOOOOO MUCHHH! SOOO FUCKING MUCHH! ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ I was wholly invested in it – ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL STORIES I HAVE EVER READ!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

    I LOVED your choice of books, Lashaan! AND I LOVED THIS POSTT!! THIS TAG IS AWESOMEEE!! THANK YOU SO SO SOOOOO VERYYYYY MUCH FOR INCLUDING MEEE!! ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ‘ป YOU ARE THE BESTTT!! โ˜”๏ธโ˜”๏ธ

    Ps: โ€œI really hate rainโ€ oh, well! ๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿ˜ฃ Lemme just go and sit in the corner then! ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

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    • Hahahahaha I think I’ve known winter inside and out my entire life but I still love being indoors when it’s super snowy. It couldn’t have felt more warm and awesome with a cup of hot coco and warm clothing. ๐Ÿ˜›
      Ahhh but you do know of it since I think you’ve read my review of The Blinding Knife, which is the sequel to The Black Prism hahahah I definitely recommend it if you’re looking for a chunky fantasy series to tackle! ๐Ÿ˜€
      Oh God, Rain. You HAAAAAVE to take the time to try A Monster Calls. It’s probably the best time of the year to pick it up too. It’s short but so, so powerful. I think you’ll be quite impressed by it honestly. I’ll look forward to your thoughts on it if you ever do.
      Haahaaha I realized that my “autumn pile” could’ve been soooo huge but then I had to stop since I realized that I hadn’t read many of them… #readersguilt hahaha
      Hahahahah I’m so glad to hear that you’ve also read The Night Circus! It doesn’t surprise me actually. ๐Ÿ˜› I wonder if her new book is just as good though. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
      It’s my pleasure! I hope you have fun doing this but don’t feel obliged to do it though. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m just glad that you know you were acknowledged through this tag! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks for reading!

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      • Ohhh?! I am DEFINITELY going to add The Black Prism and its sequel to my tbr! โค๏ธโค๏ธ I AM SURE I AM GOING TO LOVE IT!

        God! How can I NOT read A Monster Calls after such praise?! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธโค๏ธ

        Hhhahahaha!! All of us face that guilt! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ You are not aloneee!! โค๏ธ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

        Me tooo! The Night Circus set such a standard and I just hope this one is just as, if not more, awesome! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธ

        โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

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  • Awwww I love Naruto too!! Hahaha he is totally the pure sort. And I wasn’t surprised at all seeing the Bat family . ๐Ÿ˜‰ I didn’t know you read The Night Circus!? I will have to check out what you thought! Great answers Lashaan! ๐Ÿ˜€ And I’m partial to a window covered with rain too as long as I’m inside.

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    • Yes! I love what Naruto has brought to my life and it’s nice revisiting his stories after almost a decade.
      Hihihi I’ll have to work harder to try and make them Bat-insertions more surprising. ๐Ÿ˜›
      Yep. I did. And honestly, it’s one of those rare stories with romance that I really loved. And it sort of set the standards for me and… now… I have a harder time appreciating other minor love stories hahaha I do wonder if the author’s latest book will work out well or not.
      And yes to inside-when-raining/snowing! ๐Ÿ˜›

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  • Owww I loved this post ๐Ÿ˜ I can’t believe you included the Criminal Code hahaaha ๐Ÿ˜‚ Did you actually read it all? Because I didn’t ๐Ÿ˜ฑ I totally agree with how heartwarming Naruto can be! ๐Ÿ˜‡
    Hahahaha your reading accessory is amazing ๐Ÿ˜‚ I’ll try to give you as many rainy windows I can to make you feel cozy ๐Ÿ˜Œ

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