BLOGTOBER Day 7: Autumn Tag 2020

Stealing this from Amy @ Golden Books Girl because I loved her answers to this tag! The autumn tag was originally created by Jenn, who is an awesome blogger – you should definitely check out her site, as I’ve been following her for years and always love her posts.

1. Hot Chocolate – what is your comfort book?

Slightly cheating, but for this question I’m going to have to say the Murder Most Unladylike series by Robin Stevens. I know it’s not just one book, but I just love reading (and rereading) Hazel and Daisy’s adventures, and there’s something comforting about the fact that you know the Detective Society are always going to be there to save the day.

2. Pumpkin Carving – what is your favourite creative outlet?

I wish I could say blogging or Booktube, but I think my favourite creative outlet is probably the icing I do at work. It’s therapeutic to be able to ice things for customers and to create designs to celebrate every season, and it’s especially gratifying that I get paid to do it!

3. Falling Leaves – changes that appear bad but that you secretly love?

The sudden influx of Christmas shoppers! I’m not looking forward to it this year – I’m worried that social distancing is going to go out of the window as people get closer to the Christmas season – but I love being busy and always having things to do at work. Even if it means I’ll be too exhausted to read, blog or even wake up on my days off, I find it much more fulfilling than standing around with nothing to do all day.

4. Pumpkin Spiced Latte – something you love that others tend to judge

Uhh… This is a hard one! I guess I’d probably have to say Squishmallows, as my addiction to these isn’t something I broadcast too often. I have two children so I can fob it off that I’m buying them for the little ones, but really they are all for me. Yes, they cost quite a bit of money, but they bring me joy, so at least Marie Kondo would be happy with the amount of them cluttering up my living room!

5. Bonfire Night – what makes you explode with joy?

Would it be too cringey to say my children? Mr. Ezra has just gotten his second tooth, which is ridiculously exciting, while Zophia is learning more words every day and is turning into such an independent little girl. I just can’t believe that I made both of those humans, and I love them both so much.

6. Fright Night – favourite scary book or film

Jeepers Creepers. Purely for the song. It’s stuck in my head 90% of the time. It was one of the first scary films I watched (and I was probably younger than I should have been!) and I found it legitimately frightening. Not much actually scares me anymore, but because of the memories of this one it still sends a shiver down my spine.

7. Halloween Candy – favourite thing to eat

Oh my gosh. Can the answer be everything?! I have SUCH a sweet tooth (which is dangerous, what with working in a chocolate shop and all…). At the moment I think I’ll go for either Dipdab Softies or Thorntons Alpini Praline.

8. Scarves – your autumn ‘must have’ accessory

JUMPERS. Big ol’ slouchy jumpers. If you watched my Booktube channel last year you’ll know that I appeared in a different jumper every single video, and you can expect much the same from me this autumn and winter too. I have more jumpers than any other item of clothing, and I love being able to bust them out.

9. Fire – a book or film that burns your soul

Red Rising. Duh. This has been my favourite book since the day I read it, and even though I wasn’t a huge fan of the most recent installment in the series (which still breaks my heart) I’m optimistic that the ending will pay off and redeem the second trilogy for me.

10. Toffee Apples – a book or film that seems one thing but really has a different inside

*runs to Goodreads* I can remember thinking this about something recently, but can’t remember what it was! Eek.

Oohkay, yes, I remember. For this I’m going to pick The Boy From the Woods by Jen Minkman. I judged this book by its cover and thought it was going to be cheesy AF, but ended up pleasantly surprised by it. I wrote a longer review earlier in the week, but I can say that this one is nowhere near as cheesy as that cover.

I hope you enjoyed this autumn tag! It’s been a while since I’ve done a tag post and had a lot of fun on this one, so I’m really glad I saw Amy’s post this morning.

See you tomorrow!