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The Book Spooktacular Autumn Favorites Tag

I’m doing the tag that Ashley from the Mad Dragon Hatter created which I found on Ink Castles blog (my lucidity right now is STELLAR as you can see). Well, I do like fall/autumn because I love pumpkin, ginger and spice, molasses-y goodies, but um, all the sad, scary, and sinister is usually what I avoid, except curiously, in murder mystery novels (but those can freak me out don’t get me wrong). I also HATE skulls (like I don’t even like reading/typing that word) and bones born of my life-long phobia (I wouldn’t call it a phobia now, I feared them so when I was younger, that my mood was affected if I saw animal bones y’all). I do sparkles, princesses, and glamor for dressing up for Halloween; it’s clearly not really my holiday. So, bear that in mind.
1) movie with all the autumn vibes
Any vintage murder mystery, actually many vintage movies seem to fit autumn period. Let’s go with Laura though.
2) song that you associate with autumn
Oh, and I’m also not the biggest music person. I do think any minor-key or sentimental or folk-songs type music fits fall.
3) book with ghosts
The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing. Not really a fall book, and the ghosts were NOT my favorite thing, not the kind of magical realism I like, I’d prefer them more in actual fantasy.
4) scariest movie you’ve seen
I’m going to go with the 2015 BBC And Then There Were None. It has to be the most disturbing thing I’ve every finished, I’m usually long gone before then.
5) the best autumn quote

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”

― L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

6) book cover with all the autumn vibes
7) your favorite candy of the season
Um, all of them with chocolate in them? I like Milky Way, I also love the Midnight Milky Way (is that special for Halloween maybe, don’t know).
8) movie or book with themes on death and rebirth
Ah, this is too philosophical for me. And probably also scary, unless you want to count Fawkes the Phoenix in Harry Potter.
9) Youtube channel you associate with autumn
Well, I’ll just put Shipwrecked because they produced the Poe webseries, I’m planning on watching.
10) your favorite fall beverage
Another of my made for Spring-ness, but I don’t really like hot beverages except for hot chocolate which is obviously Christmas and winter. So whole milk for my gingersnaps.


    • Livia Rose

      Ok, I’ll update, thanks.

      The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing is like books 2 or 3 in the darling-est middle-grade mystery series I read this year. It’s got more of a summery vibe even though I think all the books (4) span the course of a year, from the tone, to the setting (one of the Carolinas, I think), to the fact I read them in the summer.

  • a.n.g.

    I don’t blame you about skipping out at the first sight of something scary. I’m a bit of a scaredy cat, but I’m slowly trying to get over it and stretching my boundaries, safely of course. XD

    So true! Old murder mysteries definitely have a fall vibe to them. Have you ever watched The Thin Man series? I grew up watching them with my mom. They’re lots of fun! Also, that cover of Anne of Windy Poplars is so beautiful! I also, love the Emily of New Moon covers, particularly the one of her reading in the window seat with her cat.

    That Poe webseries looks amazing and hilarious! I might have to watch it sometime.

    Thank you so much for joining in the fun! Love your post!

    • Livia Rose

      I absolutely adore the Thin Man mysteries, one of my sisters owns most of them, we should definitely rewatch them again.

      I love all the covers available for the L.M. Montgomery books, I’m definitely going to collect the different editions. Thus far I have the set of clothbound covers from Barnes and Noble for 6 of the Anne books. I have some books from Virago Modern Classics and some of the Sourcebook versions.

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