The time has come. Leaves are falling, cozy sweaters are my friend and everyone finally admits the vast superiority of cinnamon as a condiment!
The time of year when it’s socially acceptable to be an antisocial cave nerd is upon us:
AUTUMN IS HERE!
Or fall for you american peeps (I REFUSE TO USE THAT TERM nuh-uh honey I ain’t calling it that I am a stubborn bean).
The original creator of this tag is @Sam’s Nonsense on YouTube and her original video is HERE
AND US AUTUMN GREMLINS ARE FLOURISHING!
The power is coming back to me after that disgusting summer. Belah. Sun and the outernet? No thanks. Is there an annual summer hibernation? Can I invent such a thing? Will any of you join me in a cave to just ignore a whole season? I mean…we can have cake and ice cream. That sounds good right?? I dismiss the existence of a whole 3 month season BUT I WILL allow belief in ice cream ok.
AND NOW NOT EVERYBODY IS GOING TO BE LOOKING AT ME LIKE I’M A FREAK FOR PUTTING CINNAMON ON LITERALLY EVERY EDIBLE THING EVER!
Like how can one possibly ignore the fact that if you put cinnamon in tea it magically makes it 10 times better?? What about cinnamon in yogurt huh?? HOW CAN YOU POSSIBLY DON’T KNOW THE GENIUS IN THAT?! AHHHH! Ok ok I’m calm now…I just have strong opinions about cinnamon. (I also put it in anything I bake ever because otherwise the dessert is illegitimate…ok I’m done)
Anyhow…why were we here again? AH YES THE TAG. Fall tag. The fall book tag. That tag. Let’s pretend I knew that and I wasn’t just pointlessly fangirling about autumn because that was…the..ughh…the INTRODUCTION. Yes totally meant to rant for 5 whole paragraphs there. Ahem.
Now, after the introduction comes the part when I answer the questions so let’s cut to those before I start screaming about how underrated cinnamon on bananas is shall we?
Crunching Leaves: “The world is full of color – choose a book that has reds/oranges/yellows on the cover”
Look at this beauty…that I still have yet to read…because I’m a horrible person that’s failing at being a bookworm…BUT LOOK PRETTY LIGHHHTSSS aren’t they distractiing you from my shameee? Ahem.
Cozy Sweater: “It’s finally cool enough to don warm cozy clothing: what book gives you the warm fuzzies?”
Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban which so happens to be my favorite book in the Harry Potter series. And it CONVENIENTLY contains the most descriptions of Hogsmade and Halloween. HMMMM these two facts CANNOT be related through the cause and effect situation no wayyyy. Who are you accusing of favoritism Susan?!
Fall Storm: “The wind is howling & the rain is pounding – choose your favorite book OR genre that you like to read on a stormy day.”
FANTASY! (wohooo and you’re all surprised aren’t you?) I mean…there CAN’T be a wrong weather for reading fantasy. Snow? Fantasy! Blazing hot sun? Fantasy! Zombie apocalypse with high chances of blood rain? You guessed it: Fantasy!
(declaimer: Ioana cannot be held responsible if you take her advice on zombie apocalypse survival and you end up dead. thank you)
Cool Crisp Air: “What’s the coolest character you’d want to trade places with?”
All my favorite characters lead pretty tragic lives so…no one? (I mean..there is a REASON why they’re my favorite characters…I have a slight preference for tragic smol beans).
That being said the coolest character has to be Luna Lovegood. Like she’s pretty cool and her life is pretty chill. i would love to be her but let’s be honest JUST TAKE ME TO HOGWARTS ALREADY!
Hot Apple Cider: “What under hyped
book do you want to see become the next biggest, hottest thing?”
I will forever scream about The Secret Order of The Gumstreet Girls! HOW COME NO ONE HAS READ IT?! It’s BRILLIANT!!! A Wizard of Oz retelling with a really strong girl gang, dead relatives with mysteries, piano lessons and creepy undertones?? ALSO THE SETTING IS A TOWN CALLED SHERBERT!! IT IS MADE OF CANDY!!!!
Buut it’s not becoming the “hottest new thing” anytime soon seeing as it was published in 2006. Yeah don’t mind me just screaming endlessly. It’s fine.
I read it in primary school and I still appreciate 7 year old Ioana’s literary choices tbh. The little gremlin knew what was up.
Coat, Scarves, and Mittens: “The weather has turned cold & it’s time to cover up – What’s the most embarrassing book cover you own that you like to keep hidden in public?”
Cover shaming? Why we gotta cover shame huh?? Beauty comes from within alright #allcoversarebeautiful !
(that being said the UK editions of Rick Riordan’s books are so ugly. sorry not sorry. my favorite has to be The Hidden Oracle one. Apollo’s scared face? priceless!)
Pumpkin Spice: “What’s your favorite Fall time comfort food(s)?”
AHHH yess the question we were all waiting for. FOOD! AND WHAT BETTER QUESTION THAN THIS TO ANSWER WITH AN EXTENSIVE LIST! (the answer is none. you are reading this and you are subjected to my lawful decisions here)
- APPLE PIE! (which is by far the superior pie. it has cinnamon AAAAND let’s not go down THAT rabbit hole)
- Pumpkin Spice Frappucino (ugh…I don’t actually LIKE the lattes…milk tastes horrible to me haha…BUT I STAND IN SOLIDARITY WITH ALL MY BASIC COMRADES THAT DRINK IT!! WE FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT PEOPLE!)
- …CINNAMO– ok ok just kidding I wouldn’t want you throwing tomatoes all up in here. It gets messy and I would probably be too lazy to clean that up. Just…keep your tomatoes and make yourself a nice nutritious salad eh? See I’m making you all healthy!
…naaah who am I kidding?? Book bloggers are know for our promotion of incredible food including cake and ice cream. A healthy diet! Doing a great job I tell ya! Now here is a more accurate gif.
THERE that’s better.
Now now you didn’t think I would be cruel enough to leave you with a salad gif did you?
If you think I’m basic for liking autumn well you’re damn right I am! Now go carve yourself a nice pumpkin and get over it and let people like nice things. KTHX!
Do YOU like autumn (because you should just sayin’)? What’s YOUR preferred genre to read this season? And what’s YOUR favourite fall treat?
LET ME KNOW!
Now, excuse me but I’m going to watch Over the Garden Wall again (Best. Autumn. Cartoon. EVER! – do you like creepy Dante’s Inferno retelings? WELL THIS IS THAT BUT IN A KIDS SHOW! <3)