The amazing Reg @ She Latitude tagged me to do this (make sure to follow her blog if you’re not already because it’s wonderful) and I was like “Oh I have PLENTY of time to post it before Autumn is over” but then I realise that no, no I don’t. Autumn is over in 2 days and then finally my favourite season ever can begin. I love that most of the world is excited that it’s finally summer and I’m like: “YES WINTER”. Anyway, there’s still 2 days left of Autumn so – better late than never, right?
Also, I’m like dying with the flu or something so this post and any subsequent comments I make (or have made) might not make a whole lot of sense 😅
What is your favorite thing about autumn?
The fact that I no longer have to worry about whether I’m actually going to die of heat exhaustion lmao. The average temperature for summer in my town is 42C-46C degrees and this summer we even had 2 days of 47C-48C (both days were the hottest recorded temperature in the world for that day). I’m so excited to actually feel cold and be able to wear clothes that I feel comfortable in. SWEATERS! And being able to be all wrapped up in bed under my blankets and with my dog. Autumn is just also such a pretty month. I love looking at photos of the woods in Autumn.
What book reminds you of your school days?
Does this mean books I read in school? Or books that remind me of my school experience? I can’t really think of any books that reminded me of school… I didn’t really have the most positive school experience. If we’re talking about books I read in school then Goosebumps, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and this Australian book series called Aussie Angels by Margaret Clarke about this brother and sister whose parents ran a wildlife center and they rescued animals and I thought it was the coolest thing in the world.
What cover reminds you of autumn?
This was surprisingly harder than I thought it would be. There are so many Summer, Winter and Spring themed covers but hardly any for Autumn. I literally only chose Illuminae because it’s orange 😅
Technically Halloween is celebrated in Spring here, but I wish it was all year long. Australia also does not celebrate Halloween enough for my liking. It’s slowly getting there, but I need more! Anyway, to answer the ACTUAL question my favourite kind of Halloween urban legend is Bloody Mary. It’s the only one that really scares me for some reason, but I also find it super interesting. I don’t know the idea of a creepy girl coming out of your mirror is pretty terrifying to me. Say Her Name by Juno Dawson is a great modern take on the Bloody Mary legend. It actually made me scared to look in a mirror for ages. As well as the Supernatural episode that focused on Bloody Mary. That scared the hell out of me lmao. I LOVE all kinds of creepy/scary stories though! The creepier the better!
What is your favourite horror or Halloween film?
ALL OF THEM? Horror is my favourite genre in the entire world. I even love those overly cheesy ones.I’m really bad at remembering what movies I’ve watched, but I love all the “classics” like Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween and Friday the 13th. The Ring and The Grudge are two of my favourites and some of the first horrors I watched. I appreciated the first Paranromal Activity movie, but then after that it was all kind of downhill, haha. The Conjuring terrified me to the point where I actually was laying on my lounge room floor and had to stop the movie and go back to it the next day. The Uninvited is probably my all time favourite. Ohhh and It Follows, Cabin in the Woods and Evil Dead. I love all sorts of teen slasher movies too. They’re my weakness. There’s probably so many I’ve forgotten, but my head hurts.
Fun Halloween movie wise though it without a doubt has to be HOCUS POCUS. I watch this every Halloween without fail. It is the GREATEST movie ever.
Since all the autumn books have been released I’m going with two past released that I’m super excited to read! These are both thrillers and the concepts seem so interesting. Em Bailey wrote one of my favourite books ever (Shift) and the cover of The May Queen Murders is one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen in my life.
What autumn movie release are you anticipating?
This was 100% Captain America: Civil War and it was wonderful. I loved it so much. Wanda is the love of my life and Bucky is my son. #TeamCap forever tbh. It’s the first movie I’ve watched in forever and the first time I went to the cinema in over a year. Told you, I’m not a movie watcher haha.
What are the three books you plan to read this autumn?
Well since Autumn is over in 2 days I don’t think I’ll be finishing any books 😂 I did already mention my current/upcoming reads in a tag the other day. In case you missed it I’m currently reading Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor and Wrecked by Maria Padian. After that I’ll be reading Cinder by Marissa Meyer and A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab unless I change my mind which could be extremely likely.
Not tagging anyone because Autumn is pretty much officially over everywhere and because I’m really to go collapse into bed with my Strepsils and box of tissues. Feel free to do it if you want though!