I was tagged Janey @ 1-800 Books to do the Autumn Book Tag just a couple of weeks ago. Thanks lovely! The line before this book tag is still long but I feel I OUGHT TO DO THIS NOW because well you know, all the leaves might fall off brown and lifeless and winter comes creeping in.
On to the questions!
1.What is your favorite thing about autumn?
I hail from a country in the equatorial region with sultry weather. The Philippines only has three seasons: HOT, HOTTER, and HOTTEST. Hence, the only reference of autumn I have is based on travels abroad. Most days, the temperature shoots beyond 30C that we’re ravenous for some place colder. What I like about an autumn visit is the transition from a humid weather (here) to a chilly one (there) and I think that’s pretty much how countries with four seasons experience since summer comes before fall
Also, who wouldn’t love those leaves in fiery colors? Maybe just those with leaf-strewn backyards that compelled their lazy butts to get up and sweep, yeah? But well with the age of selfies, who could resist taking photos with them?
2. What book reminds you of your school days?
Nothing reminds me more of school than my 1000+page-thick textbooks (I’m a nutritionist, btw). Every time I see them, they scream to be read. My knowledge on the in-depth concepts of nutrition is already getting rusty from work.
3. What cover reminds you of autumn?
I don’t own any books with fall-themed covers nor have I seen one. If there is, it’s not in the cover but in the contents of mangas I read.
4. What is your favourite horror or halloween story?
I read this in high school back when “you have to read a book because everybody else did” trend was up. The story’s very much like The Conjuring and American Horror Story’s The Murder House. A family moved to an upscale mansion which surprisingly costed a little fortune only to find the nightmare living in it.
5. What is your favorite horror or halloween film?
I‘m a sucker for any good and REAL horror films. Capslocking “real” because I hate how some films claim to be scary when they’re nothing but meh. Asian horror films are the best, yes?
Shutter is a 2004 Thai film about a photographer who captures ghosts on his shot. Let me remind you, this is the age when photoshop wasn’t still a thing.
Another one of my favorite is again, a Thai film released in 2007 (Why are the Thais so good with this??). Alone narrates the tale of conjoined twins. When they got surgically separated, the other twin died which marked the commencement of all terrors. I assure you, this is guaranteed to scare the living hell out of you.
6. What fall book release are you looking forward to?
I’m not through yet with my books released months prior and yet here I am scouting for fall book release! This November, there’s 2 that stand out among my list.Technically, I should no longer be looking forward to their release anymore because they’re already out but well, let’s pretend they aren’t yet for the question’s sake.
Soundless by Richelle Mead promises a brand new lot of fantasy set in China. Finally, a YA setting in my home continent! Plus, this lady on the cover bizarrely creeps me out so I’m more than interested to read this.
And this CoHo book for its intriguing synopsis and high ratings garnered.
7. What autumn movie release are you anticipating?
Need I say more? I’m watching this week! No spoilers, okay?
8. What are the three books you plan to read this autumn?
Autumn’s slowly dwindling away (in countries that do have it now) so if I can’t finish these books before then, I’ll mark these as my holiday reads.
I tag you:
Aila @ One Way or an Author
Christina @ My Tiny Obsession
CW @ Read, Think, Ponder
Jenna @ Reading with Jenna
Jesse @ Books at Dawn
Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts
Josie @ Josie’s Book Corner
Kat @ Life and Other Disasters
Lydia @ 22 is Still Young Adult
Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books
Nicolette @ A Little Bookish, A Little Writerly
Reg @ She Latitude
Summer @ Xingsings
Windie @ Geek Apprentice