Finally Fall Book Tag

Hey, I got tagged for another book tag! Thank you to https://myartenthusiastics.wordpress.com/ for tagging me. I really appreciate you thinking of me. Sorry for the delay. This blog is amazing, you should check it out when you get the chance, you won’t regret it.

  1. In fall, the air is crisp and clear: Name a book with a vivid setting.
    I find anything Stephen King has written has a vivid setting. I really like that about his books, is that he would go in depth explaining the setting. But because I am only allowed to name one book, I am going to pick the one I am reading which is 11/22/63. It’s an amazing book. It’s about how a diner owner asks one of his customers to travel back in time through a time travelling machine in the basement of his diner. He wants this customer to go back in time to prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
  2. Nature is beautiful…, but also dying. Name a book that is beautifully written, but also deals with a heavy topic like loss or grief.
    I haven’t read a book about someone dying or having to go through the process of grieving a loved one in awhile. But one that came in mind was A Walk to Remember. I remember watching the movie in high school. And that had inspired to read Nicholas Sparks books and watch his movies.
  3. Fall is back to school season: Share a non-fiction book that taught you something new.
    The Power of Now taught me to be more present and focus more on the Now instead of wasting time worry about the future, because this moment is all that we have. I have learned to meditate and help calm my mind.
  4. In order to keep warm, it’s good to spend some time with the people we love: Name a fictional family/friend-group that you’d like to be part of.
    I would love to be part of Harry Potter’s clique and I would love to live at the Weasley’s household. His mom, Molly seems really nice.
  5. The coloured leaves are piling up on the grounds: Show us a pile of fall coloured book covers.

If you like to check out some of my other Autumn vibes and coloured book covers, check out my recent post at threeyellowdaisies.ca/2020/10/06/top-ten-tuesdays-6/

6. Fall is the perfect time for some storytelling by the fireside: Share a book wherein someone is telling a story.
Go Ask Alice is a story told through an anonymous journal entries about how a teenaged girl became addicted to various drugs by attending this party.

7. The nights are getting darker: Share a dark, creepy read.
The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware. That book gave me goosepimples! It was so dark and creepy.

8. The days are getting colder: Name a short, heartwarming book that could warm up somebody’s cold and rainy day.
The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks. I just really enjoyed the movie, and I loved reading that book.

9. Fall returns every year: Name an old favourite that you’d like to return to soon.
I enjoy reading Harry Potter series. Although I just finished reading it in the summer, so I plan on reading some of my other books before I reread them again. I have a lot of books I would like to read.

10. Fall is the perfect season for cozy reading nights: Share your favourite cozy reading “accessories”.

  • One of my Harry Potter or Giraffe bookmarks
  • Cozy socks, a warm blanket or duvet and perhaps a sweater
  • A nice candle
  • A latte of some kind.

I was just tagged in another tag, so I’m not sure who to nominate. I know that I have some followers who prefer to be award and tag free. If you are reading this, and this is something you would like to participate in, then go for it, consider yourself nominated.

I hope at least a few people will participate in this. It was quite fun. 🙂

Soak Up the Sun

I’m not sure what the weather is like where everyone lives, but I hope that you are enjoying the tail end of whichever season you are currently in, waiting for the transition to the next season.

My wish is that you truly embrace all that it has to offer, since it won’t be returning for another eight months or so.

Right now, my country is in the transition to Autumn, which I love, but I do feel a bit sad that summer is ending. I love that Autumn is a reminder that it’s okay to let things go, as the tree branches become bare from the loss of their leaves. I do miss the sun, since it isn’t out as much as it was during the summer. Although, it is perfect for watching scary movies.

I will always look ahead with positive vibes and thoughts that this Autumn will be the best one, yet!

I hope everyone has a wonderful week ahead. It’s the beginning of something great, a clean slate to start all over, to start new projects. Don’t take these moments for granted. And always go after what you want to accomplish!

Thankful Thursdays #13

I can’t believe I have been posting this for the past 13 weeks now.

This is where I mention all that I am grateful for throughout the week. It is really therapeutic feeling to discuss what you are thankful for.

  1. I got my best friend’s new address, and his birthday is approaching. So I am going to be mailing him a card. I am really excited about that.
  2. I am somewhat glad, even with my acute ankle injury, as it will remind me to slow down. It gives me time to keep up with my blog posts, reading, and to make a bullet journal for October. I am really excited to make one, I haven’t made one before.
  3. My mama buying me dinner tonight, that was nice.
  4. Despite it being Autumn, according to the calendar, I have been having a lot of nice weather — hot and sunny days.
  5. Buying and trying a new tea over the weekend, that was a lot of fun. It was the first time in a long time since my boyfriend and I went to the mall.

What are some of the things you are thankful for this week?

Top Ten Tuesdays #4

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

The rules are simple:Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want.Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to The Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post.

This week’s top ten is Books On My Fall 2020 TBR. I am so happy to start reading these books since it’s now spooky season!

10. 11/22/63

My boyfriend and I are currently reading this book. It’s a really good book. I remember I read it for a school project, and I quite enjoyed reading it. It’s about this guy who has a time travelling machine in his diner. He convinces one of his customer to go back in time to prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy from happening. I highly recommend reading this book.

9. The Mist

Another one from Stephen King. I wish to have all of his books at some point in my life. I haven’t read many of his books before, because I used to think they were too scary for me. But now, I am embracing it the spookiness because I love watching scary movies and reading scary books. I just started reading this book today, it’s pretty interesting. It’s about a father and son that get trapped at a super market during a thunderstorm. There’s unknown creatures in the mist.

8. The Chef

I bought this book for my boyfriend. He seemed to really like it, so that makes me really excited to read it, too. It’s about how a detective who also runs a food truck becomes Louisiana’s Most Wanted.

7. The Other Mrs.

I haven’t read this one either, but it sounds quite intriguing. A husband and wife start a new chapter in their lives by moving to a new state. Only to discover one of their neighbours is found dead in her house.

6. The House We Grew Up In

This is one of the books I am most interested in about. I have heard many great things about Lisa Jewell books. This one is about how a close knit family, until a tragedy pulls them apart and they end up having to go back to the house they grew up in.

5. Then She Was Gone

It is about a girl who disappeared ten years. And her mother has never given up hope of finding out what happened to her daughter. Then the mother meets a gentleman who has a daughter that looks identical to her missing daughter when she was her age.

4. The Family Upstairs

I haven’t read this book either, but it looks really spooky. It’s about a woman who is about to find the identity of her birth parents, but she is about to discover that she is the sole inheritor of their abandoned mansion.

3. Woman on the Edge

I saw this at a book store, and I was so intrigued by the cover and the tag line. I had to buy it. And the best part was it was on sale, too. I can’t wait to read it.

2. Girl on the Train

This book has been sitting on my bookshelf, and I keep on vowing that I’m going to read this by the end of the year. A lot of reviewers are comparing this to the next Gone Girl. This is one of the books I’m really interested in, so I didn’t want to look it up online. I got this book because I’m scared of trains, so I thought it would make this book much more scarier than what it actually is. I can’t wait to watch the movie.

  1. The Time Traveler’s Wife

I’ve seen this movie a few times, and I loved it. The first time I watched it, I had no idea it was based on a book. It’s about a guy who has a genetic disorder that allows him to time travel. Which results in his wife feeling lonely and out of sync dealing with his absences.

Trees – Weekly Quote

Since today is the last day of summer, I found a quote that was perfect for the night before Autumn equinox.

In case you can’t read it, it says, “Be like a tree, let the dead leaves drop.” -Rumi

I love this quote because it’s a reminder that you can be strong enough to let things go, whether it be a toxic friend, family member, psychical items, digital items, etc. Learn to be free. And I like this quote because it reminds me of Autumn, it’s my favourite season.

Harvesting

“Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted.”

I am encouraging myself to be the best I can be. It takes a lot of determination and motivation to be your better self.

Plus I thought this was a cute quote for Autumn since this the time where everything harvests.

Butternut Pumpkin Soup

My boyfriend and I will be getting back into pumpkin everything! It’s the first weekend of Autumn and we didn’t do anything pumpkin-y. But I’m going to decorate his room (well our room) Thanksgiving and pumpkin themed for the holiday season. Although everything will be done in a nice organized fashion, of course.

I thoroughly enjoy pumpkin everything. I can’t wait to show him my pumpkin recipe book!! 🙂 I can’t wait to make this!! I will keep you posted.

Pumpkin Spiced Latte

After my boyfriend bought us dinner we went to a local coffee shop in hopes that my friend was working that night and sure enough he was!

Another coworker was about to take our order but I said; “Step aside! We’re waiting for Butterfly!” Sure enough Butterfly took our order. It was the first time that my boyfriend has met Butterfly.

Butterfly makes amazing pumpkin spiced lattes. My boyfriend and I bought the last pumpkin spiced muffin. It was divine.

I was so excited to try it. I’ve been waiting for a long time to drink this. Even though it isn’t Autumn yet I love this time of year. 🙂 ❤

I asked my boyfriend what I should name my giraffe he suggested “Pumpkin” so that is her name.

Mulled Apple Tea

Yesterday I brought tea for my boyfriend and I. It was superb.

I am a huge fan of Autumn so anything apple and pumpkin are the best.

We both loved our tea. We drank it whilst we lit our Pumpkin Pie candle. 🙂 ❤