I meant to do this right away after Emily (Embuhleeliest) tagged me (thank you!!), but I totally spaced and forgot, sorry!
If you’d like to check out the original tag, go here! If you’d like to do that tag, do it!
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Name a character that keeps repeating the same mistakes, despite having multiple opportunities to prevent them
Oh my gods, what’s her face from Caraval by Stephanie Garber! Scarlet? I wrote a whole, long-ass review about why I disliked that book, and it was mostly because of Ms. Too Stupid To Live. (I’m so sorry to any fans. That book just was not for me. I ended up liking the sequel a little more, though.)
Name a book where the characters got their just desserts
I have been struggling with this one for so long, but I think I’m going to go with Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo, even though some of the characters deserved better 😭 I genuinely can not think of a better choice right now, but I know as soon as I post this, I’ll think of like four.
Name a book that tries to put a positive spin on something terrible
I really struggled with this one, but I think I’m going to go with The Martian by Andy Weir. Mark Watney is stranded on Mars, but makes the best of it, and it’s hilarious and also terrifying.
Name a book that delves into an existential topic
This might be a bit of a stretch (my memory is getting fuzzy), but I’m going to say The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers. This one actually kind of gets into a few topics that I think fall under “existential,” but I don’t want to elaborate because at least one could be a spoiler.
What trope or theme in a book do you really like that you don’t feel gets enough attention?
Sentient! Land! I’ve read a few books with forests and/or land that has at least some level of sentience, and I’ve loved it (even if I didn’t love other things from the books). One that isn’t a huge spoiler is Uprooted by Naomi Novik. (I did not love this book, but I did love the forest part.) Just…trees, or the actual land itself, being able to think, act, etc.? YESSSS.
Name a characters whose humor is consistently underappreciated by those around them
I’ve now forgotten every funny character I’ve ever read, halp. Uh… Okay, I’m just going to cheat a little and say pretty much everyone from Soulless by Gail Carriger? It has been a while since my last read, but I vaguely remember thinking the characters were hilarious, but their companions were less amused.
Name a book (or two or three) that has helped you get through this year
Ouch, this one hits home 😦 Okay, I’ve actually been in a slump a lot of this year, but… Tessa Dare’s Spindle Cove series has helped a lot. I need to pick up another of her books soon, because they always make me feel better.
What are your plans for Halloween this year if you celebrate it? How do you plan on spending what’s left of October?
I honestly don’t know, beyond my usual tradition of watching Hocus Pocus with my kid, then watching Trick r Treat by myself (or with husband, since it’s on a Saturday this year) that night. We might carve pumpkins that day, but we’ll probably do that a few days before, unless we lose track of time.
Since we won’t be going trick or treating, I thought maybe kid and I could paint our faces or do some other kind of DIY costume situation, then maybe video chat family and friends.
As for the rest of October, I plan to continue my annual horror movie marathon and finish out Blogtober. I might make a few decorations with kid, and possibly make a few of my favorite pumpkin recipes. Oh, and I’ll be voting early, probably later this week.
No pressure to do it, but I’m going to tag…
And anyone who sees this and wants to do it!