Hello bibliophiles! Today you guys are getting 2 in 1! Whooo! 🤪
I am super excited to finally be able to participate in Just Some Bibliophilic Things, a weekly meme on Saturday, created by Riddhi over at Whispering Stories.
I implore you, check out her awesome blog by seeing her answer for today’s question, and also find out a cool random fact which my eyeballs popped out at.
To find out how it works, click here!
Question of the Week: Which bookish fictional land would you want to travel to? Why?
Easy peasy lemon squeezy. 🍋
Keeper of the Lost Cities!
Shannon Messenger does the world-building element in her series so well, I can vividly visualise all the cities in the elvin world ranging from the underwater paradise of Atlantis to the grand Everglen. They sound like such a sight to behold! 🌇 🌆
Furthermore, the food! There is MALLOWMELT, a gooey cake that melts in your mouth that tastes like chocolate chip cookies, ice cream, butterscotch, and frosting (quoted from the internet because it is so indescribably good). And also BUTTERBLASTS. And CUSTARD BURSTS. 🤤
Isn’t your mouth watering? Though one drawback is that the elves are vegetarians because I think I may be a carnivore.
AND THE CHARACTERS I
want NEED TO MEET KEEFE. AND SILVENY and even FORKLE. Fitz can stay away hmph
Lastly, the world of Keeper of the Lost Cities has so many unique features I would dearly love to experience. One of which is light leaping, where yes you hitch a ride on a beam of light and arrive at your destination in seconds. ✨
Imagine that, I would never have to worry about oversleeping. 😆
Finally Fall Book Tag
I am sorry for my downfall that I am late for this tag.
(ugh not puns again! okay okay I’ll leaf-ve you guys alone now) Anyway, how is fall for you all? (that rhymes ahh!)
I’ve always dreamed of orange and red leaves gracefully falling of trees and a slight breeze dancing with them. 🍁🍂🍃
Am I over-fantasizing? I sound so ignorant as I have never experienced fall before. Where I live is scorching summer all year long, thank you equator. ☀️
Thanks so much to Abby @ Beyond the Read for tagging me! Now onto the tag:
In fall, the air is crisp and clear: Name a book with a vivid setting.
Children of Eden (Joey Graceffa)
People, this is one of the coolest dystopia books ever. The world is extremely complex and just pulls you in immediately. I can’t do this book justice so go read it! 🌏
Nature is beautiful… but also dying: Name a book that is beautifully written, but also deals with a heavy topic like loss or grief.
Speak (Laurie Halse Anderson)
Speak handles the serious issue of sexual assault astoundingly. Melinda, the protagonist and a victim, shares how her life was affected drastically, becoming a shell of herself. It is heartbreaking to see Melinda destroyed but also hopeful when she finally finds her voice. I couldn’t hold back my tears, this book was a difficult read but it evokes empathy and pain and thus is essential for everyone to read. ❤️
Fall is back to school season: Share a non-fiction book that taught you something new.
I have’t read any non-fiction books unless memoirs count?
Anyway something I’ve been reading a lot about are squids! (Because today is WORLD SQUID DAY!! 🦑) Fun fact: if they ingest too much food at once they will get brain damage because their oesophagus goes through a hole in their brain which is donut-shaped. 😮
cherelle stop being such a geek!
In order to keep warm, it’s good to spend some time with the people we love: Name a fictional family/household/friend-group that you’d like to be part of.
The Book Thief (Markus Zusak)
I would dearly love to be able to meet the Hubermann family. I’m thinking of the love hidden behind the countless “Saumensch”s of Rosa towards Liesel, Hans being a comfort in Liesel’s life, Rudy’s loyalty and self-expression and of course Liesel’s yearning for books and empathy for Max. 🥰😭
yes yes, I know I keep mentioning the same books over and over again so bear with me!
THE COLOURFUL LEAVES ARE PILING UP ON THE GROUND: SHOW US A PILE OF FALL COLOURED SPINES!
The Scorch Trials (James Dashner), Gangsta Granny (David Walliams), Counting by 7s (Holly Goldberg Sloan), The Country Child (Alison Uttley), Archenemies (Marissa Meyer)
❤️ 🧡 💛
I can’t take aesthetic pictures ahhh!
Fall is the perfect time for some storytelling by the fireside: Share a book wherein someone is telling a story.
Lovely War (Julie Berry)
I know, I always try to find a way to squeeze my favourite book into every post.
Lovely War is from the perspective of four Greek gods: Aphrodite, Ares, Apollo and Hades, and they take turns telling the tale of two couples during WW1. It is super creative as they also intervene with the story and influence events. Don’t even get me started on the powerful themes in these novels.
(I’m going to start rambling so I’ll stop and urge you to go read my review if this intrigues you)
The nights are getting darker: Share a dark, creepy read.
The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood)
I’m an extreme scaredy-cat so no creepy tales for me!
However, I did read The Handmaid’s Tale and was haunted by it, as I nearly believed it was non-fictional. It covers themes like freedom, sexuality, rebellion and is unforgettable. I’m getting goosebumps thinking of it. 😨
The days are getting colder: Name a short, heartwarming read that could warm up somebody’s cold and rainy day.
We Were the Lucky Ones (Georgia Hunter)
I’m currently reading this historical fiction now (yes, it is yet another war novel). And it is so good. I was reduced to tears of both anguish and happiness. 😭
Okay it is quite a big book but was the first thing I thought of when “heartwarming” was mentioned due to the endearing theme of family. I hope to share more about this book (which may be a new favourite) with you all soon! 🥰
Fall returns every year: Name an old favourite that you’d like to return to soon.
A Thousand Perfect Notes (C.G. Drews)
It’s been a whole year since I read A Thousand Perfect Notes and yet I still think of Beck from time to time. It’s one of those books that made me cry my eyeballs out and I’m kind of craving emotional reads right now after We Were the Lucky Ones. 😢
Fall is the perfect time for cozy reading nights: Share your favourite cozy reading “accessories”!
Sticky tabs! (If they can be considered cozy) I don’t do bookmarks as fun as it looks to collect them because they keep falling out! 😆
If you guys aren’t interested or have a lot of things to post at the moment, no worries! ❤