Bookish Fictional Land (JSBT #1) || Finally Fall Book Tag ๐Ÿ‚

Hello bibliophiles! Today you guys are getting 2 in 1! Whooo! ๐Ÿคช

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. ๐Ÿ‹

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!  ๐ŸŒ‡ ๐ŸŒ†

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. ๐Ÿคค

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. โœจ

Imagine that, I would never have to worry about oversleeping. ๐Ÿ˜†

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. ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿƒ

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. โ˜€๏ธ

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! ๐ŸŒ

Nature is beautifulโ€ฆ 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. โค๏ธ

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!! ๐Ÿฆ‘) 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. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

cherelle stop being such a geek!

In order to keep warm, itโ€™s good to spend some time with the people we love: Name a fictional family/household/friend-group that youโ€™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. ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ˜ญ

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)

โค๏ธ ๐Ÿงก ๐Ÿ’›

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. ๐Ÿ˜จ

The days are getting colder: Name a short, heartwarming read that could warm up somebodyโ€™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. ๐Ÿ˜ญ

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! ๐Ÿฅฐ

Fall returns every year: Name an old favourite that youโ€™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. ๐Ÿ˜ข

Fall is the perfect time for cozy reading nights: Share your favourite cozy reading โ€œaccessoriesโ€!

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! ๐Ÿ˜†

Aleks @ Aleks and the Books

Alicia @ The Colourful Bibliophile

Alissa @ Alissa’s Booktopia

April @ Booked Till Midnight

Brooke @ Books and Brooke

Reese @ Blogging with Reese

Riddhi @ Whispering Stories

Rosie @ Little Bird Book Blog

If you guys aren’t interested or have a lot of things to post at the moment, no worries! โค

1. Happy World Squid Day! ๐Ÿฆ‘ Any cool facts to share?

2. What fictional world would YOU travel to?

3. What is an old favourite of YOURS you will be re-reading?

56 thoughts on “Bookish Fictional Land (JSBT #1) || Finally Fall Book Tag ๐Ÿ‚

    1. Hello, thank you for dropping by! โค

      Ahhh fellow KOTLC fan but first let me ask the question that may or may not divide us: Sokeefe or Sophfitz? ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜‰

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      1. No problem!

        I feel like Sofitz and Sokeefe is like Republicians and Democrats… ๐Ÿ˜
        But I’m going to have to say….. Keefe and Sophie! But if your sofitz that’s totally fine fans are fans no matter their ships lol

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        1. Yes yes yes same haha!! ๐Ÿ˜† But true, I do have many sophfitz fan friends and itโ€™s quite fun to debate about it!

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  1. I love this post Cherelle! And… happy World Squid Day? I’m pretty sure I ate squid for lunch this afternoon… oops? ๐Ÿ˜‚ Ooh I’m actually not sure what fictional world I’d travel to… but the world of Keeper of the Lost Cities sounds amazing! All that food?! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ I’m definitely overdue for a reread of The Book Thief and Bridge of Clay, both by Markus Zusak — I need all those deep metaphors in my life again!

    It’s a shame you’ve never had the chance to experience fall before! Although I do think you’d probably be a bit disappointed with how fall works where I live — things are a bit more… faded than people would guess ๐Ÿ˜‚

    Loved this post, as always! I hope you have a lovely day ๐Ÿ’•

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    1. Yes! Well that’s okay you will be able to feel the passion in your digestive system err… ๐Ÿคช

      Ah yes Markus Zusak writes beautifully, I really need to read The Bridge of Clay!

      Oh haha! Well I guess I’ll be contented watching the perfect fall in movies ๐Ÿ˜‚ though I hope to be able to experience it one day when Covid leaves us! ๐Ÿ˜Š

      Thank you for reading, Abby! โค

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    1. No worries, I understand 100%: that’s why I take forever to respond to tags ๐Ÿ˜‚
      Thanks for reading and YES SOKEEFE โค

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  2. Love this post!! And happy world squid day! I didn’t know this was a thing, but it made me smile ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ

    If I had to go to a fictional world I would go with the Hunger Games as long as I could be guaranteed my life. I honestly don’t think I could survive it so maybe I should go with my safer choice Truly Devious?? Boarding schools with secret passages sound fun too lol

    Fab post and thanks for the tag โค๏ธ Super excited to participate!

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    1. Haha glad squids made you happy today ๐Ÿฆ‘!

      True Hunger Games would be a very hard place to survive in! I havenโ€™t read Truly Devious but I do love books about boarding schools- particularly those by Enid Blyton: Malory Towers, St Clares which are full of midnight feasts and tricks on teachers! Have you heard of it? โ˜บ๏ธ

      My pleasure, canโ€™t wait for your answers!!

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  3. Thank you so much for tagging me, and happy World Squid Day! โค I'll write my poast asap, I really love this tag โค

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  4. What a fun tag and so perfect for the Autumn! The fellow geek in me over here was so intrigued by your Squid diagram! ๐Ÿค“ I read a book called the Rain Heron where squids had magical ink – itโ€™s a brilliantly thought provoking book.
    Enjoy your weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Indeed! Haha Iโ€™m glad Iโ€™m not the only one fascinated by their anatomy! Squids are my favourite animals! ๐Ÿคช

      Wow squids + magic + thought provoking? Iโ€™m going to go find Rain Heron.

      Thanks for the recommendation, you too have a great one! โ˜บ๏ธ

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    1. Thanks for commenting! Ooh I haven’t heard of The Strange Case Of Dr.Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, it sounds intriguing. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      1. I really want to write a book set in an expansive world like Narnia or Middle Earth- just don’t exactly have an idea for that yet

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  5. OMG this post!!! This blog!!! I LOVE IT!!!!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ This has got to be one of the most beautiful blogs I’ve ever seen!๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿฅฐ I can’t believe I never found this before! Also, I have to say that I’ve heard so much about KOTLC but I’ve never read it.๐Ÿ™ˆ I really need to get to reading that!๐Ÿ˜‚

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    1. Aww thank you so much Lia!! โค I feel so gratified and heartened reading your comment though all credit goes to Canva the designing website, for without its templates I am a goner. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜…

      Yes yes please read KOTLC! The series isn’t completed so now is a great time to join the fandom!

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  6. Just happened to stumble across your little blogging corner, and I have to say: it’s quite epic!
    Love this post, btw. Hey, even I’d like to visit Hogwarts, Camp Half Blood, and The Shire! They’re some pretty cool places to hangout/ go on an adventure โค

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    1. Ooh hello thank you for dropping by! ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Yes I think I agree fully with you on Camp Half Blood so long as I am guaranteed survival! ๐Ÿ˜†

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    1. Ah you really should! They are super fun for yourself and the readers too! ๐Ÿ˜† Thanks for dropping by, Katie! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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        1. Ahhh you don’t have to get tagged to try! I just did my first tag untagged! But I will keep you in mind if I ever get a tag (which will probably never happen again haha). ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  7. Great post!!

    Yeah!! I’d want to travel to the Lost Cities as well!! It looks SO COOL. I mean; the food, animals, castles, and cities?? YES. Sign me up!
    I’ve been thinking about rereading Warcross for a while now.
    I cannot believe I missed World Squid Day!! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ (but Happy-belated-World Squid Day!)

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    1. Yes hello fellow KOTLC fan!! ๐Ÿ˜†

      Ah yes Warcross! Marie Lu is a terrific writer, that book was simply captivating for me! โ˜บ๏ธ

      Haha itโ€™s okay happy even more belated squid day to you!๐Ÿฆ‘๐Ÿฆ‘๐Ÿฆ‘

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  8. I love your blog!!!! Always given me new books to add to my tbr๐Ÿ˜‚ if I had to travel to a fiction place it would have to be Harry Potter, I just love that world!!

    An old favourite to go to has to be City of Bones. Itโ€™s such a great read and always makes me feel better!!!

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    1. Aww thank you Amy, Iโ€™m so glad! Ah yess and oooh I havenโ€™t read City of Bones though I have heard loads about it… I hope to dive into it soon! ๐Ÿคฉ

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