I discovered the Finally Fall Book Tag from Renee at Addicted to Romance and I thought it sounded like fun. Here is my attempt at these prompts (and as you will see, some of them are a REAL stretch!).
In fall, the air is crisp and clear: name a book with a vivid setting!
So, totally random, but to me, Ice Planet Barbarians had such a vivid setting! It was such a strange planet and Ruby Dixon did a great job making it come alive.
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 recently read Show Me the Way by AL Jackson. The heroine is dealing with the death of her beloved grandmother. It is so sad because the heroine had avoided coming back home for so long and now she feels she missed so much.
Fall is back to school season: share a non-fiction book that taught you something new.
So, as a teacher, I read some great education related books. The best is Ruby Payne’s A Framework for Understanding Poverty. I also really love Pyramid Response to Intervention by Mike Mattos et. al. And finally, the book I practically demand other teachers read, A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 fixes for Broken Grades by Ken Burns. Seriously, teachers. READ IT! Some of the ideas made me furious at first, but the more you think about them, the more sense they make.
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 a part of.
I want to be a Dark River Leopard or a Snow Dancer wolf! Seriously, I want to join their packs so much.
Fall is the perfect time for some storytelling by the fireside: share a book wherein somebody is telling a story.
Hmmmm….this is a tough one. Ok, first thing that comes to mind is the prologue to Six of Hearts by LH Cosway. He sets the story up by telling us his girl is going to tell us their story. So, kinda….maybe…
Ok, in Anatomy of a Player the heroine is WRITING a story. Yeah, this is harder than I thought.
The nights are getting darker: share a dark, creepy read.
Ok, I don’t really read too many creepy things, but Hanover House by Brenda Novak is GREAT! It has such a ‘Criminal Minds’ vibe!
The days are getting colder: name a short, heartwarming read that could warm up somebody’s cold and rainy day.
Katie Reus has a series of novellas set in a town called Holly. The place is all about Christmas and the stories are so heartwarming!
Fall returns every year: name an old favorite that you’d like to return to soon.
I REALLY wish The Kricket series by Amy Bartol wasn’t over. It needs to return. She left it open to the possibility and I need more!
Fall is the perfect time for cozy reading nights: share your favourite cozy reading “accessories”!
A soft sweatshirt, leggings, and diet coke! What more do you need? I am excited for it to get cold because I got some hot chocolate mix in Belgium over the summer I am really excited to try!
Ok, so its your turn! Share your picks for the prompts!