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Spicy Pumpkin Latte Book Tag

This tag might not be spooky, but it’s fall-related and I love it.

LEELYNN DID IT AGAIN. SHE MADE A BOOK TAG WITH GRAPHICS THAT I REALLY LIKE.

IT’S ABOUT DELICIOUS FALL DRINKS.

Visit her site. Admire her graphics. Participate in the tag.

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Pumpkin Spice

Entertainment Weekly published a list of books to look out for and Three Women was the one I had the least interest in.

Three Women

I checked it out anyway because it was available and Elizabeth Gilbert blurbed it.

This book turned out to be very moving and excellently written.

Not my typical fare, but I’m glad I read it.

 

Hot Apple Cider

(Spoilers for The Golden Compass/Northern Lights)

You might know that I’ve been rereading His Dark Materials recently.

Golden Compass

During the climax of The Golden Compass, Lord Asriel and Marisa Coulter briefly reunite.

While Asriel and Marisa kiss, Pullman focuses on the interactions between their daemons.

I believe the phrase “fingers lightly pressing into the skin” was used.

I COULDN’T HANDLE IT.

 

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

I tried the first chapter of Once Upon a River.

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The prose felt very magical…

…which I quickly learned is NOT my thing.

It kind of felt like visiting a new church with very friendly parishioners: both pleasant and off-putting.

 

Maple Pecan Latte

I STILL FEEL GUILTY ABOUT DNF-ING INLAND.

Inland

It’s beautiful and interesting, but not as gripping as my favorite The Tiger’s Wife.

I kept thinking of The Tiger’s Wife, getting distracted, and having to reread what I just read.

I think if I gave this book more time, I would fall in love with it.

 

London Fog

Mary Anne Spier SURE IS SQUARE.

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Ann M. Martin has hinted that she identifies most with Mary Anne’s character.

Ann is one of those WILD SOULS who has Sewing and Needlepoint Nights, so I can see it.

 

Hot Buttered Rum

I was worried His Hideous Heart would be clunky.

His Hideous Heart

Instead, the authors did a great job of incorporating Poe’s ideas and making them fresh.

I read the reimaginings so fast.

The original stories took me a bit longer…

The Murders in the Rue Morgue is 40+ pages!! And Poe keeps using the word “arabesque!”

 

Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew

If you have a minute, google Roose Bolton’s family crest.

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This crest belongs to a family that worships cold-blooded torture.

Roose’s actions are brutal and horrifying.

His lack of reaction makes his deeds even worse.

 

Salted Caramel Mocha

I’m still mad about Wayward Son.

Wayward Son

FOUR YEARS IS A LONG TIME TO WAIT FOR A SEQUEL.

I WISH RAINBOW ROWELL WASN’T GETTING KUDOS FOR “ADDRESSING” SIMON’S PTSD WHEN THE REP IS SO INCONSISTENT.

THIS BOOK’S TONE IS ALL OVER THE PLACE.

MY LITTLE BROTHER ACCURATELY DESCRIBED THE RENN FAIRE SUBPLOT AS “ANIME FILLER.”

WHAT IS THIS WACKY NONSENSE.

 

Honey Bee Latte

I miss Tohru Honda.

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I wish I could spend all of my time with her.

Unfortunately, my preferred Fruits Basket translation (all 23 volumes) is at my parent’s house.

 

Gingerbread Latte

Would it be neat if I went to an alternate dimension and brought daemons back for my entire family?

“Hey, fam! Have you ever wanted your soul to live outside your body in a fixed animal form? Well, here ya go!”

I would WIN CHRISTMAS.

What kinds of daemons would my family members have?

I’m thinking this out. It’s a good use of my time.

  • Dad: Chinchilla
  • Mom: Lion
  • Nathan: Komodo Dragon
  • William: Emu
  • Lauren: Ermine! Just like Pantalaimon!

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I drank slightly too much coffee this morning, so I have the shakes.

I’ll try one or more of these drinks once the caffeine wears off.

Author:

She/her. 4w3. Lover of vegan cream cheese and performative angst. Seattle-based writer currently dabbling in socialism and progressive Christianity. I love to call out, complain, overreact, analyze, and reimagine. This site contains the fruit of that labor.

4 thoughts on “Spicy Pumpkin Latte Book Tag

    1. I love a coffee tag, so this tag was perfect! And your graphics have that extra pop!
      Where to begin with Wayward Son… I’ve been waiting for this sequel for four years and it was SUPPOSEDLY a hardhitting look at PTSD after the final wizard battle. I read 160 pages and it was mostly wacky filler. There was BARELY a plot – I hated it so much. Also, there were redneck wereskunks and it just didn’t seem necessary.

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