Pumpkin Book Tag

The wonderful Zezee from Zezee with Books tagged me and i was happy to give it a go!

Pumpkin Book Tag

(link to the original video here)

Pumpkin: A writer you always make a point to read in October

I try to read a Stephen King book in October, because normally I enjoy a spooky tale during Halloween Season. But this year I didn’t get the Halloween feeling and moved to other books as well.

Pumpkin Spice: A work you would read to impress a millennial

Why would I want to impress someone with what I am reading?

Pumpkin Pie: A work that makes you think of autumn

I don’t know! For some reason I can only come up with books that make me think of winter. Does that count? I give you those 2:

A Cavern of Black Ice is a really dark read and makes you feel cold while reading it. The main characters are always freezing and it’s described very vividly. Followed by Frost is about a girl who was cursed and now everywhere she goes, she brings ice, snow and the cold with her.

Pumpkin Cheesecake: A work that was challenging to read but was a rewarding experience


The whole Dark Tower Series by Stephen King. I almost dnf in the middle of book 2 because this travel through dimensions annoyed me and I also wasn’t a fan of Eddy and Susannah in the start. Jake pulled me back in, I love Jake! And Eddy and Susannah grew on me as well later on. From that point on, the series was much more fun to read, with only a little struggle in ‘Wizard and Glass’.

Pumpkin Bread: An underrated work from a well-known writer

She’s not a world-famous author, but I feel like The Immortal Prince by Jennifer Fallon should get more praise because the whole Tide Lords series is amazing!


It’s a Fantasy series consisting of 4 books that are all great, with memorable characters, humour, and lots of twists and turns.

Pumpkin Soup: A work that you first enjoyed, but then lost interest

Blood Song by Anthony Ryan.


The first half was so good. I thought I had a new favourite there. But unfortunately the second half of the book couldn’t convince me. And I never picked up the second part. Here is my review, for anyone interested.

Pumpkin Doughnut: A light, five-star read

Coraline by Neil Gaiman and Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede

Pumpkin Picking: Within the last year, in which genre did you purchase the most books

Fantasy! No surprise here.

Pumpkin Carving: A work that could have been trimmed down

It. definitely It.


I felt like I didn’t need everyone’s perspective and it was too slow. It didn’t move forward fast enough for me and that, beside the fact that I didn’t like the main kid, made me put it down halfway through.

Pumpkin Painting: A book with magnificent illustrations

I don’t own one 😦 But I assume this Labyrinth edition is great

labyrinth novel

I want it.

Pumpkin Ice Cream: The most random work you would recommend

Bret Hart – Hitman. My Real Life in the Cartoon World of Wrestling


I’ve read a few biographies by Wrestlers, but this was definitely the most interesting one. So.. If you want to have a look at what it’s like working as a Wrestler in the 80s and 90s, pick this one up.

What is your favorite way to enjoy pumpkin/what is your favorite dish where pumpkin is the main ingredient?

I enjoy a good old Pumpkin Soup!


  1. Oh I like pumpkin soup too, yum! We put chicken feet in ours though. Not many people like eating chicken feet. It’s very bony and my dad says they look like claws, but I think they’re yummy.
    Anyway, my random comment aside, I’m so glad you did the tag!! 🙂

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  2. “Pumpkin Spice: A work you would read to impress a millennial”

    I’d recommend the best seller “Grow up, you self-entitled narcissist and stop whining”. Even if it didn’t impress them, I could still smack them over the head with it 😀

    Last time Mrs and I went to the Cheesecake Factory we got some pumpkin cheesecake. Oh man, was it good! I’m also a huge fan of pumpkin eggnog. Thankfully eggnog is so rich that I can’t drink too much of it, or I’d be guzzling it by the quart!

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    1. Pumpkin Cheesecake sounds amazing!
      Uh and Eggnog… It’s almost the time again! The Coles here sold this awesome Cinnamon Eggnog a couple of years ago and then stopped! To replace it with Chocolate Eggnog which I am not a fan of 😦

      So I do have to make it myself this year

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  3. I love this tag ! 😀 And happy to see that The Dark Tower is in there. I’m kind of cared for IT by Stephen King. I heard a lot of mixed reviews lately. That millennial question is so weird though , I’m a millennial and I don’t read books to impress other millennials.. 😉

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  4. I agree about not reading to impress other people…I find that concept really dumb! Sadly I never got into the scary book mood this year despite having looked forward to it! Oh well maybe next year…It was a fun tag so I did that today.

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  5. Completely agree about reading to impress people! That’s not the point of reading, even reading for school.

    I need to read Coraline, but I haven’t figured out if I should read it first, or watch the movie first…

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      1. Mr. Wyrm loves the movie, but I just realized I’ve never asked him if he read the book! LOL The movie has been on my watch list ever since he found out I haven’t seen it.

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