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