Good morning bookworms!
I have had a very busy week, well month really! It has been full of travel and planning days (for work) and then a migraine… so, I haven’t been around much. However, all this is about to change. Because…
I’M ONE OF THE HOSTS FOR BOOKENDING AUTUMN!!
Clo @ Cuppa Clo and Sam @ Fictionally Sam run this each quarter, and I had so much fun taking part in Bookending Summer a couple of months back, that I thought I would throw my hat in the ring and applied to be a host. And now I am!
So, what this means for me: In October there will be some days where you get a double post for me. Yep, I’m going to host my four days, and also join in on as many of the other’s post prompts as possible… while still (somehow) keeping my normal schedule. Prepare for chaos and disaster my friends – but also a really fun month!!
What this means for you: Well, you can join us!! If you click on the link above, it will take you to a sign up sheet, and you can come do the prompts as well!! The prompts for each day are listed, but the only real rule is that you can’t post your blog post until the host for each day does, and then you link back to them!! Simples!! (There are more rules… they’re listed on Sam’s website but that’s the main one.)
Bookending Autumn ’19
So, it’s not just me, there are a number of hosts, and this is the list of who they are and what each day will be!
Tuesday 1st October: Sweater Weather
The most basic of prompts for Day 1! It’s officially sweater weather, so break out those cardigans from the back of your closet. Name some books that make you feel warm and cozy, like a nice sweater in the fall.
Wednesday 2nd October: Fall Festival Book Photo Tag
Using fall colors (red, orange, black, white, green) and books you have read or want to read during the fall.
- Chilly – Book with a white cover (sad plot line/setting)
- Sweet – Book with an orange cover (favorite contemporary novel)
- Spicy – Book with a red cover (action/fast-paced setting)
- Dark – Book with a black or dark cover (dark, twisted theme)
- Green – Book with a green cover that makes you feel jealous
Thursday 3rd October: Loving the Monster…
Which halloween monster is your all time favourite and why? Give us some recommendations or upcoming releases you’re excited about!
Friday 4th October: Spell List
It’s time for you to get creative and share your spells! We’re all familiar with Book Spine Poetry by now. No? Stack up your books in an order that allows the titles to create a poem. For this prompt we’re using horror or Halloween themed books (if possible) to line up and create Book Spine Spells!
Saturday 5th October: Braving New Worlds
What horror worlds do you want to brave? Let us know about horror books, movies, podcasts, or video games you’re looking forward to consuming! (Or would only consume if you were that little bit braver)
Sunday 6th October: Grimoire Notes
List 5 books you’d recommend this horror season + a mini review as to why
Monday 7th October: Garden of Evil
Pick a villain and talk about what you love about him/ her. You can talk about why you liked them more as a bad guy than as a good guy.
Tuesday 8th October: Every Witch Needs a Familiar
If you were a witch which magical creatures would you want as your familiar?
Wednesday 9th October: Love Potion Gone Wrong
What are some of your favorite star-crossed lovers?
Two people who care immensely for each other but due to their tragic circumstances cannot be together?
Meeghan @ Meeghan Reads (October 10-13) (It’s me!!)
Thursday 10th October: Study Group
Fall is back to school and you need to organize a study group. Pick eight characters and discuss which subjects they bring their expertise to.
Friday 11th October: Spicy Pumpkin Latte Book Tag
Autumn is when the beverage names at the local coffee shop start to look more like a harvest produce list than anything from a drinks menu. What better way to celebrate this oddity than to do an autumnal drinks book tag?
Saturday 12th October: The Lion, the Witch and the low Wardrobe choices
You’re going to a Halloween party with some (fictional) friends. You’re late to pick up costumes from the store and there’s only just enough for each of you, so who is going to dress up as what?
Sunday 13th October: Fall in love
Autumn is for walks in the brisk air, drinking lattes, wearing matching scarves and hats, jumping in piles of leaves… wait! Is this sounding a little tropey to you? Let’s talk about some of our fave (and not so fave) romance tropes.
Monday 14th October: Autumn Book Tag
This tag will include Halloweenish/Horrorish/Autumnish prompts where you can a book or character to that prompt (will try to explain this better later)
Tuesday 15th October: Trick Or Treat!
You go out trick or treating with your friends. You walk into a street where all your favourite bookish characters live. What do you think they’ll be wearing and better yet.. What treats will they give out! Will they have scary decorations in their front yards.. Or will they just never open the door? Get creative with your favourite characters!
Wednesday 16th October: 5 Books With… Necromancers!
When I think of Autumn, I think of Halloween and scary books. I’m listing 5 books where necromancers or necromancy are an important part of the story. If want, you can make your own list with books about scary things like witches or curses or ghosts!
Thursday 17th October: Candy Tag
An original tag using different candies to match up with books, like ‘candy corn, a book that reminds you of blah blah blah’
Friday 18th October: 13 Days of Halloween
13 Books &/or Movies to get into the spirit of Halloween/Day of the Dead/Samhain/All Hallow’s Eve
Saturday 19th October: Monster Mash
What’s your favorite ‘monster’ in a book, and what’s a favorite book with said fave monster?
Sunday 20th October: Which Witch?
If you could be any witch or warlock from any book, which witch would you be and why? Would you be a Hogwarts student? Part of Coven, or maybe more like old school Sabrina the Teenage Witch?
Monday 21st October: Haunted House
Fill a haunted house with all your scariest monsters. Who …or what …would be in it?
Tuesday 22nd October: Autumn Chills Book Tag
An Original Book Tag
- Pick 2 books from different genres which gave you the same feeling
- What book would you read to keep you warm on a cool autumn day?
- What book would (will) you read to chase the ghosts and ghouls?
- Name a character that:
- Made you feel frosty
- Made you want to take a long walk through freshly fallen leaves
- You would share your umbrella with
Wednesday 23rd October: El Dia de Muertos
If you could bring one character back from the dead for 24 hours who would it be and why?
Thursday 24th October: Arsenic and Old Lace Tag
An original tag based off characters from Arsenic and Old Lace (Movie).
Friday 25th October: Creep it Real
Thrillers, mystery or suspense novels that feature all too real monsters OR Mysteries and thrillers that made you double check the locks, leave the light on, and made you lose sleep.
Saturday 26th October: Gone Too Soon
Take a trip to the cemetery to mourn characters that are gone from their world too soon. Could be a character death, could be a character riding off into the sunset never to be seen again. Spoiler tags are a must! Don’t ruin it for your bookish pals -_- .
Sunday 27th October: Werewolves, Gargoyles & Vampires – OH MY!
Top 10 Favorite books featuring paranormal heroes/heroines.
Monday 28th October: Pumpkin Carver Challenge
CHALLENGE PROMPT! Spell out JACK O’ LANTERN with Book Titles! You must omit determiners, such as, “The” and “a” etc. If you want to go hardcore– try using only horror/thriller books, or stories set in the month of October!
Tuesday 29th October: Spellbound
Top 10 book covers that had you so spellbound from its beauty that you bought/got them without reading what it was about.
Wednesday 30th October: Bonded, Bewitched, Drowned
Halloween version of Kiss Marry Kill with your favorite characters (can be a combination of bookish characters and TV/Film characters!)
Thursday 31st October: Night Film Book Tag
An Original Book Tag based off of classic Halloween films
Now, because I am an absolute SUCKER for punishment, I also have some tidyathon goals. However, I’m starting them this weekend because for the first time in forever, I have no plans (with the exception of some more furniture being delivered today).
- Catch up on blog-hopping (how do I always let it get so out of control?!)
- Update spreadsheets
- Transfer reviews to Goodreads and other sites
- Submit the rest of the outstanding Beat-the-Backlist books for Ravenclaw
- Update blog schedule
- Reorganise books from rainbow shelves to something that (while aesthetically pleasing) doesn’t make you want to scream when you get new books
- Update old blog posts with new headers (maybe fix old ratings to new 5 star version?)
- Update review policy and ratings
- Sort all the book merch you have just shoved into boxes and drawers and on shelves
I won’t be doing EVERY day of the month, but I do plan on doing a LOT of them. If you’re interested in seeing what posts are out there (you don’t have to do them on the day of the prompt, just so long as it’s after the prompt host has posted), then Sam and Clo have created a master spreadsheet to track everyone, which you can see here: Blog Hopping Master List!