Det er endelig blevet efterår. Og selvom luften stadig er lun, er bladene på træerne blevet gyldne og sprøde. Efteråret er den årstid, jeg læser allermest, og da Rikke sendte disse efterårsspørgsmål i min retning, tænkte jeg, at det var den perfekte mulighed for at spamme jer med varme farver og nedfaldne blade.
Ps. Jeg synes, det er lidt ærgerligt, at det kun er bloggere, der kan være med i disse lege, og det kunne være så hyggeligt at høre, om I har nogle efterårstraditioner, eller om I har en yndlingsefterårsbog? Eller måske I har lyst til at svare på et af spørgsmålene nedenfor? Det kunne være smadderhyggeligt at høre fra jer!
Jeg vil gerne sende spørgsmålene videre til Amanda, og jeg håber, hun har lyst til at være med.
Autumn has finally arrived! And when Rikke sent me this list of autumn-related questions I thought it was the perfect opportunity to spread some warm colours and fallen leaves with you ;-)
Ps. I think it’s a shame that these games are only for bloggers, and I would really love to hear if you have any special autumn traditions or if you have a favourite autumn book? Please feel free to answer any of the questions below as well, I’d love to hear from you!
Are there any books you plan on reading over the Autumn season?
I’m currently separated from my books, so I haven’t been able to plan my annual autumn list by looking through my unread books. Instead my plan is to just read the books I’ve got on hand.
September brings back to school memories: what book did you most enjoy studying? And what were your favourite and least favourite school subjects?
To be completely honest I don’t actually remember any specific books that we read in school because I, as soon as I could read, pretty much went through the whole school library. They’re all mixed up now. But the favourite book I read during my bachelor degree was without doubt Johannes v Jensen’s The Fall of the King.
As far as I recall I was pretty content with all the courses we had in school. Back then I thought my future was in science (which is why I did my A-levels in math, biology and chemistry), but when I look back upon it today, it’s clear to me, that Danish was what I enjoyed the most. At least it seems that way when I read through the many written essays and scribbled pages in note books.
October means Halloween: do you enjoy scary books and films? If so what are some of your favourites?
Yes! Horror has always fascinated me. I think in generally that I’m just fascinated by all arts that has a physical effect on your body. And horror is especially good at that. I clearly remember the first time I read Bram Stoker’s Dracula. I was so disappointed with the slow plot and the lack of scary elements until I read a specific passage, where Dracula crawls out of the window, down the wall with his head first. Something about that image of him turned upside down is just insanely scary and I had to put the book down for a while before I could continue. I still get goose bumps when I think of it… I also really like novels like Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson and the more psychological-scary and apocalyptic novels such as The Road by Cormac McCarty. Same goes for films and TV shows by the way, although I – in that context – also have a big love zombies.
With November it’s time for Bonfire Night and firework displays. What’s the most exciting book you’ve read that really kept you gripped?
You can get gripped by a book in many ways, but the last book I read that gripped me in that “I just have to continue reading because it’s so scary”-way was Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. The constant shift between who to trust made me willingly sacrifice my night’s sleep.
What book is your favourite cosy comfort read?
I’m not too keen on re-reading books, so I don’t think there is a book I read as a cosy comfort book.
Curled up with a good book, what is your favourite drink?
I’m one of those people who are torn between tea and coffee. Coffee in the morning, tea in the evening and everything in between depends on my mood.
Any plans you’re looking forward to over the next few months?
I’m looking forward to handing in my first exam at UCL in a couple of weeks, to participate in the winter ball, to wander and get lost in London and last but least to see all my favourite people when I get back to Denmark in December.