If you haven’t already seen my video or web page about it, I’ve co-created a readathon with the help of several people this year! If you don’t know what I’m talking about click this link: https://victoriarmendes.wordpress.com/autumn-essentials-readathon/
Also if you want to know what I might be reading for #TeamPumpkinSpice check out this blog post: https://victoriarmendes.wordpress.com/2020/08/31/my-autumn-essentials-readathon-tbr-team-pumpkin-spice-edition/
I should let you know that I SUCK at sticking to TBR’s so my reading choices are very likely to change.
For the Cozy Sweater prompt I’ll be re-reading the collected stories of Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne via the unabridged full cast audio production including Stephen Fry, Judi Dench, et al. Wayyy back in the day, my grandmother gifted this to me on cassette along with the physical copy. This is going to be a nostalgia trip for me; it could also be used for the Classic Cardigan, Sweater Vest, Wild Card, Granny Sweater, and Cornucopia Sweater prompts.
For Classic Cardigan I’ve chosen The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster. This was another childhood favorite of mine that my grandmother gave me both in print and on CD. Though, now that I think about it it’s more of a Middle Grade read than a Children’s read … let’s just swap this with Winnie-the-Pooh and forget this mistake? LOL Anyways, this is one of my all-time favorites because we follow the story of Milo as he’s swept away into a nonsense world and learns several life lessons while he’s there. If you’re looking for a silly read that comes with real-life take-aways I’d highly recommend picking this book up.
For Sweater Shaver I’ll be reading Disfigured: On Fairy Tales, Disability, and Making Space by Amanda Leduc. I can’t remember who recommended I pick up this book, but I think it’s supposed to be about how fairy tales can shape our perspective of disabilities and how a world where disabilities are no longer seen as an impediment would be better. Having recently become more disabled than I was already accustomed to, I’m excited to pick this book up.
For Sweater Vest I’ll be re-reading Short and Shivery by Robert D. San Souci. Sometime while I was in middle school my grandmother sent this to me as another book on cassette. The narration was fantastic, but, unfortunately, that narration has not been reproduced in digital format. So this time I’ll be reading it via ebook since I was able to grab it for a really good price on Kindle. The two stories that still really stick out to me from this book are Tailypo and El Chupacabra, and I can’t wait to re-read them.
The Wild Card Prompt I’m leaving completely open.
For Fuzzy Sweater I’ll probably be curling up under a plush blanket along with a stuffed plushie as a pillow.
For Granny Sweater I’m recycling The Phantom Tollbooth.
For Sparkly Sweater I’m hoping to finally getting around to reading Middle Game by Seanan McGuire. I’ve really been enjoying her Wayward Children series, and I’ve heard a lot of good things about this book too. All I know is that there are magical shenanigans at god like proportions and it involves fraternal twins.
Lastly, I’ll be recycling The Phantom Tollbooth once again for Cornucopia Sweater. What can I say? It’s a really good book!
Eventually, I’ll post some TBR recommendations for team boxed wine as well, but I’m not sure how long of a break I’m taking before having that ready to post. Stay tuned for more updates!