Autumn Blog Challenge

I was set one of those blog challenges by the lovely Suzan, of

I got it wrong of course, and left my answers on her blog, instead of creating a post, and asking others to join in. At least that gave her a good laugh!
And she thought I was German, which gave me a laugh in return. πŸ™‚

So here is that challenge, as it should have appeared. I won’t nominate anyone, as I don’t do challenges on here. But if you want to play along, feel free to do so.

1. Hot Chocolate β€” what is your comfort book? β˜•
My comfort book would probably be The Catcher in The Rye, by J.D. Salinger. It is so easy to identify with the problems of Holden Caulfield, tackling his difficult teenage years.

2. Pumpkin Carving– what is your favorite creative outlet? πŸŽƒ
Obviously blogging, because it allows me to write fiction, and try new ideas. But outside the house, I also enjoy photography.

3. Falling leaves– changes that appear bad but you secretly love? 🍁
Growing old. There is not much fun about becoming old. But it also allows a lot of freedoms. Freedom from social pressures, not caring so much what you wear, or what others think of you. And the freedom to state your opinions about things without worrying too much about upsetting people. It also stops you worrying about the future, because you don’t have one. πŸ™‚

4. Pumpkin Spiced Latte– something you love that others tend to judge? 🍹
I don’t really get judged by anyone that much now. But some people don’t like my favourite films and TV programmes, which are mostly in foreign languages, with subtitles.

5. Bonfire Night– what makes you explode with joy? πŸŽ†
My dog, Ollie. He is a constant delight, and his devotion to me is incredible to behold.

6. Friday Night– favorite scary book or film?πŸ’—
It would probably be a scary film, but I am not easily scared. This film scared me though.

7. Halloween candy– favourite thing to eat? 🍭
Italian Food. Pasta, chicken and ham, cheese sauce, topped with Parmesan. Served with garlic flatbread.

8. Scarves– your autumn must-have accessory?🧣
Rubber and Neoprene Wellington Boots, with a warm lining. A must-have for walking Ollie in the rain and mud.

9. Fire– a book or film that burns your soul? πŸ’₯
That would be a film. A Russian film about Partisans fighting the Germans, in WW2. Haunting, surreal, and unforgettable.

10. Toffee apples– a book or film that seems one thing but has a different inside?
American Psycho, by Bret Easton Ellis. On the surface, it is a story about a deranged serial killer. But it is really a scathing indictment of the shallow lifestyle of the rich and vacuous people in modern-day American society.

I think I got it right this time!

33 thoughts on “Autumn Blog Challenge

  1. Sorry, Pete. I was just confused about your nationality. I am still laughing at the long comment on my blog. Your answers are great. I like this. Thanks for finishing the challenge. You should try more tags, your answers are very interesting. πŸ˜‚πŸ™‚βœŒ

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    1. Glad you liked the answers.
      In the past, I have never done these challenges on my own blog, and have always answered the questions on the blog of the person who nominated me.
      Yours is a first! πŸ™‚
      Best wishes, Pete.

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      1. You will be doing more because people want to know about you and one of them is me.πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈπŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ besides, I loved your answers, you are a true person. I like it. Nominated?? Meaning???

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    1. Thanks, Pam. I ‘got’ American Psycho immediately, when I read the book. The film was the icing on the cake, with Bale perfect in the role, and a faithful adaptation too. I never understood why it was so underrated.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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      1. It stopped raining here too. The weather forecasters tell us no rain in sight for the next week or so. However, that mean it will get cold at night, below freezing, for the next week or so as well. On balance I would rather suffer the rain and the clouds to photograph then I would enjoy the cold. πŸ™‚ Warmest regards, Theo

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