Fall Time, Cozy Time (Book Tag)


Subscriber: I’m starting to notice a theme on Blu Moon Fiction

Me: Yes, the theme is Fall. 

If you haven’t noticed by now, I’ve been doing loads of fall themed posts, even if my reading doesn’t necessarily follow suit. Here’s another fun Book Tag, I originally found it on a watt pad page belonging to skye_ wolverine7  titled: Book Tags 

Crunching Leaves: The world is full of color! Choose a book that has reds, yellows and oranges on it.


Incantation by Alice Hoffman. I’ve had this book for ages and yet, I’ve never actually read it. It looks to be a historical fiction about a young woman identifying as a spanish jew during a time when they are being persecuted. The story covers themes of faith, friendship, and persecution.


Cozy Sweater: It’s finally cold enough to wear warm, cozy clothing. What book gives you the warm fuzzy?

Blame It on Eve

I don’t remember why I never finished this book but, Blame It on Eve by Philana Marie Boles, for me is definitely one of those books. It’s a brilliant story of a girl allegedly with everything she’s ever wanted, who realizes that she wants and deserves more. The transformation she undergoes throughout the book makes you proud of the main character, I should definitely find out how it ends.

Fall storm: The wind is howling and the rain is pounding. Choose your favorite book or genre to read on a stormy day.

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I absolutely love Urban Fantasy especially on a day when it’s gross outside. You may not know this about me but I am not a person who enjoys the elements up close. On rainy, cold icky days, you can find me curled up with a blanket and a book. Which is why this is the perfect job for me. 🙂 I have a few series I’m interested in reading over the next few months during what I call my “hibernation”.

Cool, crisp air: What cool character would you want to trade places with?


Most of the characters I read about, experience some form of great tragedy which makes them awesome to read about. Of all of my favorite female reads, I wouldn’t mind swamping places with post Breaking Dawn Bella Cullen. Frozen at approximately 19 years of age, she is the only vampire excluding her mate Edward with a living breathing heir. Immortality aside, she also happens to be one of a few vampires magically gifted.

Hot apple cider: What is an under hyped book that you wanna see be the next hottest, biggest thing in the world?


I know of a small community of readers who are aware of the series but I expected this series to be a major motion picture by now. The House of Night by P.C. & Kristin Cast is a book I discuss often. I truly feel that it doesn’t get nearly enough buzz. There should be movies, merchandise and collectible drinks that are fakey blood, but i guess the world isn’t ready.

Coats, scarves, mittens: The weather has turned cold and it’s time to cover up. What’s the most amazing book cover that you own that you would want to keep hidden from the public?


I have several leather bound copies of books, a bejeweled dragonology book that I keep no a top shelf as well as an older copy of Bram Stoker’s Dracula that’s being held together with so much tape I’m embarrassed to show people but… none of my books are to be spirited away. Books are meant to be seen and read and loved!

Pumpkin Spice: What is your favorite food in the fall time?


Funny story, I am not a fan of Pumpkin – spice. Orange Spice in my time with a gingersnap cookie. My nana and I used to devour boxes. It’s hard deciding on my favorite fall food because Thanksgiving is a day dedicated to all the things I love to eat. If i’m choosing my hands down favorite though, I have to say it’s sweet potatoes (yams) anytime of the year, but I can only ever seem to find Sweet Potato cheesecake in the fall. It’s the perfect blend of my two favorite deserts sweet potato pie and cheesecake.

Warm, cozy bonfire: Spread the warmth! Who are you going to tag?

As always I’m late to this dance so I’m pretty sure there is no one I could tag that hasn’t done this at least once, but just in case you haven’t feel free to tag yourself and leave the link below!

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The Book Cake Book Tag


As you may have guessed I’m a sweet treats kind of girl. So mixing cakes and books together…AWESOME! This have was found on Bookish Rebels, feel free to play along and leave a comment below!

1. FLOUR: A book that was really slow to start but picked up as it went along.

The Alchemyst

This was tricky because there are few books that I have this problem with. I would say The Alchemyst (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel: Book One) by Michael Scott. I discovered this series when shopping for a Christmas gift for my mother, accidentally grabbing The Enchantress (Book #4).  The first book is slow to start because of the background detail provided. Because the story borrows from myths we’re familiar with an in-depth explanation of the world is needed even though it drags for the first few chapters as a result.

2. MARGARINE: A book that has a really rich and great plot.


This book could have been another cliche. Using teenage angst to spew a stereotypical romance of teenagers turned vampires. InsteadThe House of Night by P.C. & Kristin Cast offers us a new world, a tweak on some lesser known myths as well as a multifaceted magical universe complete with elemental magic. Each new book adds layers to get lost in.

3. EGGS: A book that you thought was going to be bad, but turned out to be quite enjoyable.

I'm Telling

I’m Telling by Karen E. Quinones. The book details, sexual assault, prostitution and  drug abuse between a good twin and a possible bad twin. Even the first few chapters slightly dragged in a way but I eventually got into the rhythm. The cathartic healing of the family towards the end as well as the final plot twist made this one of my favorite books of 2006. I even wrote a book report about the book and the author for a writing class I was taking.

Winnie the Pooh    4. SUGAR: A sugary/sweet book

Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne. Winnie the pooh isn’t just a sugary sweet book, it’s an awesomely sweet franchise that  spans several mediums and caused the tantrum of ’94 when my Winnie the Pooh bean bag chair ruptured and I was forced to throw it and the beans spilling from it in the trash. I was obsessed with Pooh and Piglet but my favorite character, who I believe was made specifically for the TV shows, Kessie the Blue Jay who was adopted by Rabbit and affectionately called him “Rabbey”.  I can’t wait to read this book to my kids.

Artemis Fowl 15. ICING: A book covering every element you enjoy.

This may change in a few weeks when I start reading other books or a new series but for right now. The Artemis Fowl Series  by Eoin Colfer is giving me all of my favorites parts of reading right now. I love the worlds we get to visit throughout the series include multiple dimensions and time spectrum. The characters are vivid and you either love them or hate them respectively. There’s also intrigue, a bit of espionage. Artemis is a boy genius so there’s an intellectual tech aspect to the book that I also really enjoy. There’s also magic and faeries two things I absolutely love plus,   I’m learning a few new words too.

Amelia Bedelia6. SPRINKLES: A book series you can turn to for a little pick me up when you’re feeling down.

Amelia Bedelia  by Peggy Parish and later her nephew Herman ParishThis series was one of the first books I ever read and even though I have no idea where this set is now, I often think of it fondly as a pick me up. There are 20 primary works and 21 total works in the Amelia Bedelia series originally began by Peggy in 1963 was continued in 1988 by Wreck This Journalher nephew Herman Parish. 


7. CHERRY ON TOP: Favorite book of the year so far

Wreck This Journal by Keri Smith I just got this book for my birthday but it’s already one of my favorites. Although it gives m great anxiety to destroy a book it tells you to so….but as I was saying it’s in color now which is a big upgrade from the versions we had in high school.


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The Name Game Book Tag


I found this book tag on The Book Owl and just had to try it! Before making it’s home at The Book Owl  this tag was featured on the blog of Madeline J. Rose!  Remember those cheesy poems we used to write as kids, using the letters of your name? It’s actually just like that, but with books!

The original post suggests using the titles of books you’ve read or recommended to spell out your name.  The books can have either have the letter in the title or as the author that starts with each letter of your name. I noticed in my bookshelf there are far more books I own than have read, so i’ll be using books I own or have read. I’ll also be spelling out my byline: Noel Bleu, feel free to use whichever name you’d like and leave a comment below!



Night Star: Alyson Noel

Night Star

N – Stands for Night Star by Alyson Noel.  This letter was only slightly challenging as I only have a handful of N books. I have not read this book yet, but I do own it. I have read the first book in the series and half of the second book. Night Star, is book five in The Immortals six book series. Without having read it there’s not much to say but I do looooove the cover.



Out Of Oz: Gregory Maguire

Out of Oz

O – Stands for Out of Oz by Gregory Maguire. I couldn’t think of an O book off the top of my head and wouldn’t have been able to find one in my shelf if not for my Nov book haul. I started this series with Wicked but hadn’t been able to get my hands on the rest of the books. It is the final book in The Wicked Years series.  As for now though it looks like I’ll be completing the series in 2018.


E.B. White: Charlotte’s Web

Charlotte's Web EB White

E – stands for E.B. White author of Charlotte’s Web. Between The Immortals and Twilight I could spell out my name with just those two series, but,  for the sake of variation I decided to use the name of the author of one of my favorite children’s books. E.B. White is the creator of Charlotte’s Web and Stuart Little, (I saw the movie but have yet to read the book.)


Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Dangerous Liasions

L – stands for Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos.  Finding L books are hard, this book only counts as L by acknowledging that the in french is Les. This book also known as Dangerous Liaisons also known as Cruel Intentions is a book that I haven’t ever read, but, I’ve watched the movie more times than I can count.  I actually picked this book up in college because I found out the movie was based on a book. Finding the original french written story was a bonus. Unfortunately, it’s a bit of a difficult read if you don’t have the time to decode French and old English. It’s been listed on several classic books list so I’ll be reading it at some point.


Breaking Dawn: Stephanie Meyer

Breaking Dawn

B – Stands for Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer. I had to travel to my bookshelf for this one but surprisingly I have several B books to choose from. I chose this one, a book that I both own and have read to completion! Breaking Dawn for me was the ending to a month long marathon/binge read that started mid-may and ended by early June. It was also the wedding we all waited for, the wedding night we wish we could’ve read more about and the incredibly gifted Renesmee Cullen. This is one of few series with an ending I loved but was sad to end.


Lady’s Night

Lady's Night

L – Stands for Lady’s Night by Mark Anthony. This was another challenging book to find but I found it. I read this book when I was teenager, during a time when my literary interests were mostly urban fiction. Growing up in Philadelphia, it’s a lot easier to relate to the characters in these books. It’s been so long ago, that although I’ve read it, I can’t recall much besides the main character “Lady” ends up in a prostitution ring and that it has a happy ending.




E – Stands for Evermore by Alyson Noel. I would’ve walked right by this book if the author’s last name wasn’t my middle name. (Yes, Noel is actually my middle name). I grabbed the book and felt the story was intriguing enough to buy. Feel free to make your own judgements, but, the main character is so frustrating that I have yet to finish book #2.




U – Stands for Untamed by P.C. and Kristin Cast. Another book that I both own and have read to completion. It is book four in the House of Night series. I wouldn’t call it one of my favorites but I do love the book because it ramps the action up a few notches. The series as a whole is one battle after the next, an amazing read for anyone who enjoys magical vampires and mythology.



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WWW Wednesday (Nov 15,2017)


I literally found out about this last week. What a great way to get some recurring content and it’s really easy because there are only THREE questions! WWW Wednesday is hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words!  Be sure to post your answers in the comments below and head over to Sam’s when you’re done!


What are you currently reading?

I  am currently reading Artemis Fowl: The Last Guardian by Eoin Colfer. It’s the final book of the Artemis Fowl series and I’m a little past the halfway mark in the story. I usually feel a little bit of melancholy when i’m nearing the end of the series, and don’t get me wrong it’s one of my favorites. But…I’m eager to complete and catch up to my book goal for 2017 before December is over.


What did you recently finish reading?

I just finished reading Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex  also by Eoin Colfer. I know there’s not a lot of variation and I’m not triple booking it, but I do enjoy keeping with a series and this one had eight books in it. This book is one of my favorites in the series followed closely by book #5: The Lost Colony. You can check out the review for that here.


What do you think you’ll read next?

Had you asked me a few days ago I would’ve said without a doubt I’d be starting The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. That may not be the case anymore, I recently got quite a few books for my birthday and the November book Haul came a bit early so I’m slightly distracted by pending reads. I also have a book from my friend Breanna that I borrowed intending to read and then never got around to. So given my current options I’ll be stopping to read the stand – a – lone. A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinniss my borrowed book from Do You Even Geek.


What Are You Reading Right Now? Leave A Comment Below!



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2017 It’s Finally Fall Book Tag !


Fall is here! It’s actually closer to winter but for now it is still definitely fall. Being a fall baby and in keeping with the season I decided to do the Finally Fall Book TagI’m gonna be honest here, I may have been born in November but I have the soul of a person born in July. Like other mammals I choose to spend my autumn preparing for a long winter of hibernation and trust me you won’t see me until after groundhog’s day. One of the few things I do love about the season besides my birthday and Thanksgiving would have to be the lovely excuses I have to stay home in the warm and READ.


I got this tag from The Sassy Book Geek who found in on Zane Reads it was originally created by Tall Tales.

1. In fall, the air is crisp and clear: name a book with a vivid setting! 


The First 4 Books in the Series

The House of Night Series by P.C. & Kristin Cast has got to be one of my favorite scenes for setting. The same attention was paid describing the otherwise uneventful country town, as it was to the ornate magical elements and occurrences of the book. The description of the Isle of Skye was so ornate I thought it to be fictional. The island is actually in Scotland! I’m determined to make it there someday.

2. Nature is beautiful… but also dying: name a book that is beautifully written, but also deals with a heavy topic like loss or grief. 


I remember the exact day and occurrence of how I came upon this book. How I Made it to Eighteen by  Tracy White is a creative non-fiction work about a young woman’s experience in a mental facility following what I remember to be a failed suicide attempt. At some point over the summer when I was home from college, (back when Border’s still existed) I’d run into an old high school friend who had just started reading it. The thin book only took me a few hours and it could technically be featured elsewhere on this list also. A great read but don’t forget some tissue!

3. Fall is back to school season: share a non-fiction book that taught you something new.


Alas, I seldom read non-fiction to completion if I actually read them at all. I am a stellar student but in my downtime I prefer a good fantasy tale to take me out of my reality. Just the same Comic – Con & The Business of Pop Culture by Rob Salkowitz has got to be one of the more entertaining reads. I haven’t finished it YET! When I was given the book a few Christmas’s ago, I wasn’t familiar with a lot of the jargon, i’m still not but I now have a better understanding of Comic – Con so ill be re-reading this one. The book itself gives a brief history of comic-con, the evolution of entertainment and marketing and its influences on pop – culture.

4. In order to keep warm, it’s good to spend some time with the people we love: name a fictional family/household/friend-group that you’d like to be a part of.


Originally when I thought about it I couldn’t decide between the down to earth, humbled Weasley’s of the Harry Potter Series  or the elusive, charismatic and wealthy… did I mention immortal Cullen family of Twilight. After some serious thought and a search through pinterest I think I would prefer  be a member of the Cullens. Besides being able to live forever, they are loyal to their own and possess super vamp swag. Plus,  some of these vampires have magical talents.

5. The colorful leaves are piling up on the ground: show us a pile of fall-colored spines!


I have a lot of yellow and red books, not a lot of brown or orange I’m afraid. I pulled from my bookshelf, (Artemis Fowl, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, Maya Angelou: Complete Poems, Incantation,Artemis Fowl: The Lost Colony,I’m Telling, The Davinci Code, Crime & Punishment,  Diary of a Groupie, City of Glass and The Count of Monte Cristo) I’m proud to say I’ve actually read six of the eleven books listed here. Someday I’ll make this a fall reading list.  (Not today though,)

6. Fall is the perfect time for some storytelling by the fireside: share a book wherein somebody is telling a story.


I really had to think long and hard about this one. I have a hefty list f books I have yet to get to so it’s hard to say if there is a better option. Any first person narrative in my opinion could fit this question but I’m going to be a little literal and choose Out of the Dust by Karen Hess I realize now that as a child I didn’t understand that this book was a collection of poems that told a story and I hated the way it read. It’s the journal entries of a young girl experiencing dust storms in Oklahoma during the great depression. Using free – verse Out of the Dust tells the story of Billie Jo through her own accounts.

7. The nights are getting darker: share a dark, creepy read.


Dark Lady by Richard North Patterson looks like a creepy read.  This would be one of those books I haven’t read yet, I believe it was among the books at my nana’s when she passed. Prior to checking out the description I had nothing more to go on other than this one. It was in a crate that had a skull and a see – trough hand with a key in it, perhaps I thought the entire crate was creepy. Anyway, the cover looks foreboding and eventually when I decide to go back to reading mystery thriller I’ll crack it open.

8. The days are getting colder: name a short, heartwarming read that could warm up somebody’s cold and rainy day.


The only short heartwarming book I own is probably How I Made it to Eighteen, I enjoy reading series books that are pretty thick to start with and expand as the story does. I also tend to shy away from things not fiction or in the fantasy spectrum so i’m sure there are plenty of books i’m really missing out on. Maybe time to expand my palette a bit?

9. Fall  returns every year: name an old favorite that you’d like to return to soon. 


I fell in love with the Millenium Series, (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) by Stieg Larsson  and later David Lagercrantz during college. I originally discovered the series in the bottom of my mother’s bookcase. As I’ve said many times before, I seldom read the mystery thriller genre, but something about this series seemed intriguing.


At first I wondered what was so special about the dragon tattoo and then afterwards wondered why this idiot girl was kicking a hornets nest and playing with fire. After reading the first book I was hooked.  Lisbeth Salander is my literary spirit animal. I love a strong female lead and she has the ability to take it to Olivia Pope status. Imagine my disappointment, when I discovered that Stieg Larsson died shortly after writing the third book.


I’d watched the first three films in subtitles, I’d watched the american DVD more times than I can count, whatever would become of Lisbeth and Blomkvist? During a book haul purchase I discovered that David Lagercrantz has rebooted the series and there are loads for me to catch up on. So I’ll be adding Millenium to my 2018 Book list for sure.

10. Fall is the perfect time for cozy reading nights: share your favorite cozy reading “accessories”!


I’m actually working on finishing the set-up of my reading nook in my living room. So far I have the comfy chair and reading lamp, but a few things I would love to add or replace. My blanket, right now I have a cozy blanket but since it’s getting cooler I’d like to swap it out for an electric blanket, an end table to hold my cup and other bookish things close by as well as something called a reading pillow. Right now I use a normal pillow that came with my furniture set but a reading pillow sounds like something I need to have.

11. Spread the autumn appreciation and tag some people!

I’m new to the book blogging world and I don’t actually know any bloggers who haven’t done this tag already. If you haven’t done this one, feel free to try it out! 🙂


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My Very First NaNoWriMo Book Tag


I’ve known about National Novel Writing Month (Novel-ember) for a few years; most writers are familiar with the concept but for those who are not, NaNoWriMo is a 30 day high intensity month of writing nationwide. Writer’s start on November 1, working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30. I’m not surprised that there is a book tag for this one and since this is my first year actually participating, I thought I’d celebrate with this post.


Don’t get discouraged if you think 50,000 words are a lot. The community of writer’s participating are super supportive and you can even find yourself a writing buddy.  This particular tag came from our all-knowing Google overlords and a blog called The Bookish Underdog. The original creator is said to be Kristina Horner.

Jumping In!



How many times have you done NaNoWriMo?

This will be my very first year participating. I started writing for it on my birthday, (NOV 7) as a means to finish my grad school writing sample. That and I’ve always wanted to try it but haven’t always had a story in mind. This year I had both a need and an idea.


How did you first find out about NaNoWriMo?

I’m almost positive I saw a tweet about it a few years ago, though it could’ve also been Facebook. Most likely it was some form of social media, having never heard the acronym before, I did some research and learned all about it.


What was the name of the first novel you attempted with NaNo?

I don’t currently have a title. I like to name my books once they’re written and I haven’t finished writing this one just yet. I was thinking of calling it Damsel. For now it’s saved as Untitled W.I.P. for NaNoWriMo on my computer.


Give us a 1 sentence summary of what you’re writing this year.

Red Riding Hood, Alice (from Wonderland), The Swan Princess, and Goldielocks go on a quest to rescue Thumbelina and wake Snow White’s Kingdom from a curse. 


What’s the best writing advice you’ve ever been given?

“If You Continue to Procrastinate Someone Else Will Write Your Story”

I looked everywhere and unfortunately couldn’t find it but basically it’s a pinterest quote from an author who may not have been identified. I am a chronic procrastinator with the attention span of a gnat. My biggest struggle is completing projects and this quote is a real kick in the butt. For me it reminds of two very important things. I’m not the only writer in the world and also that my ideas no matter how innovative or entertaining will eventually be thought of by someone else, whether or not the world sees their version before or after is completely up to me. Something that helps me when I really need to focus.


Did you ever take a year off from NaNo? Why?

I’ve never participated in NaNoWriMo before this year so every year before this one would be my break I guess. I have taken a break from  I plan on doing this again next year and every year from now on if I can. This seems like a great way to actually finish some work.


What’s your biggest inspiration when figuring out what to write?

Life itself has always been a pretty big inspiration. Different things have inspired different stories. The story I’m working on this month came from my love of Once Upon A Time and the discovery of The Lunar Chronicles. I haven’t read that series yet but I hope my story is much different.


Read us the first sentence from one of your novels.

“Roselyn pulled her crimson cloak higher, concealing her raven hair.”


Why do you love writing?

The short answer is, I love writing because I love reading. I’m infatuated with books and the worlds those books create. Creating those worlds and being a part of a profession that allows me to do so on a consistent basis has always been a goal of mine. The much longer answer is that I’m a creative being who enjoys the ability to express my emotions and ideas through words. I love being able to connect with someone through my writing and knowing that there are people who can relate to either my characters or myself.


November TBR!

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I’m working on time management this month so if everything works out I’ll be able to complete this list and blog about while also keeping up with my NANOWRIMO writing. Anyway I digress, This month I’m attempting to finish reading one series and then start another. So far my 2017 Reading challenge is hanging on by a thread. I’m nine books into my 20 book goal. Almost halfway through with 52 days left. I feel like I could definitely get through but I’m ready to read something new. Lucky for me, my run with Artemis Fowl is coming to an end.


I’m currently working through the 7th installment of Artemis Fowl.  I started reading this book late last month and just haven’t finished. Ironically the title, The Atlantis Complex  by  Eoin Colfer is both a psychological condition as well as a physical location. So far I’m on page 226 of the book, (63% according to my tracker) and for the first time ever Artemis isn’t much help in getting them out of trouble. I won’t spoil it for you feel free to check out my GoodReads feed for more. I plan to be finished this book tomorrow and hopefully the series by mid next week.


Rounding out the Artemis Fowl series, I’ll be starting The Last Guardian also by Eoin Colfer. Is the final book in the Artemis Fowl saga. When it comes to a series I usually try not to read the description of the books until just before I’m about to read it. However, a quick glance at the inside cover reveals their old foe is back and still determined to bring destruction to both worlds. This series has been a bit of an obsession, I’m happy I’ve picked it up but as I said I am eager to get into a new series.

That series would be The Mortal Instruments and the accompanying Infernal Devices. I started to read the series a few years ago, swiped my mom’s copy of City of Bones as payback for her destroying my Harry Potter series. I personally don’t harm books, I just wanted to read it. I finished the first book but she refused to let me borrow the rest. Now that I have my own I’ll be speed reading the Mortal Instruments and buddy reading the Infernal Devices with my friend Breanna.

I think with a bit of determination I can get through all of these before the month is out, but I’ll definitely have to stay focused. Wish me luck!

Which books made your November TBR list? Let Me Know Below!