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.


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2017 Non-Fiction November Book Tag


It’s November! One of my favorite month’s of the year for obvious reasons 😉 New to the book blogging world I spend 75% of my day searching the internet for events and tags that I may be missing out on. I was missing out on quite a bit. Like this tag for example, which I got from What The Log Had To Say.  

I may be the wrong person to ask about non-fiction books as I almost ever read them, but, I’m going to give this one my best shot. Give it a try and be sure to tag me so I can get some ideas about non-fiction books!


What was your favorite nonfiction read of the year?

I almost never read non-fiction something I definitely plan to work on for next year. I was trying to figure out how to work a podcast into the website earlier this year so I bought a lot of books I never actually read completely.  One of the few I did happen to make it through was The DIY Internet Radio Cookbook by Tom Tenny. It was a short read and helped you map out your radio station from start to finish. I’ll revisit that idea some other time. Would you all tune in to a Blu Moon Fiction radio show?


What nonfiction book have you recommended the most?

I believe the only non-fiction recommendation I’ve ever made was Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden. I don’t recall how old I was when I read this book but I know my mother bought it after hearing all the hype. It was written like one of my fiction books and I immediately connected with the young woman who would eventually become the most celebrated Geisha in Japan. That this book became a movie I later became obsessed with only adds proof that the story is awesome!

I’m actually looking for recommendations, I enjoy history and art!

What is one topic or type of nonfiction you haven’t read enough of yet?

There are entire sections of non-fiction books that I haven’t read yet so this question is a bit hard to answer. I’m beginning to get excited for what my answers will be next year because I’m already putting together a non-fiction TBR list. Thanks to a friend over at Coffee Loving Bookoholic I may decide to grab some audio books for this.

What are you hoping to get out of participating in Nonfiction November?

I’m hoping to add a new Non – Fiction book to my read list. I actually just found out about all of this on my birthday, (Nov 7) and am currently up to my elbows in fantasy series to finish. My reading goals for 2018 are going to be more goal oriented so I’m hoping to have more to talk about next year.



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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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What We’re Reading: Artemis Fowl  (The Atlantis Complex)


It took me a bit longer to finish this book than it has the others in the series. I even chose to take a break for a few days to get the Blumoonfiction.wordpress.com site back up and running. Having finished the book I have a few take-aways.

Angeline Fowl is an amazing beastmode mom, in the running for my literary adopted mom status. Using cooperation in keeping the fairy people’s existence a secret, as a way to extort normal teenage behavior from your son, is genius and if faeries were real totally worth the effort.

Secondly, Love truly conquers all including black magic runes and psychosis. This theme pops up often throughout the book, I won’t spoil it for you but see if you can get what I meant. The ending to the final conflict was so poetic, I would’ve teared up if I hadn’t been holding my breath for the downfall of Turnball Root, villain of our novel.

Thirdly, this book is a completely different Fowl adventure than what we’ve come to know. Traditionally there’s multiple villains and levels of psychological sparring ending in the flawless execution of a final Fowl plan to defeat the bad guy and save the day.

This time not so much…

Artemis’s mental ability isn’t going to be as helpful as it’d usually be. In fact Artemis spends a large chunk of the book out of commission.

I love character development and a little variation from time to time. For six books we’ve seen Artemis use his wits to outsmart his foes and to help save the day, but now suffering from fits of psychosis while trying to unravel a villainous plot his mind seems to be causing him the most trouble.

The villain in this book is also different. Questing to be reunited with his love, regardless of of how their romance came to be is a completely different motivation. Ultimately it was that same motivation that ended his scheme. This part of the book is the most poetic if not slightly anti-climactic. A part of me wondered what the point of it all was, but only for a moment.

The Atlantis Complex is also the funniest AF book I’ve read, now that Artemis has a sense of humor, jokes between the characters as well as the jokes the author leaves for the reader are on almost every page. It’s one of the more light hearted books, considering the events that place.

The Orion character is truly one of the more humurous inceptions of Artemis Fowl, with his chivalrous demeanor and floral speech. He proved to be more useful than originally expected.

Psychosis beats Rune.

One final book in the Artemis Fowl series before I am done. This has been an amazing journey but I’m sooooo ready to get out of Ireland.

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