It’s been a bit radio silent on this blog for a hot minute, and I apologise. I have no decent excuse besides that I got busy. I’ve decided to kick it off right, with a festive book tag (I know it’s not Friday, but I’m trying to right things haha). So how about we stop chitchatting and get into the exciting part of this blog!
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1. A fictional family you would like to spend Christmas dinner with?
I’m going to start this with a no-brainer, only because I absolutely ADORE this group. I think they have the perfect percent of sarcasm and spunk, that it only makes sense that I dive into this series for Christmas. That series (of course) is A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas. I just love the group that Feyre ends up with, I can only wish that I will one day belong to group of friends and family that’s so loyal, protective and understanding as they are. (Not to mention to provide a great laugh).
2. A bookish item you would like to receive as a gift?
I saw Jenniely write this for her answer, and I have to steal it because I 100% agree! The Invisibility Cloak from Harry Potter is a must have! Could you imagine the mischief you’d be able to get up to?? But also, if you wanted to read in peace, just pull the cloak over you, and wham, bam, thank you ma’am!
3. A fictional character you think would make a perfect Christmas elf?
Besides the obvious (Dobby from Harry Potter), I think it would be absolutely hilarious if someone unexpected were to be an elf. Someone tall and muscular, built with so much seriousness that it’s almost hard to see them dressed up in the green, white and red, with bells on their hooked shoes. That’s why I want to pick Dimitri from Vampire Academy to be my perfect elf. I can just imagine his not-so-cheery spirit in that deep Russian accent he has.
4. Match a book to its perfect Christmas song.
I’d like to pair City of Bones by Cassandra Clare with the song ‘Fairytale of New York’, as the entire series is set in New York, I think it’s fitting. The whol demon thing is close enough to a fairytale, especially if you take the Grimm’s Brothers into account!
5. Bah Humbug. A book or fictional character you’ve been disappointed in and should be put on the naughty list?
Well, let’s have a sharp look into Akarnae by Lynette Noni and turn our very intimidating glares on one bad boy that needs to be imprisoned. I’m defintely choosing Aven, he’s less ‘badboy’ and a little more of a murderous, controlling criminal, but what do I know?
6. A book or a fictional character you think deserves more love and appreciation and deserve to be put on the nice list?
How it Feels to Float by Helena Fox was an extraordinary read! I read that in the span of a few hours and spent most of the time weeping into my blankets. It was just so good! I felt like I could relate a whole lot to the entire thing. IT’S SO GOOD!
7. Red, Gold and Green. A book cover that has a wonderfully Christmas-y feel to it.
I’m thinking of the anthology written by John Green, Lauren Myracle, and Maureen Johnson called Let it Snow. Though it has a more traditionally ‘American’ Christmas feel, unlike the extreme heat of summer I’m used to. If I were to try and search my shelves for a book that screams ‘Australian Christmas’ I might have to settle with Neal and Jarrod Shusterman’s Dry as it contains a lot of fires and high heat. Perhaps I’m being a little cynacle due to current events. Let’s move on.
8. A book or series you love so much, you want everyone to find under their Christmas tree this year so they can read it and love it too?
I’m going to pick one that I’ve read this year, and that would be It Sounded Better in my Head by Nina Kenwood. I just thoroughly enjoyed reading it, so much so I’ve read it twice in the span of a single year! So SO SOO good!
BOOKS MENTIONED IN THIS POST:
– A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas
– Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K Rowling
– Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
– City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
– Akarnae by Lynette Noni
– How it Feels to Float by Helena Fox
– Let it Snow by John Green, Lauren Myracle, and Maureen Johnson
– Dry by Neal and Jarrod Shusterman
– It Sounded Better in my Head by Nina Kenwood