Hello! Happy Blogmas day 4! Today I thought I'd treat you to a post that's actually holiday themed. It's still full of my delirious musings, but you should know what mess you're getting into by now.
Today's tag is the Festive Christmas Book tag, and it was created by GirlReading on Booktube in 2015! I have not stumbled across this tag before, so I thought now is the perfect time to give it a new breath of life. Enjoy!
1) A fictional family you would like to spend christmas dinner with?
Easy. The Weasleys. I'd give anything to sit around their rickety table and have Molly force feed me third or fourth helpings of heaping dishes made with tender love. If that isn't Christmas, I'm not sure what is.
2) A bookish item you would like to receive as a gift?
Honestly... another bookshelf would be pretty neato. My overflow books are shoved in every nook and cranny of my closet they can fit in.
3) A fictional character you think would make a perfect christmas elf?
This question is confusing to me. Am I picking a character that's hardworking to be a sweatshop slave making toys? Am I picking someone jolly?
To limit any confusion, I'm choosing both Legolas and Gimli as a pair. The reason being, whether they are making toys out of love, or working as some fat man in red's slaves, they are guaranteed to be bickering and bantering the entire time. Remember when they were competing with kills in Two Towers? Okay, now reimagine that scene while the two are making toys.
4) Match a book to it's perfect christmas song.
I'm going to make someone angry...
I'm going to match together "All I Want for Christmas is You" by Mariah Carey with The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon, because if I hear one more person rave about such a mediocre piece of work as if it "saved" or "revolutionized" fantasy, I'm going to blow them up.
5) Bah Humbug. A book or fictional character you've been disappointed in and should be put on the naughty list?
I haven't talked about The Inheritance Cycle over here in awhile... I'm breaking that streak.
Murtaugh is my answer. I won't give much more, because spoilers, but oh my fucking god does he hurt my soul with his bad behavior, and then breaks my heart later when we find out why.
What a jerk.
I love him.
6) A book or a fictional character you think deserves more love and appreciation and deserve to be put on the nice list?
While we are on the topic... why doesn't Nasuada get more love and attention? No one talks about her. She just may be the most badass and strong female character I've ever had the joy of reading. SHE NEEDS MORE LOVE AND APPRECIATION!
7) Red, Gold and Green. A book cover that has a wonderfully christmasy feel to it.
Of all the questions to potentially stump me... I didn't expect this to be the one.
It's not exactly Christmasy, nor is it red, green, OR gold. However, I'm a rule breaker, and I'm answering with Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden.
Reason being, my copy in particular, has the main characters sitting together amidst a winter wonderland. To me, that's Christmasy enough.
(I DON'T READ CHRISTMAS BOOKS, COME FIGHT ME!)
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 haven't finished it yet, but that's no going to keep me from answering this question haphazardly with The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang. I'm loving this read SOO much! I feel like I'm reading Harry Potter for the first time all over again. Confused by that sentiment? Don't worry, a full review will be up as soon as I finish this bad boy.
In the meantime, just know I'm absolutely loving it, and I hear the sequels only get better!
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