Festive Book Tag

Recently, I found this tag on Kira, and thought it would be a good tag to eventually do.

Questions:

A Fictional Family you Would like to spend Christmas with- The Weasley Family

A bookish item you would like to receive as a gift- I am asking for some bookish things this year. It took a long time to warm up to the idea of a kindle, but this time decided to go for it. In addition, hope to own the Harry Potter series and A Little Princess.

A fictional character you think would make a perfect Christmas elf- Hmmm, it is tempting to use my characters. That is all because of how talented the Fairy Frogs are- my Fairy Frogs are naturally gifted in the arts. So, I feel like they would make perfect Christmas elves.

Match a book to its perfect Christmas song- Right now, don’t know

Bah Humbug. A book or fictional character you’ve been disappointed in and should be put on the naughty list- well, my least favorite read of this year has been Anna Karenina. I only stayed invested due to a subplot that interested me. Bah Humbug on this book.

A book or a fictional character you think deserves more love and appreciation and deserve to be put on the nice list- this will be an unpopular opinion that I know other people have as well. Marius from Les Misérables- he is such a complex, kind, sweet, awkward, compassionate, and brave young man. HIs relationship with Cosette is adorable.

Red, Gold and Green. A book cover that has a wonderfully Christmasy feel to it- A Christmas Treasury, of course. For those who love Christmas and classics, this is a perfect book of short stories and poems.

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- this is hard (after all, we all have different tastes). However, I think I will focus on the genre of fantasy. I want do both a standalone and series of this question.

Shades of Magic is a perfect book for those who love character-driven, fast-paced, the city of London, and different kinds of magic.

Retellings make me so nervous and scared. Spinning Silver is very original- in characters, the world, and the story. It feels so different from Rumplstiskin that I keep on forgetting that I was reading a retelling. What made me even want to read this book? Once I found out that it was the same author, who wrote Uprooted, I knew I wanted to own the book, and based on the blurb, it made me a little less nervous.

5 thoughts on “Festive Book Tag

      • Hmm…
        1) I think I’ll go with the March family from Little Women!
        2) I’m always happy to receive books for Christmas; my grandma always gives me some really good ones! Other than books, though, a bookish thing I’d enjoy receiving… maybe bookmarks? I always like to have some nice bookmarks around!
        3) A perfect Christmas elf… this one’s tough but maybe Sophy from The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer. She’s always looking to help others. Being a Christmas elf might be a little outside of her area of expertise, but I think she’d give it her best shot!
        4) This one’s really tough! None immediately come to mind, probably because there just aren’t that many books that I’ve read that remind me strongly of Christmas, or Christmas songs! 😅 I thought of a few for Les Miz, though. If Les Miz–particularly the June Rebellion part–took place at Christmastime, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” would probably be a good one. I also thought of Bullet Train’s “Snow Break,” mostly because it made me think of how Marius would probably feel if he had to be separated from Cosette. A bit of a stretch on both of those, but it’s about all I could come up with! 😂
        5) I guess I’ll go with Shakespeare’s Hamlet for this one! I’ve come to appreciate it a little more after thinking more in depth about it for a class I’m taking, but I still just don’t really care for it all that much!
        6) Gotta agree on Marius! I’ll add Raoul to the list, too. Despite how much other people dislike them, I love ’em so much!
        7) I don’t have too many Christmassy books, so the closest would probably be my Charles Dickens collection, since it’s got A Christmas Carol in it. Maybe I’ll add my Hans Christian Anderson collection, too, since it’s got a picture of the Snow Queen on its front cover, and it feels a little Christmassy.
        8) I think I’ll go with Michael Ende’s The Neverending Story for this one. It’s a book that gave me so much joy when I was younger, but manages to have appeal even for older audiences. I think it’s such a timeless, fun story that deserves more love!

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  1. A Christmas Treasury- the first story in that is A Christmas Carol. I might suggest this entire treasury if you love love classics and Christmas.

    A Treasury of Hans Christian Anderson- still haven’t finished yet

    I wish characters like Marius weren’t disliked- I don’t understand why people think he is a jerk. No where close

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