Happy Day 13! Only 12 more sleeps until Christmas! I’m doing a tag today. I found it on Whimsically Meghan‘s blog, so go check it out!
Father Christmas: Name a book you received as a child that you treasure to this day.
I Choose You by Tracey West. This was one of the first ‘chapter’ books I owned. My parents got it for me when I was nine or so, and I still have it, along with most of the rest of the original series. As far as I know the series is still going and has like a million books in it now.
The Ghost of Christmas Past: Is there a book or series you like to revisit each year at Christmas time?
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson gets a reread from me every few years or so, and now that I have a kid I can read it to him too. It’s one of those beginner reader books, and honestly it could count as an answer for the first question, too.
Christmas Tree: Name a series that reaches new heights with every entry.
Robin Hobb’s Realm of the Elderlings series definitely does. Pictured on the right is book uh… eight, and my personal favorite. There are sixteen books total and every single one is worth the read. They’re wonderful.
Friends and Family: Name a book with fantastic characters.
The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie has such interesting characters. Like this first book honestly is mostly set up but the characters keep it interesting. Some of them I love and some I hate and some I hated and then grew to love.
Decorations: Name a book with a gorgeous cover you would proudly display on your shelves.
If We Were Villains by M. L. Rio – Just look how lovely it is!
Christmas Cards: Name a book that carries a great message.
Our Dining Table by Ori Mita does. It has love and togetherness and acceptance and recovery and all sorts of things. And it’s sweet to boot.
Ice and Snow: Name a book that you were hoping to love but which ultimately left you feeling cold.
I Hate Fairyland by Skottie Young I had really high hopes for. It’s so colorful and neat looking but I ended up not enjoying it.
Christmas Lunch: Name a book that was big and intimidating but oh so worth it in the end.
The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee comes in at just under 600 pages and normally that’s not too bad for me, but I chose it because it’s nonfiction, which is always intimidating to me. This book was super good though, very interesting.
Mince Pies: Name a book you found sweet and satisfying.
Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft was really, really good. It ended up on my favorites list of… I don’t remember what year. It was at least a few years ago, but I still think about it. What I really loved about this book was the setting. It was just so neat!
Presents: What book do you wish you could give everyone to read?
Literally anything by Robin Hobb
Spreading the Festive Cheer: Tag some friends to help spread the festive bookish love.
If you wanna do this tag, you’re tagged.
Until tomorrow, peeps!