Happy Sunday, a tag today! Wasn’t tagged as per usual but it’s Christmasy themed, so we’re going with it, peeps. I did this tag last year and the year before as well so I’m going to attempt to come up with different answers.
On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: A partridge in a pear tree!
The partridge stood alone in the pear tree. What is your favorite stand alone?
Definitely one of the best standalones I’ve read this year. It really felt like a melancholy Ghibli story.
On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: Two turtle doves!
Love is in the air! Who is your one true pairing?
Again, same as last year and the year before, I don’t really have one.
On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: Three French hens!
In the spirit of threes, what is the best trilogy you have read?
This is one of the best trilogies I’ve read this year, if not ever. I’m very late to this band wagon I know but man these books were definitely worth the hype.
On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: Four calling birds!
Since series usually consist of four or more books, what is your favorite series?
This was a really good one I read this year. It has 18 volumes total, and technically it was a reread since I did read it once about fifteen years ago. It had been so long though that I forgot about a lot of it and it was like reading it for the first time.
On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: Five golden rings!
One ring to rule them all! Who is your Favorite Villain/Antagonist?
Definitely Cresades from Bennett’s Founders trilogy. It’s been a while since I was actually unsettled by a villain in a book but man, he’s unsettling.
On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: Six geese a laying!
Creation is a beautiful thing. What is your favorite world/world-building?
The world in Robin Hobb’s Soldier Son trilogy is really interesting. There’s the regular world and then this whole other spiritual world within the trees. It’s really neat.
On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: Seven swans a swimming!
Who needs seven swans when all it takes is one good animal sidekick? Who’s your favorite animal sidekick?
Obviously Roach the horse from the Witcher series.
One the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: Eight maid a milking!
Milk is so 18th century. Which book or series takes beverages/food to a whole new level?
On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: Nine ladies dancing!
Dancing is just one skill of a Lady! Who is your favorite kickass female lead?
I feel like I keep bringing up Baru a lot. I keep rereading the series though so makes sense.
On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: Ten lords a leaping!
How about your favorite leading lad?
Logan from this trilogy is pretty wonderful. He’s a huge, rough battle-worn guy but I suspect he’s a teddy bear.
On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: Eleven pipers piping!
What is your favorite book or bookish thing with musical influence? (It can be about music, reference music a lot etc.)
I don’t have a good answer for this one this year 😦 I didn’t read anything music related.
On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave ot me: Twelve drummers drumming!
Drum roll please…what is your favorite read of this year?
I’m not telling yet! That is another post.
And that’s it – if you’d like to do this, do it yo. See ya tomorrow.