There’s just enough time before Christmas to fit in one more book tag, because why not? I’ve stopped doing too many book tags, but they always help get me in the mood for Christmas. I found this one over on The Terror of Knowing – which is easily one of my favorite book blogs – and thought it would be fun.
Anticipation: The Christmas excitement is real, what book release(s) are you most anticipating?
Definitely Iron Gold. I just started rereading the Red Rising trilogy (for the millionth time) in preparation, and I am so excited to see what Pierce Brown does next with this world. From what I understand, it’s going to be an entirely different format, centered on different characters (though the old ones will be there), and I can’t wait to see what it’s all about.
Christmas Songs & Carols: What book or author can you not help but sing its praises?
Neil Gaiman. Always. Every time I read one of his books, I feel so inspired. His writing is just magical.
Gingerbread Houses: What book or series has wonderful world building?
There are so many I could name, but I really enjoy Victoria Schwab’s world building. I think it’s so great because it’s how she starts her stories. But the four Londons in the Shades of Magic trilogy and how the monsters are created in Monsters of Verity are pure genius.
A Christmas Carol: Favorite classic or one that you want to read
A Christmas Carol! I am actually planning on reading it this Christmas (probably as you’re reading this post since I will be spending most of Christmas day cooking and spending time with family). I’ve planned on reading it for Christmas for the past two or three years, and somehow I never get to it.
Christmas Sweets: What book would you love to receive for Christmas
If I don’t receive the illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban then I will be very disappointed indeed, especially since I’ve held off buying it myself because it’s a great kind of book to gift people and I thought my family would go for it for me. Ok fine confession time: I 100% know that my parents have got me this one for Christmas, so unless there is a very unlikely mixup with presents I should have my little hands on it come Christmas Day.
Candles in the Window: What book gives you that warm fuzzy feeling
I’m going to go with A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. I read this at the beginning of the year, and I still feel all warm and fuzzy when I think about it.
Christmas Trees & Decorations: What are some of your favorite book covers?
Going off of my 2017 reads (because it’s easier), I really love the covers of The Immortalist by Chloe Benjamin, Lab Girl by Hope Jahren, These Violent Delights by Victoria Namkung, Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore, The Chalk Artist by Allegra Goodman, and If We Were Villains by M. L. Rio. Just a few of my favorites.
Christmas Joy: What are some of your favorite things about Christmas And/Or some of your favorite Christmas memories?
I love spending time with family, especially since everyone is in such a good mood. As I’ve gotten older, one of my favorite parts of Christmas has become giving gifts – I love spending time picking out Christmas presents and seeing the look on the recipient’s face when they open them. It just makes me happy.
If you’d like to do this tag, consider yourself tagged. And feel free to share your answers in the comments – I always enjoy seeing what other people’s answers are.