It’s Christmas Eve, which means there is time for one more Christmas book tag! I wasn’t tagged by anyone, but I found this going around WordPress and it looked fun. The Harry Potter Christmas Tag was created by Charleigh at Charleigh Writes. I’m excited, so let’s just get into it!
It’s your first Christmas at Hogwarts. What’s one book you’ve asked for this year?
I asked for a few books this year, but at the top of my list is The Anatomy of Dreams by Chloe Benjamin (because I loved The Immortalists so much), and Monstress volumes 2 and 3.
You spot Hagrid hauling the Christmas tree through the grounds. What is the longest (or heaviest!) book you own?
I think this probably has to go to War & Peace. The edition I have clocks in at a bit over 1,400 pages.
It’s time for the famous Great Hall feast. What’s one book you can’t read without snacks?
I don’t think there is a particular book that I need snacks to read. I do occasionally read with snacks, but it’s not something I associate with a particular book.
Well done, you’ve brewed your first Polyjuice potion. What’s one book you’d change the cover of?
It’s not particularly bad, but I’ve never been a fan of the cover of Naomi Novik’s Uprooted. I just think it could be so much better, and it doesn’t do the story justice.
You receive a brand new Firebolt for Christmas. What’s one book you read super quickly?
I read the majority (everything but the first chapter) of The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang in a single day. And it was a work day, so I didn’t have a lot of time. That book is addicting.
You join Harry for his first proper Christmas. What’s one book you’d love to receive this year?
I always love any special or beautiful editions of classics. I have a ton of books, so that’s usually a safe gift for me because I don’t mind having duplicates if they’re pretty.
You get hit by one of Fred and George’s flying snowballs. What’s a book you wanted to throw across the room?
Looking back at books I’ve read this year, Kismet by Luke Tredget was 400 pages of annoyingly immature characters. I’m not sure why I didn’t DNF this one. The main character in particular frustrated me so much.
You’ve just visted Hogsmeade for the first time. What’s one popular book you haven’t read yet?
I think I’m going to have to go with The Lord of the Rings. I skimmed this when I was around twelve (read: I pretended to have read it), but never got around to actually reading it. I did read The Hobbit as an adult and really enjoyed it, but I struggled to get into The Fellowship of the Rings. One day.
Congratulations, you’ve been invited to the Yule Ball. What book about Christmas do you love?
I’ve only read a couple books about Christmas, and I didn’t love any of them. Do you have any recommendations to add to my TBR for next year?
You find Ron’s deluminator. What’s one book that’s helped you through some dark times?
It’s probably a cliché, but I have to say Harry Potter. Those books got me through a challenging childhood, and a lot of hard times as an adult. Maybe it’s time for a reread…
That’s it for this tag! I hope you all are having a wonderful day! If you celebrate Christmas, then Merry Christmas – or Happy Christmas, if we’re at Hogwarts – and if you don’t, then I hope you have a happy holiday season!