I was tagged by Theresa over at The Calico Books to complete this book tag which I’m SUPER excited about because I love Christmas. I’ve worn something Christmas themed everyday since December 1st and my house is ridiculously decked out in Christmas decor. So I may have a slight obsession with the holiday. 🙂
1. “YOU’RE A MEAN ONE MR. GRINCH”: NAME A VILLAINOUS CHARACTER YOU COULDN’T HELP BUT LOVE.
Definitely gotta go with the Darkling for this one. He was just so interesting. I honestly have no idea why I love him so much because he just does so many horrible and unforgivable things.
2. “ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU”: WHICH BOOK DO YOU MOST HOPE TO SEE UNDER YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE?
Okay, this is definitely a challenging question because I can’t simply say every book ever written that I haven’t already read, but this one sounds really intense and I’m so curious as to how everything works out for the sisters involved.
3. “RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER”: NAME A CHARACTER THAT OVERCOMES MAJOR OBSTACLES AND LEARNS TO BELIEVE IN THEMSELVES.
Melinda in Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. If you have’t read this book, I don’t want to spoil it for you but this girl overcomes a lot.
4. “SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN”: A) WHICH CHARACTER DO YOU THINK WOULD BE ON THE TOP OF THE NAUGHTY LIST?
B) WHICH CHARACTER DO YOU THINK WOULD BE AT THE TOP OF THE NICE LIST?
Naughty: Ugh, Bellatrix Lestrange because I still haven’t forgiven her for killing my favorite character of all time. Nice: Atticus Finch, pre-Go Set a Watchman.
5. “FROSTY THE SNOWMAN”: WHICH BOOK JUST MELTS YOUR HEART.
This was a hard one for me. It needed to be a book that had characters I fell in love with, that had a bit of innocence in it, and that ended on a positive note. To Kill a Mockingbird has all of that. Scout’s innocence is endearing (so is her spunkiness), and Atticus is a wonderful man and father. But more importantly, it does end on a positive note. That, and the moment with Boo Radley is one of my favorite literary moments of all time.
6. “FELIZ NAVIDAD”: CHOOSE A BOOK THAT TAKES PLACE IN A COUNTRY OTHER THAN YOUR OWN.
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. It’s funny because I was always told I would hate this book simply because I love Jane Eyre, but I actually adore Wuthering Heights. Even though the characters are horrible people, its one of my favorite books.
7. “IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR”: WHICH HOLIDAY THEMED BOOK DO YOU USE TO SPREAD THE CHRISTMAS JOY?
I don’t really read a lot of “holiday themed” books, honestly. But Harry Potter brings me joy, and Christmas brings me joy, so….
9. “BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE”: WHICH BOOK THAT YOU DIDN’T LIKE WOULD YOU SACRIFICE TO A FIRE TO WARM YOURSELF UP IN THE COLD?
I mean I would never EVER burn a book (thanks to Ray Bradbury), but if I had to pick one, I’d pick this one. I mean I practically ranted about it in my review.
10. “DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR”: WHICH BOOK DO YOU THINK EVERYONE SHOULD READ?
But there are so many….I guess if I had to pick, I would pick A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (specifically the illustrated edition). Even though I sobbed through the whole book, I loved it. I think its an important book for anyone to read because at some point in our lives, we are going to have to deal with grief, and for me, its one of the most realistic portrayals of grief I’ve ever read.
Because I’ve just started this blog, I feel a little weird tagging people. I know that’s probably stupid, but if you’d like to participate, please do! And if you do end up doing this, leave me a link to your post in the comments. I’d love to read what you come up with:).