‘Tis the Season Book Tag!

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I knew that the christmas-y tags would come in soon and since I really like them, I am glad that I got tagged by Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much to do the ‘Tis the Season Book Tag! It’s going to be tough coming up with better or even just different answers from her, but I’ll try my best!

1. Do you have a favorite winter read?

7741325Absolutely! Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares is the perfect read for this season, even though I actually didn’t read it in winter. Either way, I think of Christmas when I think of the book.

2. Find a book with blue on the cover!

18371031There are quite a lot of books with blue covers, but my question is, does it have to be a winter-y blue? Because then I’ll definitely go with my version of Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin!

3. Find a book you’d use as the star on a Christmas tree!

1680190Uuuuh, that’s a good one! The dust jacket of my Molly Moon’s Hypnotic Time Travel Adventure by Georgia Byng has a golden dust jacket and it would look glorious on the Christmas Tree. Unfortunately I can’t show the original now, so you’ll have to deal with a yellow version of it.

4. Pick one fictional place that would be perfect for a winter vacation!

Argh! I already said Narnia in the Dashing Through the Snow tag and it was Cátia’s answer as well, so I have to find something else. Hmmm, can I spend Christmas at the circus from the Night Circus? Because that would be so magical and great and full of awe! (Cookie picture from Not Your Momma’s Cookies!)

5. Pick one fictional character you’d take with you on your winter vacation!

I hate it when I have to pick just one … How am I supposed to do that? Hmmm, who’s a character I have neglected a little in the past? I think Christms would be really fun with Étienne St. Clair from Anna and the French Kiss!

6. Name one book on your wish list this year!

The Boy Most Likely ToThere are tons of books on my wishlist. I’d really like to read Huntley Fitzpatrick‘s book The Boy Most Likely To. It plays in the same universe as My Life Next Door and I loved those characters! Revisiting them would be great!

7. Favorite holiday drink, treat, & movie?

Tough one! I’ll stay with Chai Tea Latte for holiday drink – the cinnamon fits the season. I love to eat speculoos as treats and movie … well, aside from Love, Actually, I also like to watch The Santa Clause from 1994.

      

8. Who do you tag?

*Feel free to ignore the tag if you’ve done it already or simply don’t want to!*

Dashing Through the Snow Book Tag!

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The Dashing Through the Snow Book Tag is the first winter-related tag I am doing this year and it was created by my friend Astra over at A Stranger’s Guide to Novels. You should definitely go and check out her original post! But what is up with all you guys being so creative and making your own tags! I am so impressed! But without further ado, let’s get on with it!

Rules:

  • Thank the curator
  • Tag 5 people to spread the Christmas joy
  • Have fun!

1. Name a book you would like to see under your Christmas tree!

Just ONE!?!?! I’m trying to think of something I probably wouldn’t buy myself and that’s Once Upon a Time – Red’s Untold Tale! Ruby is one of my favourite characters on the show and I already have the Once Upon a Time version of the Grimm fairy tales. I bet it would look nice next to it!

Once Upon A Time

2. A book you’ll be reading during the Christmas Season!

That’s kind of difficult because it entirely depends on what I get for Christmas. But in the unlikely event that I don’t get any books, I’d like to refer you to my December TBR.

3. Favourite Christmas Movie?

You simply cannot go wrong with Love Actually! It’s adorable each and every time!

4. Do you like snow?

YAAAAS! But only the really fluffy, untouched and white one. Since I live in a quite busy city, it turns into grey mud way too soon.

5. Name a character you would like to spend your Christmas day with!

Again, just ONE!?!?!? My brain is close to an overload because it’s so difficult to decide … technically you didn’t write the word “one” though! Well, I’d either like to spend it with all the characters from the Infernal Devices, The Mortal Instruments, Fangirl, The Martian, Bitten, Landline, The Night Circus … I LOVE ALL MY BOOKS!

6. To give or to receive?

The best is a little bit of both, if you know what I mean? Last year my family donated a goat in my name to a family in need in a developing country. I got a postcard with a really funny and cute goat on it and the family has the animal. That’s what I call a win-win!

7. What fictional place would you like to spend Christmas at?

NARNIA! I just associate it with snow and the Pevensie kids got great presents from Santa. Also, I’ve been watching way too much of the Royals lately and William Moseley is just so swoon-worthy. So, preferably, I’d want to spend it with Prince Liam/King Peter …

   

8. Fondest Christmas memory?

I think it has to be the Christmas I got my hamster. He was my favourite pet from all the ones I had, but I should probably mention that all the ones before him were goldfish. Either way, my family made me sing a song and when I turned around I saw the hamster cage and I didn’t realise that he was in there. I thought he was a cardboard figure of a hamster that I might get in the next days. He was standing there, just staring at me, apparently having been either mesmerized or traumatized by my singing. (Wish I could show a picture, but I have none on my laptop …)

9. Can you say Christmas tree ten times FAST  in a row (pronouncing it correctly!)

No … at some point it sounded like Christmas pee and I had to stop because I was laughing so hard.


Tagging time! I TAG:

*As per usual, feel free to ignore the tag if you don’t want to do it. There will never be peer pressure on my blog!