Ho, ho, ho! Who’s ready for some bookish holiday fun? I’ve been listening to Christmas music since November, so Christmas cannot come soon enough for me! A big thanks to Alicia @ Kernel of Nonsense for doing the tag and tagging everyone! Here we go!
This might sound strange, but I think I have to go with Sebastian from the Mortal Instruments series, specifically City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare. He’s such a dynamic, interesting villain that I can’t help but love to read about his evilness. I never know what he’s going to do next!
2. All I Want For Christmas Is You – What book do you most want to find under your Christmas tree this year?
I asked for many books for Christmas, but the one I’m most eagerly awaiting is the Penguin English Library edition of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. I’ve heard so many great things about this classic that I just want to dive right into it! And this edition is absolutely gorgeous!
3. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – Name a favorite character that had to overcome a major obstacle. Why are they your favorite?
I can’t say what the major obstacle is for obvious spoiler-y reasons, but the character is Pudge (Miles) from Looking for Alaska by John Green. He’s just an average guy, which makes him very easy to relate to. I appreciate the fact that not all strong characters have to be remarkable to the honorable.
4. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – Which characters do you think are at the top of Santa’s “nice” and “naughty” list?
Naught and nice lists can get pretty complicated sometimes- I mean, it’s not often that someone is completely good or evil. However, I do think clear examples of these two categories are presented in one of my favorite series, The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. Frodo, Sam, Pippin, Merry, Legolas, Gimli, Aragorn…. the list of nice folk goes on and on! And then you have the naughty ones- all those orcs and, of course, Sauron himself!
For this one I have to go with The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place by E.L. Konigsburg. I’ve read it countless times since I first read it in third grade, and it always makes me feel nostalgic and all warm and fuzzy inside.
Definitely Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta. It takes place in Australia and just might possibly be my favorite book ever.
This may sound strange, but around this time of year I get the sudden urge to read the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. I think it’s because it reminds me of my childhood, as does Christmas. Whatever the reason, it means I’ll probably be reading some of the series again soon!
Definitely Sherlock Holmes. Solving mysteries in London during the holiday season? Sign me up! (Bonus points if he is reincarnated in the flesh as Benedict Cumberbatch! :))
9. Baby It’s Cold Outside – What book do you hate so much you’d sacrifice it to the fire to stay warm?
Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson. I picked it up randomly at the library earlier this year and literally had to force myself to read each word. UGH.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It’s short, fascinating, and incredibly meaningful. What more could you want?
And there you have it! I hope you’ve enjoyed this fun holiday tag as much as I have! I’m not going to tag any specific people- in the spirit of the holiday season, EVERYONE can participate! 🙂