the christmas carol book tag.

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I never can resist watching the Snoopy Christmas special.

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!

city of heavenly fire cover1. You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch – Name a villainous character you can’t help but love to hate.

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!

 jane eyre cover2. 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!

looking for alaska3. 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.

lord of the rings cover4. 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!

outcasts of 19 schuyler place cover5. Frosty the Snowman – What book just melts your heart?

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.

Jellicoe-Road-by-Melina-Marchetta_thumb6. Feliz Navidad – Your favorite book that takes place in a country other than you own

Definitely Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta. It takes place in Australia and just might possibly be my favorite book ever.

harry potter and the sorcerer's stone cover7. It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year – What book do you read to get in the Christmas spirit?

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!

a study in scarlet covre8. Sleigh Ride – What character would you most want to spend the holiday with?

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! :))

fourth of july creek cover9. 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 cover10. Do You Hear What I Hear? – What book would you recommend to everyone?

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! 🙂

Happy Holidays!

Yours,

HOLLY

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8 thoughts on “the christmas carol book tag.

  1. You’ll have to tell me what you think of Jane Eyre! I’ve been trying to decide whether to read that one for ages. I loved Wuthering Heights, but I’ve heard that Charlotte was more conservative than her free-wheeling sister Emily.
    And I really need to give The Great Gatsby another chance. It’s not that I didn’t like it, it’s just that I was supposed to read it for school but there were no assignments for it so I left it. It’s been a few years now, I reckon I’ll take a crack at it!

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    1. I agree, The Great Gatsby is definitely worth another chance. There is just so much crammed into less than 200 pages that I felt like I had read a tome once I finished. Everything about it is so interesting because you can find hidden meanings for almost anything. It’s so good! 🙂

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