Christmas Song Book Tag | Blogmas Day 13

Today, I am back with Blogmas Day 13. Yesterday, I told you about some of the best 2020 Book Adaptations however, we’re back in the Christmas spirit today with a tag that was originally created by Hailey from Hailey in Bookland, on youtube. It’s so interesting to watch this old video of hers from back in 2014 as looking the books on her shelves you can see how both her reading tastes and young adult fiction books have changed over time. So, if you decide to watch that video, look out for some classic young adult series in the background. However, getting back to this post, this is a tag in which you an answer a series of questions based on Christmas songs! I love listening to Christmas songs, it just makes me feel so festive. So, let’s see what bookish questions we have today.

I accidentally missed advent calendar question number 12 yesterday so I am going to answer that one for you today. This is a series of questions that were created by The Bookworm Shelf to try and get to know each other a little more as well as answer some fun Christmas questions! Today’s question is: What is the ugliest Christmas decoration you have ever seen? If you’ve ever seen the film Last Christmas, then I have to say some of the decorations that Santa sells in her Christmas shop. Some of those are seriously crazy. I’ve never seen anything quite like those in real life though.

1. “You’re a Mean One Mr Grinch”: Name a villainous character you couldn’t help but love.

For this one, I’m going to go with Legend from the Caraval series, or even Jacks from the same series. Though not necessarily completely villainous, I love the mystery element behind these character and how we learn more and more about them and their secrets as they go along. I read all of this series this year!

2. “All I Want for Christmas is You”: Which book do you most hope to see under your Christmas tree?

I wrote about the main books that are on my Christmas list for Blogmas Day 2 , but the one that I am going to go with is Winter of the World by Ken Follett. This is the second book in a series by that author so I would be very happy to see that one under the tree so that I can continue with the series.

3. “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”: Name a character that overcomes major obstacles and learn to believe in themselves.

This was a bit of a difficult one and I trawled through my Goodreads to try and find a character than wasn’t your typical Harry Potter answer. I’m actually going to go with Addy from One of Us is Lying. It has been a while since I read this book but, if I remember rightly, Addy really comes into her own by the end of the book and starts believing in who she is rather than what everyone else wants her to be.

4. “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”: Which characters do you think would be at the top of the naught and nice lists?

I’m going to have to say Gloria Stewart for this one. She is the author of the autobiographical novel A Friend for Christmas. This is a story about not having much money growing up yet, still dedicating your life to helping and providing for others. For naughty, I’m going to say Dorothy from the novel Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige, which features a Queen of Hearts-esque Dorothy in this retelling of the Wizard of Oz.

5. “Frosty the Snowman”: Which book just melts your heart?

Marley and Me by Jon Grogan. Melts my heart and then smashes it into a million pieces.

6. “Feliz Navidad”: Chose a book that takes place in a country other than your own.

Given that most contemporary books are set in America, this one shouldn’t be difficult. However, I’m actually going to go with Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys. This is a WW2 historical fiction novel, that follows a cast of characters as they try to escape East Prussia and Poland.

7. “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”: Which holiday themed book do you use to spread the Christmas joy?

I’ve only really read A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and Let it Snow, a series of short stories by various authors, that are Christmas themed. Both of these ones I rated 3 stars so, not amazing books but, they will get you in the Christmas spirit.

8. “Sleigh Ride”: Which fictional character would you choose to spend the holidays with?

I would absolutely love to spend Christmas with the Weasleys. I would want a jumper, so many people and craziness…..It sounds perfect to me.

9. “Baby it’s Cold Outside”: Which book that you didn’t like would you sacrifice to a fire to warm yourself?

I’m going to have to say After by Anna Todd for this one. This is one of the most toxic romances that I have ever read. The film is not too bad but the book is a big no from me. (I did read the One Direction fan-fiction version so I do not know if any elements were change in publication. I hope they were.)

10. “Do you hear what I hear”: Which book do you think everyone should read?

I Am the Messenger by Markus Zuzak. Nobody seems to talk about this book, like they do The Book Thief but, I really enjoyed it. It is probably up there with one of my favourite books of all time so I really wish more people had read and enjoyed it.

Those are all the questions for the Christmas Song Book Tag! Let me know your answers down in the comments below…..

Blogmas Day 14 is coming tomorrow:

Reading Books from My 2020 TBRs for A Week: Spoiler Thoughts and Spoiler-Free Review

It will feature novels such as Carry On by Rainbow Rowell and Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys so you don’t want to miss it!

Amie x

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