I saw this Tag first on my my favorite Booktuber’s channel, Hailey in Bookland, and then again from an awesome blogger, Kristin Kraves Books. It’s fun and full of holiday spirit. It’s really interesting to see what everyone can come up with, especially if there are some answers that come from lesser-known books so there can still be recommendations.
“You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch”: Name a villainous character you couldn’t help but love.
Bliss from The Butterfly Garden. She was very sassy and was far more snarl than smile. I loved her. She was so strong in the face of what she endured. A survivor for sure, Bliss and this book were both amazing.
“All I Want for Christmas is You”: Which book to you most hope to see under your Christmas tree?
As seen on my post Top Ten Books I Hope Santa Brings, I’m really hoping to get Understanding English Grammar. If I don’t, it’s fine (I have a lot of other books on my list) but I think this would be the most helpful!
“Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”: Name a character that overcomes major obstacles and learns to believe in themselves.
The character that comes to mind right away is Neverfell from a middle grade book that I read and reviewed this year called A Face Like Glass. Neverfell learns that she is a bit quirky, even in the underground city where she lives. She also shows compassion on oppressed people, helping them to get freedom. I was proud of her!
“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?
a) Lada from And I Darken would be on the naughty list. While her motives might have been for good, it was under a lot of her protective layer of meanness.
b) It’s hard to pick a nice character because most of the books I read have characters that are rough around the edges. It’s very hard to write a character that’s very pure and not have it be boring. Saying that, I think Jem from The Infernal Devices trilogy is very pure.
“Frosty the Snowman”: Which book just melts your heart.
Between The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea melted my heart when I read it. It was just so interesting to me!
“Feliz Navidad”: Choose a book that takes place in a country other than your own.
The House of The Spirits takes place in Chile! I did my final senior project on this book for my undergraduate degree and it always makes me happy to mention it.
“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”: Which holiday themed book do you use to spread the Christmas joy?
Umm I don’t have any! I’m pretty much a read-all-the-October-themed-books-all-year kind of girl. However, I’ve been meaning to do a reread of the Harry Potter books and I think those have beautiful Christmases in them.
“Sleigh Ride”: Which fictional character would you choose to spend the holidays with (doesn’t have to be a love interest!)
I’d want to spend some time with Sorina from Daughter of the Burning City because it was one of my best books of the year! I’d want to see how her powers work and see the Freak Show!
“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?
As much as it makes me sad to sacrifice any book, I would sacrifice The Child by Fiona Barton.
“Do you hear what I hear”: Which book do you think everyone should read?
A Lesson Before Dying. It was my favorite book that I read in college. I think it was very meaningful.
Let’s chat! What are your answers to these questions! Are you as excited for Christmas as I am?
Thanks for reading!