Hello everybody and welcome to day 22 of a Golden Christmas. I’ve completed the Bookish Christmas tag, which I found on this blog, and I had a lot of fun answering these questions. Onto the post!
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Hello everybody! I can’t believe how few of these 12 days of blogmas posts I still have left to do, I’ve been enjoying them so much, and I’m looking forward to getting my last uni exam over with today so I can catch up properly on other people’s Christmassy content. Anyway, today I’m going to be doing the Jingle Bell Book Tag, which I found on the Humpo Show. Onto the post!
Hello everybody! Today, I’m taking part in the Christmas Stocking Book Tag, which was created by Kate.
Hello everybody! Today, I’m doing another Christmassy book tag: Lucy’s Christmas Cracker book tag. Onto the post!
1. Pick a book with a wintry cover
Frost Hollow Hall’s original cover, which I don’t think you can buy anymore, is definitely the most wintry cover I’ve ever seen. It’s stunning.
2. Pick a book you’re likely to buy as a present
I don’t tend to buy books as presents that often, but if I was I’d probably buy to fit the person’s taste. If it was a more general buying a book I like and giving it to someone, I’d probably go for something by one of my favourite authors. This question is really unexpectedly hard though!
3. Pick a festive themed book
The first thing that comes to mind is Mistletoe and Murder by Robin Stevens, which is a Christmas murder mystery set in Cambridge, and the fifth in the absolutely wonderful Murder Most Unladylike series.
4. Pick a book you can curl up with by the fireplace
We don’t use our fireplace, but I absolutely love curling up under a blanket with a book. Basically any book, but I particularly enjoy doing it with a fluffy romance, such as the Lara Jean books, which I’ve been enjoying over the past few months and hope to finish in December, or something like Starry Eyes, which I read last month and will be part of my next reviews post on Saturday!
5. Pick a book you want to read over the festive period
Ooh I have no idea what I’ll be reading over Christmas! I often quite enjoy rereading favourites at this time of year, so I may be doing that, or trying to get to something else I want to read before the end of the year. All I know is that I’d like to read quite a few things in between holiday events and studying for some upcoming mock exams in January.
6. Pick a book that’s so good it gives you chills
So many books are incredible, but the climax of Storm Witch was so phenomenal and I definitely remember getting chills while reading it! The whole book is brilliant.
7. Pick a book going on your Christmas wishlist
I’ll probably end up doing a post about this at some point before Christmas, but one I especially want is By Your Side by Kasie West. I’m hoping for all of her books that I don’t own, but especially this as it’s set in a library and sounds so wonderful.
What would your answers for some of these be? Have you read any of the books I’ve mentioned? Are they on your TBR? I’d love to hear in the comments!
Hello everybody! Today, I’m kicking off December with a Christmassy tag- the Bookish Naughty or Nice tag, which I was tagged for by its creator Jenn last year and have been saving since then. Onto the post!
Welcome to day 6 of blogmas! Today, I’m going to be doing the Christmas book tag, which is a few years old but super fun to do, and was created by Kate. Onto the books!
I’ve actually written a whole post about this for a guest post during blogmas, so I’ll say one not on there. I’d love to spend Christmas with Kristy’s family from the Babysitters Club (though if Karen could perhaps go elsewhere that would be much appreciated, as I love all her family members except Karen)
2) A bookish item you would like to receive as a gift?
Ooh, this one is hard! I really wanted Primark’s Marauders t-shirt a few months ago and haven’t found one, so I think I’ll go for that.
3) A fictional character you think would make the perfect Christmas elf?
Wilbur from the Geek Girl series would be an absolutely exceptional elf. He’s quirky, generous, wants the best for everybody and is almost always upbeat and perky.
4) Match a book to its perfect Christmas song
The anthology Winter Magic reminds me of Winter Wonderland as we get to see so many amazing wintry worlds .
5) Bah Hambug. A book or fictional character you’ve been disappointed in and should be put on the naughty list?
I was very disappointed in Things a Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls (which I DNFed as I couldn’t connect with it at all) as I’ve loved everything she’s written previously and I’ve been waiting on it for years.
6) A book or a fictional character you think deserves more love and appreciation and deserve to be put in the nice list?
Boy in the Tower by Polly Ho-Yen. Barely anyone I know has read it and it’s my favourite standalone middle grade book of all time. (Closely followed by The Girl Who Walked on Air by Emma Carroll, which I feel is also the least loved of her books)
7) Red, Gold and Green. A book cover that has a wonderfully Christmasy feel to it
The cover for the Murder Most Unladylike Mysteries Christmassy book, Mistletoe and Murder, is a gorgeous deep red with lots of little Christmas illustrations by Nina Tara.
8) A book or series you love so much, you want everyone to find under their Christmas tree this year so they can read it and love it too?
Let’s go for my absolute book of the year and say Running on the Roof of the World, shall we? I’ll be blogging about all of my 2017 favourites later in blogmas too, so look out for that!
Thank you for reading! I’m not going to tag anyone in this as I know lots of people schedule all their blogmas posts in advance, but if you’re in need of a post feel free to say I tagged you to do this! Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @GoldenBooksGirl what you think of my book choices!