I’ve been really bad with any blogging or videos recently, but I really wanted to revisit my Christmas tag from last year – feel free to join in if you want!
Blankets. Christmas means the start of winter and snuggling up with blankets and jumpers and hot drinks to keep warm. What book feels like the definition of a warm hug?
I joined the masses that read The House in the Cerulean Sea last month and I really enjoyed it. It was such a soft, non-stressful read.
Mistletoe. According to movies, it means a sneaky kiss in the doorway… What’s your favourite romance?
My favourite romance (although not a romance book was the relationship between Paige and Arcturus in The Mask Falling. It just felt so genuine and important.
Christmas lights. Christmas usually means you go all out and decorate the whole house with flashing lights, or you keep it lowkey and just have a tree in the window. What’s the shiniest book on your shelf?
My Fairyloot copy of Gilded turned up last week and goodness is it shiny.
Christmas dinner. Perhaps the most disliked item on your plate at dinner are brussel sprouts. What book can you really not stand?
I am Number Four has been on my shelf for SO LONG – I finally picked it up this year and god, do I regret the decision. The audiobook made it worse, but it was such a male-saviour pathetic-and-weak-female book. It felt very dated.
Carols and hymns. Carol singing on doorsteps and outside busy shops. What’s your favourite book from this year – what book do you keep singing the praises of?
I really enjoyed An Ember in the Ashes, bingeing all four books in a matter of months. There was something about the characters and the story and just… everything.
Ice skating. It looks beautiful in my head when I imagine couples skating around, but I know I’d end up on my bum if I tried. What fictional world do you like in concept but would hate in reality?
The Starless Sea had a really lovely concept, where stories are real, but I’m not sure. Just something about it makes me feel like I wouldn’t like it entirely in reality.
Family. For a lot of us, Christmas means spending time with people that we love. Which fictional group of characters would you like to spend Christmas with?
I think the cast of Little Thieves were fantastic and could make a really entertaining group to spend time with. Plus, I feel like thieves would give good presents.
Tradition. Christmas has a lot of traditions in individual families and society, things that we keep repeating year after year. What book do you reread?
I don’t know how many times I read this when I was younger, but I have reread Magyk at least twice since I’ve started blogging. And, if I’m being honest, I’m kind of thinking about a reread again next year.
New Years Party. The New Year means a new start. What book will you read first next year?
I had started The Song Rising the other day (started: read five pages) but want to finish my “end of year books’ first.
Gifts. And a Christmas Present for me. Recommend me a Christmas book.
I’m sure I won’t be alone in recommending Midnight in Everwood this year. It’s just so beautiful and magic.
So that’s the Indecisive Christmas Tag. Santa’s out delivering presents already but, if you want something to do whilst you’re stuck digesting Christmas dinner tomorrow, you can always have a go at this.