Hello beautiful people!
With the snow falling and the apartment all decorated, I’m flippin’ excited for the holidays! I absolutely love Christmas! So obviously, a Christmas tag was in dire need for this blog.
I saw that Ash, over at For The Love of Books Blog, posted a really fun book tag called “The 12 Days of Christmas“. Her blog…there are little to no words. It’s absolutely stunning and everything I wish my blog to be one day. If I could steal it, I would. If you haven’t ventured over, you really need to!
The creator of this epic book tag is Ashley @ Falling Down The Book Hole! Also, the image I used as a “header” for each was used by Ashley and Ash.
On the first day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: a partridge in a pear tree.
The partridge stood alone in the pear tree. What is your favorite stand alone?
There are definitely a handful of of stand alone novels that I adore, but I’ll go with The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. Such a good and heart-wrenching book!
On the second day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: two turtle doves.
Love is in the air! Who is your one true pairing?
Goodness gracious…I have SO many! Honestly, I think the POINT of these is to NOT repeat my answers all the time, so I won’t choose my stereotypical ones…though I’m choosing two he-he. Two awesome pairings for me are:
- Henry ‘Monty’ Montague and Percy Newton from Mackenzi Lee’s The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue
- Yona and Hak from Mizuho Kusanagi’s Akatsuki no Yona (Yona of the Dawn)
On the third day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: Three French Hens.
In the spirit of threes, what is the best trilogy you have read?
I suppose it would be His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman and The Darkest Powers by Kelley Armstrong…wow…I need to read some new books because my answers in ALL my posts are getting a little repetitive…
On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: four calling birds.
Since series usually consist of four or more books, what is your favourite series?
On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: five golden rings.
One ring to rule them all! Who is your Favorite Villain/Antagonist?
Professor Moriarty from Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes series. A villain who’s truly everywhere, Holmes and Watson have their hands full with this villain. He’s brilliant, ruthless, and will stop at nothing to ruin Holmes and all that he loves.
On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: six geese a laying.
Creation is a beautiful thing. What is your favourite world/world-building?
I’m going to have to copy Ash and say Tolkien’s Middle Earth. It’s so intricate and magical…I’m rather envious of Tolkien’s creativity.
On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: seven swans a swimming.
Who needs seven swans when all it takes is one good animal sidekick? Who’s your favourite animal sidekick?
Hedwig…100%! There are definitely some other good ones out there that I wanted to choose, but Hedwig’s always going to be one of my top answers. For those of you who have read Harry Potter…you know why.
On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: eight maids a milking.
Milk is so 18th century. Which book or series takes beverages/food to a whole new level?
Well, Ash basically nailed it with this one: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. The creativity of the creation of candy and chocolate in this book is legendary. There’s a reason why both the film and novel continue to remain popular.
On the ninth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: nine ladies dancing.
Dancing is just one skill of a Lady! Who is your favourite kickass female lead?
Lyra Belacqua from Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy and Jane Eyre from Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre. I absolutely adore both of these leading ladies! They may not know hand to hand combat or how to use a physical weapon, but their sheer intellect and ability to face all battles head on is remarkable.
On the tenth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: ten lords a leaping.
How about your favourite leading lad?
Ponyboy Curtis from S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders. He was one of the first lead characters in literature that I felt a close connection to.
On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me: eleven pipes piping.
What is your favourite book or bookish thing with musical influence? (It can be about music, reference music a lot etc.)
There isn’t a book that I can think of that I’ve PERSONALLY read fitting this prompt…sorry!
On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: 12 drummers drumming.
Drum roll please…what is your favourite read of this year?
EASY! Mackenzi Lee’s The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue…which I LITERALLY haven’t stopped mentioning in posts or in the real world since I finished it…woopsie.
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