Hello everybody! I’m back from my little vacation in London, and I’m ready to post some cute Christmas Bookish Tag!
- Link to the person who tagged you
- Link to Kate, as she’d love to read your answers
- Answer all 10 questions, choosing books for each theme
- Tag five people to do this
You get up on Christmas morning and your stocking is full! You take it down and start to unwrap the treats inside. The first thing you see is…
An orange! Which book is refreshing and vibrant, both inside and out?
I mean, it has Ice Cream on the cover. It’s refreshing, right? Maybe it’s not Chrismas related.
The next thing you see is a bag of chocolate coins. (Yum) Which book have you recently bought that was expensive, but totally worth the high price?
The Illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Prisoner Of Azkaban. It’s just wonderful.
You also pull out a bath bomb. Tell us about a book that had explosive action scenes.
All the books in this series have a lot of action scenes, and to me, it’s the best series with Vampire Hunters. The scenes about the hunting, the searching and the killing of the vampires are really well written.
Next is a pack of playing cards. Which series won you over?
The Hermux Tantamoq series by Michael Hoeye. It’s a middle grade story, with beautiful vintage inspired covers, and I love it so much.
You also get a candle. Which character is a symbol of hope in their story?
Probably every hero in their own story is a symbol of hope: from Katniss to Percy Jackson, but this quote always strikes me. So Harry Potter is my choice.
There are socks inside too. Is there a book that you think really encompasses all the distinctive tropes of its genre?
The Twistrose Key has all the distinctive tropes: a magical land, talking animals, magic, a villain, hope and love. It’s a wonderful fantasy middle grade.
There’s also a notebook. Which author’s writing process do you find most interesting/inspiring?
Uhm, that’s a tough question. I visited Oxford this summer, and there was an exhibition in honor of Tolkien: it was so interesting, all the researches, all the maps and words he created.
To go with the notebook, there’s a fancy pen. Is there a book or a series that you’d change if you’d written it yourself?
The Hobbit: I love it, but frankly, the ending just broke my heart. In my mind and my heart, they are happily live and well.
There’s also a small bedside clock. Which book took you a long time to pick up but was worth it in the end?
The ugly Princess was on my Kindle for at least a couple of years. I was captivated by the plot, but I don’t know why I picked it up only this year. This book surprised me, and I totally fell in love with the characters.
Your pile is getting really big. You reach in to pull out the last gift and it’s… a lump of coal? You’re a little disappointed. But you look closer and realise there’s a seam running through the coal. You crack it open and sitting inside is a tiny golden snitch. Tell us about a book that surprised you in some way.
I just finished The Sherlockian, and Wow, that book surprised me! I think it was a crime/thriller with Conan Doyle, but in fact, it was really good. The GR rating isn’t good, btw.
Tagging everyone who wants to do it!