Merry Christmas Eve everyone!
I found The Joy Of Christmas Book Tag over on Adventures of a Bibliophile and Stephanie’s wonderful answers in her post instantly made me wonder about my responses. Struck by a sudden realization of not having done any holiday book tag this year I decided to give this tag a shot before the clock strikes midnight for Christmas!
- Anticipation: The Christmas excitement is real, what book release(s) are you most anticipating?
Being a huge fan of George R.R. Martin, I am picking The Winds of Winter for this prompt. Admittedly, I haven’t read all the books of the series but I’m keeping my fingers crossed for this one.
- Christmas Songs & Carols: What book or author can you not help but sing its praises?
I have been swooning over Haruki Murakami’s works lately. The author weaves magic through his words and engages his readers in stories and theories and sometimes both. Since I have read Kafka on the Shore I can’t stop recommending it as must read for all.
- Gingerbread Houses: What book or series has wonderful world building?
The Lord Of the Ring series popped into my head the moment I read this prompt. Middle Earth is my favorite fictional world and with Rivendell, the Shire, and Fangorn this makes it even more beautiful world building.
- A Christmas Carol: Favorite classic or one that you want to read
I can never run short of mentioning classics in every other category. For this prompt, I am picking Little Women by Louisa May Alcott which is sitting on my tbr for far too long. I planned to read it around Christmas but due to my annoying reading slump, I am going to start my new year with this classic.
- Christmas Sweets: What book would you love to receive for Christmas?
I have been eyeing on Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward ever since it has received the National Book Award. I’m hoping somebody managed to crack this super easy code and has cleverly placed this book in one of the presents.
- Candles in the Window: What book gives you that warm fuzzy feeling?
Apart from Harry Potter, which I re-read around the holidays the book which has permeated me with warm fuzzy feeling is The Kite Runner. Agreed, it was more of an emotional read but the parental aspect of Amir & Sohrab really lingered on with me for a very long time.
- Christmas Trees & Decorations: What are some of your favorite book covers?
Look at these covers. Aren’t they gorgeous?
(Left) The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
(Right) Caraval by Stephanie Garber
- Christmas Joy: What are some of your favorite things about Christmas And/Or some of your favorite Christmas memories?
My favorite thing about Christmas is spending time with family and friends. The Christmas morning is the best when I rush downstairs to exchange presents and the smiles on everybody’s faces is something which is indescribable. I love making Christmas dinner for the family and especially a traditional Christmas cake filled with love and lots of chocolate.
That’s all for today. Thank you for reading. If you like to do this tag, consider yourself tagged and kindly go ahead. May you all have a wonderful Christmas filled with food and warmth. Let me know in the comments if you have any favorite Christmas memory.
Happy (Merry) Reading!