Blogmas Day 9: ‘Tis The Season Book Tag

One of my goals for next year is to write more bookish content, and I’ve also already said somewhere on my Instagram or Twitter (somewhere on social media, I don’t remember) that I want to maybe become a part-time bookstagrammer. So that’s why I’ve chosen to do this bookish Christmas tag, and I hope you guys enjoy reading it.

1. Do you have a favourite winter read?

I’m not really one for seasonal reads, if you know what I mean? I do want to get into it more, though. There’s something very appealing about the idea of reading a season-appropriate story. And I do think that on Summer holiday I’ve sometimes maybe read something that was also a bit in the vacation spirit, but I’ve never actually sought out anything. I might start doing that… If you’ve got any suggestions for winter/Christmas reads (or any other season-related reads for that matter), do leave them in the comments down below.

2. Find a book with blue on the cover.

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I don’t know if this is cheating or not, because I know that a lot of these Wordsworth editions have blue on the cover, but I’m just going to go with it anyway. I picked Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I just love her. Admittedly, I haven’t read all of her books, but the ones I’ve read so far have all been amazing. Especially Pride and Prejudice; that one is probably my favourite. I just fall in love with Elizabeth and Mr Darcy every single time I read it, and I’m always rooting for them all the way through (and yes, I obviously already know how it ends, but still).

3. Find a book you’d use as the star on a Christmas tree.

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This choise is purely based on the cover since I haven’t read this book yet, but I guess if you’re going to use it as the star on your Christmas tree you’re more concerned with aesthetics anyway. I don’t think it’s meant to be a festive story, but there is something very Christmassy about the cover – at least to me. The colour combinations and the illustrations just seem like they’d sit perfectly on top of a Christmas tree. I am also very excited to start reading this, and I hope I’ll be able to finish it before (or on) December 31st so I can reach my Goodreads goal of reading 12 books in 2017. Fingers crossed!

4. Pick one fictional place that would be perfect for a winter holiday.

I guess I would have to say Hogwarts, or maybe Hogsmeade. I don’t know, there’s just something about spending Christmas in that magical place that seems so cosy.

5. Pick one fictional character you’d take with you on your winter holiday.

Well that would definitely have to be Ron Weasley, wouldn’t it? Not because I’ve chosen a location from the Harry Potter universe, but because he’s the first and I think only fictional character that I’ve ever had a proper crush on (oh wait, there was Edward Cullen, too…). In any case, he’s the only fictional character that I still have a sort of soft spot for in that way. He will just always be my absolute fave.

6. Name one book on your wishlist this year.

This is a little unfair to anyone looking to buy me a Christmas present, but the one book that I have already put on my wishlist now is Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris. Now, the reason why that’s unfair is that it doesn’t get published until March 2018. But I’m just such a fan of her work that I cannot wait for the book to be out – I just know that I’m going to love it. If I have to choose something that’s already available now, I guess I’d go with Fully Functioning Human (Almost) by Melanie Murphy. I love her YouTube videos; she doesn’t hold back from speaking about difficult subjects and I do really aspire to be a bit more like her. So yeah, I’d definitely love to read her book. And if no one buys me it for Christmas, I’m just going to buy it for myself. (Sidenote: I’m definitely also not going to wait until Christmas 2018 to get my hands on Paris’ new novel.)

7. Favourite holiday treat, drink, movie.

I don’t think we actually do holiday treats here in Belgium. There’s not something like Christmas pudding or anything like that – at least not that I’m aware of. But I guess I do gravitate towards everything chocolatey around this time of year (let’s be honest, though, chocolate is always a good idea), so I’ll say that’s my favourite. As for holiday drinks… I’m going to have to go for a good, rich hot chocolate. I do love me a bit of prosecco as well, but hot chocolates are just perfect for these cold wintery days. My favourite Christmas film has to be Love Actually. I don’t know what it is, but I just can’t get enough of it! Actually, I might give it (another) watch tonight…

I hope you liked reading this little festive book tag, and I’d love to know your answers to these questions so leave them in the comments! I’ll see you again tomorrow for another day of Blogmas.

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