Christmas Tags

MERRY CHRISTMAS!! I hope you’re all having a great day so far and that it will get even better from now on. I still haven’t posted pictures of my Christmas tree, but I’ll probably post them tomorrow, in celebration of what we call ‘Second Christmas Day’.


I’ve been tagged for a few Christmas related tags and since I didn’t have time to do them separately in time for Christmas, I decided to combine them. Thank you Cátia for tagging me for the All I Want for Christmas Book Tag, ‘Tis is the Season Book Tag and the Joy of Christmas Book Tag, Emma also for the ‘Tis is the Season Book tag, Kat for the Christmas Song Book Tag and Alex for the Season’s Greeting Tag! I’ve removed some of the questions, either because I already answered them in the Dashing Through the Snow tag, or because I already answered them in an above tag.

What fictional character do you want Santa to leave under your Christmas tree?

While I’d love to find a book boyfriend under my tree, I think I’d actually prefer to find a pet, like Crookshanks or Manchee (I SHOULD’VE TAKEN HIM OUT OF THE BOOK WHEN I HAD THE CHANCE JOSIE *eternal sobbing*)

What character do you want to kiss under the mistletoe?

What character don’t I want to kiss under the mistletoe? Siriusly, that would be much easier to answer. But I will choose Will Herondale (*hides from angry fangirls*)

 It’s secret Santa at Hogwarts, what do you most want to receive?

Secret Santa at Hogwarts, which means magical gifts. HOW DO I CHOOSE. A Pygmy Puff. I want a Pygmy Puff. Okay, I have a Pygmy Puff. But I want a living one.

You get to the spend the day with the characters and movie adaptation actors from one fandom, what do you pick?

CHOCOLATE FOR YOU IF YOU ALREADY KNOW MY ANSWER

Duh

What fictional animal would you like to replace Rudolph and be able to meet on your roof?

CROOKSHANKS. MANCHEE. FLEETFOOT. DO DISNEY ANIMALS COUNT TOO BECAUSE STITCH (sssh he counts as an animal) AND THE ARISTOCATS AND LADY AND AND AND-

You invite 10 fictional characters to your new years eve party, who do you pick?

Can I add an extra zero? I mean, this is just cruel. Okay, I’ll pick ten characters that would be fun at a party, so that should make it a bit easier. I think. Probably not. Okay here we go.

Magnus Bane (the party don’t start till he walks in)
Isabelle Lightwood
Carswell Thorne
Fred and George Weasley (THEY’RE TWINS YOU CAN’T SEPARATE THEM)
Ginny Weasley
Luna Lovegood
Iko
Leo Valdez
Lola Nolan
Hermione Granger because I love her and can’t not invite her plus to be honest I’m not much of a party person so I need another not party person

And of course they’d all bring their boyfriends/girlfriends/family/friends so I still get to have a party with a lot of my favourite characters!

What character would make a good santa? (Doesn’t have to be appearance, personality counts too)

I would love to see Thorne as Santa. I don’t even really know why, I just think he’d be a really funny Santa.

Do you have a favorite winter read?

Harry Potter shall always be reread during Winter.

Find a book with blue on the cover!

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Pick one fictional character you’d take with you on your winter vacation!

I’d love to go on a winter vacation with bookworm characters, so I’m going to cheat and take Hermione, Cath and Aelin with me.

Favorite holiday drink and treat?

Drink: I drink tea and hot chocolate through out the year; it really doesn’t matter what season it is! Though hot chocolate does taste a bit more special during the holidays

Treat: Cookies shaped like snowmen- they’re addicting!

Anticipation: The Christmas excitement is real, what book release(s) are you most anticipating?

Stars Above, Lady Midnight and The Hidden Oracle are definitely at the top. I especially can’t wait for Stars Above!

Christmas Songs & Carols: What book or author can you not help but sing its praises?

Made You Up by Francesca Zappia! (How many of you were expecting Harry Potter?) There are a few other books I could’ve answered with, but Made You Up is a bit underrated and deserves to be hyped

Gingerbread Houses: What book or series has wonderful world building?

Obviously I love Harry Potter’s worldbuilding, but I also really love the worldbuilding of the Shadowhunter Chronicles!

A Christmas Carol: Favorite classic or one that you want to read

The Picture of Dorian Gray, hands down.

Candles in the Window: What book gives you that warm fuzzy feeling

I usually go with Fangirl when it comes to fuzzy books (or Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door), but this time I’ll go with Carry On.

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Christmas Trees & Decorations: What are some of your favorite book covers?

Since there are so many amazing covers out there, I’ll limit it to books I read this year

I can’t find a proper picture of the white cover of The Knife of Never Letting Go (I’m aware I could take one myself, but alas, I’m too lazy), but it’s beautiful and definitely among my favourites.

Snowman or snow angel? 

What author from any time would you like to have a cup with?

Of course J.K. Rowling.

“Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” – Name a character that overcomes major obstacles and learns to believe in themselves.

Aelin Galathynius, though it’s actually Celaena who overcomes the obstacles… Help my head is spinning and I’m 99% sure I misspelled her names wrong

“Santa Claus is Coming to Town”

a) Which character do you think would be on the top of the naughty list?

Hmm… I don’t think Santa would try to take on Voldemort (that would mean bye bye Santa), maybe Sebastian from The Mortal Instruments? (though that’d probably mean bye bye Santa as well…) I need a naughty character who wouldn’t kill Santa, help.

b) Which character do you think would be at the top of the nice list?

Princess Winter. She’s too precious for this world. She must be protected at all costs.

“Frosty the Snowman” – Which book just melts your heart?

Carry On, definitely. Like do I still have a heart left?

“Feliz Navidad” –Choose a book that takes place in a country other than your own.

*chooses almost all the books* I’ll choose The Knife of Never Letting Go, because I finished it a few days ago and I’m not okay.

“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” – Which holiday themed book do you use to spread the Christmas joy?

I’ve barely read any holiday themed books, so I’ll guess I’ll go with Let it Snow. It’s a fun and cute read, perfect for the holidays!

“Baby It’s Cold Outside” – Which book that you didn’t like would you sacrifice to a fire to warm yourself up in the cold?

Like Kat, I don’t like the idea of burning books, but if it meant my survival, I’d burn Oeroeg by Hella S. Haasse. The only fault in that plan is that I don’t even have it anymore.

“Do You Hear What I Hear” – Which book do you think everyone should read?

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (though of course I’m very tempted to answer Harry Potter). Though it’s not for kids, so I guess if I had to include everyone I’d answer Harry Potter anyway

I won’t tag anyone, since these are heavily Christmas themed and Christmas is almost over already :( I hope you’re all having/had a great day! Tell me about it in the comments!

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Dashing Through The Snow Tag

the tagging hufflepuff

Thank you Kat for tagging me for the Dashing Through the Snow tag! Last summer I was tagged to do a Summer tag, but I never got to it. I figured I should do this one immediately before Winter is over too haha. Besides, there are some Christmas related questions that I want to answer before Christmas. (I will do that Summer tag eventually, maybe in Spring, definitely before Summer 2016 is over though haha)

Rules:

  • Thank the curator
  • Tag 5 people to spread the Christmas joy
  • Have fun!

Name a book you would like to see under your Christmas tree!

There are a lot of books I’d love to see under our Christmas tree (I am a bookworm after all), but there are two (yeah I’m going to cheat) books I really want:

A book you’ll be reading during the Christmas Season!

The Christmas Season has already started and I’m currently reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone illustrated, which is a perfect Christmas read~

Favourite Christmas Movie?

Okay maybe I’m biased because KATIE MCGRATH but I really love this film. It’s a bit underrated, but it’s so cute and fun; it just gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling.

4. Do you like snow?

Yes and no. Like Kat I love untouched, white snow, but it quickly turns to grey/brown mud here and I definitely don’t love going outside when it has snowed. It’s tiring to walk through the snow and my feet will freeze. I’m not into snowball fights and building snowmen (sorry Anna) anymore, but I do love looking out at the snow with a hot tea or chocolate in my hands!

5. Name a character you would like to spend your Christmas day with!

The Weasleys! Okay so the question says ‘a character’, but

6. To give or to receive?

Both! I love picking out gifts and seeing people open them (it’s so hard for me to keep it a secret though. I’m often so excited that my mom has to tell me to keep my mouth shut because she doesn’t want to know), but of course I also love receiving gifts. Who doesn’t?

7. What fictional place would you like to spend Christmas at?

I’m going to very predictable

Hogwarts of course!

8. Fondest Christmas memory?

I always black out when someone asks me for my favourite memory. I just love all the moments spend with my family!

9. Can you say Christmas tree ten times FAST  in a row (pronouncing it correctly!)

Nope! I tried but at the fifth time I sad ‘Christmas tea’ instead!

I’m tagging:

Don’t feel obligated to do this!

What is YOUR favourite Christmas movie? Can you say Christmas tree ten times? Let me know in the comments!

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