1. Anticipation: The Christmas excitement is real, what book release(s) are you most anticipating?
Ai, I am so bad at keeping up with new releases. *Quick Goodreads search* I see that Becky Albertalli is publishing a new book, so that should be good.
If you think there’s anything else I should be excited about, please leave a comment below 🙂
2. Christmas Songs & Carols: What book or author can you not help but sing it’s praises?
Jane Austen, her work is phenomenal, and no matter how many times I re-read her books they always surprise and delight me.
3. Gingerbread Houses: What book or series has wonderful world building?
I assume this question is referring to fantasy books, but as I don’t read many of those I’ll interpret it as ‘has a very strong atmosphere’. For me, this is One Hundred Years Of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez. The heat and the dust seem almost tangible.
4. A Christmas Carol: Favorite classic or one that you want to read.
Pride and Prejudice, duh. A classic I want to read soon is Norwegian Wood by Murakami.
5. Christmas Sweets: What book would you love to receive for Christmas.
I’ve asked for books by Haruki Murakami or Isabel Allende. I have started reading both of these authors this year and I would like to dive further into their work. You can find my thoughts on my first Murakami-read here.
6. Candles in the Window: What book gives you that warm fuzzy feeling.
A friend recently gifted me a book of fairy tales by Philip Pullman and it’s the perfect cosy winter read to keep me going till the holidays.
7. Christmas Trees & Decorations: What are some of your favourite book covers?
I’m going to do a whole post about this for Bookending Winter which will go up on the 17th of December, so keep an eye out for that! 🙂
8. Christmas Joy: What are some of your favourite things about Christmas And/Or some of your favourite Christmas memories?
One of my favourite things about Christmas is the fairy lights. (My apartment is full of them year-round, but I like how they appear in other places too now.) A fond memory is making our own nativity scene out of papier-mâché with my family when we were little. It’s still under our tree every year!
It’s always hard to know who enjoys being tagged and who doesn’t, so if you like being tagged in book tags, please leave a comment and I’ll keep you in mind for next time :).