With Christmas just around the corner, I thought it perfect to do a holiday themed tag. A big thanks to Stephanie from Adventures of a Bibliophile for tagging me! Check out her own tag post here. This tag (like so many!) was a lot of fun to do – I love the creativity! So I hope you enjoy reading the prompts and my answers as well :)
So go ahead and turn some holiday music on . . .
“All I Want For Christmas Is You…” – What book do you want to see under the Christmas Tree?
Because I went a little crazy on the book buying (again) around Thanksgiving time, I didn’t put a lot of books on my wish list. I still have roughly 15 books from the entire year of 2016 that I bought, but haven’t read yet. So, the one book that I really want is Chocolates and Confections: Formula, Theory, and Technique for the Artisan Confectioner.
I started the tradition of making chocolates for Christmas a few years ago and love it. I don’t know how often I would do it otherwise, but I want to learn how to make them better at the very least!
“Simply Having A Wonderful Christmas Time…” – What book that you have read this year have you enjoyed the most?
Oh man, I have several new favorites that have come out of my reading from this year. I think it’s going to have to be a tie between The Night Circus and Dark Matter. Both were great in story and writing in different ways.
Elf – What book unleashes your inner child?
The first book that comes to mind is Corduroy by Don Freeman. It’s the child’s book that I remember the best.
“It’s Beginning to look a lot like Christmas…” – Which book has most festive look to it?
Hmm, this one is hard. But I went looking through my books and the one that caught my eye is the hardcover of Velvet Undercover by Teri Brown. The red and gold is festive to me.
The Grinch – Your favourite villain…
You know I really enjoy the idea of the main villain being a big brother – technology type like I found in Spark by John Twelve Hawks. Since I recently read Vengeance Road, I do like a good wild west bad guy too.
The Holiday – Name your favourite TWO couples…
Oh so many to choose from, especially classic couples! Fresh in my mind though is Cletus Winston and Jennifer Sylvester from Beard Science by Penny Reid.
Second couple would have to be Owen Armstrong and Annabel Green from Just Listen by Sarah Dessen.
I think both of these couples are examples of people who balance each other out well.
What book would you like to give as a present to your followers?
The first to come to mind of course is Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. I have found that this recommendation never fails.
Sorry if you’ve already done this tag and also no pressure to do this!