In the lead up to Christmas, the Thursday Tag posts have become a little more frequent. Each week leading up to Christmas Eve, Thursdays are going to be a festive occasion.
Today’s tag is all about Christmas carols, also known as one of the best parts of Christmas. It comes straight from She Latitude.
1. You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch – Name a villainous character you can’t help but love to hate.
Richie from Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell. Every time I read this book I’m thrown further into my hatred for this utter monster.
2. All I Want For Christmas Is You – What book do you most want to find under your Christmas tree this year?
I’ve really got my eye on Non Pratt’s Unboxed and And A Happy New Year by Holly Bourne. If any books could fall off the sleigh for me, it would be those.
3. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – Name a favorite character that had to overcome a major obstacle. Why are they your favorite?
Cormoran Strike from The Cuckoo’s Calling. He had some pretty serious stumbling blocks – PTSD and a missing leg from Afghanistan, but that didn’t stop him solving the job at hand.
4. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – Which characters do you think are at the top of Santa’s “nice” and “naughty” list?
I can’t see anyone being higher on the naughty list than Umbridge.
As for the nice list, I think each member of the Spinster Club trilogy sit pretty highly there. Despite some hiccups, I don’t think those girls have a single bad bone in their bodies.
5. Frosty the Snowman – What book just melts your heart?
I’m quite a cynical person so it really takes a lot to melt my heart. But, The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson really did touch a heartstring for me.
6. Feliz Navidad – Your favourite book that takes place in a country other than you own
Most of the books I’ve read take place outside Ireland so I have a wide range here.
It has to be The Book Thief though. It takes place in Nazi Germany, so it isn’t the most uplifting of stories, but it’s a very firm favourite of mine.
7. It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year – What book do you read to get in the Christmas spirit?
I read Dickens’ A Christmas Carol every Christmas without fail. It’s one of my favourite classics.
8. Sleigh Ride – What character would you most want to spend the holiday with?
I’d love to spend a Christmas with Georgia Nichols and her family. You might never have a moment’s peace, but it would make for some interesting stories.
9. Baby It’s Cold Outside – What book do you hate so much you’d sacrifice it to the fire to stay warm?
Can I pick three? The 50 Shades trilogy, I would take great pleasure in ripping that book page for page and setting each alight.
10. Do You Hear What I Hear? – What book would you recommend to everyone?
Isabelle Broom is a fantastic writer, but I think relatively unknown. Her books should definitely be in stockings this Christmas.