It's that time of the year again! It's getting cold. It's starting to snow, and everywhere you go, there's a Christmas song on the radio.
I was tagged to do The Christmas Carol Book Tag by Connie at The YA Book Thief. All you need to do to participate in this tag is match up a book or book character to a Christmas carol. I had a lot of fun going through all the books I've read, and I hope that if you do this tag, you do too.
A Character that You Love to Hate
For this one, I'm going with Bellatrix Lestrange from the Harry Potter series. Even though she's a villainous character, I absolutely love her. I love the way that Rowling characterized her, and she's one of my favorite literary characters.
What Book You Most Want to See Under Your Christmas Tree
Oh man... this is a tough one because right now I have a lot of books that I still need to read in my house, so I can't see getting any more books for a while. If I had to choose, I'd go with A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray. I've been wanting to read it, but I haven't been able to find it in stores.
Favorite Character Who Had to Overcome an Obstacle
My favorite character who had to overcome an obstacle would have to be Katniss Everdeen because she has so many obstacles that she has to overcome. Yes, it was her choice to volunteer for her sister in The Hunger Games, and that itself is an obstacle because she has to learn how to survive and win the games, but she also has to do by pretending to be in love with Peeta. There are many other obstacles that she faces in the rest of the trilogy, and I think that she turns out alright in the end.
A Character at the Top of Santa's Nice List and a Character at the Top of Santa's Naughty List
There are probably quite a few characters who I think could top Santa's Nice List, but I think the one that deserves to be at the top the most is Isla from Isla and the Happily Ever After. Yes, she did a few things that got her into some trouble, but she's ultimately a really nice person.
As for the character who I think deserves to be at the top of Santa's Naughty List... Well I'm giving that spot to Alice from Side Effects May Vary. She's a girl on a mission for revenge, and she tries her hardest to make sure that she lives out her final days making everyone else miserable.
A Book that Melts Your Heart
There are a lot of heart-warming books out there that I've read, but I think the one that melts my heart the most is Anna and the French Kiss. I really enjoyed reading about Anna and St. Clair, and their romance is one that I'm quite jealous of because they seem to fall truly and deeply in love with one another. Oh... and how can a book that's set in Paris not warm your heart? I loved exploring the city of Paris in this book, and I hope to get there one day so I can see all the wonderful places that Perkins includes in this romantic novel.
A Book or Series that Takes Place in a Country Other Than Your Own
So I live in the United States, and there are a lot of books that take place here, but more specifically, there are quite a few novels that take place in my hometown. It's nice, but it's always nice to find a book or series that takes place in another country. For this one, I'm going with the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling.
A Book You Read to Get in the Christmas Spirit
So I'm never really one for picking a particular book during this time of the year. I usually just try to find a Christmas book to read. This year's book that got me in the spirit was My True Love Gave to Me. It's an adorable collection of Christmas and holiday stories that I could see myself reading again.
A Character You Most Want to Spend Christmas With
There are many characters who I'd love to spend Christmas with, so this is not an easy choice for me to make. For this one, I'm cheating a bit and choosing a few characters. I think it would be awesome to spend Christmas with the Weasley family because they are just so outgoing and hilarious. They are also really loving, and I kind of want one of Molly's sweaters. Oh, and Harry and Hermione would most likely be there, so I'd be celebrating with some of the best.
"Baby, It's Cold Outside"
A Book You Hate So Much that You'd Burn it to Stay Warm
I don't even have to think about this one, and I know it may make some of you cringe. But that's the thing about opinions - we're all entitled to our own. The book I'd burn to stay warm would be The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. I just didn't buy it. It was overly unrealistic, and I couldn't stand it. I'd feel no guilt about burning it.
A Book You'd Recommend to Everyone
I've read a lot of books in all of years on the planet, and there are a lot that I think everyone should read because of how amazing they are or because of certain subjects that they include within the pages of the book. If there is one book that I think everyone should read, it's The Book Thief by Markus Zusak because of how important this time in history is. I laughed, and I cried. I also enjoyed reading about the Holocaust through the lens in which this book is written. It's a book I think people of all ages should read.
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Happy Holidays, everyone!