Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Christmas Carol Book Tag

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.

"You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch"

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.

"All I Want for Christmas is You" 

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.

"Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer"

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. 

"Santa Claus is Coming to Town"

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.

"Frosty the Snowman"

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.

"Feliz Navidad"

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. 

"It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year"

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. 

"Sleigh Ride"

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.

"Do You Hear What I Hear?"

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.

Bloggers I'm Tagging:

  1. Angie @ The Paperback Reader
  2. Tika @ Fangirl Confessions
  3. Anna @ Enchanted by YA
If you've already done this tag, feel free to leave the link to your post in the comments. I'd love to compare and contrast books!

Happy Holidays, everyone!


  1. Thank you for the tag girl! You know I suck at keeping up with them, but I'm going to start soon so I won't forget about it lol

    1. I suck at tags too. I was tagged for The Seven Deadly Sins one so many times, and I don't know if I'll ever get to that one. I thought this one was cute, though, especially with Christmas being next week.

  2. Awesome answers, Erin! I especially love #10, I've gotten plugging The Book Thief on my blog down to a science :P
    Christmas at the Weasley's sounds amazing. Food, family, friends, magic, sweaters... <3 I also can't get over how pretty the cover A Thousand Pieces of You is. I hope you find it under your tree next week ;)

    - Connie @ The YA Book Thief

    1. Thanks, Connie! I knew you'd like that answer. Even my grandma loves that book. I'm trying to see if my mom will read it.

      Right? I'd love to find myself at The Burrow. I could only imagine how much fun it would be.

      OMG. I love that cover on A Thousand Pieces of You. The colors are gorgeous and I love the skylines on it. I know I won't be getting it because I don't get gifts anymore, but it would be the book I would ask for. :)

  3. This is such a cute tag! Love your answers

  4. I love doing tags, Nobody ever tags me but I do them anyways. Like this one. :D

    1. Oh no! I'll keep that in mind because I feel like I never have enough people to tag! :)

  5. Holidays with the Weasleys are bound to be the best! I also choose them for that answer. Most readers would because they are awesome and they know how to have fun ^^
    Bellatrix is definitely one character I love to hate as well and I did like her in the book but I absolutely adored her in the movies. Helena Boham Carter did an outstanding job with her and I had a blast watching her act.

    1. I only wish that I could really celebrate with them. It would be awesome! lol

      OMG. I agree. I loved how Helena Bonham Carter played her in the movies. It was absolutely brilliant. I honestly can't see any other actress playing Bellatrix.

  6. Thanks for tagging me, I can't wait to do it!

    1. You're welcome, Anna! I can't wait to see your answers! :)

  7. I love this tag! I didn't care for The Fault in Our Stars either, but my burning book would be The Catcher in the Rye. I hated that book so much I threw it away!

    I'm reading My True Love Gave to Me now. I'm not a short story person, but so far I like all the stories except one.

    1. I was so worried about posting that because I haven't really made it too clear on here about how much I hate that book. You threw The Catcher in the Rye away? I can't imagine actually throwing books away. I usually just sell them or donate them to the thrift store.

      I liked all of the stories except for the Holly Black one. I couldn't stand it.

  8. Oh what a fun tag!! Haha great answers ;)

    Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books

    1. It was a pretty fun one to do! But I'm a big fan of Christmas. lol



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