It’s Christmas Eve!! 😀 Christmas is my favorite time of year though I haven’t shown much enthusiasm for it this year due to being busy but, as it’s just a few hours away, my excitement is beginning to build.
To celebrate Christmas Eve, I’ve decided to do the Joy of Christmas Book Tag, which was created by Sam, a booktuber on the YouTube channel, Novels and Nonsense. I love her videos. Hers was one of the first channels I followed when I started to tune in to booktube.
Well, here we go with the tag! 😛
Anticipation: The Christmas excitement is real, what book release(s) are you most anticipating?
You was such a good book that I can’t wait to read the second in this thriller series. It’s expected to be published on February 23, 2016.
Also, Akata Warrior by Nnedi Okorafor, which doesn’t have a cover. I read the first in the series (Akata Witch) a few weeks ago and liked it so much that I bought the book. Though the story is good, I believe it could use some more world-building and I think some necessary explanations are missing so I hope the second in the series will help to fill in those holes. I look forward to it. It’s expected to be out in September 2016.
Christmas Songs & Carols: What book or author can you not help but sing its praises?
Apart from Harry Potter books, those would be books I often recommend, like —
Gingerbread Houses: What book or series has wonderful world building?
The Song of Ice and Fire series is a must and so too the Wheel of Time series, though my enjoyment and interest in it is dwindling. I also like the world building in The Lost Years of Merlin series by T.A. Barron and in the difference in culture in the countries in the Seraphina series by Rachel Hartman. Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor has wonderful world building though I wish it was stronger and Spindle’s End by Robin McKinley is great as well. I love how much the land is suffused with magic.
A Christmas Carol: Favorite classic or one that you want to read.
I already mentioned my favorite classic in the first question so I’ll go with two I’d like to read:
I’ve always been curious about The Odyssey and I’d like to read more of Verne’s books because I enjoyed Journey to the Center of the Earth, which I read earlier this year.
Christmas Sweets: What book would you love to receive for Christmas?
If only my family didn’t mind giving me books as presents. I’d love to receive this:
The Cursed: Welcome to the Park of the Chimeras by illustrators Élian Black’mor and Carine-M. I read Élian Black’mor and Carine-M’s In Search of Lost Dragons earlier this year and enjoyed it. I loved the illustrations and craved more so when I saw this book (I forgot where I first heard of it), I immediately added it to my Goodreads TBR.
I’d also love to receive any of these:
Candles in the Window: What book gives you that warm fuzzy feeling?
There are a few other books that do as well but this installment of the series does so more than any other book I’ve read. I think it’s because it’s my favorite of the series (I love everything about it) and because whenever I read it, I recall the first time I read it, which was a wonderful time because I was with my family in Jamaica.
Christmas Trees & Decorations: What are some of your favorite book covers?
Christmas Joy: What are some of your favorite things about Christmas and/or some of your favorite Christmas memories?
My favorite thing about Christmas is that it’s a time for family to get together. I think it’s fun. The season just has a cozy yet magical feeling about it. It’s a time for laughter and celebration and I love that.
I tag everyone to do this tag.
It’s almost Christmas so why not have fun with a bookish tag.
Happy Holidays! 😀
The featured image for this post is a painting by Thomas Kinkade. I love his artwork. Many of them capture the spirit of Christmas.