I recently discovered the Booksgiving Tag, which was created by booktuber SophiesSeries, and decided to do it to add a bit of the Thanksgiving celebration to my blog. My family doesn’t traditionally celebrate Thanksgiving, but we usually join in the fanfare surrounding the holiday, plus we love the excuse to eat and be merry with family and friends.
I’m thankful for many things this year and I feel truly blessed despite my complaints that life isn’t going as I want it to. Still, I’m pretty lucky and grateful for all the opportunities I have. And, regarding this blog, I’m thankful that I am able to blog, that I’ve stuck to it, and that I’ve gained many followers on here and have discovered many new bloggers and booktubers who often introduce me to new books and other media.
Thank you all for sticking with my blog! 🙂
What character would be most likely to chase after a turkey and what character would be most likely to save it?
For this, I’ll choose characters from my favorite anime (is it an anime?) Avatar: The Last Airbender. The turkey saver would be Aang because he loves animals and is a vegetarian, but the turkey chaser would be Sokka because he’s always up to something crazy and whenever there are animals about that can be eaten, he usually chases them. That’s how he ended up like this:
The Drama King/Queen
What book character would be most likely to start an argument at the table?
It’s a toss up between Carmen from The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants by Ann Brashares and Althea Vestrit from Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb. Both have similar personalities — stubborn, headstrong, outspoken — that could lead to an argument at the dinner table. If Kyle Vestrit is in attendance, there will certainly be an argument between him and Althea. I think Carmen will start an argument with whomever she doesn’t like by saying something that will incite them. She’s quite vindictive sometimes.
The Space Cadet
What character would accidentally set the oven on fire?
Patience from Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb. She’s more spacey and absent-minded in that novel. I think she would turn on the oven, put something in it, and forget it’s there until she sees the fire.
What character would most likely be a loner on Thanksgiving? (because, let’s face it, no one wants them there).
Probably Rand from The Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan and it’s not because no one wants him around, it would be because he’s struggling with his powers and identity and would rather fight with himself away from everyone so they wouldn’t believe he’s as crazy as he thinks he is.
Rand made me think of Heracules from Jason and the Argonauts by Apollonius of Rhodes because Heracules strikes me as a loner. And again, it wouldn’t be because no one wants Heracules around but because Heracules prefers to fight alone and was too far away from the festivities to join in.
What character would be too preoccupied making sure that everything at the event is absolutely PERFECT?
It was difficult to think of a character for this question, but I’ve decided to go with Ronica Vestrit from Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb. Ronica is Althea’s mother and she manages the family’s estates while her husband works as a sailor. She’s not a perfectionist, but she would make sure that all is as it should be and that the dinner is perfect; though she wouldn’t be able to stop Althea from starting an argument. Actually, she might end up in an argument with Althea.
Which fictional character has a littleee too much (AKA a LOT) of the holiday spiced apple cocktail?
Most definitely Petrus from The Life of Elves by Muriel Barbery. Petrus loves to drink and he would knock back glasses all through the dinner. But I doubt he would be an embarrassment. Despite acting oddly while under the influence and falling asleep, he manages himself pretty well while inebriated.
What book are you least thankful for this year?
I guess the question is asking for my least liked book for the year and so far it’s Air Awakens by Elise Kova. I disliked reading it so much that I didn’t finish it, which was even more disappointing because I wanted to like the series.
What book are you MOST thankful for?
I’m going with three books: one novel and two art-based ones. I’m glad I got to read The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern because the novel is beautifully written and I fell in love with the story, characters, and circus setting. Reading it was a magical experience and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I also chose the Fullmetal Alchemist manga by Hiromu Arakawa because I loved the anime and I’m glad to find that the books are almost exactly like the show. The artwork, fight scenes, panels, plot and character developments are well done and it was fun to read the first three volumes this year. I think this was my first time reading manga (I think I might have read a Cardcaptor Sakura manga when I was younger, but I’m not sure) and because the experience was so great, I look forward to trying more.
I also had to choose The Arrival by Sean Tan, which is an illustrated book that tells a story without words. I loved this one because of the captivating artwork and compelling story about immigration, friendship, and family. Though it’s not exactly a children’s book, Tan’s book helped to spark my interest in illustrated children’s books, which I am now consuming more often.
Name one random thing that you’re thankful for. 🙂
Great relationships with my family and friends.
It’s the holiday season and I hope you’re all filled with cheer.
I wish you all a wonderful weekend and an awesome December. (Christmas is almost here!!!) 😀