Christmas Eve Book Tag

It’s my favorite time of year, and despite how busy I’ve been lately, I am very happy because some wonderfully amazing things have been happening that I didn’t expect. I keep pinching myself to make sure I’m not dreaming about having achieved a major goal.

My plan was to bring the Christmas cheer to my blog by doing Christmas-themed book tags all week, but I wasn’t feeling well the past 2 days, so I wasn’t able to post anything yesterday.

BUT! I’m back in the Christmas spirit now, so I’ll kick things off with the Christmas Eve Book Tag — since it is Christmas Eve. It was created by booktuber Sam’s Nonsense, whose channel introduced me to Robin Hobb’s books. I found this tag over on Embuhleelist, my buddy-reader in all things Hobb — and now Joe Abercrombie, lol.

Christmas Eve Morning: What is a book you wake up excited to read? (It can either be one you anticipate reading or one you read in the past that you want to get back into.)

Velvet comic book series by by Ed Brubaker, illus. by Steve Epting

I’ve read the first and second volumes and would like to reread them and then round out the series by completing the third. It’s sort of a mystery comic book series about a woman working at a secret agency who’s framed for a murder. I enjoyed it and was hooked.

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Christmas Characters Tag

Here’s another Christmas tag that has been too long on my to-do list! It sounds like a cute one.

I stumbled across it while Falling Down the Book Hole back in 2019, and finally, I’m now doing it.  The Christmas Characters Tag was created by Anthony at Keep Reading Forward.

Santa Clause: A Gift You Received or Want This Year

The Deep by Mayur Vayeda & Tushar Vayeda (illus.)

I would LOVE to get a copy of this book as a gift, but I know no one will gift it to me, so most likely I’ll gift it to myself for my birthday in the new year.

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Holiday Drinks Book Tag

Cue all the Christmas and winter-themed book tags I’ll post for the next two weeks because I found a bunch of such tags over the years and want to do them all! Ho! Ho! Ho!

I’ll kick things off with the Holiday Drinks Book Tag, which seems to have originated on the blog Browsing for Books, but that blog doesn’t seem to be active. However, I was lucky enough to find the tag over on Way Too Fantasy.

Hot Chocolate | Marshmallows and chocolate and whipped cream, oh my!
Recommend a book that’s sweet through and through.

Pandora by Victoria Turnbull

It’s a children’s picture book about a lonely fox who helps a bird heal and how the bird helps the fox feel less lonely. It’s a sweet read that I actually didn’t like much when I first read it, but I think I’d appreciate it more now if I should reread it.

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Star Trek Book Tag | Port Jericho

And now I present the last Star Trek Book Tag I’ll do for SciFiMonth — a monthlong celebration of all things science fiction by the Wyrd & Wonder crew.

I can’t believe I managed to find so many versions of this tag to do, lol!

This Star Trek Book Tag was created by book blogger Port Jericho. The questions are based on the original show.

Kirk — This Captain doesn’t believe in no-win scenarios.

Name a character who likes to play fast & loose with the rules but whose heart is in the right place.

Cari from The Gutter Prayer by Gareth Hanrahan

Cari is an orphan and thief living in the slums of a city called Guerdon, and apparently, she has some connection to the city’s bells. We learn in what way as the story goes on. But due to always being on the run, Cari doesn’t always go by the rules; however, she deeply cares for those close to her.

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Star Trek Book Tag | PageScreenTaylor

And so I am back again with yet another Star Trek Book Tag.

I’m doing this tag series for SciFiMonth, a monthlong celebration of all things science fiction that’s hosted by the Wyrd & Wonder crew.

This Star Trek Book Tag was created by booktuber PageScreenTaylor and is based on the movie Star Trek Beyond.

Captain Kirk: Name a character who is a natural leader.

Granny Weatherwax

You have no choice but to follow Granny Weatherwax (or else suffer one of her stares), so naturally that makes her a natural leader, lol.

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Star Trek Book Tag | Jay Dee Archer

So… guess who’s back with another Star Trek Book Tag for SciFiMonth?

This is my way of participating in SciFiMonth from the sidelines because your girl is swamped and can’t fully participate as she would like.

This Star Trek Book Tag was created by booktuber Jay Dee Archer. He based the questions on the TV series.

Star Trek: The Original Series

A corny yet entertaining book

The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy, illus. by Todd Harris

It’s a middle grade fantasy novel about the princes charming from fairytales. It was an entertaining read, but the humor was a little corny at times. Still, I enjoyed it and do intend to read the next book… whenever I get to it.

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Star Trek Book Tag | James Holder

So there I was… unprepared for the blogging week but wanting to throw up something. Then I remembered that it’s SciFiMonth. Hosted by the Wyrd & Wonder crew, this is a monthlong celebration of all things scifi. I wanted to participate but guess what? I’m unprepared. No surprise there.

Well, I said to myself, I’ll participate in a minor way by cheering from the sidelines. And do you know what that means? No? It means scifi book tags throughout the month!! 😆

I actually don’t have that many scifi-themed book tags on my “To Do” list of tags, but there was a Star Trek tag there with a link that no longer works. A quick googling later and I was in luck: I found four different Star Trek book tags! Of course, I was excited and wanted to do them all in one long post, but I’ll be patient and do them in separate ones. Here’s the first one I found.

This Star Trek Book Tag was created by booktuber James Holder.

But before I get going, I must confess. I’m not a Star Trek fan. 😨 I watched the show as a kid, but I just wasn’t interested. So… well, umm… to the tag!

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Bookish Witch Tag

From the moment I saw this tag over on Corner of Laura, I knew I’d have to do it too.

Halloween is just a few days away, so it’s the purrfect time of year to do this tag! It was created by booktuber Clair Rousseau.

Hop on your broomstick and pick a favourite witchy setting.

An Embarrassment of Witches by Sophie Goldstein (illus.) & Jenn Jordan
Moonstruck, Vol. 1: Magic to Brew by Grace Ellis, illus. by Shae Beagle

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Addams Family Book Tag | 1964 Edition

Let’s continue the Halloween book tag trend with this Addams Family Book Tag.

I did an Addams Family book tag several years ago (check it out here) but I based the gifs and such I included in my post on the 1991 movie, which I loved as a kid. However, today’s Addams Family Book Tag was created by White Rose Stories, who loves the 1964 TV show edition of the Addams Family. This is new to me because I didn’t know the Addams Family had been around for so long. I thought the 1991 was the first one.

Well, I’m glad to learn something new about a movie I enjoyed. I’ll include the gifs I saw in Rose White’s post here, in case you’re unfamiliar with the 1964 show too.

Morticia Addams — A book containing your favourite character

Nanny Ogg

Nanny Ogg from Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett quickly popped in my mind. She is one of my favorite characters from Pratchett’s Witches books, a subseries of his Discworld novels, which is a fantasy series set on a flat world that rests atop four giant elephants that stand on the shell of an enormous turtle that’s flying through space. The stories are silly and fun and I enjoy them.

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X-Files Book Tag

I’m very unprepared for the week, so expect MANY book tags. They will all either be Halloween-related or based on horror/supernatural themes, movies, or TV shows, like this one.

The X-Files Book Tag was created by Book Princess Reviews.

I did not know there were X-Files books, but I used to watch the show as a kid, although it would scare me. I wasn’t a big fan of it back then because I thought it was all aliens and conspiracy theories, which didn’t interest me then. But it’s been such a long time since I’ve seen the show that I’m tempted to revisit it now. Anyway… the tag.

Fox Mulder

Fox is known to have some “out there” beliefs, so name a book that you believe in despite everyone/ratings/reviews telling you it’s perhaps not that great.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2 by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the only book I could think of because although I understand why everyone deeply dislikes this screenplay, I didn’t mind it that much and even enjoyed reading it. I did have some problems with it and thought some parts didn’t work out well and think they should have emphasized that it’s a screenplay in the marketing (because I think many people didn’t realize this), but it was an okay read for me.

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