It’s been a while since I’ve done a book tag, so when I came across the Harry Potter Christmas Book Tag over at A Court of Coffee and Books, I knew I had to participate!
This tag was created by Charleigh over at Charleigh Writes. Her rules are simple:
- Please link me back so I can read your answers.
- You can’t choose a Harry Potter book for any of your answers.
- Tag however many people you wish.
- Most importantly, have fun!
Let’s get right to it!
It’s your first Christmas at Hogwarts. What’s one book you’ve asked for this year?
The Night Circus is one of my favorite books, and I still haven’t been able to read The Starless Sea.
You spot Hagrid hauling the Christmas tree through the grounds. What is the longest (or heaviest!) book you own?
All of the three books in The Stormlight Archive series are over 1,000 pages, and this is the longest. It’s like hauling a brick around in my bag, but so, so, so worth it.
It’s time for the famous Great Hall feast. What’s one book you can’t read without snacks?
I don’t usually snack while I read, but this novel about inspiring chef and teenage mother Emoni never fails to make me hungry.
Well done, you’ve brewed your first Polyjuice potion. What’s one book you’d change the cover of?
Any book with a movie or T.V. tie in cover. Seriously. My real answer for this, however, is is the Ember in the Ashes series. I’ve never cared for people on the cover of books, and I feel as though this series could have much more beautiful covers (to match how beautiful the story is!).
You receive a brand new Firebolt for Christmas. What’s one book you read super quickly?
This book is only 181 pages, but it packs in an amazing amount of storytelling. This is one of my favorite Neil Gaiman novels, and I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve read it. I can usually finish it in just an hour or two.
You join Harry for his first proper Christmas. What’s one book you’d love to receive this year?
You get hit by one of Fred and George’s flying snowballs. What’s a book you wanted to throw across the room?
Echo North by Joanna Ruth Meyer
I had high hopes for this book going into it, but by the end of it, I really did want to throw it at something. If you want to know all the details about why I thought this book was terrible, read my full review. To summarize, though, the main character falls for an abusive love interest who frequently lies to her and manipulates her.
You’ve just visited Hogsmeade for the first time. What’s one popular book you haven’t read yet?
I’ve had this book on my shelf since it came out and I still haven’t gotten around to reading it yet. I definitely will be in 2020 though!
Congratulations, you’ve been invited to the Yule Ball. What book about Christmas do you love?
I honestly haven’t read very many Christmas books, so I’m going with this tried-and-true classic.
You find Ron’s deluminator. What’s one book that’s helped you through some dark times?
If you’ve been reading this blog for any amount of time you’ll know that The Hobbit is my favorite book, and it never fails to bring a smile to my face. I have so many memories associated with this classic fantasy novel, and it’s been my favorite since I was a child.