As previously stated, I resolve to do a weekly book tag that is related to the holiday season. It is always fun doing book tags. Last week, I did the Joy of Christmas Book Tag which I had fun doing. For this week, I’ll do the Christmas Song Book Tag, a book tag that I’ve again came across while browsing through Stephanie’s book blog, Adventures of a Bibliophile. It was also through her that I’ve encountered last week’s book tag. She does have an interesting blog so do check her blog out.
So here’s my own version of this book tag. Happy reading everyone!
You’re a mean one Mr. Grinch – Name a villainous character you couldn’t help but love.
I’ve always had a soft spot for Wuthering Heights‘ Heathcliff. It is quite a weird choice. I know.
All I Want for Christmas is You – Which book do you most hope to see under your Christmas tree.
I recently saw a copy of the illustrated version of Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane while browsing through the book store. I knew right there and then that I want to have a copy of the book. I’ve always wanted to have a copy of the 75th anniversary version of Edith Hamilton’s Greek Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes. I mean, look at that hardbound copy. Who wouldn’t want to have a copy of it right?
If Santa’s being generous, perhaps a complete hardbound set of JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series isn’t too shabby to receive as a gift this year. 🙂
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer – Name a character that overcomes major obstacles and learns to believe in themselves.
Little Women’s Jo March’s story is always awe-inspiring. She had to endure poverty and losing her loved ones and the one she loved the most. No matter what obstacle stood in front of her, she remained steadfast and focused on her goals. Oh yeah, Jo March is Louisa May Alcott’s alter ego.
Santa Clause is coming to town –
a). Which character do you think would be on top of the naughty list?
I’ll take one from my recent reads. Moby Dick’s Captain Ahab is perhaps one character who deserves to be on the naughty list. He has gone stark mad by visions of vengeance. Rebecca’s Mrs. Danvers has been one mean character as well.
b) Which character do you think would be at the top of the nice list?
Even though I didn’t like the book, Lale Sokolov from Heather Morris’ The Tattooist of Auschwitz deserves to be on top of the nice list. He is an actual personality and he has saved many lives during the Holocaust.
Frosty the Snowman – Which book just melts your heart.
Hiro Arikawa’s The Travelling Cat Chronicles is a very pleasant surprise. Although it is heartbreaking, it is warm and fuzzy, or perhaps even furry. Just have some tissue handy when reading this book.
Feliz Navidad – Choose a book that takes place in a country other than your own.
I am not sure if this one counts though. Nobel Prize in Literature winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude is a powerful literary work that is set in the fictitious town of Macondo somewhere in the author’s home country of Colombia.
It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Which holiday themed book do you use to spread the Christmas joy.
I don’t really understand why I rarely read Christmasy stories considering the importance we Filipinos place on it; our Christmas season officially starts in September and runs for four months! Incredible right. Anyway, if there is one book that brings out the Christmas spirit, then I guess it would have to be Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol for obvious reasons. I haven’t read the book yet, unfortunately.
Sleigh Ride – Which fictional character would you choose to spend the holidays with (doesn’t have to be a love interest).
I think it would be fun spending the holiday with either Hermoine or Harry. They have an appetite for adventure that I am sure I will enjoy. Or because they simply attract adventures.
Baby it’s Cold Outside – Which book that you didn’t like would you sacrifice to a fire to warm yourself up in the cold.
I have a lot of options for this one. Evil smirk.
But the book or set of books I don’t mind going up in flames would be the Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy. Haha. I don’t have copy of the book nor have I read it but what I have heard of it is enough for me not to even dip my fingers into its narrative.
Do you hear what I hear – Which book do you think everyone should read.
There are so many books I want everyone to read, especially my friends who are, unfortunately, not as enthused by books as I am.
David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas is definitely one of the books I am going to recommend to everyone who wants to enjoy the pleasures of reading. Indeed, this is a very complex read but it has every element that showcases the wonderful world of literature and reading.
So that’s it for Christmas Song Book Tag. Again, I am not going to impose on anyone to do the book tag. If you do want to do the book tag, feel free to do so. However, please don’t forget to tag me so that I can check out your answers.