And here we are, day 7 of Blogmas 2019! Did you think I would make it as far as this this year? Because I didn’t to be honest, not the way my blogging has been this year! Maybe it’s the start of a change… but anyway, Happy Saturday! And welcome to the Christmas Tag 2019.
Some of you may remember over the last few years that I have been tagged in other Christmas Tags. In fact, 2 years ago I even created one – The Bloggers Tribe Christmas Tag!
Christmas Tags come as a bit of a lifesaver to those of us working through Blogmas – we’re given the opportunity to post something festive, but not have to be completely creative and witty when writing them. Is that wrong of me to be happy about?
For Blogmas 2019, I had a search online for a Christmas Tag I hadn’t done before and came across The Festive Christmas Book Tag on Cery’s blog – Browsing For Books. It was actually a guest post from Ash over at For The Love of Books as part of Cerys’ 2018 Blogmas series.
The tag was created by the Booktuber GirlReading and you can check out the original video here. But for now, I hope you enjoy my answers!
1. A fictional family you would like to spend christmas dinner with?
I used to always think The Weasleys because that idea of a large close knit family appeals to me, but recently I’ve been thinking a lot more about the group of friends in MC Beaton’s Agatha Raisin series – they’re just friends rather than a family, but then friends are the family you choose, right?
2. A bookish item you would like to receive as a gift?
Right so if someone could gift me either the Cloak of Invisibility from Harry Potter, or the 101 Dalmatians… I mean, I wouldn’t say no to the dogs if I had to choose between them!
3. A fictional character you think would make a perfect christmas elf?
Having spent a lot of time in the last few months listening to the first few books in the Game Of Thrones series, I actually think Tyrion or Davos would be the perfect Christmas Elf. I mean, having seen the softer side to both of them, I can just imagine them leaving out presents for children and trying to make it look like Santa had been!
4. Match a book to it’s perfect christmas song.
Possibly wrong of me, but I can’t help associating Pride and Prejudice with The Fairytale of New York! I think it’s the fact they’re so clearly devoted to each other, and yet also can’t stand each other. Does that make sense?
5. Bah Humbug. A book or fictional character you’ve been disappointed in and should be put on the naughty list?
Frodo Baggins. He whined and just was not the ideal hero. If anyone was the hero of that trilogy, it was Samwise Gamgee! So I would put Frodo on the naughty list.
6. A book or a fictional character you think deserves more love and appreciation and deserve to be put on the nice list?
Bron from Game of Thrones. I think he was undervalued as a character, and now that I’m reading the books I think it even more!
7. Red, Gold and Green. A book cover that has a wonderfully christmasy feel to it.
My copy of Black Beauty by Anna Sewell. There’s something about the red leatherbound book and gold lettering that just screams “read me in front of a roaring fire while drinking hot whisky and listening to Christmas music as snow falls outside”!
8. A book or series you love so much, you want everyone to find under their christmas tree this year so they can read it and love it too?
Oh this is easy! I devoured This Is Going To Hurt by Adam Kay, and have recommended it to anyone and everyone! Actually, he has a new one out this year too so I’m hoping to get my hands on it as soon as possible. But you absolutely must read it!
So there you have it, the Festive Book Christmas Tag. Now, in order to complete the tag, I need to nominate some people to take part! I would like to tag:
Kat from femenish.com
Iga from igaberry.com
Becki from beckismith93.blogspot.com
Jade from everydayyoungmumblog.wordpress.com
@passionandpec1 from passionandpeace.com
Becca from becc4.co.uk
Lara from wordswithlara.blogspot.com
Bakes from blogbybakes.wordpress.com
Sarah-Lou from sarahlouwrites.co.uk
Taylor-Louise from teatimeandbooks.com
Lucy from lucyturnspages.co.uk
LP from thenewburygirl.com
Cassie from alifeonadime.com
And of course, you don’t have to wait to be tagged – you can take part too if you wish! On that note, I am going to get up and get a head start on the day. Lots to do, people to see, and of course tonight is the work Christmas party so I’d better go get my nail polishes out! I hope you all have a fab day whatever you get up to, and remember there will be another blogmas post live in the morning.