Hi everyone! Yes, I know Christmas is over, but like my friend Emily, I believe it is acceptable to listen to Christmas songs until the new year. ‘Tis the season right?
“All I Want for Christmas Is You”
Favorite bookish couple
So, this prompt was really hard for me because when I started to think about it, I don’t really root for couples much (though I do enjoy when they get together and everything works out). I tend to be much more invested with one party in a couple (or trio, or whatever), or sometimes both equally if they are particularly well written characters, and so long as their story turns out ok in the end (whether they get together or not), I am happy. There are certain tropes I adore though, and the grumpy snark v.s. arrogantly confidant dynamic between Selsor and Jehnonn in Kiss the Rain by Megan Derr was tops.
“I’ll Be Home for Christmas”
Name a book where a character is away from home (school, vacation, etc.)
The more I think about it, the more I realize how much I enjoyed Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan MacGuire. All of the students in the book are away from home at Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children, though all of them, teachers included, would prefer to be elsewhere.
“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”
Name your favorite “little” book (children’s book, short story, novella, etc.)
This is a new love, as it didn’t exist when I was a child (it was released this year), but I absolutely adore Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry and Vashti Harrison.
“Santa Claus is Coming to Town”
What book(s) do you hope Santa brings you this year?
Well, as I have mentioned before, my family isn’t doing presents for the adults, only stocking stuffers, so I expect I will not be receiving any books this year. I hope to get gift cards to bookstores though.
“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”
Which book turned your nose red (made you cry)?
I think Amy Lane could write a telephone book and it would make me cry. She is a master of angst, and Keeping Promise Rock is one of her more difficult stories to read.
“The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”
Your favorite book/kind of book to read during the holidays
As I have mentioned before, I don’t have seasonal reads. Though, it is sometimes fun to read the Christmas romances that always come out this time of year.
“We Three Kings”
Your favorite trilogy
The Black Jewels trilogy by Anne Bishop of course! (Yes, I know it is more of a series now, but this is the original trilogy and I love it.)
“Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow”
A character you would love to be snowed in with
Arthur Dent from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, after he has had his adventure so that I can hear all about it.
A book that seriously let you down
I mean, this is a trilogy and not one book, but I really wanted to love The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, but I can’t stand his writing.
An upcoming release you’re dreaming about
I want Shorefall by Robert Jackson Bennett like now please.
I tag Emily (if you don’t get around to this one until next year, it’s all good hahaha)!