It’s the day before Christmas! I hope you’re having a great holiday season. It’s been a busy few months lately, but I just had to do this Christmas Eve tag from Sam’s vlog. Enjoy!
Christmas Eve Book Tag
CHRISTMAS EVE MORNING || What is a book you wake up excited to read? (Anticipating reading, read in the past and love, etc)
Anticipate reading: The City of Brass by SA Chakraborty
Read in the past and love: Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier (ha! Made it into another tag!)
CHRISTMAS EVE BREAKFAST || What is your favorite treat/food during the holidays?
Gosh, it depends on the time of day! In the mornings I love a good breakfast casserole — eggs, cheese, sausage, onions, peppers — and I’m a sucker for mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, and pumpkin pie for lunch and dinner. It’s also not the holidays without ham, but the other foods are must-haves during the holidays. I also love peppermint ice cream and french vanilla hot cocoa with marshmallows.
Clearly I love holiday food.
FAMILY TIME || What is a book that fills you with happiness and love and the warm fuzzies in general?
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Hands down.
CHRISTMAS CAROLS || What are your favorite Christmas carols/songs, or holiday songs?
For Christmas carols, I tend to go a bit more traditional. I love “O Come Emmanuel,” “Wexford Carol,” and “I Wonder as I Wander.” Christmas songs I tend to think of pop tunes, and sung by specific singers. In that case it would be “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” (She & Him), “All I Want For Christmas is You” (Mariah Carey), and “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” (Harry Connick, Jr).
ANTICIPATION || What book release are you very much anticipating?
For one I have read, it would be Clarissa Harwood’s Impossible Saints (January 2!). For ones I’m looking forward to reading, it would be Rachel Hartman’s Tess of the Road, Jessica Leake’s Beyond a Darkened Shore, and Adrienne Young’s Sky in the Deep.
SLEIGH BELLS ON THE ROOF || You hear Santa on the roof and you’re very excited for the goodies! What book kept you up late at night?
Gosh, the last book that comes to mind that kept me up for ages was Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. That was a couple years ago. There are books that’ve stuck with me too (likely due to connection in that moment of my life) and kept me awake and wondering, like A Window Opens by Elisabeth Egan.
CHRISTMAS MORNING || What book or item has been on your wishlist that you’re anticipating, perhaps receiving, this Christmas?
There’s an item that’s forever and always on my wishlist and probably will be till I die, so I don’t expect it! It’s the 1940s edition of Jane Eyre with Fritz Eichenberg’s etchings. I can find it on Amazon and Etsy, but that’s just too easy. I want to discover it, you know? I’m also eagerly anticipating Juliet Marillier’s Den of Wolves, though, and that seems far more reasonable to receive this Christmas!
I tag anyone and everyone who wants to participate in this fun Christmas + bookish tag!
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