A fictional family you would like to spend Christmas dinner with?
Oooh. I guess the obvious answer to this would be the Weasley’s but I feel like that’s probably too obvious so I’m going to go with the losers from Stephens King’s it. I know they’re not really a family but they’re like a family so I’m totally going to class them. I think they would be super fun!
A bookish item you would like to receive as a gift?
Does this mean a real item or something from a book? If you mean real then I love the idea of a bookish candle, something like Sherlock’s Study or The Great Hall. If you mean a fictional item then I would love the sugar bowl from the Series of Unfortunate Events. I just want to know what’s in it!
A fictional character you think would make the perfect Christmas elf?
Harkat from the Darren Shan Saga. He’s such an interesting character and so cute! I think he would fit in wonderfully in the Santas workshop.
Match a book to its perfect Christmas song.
I really struggled with this one so I settled on All I Want For Christmas Is You and Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. I kind of just went with a love story and a love song.
Bah Hambug. A book or fictional character you’ve been disappointed in and should be put on the naughty list?
For me it’s definitely the guy who owns the retirement village in Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osmon. (He has a name but I can’t remember it. Grr.) He’s the perfect old fashioned villain and definitely deserved a piece of coal. As for the book I would say The Beach. I love the film so much but the book is awful!
A book or a fictional character you think deserves more love and appreciation and deserve to be put in the nice list?
For the book I would say Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi, Geoffrey Trousselot. (Translator) This was one of the standout books of the year for me and I really think it deserves so much more love. For character I think Mr. Dowling. I know technically he’s the bad guy but he just always needs a hug!
Red, Gold and Green. A book cover that has a wonderfully Christmassy feel to it.
Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas by Adam Kay is a pretty obvious one because it’s all about Christmas. Especially the Finnish copy. Also The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman. I may not like the series but the cover has a super Christmassy feeling to it.
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?
Well Seven Kinds of People You Find in Bookshops by Shaun Bythell just came out, that’s a book I 100% want under my Christmas tree. So I would say anything by him is a good shout. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline is one of my favorite books of this year so I really recommend that too.
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