Oo! I love this season, which is why I must thank Eve @ Eve Messenger’s OtherWORDly Endeavors, Aimal @ Bookshelves & Paperbacks, and Giovanna @ Book Coma Blog for tagging me for the ‘Tis the Season Book Tag!
1. Do you have a favorite winter read?
A favorite winter read? As in a book I read every winter? No. I’ve never re-read a book, much less read a book based on the season it is. Though, I suppose if I were to read a winter book, it’d be the Chronicles of Narnia. Something about them just screams ‘winter’ to me (and not just because of The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.) The whole series is very festive in my mind.
2. Find a book with blue on the cover!
Secrets of the Wolves by Dorothy Hearst has such a gorgeous blue cover! Not only does it use one shade of blue, but many, melting them into an aurora borealis that catches the eye and tantalizes the mind. (No, that isn’t the reason I bought this book, but it is an added perk. :p)
3. Find a book you’d use as the star on a Christmas tree!
I haven’t read this book yet, but I think the white wrapped in blue would make a pretty awesome star on the top of my tree. ^.^ It was either that or something black. Hee hee! What? Go ahead and judge me, but my Christmas ornaments are green, black, and silver because I’m a Slytherin girl (and they’re my alma maters colors! ^.^ Win!)
4. Pick one fictional place that would be perfect for a winter vacation!
Narnia! Oh come on! Like you don’t want to gallivant off to a perpetually frozen wasteland where an evil queen rules over everything and the talking creatures want nothing to do with you because you’re a son of Adam or a daughter of Eve. Who wouldn’t want to spend their winter vacation in fear? :p But really though, I think Narnia would be a pretty sweet place to spend my winter vacation. (Actually anywhere with snow would be pretty grand to me at this point. >.> Darn you global warming.)
5. Pick one fictional character you’d take with you on your winter vacation!
To be honest, I’m not sure who I’d want to bring with me on my winter vacation (partly because I don’t really get a winter vacation anymore), but! I am going to pick Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. This is an unusual choice for me. I don’t teeter much into discussing classics, but I think it would be quite interesting to spend the holiday with her and chat. Just imagine the conversations we’d have. :p
6. Name one book on your wish list this year!
One book? Just one book?! What are you, crazy? I have loads of books on my wish list this year and I’d be happy if I got any of them. :p Though, one book that I’d really love to add to my collection because it’s a staple in the dystopian genre is 1984 by George Orwell. I’ve never read it before, but I need to. I need to educate myself in the ways of a genre if I want to write in it.
7. Favorite holiday drink, treat, & movie?
Holiday Drink: Hot Cocoa with a dash of rumpelmintz. Mm!
Holiday Treat: Lebkuchen! (“Life Cake” aka German Gingerbread) Oh man! This stuff is AWESOME! I make a special trip to World Market just to get some since the holidays is the ONLY time we can get it.
Holiday Movie: Tons of them! Though, it’s a toss-up between ‘Unaccompanied Minors’ and ‘Home Alone’. Both are such AMAZING Christmas movies and both hold dear places in my heart. ^.^
1) Sara @ Freadom library
2) Cátia @ The Girl Who Read Too Much
3) Charley @ Books & Bakes
4) Kelly @ Stellar Scrutiny
5) Kimsiang @ The Spines Breaker