I am trying to do at least one tag or review a week – I’m feeling pretty winter-y and Christmas-y (mainly because of the MASSES of holiday smut I’ve been reading – more on that soon!) so I thought I would do the Winter Wonderland book tag.
This tag was created by Jack Eats Life and consists of the following questions:
1. What book is so happy and sweet that it warms your heart?
I don’t have a lot of really happy books – but a recent read of Soft on Soft by Em Ali has shown me that I really love a sugary sweet story if I’m in the mood for it! Everything about this novella was…so soft!
2. What is your favourite book with a white cover?
The book with the BEST nearly all-white cover is Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge. It’s a lot more striking in person, trust me!
3. You’re sitting in a nice comfy chair, wearing a onesie, with a lovely warm hot chocolate but what MONSTER read are you reading?
Oooh! I have these beautiful editions of The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, which are three huge tomes of illustrated and (you guessed it!) annotated Holmes novels and stories. They are so beautiful, and have really interesting essays about history, fandom lore, and how the Holmes stories impacted forensics! (My obsession about Sherlock Holmes isn’t something that I’ve talked about much on my blog, I don’t think. I must tell you all about it sometime!)
4. It started snowing so you decided to have a snowball fight! What fictional character would you love to have the snowball fight with?
It would be too cliche to say Fred and George Weasley, wouldn’t it? (Enchanted snowballs, though!) Other than them, maybe Kate and August from Victoria Schwab’s This Savage Song duology. There would be no mercy!
5. Sadly, your fire is beginning to go out. So what book would you tear the last few chapters out to throw into the fire?
Ha, I love this question! There are lots. I would fully throw the entirety of The Cursed Child into the fire, maybe also Dan Brown too. (My boyfriend challenged me to finish Origin this year – and I totally failed. I got about a third of the way through and couldn’t deal with the awful writing and attempts at being intellectual.)
6. What book is so close to your heart that you would gift to someone this Christmas who hasn’t read before but wants to get into reading?
Some of my favourite Christmas reads aren’t necessarily wintery or Christmas-y, but rather just make me feel really nostalgic. I would maybe give someone a copy of The Princess Bride because it is a great read for all ages – even for people who don’t like fantasy. Other than that, maybe Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson, because it gives a really great look into mental illness, whilst still being fucking hilarious at the same time.
If you’d like to do this tag, consider yourself tagged!