Naughty or Nice Bookish Tag

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Thank you to Meeghan @ Meeghan Reads and Bakes for tagging me to do this! It’s the perfect tag for Christmas, I was starting to worry I wouldn’t have any good new Christmas tags to do this year!

The Rules

  1. Tag and link the person who tagged you
  2. Tag and link me (the creator) if you would be so kind, I love reading your answers –   Jenn
  3. Tick/cross off the ones you’ve done
  4. Tag another 10 people

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Christmas Song Book Tag

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It’s time for another Christmas tag! I found the questions for this over on Stephanie’s blog at Adventures of a Bibliophile, so be sure to head over and check out her answers as well!

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“You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch”: Name a villainous character you couldn’t help but love.

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This one is more in a grey area than anything since he’s not just straight up a villain but I loved Victor Vale from “Vicious”! He just had those moments that made me love him, especially with how he treated Sydney and Mitch.


“All I Want for Christmas is You”: Which book do you most hope to see under your Christmas tree?

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Well of course there are many but I would LOVE the 10th anniversary edition of “The Name of the Wind” by Patrick Rothfuss since it’s just so gorgeous! I NEED IT!


“Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”: Name a character that overcomes major obstacles and learns to believe in themselves.

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I think Starr Carter from “The Hate U Give” fits this bill perfectly, a powerful character to match a powerful novel.


“Santa Claus is Coming to Town”: a) Which character do you think would be on the top of the naughty list? b) Which character do you think would be at the top of the nice list?

I’m agreeing with Stephanie on the first one, Umbridge is definitely at the top of the naughty list eternally. As far as the nicest character I’m just going with Taylor from “Queens of Geek” because she is honestly such a pure person and I loved her.


“Frosty the Snowman”: Which book just melts your heart.

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Once again going with “Queens of Geek” which is very romance based and I loved every minute of it.


“Feliz Navidad”: Choose a book that takes place in a country other than your own.

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I absolutely loved the Scotland setting in this book!


“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”: Which holiday themed book do you use to spread the Christmas joy?

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I don’t read Christmas-y books…..at all…..because Christmas really isn’t my favorite holiday especially when it comes to books and movies and TV. I suppose if I could pick a non Christmas themed book though I’d go with “The Night Circus”.


“Sleigh Ride”: Which fictional character would you choose to spend the holidays with (doesn’t have to be a love interest!)

Hands down, Fred and George Weasley.


“Baby it’s Cold Outside”: Which book that you didn’t like would you sacrifice to a fire to warm yourself up in the cold?

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Forever “Blackhearts” because I am never going to forgive that synopsis. Don’t promise me pirates and a Blackbeard origin story and then give me a glorified hist-fic romance instead!


“Do You Hear What I Hear”: Which book do you think everyone should read?

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“The Hate U Give”! I could sit and chant this one all day. Read it!

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I tag anyone who wants to give this one a go!

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12 Days of Christmas Book Tag

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Time to start doing some Christmas book tags, yay!

I found this tag on Book Snacks so make sure you go check out Analee’s answers as well!

This tag was originally created by Lizzie Loves Books. 

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ON THE FIRST DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: A PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR TREE.

The partridge stood alone in the pear tree. What is your favorite stand alone?

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Everything in this book was perfection: the characters, world building, writing, romance, and plot. It’s an amazing book.


ON THE SECOND DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: TWO TURTLE DOVES.

Love is in the air! Who is your one true pairing?

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Forever, Aragorn and Arwen! I haven’t read The Lord of the Rings but no bookish romance compares to them for me.


ON THE THIRD DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: THREE FRENCH HENS.

In the spirit of threes, what is the best trilogy you have read?

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The Inkworld Trilogy, those books just got better and better with each book! I also honestly have not finished that many series/trilogies because I’m awful, I’ll start them but rarely ever finish.


ON THE FOURTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: FOUR CALLING BIRDS.

Since series usually consist of four or more books, what is your favorite series?

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Like I said I really don’t finish that many series so I’ll have to go with Harry Potter.


ON THE FIFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: FIVE GOLDEN RINGS.

One ring to rule them all! Who is your Favorite Villain/Antagonist?

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AIDAN! It’s kind of hard to explain why he’s one of my favorites but he really grew on me while I read “Illuminae”. Don’t get me wrong he’s pretty evil but I just loved him.


ON THE SIXTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: SIX GEESE A LAYING.

Creation is a beautiful thing. What is your favorite world/world-building?

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I’m a huge fan of Jay’s world building in general since it’s fantastic in “Nevernight” as well but the lore and mythology in “Stormdancer” intrigued me just a bit more. It’s Asian-inspired and I am always a sucker for talking animal companions.


ON THE SEVENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: SEVEN SWANS A SWIMMING.

Who needs seven swans when all it takes is one good animal sidekick? Who’s your favorite animal sidekick?

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Well since I was just speaking of animal companions…..

Buruu is hands down my favorite he’s very intelligent and prideful, also he is extremely sassy.


ON THE EIGHTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: EIGHT MAIDS A MILKING.

Milk is so 18th century. Which book or series takes beverages/food to a whole new level?

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One of the best books as far as food descriptions go is definitely “Heartless” since our main character aspires to be a baker she comes up with some scrumptious sounding treats!


ON THE NINTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: NINE LADIES DANCING.

Dancing is just one skill of a Lady! Who is your favorite kickass female lead?

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Nemesis is a total badass but she’s also very loving and loyal as well.


ON THE TENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: TEN LORDS A LEAPING.

How about your favorite leading lad?

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Darrow is a great main character and since I don’t come across many male main characters that I like he’s definitely one of my faves! He develops a lot and really turns into a badass throughout the first book.


ON THE ELEVENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: ELEVEN PIPES PIPING.

What is your favorite book or bookish thing with musical influence? (It can be about music, reference music a lot etc.)

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The closest book I can think of is “This Savage Song” in which a violin and other instruments come into play frequently.


ON THE TWELFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: 12 DRUMMERS DRUMMING.

Drum roll please…what is your favorite read of this year?

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I read so many great ones this year, I can’t choose! I have to say though the one that really had every element in a book that I enjoy would have to be “Red Rising”. World building, characters, twist, and action!

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I tag anyone who wants to do this fun Christmas tag! 

The Sassy

The Jingle Bell Tag

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December is of course going to be the month where I fill this blog full of Christmas posts and end of the year bookish lists so what better way to kick that off then to start out with the first Christmas book tag I was tagged in?

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This tag was created by Richard @ The Humpo Show who also tagged me to do this wonderful book tag! Be sure to head over and check the original tag out as well as Richard’s awesome blog! I was also tagged by Michelle @ Book Adventures who is one of my best blogging buddies so of course I’m going to yell at all of you to get over there and follow her blog!

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“All I Want For Christmas Is You…” | What book do you want to see under the Christmas Tree?

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So I gave out a semi-biggish list of books I want for Christmas but I’m REALLY hoping I get “The Night Circus”! This is such a popular book and EVERYONE seems to love it so I want to see what all the hype is about. Also this way Michelle @ Book Adventures can be satisfied, haha!


“Simply Having A Wonderful Christmas Time…” | What book that you have read this year have you enjoyed the most?

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SO MANY! But I’ll go with “Illuminae” by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman because it’s action packed and uniquely formatted.

You can read my full review of “Illuminae” here.


“It’s Beginning to look a lot like Christmas…” | Which book has the most festive look to it?

Kingdom of Ash and Briars

I don’t really have many festive (or Christmas themed) books but I think “Kingdom of Ash and Briars” fits this time of year pretty well as it has a very winter-y and pretty cover.

You can read my full review of “Kingdom of Ash and Briars” here.


Elf | What book unleashes your inner child?

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Harry Potter is the only honest answer I can really give and I know most people will answers with this but hey whatever! Harry Potter pretty much IS my childhood after all.


The Grinch | Your favorite villain…

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Okay so BESIDES Harry Potter characters I’ll go with my favorite anti-hero/villain kind of: Victor Vale from “Vicious” by V.E. Schwab.

You can read my full review of “Vicious” here.


The Holiday | Name your favorite TWO couples…

Without saying all of the obvious, fantastic Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings couples…..

Karou & Akiva “Daughter of Smoke and Bone” by Laini Taylor

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The forbidden love trope at it’s finest.

Zahra & Aladdin “The Forbidden Wish” by Jessica Khoury

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These two had a slow-burn and their romance was so adorable that I couldn’t help but love them together.

I talk a lot more about why I loved these romances in my full reviews!

You can read my full review of “Daughter of Smoke and Bone” here.

You can read my full review of “The Forbidden Wish” here.


What book would you like to give as a present to your followers?

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Okay so I mentioned “Kingdom of Ash and Briars” earlier and I’d love to pick it again (because it’s underrated and FANTASTIC) but I’ll pick a different book: “My Lady Jane” by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows. I think this is a great book everyone should read and that I also think will suit most tastes! I really wish I could get you all a copy of this……

You can read my full review of “My Lady Jane” here. 

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Tag! You’re It!

I’ll tag a few of my newest followers! Of course if you wanna do this tag consider yourself tagged as well!

Also if you don’t want to do this, definitely don’t feel like you have to!

Grace @ Books and Bemusings

Bethany @ The Bookworm Girl

Iman Ali @ Muggles and Mundanes

Emma @ After Butterfly Rain

Elle @ Bookishh

Krysti @ YA and Wine

Betty @ The Geeky Bibliophile

Tiana @ The Book Raven

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Dashing Through The Snow Book Tag

 

 

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I was tagged by Astra over at A Stranger’s Guide To Novels and she also created this awesome tag! So thanks Astra for not only tagging me but creating this new tag, it’s super impressive! Make sure you guys head over to her blog and check out the original post!

The Rules:

  1. Thank The Curator (Astra @ A Stranger’s Guide To Novels)
  2. Tag 5 People To Spread The Christmas Joy!
  3. Have Fun!

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1. Name a book you would like to see under your Christmas tree.

 

Alright well there’s a TON of books I’d like to see under the tree this year but a lot of them I can buy cheaper on my Kindle soooooo I’m going to go with the box set of “The Monstrumologist” series!

Is it cheating to choose that as an answer? Since it’s more than one book? Oh well.

I have been meaning to read this series for a while now and if I can get all of them for Christmas that’d be pretty great.

2. A book you’ll be reading during the Christmas Season.

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I won’t be reading anything really Christmas themed but I will be getting around to reading “Soundless” by Richelle Mead! I actually bought this recently while Black Friday shopping and I’ve been meaning to do a bookhaul post…..but I’m lazy. So sorry about that but look for that post sometime this week!

3. Favourite Christmas Movie.

Hands down it’s “Elf”. I don’t watch a lot of Christmas movies I just watch “Elf” repeatedly, I’m a big Will Ferrell fan and I think he’s hilarious. I get really out of control with my “Elf” references as well…..

4. Do you like snow?

This is a very hard question for me. Yes I like snow because it’s pretty and I can go snowmobiling, BUT I really hate it because it makes driving anywhere extremely difficult here. North Dakota is not a place to live if you actually want to LIKE the snow.

I’m using this picture to make a point…it’s not really that bad but it’s damn near close.

There is such a thing as TOO much snow and in North Dakota that’s true.

 

So overall I guess my answer is no I don’t like snow just because it has become a major pain in my ass as I’ve aged. When I was a kid it was awesome but now that I’m an “adult” I have to DRIVE in it and it’s not fun anymore.

5. Name a character you you would like to spend your Christmas day with.

Just one?! Ok well I have two varying answers depending on the situation.

#1) I’d pick Gandalf from “The Hobbit” or “The Lord of the Rings” in hopes that he would bestow some wisdom on me or even better take me on an adventure.

#2) If Gandalf cannot take me on an adventure and I have to sit at home all of Christmas day then I’d pick Cersei Lannister from the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series. That’s right. Cersei. Because I actually really love her wicked bitchiness. I would sit and drink wine with her and be sarcastic and make plots to destroy my enemies.

6. To give or to receive?

Everyone loves to get presents and I’m no exception but I actually really like GIVING presents more. I like the feeling I get when I give someone something, especially since most of the time I put some work into the gifts. I’ve made gift baskets and such before and I always feel really proud when I give them to people!

7. What fictional place would you like to spend Christmas at?

Middle Earth. Is there anything special that happens in Middle Earth for Christmas? No because there is no Christmas, BUT I’d really like to go there anyways…….

Otherwise I’d love to spend Christmas at Hogwarts since they actually celebrate it…..

8. Fondest Christmas memory?

Well that’s actually pretty hard since I don’t have any specific ones that I find worthy of being discussed. So I’ll go with a Christmas-related memory.

One year a very long time ago, I was like 7 or 8, my mother decided to have a Christmas party at our house and invite TONS of people over. Well being North Dakota of course there was this awful blizzard that started when everyone was still at our house.

So everyone, EVERYONE got snowed in with us and our house isn’t really big enough to accommodate 30-40 people sleeping. Sure it wasn’t so bad since I liked everyone there but….still. It was a lot of people!

9. Can you say Christmas tree ten times FAST  in a row (pronouncing it correctly!)

I doubted myself but apparently I can do it! Yay!

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Tag Time!

***Sorry if I keep tagging you guys! This is a new tag so I want to spread it around! Don’t feel obligated to do it though!***

Michelle @ Book Adventures

Ariana @ The Quirky Book Nerd

Anna @ My Bookish Dream

Raquel @ rakioddbooks

Mariana @ fireheartbooks

Tash @ The Bookie Monsters

Stephanie @ Adventures of a Bibliophile

Alahna @ The Charmed Reader

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