Friday, December 18, 2015

'Tis The Season Book Tag!

Christmas is fast approaching guys! So today, I thought I would do a Christmassy book tag. The 'Tis The Season Book Tag was created by BookTuber Richard Denney and I do recommend you check out his channel because his videos are always hilarious and painfully on point. You can watch his original video here.



Before we start, I'd like to remind you that I am currently hosting a Christmas Giveaway, which you can enter for a chance to win any free book of your choice. Click here to check out this giveaway ^^

Okay, let's start!

1. Do you have a favorite winter read?







I don't have a specific title but I really enjoy children books in winter. I guess it's because of the warm memories attached to many of these books, especially my Enid Blyton books. Plus. with their wickedly good descriptions of food and candy, these books are perfect to be enjoyed with some biscuits and tea while it's cold and windy outside.



2. Find a book with blue on the cover!





My pick for this one is The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton. Although there is nothing particularly Christmassy about this book, I do associate it with the holiday season because it was last December, while I was in Hong Kong with my family, that I read it. It was raining outside and we were stuck at the hotel and to pass the time, I began to read this book. It took me the whole trip to get through it so now I associate it to that December spent in Hong Kong.

3. Find a book you’d use as the star on a Christmas tree!



Without question, the pick for this one has to be my bind-up edition of His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman. It has tiny silver stars strewn across the cover and is simply stunning on my shelf. It's also one of the books I've been most anticipating to read this Christmas and so far I'm really enjoying it. 

4. Pick one fictional place that would be perfect for a winter vacation!


Hogsmeade, hands down! Okay, any place in the Harry Potter universe would work too but I feel Hogsmeade is really the best place to pick because of all the amazing shops you could visit there. Like Honeydukes?! 

5. Pick one fictional character you’d take with you on your winter vacation! 


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I would pick the Weasley twins, again from the HP universe. No one knows how to have fun better than these two. Now just imagine a trip to Hogsmeade with them. Imagine the snowball fights! Yep, the Weasley twins would definitely be my vacation buddies.

6. Name one book on your wish list this year!


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The Marvels by Brian Selznick. This book not only looks gorgeous but it also sounds like it's going to be a beautiful read. It's a little pricey though, being in hardback and having illustrations for almost half of it. I might buy it as a little end of year treat to myself. We'll see :)

7. Favorite holiday drink, treat, & movie?


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I don't have a specific favorite holiday drink but my favorite Christmas treat has to be cookies. I think no other treat says Christmas more than some cute cookies. My favorite Christmas movie is Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Also, while I'm not usually a fan of romantic movies, there is something about the holiday season which just make me want to watch something sweet and romantic. So, if I had to pick a second movie, it would be Love Actually ^^ 

And that's it for this tag guys. If you enjoyed it, consider yourself tagged! If ever you do the tag, feel free to send me a link to your blog post or video. 

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13 comments:

  1. This post was very cute. New follower via bloglovin. It looks like you really love the HP world a lot.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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    1. Thanks Grace. I do love HP a lot! Followed you back ^^

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  2. Gorgeous post Soudha ♥ I agree that children's books are fun this time of you, comforting and familiar! Lovely shot of a blue book too! Oh and your bind up of His Dark Materials is GORGEOUS. I've never seen it before but WOW!! I would absolultely want to spend Christmas in Hogwarts (big surprise right?) and spending it with the Weasley twins would be fantastic:D I was actually lucky enough to nab a copy to Marvels at BEA this year and I'm glad because you're right: the book is pricey O.O Hopefully Santa will put it under the tree for you this year ;) Thanks for sharing and happy holidays to you and yours!! xxxxx

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    1. Oh lucky you :D I hope you enjoy The Marvels. I didn't get it for Christmas but I just might buy it for myself soon XD

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  3. Aww, I love the posts that pop up this time of year, and yours is no exception :D Funnily enough, I just saw His Dark Materials in my favorite bookshop, and the cover really took my breath away. Happy Holidays, Soudha <3

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    1. Thanks Ramona ^^ Happy Holidays to you as well :)

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  4. Such a lovely post!! I think I might do this tag. Happy holidays!

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    1. Let me know if you do the tag. Happy Holidays ^^

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  5. Love Actually is one of my favourites as well. I can watch that movie over and over again.
    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas.

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    1. Love Actually is a must this time of the year! Thanks and Happy Holidays to your family as well :)

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  6. This tag is pretty cool! I haven't read any of the books mentioned here but it seems like you had stories to go with a lot of them as to why you chose them. Lovely :)

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