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Monday, December 2, 2019

Christmas Songs Book Tag (2019)

I am playing along with That Artsy Reader Girl's A Little Bookish Christmas meme called Christmas Songs Book Tag. Since I've never participated before I am not limiting my choices to only books I read this year.

1. “All I Want for Christmas Is You”: Favorite bookish couple.
  •  Most of the Jane Austen couples: Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy (Pride and Prejudice); Anne Eliott and Captain Wentworth (Persuasion); Catherine Morland and Henry Tilney (Northanger Abbey); Elinor Dashwood and Edward Ferrars (Sense and Sensibility); and Fanny Price and Edmund Bertram (Mansfield Park)
2. “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”: Name a book where a character is away from home.
  • Miles Halter in Looking for Alaska by John Green. He is at boarding school.
3. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”: Name your favorite “little” book (children’s book, short story, novella, etc.).
  • The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

4. “Santa Claus is Coming to Town“: What book(s) do you hope Santa brings you this year?
5. “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”: Which book turned your nose red (made you cry)?
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. So much injustice against women.
  • The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead. So much injustice against blacks.
6. “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”: Your favorite book/kind of book to read during the holidays.
  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson. A family favorite.

7. “We Three Kings”: Your favorite trilogy. 
  • His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman
8. “Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow”: A character you would love to be snowed in with.
  • Mark Watney from The Martian. The guy is brilliant and seems like he can do just about anything, like rig up electricity if the power goes out.
9. “Last Christmas”: A book that seriously let you down.
  • East of Eden by John Steinbeck. I couldn't finish the tome. I wanted to love it and did not.
10. “White Christmas”: An upcoming release you’re dreaming about.
  • The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins. 64 years before the first Hunger Games. Can't wait! 

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  1. This is fun! And I totally agree with you on all those favorite Austen couples. :D

  2. Thanks for joining the fun! I also love Jane Austen's couples. :) Great pick!

  3. Good choices! I am sooooooo with you on East of Eden. Just thinking of Cathy gives me (honestly) nightmares. My list will be up later in the week.

  4. Thank you for sharing

  5. Oooh A Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes! Good choice!

  6. What a fun meme!! I love that you're so holiday themed on your blog :) I'm just trying to catch up on overdue reviews - ha ha

    Suzanne Collins is coming out with a Hunger Games prequel??? Woohoo!

    I loved Looking for Alaska AND The Little Prince (which I just read for the first time last year).

    You don't ask for books for Christmas??? I never buy books for myself, so I LOVE getting (and giving!) books as gifts. Christmas Day, our house is filled with books given and received :)

    Lots of fun -


    Book By Book

  7. Colin Firth will ALWAYS be my Mr Darcy!!!! Lizzy & Darcy forever!!!!

    I also did this tag!


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