Today I'm bringing you a bookish tag (because books + Christmas = awesomeness) as my fifth post in the 12 Days of Christmas link-up.
Could we take a moment to FREAK OUT TOGETHER BECAUSE HOW IS IT THREE DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS LIKE WHAAAAAAT??!!!?
*takes several calming breaths*
Ok. Ok. I think I can do this now that I've taken a moment to let it go. *wicked grin* (You're welcome)
Since this tag is LOOOOONG overdue, I can't even remember who tagged me in the first place. *face palm* So if YOU remember it was YOU, let me know in the comments so I can thank you properly! >_<
Anyways, this tag (originally called The Bookish Tag) was tweaked slightly by me in order to go with the Christmas theme. For those if you wanting to do it in the original form, just omit the word *Christmas* from the questions, and it should be back to normal. :)
Hope you enjoy the questions and answers about some of my favorite (and not so favorite) Christmas reads on this, the ninth day of Christmas! ^_^
The Bookish Tag Rules:
-You must be honest.
-You must answer every question.
-You must tag at least 4 people.
1 ~ What Christmas book has been on your shelf the longest?
I only just started building my own bookshelf (big family issues...not a lot of room in our house for each personal library etc.) so unless we're allowed to count the biblical story, I would say "The Tailor of Gloucester" by Beatrix Potter has been on my shelf the longest since I got the collection when I was twelve. That was back when I stored my books in a drawer (horrors!)
2 ~ What is your current Christmas read, your last Christmas read, and the Christmas book you'll read next?
Currently reading "Red Boots" by Kate Willis, my last Christmas read was "The Legend of the Candy Cane", and my next Christmas read will probably be either "Christmas with Anne", "Star of Light", or "Little Women". (And yes, I count "Little Women" as a Christmas story. DO NOT QUESTION.)
3 ~ What Christmas book did everyone like, but you hated?
I wasn't overly impressed with "Treasures of the Snow" when I first read it as a ten-year-old, but after waiting a couple years I re-read it and it wasn't as bad. Still not my favorite, though, so I'll go with that one.
4 ~ What Christmas book do you keep telling yourself you'll read, but you probably won't?
There aren't any that come to mind. I probably forgot about them in a convenient way if I had any. ;)
5 ~ What Christmas book are you saving for retirement?
None. XD I don't think that far ahead. I probably should... but I don't.
6 ~ Last page: read it first, or wait 'til the end?
As a general rule, I wait until the end. (The only time I didn't do this was for The Return of the King, book 3 in the LOTR series because I HAD to find out if Samwise made it to the end. I just HAD to.)
7 ~ Acknowledgement: waste of paper and ink, or interesting aside?
Personally, I think it's up to the author. After all, readers can read it or not and they might as well have it in there so those they want to acknowledge can feel special and appreciated. As an author myself, I include the acknowledgement to show gratitude to the people who played a part in my book that made it come into being. So I guess I fall under the "interesting aside" category. ;)
8 ~ Which Christmas book character would you switch places with?
If "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" counts as a Christmas book, I would totally switch with Lucy. *heart eyes*
9 ~ Do you have a Christmas book that reminds you of something specific in your life? (Place, time, person?)
No...not really. Man, I hope this tag doesn't end up being as boring as I'm afraid it will. Apparently I need to branch out in my Christmas reading. *shakes head*
10 ~ Name a Christmas book that you acquired in an interesting way.
I was given a Christmas book as a Christmas gift through the mail once... I think that's about as interesting as my Christmas book life gets. Sorry guys. XD It was "The Old Mansion's Secret" by Rebekah Morris.
11 ~ Have you ever given a Christmas book away for a special reason to a special person?
No, but I have been given a Christmas book before... not a bad gift idea. *mentally adds this to future Christmas gift ideas list*
12 ~ Which Christmas book has been with you most places?
The Bible. Duh. XD
13 ~ Any "required Christmas reading" you hated in high school that wasn't so bad later?
I guess "A Christmas Carol" is the best Christmas book I would say falls in this category. It took me a couple years to wrap my mind around Dicken's writing...but now that I have, he has become one of my favorite classic authors. :)
14 ~ Used or brand new?
Depends on the book, and depends on how much it costs and what condition they are in. I like the way new books look on my shelf, but being a cheapskate, used books are the cheaper option most of the time and therefore the option I go with. I like used book stores WAY better than new book stores, though.
15 ~ Have you ever read a Dan Brown book?
Never ever even heard of him. (Sorry)
16 ~ Have you ever seen a Christmas movie you liked more than the book?
Nope. Granted, I don't watch a lot of Christmas movies period, but the ones I HAVE seen that are based off of books I remember not liking any more than I liked the book.
17 ~ Have you ever read a Christmas book that's made you hungry, cookbooks included?
Basically every. Little. House. In. The. Prairie. Book. Ever. Almost all of them have Christmas as a part of them, and every Christmas describes the food in mouth-watering detail.
18 ~ Who is the person whose Christmas book advice you'll always take?
There's multiple people (relations or friends) that I go to for book advice. My Dad always has good book recommendations up his sleeves, and chances are he'll not only have recommendations, but also copies of aforementioned recommendations in his library. ;)
19 ~ Is there a Christmas book out of your comfort zone (e.g., outside your usual reading genre) that you ended up loving?
Not really. At least, not that I recall. Someone should write a sci-fi Christmas story, or a dystopian Christmas story. There aren't many of those out there...just saying.
So...yeah. Hopefully that wasn't boring. Obviously I need to expand my CHRISTMAS TBR. Recommendations anyone? :P
That's all for now. I'll be back in a couple days with an introduction to what the Christmas season looks like (usually) for the Eddy family.
Until then, let everything you do be done for the glory of God! :)