We are coming up on another holiday, and it felt like a good time to do another book tag! This one is the Cozy Christmas tag by callmeaftercoffee on YouTube! Whether you celebrate Christmas, or the other many holidays I hope everyone has a happy and healthy holiday season.
- Twinkling Lights – what is the most beautiful book you own? I’d have to say the most beautiful book I own is also one of the coolest used books I’ve found period. I snagged a special edition of the Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien for $15 and I’m still amazed that happened. It’s leather bound, contains illustrations by Tolkien himself, and is just so detailed in its design that I have yet to find the perfect home on my shelves for it.
- The Perfect Tree – Will you pay more to get the prettiest edition of a book? It would depend on what price we’re talking here, but yes I have paid more just to get a special edition of a book. Cassandra Clare’s books I have started collecting special editions, and I already ordered my Waterstones edition of Chain of Iron!
- Build a Snowman – Make a Christmas book stack (color or theme):
- Crackling Fire – What book makes you feel warm & cozy? Lord of the Rings. I still need to reread the series, but it’s been a constant in my life, and I just love the characters and world Tolkien created.
- Knee High Socks – What is the longest book you’ve read? The longest book I’ve read was a bind-up of the Inheritance Trilogy by NK Jemisin, a roughly 1,000 page read I had intended to read on the beach but was told no one would heft out to the actual beach for me (too big apparently), so I had to read it the month before. It was a little stressful, but oh so satisfying when I finished the weekend before we left. I regret nothing.
- Ugly Sweaters – What is the ugliest book you own? Ouch, I’m not sure I like singling out a book for this, but Tithe by Holly Black. Before anyone comes for me on this, I have an older version I had ordered online, and opening this one up scared me a bit. There are some faeries on this cover that could give a child nightmares. Given that and the fact that I thought I was getting a matching cover this one feels like it’s taunting me every time I see it on my shelf.
- Blizzards – A book set in winter, or a book that gives you the chills/has dark themes. A Winter’s Promise by Christelle Dabos. It takes place mainly in a place called the Pole, and every description of this place made me want to pull a blanket close, and snuggle a cat. It also was one of my top reads last year!
- Home for the Holidays – For the rereads out there, any books that feel like going home? Any Cassandra Clare book. Whether it’s cracking open a new release from her, or revisiting my existing collection all of her works are interconnected and the Shadowhunter world will always feel like entering a land of nostalgia and adventure for me. It doesn’t help that her writing just seems to get better and better, so I may never stop reading her works (which I’m fine with).
What were your picks for the prompts? What books are you planning to pick up for the holiday season? Let me know in the comments below! 🙂