The Joy Of Christmas Tag \\ Scrooge-ness + Melting Over Book Covers.

OH MY GOSH I’M ACTUALLY DOING A TAG. GUYS. MARK THIS IN YOUR CALENDAR. THIS IS A SACRED DAY.

Since it was Christmas, I thought that this was fitting and I’d like to thank Ruby Rae for the nomination!

I’ve personally just finished all my celebrations, since mine are stretched over 3 days (24th, 25th, 26th), but to be honest, I really wasn’t feeling Christmas this year??? Which is really sad but oh wellllllll. #salty@myself.

I am Ebenezer Scrooge. IMG_1882

1) Anticipation: The Christmas excitement is real, what book release(s) are you most anticipating?

I’m  not going to talk about books that are yet to be released since that will just make me saddddddd, so some books that I really want to get around to reading that I just haven’t yet but I’m just dying to/would love to receive for Christmas are:

*melts*

  • Dear Martin –> okay so THIS BOOK IS EVERYWHERE AND I LOVED THUG AND THIS HAS A SIMILAR THEME AND I NEED MORE BOOKS LIKE THUG IN MY LIFE.
  • A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Vertue –> I WANT ALL THE FEELS NOW. I WANT THE ADVENTURE. I WANT THE HISTORICALNESS. NOW. PLEASE.
  • Daughter of the Pirate King –> I JUST NEED MY SOUL TO BE DESTROYED BY THIS BOOK ASAP.
  • The Sun and Her Flowers –> OMG I NEED THIS RIGHT NOW. OMG. NOW. PLEASE. SOMEONE CHUCK THIS GEM AT ME.

2) Christmas Songs & Carols: What book or author can you not help but sing its praises?

CASSANDRA CLARE.

MAGGIE STIEFVATER.

CASSANDRA CLARE.

MAGGIE STIEFVATER.

RGBRKDGNKDNGRLEG.

I just love them smmm.

xrysoskoni-ipopgr

3) Gingerbread Houses: What book or series has wonderful world building?

Even though I’m not really BLOWN AWAY by these books anymore, I think that the world building in the Throne of Glass series is BRILLIANT and so seamless. Another great example of this, is the Shadowhunter world. I find it so thoroughly done and I just want to actually live in this world.IMG_1882

4) A Christmas Carol: Favorite classic or one that you want to read?

MY FAVOURITE CLASSIC SHALL ALWAYS BE THE GREAT GATSBY. ALWAYS.

5) Christmas Sweets: What book would you love to receive for Christmas?

omg ILLUSTRATED HARRY POTTER. ANY BOOK. UM UM UM. BUT the anniversary edition of City of Bones literally stole my heart AND I NEED THAT EDITION OKAY.

(just a little update, since I wrote this before the 25th: guys!! I GOT THIS!!!!!) 

Here’s some others that I would love to receive:

*melts*

it’s not going to happen… but I CAN DREAM, ALRIGHT?

(JUST A NOTHER LITTLE UPDATE: GUYS THIS DIDN’T HAPPEN 😦 ) IMG_1882

6) Candles in the Window: What book gives you that warm fuzzy feeling?

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. So many. I get fuzzy feelings from every book. I think that the book where I got reallll fuzzy feeling was in Blue Lily Lily Blue, because ALL THE PYNCH and all the BLUESY just kills me every. damn. time.

I READ SOME RECENTLY that were really cute, and one that really stands out is ‘Alex, Approximately’ and one of my all-time-favourites that ALWAYS gives me fuzzy feelings is THE INFERNAL DEVICES, THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS AND THE DARK ARTIFICES.

7) Christmas Trees & Decorations: What are some of your favourite book covers?

10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF CITY OF BONES. I NEED THIS. IT’S SO BEAUTIFUL!!!

Here are some others:

*melts*

8) Christmas Joy: What are some of your favourite things about Christmas And/Or some of your favourite Christmas memories?

I really enjoy celebrating Christmas the French/English way. In France, presents are opened on Christmas eve, so we open one on Christmas Eve, and the rest on Christmas day to mix up the two traditions.

We also eat really late on Christmas eve, like they do in France after the midnight Mass, and we have the traditional French meal and everything.

One of my favourite things about Christmas is that we all get to spend that time together, and we get to give gifts to each other and thank each other for being there for us that year (I’m not a christian).

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For this tag, I will nominate whoever wants to do it since it’s already been Christmas and well, if you want to carry on the joy if Christmas a little longer, feel free!

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How do you celebrate Christmas? How was it? What books did you hope for? Did you receive any of them? What are some of your favourite covers? Let me know! 

Luuuuuu

34 thoughts on “The Joy Of Christmas Tag \\ Scrooge-ness + Melting Over Book Covers.”

  1. Hi Lu,
    Congratulations on the tag.
    Look at this engaged community you have built. Congratulations!
    I met you at Tabi Bear’s blog party.
    Maybe you can check out my blog if you need any blogging Tips. That’s what I write about. I also have Meet and Greets like Tabi. I blog at https://mostlyblogging.com.
    Happy new year and nice to meet you.
    Janice

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  2. WILD BEAUTY IS LEGIT THE PRETTIEST. I have the copy right next to me and I’m staring at it adoringly. and yesss Starfish & LOT have SUCH pretty covers!! I also really like An Enchantment of Ravens’ cover (tho the book itself isn’t that great).

    I hope you like the sun and her flowers if you get it — at least more than I did! and Gentleman’s Guide was a SLIGHT disappointment, but it was still amazing and I loved it!!! and whoa I didn’t know you were such a Cassie Clare fan??? like I knew you liked her books, but not like, THAT much

    I hope you had a good Christmas and got at least SOME of the books you wanted!!!

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  3. Oh great answers for this tag Lu, and my Christmas celebrations are spread over three days too (to me it’s not Christmas unless I celebrate on the 24th, 25th and 26th!) 😀
    Maggie Stiefvater and Cassandra Clare are two authors I love as well, and I really hope you enjoy The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue. I read that earlier this year and loved the book and the characters! 🙂 Those are some gorgeous book covers as well, Wild Beauty is a favourite of mine, even if I hadn’t loved Anna-Marie McLemore’s books I would have still brought that one just for the gorgeous cover!
    Again great answers for this tag, and great post as well. 😀 ❤

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    1. Thank you so much!! omg yes CHRISTMAS MUST BE SPREAD OVER THREE DAYS!

      Thank you so much! I can’t wait to get to it. Apparently it’s way more adventurous than it seems?? So I can’t wait!!
      Thank you so much!!

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  4. I NEVER UNDERSTOOD WHY IN SOME COUNTRIES YOU DON’T NORMALLY OPEN PRESENTS ON CHRISTMAS EVE. What is this treachery?! You have to WAIT and SLEEP knowing that there are presentes somewhere in the house and you can’t touch them??? Unbearable honestly. Ya’ll are playing yourself. I’m glad you get to open some on the 24th though. Ahem the right way.

    And ahhgakak you got the 10th anniversary edition of City of Bones ahaja. It’s so beautiful it deserves to be in a museum. (I’ll probably never get something that pretty I cry.)

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    1. NOOOO GET IT!!!! IT’S SO PRETTY!!!

      I knowwww it’s weird??? It’s the French way????????? We never used to do it, but in the past couple of years we’ve started to do it!! We only open one gift each though!!

      I hope you had a great holiday!!

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  5. DEAR MARTIN IS SO GOOD. SERIOUSLY.
    Also; Queens of Geek. If you haven’t read that one yet. Like, you have to. NOW. I loooove that book. Read it in one sitting and I rarely do that. [Read: never do that.]

    I cannot waaaait for the sequel of Daughter of the Pirate King!!

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      1. Haha; there are so many books that I can’t wait to get my hands on! [It’s come as far as me being a bit TOO proud towards certain people that I’ve read The Cruel Prince by Holly Black already but I just love that book so much, haha.]

        I HOPE YOU GET TO READ ALL THE BOOKS YOU WANT ASAP!

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