For today’s Blogmas post I dug out an oldy but a goodie for this one. This one that originated with Girl reading back in 2015. I just thought the questions were fun.
1) A FICTIONAL FAMILY YOU WOULD LIKE TO SPEND CHRISTMAS DINNER WITH?
Charon’s Tea House
Under the Whispering door
T J Klune
I think the tea house would be so wonderfully peaceful and joyful during the festive season. As a setting it just seems so homey and calm and I feel like the Christmas flavoured tea selection would be amazing. I can imagine it being filled with delicious baking and good conversation and just a generally relaxed Christmas all round.
Mosscap and Dax
A Psalm for the Wild Built
Mosscap the Robot is my favourite type of character, inquisitive and sweet, caring and quick to share knowledge. It makes them the perfect foil for Dax as they try to find out what it is they want in life. Again very calming and homey atmosphere in Dax’s caravan again with a lot of tea.
I think I am aiming for a very calm, quiet and tea filled Christmas!
2) A BOOKISH ITEM YOU WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE AS A GIFT?
I love all kinds of bookish items, from book marks to fandom items such as mugs, pin badges, scarves, t-shirts, tote bags the list can go on and on. I loved home made bookish items too. Euan (my husband – check out his videogaming podcast here) is amazing at picking out bookish gifts based on all my favourite reads so hopefully there are a few goodies under the tree this year. My sister also make a lot of home made bookish items from venetian masks based on books (she made me a Rivers of London one, pictured is her American Gods mask), to resin book marks.
3) A FICTIONAL CHARACTER YOU THINK WOULD MAKE A PERFECT CHRISTMAS ELF?
The Midnight Bargain
C. L. Polk
Beatrice has a fantastic determination but also an inner joy that would make her a fantastic elf. She is an excellent magician so could cope excellently with the magic required to help manage and run Santa’s workshop, Her determination would surely make her one of the top elves. I think she would be so encouraging and positive too.
4) MATCH A BOOK TO IT’S PERFECT CHRISTMAS SONG.
Matched with A Spaceman Came Traveling by Chris de Burgh
Ok I had a bit of fun with this one. A Spaceman came travelling it the most ridiculous and weird Christmas song ever (honestly if you don’t know it look it up on Youtube) But it does fit perfectly with the Murderbot diaries which is a series that centres around a cyborg trying to find himself traveling through space to find answers. I really love this series and I am hoping Santa might bring me the next one.
5) BAH HUMBUG. A BOOK OR FICTIONAL CHARACTER YOU’VE BEEN DISAPPOINTED IN AND SHOULD BE PUT ON THE NAUGHTY LIST?
Secrets of the Starcrossed
The Once and Future Queen
This is the lowest rated book of the whole year and definitely deserves its place on the Naughty list. It had so much promise but to me it just didn’t deliver. The worldbuilding was lazy at best and the romance was beyond toxic. I actually found myself quite angry at how the female characters were repressed not for the plot of the book but that it seems that women’s feelings and desires are supressed and then pretend to paint them as positive when magic allows her to express them.
6) A BOOK OR A FICTIONAL CHARACTER YOU THINK DESERVES MORE LOVE AND APPRECIATION AND DESERVE TO BE PUT ON THE NICE LIST?
Kiem and Taam
I loved this book, I really liked the balance that Maxwell struck between sweet romantic moments, awkward romantic moments, tense moments of action and slow moments of realisation. Both Kiem and Taam have dealt with so much and overcame so much but are still beautifully caring and compassionate people, so should be on the Nice List.
7) RED, GOLD AND GREEN. A BOOK COVER THAT HAS A WONDERFULLY CHRISTMASY FEEL TO IT.
While not a Christmas book itself it does have a very Christmassy colour. The deep rich green and gold make it very festive and my edition is the Goldsboro SFF Club copy and it is just stunning with a deep green and old hard cover too. It just reminds me of Christmas. It is a Deco Punk Alternative history with a really interesting story
8) A BOOK OR SERIES YOU LOVE SO MUCH, YOU WANT EVERYONE TO FIND UNDER THEIR CHRISTMAS TREE THIS YEAR SO THEY CAN READ IT AND LOVE IT TOO?
Rivers of London
Rivers of London
I will always say Rivers of London for this kind of question. It is one of my favourite series of all time and will probably continue to push it into peoples hands for years to come. I loved the re-read I did this year as part of a buddy read, and I can’t wait to read book 9 when it comes out in April.
If you are looking for a quick and fun tag to do then please see yourself as tagged by me , I would love to know your answers to this one.