Monday, December 16, 2013

❄ TAG: Winter Wonderland ❄

In an attempt to get myself—and this blog—in the Christmas spirit, I thought I would participate in JackEatsBooks' Winter Wonderland book TAG! Oooooh, wintry~

(Also, its been about a week since I've posted anything...)

1. What book is so happy and sweet that it warms your heart?

Sarah Dessen seems to have a knack for writing heart-melting novels so, really, any of her books would do just fine (particularly Along for the Ride or The Truth About Forever). Epic Fail by Clare LaZebnik—a retelling of Pride and Prejudice—is also one of my favorite fluffy, contemporaries reads.

2. What is your favorite book with a white cover?

While I did not love Eleanor & Park as much as everyone else on the planet seemed to, it is still a fantastic book and I absolutely enjoyed its incredibly real look at high school, first love, and the complexity of family and friendship.

3. You're sitting in a nice comfy chair, wearing a onesie with a lovely, warm hot chocolate; what MONSTER read are you reading?

Probably either Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare, Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl or one of the Harry Potters.

Oddly enough, I do not seem to have too many "monster" reads, as most of my books average at about 300-350 pages. Huh.

4. It started snowing, so you decide to have a snowball fight! What fictional character would you love to have the snowball fight with?

William Herondale. Without a doubt.

5. Sadly, your fire is beginning to go out. What book would you tear the last few chapters out of to throw into the fire?

Normally, I would not condone ripping anything out of a book but, since this is hypothetical, I think my answer would definitely have to be Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins; the last book in the Hunger Games trilogy. That whole book, really, had me so angry that I would gladly throw it into a fire for this TAG - particularly the last few chapters.

6. What book is so close to your heart that you would gift to someone this Christmas who hasn't read before but wants to get into reading?

This Christmas I am giving my sister the first three books in the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare and one of my brothers the Maze Runner trilogy by James Dashner, as both series are the perfect combination of suspense, adventure and heartbreak. However, both of my siblings read (albeit, not much), so if I were to give a book to someone who has never really "read" before, then I would hand them Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling. This book was the start of it all for me, and I feel like it is the perfect beginning for new readers of all ages.

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