Bookending Winter: A Bookish Carol Book Tag

Happy Holidays, everyone! Obviously, I missed my Top Ten Tuesday this week, so to make up for that, I discovered this awesome book-bloggish event, called Bookending Winter! This is a quarterly event hosted by Sam @ Fictionally Sam and Clo @ Cuppa Clo, and I’m joining it super late, obviously. But there’s still time for me to get three blog posts in before the end of the month, so I’m going to start with A Bookish Carol Book Tag! That’s the prompt for December 26th is an original book tag hosted by Jeimy @ A Novel Idea.

So without further ado, here we go!

Ghost of Bookish Past: What book from your childhood do you hold dear? Did it change you/ make you the reader you are today?

harry potter and the sorcerer's stone cover

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My answer for this is going to be fairly obvious, but I’m going to have to go with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (I mean, really the whole series, but the question only calls for one, so…). I read books before Harry Potter, but Harry Potter was the first series that I remember falling in love with, and one that I grew up with the characters as I read. I read my first one in the second grade, and I never looked back.

Ghost of Bookish Present: What Author have you discovered recently that you can’t live without? What about them do you love?

a court of thorns and roses cover

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Definitely Sarah J. Maas. Story time: I read Throne of Glass several years ago, and it was okay, until it got extremely love-triangle-y, and just felt super immature, as far as writing styles go. I definitely didn’t love it, and I ended up DNFing it about 50 or 60 pages from the end. Earlier this year (late last year? Who knows haha) I came across ACOTAR on my library’s available list, and decided why not? I was doomed and I devoured the rest of the series within days (Rhys <3 Feyre forever), and read several reviews saying that ToG gets much better after the first book. Then I read the rest of that series over a couple of months. I’m still working up the mental capacity to finish Kingdom of Ash, because I’m not ready for it to end, but I’ll get there soon!


Ghost of Bookish Future: You’ve travelled into the future. Which of your favourite books has been made into a movie/tv show? What actors were cast as your favourite characters?

Oh, this is easy. Mostly because a lot of my favorite things are reported to be adapting already sometime in the future. The one I haven’t heard anything about is The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne. I LOVE this series with all of my heart (and everything he writes, really), and it would be such a magical world to watch in a TV series.

I would say Richard Madden as Atticus O’Sullivan:

richard madden

Karen Gillan as Granuaile:

karen gillan

Alexander Skarsgård as Leif:

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And…that’s as far as I can think of, haha. I seriously can’t choose someone to voice Oberon. I’m not sure I trust anyone with that role! I think the audiobook narrator Luke Daniels does a fantastic job voicing him, though!


There you have it! My “A Bookish Carol Book Tag”! Have you read any of these? Do you agree? Tag me back and let me see your answers! See some other book tags I’ve done here!

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