Christmas Song -Tag Post 2

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I’ve got a fun tag post for you all today.  Getting into the holiday spirit – this is a fun one so please play along if you’d like to.  Consider yourself tagged!

The Christmas Song Book Tag

 This tag was made by Hails Hearts NYC on youtube (click here for the original video). In a nutshell, she took the titles of popular Christmas songs and made a general book related question out of them. I really like the tag she created and so, even though I haven’t been tagged by anyone to do it, I’m going to do it anyway.

  • “You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch” – Name a villainous character you couldn’t help but love.
 The old style animated How The Grinch Stole Christmas is my favorite holiday show as a little fun factoid about me.
I’d have to say one of my favorite book villians has to be Amy Dunne from Gone Girl.  Yes, I know, at this point it’s old hat and this book gets mentioned everywhere.  But she’s honestly my favorite bad girl.  I think it’s her absolute realism that makes her my favorite and so damn scary.
  • “All I Want For Christmas Is You” – Which book do you most hope to see under your Christmas tree this year?

This year I’m really hoping for The Essential Fitzgerald 4 volume boxed set.  The Great Gatsby is one of my favorite books.  However, I’ve never read anything else by F.Scott Fitzgerald.  I’d love this boxed set for my TBR Pile.

I also really want to read Lt. Joe Kenda’s book, I Will Find You.  I’m a total Investigation Discovery channel addict and I can’t get enough Homicide Hunter.   His book looks really interesting.

  • “Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer” – Name a character that overcomes major obstacles and learns to believe in themselves.

This one is sort of a hard one!  I have to go with The Indigo Girl by Natasha Boyd.  Bonus points because this is historical fiction based on the real life of Eliza Lucas.  She’s a young girl in the 1700’s and she really accomplishes a lot – especially for a teenage girl in that time period.  If you haven’t read this one yet – I highly recommend it!

  • “Santa Clause is Coming to Town” – a) Which character do you think is at the top of the naughty list an b) which character do you think is at the top of the nice list?
Naughty List – I’d pick Georgia Tann from Lisa’s Wingate’s Before We Were Yours.  This woman was truly wretched!  She kidnapped and sold babies on the black market and she’s a actually a real person!  Despicable.
Nice List -I read a ton of crime fiction so my nice list candidates are in short supply.  I’ll choose Boo from the Astonishing Thing by Sandi Ward.  How can you not pick an adorable kitty who helps her family for the nice list?
  • “Frosty the Snowman” – Which book just melts your heart?

Toughest question yet!  Heart melting does not go hand in hand with crime fiction! Fortunately, I do read enough general fiction to have a good pick for this.  Behold The Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue is a touching story of an immigrant family.

  • “Feliz Navidad” – Pick a book that takes place in a country other than your own.

My most recent read that takes place outside of the USA is The Girl I Used to know by Faith Hogan.  It’s set in Ireland and is a fantastic read!

  • “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” – Which Christmas book do you use to spread the Christmas joy.

I totally have to bail on this question!  I don’t read holiday books – gasp!  I do have one on my TBR list this year but as I haven’t read it yet, I don’t think it counts 😉

  • “Sleigh Ride” – Which character would you choose to spend the holidays with?

Oooh so many choices for this one!  My first choice would be Boo from The Astonishing Thing because, cats.  But since I already choose her for the Nice List I’ll pick another.  I’ll go with Caroline Ferriday or really any of the characters from The Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly.  Talk about an amazing group of women!

  • “Baby It’s Cold Outside” – which book, that you didn’t like, would you sacrifice to a fire to warm yourself up in the cold?

Trashing a book is never really fun.  Most recently I would have to say The Locals by Jonathan Dee. Yeah I know, it’s gotten a ton of buzz but I had to DNF this book.  I just couldn’t get through it.

  • “Do You Hear What I Hear?” – Which book do you think everyone should read?
 Well since I’m a book blogger I sort of think everyone should read what I love.  It’s kind of our thing to be pushy about books.  One of my favorites of the year though has to be The Alice Network by Kate Quinn.  It’s definitely a book I think everyone should read.  It’s WW1/WW2 historical fiction and full of amazing women!

So those are my choices for The Christmas Song Book Tag.  I hope you found this fun and you’ll join in!  If you do this tag make sure to link to your post in the comments so I can check it out!

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