[Awards/Tags] — ‘Tis the Season Book Tag

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‘Tis the Season Book Tag

…I was tagged a year ago by Summer @ Xingsings to complete this tag. You bet I had this drafted long ago but had to amend these answers for this current/upcoming year reads.

Do you have a favourite winter read?

Who has winter favourite reads? Not I, that’s for sure. I’d be more than happy to have time to read during the kerfuffle of events and the like.

Find a book with blue on the cover!

I recently was able to get a hold of three blue books that might be of consideration to you:


Find a book you’d use as the star on a Christmas tree!

Even though it was a terrible finale of a trilogy, The Last Star by Rick Yancey comes to mind first. Because I am feeling very on the nose today.

Pick one fictional place that would be perfect for a winter vacation!

In the vein of new book debuts and this Winter-y themed tag, I’ll throw Elly Blake’s Frostblood into the mix of being a perfect white Christmas with all the snowfall!

frostblood-elly-blake-book-coverSeventeen-year-old Ruby is a fireblood who must hide her powers of heat and flame from the cruel frostblood ruling class that wants to destroy all that are left of her kind. So when her mother is killed for protecting her and rebel frostbloods demand her help to kill their rampaging king, she agrees. But Ruby’s powers are unpredictable, and she’s not sure she’s willing to let the rebels and an infuriating (yet irresistible) young man called Arcus use her as their weapon.

All she wants is revenge, but before they can take action, Ruby is captured and forced to take part in the king’s tournaments that pit fireblood prisoners against frostblood champions. Now she has only one chance to destroy the maniacal ruler who has taken everything from her and from the icy young man she has come to love.

Which fictional character would you take with you on your winter vacation?

Living in Canada…I don’t understand the concept of this “Winter vacation” as it would mean traveling elsewhere warmer. Perhaps I would on vacay with Kell from A Darker Shade of Magic, murder him, then finally claim the almighty coat.

Name one book on your wishlist this year!

Easily Patrick Ness’ new book…I mean, of course it is.

Favourite holiday drink, treat, and movie?

Drink: I don’t think hot chocolate can be considered a holiday drink if I drink it regularly enough.

Treat: I will eat anything although recently I’ve been eating pounds and pounds of butter cookies.

Movie: I’m not a big holiday movie traditions now. If you asked me when I was a tween, maybe I would have said Home Alone or The Christmas Elves.

Get Tagged:

Aila @ One Way or An Author
Amanda @ Brains, Books, and Brawn
Ava @ Bookishness and Tea
Arianny @ Behind the Stacks
Ashley @ Socially Awkward Bookworm
Cassidy @ The Little Book Cottage
Cristina @ My Tiny Obsessions
CW @ Read, Think, Ponder
Flavia @ Flavia the Bibliophile
Deanna @ A Novel Glimpse
Jasmine @ Jasmine Pearl Reads
Jesse Nicholas @ Books At Dawn
Kevin @ Bookevin
Liam @ Hey Ashers
Liam @ Liam’s Library
Lois @ My Midnight Musing
Lucy @ Lucy’s Literature
Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books
Reg @ She Latitude
Sara @ Freadom Library

…and you if you would like to do it!


Goodbye to this damn post that has sat in my queue for a year…


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13 thoughts on “[Awards/Tags] — ‘Tis the Season Book Tag”

    1. His coat is Ding Dong 2.0, Aila. It’s too coveted for my own good.

      The new Saenz book will be my first of his and I’m hoping for great things since everyone seems to really enjoy Ari and Dante; which, this is obviously not A&D but prose should be similar I’m guessing!


  1. How funny that we both shared this tag today? Hahaha I can’t believe you would kill Kell for his coat! Maybe you could just borrow it for awhile haha my favorite Christmas movies are the Santa Clause trilogy, I’m even watching the second and third today 😄

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    1. Perhaps “kill” is too extreme. At the very least, find ways to immobilize him so the coat can be within reach. I just pray it doesn’t have a mind of its own like Doctor Strange’s cape. I don’t think I’ve seen the Santa Clause [TRILOGY?!]. But then again, I’m not even sure I know the actual childhood lore…

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  2. Summer tagged you in this last year? I now feel 100% less guilty about letting tags languish unattended in my bookmarks folder for months. Thanks for that!

    “But Ruby’s powers are unpredictable, and she’s not sure she’s willing to let the rebels and an infuriating (yet irresistible) young man called Arcus use her as their weapon.”

    Oh, god. I’ll never understand how someone can be infuriating and also irresistible, much less how these guys became a YA trope. What is the appeal? I DON’T GET IT. But hey, snow! I love snow!

    Aw yeah, year-round hot chocolate. (I’m a year-round hot chai guy, myself.)

    Happy holidays, Joey! Have any big New Year’s Eve plans? (And thanks for the tag! Maybe I’ll do next year, in your honor.)

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  3. To be fair, I had this scheduled for an entire year but it wasn’t proper to release it until closer to the holidays! (But then again I am on Team What is a Blogging Schedule hahaha).

    Sometimes you should not question the snowflake syndromes in characters. Just don’t. It’s incomprehendible — just enjoy it for a change, Liam (says the guy who also never rates books higher than 4).

    Chai always tasted like old people to me. Don’t ask why I think that. It just does.

    Since I am responding after New Years, I can confirm that palns were very plain. I hope yours was much more exciting than mine!

    (I agree on this one-year lapse in posting — it means you’re stuck here for another year :)!)


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