I thought I’d do a Christmas themed post today! Sorry for quite a bit of repetition… but it’s hard!
On the first day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: a partridge in a pear tree.
The partridge stood alone in the pear tree. What is your favourite stand alone?
But… but… but… I can’t pick one!! 95% of the books I read are standalones!
For the sake of answering the question, I’ll say Jane Eyre, because I think it will never get old for me. Plus, Jane wants to stand alone and be independent.
On the second day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: two turtle doves.
Love is in the air! Who is your one true pairing?
Neville and Luna. It should have happened.
On the third day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: Three French Hens.
In the spirit of threes, what is the best trilogy you have read?
I kid. I just can’t think of any others that I liked, other than The Hunger Games. I’m not a huge trilogy reader, and barely read series since they so often disappoint me.
On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: four calling birds.
Since series usually consist of four or more books, what is your favourite series?
Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings, and Anne of Green Gables, because it’s cruelty to just pick one. They’re all so important to me and I love them dearly.
On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: five golden rings.
One ring to rule them all! Who is your Favourite Villain/Antagonist?
Severus Snape is wonderfully full of shades of grey, which is why I love him. Not a true villain, but decidedly antagonistic, with a strain of pure gold.
On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: six geese a laying.
Creation is a beautiful thing. What is your favourite world/world-building?
Middle Earth and Hogwarts are so very wonderful, but I want to say the urban fantasy of Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovich’s London is awesome. Recognisable, but with a twist.
On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: seven swans a swimming.
Who needs seven swans when all it takes is one good animal sidekick? Who’s your favourite animal sidekick?
I can’t honestly think of one!
On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: eight maids a milking.
Milk is so 18th century. Which book or series takes beverages/food to a whole new level?
Orkney by Amy Sackville had me drooling for crusty bread and antipasto…. and wine. So much wine.
On the ninth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: nine ladies dancing.
Dancing is just one skill of a Lady! Who is your favourite kickass female lead?
Elizabeth Bennett was the first I thought of when I thought of ladies dancing, so it’s got to be her!
On the tenth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: ten lords a leaping.
How about your favourite leading lad?
Cormoran Strike is slowly worming his way above Peter Grant in my heart… but I’m not sure he’ll ever win the absolute top spot for good.
On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me: eleven pipes piping.
What is your favourite book or bookish thing with musical influence? (It can be about music, reference music a lot etc.)
I just read A Room with a View, and that references loads of music, so I shall go with that!
On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: 12 drummers drumming.
Drum roll please…what is your favourite read of this year?