The Joy of Christmas (tag)

thanks to the lovely Siobhan @ Siobhan’s Novelties and Kyera @ Kyera’s Library for tagging us. be sure to show them some love! if you know the creator of this tag, please let us know in the comments.



The Christmas excitement is real. What book release are you most anticipating?

Sha: Thank you YALLFest for dropping this book on my radar: Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust.

Mandy: Um, so many. Let’s go with my current standard answer: King of Crows by Libba Bray, the finale to the Diviners series.


What book or author can you not help but sing its praises?

Sha: Renee Ahdieh! Any day, any time.

Mandy: Elizabeth Acevedo!! Idk how she does it, but she could probably make the phone book a stunning work of art.


What book or series has wonderful world building?

Sha: My first thought is Sky Without Stars. I adore the world-building in this book (which is the first in a series, and I’m so excited to get my hands on the second). Books with original world-building are my absolute fave.

Mandy: Rick Riordan – literally any of his worlds. They are marvelous and complex – yet easy to understand and immerse yourself in.


Favorite classic or one that you want to read

Sha: My favourite classic is Lolita. It’s twisted and complex and that’s pretty much humanity.

Mandy: The Importance of Being Earnest. Wilde’s wit is uncanny, and any book that includes an argument over muffins sells me.


What book would you love to receive for Christmas?

Sha: To be honest, absolutely none, because I have no idea how I’m going to keep my suitcases under weight as it is.

Mandy: 10 Blind Dates – I really enjoyed it, and I would love that cover on my bookshelf. I love it so much.


What book gives you that warm fuzzy feeling?

Sha: Entwined by Heather Dixon. I’ve read the book again and again, and it always gives me comfort.

Mandy: What If It’s Us. ALL THE FEELS.


What are some of your favorite book covers?

Sha: I don’t quite have a list in mind. One of my recent favourites is House of Salt and Sorrows, and The Light Between Worlds always catches my eye.

Mandy:  10 Blind Dates, The Grace Year, Saints & Misfits.


What are some of your favorite things about Christmas and/or some of your favorite Christmas memories?

Sha: Christmas shopping, hands down. I will spend hours going around the stores looking at holiday displays and picking out gifts. I don’t care if you want money, I will buy you something you can actually unwrap.

Mandy: I love giving people presents. I love digging to find that exactly right present that I know fits them, and then seeing their reaction while opening it.


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5 thoughts on “The Joy of Christmas (tag)

    1. Even when I ask for money as a gift, I list physical gift options too. Nothing beats the feeling of actually unwrapping a present and knoeing the person went out and took time to pick it out for you. Money can be easily pulled from a wallet.


      1. I completely agree with that. No matter what the gift is, it’s the fact they picked it out for you from them. 💜


  1. I also love giving people presents! I usually go overboard, but every time I see something that reminds me of them or they need, I have to get it.


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