I came across this tag on Finding Wonderland‘s blog, and obviously needed to participate! I’m loving these festive tags!
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 favorite stand alone?
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. I got to meet Erin earlier this month when she was in Portland, ME for her The Starless Sea tour, and she was lovely! I brought all of my various editions of her books with me, and she signed each and every one! TNC still remains my favorite standalone. It’s just so atmospheric and wonderful!
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?
Draco and Hermione. I know this isn’t a traditional pairing, but it’s important to note that this is not Book Hermione and Book Draco. No, this ship stems from fanfiction and a desire to see Draco redeemed, and Hermione with someone who is her intellectual equal. I have a long list of amazing fanfictions that have fed my Dramione ship, so if you need some suggestions, hit me up!
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?
Wow, these questions are not easy. The BEST trilogy?! That’s a tall ask. I’m not sure I can choose just one, so I will narrow it down to a few.
The Nevernight Trilogy, The Illuminae Files, The Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy, The ACOTAR Trilogy, The Caraval Trilogy…
I could keep going but I will leave it there.
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 favorite series?
Ooooh, this is the same problem as before! I will say my top three are Harry Potter, Throne of Glass, and the Shadowhunter Chronicles (I am counting them as a collective and not the individual storylines).
ON THE FIFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: FIVE GOLDEN RINGS.
One ring to rule them all! Who is your Favorite Villain/Antagonist?
Darth Vader because he has the BEST evil villain soundtrack. And Umbridge for being the villain that I LOVE to LOATHE more than any other.
ON THE SIXTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: SIX GEESE A LAYING.
Creation is a beautiful thing. What is your favorite world/world-building?
The Night Circus. If I could visit any fictional place, that would be it.
I also, obviously, love the Harry Potter universe, although that isn’t fictional so it doesn’t really count (I will go to my grave on this particular soap box, thank you).
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 favorite animal sidekick?
Faithful from the Song of the Lioness series by Tamora Pierce! Supernatural minor-god black cat? Yes please! We also see him in a secondary incarnation as Pounce from the Beka Cooper series by Tamora Pierce.
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?
I literally can’t read the Redwall books by Brian Jacques without finding myself sooo hungry thanks to the vast and detailed food descriptions.
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 favorite kickass female lead?
Definitely Aelin from the Throne of Glass series!!! I also have to give props to Emma from The Dark Artifices!
ON THE TENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: TEN LORDS A LEAPING.
How about your favorite leading lad?
Harry Potter of course!!! He’s not only my favorite leading lad, but he’s also my favorite character from the series. I mean, the series wouldn’t exist without him, after all. Plus he is soooo full of sass and I love it.
ON THE ELEVENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: ELEVEN PIPES PIPING.
What is your favorite book or bookish thing with musical influence? (It can be about music, reference music a lot etc.)
The Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare because of Jem and his violin!
ON THE TWELFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: 12 DRUMMERS DRUMMING.
What’s your favorite book ending?
Oooooh, that is very very difficult to decide. I think I will have to say that Harry Potter had the most satisfying ending of any series I’ve read. All was well.