12 Days of Christmas book tag

I’ve been a little frazzled with so much happening in the last two months.  So my well-laid plan for this blog kinda took a stumble.

So today, I thought I’d just do something simple and fun.  Here’s the 12 Days of Christmas Book Tag I found.

12 Days of Christmas Book Tag

This tag was started by Nicola over at The Fantastic Book Dragon.  I

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?

This was a tough one because I am all about book series’.  I love reading them, love writing them.  But I guess I would say The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov

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?

That would probably have to be Daemon Sadi and Jaenelle Angelline from the Black Jewel Trilogy/series.  That book series is one of my favourites and seeing these characters grow and develop is just awesome.

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?

OMG that is so hard, it’s probably a toss us between The Black Jewel Trilogy by Anne Bishop, The Court of Thorn and Roses Trilogy by Sarah J Maas or The Quickening Trilogy by Fiona McIntosh.

Both Black Jewel and ACOTAR did eventually have additional books added though they are still both considered to have a main “Trilogy” which is why I included them.

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?

It has to be The Banned and the Banished series by James Clemens that really opened me up to multiple POVs and writing a larger cast of main characters.

It was a set of five books that are still considered my favourites years after I first read them.

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?

I’m going with Inquisitor Glokta from The First Law Trilogy by Joe Abercrombie.  To be honest, the characters in these books are almost all antagonists and anti-heroes which is why they make for such great reading.

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?

I love all the worlds in the books I love, especially the trilogies, but for unique-ness I going to choose Grass in the book Grass by Sheri. S. Tepper.  (That or Discworld :D)

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?

Okay this was actually a tough one, but I’m going with Artemis the Ghost Rottweiler from the Charley Davidson series.  She likes playing in the shower trying to bite the water and also can take on a demon or two. 🙂

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?

The Dwarf Bread from Discworld.

“Rock-hard (and indeed contains various rocks such as gravel), never goes stale, and is terribly sustaining. A traveller can go for miles, just knowing there’s dwarf bread in their pack. A traveller can think of just about anything to eat rather than dwarf bread including their own foot and even pumpkins” ~Wiki

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?

Gah!  There are too many!!  Sara Grey from Relentless series, Grim Reaper Charley Davidson from the Charley Davidson series, Surreal from the Black Jewel Trilogy, Elena from The Banned and the Banished series, Cinder from The Lunar Chronicles series, Feyre from ACOTAR… seriously, I can’t pick just one so I’ll stop at seven.

On the tenth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: ten lords a leaping.

How about your favourite leading lad?

Urgh!  These questions are killing me!  Again, too many… Logen NineFingers from The First Law series, Daemon, Saetan and Luciver from The Black Jewel Trilogy, Mohiri warrior Nikolas Danshov from the Relentless series, Er’ril from The Banned and the Banished series, Rhysand from ACOTAR, Reyes from Charley Davidson series…. okay, I’d better stop

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me: eleven pipers piping.

What is your favourite book or bookish thing with musical influence? (It can be about music, reference music a lot etc.)

I like Aiden the Bard from The Tir Alainn Trilogy by Anne Bishop, he’s Fae and can remember any piece of music he’s heard just once as well as compose wonderful music himself.

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?

Hmm I haven’t read as much as I usually do this year, so it’s probably going to be A Court of Frost and Starlight, a companion tale to A Court of Thorn and Roses trilogy.

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There you have it!  Hope you enjoyed this sneak peak into my love of books.  I’ll tag the following (sorry if you’ve already been tagged and don’t feel obligated).

Lorraine Ambers

Andrew McDowell

Bryan Fagan

Rachel Poli

Yari Garcia

Libby Sommer

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Thanks for reading, have a great weekend 🙂

Happy writing

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