Hi folks! I hope you’re having a happy day whether you are celebrating or not. If you’re not celebrating then I’m sorry for the micro aggressions from our very Christmas obsessed culture and for the shops being shut in the middle of the week.
1. The Ghost of Christmas Past – A book that was a childhood favourite.
I basically cut my teeth reading Trixie Belden books. I loved Trixie so much and thought she was cool and brave and smart and I wanted to be like her. I haven’t dared reread these in adulthood, I suspect they wouldn’t stand up very well.
2. The Ghost of Christmas Present – A recent book that you think will become one of your favourites.
I love this book so much, I’ve listened to it many times already. It’s just so perfectly crafted, plus the main character is trans even though it has nothing to do with the plot. Just thinking about it makes me want to read it again!
3. The Ghost of Christmas yet to come – A book coming out next year that you’re excited about.
After the hit that was Boy Swallows Universe I’m pretty keen to see how Dalton follows it up with this one, set at the time of the Japanese bombing of Darwin in 1942.
4. Bah Humbug – A book everyone else loves that you can’t stand.
Ok real talk. I do not understand why people love The Book Thief so much. The narrator is irritating and rubs me the wrong way and the plot is so incredibly predictable. I personally don’t get it, but I know I am among the (tiny tiny) minority.
5. Bob Cratchett – An old dependable you always recommend.
I recommend this book a lot because I think every Australian should read it. If you aren’t an Australian but live in a country that has been colonised or that has done some colonising, you should read it too.
6. Tiny Tim – An underhyped book you think deserves more love.
READ THIS BOOK, IT’S COMPLETELY AMAZING!
7. Today? Why it’s Christmas Day – What’s a book that always gets you in the mood for Christmas.
True story – as I have mentioned elsewhere I’m not really a Christmassy person and nothing really “gets me in the mood” for Christmas. I tend to read more relaxing stuff at this time of year, but I don’t have any set reads.
8. The Muppets Christmas Carol – your favourite film adaption of a book.
So, like everyone else who lived through the 80s, The Princess Bride is my favourite film adaption of a book, although I am embarrassed to add that I have not read the book! I’m actually a little scared to read the book as I love the film so much, I’m concerned that the book will utterly destroy the film for me. But I’m going to read it. Maybe next year.
And that’s it! This was such a fun tag to do. Let me know if you join in – I would love to see your answers.