I kind of disappeared there for a few days, sorry about that. My weekend ended up being a lot more chaotic than I thought it would be but I’m back and ready to pick things back up.
So let’s get dangerous (Darkwing Duck voice)
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?
Instead of listing the book that everyone knows is my favorite of all time, I’ll instead share a favorite stand-alone that I don’t talk about too often. And that’s Eleanor & Park. I think I read this either just before or just after reading Fangirl and the way it put me through literally all of the emotions in a span of a few hours, and the way that it has stayed with me is what’s made it a favorite for sure.
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?
If you had asked me this before Wayward Son had come out I would’ve gone with Simon and Baz but since I haven’t read that book yet, I’m not 1000% sure how I feel about them as a ship right now. So I think I’ll have to go with Rufus and Mateo from They Both Die at the End. I will die with that ship. (Oh no, what did I say!?)
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?
Penryn and the End of Days hands down.
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?
Artemis Fowl, duh.
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?
Definitely going to have to go with everyone’s favorite psychotic computer, AIDAN from The Illuminae Files.
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?
I love the world of Plus One. It’s just the right amount of I can totally see this occurring and omg how could this actually happen. But maybe I’m just a sucker for dystopian world-building.
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?
Does a demon count if a lot of the time he appears as a hairless cat? If so then I choose Giguhl if not then I’m not really sure who to choose because the only other answer that popped in my head is Salem from Sabrina but like OG Sabrina where he was a main character and talked a lot.
Ohhh wait! I’ve got a new answer and I’m pretty sure she’s actually an animal this time. Kamala the horse from The Star-Touched Queen is just a gem and I literally cannot believe I’d almost forgot about her.
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?
While Heartless does stick out as a book that did an excellent job of describing food, I’m going to have to go with Three Dark Crowns for this one because I still find myself thinking about the poisoners’ feast to this day.
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?
Tie between Penryn and Ava
ON THE TENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: TEN LORDS A LEAPING.
How about your favorite leading lad?
I think I’m going to have to go with Gimli for this one.
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.)
I honestly don’t have an answer for this.
ON THE TWELFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: 12 DRUMMERS DRUMMING.
Drum roll please…what is your favorite read of this year?