Christmas Eve Book Tag (2020)

I found this tag on kristinkravesbooks.com and thought I’d give it a go since I’m just sitting here waiting for Daniel (hubby) to wake up from the longest sleep. 🙂

Christmas Eve morning: what is a book you wake up excited to read? One you anticipate reading or one you read in the past that you want to get back into?

This Christmas Eve morning was the first day of my two-week vacation. It had been a busy, long, soul-sucking week at work, and I didn’t get much reading in, so I was more than excited to wake up knowing that I had absolutely nothing to do today but enjoy the day.

I picked up the duology of Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, which I’ve been reading for over a week now, and binged 135 pages! Sweet glory!

Christmas Eve breakfast: what are your favorite treats during the holiday season?

Normally, I don’t eat breakfast and just have a cup of coffee, but this morning I enjoyed a piece of apple pie and some honey and garlic pepperoni sticks while reading. 😆 I know, weird combination.

As for my favorite treats during the holidays, I grew up by the ocean, so seafood was a treat. We’d always get lobster fresh off the boat down at the wharf. I moved across the country a couple of years ago and now live in the midwest, so I bought a couple of shrimp rings at the grocery store to make up for that tradition.

Family Time: What is a book that fills you with happiness and love, or warm fuzzies in general?

Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt, is dear to my heart. The first time I read Tuck Everlasting was in grade six with the class. It taught me so many things about love, family, living, and death.

It is a sweet and short read packed with enlightenment on what it means to live a life a fulfilling life.

Christmas Carols: What are your favorite Christmas Carols or holiday songs?

This album paints a picture of my childhood Christmases at Nanny and Grampy’s house.

The entire family would be there, and Frank Sinatra would be playing in the record cabinet. The kids would all be running around, playing, and giggling. All the while, the adults were sitting in the den, with drinks, smiles, a burning fire surrounded by decorations, and holiday love and cheer.

Christmas hasn’t been the same since those days, but hubby and I hope to have those same traditions when we start our family.

Anticipation: What is a book release you are very much anticipating?

I’m looking forward to the release of Witches Steeped in Gold by Ciannon Smart. The synopsis sounds perfect and I can’t wait to get my eyes on the first pages!

You hear sleigh bells on the roof and are so excited you can’t sleep!: What is a book that kept you up all night?

The last book that had me up all night was The Iron Butterfly by Chanda Kahn.

I got this for free on Kobo years ago when I was in a bad place in life. This one ripped my life away, and I didn’t want to leave the universe that held me and made life seem a bit better. I reread it years later, and it was still quite enjoyable!

It’s like a TV dinner, easy, not the best quality but hits the spot in a time of need.

It’s Christmas morning, and Santa has come: What is a book on your wishlist that you hope to unwrap?

The Lion the Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S Lewis.

It was Hubby’s childhood favorite, and we gifted each other the same exact edition this year. I can’t wait to enjoy it with him and journey through a little piece of his childhood as we read the pages together 🙂

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas, Holiday, or just normal day if you’re not celebrating. <3 Stay warm, safe, and wishing you lots of happiness.

Best,

Ashley

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