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The Christmas Stocking Tag

Hi everyone, I hope you are all having an amazing day and staying safe. As it’s Christmas tomorrow I thought I would do one more Christmas tag to end the festivities on. This is another one I wasn’t tagged in but I found it on Kate from Reading Through Infinity’s blog and thought it looked like a fun one to take part in.


  • Link to the person who tagged you
  • Link to the creator
  • Answer all 10 questions, choosing books for each theme
  • Tag five people to do this


You get up on Christmas morning and your stocking is full! You take it down and start to unwrap the treats inside. The first thing you see is…

An orange! Which book is refreshing and vibrant, both inside and out?

I had to go with a Sandhya Menon book for this as they always leave me feeling refreshed and smiling.

The next thing you see is a bag of chocolate coins. (Yum) Which book have you recently bought that was a little expensive, but totally worth the price?

One of the most recent more expensive books I picked up was an illustrated edition of The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgkin Burnett.

You also pull out a bath bomb. Tell us about a book that had explosive action scenes.

Godblind by Anna Stephens. This trilogy is full of action and had me on the edge of my seat the whole way through. Most stressed I have been reading before.

Next is a pack of playing cards. Which series won you over?

The Nevernight Chronicles by Jay Kristoff was one that took me a bit to get into it but I’m so glad I kept with it as it’s one of my favorite books now.

You also get a candle. Which character is a symbol of hope in their story?

Feyre is definitely seen as a symbol of hope in this series, particularly the first book.

There are socks inside too. Is there a book that you think really encompasses all the distinctive tropes of its genre?

The House of Night series by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast is full of the typical YA fantasy troupes of its time.

There’s also a notebook. Which author’s writing process do you find most interesting/inspiring?

I don’t have an answer for this as I don’t really know any authors writing processes.

To go with the notebook, there’s a fancy pen. Is there a book or a series that you’d change if you’d written it yourself?

There is a scene at the end of Crooked Kingdom that I would 100% change and if you have read the book then you will know what I am talking about.

There’s also a small bedside clock. Which book took you a long time to pick up but was worth it in the end?

The Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo sat on my shelves for at least a few years before I finally picked them up and can’t believe I didn’t do it sooner as loved them.

Your pile is getting really big. You reach go to pull out the last gift and it’s… a lump of coal? You’re a little disappointed. But you look closer and realise there’s a seam running through the coal. You crack it open and sitting inside is a tiny golden gem. Tell us about a book that surprised you in some way.

I’ve mentioned this before but I wasn’t that interested in The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins when I first saw it in the library over a decade ago now but picked it up cause I couldn’t find anything else and am so glad that I did as this is one of those books that will stay with me forever.

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