Sunday, December 13, 2020

The 12 Days of Christmas Book Tag

I created this tag for movies on my other blog last year and realized that it would work beautifully for books too, so I'm doing it all over again, but here on this blog this year!  

All pictures are mine from my bookstagram account My reviews are linked to titles where applicable :-)  

Rules: 

#1 Use a different movie for each prompt 
#2 Add photos and/or explanations of how your choices fit the prompts 
#3 Tag a few friends to play along 

(They're more like guidelines, actually. Just so you know.) 

1. A Partridge in a Pear Tree -- book that involves agriculture 

Shane by Jack Schaefer is about a farming family that befriends a lonely gunman, and the ways they help each other.  I love it more every time I reread it.



2. Turtledoves -- book about a long-lasting relationship 

Little Men by Louisa May Alcott shows Jo and Frederich Bhaer's lovely marriage off in such wonderful ways.  They're one of my favorite fictional married couples.


3. French Hens -- book that takes place in France 

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas takes place pretty much entirely in France.  AND it's my second-favorite book of all time.



4. Calling Birds -- book where people talk on the phone 

Speak Easy, Speak Love by McKelle George has several instances of people talking to each other on that newfangled device, the telephone.



5. Golden Rings -- book with multiple romances 

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen has a whole lot of romances in it!  Two for one sister, in fact.


6. Geese A-laying -- book with a birth or that features babies 

Anne's House of Dreams by L. M. Montgomery involves Anne and Gilbert welcoming their first baby.  It's beautiful, but bittersweet.



7. Swans A-swimming -- book where someone goes swimming 

A Room with a View by E. M. Forster has a very memorable scene involving a bunch of guys swimming out in a pond in the woods.


8. Maids A-milking -- book with cows 

Jane of Lantern Hill by L. M. Montgomery is about a girl who must overcome her fear of cows.  I mean, there's more to the book than just that, but those cows are a pretty important part.



9. Ladies Dancing -- book with a dance scene 

Enchanted by Alethea Kontis has a big ball toward the end that is a high point of the whole book.



10. Lords A-leaping -- book about athletes 

The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton isn't exactly about athletes, but Ponyboy is on the track team at his high school.



11. Pipers Piping -- book with someone playing a musical instrument 

A Song Unheard by Roseanna M. White is all about musicians, especially two particular violinists.


12. Drummers Drumming -- book with characters in the military

Soldier On by Vanessa Rasanen is about a man in the military and the wife he leaves behind when he's deployed.


Now it's your turn!  I tag:


If YOU want to do this tag too, feel free!  Here are the questions, for anyone who's going to do this:

1. A Partridge in a Pear Tree -- book that involves agriculture 
2. Turtledoves -- book about a long-lasting relationship 
3. French Hens -- book that takes place in France 
4. Calling Birds -- book where people talk on the phone 
5. Golden Rings -- book with multiple romances 
6. Geese A-laying -- book with a birth or that features babies 
7. Swans A-swimming -- book where someone goes swimming 
8. Maids A-milking -- book with cows 
9. Ladies Dancing -- book with a dance scene 
10. Lords A-leaping -- book about athletes 
11. Pipers Piping -- book with someone playing a musical instrument 
12. Drummers Drumming -- book with characters in the military

16 comments:

  1. Each Anne book has a place where it destroys me, but Anne's House of Dreams really hit me. In fact, I'm a little afraid of it so much so that I skip over that book in rereads because I'm just going to get too emotional. Lovely pictures, and fun idea to "revamp" the tag!

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    1. MC, several of the Anne books make me cry, but it's usually a very good kind of crying. House of Dreams makes me laugh more than cry, but it does get very sad for a bit.

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  2. Soldier On is such a good book. <3

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  3. Thanks for the tag! Great answers.

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  4. The swimming scene in A Room With a View is so memorable! LOL! But also I can't stop laughing from the film version bc that's the visual I have of that moment. So hysterical!

    Anyway, I shall have to give this a good long thought. I may be able to come up with answers. I was just thinking...a book with cows!??? And then I remembered...On the Banks of Plum Creek!!!

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    1. Ruth, yeeeeeeeees, it is. I saw the movie once, long ago, and would like to see it again, but haven't managed to yet.

      I hope you have fun coming up with answers! The cow scene in Plum Creek is also very memorable!

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    2. That was so fun! Thanks for the tag. I figured something out and here is what I came up with:

      https://www.greatbookstudy.com/2020/12/the-12-days-of-christmas-book-tag.html

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    3. Glad you had fun with it, Ruth! I will read your post after supper :-)

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  5. Little Men! So good! As are all the Anne books, and Sense and Sensibility...I could keep going. You picked a lot of great classics. :)
    Speak Easy, Speak Love is amazing, too! Such a great take on Shakespeare.

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    1. Samantha, I'm so glad you like a lot of these too!

      Speak Easy, Speak Love is magically delicious and I'm hoping to reread it yet again this coming summer :-)

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    1. Thanks for doing the tag, Joseph :-) I hope to read your post this morning!

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  7. I tagged myself, so here's mine: https://klasikfanda.blogspot.com/2020/12/a-literary-christmas-2020-wrap-up.html.
    Merry Christmas, Hamlette! 🎄🎅🏼

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    1. Fanda, that's so fun! I will try to read your post after breakfast :-)

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