Keep your eyes open to your mercies. The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life. – Robert Louis Stevenson
It is almost Thanksgiving, so unless you are focusing so much on NaNoWriMo that you have forgotten about it, you are probably thinking about Thanksgiving. Or the other option is that like most retail stores you have decided that the holidays are Halloween and Christmas.
Anyways, I thought that today it would be fun to do something Thanksgiving related.
So, I found a Thanksgiving book tag. This was created by Alynn98 from Anna’s Book Nook.
So, let’s get started!
Friends and Family: A Book with Characters that Feel Like Family
The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall. The characters feel read and human and they feel similar in a way to my own family, although of course there are differences because no family is alike.
Fallen Leaves: A Book that Fell Flat (didn’t meet your expectations)
Empire of Bones by N. D. Wilson. He had a really cool concept for his book, but I feel like it could have been pulled off a lot better.
Thanksgiving Dinner: A Book You Want to Read Every Year During This Season
I tend to read the Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens about this time most years.
Turkey: A Book With a Bird in It
The Prydain Chronicles by Lloyd Alexanders. There are giant, evil birds that repeatedly try to kill the protagonists, so I am sure that that counts.
Ham: A Book that Made Your Eyes Glaze Over (Boring)
Boring book… I usually just don’t like a book and so I stop reading it, so this is a bit difficult.
Um, I read The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens and while I did enjoy parts of it, it felt rather repetitive which made it harder to read. It was more like episodes, almost like Phineas and Ferb in that almost the same thing happens over and over and over again.
Dinner Rolls: A Book that Melted Your Heart and Made You Feel Warm
Keeper of the Bees by Gene Stratton-Porter. This is one that I enjoy reading and I tend to read it in the spring for some reason.
Mashed Potatoes: A Book With a White Cover
The Journeyman by Elizabeth Yates. The version that I have has a white cover at least.
Gravy: A Book You’re not Totally Sure Why You Love, but You Do
This one is hard… I can come up for an explanation for just about anything if I think about it for a few seconds… It may not be a correct explanation, but it will make some degree of sense and for this question any answer would be the correct one.
Also, using the word love makes it even worse because those kind of books for me mean that they get read multiple times and then I start analyzing them in various ways.
Okay, I should stop rambling and I will just pick the first book that comes into my head.
Edgedancer by Brandon Sanderson. It is fun, but not really a necessary book for the series.
Pumpkin Pie: A Dessert Book That You Love
Is this one of those light, fluffy books that are fun to read? Okay, if it isn’t that is too bad because that is the definition that I am going with.
Cinder by Marissa Meyer. This is a retelling of Cinderella and it is just kind of fun to read.
And to make it better, it was originally written during NaNoWriMo which gives me encouragement because it is actually possible to write something that can be edited into something good during NaNoWriMo!
Bonus: Black Friday: The Top 5 Books on Your “I want to buy them” List
This is not easy because at the moment there are not a lot of books I want… I guess I want:
- The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery
- The Harry Potter series as hardbacks
- Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransom
- The Year of the Griffin by Diana Wynne Jones
- Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
These are the books that I could think of and I am not even sure how much I want them…
I hope that you enjoyed! If you feel like doing it, please, consider yourself tagged!
If not, what is a book that you enjoy reading, but you are not sure why?