Season’s Greetings! || Christmas Cuisine Book Tag

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you have the most fabulous day tomorrow and get everything you’ve ever dreamed of. Bon voyage if you’re off on a holiday and drive safely if you’re setting out on a road trip. Be safe!

In celebration of the Big Day tomorrow I’ve decided to create a tag – because why not? I had a quick scour on the internet and decided that I shall stake my flag in this ground and create a tag for you all. We all love tags, don’t deny it.

The Christmas Cuisine Book Tag


The Very Serious Rules:

  1. Thank the person who tagged you with a virtual hug and happy thoughts (and pixie dust if you can find it?)
  2. Mention the creator (that is moi: ozbooksnail @ Upside-Down Books)
  3. Try to eat as many of the foods as you can whilst writing this.
  4. Wear funky socks.


Yule Log
a beautiful edition of a book that you won’t touch for fear of ruining it

The Night Manager

by John Le Carrรจ

I bought an edition of this just a couple of days ago (you can see a bad picture of it HERE) and oh my goodness is it beautiful. I went to one of my favourite bookstores on this planet and they always have the lovely edition of books in. On seeing this having watched the TV series earlier this year, I knew I had to have it and we were happily married by sunset.


Gingerbread House
a book that was a struggle to read but worth it in the end

Pride & Prejudice

by Jane Austen

I have to say I really struggled reading this one. Really, really. I had to sit up at my writing desk, back straight, tea steaming, to ensure that I would get through a chapter or two. I had a horrible edition of it which didn’t help but I really struggled with the writing and trying to work out what was going on. But oh my lord, it was worth it. #DarcyForever


Roasted Chestnuts
a book you absolutely have to, with no excuse, read or stroke fondly at Christmastime

A Christmas Carol

by Charles Dickens

I’ve still yet to read this book the whole way through but I watch the movie adaptation of it (by Disney) every year and love the story to bits. We have a beautiful edition of it that the family keeps out and at Christmastime we sit down together and take turns reading aloud to each other. We’re cute like that.


a character that everyone else loved but you only pretended to

Chaol Westfall (Throne of Glass)

by Sarah. J. Maas

Yep, I said it. I just didn’t connect with Chaol but was determined to not let my friends down so I hardcore pretended to be fully in love with his character until about book three when I thought: NAH.


the book you’re most looking forward to reading next

A Clash of Kings

by George R. R. Martin

Whilst I don’t think that I’ll actually get around to this any time soon, this is definitely one of the books I’m really looking forward to reading next. I adored book one and I’m very much so ready to dive into A Clash of Kings now to see where the story progresses. It’s such an incredibly, fantastical journey.


a book that makes the ordinary extraordinary

The Fault in Our Stars

by John Green

I think Green did a wonderful job in this book making simple things seem absolutely beautiful. So much love for this story and its characters – and so much love for Green’s knack for writing touching stories.


Christmas Cake
a book that had just about everything in it . . . and pulled it off

A Thousand Pieces of You

by Claudia Gray

What didn’t this book have in it? Dimensional travel, imperial Russia, underwater cities – you name it! Yet this is one of the most fantastic series out there right now and if you haven’t read it yet then WHAT. ARE. YOU. DOING.


the most popular book you read this year

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

by J. K. Rowling

Probably closely followed by one of Sarah J. Maas’ books. But according to my year in review on Goodreads, Harry Potter 1 claimed the number one spot with over 4.5 million other people having rated it on Goodreads, *raises eyebrows*.


an intimidating book that was actually an easy read

The Name of the Wind

by Patrick Rothfuss

Having eyed this book off for about a year I was surprised when I picked it up and it was actually a breeze of a read. It’s super long but oh my good the story is just so beautiful I can’t even. I’ve been putting off the sequel however partially because I’m still intimidated by the size but I don’t want to rush into it considering we’re STILL waiting for book three!


Vitel Tonรฉ
a book you were skeptical about at first but pleasantly surprised


by Aimee Jessica Russ

There are many other books I could talk about here but this one definitely surprised me the most. Despite all its flaws, this book had me hooked. I couldn’t put it down, I whizzed through it, and I’m positively gasping for book two!


a book that sounded like the same old plot line BUT DID IT SO MUCH BETTER

Fire & Flood

by Victoria Scott

Just your average dystopian? Just a girl trying to save her sibling? Just a government manipulating it’s people? OH BUT IT’S SO MUCH MORE. Try and read this and not get addicted. Fall in love with the characters’ Pandoras (what’s that? Read it and find out). Leave book one dying to read book two – go on. I dare you.


a book you need right now

A Court of Wings and Ruin

by Sarah J. Maas

I really don’t need to explain this one. But my heart trembles at the thought of its release date.


Ciorba de perisoare
a book you bought without needing to read the blurb

His Majesty’s Dragon

by Naomi Novik

Why? Because there’s a dragon on the front and it’s alternate historical fiction set during the Napoleonic Wars. Seriously – this book could be about a draconic tea party that took place in that setting and I would not care. I’M SOLD. #DragonsForever


a book with a surprising plot twist

The Last Battle

C. S. Lewis

Will I ever be over how unexpectedly this series ended? No, I will not. My heart doth beat frantically upon recalling the final chapter.


Mince Pies
a book you would never sell, even if you don’t reread it

The Complete Collection of Sherlock Holmes

by Sir Conan Arthur Doyle

I have the most beautiful edition of all of the Sherlock stories and I would quite possibly give you one of my limbs before handing over this book. It’s so beautiful it makes me weep.


Thank you all for reading! I hope you enjoy doing this tag and if I haven’t tagged *you* then PLEASE – be my guest and have a crack at it anyway. Merry Christmas once again!

Cait @ Paper Fury

Amanda @ Cover2CoverMom

Casey @ AdoptABookAus

Kirsty @ Kirsty Reads Blog

Heather @ Bits & Books

Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews

Beth @ Reading Every Night

Danielle @ Books, Vertigo and Tea

Kat @ Life and Other Disasters

End Note

~~ Kirstie ~~


15 thoughts on “Season’s Greetings! || Christmas Cuisine Book Tag

  1. Thanks so much for the tag Kirstie, I loved reading your answers for this one as well (I’m feeling I’m not going to get this one done for Christmas, but maybe I could do it in between Christmas and New Year, or if not save it for next Christmas! :D)
    I completely agree with the Porkkanalaatiko questions because A Court of Wings and Ruin is a book I need right now as well. I don’t know if I’m going to survive the wait until it’s actually released! Also I loved A Thousand Pieces of You, there was definitely nothing more this book needed. It had everything and pulled it off wonderfully.
    Thanks again for the tag Kirstie! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Haha thanks! Do it!! Who cares when you do it – it’s always appropriate to talk about food ๐Ÿ™Š

      Those two books are perfection incarnate ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐ŸปBut I have one foot in the grave waiting for ACOWAR ๐Ÿ˜ฃ

      You’re welcome!

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      1. I reckon if I post it just after Christmas I can get away with that, it’ll bring back all the fond memories we’ll likely have from our holidays! ๐Ÿ˜€
        Same, I swear if anything happens to me before I get my hands on that book I’m going to be so annoyed!


  2. I just bought The Complete Collection of Sherlock Holmes! You know I haven’t read any of his work so I can’t wait to read them all ๐Ÿ™‚ This tag is awesome Kirstie! I have heard heaps of good things about Patrick Rothfess and The Name of The Wind I need to have a read of them soon ๐Ÿ˜€

    Definitely doing it even if it’s not christmas by the time I get around to it ๐Ÿ˜€

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