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message 1: by Michelle, Mod Assistant (last edited Dec 01, 2015 12:39PM) (new)

Michelle (girlvsbook) | 403 comments Mod
You're doing great, guys! We're into day two and it's time for another game! When you hear those ho-ho-holiday songs on the radio and in every store, you know the holidays are right around the corner! So lets play a holiday song game to get us in the holiday spirit!



Holiday Songs

You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
Name a villainous character you couldn't help but love.

All I Want for Christmas is You
Which book do you most hope to receive this holiday season?

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Name a character who triumphantly overcomes adversity.

Santa Clause is Coming to Town
Which character do you think is at the top of the naughty list? Which character do you think is at the top of the nice list?

Frosty the Snowman
Which book just melts your heart?

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
What's the most wonderful book you've read (so far) this year?

Sleigh Ride
Name a character you'd enjoy spending the holidays with.

Baby, It's Cold Outside
Are there any books you disliked enough that you would sacrifice them to a fire to warm yourself up?



message 2: by Michelle (new)

Michelle (mich2689) | 122 comments You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
Name a villainous character you couldn't help but love.

Professor Snape


All I Want for Christmas is You
Which book do you most hope to receive this holiday season?

The new Harry Potter illustrated edition!

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Name a character who triumphantly overcomes adversity.

Kvothe in The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1) by Patrick Rothfuss

Santa Clause is Coming to Town
Which character do you think is at the top of the naughty list? Which character do you think is at the top of the nice list?

Not sure if she's top, but Jane Eyre should be pretty high up on the nice list.
At the top of the naughty list is He Who Must Not Be Named or Alec D'urberville.

Frosty the Snowman
Which book just melts your heart?

The Harry Potter series.

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
What's the most wonderful book you've read (so far) this year?

It's a tie between The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1) by Patrick Rothfuss and The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yōko Ogawa

Sleigh Ride
Name a character you'd enjoy spending the holidays with.

Does it need to be one? I would like to spend the holidays with the Weasleys.

Baby, It's Cold Outside
Are there any books you disliked enough that you would sacrifice them to a fire to warm yourself up?

Oh yes! A couple of old textbooks and Four Blondes by Candace Bushnell. I couldn't finish it. Horrible, horrible.


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Francesca | 391 comments You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
Name a villainous character you couldn't help but love.

Cersei Lannister.

All I Want for Christmas is You
Which book do you most hope to receive this holiday season?

I've asked for Why Not Me? so hopefully I will get that.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Name a character who triumphantly overcomes adversity.

Celie (from The Color Purple).

Santa Clause is Coming to Town
Which character do you think is at the top of the naughty list? Which character do you think is at the top of the nice list?

Top of the nice list: Aibileen from The Help.
Top of the naughty list: Ruth Chandler from The Girl Next Door.

Frosty the Snowman
Which book just melts your heart?

The Color Purple and the Harry Potter series.

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
What's the most wonderful book you've read (so far) this year?

The Color Purple

Sleigh Ride
Name a character you'd enjoy spending the holidays with.

I'm joining Michelle at the Burrow and spending it with the Weasleys!

Baby, It's Cold Outside
Are there any books you disliked enough that you would sacrifice them to a fire to warm yourself up?

Bridget Jones's Diary


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Luisa (deborahluisa) You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
Name a villainous character you couldn't help but love.

Dexter from Darkly Dreaming Dexter Not sure if he is a villain, but he kills people (even if only bad people)

All I Want for Christmas is You
Which book do you most hope to receive this holiday season?

Diários da Presidência: 1995-1996 (Its a brazilian book, The title in english would be something like "Presidecy's journal". It was written by Brazil ex-president Fernando Henrique Cardoso. It came out a few weeks ago (i think it was 2) and is already on top of most selling books in Brazil.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Name a character who triumphantly overcomes adversity.

Mark from The Martian :D

Santa Clause is Coming to Town
Which character do you think is at the top of the naughty list? Which character do you think is at the top of the nice list?

All the girls from Pretty Little Liars series are on top of naughty list. Amy Dunne from Gone Girl too!
Pricess Mia Thermopolis from Princess Diaries series is on the top of nice list :)

Frosty the Snowman
Which book just melts your heart?

The Book Thief and I Am the Messenger melts my heart. Also To Kill a Mockingbird is melting doing the job too.


It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
What's the most wonderful book you've read (so far) this year?

Ready Player One. It's my favorite book i read this year and one of the favorites of all time!

Sleigh Ride
Name a character you'd enjoy spending the holidays with.

The Weasleys from Harry Potter as everybody else! <3
And Lyra Belacqua from The Golden Compass in her Oxford. <3

Baby, It's Cold Outside
Are there any books you disliked enough that you would sacrifice them to a fire to warm yourself up?

Bird Box
Argh, please burn!


message 5: by Nicole (last edited Dec 01, 2015 09:06AM) (new)

Nicole Michelle wrote: "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
Name a villainous character you couldn't help but love.
Professor Snape"


Michelle, I love all your HP answers!! I'm basically copying you!

You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
Name a villainous character you couldn't help but love.

Professor Snape from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

All I Want for Christmas is You
Which book do you most hope to receive this holiday season?

The Man in the High Castle (I'm obsessed with the TV show!!!)

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Name a character who triumphantly overcomes adversity.

Cheryl Strayed in Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (I still want to hike an entire trail for 3 months)

Santa Clause is Coming to Town
Which character do you think is at the top of the naughty list? Which character do you think is at the top of the nice list?

Naughty: Umbridge..ugh, I think I hate her more than Lord Voldemort (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix)
Nice: Dobby (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix)

Frosty the Snowman
Which book just melts your heart?

The entire Harry Potter series(are you sensing a theme here? haha)

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
What's the most wonderful book you've read (so far) this year?

Apollo 13: Lost Moon

Sleigh Ride
Name a character you'd enjoy spending the holidays with.

The whole Weasley family! (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows)

Baby, It's Cold Outside
Are there any books you disliked enough that you would sacrifice them to a fire to warm yourself up?

The One You Love Although my version is an ebook, so no matter how much I want to burn it, I can't :(


message 6: by Michelle (new)

Michelle (mich2689) | 122 comments It's going to be one big festive gathering at the Burrow this year!


message 7: by Francesca (new)

Francesca | 391 comments And it'll be amazing!!


message 8: by Jody (new)

Jody (jodybell) | 531 comments Name a villainous character you couldn't help but love.
Snape. He has my heart!

Which book do you most hope to receive this holiday season? I'd like some photography collection books - Ansel Adams or Henri Cartier-Bresson. Or maybe Helmut Newton.

Name a character who triumphantly overcomes adversity. Celie from The Color Purple (Francesca, I just went back and searched to see if you'd replied, I knew you'd be with me on this one!)

Which character do you think is at the top of the naughty list? Which character do you think is at the top of the nice list? Humbert Humbert from Lolita - vile piece of filth. On the nice list, Molly Weasley from Harry Potter.

Which book just melts your heart? Charlotte's Web

What's the most wonderful book you've read (so far) this year? The Color Purple or The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly

Name a character you'd enjoy spending the holidays with. I totally agree with the whole Weasley clan. That would be one awesome family to be a part of.

Are there any books you disliked enough that you would sacrifice them to a fire to warm yourself up? Hands down The Alchemist. That piece of crap doesn't have a single redeeming feature. It's not even big enough to warm me for very long!


message 9: by Sophie (new)

Sophie (sawphie) Name a villainous character you couldn't help but love.
I had to think about it, but I'd say Cersei from A Song of Ice and Fire. Such a b**ch, but such a wonderful b**ch.

Which book do you most hope to receive this holiday season?
I'm not really hoping to receive any book, but any book would be welcome ;)

Name a character who triumphantly overcomes adversity.
Kvothe from The Name of the Wind has had his fare share of adverity.

Which character do you think is at the top of the naughty list?
I absolutely hate Umbridge, but she's "only" bad, Amy from Gone Girl is truly naughty.
Which character do you think is at the top of the nice list?
I went through the books I read this year and couldn't really find any character who is truly and completely nice. So I would say Auri, especially in The Slow Regard of Silent Things.

Which book just melts your heart?
I wanted to be original and not say Harry Potter, but I can't.

What's the most wonderful book you've read (so far) this year?
I've read a few wonderful books, but The Night Circus goes well with the festive theme of this tag.

Name a character you'd enjoy spending the holidays with.
Hey! I have an idea! Let's all meet at the Weasleys!!!
Kidding aside, they are the first I thought of when reading the question.


Are there any books you disliked enough that you would sacrifice them to a fire to warm yourself up?
The Girl on the Train without any hesitation, even more now that it won the Goodread choice award... pfff...


message 10: by Francesca (last edited Dec 02, 2015 03:03AM) (new)

Francesca | 391 comments Nice to see I'm not alone with the Cersei love! She's just so fabulously nasty, I love it!

Also, the Weasleys are the first characters I think of when I think of Christmas. I still want my own Weasley jumper!


message 11: by Zaz, Mood Minion (new)

Zaz | 1387 comments Mod
You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch- Name a villainous character you couldn't help but love.
Thorn from Les Fiancés de l'Hiver

All I Want for Christmas is You - Which book do you most hope to receive this holiday season?
I received Liesl & Po (yeah, Santa Zaz came early this year :p)

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - Name a character who triumphantly overcomes adversity.
Agnieszka from Uprooted

Santa Clause is Coming to Town - Which character do you think is at the top of the naughty list? Which character do you think is at the top of the nice list?
Joffrey from A song of Ice & Fire. Pax from Hollow World.

Frosty the Snowman - Which book just melts your heart?
Eleanor & Park

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year - What's the most wonderful book you've read (so far) this year?
Hollow World

Sleigh Ride - Name a character you'd enjoy spending the holidays with.
Royce & Hadrian from Riyria :)

Baby, It's Cold Outside - Are there any books you disliked enough that you would sacrifice them to a fire to warm yourself up?
OH YES! Can I burn The Magicians and The Giving Tree? Please?


message 12: by Michelle, Mod Assistant (new)

Michelle (girlvsbook) | 403 comments Mod
I'm digging all the Harry Potter love!


message 13: by Michelle, Mod Assistant (last edited Dec 01, 2015 01:51PM) (new)

Michelle (girlvsbook) | 403 comments Mod
I could pretty much put Harry Potter characters down for all of these because it is my most favorite book series of all time! Since HP is a popular choice, I'm gonna shake it up a bit and stick to books I have read this year.

You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch -- Name a villainous character you couldn't help but love.
Vizzini from The Princess Bride because you never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line. That would be inconceivable. ;)

All I Want for Christmas is You -- Which book do you most hope to receive this holiday season?
Armada and Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Armada by Ernest Cline Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer -- Name a character who triumphantly overcomes adversity.
Minny Jackson from The Help

Santa Clause is Coming to Town -- Which character do you think is at the top of the naughty list? Which character do you think is at the top of the nice list?
NAUGHTY: Commander Vosch from The 5th Wave
NICE: Henry Lavender from The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

Frosty the Snowman -- Which book just melts your heart?
The Help! I just love this book and all the wonderful characters.

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year -- What's the most wonderful book you've read (so far) this year?
I would say The Help (I love that book so much!) but it was was a re-read this year so I'm going with Flowers for Algernon because it's beautiful and heartbreaking.

Sleigh Ride -- Name a character you'd enjoy spending the holidays with.
Okay, fine, I give in! I'm going to the Burrow too! I want my Christmas jumper! ;) Ooh! Or the March family from Little Women!

Baby, It's Cold Outside
Are there any books you disliked enough that you would sacrifice them to a fire to warm yourself up?
Yes! I could have a lovely fire burning my least favorites of the year...

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak Wild From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed Anne & Henry by Dawn Ius Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews Illusive (Illusive, #1) by Emily Lloyd-Jones


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E.A. | 11 comments You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
Name a villainous character you couldn't help but love.
Hades from The Perecy Jackson series

All I Want for Christmas is You
Which book do you most hope to receive this holiday season?
Demons in Disguise

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Name a character who triumphantly overcomes adversity.
Elizabeth: Pride and Prejudice

Santa Clause is Coming to Town
Which character do you think is at the top of the naughty list? Which character do you think is at the top of the nice list?
Naughty List: Todd from Soul Screamers series. Nice List, Blue from The Raven Cycle

Frosty the Snowman
Which book just melts your heart?
My Love Story!!, Vol. 1
My Love Story!!, Vol. 1 by Kazune Kawahara

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
What's the most wonderful book you've read (so far) this year?
oh boy, There's been a few, I'd say it would have to be.. A New Day at Midnight

Sleigh Ride
Name a character you'd enjoy spending the holidays with.
Jaden from the Divinicus Nex Chronicles

Baby, It's Cold Outside
Are there any books you disliked enough that you would sacrifice them to a fire to warm yourself up?
Fallen by Lauren Kate, well the whole horrable series actually. Zodiac by Romina Russell<- I didn't even finish this one, it hurt my head to much. Splintered by A.G. Howard, again the whole damn series; and Black City by Elizabeth Richards and again the whole series.


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Anna You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
Name a villainous character you couldn't help but love. Gollum


All I Want for Christmas is You
Which book do you most hope to receive this holiday season? The Elegant Woman

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Name a character who triumphantly overcomes adversity. Anne Shirley

Santa Clause is Coming to Town
Which character do you think is at the top of the naughty list? Which character do you think is at the top of the nice list? Mr. Wickham is naughty. Robin Hood is nice.

Frosty the Snowman
Which book just melts your heart? Sense and Sensibility

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
What's the most wonderful book you've read (so far) this year? He fell in love with his wife

Sleigh Ride
Name a character you'd enjoy spending the holidays with. Mary Jemison

Baby, It's Cold Outside
Are there any books you disliked enough that you would sacrifice them to a fire to warm yourself up? The Twilight Series!


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Victoria | 4 comments Name a villainous character you couldn't help but love.
I'm also going to go with Professor Severus Snape for this one. He's my all-time favorite character.

Which book do you most hope to receive this holiday season?
The illustrated Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone! It looks beautiful!

Name a character who triumphantly overcomes adversity.
Pi from Life of Pi!

Which character do you think is at the top of the naughty list? Which character do you think is at the top of the nice list?
Naughty - Fred and George Weasley (couldn't pick just one!) :) (They're naughty as in misbehaving/mischievous)
Nice - Rubeus Hagrid. He has such a big heart! (No pun intended.)

Which book just melts your heart?
Harry Potter, for sure.

What's the most wonderful book you've read (so far) this year?
I've read several good books this year, but I'm not sure any one in particular stands out above the others. I loved Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen and Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed: A Memoir of the Cleveland Kidnappings, and I'm currently really enjoying Big Little Lies.

Name a character you'd enjoy spending the holidays with.
Again, Professor Snape. But I'd enjoy spending any day with him ^^

Are there any books you disliked enough that you would sacrifice them to a fire to warm yourself up?
I've never found a book I've hated as much as one I read in middle school: How My Private, Personal Journal Became a Bestseller. I hate that book so much.


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