Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Festive Guest Post: Xmas Quiz with the HarperCollins Avon Team ++ Festive Giveaway

The Lovely Harpercollins Avon Team clubbed together and answered a few festive Questions and have offered a special giveaway too!!

What’s your favourite Christmas tradition?
KL: Decorating the tree
HH: I’m a traditionalist, so it’s got to be midnight mass – I love seeing in Christmas with carols and candles a-plenty.
ED: Making my whole family (of adults) watch THE SNOWMAN cartoon after going to a carol service at Chester cathedral on Christmas Eve
PK: Decorating the Christmas tree very quickly became my job (I’m a serious perfectionist). It’s now become tradition to watch me do it, and try to change it when I’m not looking.
RN: Xmas eve lunch with the family then to the pub with my friends!
JD: The carol service at my local church, anything for a bit of Christmas music! 

What books will you be reading this Christmas?
KL: Re-reading Jane Eyre
HH: The Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb – I haven’t read any of her books before but keep hearing how amazing she is. I can’t wait to get cracking.
ED: LAMENTATION by C.J. Sansom (been waiting years for it!) and THE TAXIDERMIST’S DAUGHTER by Kate Mosse 
PK: I read The Hobbit every year, so that, and probably Wuthering Heights again.
RN: I still haven’t read Wolf Hall and Bringing Up The Bodies and feeling ever more guilty about it, so probably those two. 
JD: Either Robin Hobb’s Fools Assassin, or the Silmarillion… maybe this year!

What’s your worst ever Christmas present?
KL: A clothes dryer (gran I hope you're not reading this…)
HH: Monogramed towels. I mean, really.
ED: Anti-aging eye cream from my Mum. Thanks Mum. 
PK: Make-up wipes and shampoo. Oh and Man-U socks…. I support Liverpool.
RN: I’m pretty pleased with most presents I get to be honest, though one year I got a ‘Lynx for Girls’ set. That shouldn’t even be a thing, let alone a present! 
JD: A candle in the shape of a Spaniel…. 

How last minute do you leave your Christmas shopping?
KL: Normally a couple of weeks before - I'm not too bad, but I am quite lazy and do it all online.
HH: I try to shop a month ahead but always have at least two false starts where I leave the shops without any present, but plenty of things for myself.
ED: I’m usually done by mid-December. My ex used to drive me mad by doing his on Xmas eve!
PK: I’m almost last minute. I start with 3 weeks to go but often get things on Xmas eve too!
RN: I’m generally pretty good and finish with a week to go but I’m always terrible at wrapping them…that’s almost certainly an Xmas eve job. 
JD: I always have it ready to go before mid-December!

Mistletoe or mince pies?
KL: Ooh depends on the man...
HH: Mince pies – basically anything food related at Christmas.
ED: Mistletoe – so romantic
PK: Neither. Give me a glass of mulled wine, a blanket, and a good book!
RN: Mince pies. They should be sold all year round. 
JD: Brandy Butter. It’s not an option, so I’ll make it one!

!! Festive
Giveaway Time !!

The lovely Harpercollins Avon Team are offering two lucky winners a book bundle of these books each; 
- Alfie the doorstep cat
- Coming Home for Christmas by Julia Williams
- I'll Take New York by Miranda Dickinson
Enter Here:


  1. Sleigh Bells in the Snow and Maybe This Christmas by Sarah Morgan :)

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays :)

  2. Best Christmas book is tricky as I have read so many so far. I think my true love gave to me, as its a collection of short stories.