Dec 4, 2015

Agi and Suze's Christmas Countdown: Interview with Isabelle + Giveaway


About Isabelle

I'm Isabelle. I'm a student in communication and languages, living in Belgium and i'm a native french speaker.

Reading is my passion, in english as well as in french, and it's the reason I've started my blog. My preferred genres are paranormal romance, fantasy, YA, urban fantasy, sci-fi and i'm open to discovering more. I also like mangas and roleplaying game ( pathfinder etc).

Interview

1) What's your best Christmas memory?

When i was little perhaps 5, We had the tradition to spend Christmas eve at my Godmother house. That year we had a car accident on the way there because of the snow and ice on the road, a repairman came to our help and drove us there since it was the nearest destination. We knew we couldn't go home before the next day when we would be able to be driven safely. No one of us was hurt it was just metal but for the little me it was shoking and even more because it was Christmas. If i wasn't at home how Santa would find me?
Adults conforted me but they weren't at ease... they were stuck inside as well so they couldn't do anything about it. We ate, watched Tv.. but i wasn't in the mood at all.. at midnight when we were all in the salon the doorbell rang. I remember all the aldults jumping by surprise... my Godmother went to open the door and i still don't know why i went with her.. nobody was there but on the doorstep was a Santa Plush with my name on it .. it was so magical that it's still tearing about it as the mystery is still complete.

2) What are your 3 favourite Christmas reads?

Home in Time for Christmas by Heather Graham
Christmas in Dogtown by Suzanne Johnson
The Magical Christmas Cat anthology with nalini singh

3) If you could choose one person, dead or alive, to celebrate a one time special Christmas with, who would you choose and why?

My father, i miss him dearly and with the problems we have now i would love to hear his advices but at the same time i don't think it would be a good idea because i'm not sure i could let his spirit leaves me once again, time would be too short for sure.

4) What are your thoughts about Santa?

Some mysteries are never explained so i do believe he has its own magic even if it not needed most of the time.

5) What are your best and worst Christmas gifts and why?

My best christmas gifts were those i received last year from blogger friends...for the first time i wasn't forgotten and all were picked with me in mind which made them so special, there were books of course ( what a treasure) but also other little something showing me how they thought of me when mking their choice. Fabulous!

Worst christmas gift.... a oil lamp/ candle gifted by my aunt. As always she didn't care and picked the first very cheap thing she could find... it's not the price the problem it's the lack of thought which once again resulted in a disaster. You see she is doing that nearly each time so we are used to it and learned not to use what she give us. Unfortunately this time, my cat made the lamp fall and it broke... it STANK!, an horror! it took us one week with windows open to get the smell out of the house so i 'm glad it happened in summer but really i don't want to imagine what would have been the result if it had be burned like it was supposed to.

6) Your favourite Christmas song? 

Holy Night

7) Your favourite Christmas movie?

Miracle on the 34th street

8) Top 3 books that you're giving as Christmas presents?
Suzanne Johnson 's books: the sentinels of New Orleans series
books by Nalini Singh
or a mystery one from the receiver wishlist

9) Most favourite and least favourite part of Christmas?

most favourite: the magical feeling, the fact that everyone try to be kinder . and i love spreading the joy

least favourite: the commercial part... having decorations put in the shops early november... it's just too early and steal the magic.

10) I must ask, sorry - the best Christmas food is...?

La Bûche de noël (the one in ice cream)

Giveaway

One very lucky reader of our blogs will receive a handmade prize from Isabelle. Below I've attached an example of a bookmark she's made, but it can also be a keychain or a scarf, depending on the wishes of the winner.


Good luck!

41 comments:

  1. I love the magic of what happened with the gift. Have a great Christmas.

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    1. Thank you a lot Tanya! Merry Christmas to you as well

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  2. my best Christmas memory is my son's first Christmas and the magic in his eyes!

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    1. wonderful memory i'm sure
      Merry Christmas

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  3. My favourite Christmas song is Stop the Cavalry by Jona Lewie. Rafflecopter entries are in my real name NIKKI HAYES, thanks for the lovely giveaway and Merry Christmas!

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    1. I don't know that song.

      Merry Christmas to you as well and good luck in the contest

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    1. thankfully i can have cake all year long ^^

      Merry Christmas

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  5. Enjoyed the interview. Being with my family is what matters the most to me. I miss being around my parents but with my own children and grandchildren, that is where HOME and FAMILY are.

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    1. that's what i prefer as well but for now i'm tooyoung for children of my own so my pets takes that place ith pleasure ( a,d they do get their own gift as they wait under the tree as soon as it's up^^)
      Merry Christmas

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  6. My favorite Christmas memory is when Dad would set up his model train layout around the base of our Christmas tree.

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    1. ^^ Good luck in the contest and thanks for commenting

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  7. Holy Night is a favorite of mine too. My number one favorite is All I Want For Christmas Is You

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    1. i will have to check that one as i don't think i know it
      Good luck in the giveaway and Merry Christmas

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  8. My favorite Christmas memories are the smiling faces of my children as they unwrapped their presents and now I get to add another smiling face: my grandson!

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    1. i do hope you get some to make you smile also
      Merry Christmas!

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  9. Oh, Holy Night is my favourite Christmas carol too. So beautiful.

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    1. Thanks

      good Luck in the giveaway and Merry Christmas

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  10. I love to see my kids happy at Christmas

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    1. that's one of the most magical thing for sure

      merry Christmas

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  11. Best Xmas food is turkey, of course:) Yummy!

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    1. ^^ i hope it will be good this year again^^

      good luck and Merry Christmas

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  12. My favorite memories are from spending the weekend at my grandparents. We’d have a huge family dinner with aunts, uncles, cousins, sisters, brothers and all the us kids.

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    1. large family at Christmas that could be a dream for a lot of us

      Merry Christmas and good luck

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  13. The best Christmas good is grilled salmon! I'll eat lots of it this year.

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    1. "Bon appetit" in advance^^
      Merry Christmas!

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  14. My favourite Christmas song is "Thank God it's Christmas" - Queen

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    1. thanks for commenting and god luck!

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  15. I loved your best Christmas memory, it's like a magical fairytale! :)
    My best memory is when the whole family reunites for the Christmas table and we eat, drink, laugh, cry, sing and dance all together!
    Merry Christmas everyone!!!!! ^^

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    1. even more magical that it's completly true^^
      Good luck in teh giveaway and Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones

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  16. I love your Christmas memory. Those are always the best.

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  17. lots of magic and excitement have a lovely Christmas

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  18. Do you like the original version of Miracle on 34th St or the remake better? This is one of my favorite Christmas movies as well, but only the original.

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    1. good question i think i saw the remake more often but the original is a little more magical i think

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  19. I love the smell of homemade baked goods.

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  20. My favourite Christmas film is The Snowman

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