Oh you know me…you KNOW. I cannot resist book tags that are themed around desserts.
I actually can’t resist book tags, to be real, because after 7 years blogging you
‘ve gOnE a litTLE nUTS you start to either run out of blog ideas or plagiarise yourself. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I plan to hit you all with some scintillating discussions this year (didn’t I promise to compare books to types of cereal??? that is exactly what a “scintillating discussion” would be…), but first let me pretend I’m a FOODIE BLOG. Because that’s what I truly am inside…so here we are with the…
the books and cookies tag
Before we go on, three things:
(1) I saw this on Marie’s blog originally and she is BEST, you definitely should be following her! The original tag was created by Sorry I’m Booked!
(2) in Australia we do not say “cookie”. We say BISCUIT. Or, if you’re under 5 or over 50 years old, you say “biccy”. I’m disappointed no one calls them “bicco’s” here because that sounds really Aussie. But it is not.
(3) I’m adding in a few more cookies because 7??? I do not stop a tag at 7.
➸ Chocolate Chip | Classic Book That You Love
Look the only classics I can stand are children’s classics…like Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, Five Little Peppers, Seven Little Australians, The Phantom Tollbooth, and The Wolves of Willoughby Chase etc etc.
My brain doesn’t mesh the language of older books and I just end up feeling stabby towards, um, everyone.
➸ Thin Mints | A Hyped-Up Book You Want To Read
HYPED BOOKS ARE MY LIFE. I am a moth to the flame of hype, I swear. I also think this metaphor means I get zapped by electricity and die, but like??? It’s for the books. Whatever it takes.
I actually read hyped books pretty fast, but here are some on my yes-I’ll-definitely-read-this-soon-and-not-just-keep-repeating-that-for-100-years-or-till-I-die. SOON!!
I ACTUALLY HAVE THE WICKED KING IN MY COLD CLAMMY PAWS. I’M DEAD RIGHT NOW. DEAD. (Just finishing rereading The Cruel Prince and then ahhhhhhhhhh…)
➸ Shortbread | An Author You Can’t Get Enough Of
Well this would absolutely be THE STIEFVATER. Every time I think of how much I love and adore her books, my heart gives an irregular beat and I feel the need to climb atop a mountain and scream. Her books are like a magical secret you feel belongs solely to you. It’s like being tugged into another world that’s still wrapped amongst this one, while you fall in love with best friends and creatures and forests and snarky banter and impossibilities and dead welsh kings.
I’m a mESS of love for The Raven Cycle ok afjdkslad just go I am a pond. (WHEN THE RONAN SERIES IS ANNOUNCED I WILL COMBUST.)
➸ Samoas | An Emotional Rollercoaster
I want to laugh and cry and practise necromancy all within like three sentences while reading The Dark Artifices. Ugh I’m obsessed with these Blackthorns, my Cairstairs, MY KEIRAN HUNTER, that disagreeable cat, and everything my glitter Magnus Bane touches.
UGH. LOVE IT.
I also think my heart cracked and fell out while reading Lord of Shadows but fine.
➸ Oreos | A Book Whose Cover Was Better Than The Story
I’ve never had an oreo but apparently I’m not missing out??? (Mate, I’m gluten free, stop flapping about in horror.) But Simon’s entire religion is oreos so I try not to disrespect them ok.
But anyway…these covers? WAY better than the stories afjafjdskla I am so so sorry…
➸ Gingerbread Cookies | Where The Story Was Better Than Its Cover
I’ve added this one in to compliment the oreo question. And look NO OFFENCE, gingerbread, you just look like compacted sand. But still tasty, deep down inside.
Here are some books I LOVE but if the covers…could just…not.
Why is Bridge of Clay so uGLY THO. Who did Markus Zusak hurt…
➸ Peanut Butter Cookies | A Book That Wasn’t What You Expected
I’m mildly allergic to peanut butter so that wasn’t what I was expecting out of life either (THANKS, UNIVERSE, WE’LL HAVE WORDS LATER). But I nominate The Foxhole Court. The first book was an indie freebie and it was about sport. S p o r t. The only thing I find more stupid than sport is the entire concept of lettuce. Yeah yeah, just everyone cHASE AROUND A BALL and be aggressive. Smh. So naturally I assumed I would barely like this book.
HAHA hahah HAHAH. No no I’m obsessed.
I inhaled the first and then bought the 2nd and 3rd immediately and devoured them without pause. Damaged tragic boys. Found-family. Angst and love. Queer and mental illness representation. Banter and sadness. MAFIA and KNIVES. It was like being stabbed with feels and then hurled off a 50ft cliff anD THEN THANKING THE BOOK FOR MY PAIN.
➸ Snickerdoodles | A Book You’ll Never Stop Rereading
Apart from rereading The Raven Cycle until I can quote obscure scenes (but yet NOT remember my relatives’ birthdays…ah well priorities), I also have reread Autoboyography and Strange the Dreamer many many times. They are keeping this world together.
➸ ANZAC biscuits | History You Wish Was Retold More In YA
I’m adding this one in! ANZAC biscuits are an Aussie thing! They were sent over to the troops in the World Wars and they’re basically oats and golden syrup and designed to be hECKIN’ HARD so they’d travel well. Break a tooth, but be happy about it and reminisce about home, you know? ANZAC stands for = Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.
I don’t read as much Historical Fiction as I used to (my childhood was like 90% HF ok, so I’ve diverged into dragons and/or books with Wifi and toast now) but I’d love to see more of history retold?!
Like new YA books set in: the Napoleon wars, or in Egypt with the tombs and cutthroat royalty, or Scottish highlands during the Roman invasions, or South America before Cortés got there.
➸ Macaron | Sequels You Liked Better Than The First
I really assume you don’t just eat one macaron, is all I’m saying.
I feel like series either go from one extreme to the other: book one is THE LIGHT OF THIS WORLD…while the sequels fall into a writhing pit of second-book-blues. Or. The first book is meh and then the sequels are infused with glorious magic and vehement action and various enthusiastic yells. Probably from me.
For me, it’s the And I Darken series! I took ages to warm up to book one…and then after that?! UTTER TRASH FOR IT. Radu is the light of this trembling world and Lada is so entirely terrifying and vicious, but a burnt marshmallow under it all. I cry for these broken children and their awkward love triangle with a prince who deserved nEITHER OF THEM.
I have a lot of feelings. My main one is for Mehmed to fall into the mouth of a moose while Radu lives happily ever after with someone who deserves him.
alright, first tell me your favourite type of cookie/biscuit…and then what’s a book that was NOT what you expected?! and is there some historical periods you wish showed up in YA more?
ps. feel free to take the tag! I added in like 4 questions but you can get the original list from here.