It feels like forever since I’ve done a tag! Probably because…it has been. (I forget, okay?! I like tags but, ugh, forgetfulness.) Then Tina @ Read The Bloody Book tagged me for #CoffeeBookTag which basically made my day. COFFEE! BOOKS! Yes please and thank you.
Also while we’re talking about Tina, have you checked out her blog and instagram yet?! She takes wickedly gorgeous bookstagram photos.
Okay, but hold up just one nanosecond. We need to get some things out of the way first: a) I don’t actually like tea please don’t hurt me and b) I haven’t had coffee for ages but I do love it, c) I’ll drink it black because I’m a hardcore author, and d) despite all that I’d still pick hot chocolate over anything. Are we good? Good.
So onwards! Because coffee.
BLACK: NAME A SERIES THAT’S TOUGH TO GET INTO BUT HAS HARDCORE FANS.
Because if you’re going to even attempt this monstrous beast, you’ve got to be seriously committed. Although, to be honest, I’m kind of upset with this series right now because a) Book 2: Clash of Kings is freakishly boring, and b) I’ve heard some horrific things about the show that make me rather despair for humanity.
PEPPERMINT MOCHA: NAME A BOOK THAT GETS MORE POPULAR DURING THE WINTER OR A FESTIVE TIME OF YEAR.
Did I ever tell you I’m a massive Scrooge? I’m the child of the Grinch and Scrooge (don’t question that logic, either). Too many people and presents and uuungh. But I did read Let It Snow in November last year, proudly seasonal. I hated it, but that’s beside the point, right?!
HOT CHOCOLATE: WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE CHILDREN’S BOOK?
How dare you subtly indicate that hot chocolate is for children. PFFT. I would exist solely on hot chocolate if I could. Hot chocolate and pancakes. But I digress. (I digress epically and hungrily though, so that’s fair.) I grew up on Narnia. And the other day I accidentally ate half The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. But that was for research, I promise.
DOUBLE SHOT OF ESPRESSO: NAME A BOOK THAT KEPT YOU ON THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT FROM START TO FINISH.
Welcome to the sweet torture of Throne of Glass which I HATE because I love them so so much that I get all in a flap and turmoil before reading one. I literally put off Heir of Fire forever because I WAS SO SCARED. Pain! I hate it! And yet I keep reading these books! Because I love them.
Oh someone rescue me.
STARBUCKS: NAME A BOOK YOU SEE EVERYWHERE.
Awkward moment here…I’ve seen exactly one Starbucks in my entire life and that was in China. (Fun story: we had to talk around the ENTIRE Forbidden City to get to it because some helpful local said “Oh it’s just around the corner”, har, har har. NO. I think we did at least 6kms to get a coffee.) But I think everyone in the history of ever has seen or heard of The Fault in Our Stars.
But let’s not talk about the fault in my paper stars, particularly that squashed one on the right.
THAT HIPSTER COFFEE SHOP: GIVE A BOOK BY AN INDIE AUTHOR A SHOUTOUT
There are so many reasons you should give this Indie Author a try, like a) the book is adorable, b) it’s Australian and faeries, c) I know the author, like, personally, and d) because I told you to look it up.
OOPS! I ACCIDENTALLY GOT DECAF: NAME A BOOK YOU WERE EXPECTING MORE FROM.
Decaf? Pfft, try a hot chocolate that’s not hot, isn’t on chocolate, and someone stole my marshmallows. Do I sound a little bitter? I AM A BIT BITTER, HERE.
Why am I so bitter about this decaf?
THE PERFECT BLEND: NAME A BOOK OR SERIES THAT WAS BOTH BITTER AND SWEET, BUT ULTIMATELY SATISFYING.
I’m only unsatisfied because it ENDED. Oh and also that little thing with my favourite character of the whole series. DOES ANYONE HAVE A TISSUE? Or, you know, a bucket and mop? But really, it is the perfect blend because there’s friendship and action and demons and angels and pianos and magical countries and snark and Magnus Bane.
GREEN TEA: NAME A BOOK OR SERIES THAT IS QUIETLY BEAUTIFUL.
I’m a Peter Pan addict. Apart from Alice in Wonderland (because who doesn’t like to embrace their inner crazy?), I adore this fairy tale the most. So yes please to Jodi Lynn Anderson’s Tiger Lily. It’s so so beautiful.
CHAI TEA: NAME A BOOK OR SERIES THAT MAKES YOU DREAM OF FAR OFF PLACES.
I don’t know if I necessarily want to visit AG Howard’s version of Wonderland, though, okay? I think it would eat me. But it is still one of my most favourite world’s to read about. She basically turned Tim Burton’s creeptastic universe into a book PLUS Morpheus. I see zero negatives with this trilogy. (Except for the fact that I don’t own Splintered. So the boys get to hang out together, but after Ensnared, I don’t think they mind so much anymore. YES. I JUST SAID IT. HA.)
EARL GREY: NAME YOUR FAVOURITE CLASSIC.
Have you met me?! YES TO THIS BOOK. I wouldn’t call it exactly Earl Grey even if it is British. Maybe if Earl Grey was slightly psychotic and entirely insane and called Alice by its closest friends?
As always, if you don’t like tags, IGNORE ME. And if I haven’t tagged you and you want to embrace your caffeinated side? GO FOR IT.
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