I think this tag was made for me. Cake?! CAKE! As you’ve probably noticed, I ramble quite frequently about cake here on Paper Fury. This is for several very logical reasons, such as:
- Half the purpose of me becoming queen of the world is so I can say “LET THE PEOPLE EAT CAKE”. #legit
- I quite admire Marie Antoinette for that, although historically accurately…she didn’t say it. (Crushing, isn’t it?)
- I’ve gotten into this habit of talking about cake, so why stop?
- Cake is just really good.
So thank you to Vlora @ Reviews and Cake for tagging me. (Isn’t her blog name just the best?!) I was really hanging out to be tagged for this, or else I had plans to steal it. Because cake.
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A BOOK THAT WAS A LITTLE SLOW TO START OFF BUT REALLY PICKED UP AS IT WENT ALONG
These kind of books are my personal pet peeve. They make me suffer through hours of mediocre story telling and then BOOM — I have to rate them high because the ending is so phenomenal. Definitely The Sin Eater’s Daughter and Vanishing Girls. Both had pretty much MIND BLOWING endings, but the beginnings? Meh. The Raven Boys also had an incredibly slow beginning but I didn’t care because I enjoy every single word of Maggie Stiefvater’s books. #StiefvaterFan
A BOOK THAT HAD A RICH, GREAT PLOT
Oh, oh, I love books with rich plots. It will escalate a book up into higher-star-rating territory IMMEDIATELY. (Although, to be honest, my love of books 98% hinges around characters. Not ashamed. I have severe character love.) But I adore a plot I can get invested in that makes me turn pages like a fiend.
A BOOK YOU THOUGHT WAS GOING TO BE BAD BUT ACTUALLY TURNED OUT QUITE ENJOYABLE
I have to admit I hate this question! WHAT DO YOU MEAN EGGS ARE BAD?!! Eggs are glorious. In a well-ordered universe, I love an eggy breakfast. I adore them fried, boiled, soft-boiled, and since I enjoy cake batter…I ENJOY EGGS RAW TOO. So there.
But, to answer this politically eggly incorrect question: Some Boys really surprised me. I thought it’d be an average chick-flick, but it really delve into feminism! Yay! I was sure Spark was going to be cliche, but it was fabluous. And I don’t even know why I had doubts about Disruption. But I had it pegged (before I started) as a “meh” book. HA HA. IT WAS INCREDIBLE AND IS MY FAVOURITE.
A SUGARY, SWEET BOOK
I don’t actually read a lot of sweet, fluffy books. (Everything I read seems to end with death and destruction. In fact, I only discovered the other day I have just TWO pastel books! And I have, like, 5 pink books and that’s it.) But Girl Saves Boy was one of my first YA contemporaries and it’s adorable (but tragic) and Fangirl is a definite sweetie (no one even dies!). Also, let’s not forget Lola and the Boy Next Door. I have so much love for
Cricket that story.
A BOOK THAT COVERED EVERY SINGLE ELEMENT THAT YOU ENJOY ABOUT A BOOK (FUNNY MOMENTS, ACTION MOMENTS, SAD MOMENTS, ETC.)
Basically this is asking for my favourite book? WELL. Let me give you a whole bucket load of books that are the sun, moon, and stars in my life. They do everything right.
(I also just noticed that most of my favourite books have red covers! Coincidence?! I THINK NOT.)
A BOOK SERIES THAT YOU CAN KIND OF TURN BACK TO FOR A LITTLE PICK ME UP WHEN YOU’RE FEELING DOWN
I don’t reread, so this is very difficult. If I had time to reread, I supposed I’d go through my old old favourites like Ranger’s Apprentice (which is hilarious) and A Series of Unfortunate Events (which is sad, but hilarious).
THE CHERRY ON TOP
YOUR FAVOURITE BOOK THIS YEAR SO FAR
Unlike 2014, where I had two billion favourites, this year I’ve literally only read five books that impressed me an astronomical amount. Am I getting too hard to please?!
Engie @ Musings from Neville’s Navel // Emily @ Loony Literate // Ella @ Once Upon a Bookish Time // Beth @ The Quiet People // Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight // Allie @ Little Birdie Books // Shanti @ Weaving Waves Words //
(And you. If you like cake, consider yourself tagged.)
Now you can’t say I never give you guys cake. This post is BUSTING with cake and it’s delicious and, gosh, I’m having a craving.
okay, important questions first: what is your FAVOURITE kind of cake?!! (supposing life was cruel and unfair and you could only pick one.) also, do you think the egg question is unfair? (eggs are delicious!) and, while we’re discussing eggs….what was the last book YOU read that you thought would suck but absolutely amazed you?? let me know in the comments!!
Cait @ Paper Fury
…is currently craving cake. Of course. (This was a silly post to do late at night.) At this point, she’d probably invade a small planet to steal their brownie cheesecake. While not thinking invading thoughts, she’s plotting like 3 books at once and fretting about which one to tackle and reading an odd little book called When You Leave.