Bookwormaniac created (I think) this tag, and I saw it on Readwatchreviewblog and decided to tag myself because I thought it looks fun, even though my coeliac’s disease means that I have absolutely no idea what most of these taste like (except macarons which are usually gluten free! Whoo!). And I haven’t done a tag in forever. So, let’s start shall we?
Croissant: Name a popular book or series that everyone (including you) loves.
A Court of Thorns and Roses. Tumblr is all about this series right now, and with good reason. It’s just so awesome. All of tumblr can’t be wrong. Easy. Next!
Macaron: Name a book that was hard to get through but worth it at the end.
How are macarons easy to get through? they are so tiny and delicate.
Anyway, although gone girl was incredibly addictive and I read it in no time, it was difficult for me as I actually know an Amy Dunn, and I’m still traumatised from my encounter with her. So terrifying. If you think Amy Dunn is an unrealistic character, I have news for you.
Vol-au-vent: Name a book that you thought would be amazing but fell flat.
While I did enjoy this book, I was disappointed overall with it. There just seemed to be so much missed opportunity in it. There was just the perfect opportunity to tie everything together, it was right there, and it just didn’t happen and I was just dumbfounded. In my opinion it’s a good book pretending to be a great book.
Pain au chocolat: Name a book that you thought would be one thing but turned out to be something else.
I don’t know what I was expecting from this series, but what I got was so much more than I expected. I only really bought the ebook because it was on sale. I had no idea what it was about, but it ended up being one of my favourite series. Not overly happy about the news of the cover change for the third book. Why you would change these beautiful covers for ones that are really quite generic, is beyond me.
Profiterole: Name a book or series that doesn’t get enough attention
Having been published like 20 years ago now, this amazing series is surprisingly still around, but in my opinion still doesn’t get enough attention. It reads like it could have been written yesterday, and features awesome necromancers and also a super sensible and polite protagonist.
Croquembouche: Name a book or series that’s extremely complex.
This book is the definition of complex, and also the definition of super awesome. This was one of my top two favourites of 2015. It’s so crazy and imaginative and I just don’t understand how a human brain came up with all this crazy amazingness.
Napoleon: Name a movie or TV show based off a book that you liked better than the book itself.
I literally have zero idea what a napoleon is. But I instantly knew my pick for this. Jurassic Park. God I hate this book. I even had to go back about 3 years to find a photo of it because I just don’t care enough to even take photos of this beautiful edition. And I love dinosaurs like an eight year old boy loves dinosaurs and I hated this book. As a scientist, I was so completely offended by how anti-science and anti-scientist this book was. It’s not a cautionary tales, its the ludicrous ravings of a mad man. Scientists are actually lovely people, not inhuman monsters.
Empanada: Name a book that was bittersweet.
This one was bittersweet because it was the end of one of my favourite series. I love this book more than I have words. I love it so much I named my puppy Sevro Au Barker (after Sevro Au Barca – see what I did there). By the way, this is him:
He’s 13 weeks old today. His pedigrees says he’s all Brittany, but there is definitely some velociraptor in there too.
Kolompeh: Name a book or series that takes place somewhere other than your home country.
This one, which I reviewed yesterday, takes place in Russia. With wolves. It’s also so beautifully written it’s ridiculous.
Pate a Choux: Name one food from a book or series that you would like to try.
Anything mentioned in this book. Anything at all. This book will definitely make you hungry.
So I would like to tag anyone out there who would like to do this tag.
Also I would like to tag PaperFury, because I know how much she likes the combination of books and food.