IT’S BOOK TAG WEEK!!! 😉 😀
Yes, I’m bringing back BOOK TAG WEEK because I have no time to do any other post, AND it’s been a while since I’ve done a bunch of book tags. My blog should never go long without a book tag and I have no excuse for not doing one since there are many I am tagged for and have yet to do.
I’m kicking off my BOOK TAG WEEK with the Easter Book Tag. Easter was this past weekend and for my Jamaican butt that means I ate lots of bun and cheese and fried fish (not all together). It’s Jamaican tradition to have these things around Easter and boy do I love them! Easter is the only time I love eating cheese, otherwise cheese is one of my least favorite food. And I love me some fried fish. Fried until it’s so crispy it crunches in your mouth! Wooo…I’m so hungry now! Here is a pic to get your mouth watering too:
Ahh…sweet bun. Oh, how I love thee. ❤
Well then, this tag. It was created by book vlogger Rosie the Reader.
Rabbits – A book that you wish would multiply (a book you wish had a sequel)
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
This is a YA fantasy novel about a contest between magicians to see who’s greater that takes place at a traveling circus. It’s a wonderful story with beautiful writing that immerses you in its setting. It’s one of my favorite books and I’d love to read more stories set at the Night Circus.
Egg – A book that surprised you
The Demon Lover by Juliet Dark
It’s really odd for me to mention the word “demon” in an Easter book tag post, but this novel really surprised me. It’s a fantasy romance novel about woman who has nightly trysts with an incubus. The story is set in a small town in upstate New York that’s filled with various supernatural creatures.
I was surprised that I was hooked on this story because I’m not a big fan of romance, but I loved the fantasy in the story and couldn’t get enough of it, so I borrowed its sequel, The Water Witch, from the library and am currently reading it.
Hunt – A book that was hard for you to get your hands on
The Shape of Water by Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus
I loved this movie and was excited when I heard the book would be published this year. As soon as I saw the option to place it on hold, I did, and I was the 7th in line for copy. I thought I was lucky. But just 2 days ago my hold came up and I was able to borrow it and you know what I did? I returned the damn book by accident! I was so pissed at myself. Still am! I want to read this book this spring but if I should place it on hold now, I’ll be number 128 or some crazy shit like that. Ugh!!!! Why me? I guess this is a sign that I should purchase a copy.
Oh, it’s a fantasy romance novel about a mute woman who falls in love with an amphibious man.
Lambs – A children’s book that you still enjoy
The Templeton Twins Have an Idea by Ellis Weiner, illus. by Jeremy Holmes
This is a humorous middle-grade story about a pair of fraternal twins who use their skills and intelligence to save their father’s invention from a pair of identical twin brothers who seek to steal it. I enjoyed this story and loved the illustrations that accompany it. I highly recommend it.
Spring – A book with a cover that makes you think of spring
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
I’ve never read this, but I selected it because all of Yoon’s book covers make me think of spring. It’s YA contemporary about a girl who is allergic to everything, I think.
Jesus – A religious or spiritual book that you love
The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold
One of my favorite reads of last year. It’s neither a religious or spiritual book but since I don’t have an answer for this question, I chose The Curse of Chalion because I love how faith, religion, and gods are incorporated in this fantasy world. It’s very interesting and very different from what I usually see in fantasy stories.
The story is about a veteran who seeks a peaceful place to retire but is instead swept back up in court intrigue and becomes involved with powers beyond his imagining.
Rising from the Dead – A book by a deceased author
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
I think I selected this as one of the best books I read in 2016. It’s well written. It’s Kalanithi’s memoir about being diagnosed and living with cancer. Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer as he was completing his training to become a neurosurgeon. I highly recommend this book. It’s a compelling, informative read that touches on a variety of topics.
Baskets – A book that is in your Amazon cart or wish list right now
Kay Nielsen: Eat of the Sun and West of the Moon ed. by Noel Daniel, illus. by Kay Nielsen
Umm… I believe this is all fairy tales, but I want it because the book is filled with gorgeous illustrations. (I want it so bad!!!) Check out this post on Milliebot Reads to see samples of the pages.
Candy – A book that is sweet
The Dam Keeper by Rober Kondo (illus.) and Dice Tsutsumi (illus.)
A middle-grade fantasy graphic novel about a pig who maintains a machiene called a dam, which looks like a windmill, that keeps the threathening dark away from his village. This is a sweet, compelling story filled with endearing characters and beautiful illustrations. I can’t wait to get my hands on the second book.