This is probably the fastest I’ve ever seen and done a book tag because I saw this on Rachel’s blog, Life of a Female Bibliophile, yesterday and BOOM! I post it today. 😀
I’d give myself a pat on the back if I could reach it, but I’m too lazy to stretch that far right now.
Anyway, I love me some cakes and books, so I thought “Hell yeah, I’ll do that cake flavor book tag!” I just wish I had some cake while I do it.
Chocolate: a dark book you absolutely love
That photo is actually of a chocolate tart, but I decided to use it because it makes my mouth water. I don’t think I’ve ever tasted a chocolate tart and that picture makes me think they’re scrumdiliumcious. I need one in my life!
The Strain by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan
😀 I really like this book! It’s a horror novel about a vampire-zombie apocalypse that begins in New York City. I learned of the book through it’s TV show adaptation, which aired on FX. It ran for 4 seasons and covered all the books in the trilogy. I enjoyed the first 2 seasons of TV show but the plot and character development went downhill as the show neared its end. So far, I’ve only read the first book of the trilogy, The Strain, and am currently rereading it by audio book to prepare to read the second novel. I hope certain character developments are not the same as what I saw in the show.
If you love zombie shows and vampires and seemingly plausible scientific explanations for weird shit, then I highly recommend this book to you.
Vanilla: a light read
I’m not a huge fan of vanilla cake. It’s just meh …unless there’s ice-cream to eat with it. 🙂
The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
I’m currently reading this romance novel set in California about a Black girl and a White guy who meet on an elevator they were both stuck on and later hookup. I don’t know yet if anything significant comes out of the hookup. So far, it’s a sweet story. It’s an okay read; I’m not crazy about it.
Red Velvet: a book that gave you mixed emotions
I think red velvet is overrated. I just don’t understand the hype around it. It’s okay…but I think chocolate cake is way more interesting.
The Oddling Prince by Nancy Springer
This is a YA fantasy novel about a prince who’s torn between his love for his father and his love for his stepbrother, whom his father refuses to acknowledge though he saved the father’s life by removing a cursed ring from his finger. My emotions about this story is so mixed that I still can’t make up my mind about it. I don’t know if I like it or not. The story is quite interesting though.
Cheesecake: a book you would recommend to anyone
I’m not a fan of cheesecake. I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone… unless it looks like the picture above.
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
A historical fiction novel that traces the experiences of Black folk over a number of years. I absolutely love this book and think everyone needs to read it. I consider it a classic and believe it should be regarded as such and be placed on reading lists in schools and libraries.
Oh yeah, I also recommend it to everyone.
Coffee Cake: a book you started but never finished
I love me some coffee cake with tea in the morning. It’s the best breakfast for when I’m rushing.
The Grey Bastards by Jonathan French
This is a grimdark fantasy novel about a half-orc vying for the leadership of his band (called hoof). The half-orcs patrol a desolate stretch of land to guard human cities from orc invasions. I gave up on this because I wasn’t feeling the story anymore. But I recently discussed it in a post on books I DNF and reading the synopsis made me feel like revisiting the story so who knows? I might complete it later this year.
Carrot: a book with great writing
My aunt makes the best carrot cake I’ve ever tasted in my life! Oh my gosh! Whenever she makes it, it lasts for less than an hour before it’s done. So good!
The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley
I really like how this story is written. It’s a YA fantasy novel about a princess who fights dragons and demons to defend her kingdom, which previously didn’t hold her in high regard. I love McKinley’s writing. It’s so descriptive and I’d often get swept away by it. It draws me into the world of her stories and makes me reluctant to leave. Love it!
Tiramisu: a book that left you wanting more
That’s a good way to put it. I tried tiramisu once and it was so dry that it left me wanting something else. I’ve never tried it again since that experience.
The Water Witch by Juliet Dark
This is the second book in the Fairwick Chronicles, the first being The Demon Lover, which I read in February and absolutely enjoyed. The Water Witch wasn’t as great as The Demon Lover, but it left me eager to read the next book in the series. The books are fantasy romance novels set in upstate New York and is about a woman who secures a job as a professor at a college where she learns that magic and fairies and other fantastical creatures are real, including demons such as the incubus that visits her at night.
These are such enjoyable reads for me, which is surprising because I don’t like romance, but I’m willing to put up with it for all the fantasy this story.
Cupcakes: a series with 4+ books
Sprinkles (the name of the store) cupcakes are my favorites. I LOVE THEM!! 😀
Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb
Okay, yeah, Assassin’s Apprentice is the first book in a trilogy, but that trilogy is part of the larger Realm of the Elderlings series, so it totally counts for this. Assassin’s Apprentice is about the bastard son of a prince who is trained to become an assassin. I love the books and am currently making my way through the third set of trilogies in the larger series.
Fruit Cake: a book that wasn’t what you anticipated
When people say “fruit cake,” the image above is what comes to my mind. That’s Jamaican fruit cake, which we mostly eat around Christmas time. I love mine moist with lots of rum in it.
Here by Richard McGuire (illus.)
A graphic novel that focuses on a room and how it changes, and has changed, over time. This book wasn’t what I expected. It toys with time and space and shows us not only how the room has changed, but the different things and people that occupied it at different times and shows how the space the room occupies has changed. It’s quite interesting.
That’s it for this tag.
I bet you’re as hungry as I am now.