Good morning everyone!
Today, I’m doing a book tag that’s themed around one of my favorite snacks of all time. They’re versatile and can be made to be crumbly, gooey, savory, sweet, eaten warm or cold, served a la mode, and they make your house smell AMAZING while you are baking them.
Yup, I’m talking about cookies.
Back in December, Marie tagged me in the Cookie Book Tag, and I spent a while re-watching that chocolate chip cookie GIF and thinking about how easy it would be to make cookies and how delicious they are… and now I’m here with my answers and because I love you all so much, here also is that delicious GIF.
Chocolate Chip | A Classic Book That You Love or Really Enjoyed
I’m actually a big fan of the classics and I try to read them and try new ones all the time. I also re-read them a lot. For this tag, I think I’ll throw back to Anne of Green Gables. Really, anything in this series is good, but the first book in particular is such a heartwarming tale. I’ve read it several times and every time, I come out of it feeling happy and hopeful.
It’s also one of the most quotable books I know, with a gem of insight on nearly every page.
Thin Mints | A Fandom That You Really Want to ‘Join’ and/or a Hyped-Up Book You Want To Read
Secret? I don’t like Thin Mints that much! I used to love them and needed all the boxes in the cookie-selling seasons… but lately… I dunno. I guess I just prefer soft, chewy, homemade cookies? Thin Mints leave me wanting.
I really wish I could get into the Shadowhunters books and be a part of that fandom! I find that the fandom is just as big as the Harry Potter fandom with so many people who love it but don’t seem as angry and judgy as some other more recent fandoms in the last decade or so. I want to like these so much….
Shortbread | An Author You Can’t Get Enough Of
Tricky! There’s a lot of series I like, but I don’t necessarily gobble them up like they’re air. And I have a handful of authors now whose debut I liked (I’m thinking of Miranda Asebedo and Charlotte Nicole Davis here…) but haven’t read enough to call them insta-buy.
I think I have to go with Tamora Pierce. There’s not a book yet of hers I’ve disliked, and I add everything to my TBR. I haven’t read her whole catalogue, but you better believe I’m going to!
Samoas | An Emotional Rollercoaster
For all I did not love this book, I definitely had wrong emotional reactions as I was listening to The Serpent King. So many unexpected twists and losses and fantasy (and also Supernatural) has me spoiled enough that I get sort of baffled and untrusting when a character dies and I wait for them to come back… and… yeah. Lots of emotions in this one.
Oreos | A Book Whose Cover Was Better Than The Story
Immediately – Matched, Crossed, and I am assuming Reached by Ally Condie. The summaries for her books really pull me in and I have yet to read one without regret. But I really, really like the progressive covers on this series, and as art, I think they’re great.
As books… no. Flat characters, overused storylines, terrible romances that are often of the triangular sort, and just me generally wishing that the story was over a lot faster than it was because my eyes hurt from rolling them so much.
Tagalongs / Peanut Butter Patties | A Book That Wasn’t What You Expected
My favorite answer to this sort of question in book tags is The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones. I thought this was going to be a (dark) contemporary romance and I guess it was a little, but there were so many layers to the characters and the supernatural elements were absolutely not what I expected and as a package this book was so unique and wonderful and must be read, honestly.
Snickerdoodles | A Book You May Never Stop Rereading / Loving
I have so many of these – SO MANY. I was talking about The Hunger Games back in September and Gone With the Wind is a frequent repeater as well. Anne of Green Gables, which I’ve already mentioned in this post! Of course, the Harry Potter series. Tess of the Road and The Game of Love and Death have both become comfort reads. How to choose!?
One I talk about a bit less but I really love and have been itching for a re-read for a while is The Red Tent by Anita Diamant. I read this originally in high school and it occupies a time and place that most historical fiction do not, while feeling empowering in a subtle way and… I just really like it.
My friends, if you love books and cookies as so many of us do, this is an excellent tag for you and please join in and feel free to steal it. For today, though, I’d like to highlight 5 lovely bloggers:
If you’re tagged in this post and you’re not feeling it or don’t do tags, no pressure at all! But please do check out these lovely blogs! <3
What is your favorite kind of cookie? I’m old fashioned – chocolate chip is my absolute favorite. But, I also really like ginger and molasses cookies and in the last few years, I’ve started to become obsessed with strawberry and lemon-flavored things. Tell me yours in the comments! 😀