Anyone Hungry? How About a BURRITO BOOK TAG?

Posted May 1, 2020 by Amber in Tags / 6 Comments

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Do you guys every just go out hunting for fun book tags?

I do.  I like to do the ones trending the community, I really do, but also?  It takes me so long to get to them that trying to keep in the trending curves feels a little pointless for me.  After all, I just did the #NowWeRise Book Tag, and that one was inspired by the release of Children of Blood and Bone.  So yeah, I got to that several months after the sequel was released.  I will never be on-trend, haha, but I’m okay with that!

I found today’s book tag on Alexa Loves Books, and she did it back in 2015.  Maybe we can revive it?  After all, who doesn’t love burritos?  I certainly love a good burrito.

This tag was created by Cristina @ Girl in the Pages and Joey @ Thoughts & Afterthoughts.  Want to join in the fun?  The rules are:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you to make your own burrito bowl, linking back to their site.
  2. Answer the tag questions.
  3. Tag 5 others to create their own bowl!
  4. Food coma.

So let’s make ourselves a tasty burrito bowl of books!

RICE | THE FOUNDATIOn – The book that got you into reading

I can’t remember the very first book that got me into reading because its been an integral part of my life for as long as I can remember.  For maintaining that love, though, I really think I need to give credit to my mom and the monthly book subscriptions so got me as a kid, as well as the money she gave me to the Scholastic Book Fair every year.  Books were my constant friends and companions when I was younger.

In that elementary/middle school daze, the big series were The Babysitter’s Club, The Saddle Club, and Animorphs.  Also my brother used to get these Scooby-Doo books which he never read, but, yeah.  I read those too.

BEANS | THE FILLER – The book with a whole lot of nothing

Wow, big jump here from nostalgic books to letdowns.

I still feel pretty jaded about Children of Virtue and Vengeance, and it’s really just because my expectations were SO high.  I expected so much from that book, and it gave me little to nothing back.  And I’m still bummed about it.

PROTEIN | THE BUILDING BLOCK – A book quote to live by

Honestly, the entirety of Anne of Green Gables falls into this category for me.  It’s such a sweet, wholesome book and there are so many quotes that I really love.  Here’s one that still rings true even a century after it was written:

“We pay a price for everything we get or take in this world; and although ambitions are well worth having, they are not to be cheaply won, but exact their dues of work and self denial, anxiety and discouragement.”

 

I feel like L.M. Montgomery tells so many truths in Anne.  All the books, even though the first one is my favorite.  Here’s just one more quote, because I love this one and remind myself of it often.

“Tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it… yet.”

 

I love Anne.

FAJITAS | THE CRUNCH OF TEXTURE – A book with immaculate world-building

As far as I’m concerned, Erin Morgenstern is the queen of world building.  There are many authors who excel, but every detail Erin includes in her worlds makes me more and more desperate to experience it. Therefore, I can’t pick just one of her books – both The Night Circus and The Starless Sea have very different, very interesting worlds.  I would like to visit both of them, even if just for a day.

Honestly, I’ve been waffling here for a while, and I really can’t pick between these.  They’re both really good worlds and I loved both these books.

SALSA | THE DANCE OF FLAVOR – A book that kept you on your toes

If I’m picking just a book that made me anxious the whole time?  Absolutely the book that has caused me the most anxiety, I think ever, was The Name of the Wind.  It was very engaging in that way and I loved it.  It’s a long read, but it’s intense in that… seriously… you’re just waiting for Kvothe to make some sort of terrible decision that is going to have horrible consequences and it’s really hard to put down the book, because you really need to know if Kvothe is about to be murdered or something.

CORN | THE EXPLOSION OF SWEETNESS – A memorable scene with friendship/romance

It occurs to me, I haven’t been reading a lot of sweet, fluffy romances this year?  I never thought I’d say this, but I kinda miss those cutesy contemporary romances.

On that note, the lovely romance that is popping into my head at the moment is in Love, Hate, and Other Filters.  There’s a scene in book when Maya is at this beautiful garden and having a picnic with Phil and it’s a sweet moment that, while I can’t remember all the details, was memorable enough that it still pops into my head and it was adorable.

The whole book was fantastic actually and if you haven’t read it, I recommend it. Samira Ahmed is fantastic.

CHEESE | THE BOND OF CALCIUM – Two characters from different books you wish could be friends

I recently listened to this fun fantasy called Changeling where a girl named Sarah Smith is elevated to the upper, magical class and goes to a magical boarding school, and it’s super fun and there’s a bit of necromancy.  On that note, I think that Sarah is a prime person to make friends with someone outside of the her book.

Because we’re talking a magical boarding school, I think I’d like to set up Sarah with Ginny Weasley.  I think the Ginny would be a great help with the world because a.) she’s from a world that frowns upon magical elitism; and b) that bat boogey hex Ginny excels at would probably be helpful.

SOUR CREAM | THE TANGY TOPPER – The quirkiest character you’ve ever read (protagonist or supporting)

I think the easy answer here is probably Luna Lovegood, who is mostly just off from the normal fashion trends.  I actually have some issues with the way Luna is always outed as the “weird” character and I may write a whole post on that sometime… but she is a unique and beautiful person and eternally one of my personal favorites.

GUACAMOLE | THE COST OF CREAMINESS – A book you paid too much for

Small, not-book-related confession?  I have never been a fan of guac?  I really wish I liked avocado, but I just? Don’t?  Anyway, that’s more avocados out there for the rest of you fans.

While I have a few books on my shelf that I paid more for than normal, I don’t feel like they were “too much”?  That is to say, I knew what I was getting and why.  That includes a signed copy of both Coraline and The Name of the Wind that I purchased during HPA and World Builders charities respectively, and signed UK versions of Strange the Dreamer and Muse of Nightmares.  I like all four of these books and don’t regret the purchases.

I guess if I picked one book I paid too much for and it annoyed me, I’d say The Devouring Grey.  This was a highly anticipated one and I don’t regret buying it – what annoys me is that I ordered from Book Depository and never got my book, and they sort of shrugged and said “sounds like a USPS problem” and that was that… I had to buy two copies and I only got one.  So that was irritating.

LETTUCE | THE HANDFUL OF CRISPNESS – A refreshing concept/theme in a book

Tropes and themes change as time goes by and we go through different phases.  I recently re-read Blood and Chocolate, and I didn’t realize how much I’d missed reading about werewolves?  So I’d like to see a comeback on magical creatures – whether it’s werewolves or vampires or ghosts, I’d like to see some paranormal creatures come back and be more popular.  Right now, we’re in a phase of magic, which I love, don’t get me wrong, but let’s change it up, YA! 🙂

CHIPS | LE PIECE DE RESISTANCE – A must-read rec, if you like

This question pops up in almost every tag, which is fine.

It’s fine, because really, it gives me the opportunity to holler about some of my eternal favorites.  Rather than only recommending Tess of the Road like I usually do, I’d like to recommend four different books that are amazing.

TABASCO | THE KICK TO THE FACE – Your favorite action sequence

So there’s a moment in Walk on Earth a Stranger where a child was just about to fall off a pair of oxen and that was a pretty intense action moment.

As for full fighting sequences, Adrienne Young did an amazing job with the war sequences in Sky in the Deep and I highly recommend that book.  She balances action and tension and it’s fantastic.  The whole book is good, but I remember being impressed with the action.

I’m tagging Books in the Skye, Love, Stars, and Books, Bookish Coffee Blog, Metaphors and Moonlight, and Bookish Luna!  Please check out these blogs if you are not already following them!

I hope you guys decided to give this super fun tag a go, even if I didn’t tag you!  I’d love to see all your answers!

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Okay guys, give it to me straight – how do you like your burritos?  Or do you not like them at all?  I’m definitely a fan of the burrito bowl because I make such a mess with real burritos.  Tell me your favorite toppings in the comments!

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6 responses to “Anyone Hungry? How About a BURRITO BOOK TAG?

    • Amber

      So glad you guys had fun making it! That’s one of the best things to hear about these tags. Ahh, nostalgia! 😀

  1. Ahh this is such a fun tag, I remember reading and doing it years and years ago. Nothing wrong with reviving old tags ahah, it always takes me so many years to get to one, too! 🙂
    I loved reading your answers so much! I agree that The Night Circus had such a stunning world-building, I am so curious to read the author’s newest book! 🙂

    • Amber

      I’m definitely here for any tags that are quirky and fun… so many feel repetitive after a while, and I liked that this one asked some different questions!

      The Starless Sea is just as stunning as The Night Circus, in a familiar and yet different way. Love it, and I hope you do too! <3

    • Amber

      Blood and Chocolate is interesting… and different. I would to hesitate recommend it because I feel some of the material is bit dated, and some of the relationships on the edge of creepy. Story-wise it’s interesting, though!