I love all these book tags that involve food: coffee, dim sum, wine, pastry, and now cookie! I was tagged by Kat over at Life and Other Disasters – if you haven’t yet, you should definitely go check out her blog. I’ve been following her for a while, and I always love her posts!
Now, on to the tag!
- In addition to linking back to the person who tagged you, it would be awesome if you link back to Nicole’s original post!
- Pick a book that corresponds to the cookie’s ‘theme’
- Have fun!
- Tag 1-3 people
Chocolate Chip – A Classic Book That You Love or Really Enjoyed (interpret classic how you want, it can be a classic written 100 years ago or 20 years ago)
My all-time favorite classic is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I reread it every year or so, and I absolutely love it! Recently I also read and loved The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë – it was an instant favorite!
Thin Mints – A Fandom That You Really Want to ‘Join’ AND/OR a Hyped-Up Book You Want To Read (your source(s) of a book being hyped can be from anywhere)
Just recently, I went through my TBR and took out all of the books I feel are super hyped, but I don’t really have much interest in reading. There are still north of 500 books on my TBR list (I don’t own all of them) so there were obviously still a few hyped-up book that made the cut. One fandom I think I will really like being a part of – once I get over my fear of giant books – is the Mistborn trilogy by Brian Sanderson. I need to read them!
Shortbread – An Author You Can’t Get Enough Of
I feel like my answer to questions like this is always either Pierce Brown or Neil Gaiman. They’re just amazing writers and human beings. Whenever I don’t know what to read, I can always pick up one of their books and know I’ll love it.
Samoas/Caramel DeLites – An Emotional Rollercoaster (this cookie was hard …so any book that made you feel more than one emotion, strongly. The choice of emotions is up to you)
Looking at the (massive) pile of books on my desk right now, one that stands out is The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner. I was expecting a standard YA drama, but it was so much more than that! I spent the first half of the book laughing and the second half sobbing into the book. Man, that was a tough morning.
P.S. These were always my favorite Girl Scout cookies! Until the bakery in my county changed the recipe… now I have to hunt down the LA version if I want the good ones.
Oreos – A Book Whose Cover Was Better Than The Story OR Vice Versa, Where The Story Was Better Than Its Cover
For this one, I’m going with Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi. I liked the book, but it didn’t really blow me away. The cover on the other hand…
Tagalongs/ Peanut Butter Patties – A Book That Wasn’t What You Expected (good, bad, or just different, interpret how you wish)
Going back through my semi-recent reads, one that was nothing close to what I expected is Movie Game by Michael Ebner. I was expecting something akin to Ready Player One, which is one of my favorite books, but it was just weird and boring.
Snickerdoodles – A Book You May Never Stop Rereading/Loving
Harry Potter, obviously. At this point, I think I’ve read the first book close to fifteen times, and I’ve probably read the final one at least four or five times. I love being able to reread this series once in a while.
Bonus – Choose a cookie I didn’t list and make up a question!
I’m going to go way out there and pick Maamoul cookies – they’re Arabic date cookies my teta (Arabic for grandmother) makes. (Just in case you didn’t already know, I’m half Palestinian – despite the fact I struggle to find makeup light enough for my pasty skin.) Twice a year, she ships a huge box of homemade ones from Jerusalem to California, and they’re just the best!
My question is: What book in your collection holds sentimental value?
And my answer is my 200-year-old copy of the Complete Works of Shakespeare that was given to me by my uncle. He got it from an old Scottish woman who wanted to pass it on to someone because she had no children, and the book had been passed on for generations in her family. It’s so special.
Beth @ Reading Every Night
Lindsay @ Lindsay’s Library
Heather @ Bits & Books
And anyone else who would like to do this tag!