Thank you so much to Marwhal Reads for the tag! What an amazing opportunity to talk about the two things I love most in the world- food and books! So without further ado let’s get to this!
CROISSANT: NAME A POPULAR BOOK OR SERIES THAT EVERYONE (INCLUDING YOU) LOVE.
I have so many- can I make a list? This calls for a list! The first books that come to my mind are Peter Pan, The Hobbit and His Dark Materials. Then there are more recent books like Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Heir of Fire and Name of the Wind.
MACARON: NAME A BOOK THAT WAS HARD TO GET THROUGH BUT WORTH IT AT THE END.
Oliver Twist– I was twelve and it was the first classic I read. It gave me the impression that Dickens was really hard, but I’m glad I persevered through it- otherwise I may never have discovered my love of Dickens and Classics in general!
VOL-AU-VENT: NAME A BOOK THAT YOU THOUGHT WOULD BE AMAZING BUT FELL FLAT.
I have so many of these that I keep planning to make a whole blog about it (it’s kind of a pet peeve of mine). So I could probably fill a whole page just about this. The first thing that comes to mind at the moment is An Ember in the Ashes– which I really thought would be the book of the summer for me and totally fell flat 😦
I feel like I often mention Poison by Chris Wooding in these tags, but it’s just a really unusual book and I didn’t see any of the plot twists coming when I read it.
I don’t think I tend to read anything too off the beaten track (and if I do, I tend to dislike them). Does Sabriel count? It was something I loved as a teenager and I don’t know if it gets as much attention now.
Heart of Darkness is one of the most difficult books I’ve ever read. There are *literally* so many layers to it. It’s a bit like a Russian doll. I would be lying if I said it was easy to get to the bottom of it, but it’s very rewarding once you get to the “kernel” of meaning at it’s heart.
This is a bit controversial, but I preferred the Lord of the Rings movies to the books. Not that I don’t like the books, but the movies are among my favourites.
Hit’er’s Canaries– it has got to be one of my all time favourite books. I love how it sheds light on one of the more hopeful moments in the darkest period of world history. I easily could have said The Book Thief instead- it’s such a beautiful book!
I have two recommendations for this. Firstly, A Thousand Splendid Suns, which takes place in Afghanistan and is a really moving and significant story about life for women under the Taliban rule. Secondly, I recommend Memoirs of a Geisha. Though I’ve been told it’s not entirely accurate, I still found it fascinating and completely absorbing.
Well that’s gotta be Bertie Botts Every Flavoured Beans- I don’t care what Dumbledore says- I want sweets that could be everything from strawberries to bogies!
Mmm I’m hungry now… I need to get cake pronto, so I’ll be quick about this- I nominate:
and anyone else that fancies doing it!