Sunday, 5 November 2017

The Book Cake Tag


I don't know where the book tag came from but I saw it on AJ's blog:
http://ajsterkel.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/the-book-cake-tag.html 

1) FLOUR-A book that is slow to start off but really picked up as you went along
I really don't do slow books. If it is too slow I DNF. However I've read Fellowship of the Ring countless times and the whole birthday party part does seem to go on for ever when you aren't in the mood for it so sometimes my dad and I skip it to get to the main point of that story.


2) BUTTER-A book that has a rich plot
It would be easy to answer Harry Potter for most of these but I'll show some restraint! I'll go instead for George RR Martin's 'A Song of Ice and Fire'. There are so many differing main and supporting characters, different cultures that are well developed, and you can imagine all the varied landscapes and castles. It is well described but not over descriptive which makes it unique for this kind of fantasy element. It also combines war, magic and mythical creatures with human tragedy and intrigue.


3) EGGS-A book you thought would be bad but turned out to be enjoyable
Why would anyone set out to read a book they thought was going to be bad??? I don't know about everyone else but I read for fun and entertainment so I never pick something I think I'll hate! So I'll answer it as something I was unsure about being my kind of thing. For me, I heard good things about Philippa Gregory 'The Other Boleyn Girl' but was unsure that it would be my thing because I'm not a romance fan. I loved this book and it started my love of Tudor fiction.


4) SUGAR-A very sweet book
Heh, I don't read sweet books! I'm a zombies, monsters and apocalypse kind of girl! But I'll pick my favourite childhood book as I loved the cute little bears and I still look at it now.


5) CHOCOLATE FILLING-A character with hidden layers
There are so many I could pick here. Tyrion Lannister perhaps...we meet him as a drunken lech at the start who is despised for his physical appearance, hated by most of his family and feared as something evil by the people. Blamed for everything that goes wrong, he is misunderstood. We see his vulnerability and longing for his father to accept him, we see his intelligence as he plans to save King's Landing from the enemy. He is loyal to his friends and does what he can to protect the innocent and thwart the plots around him. I love his humour and his brain! We see his desire to be loved and liked and it breaks my heart at times to see what he endures!


6) BAKING TIME-A book with a slow burn romance
I tend to avoid books that are heavy on romance. It's just not my thing. But a good example of a slow burn romance that I don't hate is the relationship between Adam and Mercy in the Patricia Briggs Mercy Thompson series. From threatening to eat her cat through to the first date, it all has you rooting for the couple to get together so I'd say that it works for me!


7) ICING-A book that covers every element you enjoy in a book.
Harry Potter would be the obvious choice again but I'll go with the Arisen series. I love my zombies and this series just rocks. It has great characters that you care about, it has some really funny scenes especially with a character in the later books whose scenes are pure slapstick, there are great friendships and relationships, lots of really scary zombie attacks, enough tension to stop you sleeping at night, ever changing plots. The action takes place in the UK, Africa, US, Middle East, on ships, on land, civilians and military. I love this series!!!

 
8) SPRINKLES-A book series you can turn to for a pick-me-up 
It's always Harry Potter! If I need cheered up/want something light and funny or need to get out of a life or reading slump it always has to be Harry! The early books are light reads with lots of humour!


9) CHERRY ON TOP-Your favourite book of the year so far 
This is a difficult one but I think it'll be this one!



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10 comments:

  1. I’m hopefully going to be starting the Game of Thrones books this month. They’re so huge that I’m scared of them, but I’m going to attempt it.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. I like them because we get into the minds of the characters we know so well without a lot of pointless waffle. I really need to get into A Feast For Crows. It's sitting staring at me!

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  2. Oh I like this one! I am book marking it and may return to attempt it soon ;)

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    1. I do enjoy questions for book tags! It's also a good excuse to use some fun graphics...

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  3. You have some good ones on this list. I loved The Other Boleyn Girl - must more than I would have thought I would. Mercy Thompson is a favorite as well. Game of Thrones and Harry Potter are on my tbr list.

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    1. It was nice to fit in a few different books to fit the questions! Hope you have fun with Harry and the Thrones people when you read them...I just love both!

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  4. I have the GOT books on my Santa wish list. Now for him to deliver. LOL This is another fun tag!

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    1. I would like a chat with Santa too...I'm hoping for a few Game of Thrones related things too but I guess I'm not getting The Winds of Winter!

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  5. Harry Potter is my go-to pick-me-up too...though I admit that I often cheat and just watch the movies instead. I don't want to re-read the books to often. I like to wait a few years in-between each re-read so there's time to forget about some of the details and it will seem new to me again!

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    1. Harry always cheers you up after a bad day! I haven't reread it for a few years but I think I need to make time for it this winter! I have those beautiful illustrated editions to look at which gives me a nice excuse!

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