The Cookie Book Tag

The Cookie Book Tag!

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I was kindly tagged by the witty and ever entertaining Drew @TheTattooedBookGeek. Pause and click the link if you are not following him because his blog “shreds the rad” as we used to say once upon a time (and I still do because old habits & I am a dork 😉 ).

Written in stone somewhere, you can find the rules below. The creator of this tag is Nicole from Sorry, I’m Booked

Rules:

  • In addition to linking back to the person who tagged you, it would be awesome (and in good form – mind your manners) if you link back to Nicole’s original post!
  • Pick a book that corresponds to the cookie’s ‘theme’.
    Have fun!
  • Tag 1 to 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).

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The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien duh! If you are tired of hearing me mention this book by now then suck it up or move on because this is my literary love. As my first real introduction to fantasy and complex worlds within books, I will never have a fonder spot in my heart for a fictional character than I do Bilbo Baggins. Tolkien came into my life during a very young and challenging time and rescued me. That may sound cliché, but it is the absolute truth. Biblo took me on a great adventure exactly when I needed one, and my love for fantasy grew and grew. If you have not read this book, I am not sure what to say or think of you. Just pick it up!

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).

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Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling would be my Thin Mints (by the way one of my favorites!). I have actually started the series and sort of belong to the fandom a bit. I have a partial membership one might say. I started these with my son and we have yet to finish them. I have even put the films on hold for this very reason. But after several books I totally get the fandom and I want more! I need to jump back on this wagon! I am so ready to finish these.

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Shortbread: An author you can’t get enough of.

This is a tie! And winner, winner, chicken dinner… Stephen King and George R.R. Martin! Although Martin is seriously on my shit list at the moment. How do you let fans invest so much time (Song of Ice and Fire is no small commitment) and just leave them hanging.. bastard 😦

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Stephen King has been making rounds in my life and head for years. He was the very author that developed and honed my love for all things terrifying. I could spend hours talking about why this man is a genius, but most of you are already familiar with his uncanny ability to dive deep into one’s mind and totally screw with it. So fun! I used to hide books like The Shining under my bed (I was forbidden to read them) and lay awake at night with my flashlight devouring each page.

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I almost wanted to leave George R.R. Martin off of this list to punish him. But we all know he could care less haha. But seriously.. wtf?! Where is The Winds of Winter?  But regardless of his recent decision to torment us all, his writing is something rare. The amount of depth and world building the he is able to put on paper is insane! Talent is talent and if book series have groupies.. I am one when it comes to Song of Ice and Fire. I binge read these over the course of two months and have been waiting ever since..

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Samoas/caramel Delites: An emotional roller coaster (this cookie was hard so any book that made you feel more than one emotion, strongly. The choice of emotions is up to you).

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The Green Mile by Stephen King. Sorry for being a copy cat here Drew, but this book really messed with my heart and head. I still remember holding this and crying with my daughter running over to me so confused. She was three at the time. I will not elaborate for those who have not read this, but aside from the few moments Martin made me cry during Game of Thrones, this one takes the whole cake. Full blown book tears.

 

Oreos: A book whose cover was better than the story or vice versa, where the story was better than its cover.

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams is a fun and fantastic read, but damn this cover sucks. I cannot imagine how many people have probably passed this one up based on cover. Really it is a crime. Someone else recently mentioned this on their blog (forgive me I forget who, please comment so I can tag you in this portion!) and were spot on. Maybe it is designed to look like an actual guide, but nothing about this works. It does zero justice to the book 😦

Tagalongs/Peanut Butter Patties: A book that wasn’t what you expected (good, bad or just different, interpret how you wish).

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The Vegetarian by Han Kang was a total surprise for me. I understood the book to be about a young woman who was oppressed due to culture and a controlling husband, but never imagined how much deeper this short story ran. I was not prepared for the mental roller-coaster that is reading this title. It is so much more than I could have ever imagined. I really cannot elaborate too much though. This is a book that has to be read and interpreted individually.

 

Snickerdoodles: A book you may never stop rereading/loving.

The Discworld Series by Sir Terry Pratchett! I am not sure where these end, but I can never get enough. Clever, witty and full incredible characters, I will always return ❤ Maybe this is cheating because sadly it has ended with the tragic loss of Mr. Pratchett, but I am not there yet!

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 So there you have it 🙂 I am going to follow the rules for once and tag:

Megan @BookSlayerReads
Zainab @ABibliophile’sObsession
Gretchen @chicnerdreads

23 thoughts on “The Cookie Book Tag

  1. I love that gif so much! Harry Potter was a huge family bonding experience with us, and I am so glad you are melding with the fandom. Resistance is futile. Ha Ha. I have only read King’s It. I have wanted to read The Shining and its sequel. Maybe I can get to them next year. I loved The Green Mile movie. I guess I should read the book. I read The Hobbit the summer before my senior year of high school, but am ashamed to say I have only read it once. I have read The Lord Of the Rings trilogy twice, though. I just started back with the Discworld books reading the Tiffany Aching arc. I had forgotten how much I loved Pratchett. There is no way am am getting to The Game Of Thrones books before I fully retire, so hopefully they will all be out by then, or has he not set an ending point yet? XD

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    1. I have read claims that Martin has already decided how to end Song of Ice and Fire.. we are all desperately waiting for what he claims with be the last two or three books… I am so mad at him! You must dive deeper into King. You will not regret it! And yeah Pratchett rocks. It was so sad when he passed. Such a genius author. I love his humor and wit ❤

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    2. I tried to comment on your most recent post but I am away from the house and apparently my phone and Disqus do not get a long. I absolutely love A Wrinkle in Time! I still keep a copy. This was another one of my early adventures into fantasy. Such a beautiful story 😊

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  2. I have never heard ‘shreds the rad’ but I’m from the cultured UK! 😂🇬🇧

    If GRRM stopped doing rap battles then he’d finish his books! This was bought up on my tag though and there’s supposed to be a rumoured 2017 date but then again this time last year there was a rumoured 2016 release date! 😂 Then, after Winds of Winter we still have to wait for the last book which will probably be another 10 years! 😂

    Great pick choosing The Green Mile, it really is a stunning book.

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  3. I’m so glad there’s tons of Stephen King love here. He is my all time favorite author. I’m always shocked when people tell me they haven’t read one of his books, but yet they’ve read Twilight. What?!?! 😂 I completely agree with you and Drew on The Green Mile. Ugh, that book is so good. I loved the writing. Well, I love the writing in all of his books, but I recall reading his descriptions of one of the characters in that book, thinking how brilliant he really is by his use of certain words. I refuse to read past A Game of Thrones because GRRM hasn’t finished the series. Biggest let down of all authors. What is his problem? He needs to get moving or just let someone from HBO ghost write the end of the books. I hear the middle books aren’t all that great. I guess it’s because it takes him a year to write one chapter. 😂 This reminds me that I also need to do this tag. Who doesn’t love books paired with cookies? Yum!

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    1. Books and cookies are always a win! And King is a mastermind. I have never experienced the way he can literally get into your head with another author. His books can be downright terrifying for that very reason. The man is genius.

      I have heard a few complaints about GRRM’s Feast of Crows, but I enjoyed them all to be honest. I think it starts to feel a bit daunting for some. I cannot remember any part of the series I did not enjoy. I did binge read them under the impression the new book was about to be released. If only I had known then, what I know now *shaking fist*.

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  4. I wish I could still relive the experience of reading Harry Potter for the first time! So magical! Well, I guess I can, because I haven’t finished the series in English, haha! I agree that Martin’s world building is brilliant, but I can’t say the same for his writing style. It did not convince me, and I was unable to finish the first book!

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  5. ‘Shreds the rad’ huh? XD You know I didn’t even know the word rad was a thing until last year. I bet it’s all unhip again and such by now *sighs*. It’s funny how you typed Biblo instead of Bilbo there because it totally makes sense! And GRRM should totally sit at a separate dinner table with the dogs until he has finished his book. I can totally understand writer’s block or things needing time for them to become perfect, but he’s been doing so many projects on the side. Same with Patrick Rothfuss. Just boooo! I totally agree with every cover I’ve seen of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy so far. They all look so kitschy and ugh! I’ve got the same thing with the Discworld series that you have with Harry Potter. I’m just getting started ;).

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    1. Discworld is so fun!!! I cannot recommend them enough. The humor alone makes for such a light and easy read . I totally typed “Biblo” on purpose *nervously winks* haha. Consider GRRM at the seperate kiddy table! Jerk face! I haven’t even gotten into Rothfuss yet..sigh.

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  6. Stephen King’s collection, The Green Mile and Harry Potter and The Hobbit! ❤ Totally feel you. I never started the Discworld series but my mum loved it so I really would like to give it a shot!

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