The Cookie Book Tag!
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.
- 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’.
- 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).
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).
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.
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 😦
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.
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..
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).
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.
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).
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!
So there you have it 🙂 I am going to follow the rules for once and tag: