I was tagged by Trisha @ The Bookgasm to do The Pastry Book Tag which of course led me straight to browsing pastry pictures. Yummy!
Let’s get to it.
CROISSANT: Name a popular book or series that everyone (including you) loves
Percy Jackson and The Olympians by Rick Riordan.
The default answer is Harry Potter, but if I’m being honest, I love PJO series no less than I love HP. People keep telling Riordan to stop already, but if he decides to write another 100 books set in PJO world, I would devour all of them.
Macarons: Name a book that was hard to get through but worth it in the end
The Well of Ascension (Mistborn #2) by Brandon Sanderson.
I took my sweet time reading The Well of Ascension. Nearly every time Vin paused, I wanted to pause. Don’t let me deter you from reading it. It is a good book, just so painfully slow, at least in the beginning. Once the pace has picked up, chaos ensued and I couldn’t stop reading it.
VOL-AU-VENT: Name a book that you thought will be amazing but fell flat
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard.
I had high hopes, but within the first few chapters I just knew it wasn’t working for me. The latter part of the book is better than the first half and almost redeem it, but not quite.
PAIN-AU-CHOCOLAT: Name a book that you though would be one thing but turned out to be something else
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell.
I thought Carry On is a fantasy book, and in a way it is. But it’s not a fantasy book per se. It’s a romance book set in fantasy world. There’s enough world-building, but the emphasis of Carry On was not in the magic world itself, it is on the relationship between people. You can read my review here.
PROFITEROLE: Name a book or series that doesn’t get enough attention
Unwind by Neal Shusterman.
I know it’s a bestselling novel, but I still think the book didn’t get enough recognition for what it’s trying to achieve. This is a Public Service Announcement to ask everyone in the world to read Unwind.
CROQUEMBOUCHE: Name a book or series that’s completely complex.
The Name of The Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.
I was going to put The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson, but since I talked about that book too much already, I’m choosing The Name of The Wind. The Name of The Wind is the first book of The Kingkiller Chronicle and it tells a story of Kvothe, from his childhood, his time in the university, and his many adventures. I’m going to post a complete review some time in the future, but for now let’s just say that the magic system in this book made my head hurts.
NAPOLEON: Name a movie or TV show based off a book that you liked better than the book itself.
Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.
Don’t get me wrong. I LIKE the book a lot. The movie, though, I LOVE. With ALL CAPS. Since Chbosky also directed the movie, so I hope he doesn’t mind. I don’t know what it is about the movie version, but I’m guessing it’s Ezra Miller with a sprinkle of Logan Lerman and Emma Watson.
EMPANADA: Name a book that was bittersweet
Micro by Michael Crichton and Richard Preston.
Crichton received a lot of criticism throughout his career, but I am a big fan of his writing. The fact that he always conduct thorough research for his book, no matter how implausible his theory turns out to be scientifically, appealed to me. Micro is his last book and he didn’t even get to finish it (it was completed by Preston). I put off reading it for as long as I could because I was scared it would not be as good as his previous books and because it was the last ever Crichton book I am going to get. Fortunately, Richard Preston did a great job finishing Crichton’s last legacy. The last Michael Crichton’s book was satisfying, but bittersweet indeed.
KOLOMPEH: Name a book or series that takes place somewhere other than your own country
The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith.
I could pick almost any book, but I decided to go with Cormoran Strike novel by Robert Galbraith, specifically The Cuckoo’s Calling. It took place in London, and although there are many books set in London, there’s something remarkably British about this book. After all, it’s a detective story about the death of a supermodel, so culture, environment, and people play big role in the book.
PATE-A-CHOUX: Name a food from a book or series that you would like to try
I grew up reading The Famous Five series, and these kids eat a lot! They ate tons of buttered bread that made me hungry all the time. Also lemonade. And bacon.
Spread The Love (of Food)
I tag these lovely bloggers:
Grace @ Quirky and Peculiar
Ashleigh @ A Frolic Through Fiction
Jacqueline @ bluejaybooks
Dee @ Under The Midnight Sky
P.S. It’s okay if you don’t want to do it. It’s no big deal. 😀
That’s it for today!
I’ll be honest. I spent more time looking at pictures than actually typing this post. I hope you enjoy it!
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