Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Cake Flavored Book Tag

Alexa tagged me in this post a long while back. Guess I've been really bad at getting to this one ;p 

1. Chocolate Cake (a dark book you absolutely love) 
Well, truth be told I love dark chocolate. 85-95% is best. Milk chocolate is fake and for children. Haha.

But I did read a 1300 page biography about Adolf Hitler once. And his Mein Kampf. Some people might think that dark.

And I did absolutely love reading them.

Don't judge me... I'm obsessed with weird historical stuff ;D

2. Vanilla Cake (a light read) 
A light read for me is a Nancy Drew book :D I own about seventy of the old Nancy Drew's.

3. Red Velvet (a book that gave you mixed emotions) 
Katherine Paterson's Jacob Have I loved. And then I found out there was a movie! Wow... but the movie ended up being dull compared to the book.

This is one of my favorite authors. Usually all of her books leave me feeling something. Hope. Awe. Etc... but this was mixed. It just dealt with some heavy topics in a rather strange way... and then ended so differently than I would have expected.

It was beautifully complex and simple all at once. And a roller coaster for emotions. When I first finished reading the book I hated it. But now that I understand it better, I like it a little more. It was worth reading.

Read a review here
4. Cheesecake (a book you would recommend to anyone) 
I mean, how can you recommend a book to everyone? People are each different, with various tastes, beliefs, lives. There isn't one book-suits-all... except the Bible.

Can I get away with saying Bible here? lol.

I guess I will add this wonderful book, just in case.

The Button Girl made me so happy... it surprised me and grabbed me and made me like love once more. A clean fantasy, decent romance.

5. Coffee Cake (a book you started but didn’t finish) 
Not finishing a book would literally drive me insane. Because I'm not a quitter. Lol. Sometimes things take me REALLY LONG! Like it took a few years to read Homer's Odyssey because I kept putting it away when so I could travel. But I did finish it...

I'll go with a series.

You see, I read the first two Princess Diaries books... and then stopped. And here's why.

IT WAS HORRIBLE. To be polite, it was silly and a waste of time.

It was also what you might consider trash YA. I don't know why it took me two books to realize this, but it did. Once it hit, though, I burned them and vowed to read no more of the series.

I still love the movie, though :D

6. Carrot Cake (a book with great writing) 

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The most beautiful book I ever read was the Red Butterfly.

This book was written very well, and uniquely. Not a topic that would have captivated me... yet I was drawn into the story and prose, that I read it all in almost one sitting.

Here's a review I did of it.

7. Tiramisu (a book that left you wanting more) 
Let's go with a series again.

Anne of Green Gables.

When I was thirteen I traded a set of towels I hand embroidered for a beautiful box set of Anne of Green Gables. I devoured those books in a single week, and then felt so sad there were only eight books.

But I discovered the author wrote other books, and through that I discovered her three book set, Emily of New Moon. Those books finally satisfied what I needed :)

You all should really read the Emily books!!! By L. M. Montgomery.

8. Cupcakes (a series with 4+ books) 

I'm really excited about a box set of books I bought, the Giver Quartet. I watched the Giver and loved it so much I found the book.

The book blew my mind away... never had I saw color quite in that way before. It was a beautiful book.

And then I stumbled across Gathering Blue. Giver had a sequel? No, it had three??? So when I won this contest I decided to spend my money wisely. I bought a beautiful box set.

9. Fruit Cake (a book that wasn’t what you anticipated) 
One day, a friend handed me two large books by this author I just had to read.
It was during a season I had little time to read.
One of the books was nearly 1300 pages long!!!

"I don't think I'll have time to read them," I answered.

"That's OK. Just take the time you need, and get them back to me when you can."

I had both read in less than a month!

They were Steelheart and The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson. This was all August 2016. Since then I have read several more of his books.

They may look thick and daunting, but they are glorious reads full of mind blowing plot joys :D And amazing characters.

Turns out that the first book I have ever pre-ordered is book the The Way of Kings' sequel, Oathbringer (third book in the Stormlight Archive).

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10. Lamington (favorite Australian book)
What kind of question is this? I mean, I don't live in Australia. Australian fiction isn't popular where I live.

Besides the cheap Australian family films.

And Steve the Crocodile Hunter.

I really liked that guy.

I'd love to go to Australia some day and meet all the poisonous animals, and maybe learn about their books :D

Sorry, no book for this last one ;/ Maybe some of you have an answer for me? What is your favorite Australian book?

 I tag Erudessa, Ivie, and Gray Marie.

Have you read any of these books? What would be some of your answers? Also, I have one last confessions. I don't really like cake. I'm more of a pie lover, myself ;p 

A couple other things of note: I just had the honor of guestposting on Kara's blog! I talked about reading, how I've always loved reading, why I took a break from reading for awhile, and finally why I now force myself to read. 

The giveaway I posted a couple weeks ago is still live for another week, so do try to enter that if you'd like to! Or send a card to Dr Wetselaar. He would so love that and be encouraged.

The other thing is my story page has been updated. So if you want to read some of my fiction but don't know where to start, go there ;) 

And that is all! Have a great week everyone!  


  1. Awesome tag. I will add this to my ever growing list. XD

    1. Thanks! Haha, no kidding. Tags can be fun... but always work. I find anymore I post my tags a good couple months after receiving the tag πŸ˜±πŸ˜‚

  2. Gosh, this made me hungry. XD

    Thank you for tagging me!

    Wait, you burned them?! Wow, I know those books were trash (the movies are way better), but you burned them?!?! That's e d g y. XD

    1. Food is worth being hungry for... Just you can have all my cake ;)

      Well, it actually started with a worse book. I had read a fictional biography on Louisa May Alcott. And it was horrid. They made her into this selfish woman who did something VERY bad and didn't even feel any remorse. I felt the book was blasphemy against L. M. Alcott's name. So I burned it. The Princess Diary books joined in on the fun ;p

  3. Hmm, I'm not overly fond of cake, but I might be somewhat persuaded with this tag. Very fun!

    Like Gray, I was shocked that you burned books, but it's probably because I've never considered that a means of getting rid of a trashy book. It is Biblical, though, so I'm not entirely opposed to it.

    Great post!

    1. Haha! It was the best way I had of getting rid of them as we used to burn most of our trash.

  4. I might be the type to burn books...however, my family has a long history with fire, and so doing anything with orange flame can quickly escalate into....complete and utter chaos. So I avoid burning things to avoid yet another mishap. (I should write a post on some of the greatest fire events...)

    I didn't realize The Giver had other books until recently. I read The Giver probably 5-6 years ago, and it was probably my first dystopian book, and so I didn't really understand it. Now I'm wondering if I should re-read and maybe check out the movie or the other books.

    But I used to love the Anne series (and the others by the same author). Rainbow Valley is my absolute favorite!

    1. I want to read your post on fires! You have me so intrigued 😁

      The movie is how I found out about the Giver. Then I accidentally stumbled across the sequel at a bookstore.

      I’ve read a lot of her books, too. All great stories full of strong characters

  5. THE GIVER SEQUELS!!!! <3 I don't love Messenger, but the other two...ooh! *huggles books*

    Yeah, it took me FOUR Princess Diaries books to realize that they were kind of trashy...whoops. I have much better taste now. I didn't burn them, since I'd gotten them from the library...I still need to watch the movie though. XD

    1. What??? Messenger was probably actually my favorite (or Son). It has such a surprising, sad ending. But it was beautiful, too.

      TBH I should have known the series was bad after the first book. But that series does draw one in, yes? Why I burned them :D Haha, "I burned your books." Library, "You what!?" The first movie is great and nothing at all like the books. The second movie is weird. Let me know what you think when you watch it!

  6. I haven't read any of these books except the first in the Giver quartet. And the Bible. And I definitely plan to read some Brandon Sanderson books this year.

    And that jab at milk chocolate. Heeeck, no. Chocolate ain't worth eating when it has that much cocoa. Tastes so bitter *cries* Okay, so I'm diabetic so I'd barely eat chocolate but stiiiiill.

    1. Ah, so many of these books (the good ones) are worth reading! I'd love to hear what you think of Brandon Sanderson. I always have so many mixed feelings while reading his books, but end up loving them by the time I finish them ;0

      Haha! I used to like milk chocolate... but as I got older I've developed a love for the bitter ;D

  7. You don't love cake???? Haha, actually, I find that understandable. I like cake and all, but I've only had a few that I felt were absolutely AMAZING.

    Ooh, I love dark chocolate!!! Haven't had any that bitter though, lol

    Thanks for doing the tag!!! Great answers! I enjoyed The Giver movie too!


    1. I HAVE had a couple cakes I like ;D Bitter chocolate was something that sorta just happened to keturahskorner after I was 18 πŸ˜‚ And THANK YOU for tagging me. Was fun 😁

  8. My sister's favorite movie is The Princess Diaries, but I started reading them once and I just had to stop. I've never burned books, but I have thrown them across the room and stomped on them...

    How cool that you own so many Nancy Drew books! I only own eight of them, but I have read about twenty five. I wish I could read more!

    1. Haha, that makes quite a mental image, throwing and stomping ;D A great way to show you don't respect that book ;D

      They are such fun reads! It is neat, thanks :) hopefully you can find more to read :)


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