The Pastry Book Tag.

The Pastry Book Tag.

I was tagged by Shivalika of Whimsy Journals! I love her blog, it’s so pretty!
Thanks for the tag!

1.) Croissant:
Name a popular book or series that everyone (including you) loves.
    

The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins. This was the first Dystopian Series
I’ve read, and I LOVED IT! To be honest, I don’t think I even knew what Dystopian
was until after discovering The Hunger Games. Of course everyone loves it, THE
MOVIES ARE GREAT! I’m gonna be sad when it’s over! 😦

2.) Macaron:
Name a book that was hard to get through but worth it at the end.

Paint It Black by Janet Fitch. I feel like there was a lot going on in this book.
At times I had to stop and take a break. But in the end I loved it. It’s one of my
favorites! 🙂

3.) Vol-au-vent:
Name a book that you thought would be amazing but fell flat.

Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler. This book had a lot of hype, but in the end
it just didn’t cut it. I was disappointed.

4.) Pain au chocolat:
Name a book that you thought would be one thing but turned out to be something else.

Breath My Name by R.A. Nelson. This book took a ridiculous and unexpected turn.
I was done!

5.) Profiterole:
Name a book or series that doesn’t get enough attention.

Lovely, Dark and Deep by Amy McNamara. I don’t even remember how I first came
across this book, but I’m glad that I did. After reading it, I think I’ve only heard ONE
person talk about it. Come on…What are you waiting for? YOU NEED TO READ THIS BOOK! The only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars is because I hate Cal! Sorry not sorry.

6.) Croquembouche:
Name a book or series that’s extremely complex.
    
The Percy Jackson And The Olympians Series by Rick Riordan. I’ve only read
the first book, but I am already loving it.

7.) Napoleon:
Name a movie or TV show based off a book that you liked better than the book itself.

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVED this book, but I loved
the movie even more!

8.) Empanada:
Name a book that was bittersweet.

Drowning Is Inevitable by Shalanda Stanley. The ending broke my heart, but all in all
this was a great book!

9.) Kolompeh:
Name a book or series that takes place somewhere other than your home country:

Let The Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist. This book takes place in Blackeberg, Sweden. I first heard about this book when I watched the American
film version Let Me In Staring Chloe Grace Moretz, I really liked it and decided
to read the book. I LOVED the book! Recently I watched the Swedish version, and
I think I loved it more than the American one..Shhhh!

10.) Pate a Choux:
Name one food from a book or series that you would like to try.
  

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender and Sweethearts by Sara Zarr. Even though the title says LEMON CAKE, the picture looks like a Classic Yellow Cake. Every time I see it, I want a piece of Yellow Cake!  And When I saw the cover of Sweethearts, I wanted sugar cookies. That pink frosting looks good!

Thanks again to Shivalika @ Whimsy Journals for the tag! This was fun!

I Nominate:

  1. Panda’s Books.
  2. Caffeinated College Catastrophe.
  3. Mythrabbitbooks.
  4. The Lit Mermaid.
  5. Rabbitearsblog.

Have Fun!

_giovanna

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11 thoughts on “The Pastry Book Tag.

  1. Whoo! Thanks for the tag! As soon as I saw this tag I was considering doing it anyway so thanks! 🙂 I’ll try get it done on Sunday!
    And Percy Jackson? Complex!? Really? I personally always found it straight forward (other than keeping up with the giants’ names near the end… You’re in for a treat of a ride though for that series! 🙂

    1. I’m talking about the series as a whole. I haven’t read all the books yet but from my knowledge, the books aren’t all about the same thing, but they fit together in the end. Am I wrong? Just because something is straight forward, doesn’t mean it can’t be complex. The story isn’t only about Percy Jackson, there are many different characters with different backgrounds that are also included in the story. Percy Jackson himself is complex, he is the son of a Greek God. That requires so much back story.

      1. Hmm, I grasped the fact that Percy’s the son of Poseidon quite quickly and just accepted it really… Maybe I just haven’t understood it properly yet. It’s similar Harry Potter though – each book is a different episode that links together at the end…
        When you get to HOO , it expands a little I guess though… 😛

      2. Well Obviously Percy Jackson is the son of Poseidon. I also grasped that very quickly. I think everyone knows that before they even start reading the book. That’s not what I’m saying. What I’m saying is, it’s just not like “I am Percy Jackson and I am the son of Poseidon.” THE END. There is actually a lot more going on in general. Think about it, for most of his life Percy did not know who is father was, let alone that he was The God of the Sea. The story also shows Percy having to deal with the fact that he is Poseidon’s son, and all of the responsibility that comes with it. 🙂

    2. I think you may have the term “complex” confused with the word “complicated.” While the definitions are similar, the words are not interchangeable. Difficulty keeping up with the giants’ names is more of a complicated component of the story. The Percy Jackson series may straight forward, but the story itself is very complex. It is made up of many components and as OP said, each character, especially Percy, requires much back story. For example, Annabeth comes off as very crass, guarded and mean spirited. Once you start reading the story, you begin to realize that she is more complex than that, she isn’t just “mean.” People in general are very complex and when writing a story, characters and their traits must be exaggerated in order for the writer to convey clearly who they are. In my opinion, it is impossible for any book to be just “straight forward” because real life people aren’t just “straight forward.” 🙂

  2. I just started reading the Percy Jackson series with my neice and so far we love it. I definitely agree about The Lovely Bones being better as a movie. Great tag! 🙂

  3. Thanks for doing the tag! And your blog is lovely as well. 🙂 For Percy Jackson I would say that after reading the series, I still don’t remember half the names of the characters.
    And I’ve just bought The Lovely Bones recently and I can’t wait to start it! Hopefully I’ll catch the movie after that.

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