It’s Friddddaaay *cheers* which means not only is it the weekend, but I have another book tag for you which is always a brilliant way to round off the week. I’ve been nominated for quite a few bookish awards in the past weeks but due to my utter adoration of the GBBO, I thought that the Pastry Book Tag was a little fitting for today’s posting. This tag was devised by Áine at ‘writing on a vintage typewriter’ which you should get have a wander through because it’s a lovely little blog. But first, pour yourself a cup of tea, grab a hob-nob and settle down for some bookish/cakey answers.
Croissant: Name a popular book or series that everyone (including you) loves.
The Harry Potter series by J K Rowling
It has to be really doesn’t it?
Macaron: Name a book that was hard to get through but worth it at the end.
Odd choice for this one but,
The Summer of Secrets by Sarah Jasmon
When writing books that move between time periods, they need to be spelled out to the reader so we don’t end up wondering where they are. This book did that and it took me a chapter or two to work out where I was. Although I found this book difficult to connect to I was glad to finish this.
Vol-au-vent: Name a book that you thought would be amazing but fell flat
Rachel’s Holiday by Marian Keyes
So I didn’t think this book would be amazing but I thought it would be an enjoyable and easy read. Turned out to be pretty horrible and tiresome.
Pain au chocolat: Name a book that you thought would be one thing but turned out to be something else.
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath.
Although I didn’t know what to expect when reading this, what I did read wasn’t what I was expecting. Saying that, this was a book I really enjoyed and found intriguing to read. I recommended this to T to read and he thought it was something very different from what he tends to read. Thumbs up all round I would say.
Profiterole: Name a book or series that doesn’t get enough attention.
Pearshaped and Leftovers by Stella Newman
I adored both of these books and am yet to read the newest (but I’m sure I’ll really enjoy reading it.) I just don’t see these books darting around the ‘bloggersphere’ all too often and they are brilliant comforting, homey reads.
Croquembouche: Name a book or series that’s extremely complex.
Wolfhall by Hilary Mantel
I really struggled with this book and it was such a disappointment. I always think if a book needs a character list at the beginning you’ve got a pinch too many. I read a good chunk of this book but gave up before I got half way. I need to try again because I thought her book ‘An experiment in Love’ was brilliant.
Napoleon: Name a movie or TV show based off a book that you liked better than the book itself.
This one is so difficult but I pick
50 Shades of Grey by E L James
Both were pretty awful but this trumped the book by a mile.
Empanada: Name a book that was bittersweet.
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
This book was so sad but the tale was wonderfully and honestly told and the ending is just bittersweet through and through.
Kolompeh: Name a book or series that takes place somewhere other than your home country:
Madrid Metro by Abigail Kloss-Aycardi
This book is quite obviously set in Spain. It’s a short and sweet read which you can see my review of here.
Pate a Choux: Name one food from a book or series that you would like to try.
I think a foaming tankard of Butterbeer would do me nicely. TYVM.
I thought this tag was really special; no wishy-washy questions it’s a change from writing ten facts about yourself. There’s not that much to know about me. Brilliant tag, I now pass the cake onto Nicole at Sorry I’m Booked to complete said tag. *Cheers*