The Dim Sum Book Tag

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Hello humans and robots. I have potentially the oddest book tag today for you – I mean I love Dim Sum but the Dim Sum book tag? But I am so excited to fill this out and nominate some wonderful bloggers.

On that note I would like to say thank you to Floriane at Flowless Books for nominating me – she has a wonderful blog which I’ve recently been reading the posts of and I think you should too. So, what are the rules you ask?

 


Here are some rules to devour this tag:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site
  2. Devour dim sum and answer the tag questions
  3. Tag five others to join your round table for some dim sum fun
  4. Food coma

 


TEA : A BOOK THAT STARTED OFF HOT BUT TURNED COLD QUICKLY

Hmmm, I’m going to go with Transmission by Hari Kunzru. It started reaaaaly well but the ending was just a little rushed – it felt almost as though the author got a little bored and decided to wrap it up which didn’t quite work.

CHIU CHOW DUMPLING: A BOOK THAT FEATURES ELEMENTS OF LAND AND SEA

Maybe an odd choice but recently I’ve been sorting out my book suitcase and I found this beauty which I had completely forgotten about. However it fits rather perfectly for a book that features elements of the land and the sea.

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RICE NOODLE ROLL: A FAVOURITE MULTI-LAYERED CHARACTER OF YOURS (EG. TRAITS? SKILLS? MORALLY AMBIGUOUS?)

I’m currently reading Will Schwaller’s The End of Your Life Book Club and I think both the main characters – Will and his mother Mary Anne have so many traits and feelings that are constantly interwoven throughout the tale. It’s a beautiful relationship and both characters are mesmerising.

SHRIMP DUMPLING: A BOOK WITH A TRANSPARENT BLURB THAT GIVES THE STORY AWAY

I recently read ‘Once Gone, by Blake Pierce’ and although I really, really enjoyed it I thought the blurb just gave too much away. Although the book did bring in themes it was a little told out in the blurb – so much that in my review there was very little to explain to the reader that hadn’t already been said.

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STEAMED BBQ PORK BUNS: A BOOK THAT IS FLUFFY ON THE OUTSIDE BUT PACKS A PUNCH OF FLAVOUR (EG. MESSAGE? DEPTH? CONTROVERSY?)

When I saw this book alllllll over the bookish-blogosphere I thought it was a really sweet tale but, it’s really thoughtful and definitely made me think. Also if you’re ever bored just search this on Goodreads and lose a couple of hours reading the comments (totally worth it.)

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CHICKEN FEET: A BOOK WITH DIVIDED OPINIONS

I’ve picked this because I recently reviewed this and me and T for the first time in quite a while disagreed with each other on how good this was. I adored it and he just thought it was a bit meh.

LOTUS-WRAPPED STICKY RICE: A BOOK YOU’VE RECEIVED/GIVEN THAT WAS NICELY PACKAGED

Although I receive a lot of books to review most of them are E-books so I don’t reaaaaaly receive nicely packaged things. This book however came with lots of lovely little things including stickers, a feather and some quotes which were all packaged up with the book – t’was really lovely.

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EGG CUSTARD TART: A BOOK THAT USES SIMPLE INGREDIENTS AND CLICHES BUT EXECUTES IT PERFECTLY

I’m going to go with Dispatches from the Dating Zone by K T Valentine. It’s a little like your normal stereotypical romance but it’s just a really good one where you kind of know what’s going to happen but you’re not angry about it.

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MANGO PUDDING WITH EVAPORATED MILK: ANY BOOK RECOMMENDATION + BEVERAGE/SNACK THAT’S A WINNING COMBINATION

Murakami is just beautiful – and the perfect combination for that is a aero hot chocolate and some minstrels for a double chocolate whammy.

FRIED SESAME BALLS: A BOOK COVER WITH EMBOSSED TEXT/DESIGN YOU JUST LOVE TO RUN YOUR FINGERS OVER

You can’t tell from this image but the cover of this is embossed and a velvet material too and it is just GORGEOUS. T and I have discussed having a special book shelf for our most prized books and this one will definitely be on there.

DIM SUM STEAM CART: THE TYPE OF CARRYING BAG YOU USE TO BRING BOOKS AROUND

I tend to carry my books in whatever bag I’m using at the time I don’t really have a designated book bag but I do have a Penguin Books bag which I adore, so imma going to go with that.

aaaaaaand that concludes the end of the tag. I now tag anyone that wants to complete the tag because I recently wrote an award post and used allllll my favourite blogs for that. If you do complete it though, please link back so I can see all your wonderful answers.

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