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:
- Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site
- Devour dim sum and answer the tag questions
- Tag five others to join your round table for some dim sum fun
- 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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.