Thanks to enthrallingdimple for tagging me to do The Burrito Bowl Book Tag (AGES AGO!!). I have never eaten a burrito but, even so, this tag has made me really hungry.
I’m going to try to not think about food, and think about the books instead.
RICE: THE FOUNDATION – “The book that got you into reading (or book blogging)”
I have always loved reading. However, it is only in the last few years that I have read the large quantity of books that I do. And that I can attribute to The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I remember reading it around Christmastime (I can’t even remember how many years ago now) and being completely obsessed. From there I researched as many YA dystopian books I could, and so my reading obsession began!
BEANS: THE FILLER – “A book with a whole lot of nothing happening”
The Selection by Kiera Cass. To me, this book was so boring because it felt like nothing happened. The plot didn’t seem to go anywhere. And when things did happen, they just seemed insubstantial or inconsistent with previous parts of the story. It’s one of the very few series I gave up on after book 1!
PROTEIN: THE BUILDING BLOCK – “A book quote to live by”
I feel I should choose a really deep quote here, but instead I am going to use the one that I have on my bookstagram and goodreads bio, because it explains me and my life very well…
“I can survive well enough on my own – if given the proper reading material.”
– Throne of Glass, Sarah J. Maas
FAJITAS: THE CRUNCH OF TEXTURE – “A book with immaculate worldbuilding”
I feel like The Lord of The Rings is an obvious choice here. Despite how hard I find these books to read, the world is so intricate, developed and unique. Reading the books, you really feel like you have been taken out of this world, and into Middle Earth. And that’s what I read for.
SALSA: THE DANCE OF FLAVOUR – “A book that kept you on your toes”
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. I read this book in two or three sittings (which was a big chunk of time to devote given that I was also revising for exams at the time!) and was completely hooked. There are so many plot twists and shocking revelations, that I just could not put it down, and kept being surprised and shocked throughout the story.
CORN: THE EXPLOSION OF SWEETNESS – “A memorable scene involving friendship/romance”
Any scene in Heir of Fire involving the friendship between Rowan and Aelin. In fact, I love all of their scenes in Queen of Shadows too. Just give me a book of Rowan and Aelin scenes and I will be a happy person!
CHEESE: THE BOND OF CALCIUM – “Two characters from different books you wish could be friends”
I have said this before, but I think Nikolai (from the Grisha trilogy) and Carswell Thorne (from the Lunar Chronicles) would be a hilarious duo. I think they both have a similar sense of humour, and they would be bouncing jokes off each other all day long.
SOUR CREAM: THE TANGY TOPPER – “The quirkiest character you’ve ever read (protagonist or supporting)”
I think Lola is a very quirky character. I mean, you don’t get too many 17 year old girls wearing wigs and sparkly gold false eyelashes to school nowadays do you? At least, at my school we didn’t!
GUACAMOLE: THE COST OF CREAMINESS – “A book you paid too much for (based on utility experienced)”
Generally, I don’t pay lots for a single book. I buy the paperback version most of the time, so that saves money against the hardback. Unless I know it is something I will love, or it is so beautiful that even if I don’t like it, I would like looking at it (which I am ashamed to say has happened a few times in the past), I won’t pay for a very expensive book. So fortunately, this hasn’t really happened to me.
LETTUCE: THE HANDFUL OF CRISPNESS – “A refreshing concept/theme in a book”
The Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson has new and refreshing concepts/themes galore! I loved that in the first book, the relationship between the two main characters was not a romantic one (something very common in stories with two main characters). I like that sort of romance (if done well) but it was nice to read the father-daughter-type relationship that evolved instead. And obviously the fascinating and extremely unique magic system, of which I’ve read nothing like before.
CHIPS: LE PIÈCE DE RÉSISTANCE – “A must-read recommendation if you like [this book/genre—you decide!]”
FANTASY: I would recommend Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder. I would recommend it to everyone (as it is my favourite book) but I think that as it is not too heavy on the fantasy and magic side, it is a great start for someone who hasn’t read much fantasy, but wants to get into the genre. It was the book that got me into fantasy!
TABASCO: THE KICK TO THE FACE – “Your favourite fight/action sequence”
That scene in Queen of Shadows when Aelin and Manon first meet! That is brilliant!
(If you have already done the tag, please ignore! I’m so behind on my tags that I don’t know who has done what tag by now!)