Pastry Book Tag

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Thank you Aine (the creator of this tag) for tagging me!

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

The Harry Potter series of course! No surprise there.  I am aware and have met people that actually find the series of overrated and will refuse to read it. However, I’ve known more people who loves the series as much as I do and Harry Potter is such a classic….

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

I am going to go with Shatter Me trilogy by Tahereh Mafi. This had a lot to do with the first book because I was unimpressed since there was so much hype. I didn’t like Shatter Me as much and it took me a while to warm up to Juliette, the main character. Nonetheless, as I continued the reading the rest of the books in the trilogy, I ended up loving it.

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

Matched by Ally Condie. When I first read the premise of the first book I was so intrigued. The plot sounded so promising; however, as I read the book it ended up being a snoozefest.  The pacing was so slow–too slow for my liking, the characters were “bland”, and it was so hard to sympathize or click with the main character. I thought that Ms. Condie had such a promising storyline, but the execution just really fell flat. I am not sure if I want to continue the series.

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

The Sun Also Rises

The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

This book just didn’t go the way I expected it to. Maybe I am the only one, but this book had no plot and I had no idea in what direction Mr. Hemingway was going with the story. This is what I got out of this story– A group of WWI vets living in Paris and they spend their time drinking, and drinking, and then drinking some more. They are all in love with the same woman, who is not in love with them, so they all drink, drink, and then drink some more to forget their problems. They travel around Spain, watch some bull fighting and drink, drink, and drink some more. Honestly I was so excited to read this book, but it only ended up being a disappointment because I just didn’t understand the point of it all.

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

The Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater

This is a four part series with the finale coming in September. Compared to other popular series out there, I believe The Raven Cycle doesn’t get as much recognition. I will admit that this series is probably more character driven so for those who are looking for a more action packed book then this one may not be for you. I think that Ms. Stiefvater has crafted some of the most interesting and multi-dimensional characters, making it an enjoyable read. The story is rather slow-paced but if you have the patience and read through it, you’ll definitely want more.  On another note I really can’t wait fo The Raven King, the last book in the series!  Ahhh too much excitement!!!

Croquembouche: Name a book or series that’s extremely complex.

A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin

Okay I actually haven’t read the books (only watched the series), so technically my answer may not count.  But you have to admit, George R.R. Martin has created a series with intricate plot lines and a number of sub-plots. When I was watching, it took me a while to figure out what in the world was going on and how everyone is connected to each other–heck it was even difficult to keep up with all the characters’ names!

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

Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar

I personally didn’t like the series. All the characters were unlikeable in the books and the story didn’t do much for me. The TV series was much better–and my favorite couple in the show Chuck and Blair didn’t even date in the books. The TV show didn’t really follow the books, but I know for sure that if I had the choice to marathon the books or the show, I would choose the latter.

Empanada: Name a book that was bittersweet.

One of my favorite classic children literature. It was bittersweet for me because of the ending. The ending is really up for interpretation–whether he died or not after getting bitten by the snake. I choose to be optimistic and that he lived.

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

Ruby Red trilogy by Kerstin Gier

The series’ setting takes place in London, England. The series involves time travelling though it’s really more about the romance–entertaining nonetheless, minus the main character being a lovesick teenager.

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

Okay I’m going to cheat on this one, but I would love to try all the foods from The Harry Potter series. I don’t even really have a sweet tooth but I would want to try Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans, Cauldron Cakes, Chocoballs, and Honeydukes’ various chocolates.

I TAG:

Claire @Art and Soul
Charley @Books and Bakes
and anyone who wants to do the tag!
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22 thoughts on “Pastry Book Tag

  1. This is such a cute tag and it has gotten me really hungry for pastries! 😁
    I’ve read the first book in A Song of Ice and Fire, and I read it before I knew of the hype. It really is extremely complex. Half the time I wasn’t sure what was going on!
    I love the Gossip Girl TV show with all my heart. I have some of the books but I tried reading the first and didn’t get into it. Chuck and Blair are my OTP!
    xoxo

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    1. Haha you should definitely do the tag. I know the whole time I was typing my answers I wanted eat all the pastries mentioned.

      The Gossip Girl books weren’t good in my opinion and the characters I didn’t like at all. Their TV versions are much better and there is actually a Chuck and Blair relationship whereas in the books it was the love triangle b/w Serena, Nate, and Blair…if I recall correctly.

      And yes to Chuck and Blair being an OTP, as well. They are the highlight of the whole entire TV series for me. ❤

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  2. Ooh this is such a cool tag! I think I might try it out some time. Ha ha, you know how I feel on Matched! I definitely agree, it fell flat for me too. I did manage to finish the series though, and although it got a tad better in the end, it wasn’t enough. :/ Great choices! ❤

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    1. Yes Matched was just….uggh I don’t even know how to describe it.

      Thank you. 🙂

      And yes you should definitely do this tag if you want to since I am officially tagging you. 🙂

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  3. I’ve heard so many good things about The Raven cycle; I might have to put it on my TBR..I just wasn’t sure if I would like it based on the summary
    Matched fell flat for me too :/ It just felt like all those dystopian copy cats after The Hunger Games..

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    1. I had that similar feeling while reading Matched. But honestly that book was just so boring.

      You should definitely give The Raven Cycle series a read. Hopefully when you do eventually get the chance, you may like it as well. 🙂

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  4. Such a fun tag! Harry Potter is, and always will be, the greatest thing ever. I’m glad you enjoyed the sequels to Shatter Me since your review for the first one was much like mine. I might yet give that series another shot.

    Also, I’m so sorry to do this but The Raven King’s release date got pushed back, and it won’t be releasing until early Feb 2016! 😦 😦 😦

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    1. Thank you! You should definitely the tag if you want to since I officially tag you. And yes to giving Shatter Me another chance if you have the time. 😉

      Oh my gosh noooooooo! I haven’t checked the release date lately and it’s so unfortunate that I found out now. Darn it! Next year is too long of a wait. :/

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        1. No it’s totally fine. Gosh I still can’t believe it got pushed back till next year.

          Man September was so close. We definitely would be able to find everyone’s fate but no we have to wait for another few more months. *sighs*

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  5. I have the first book in The Raven Boys series, but haven’t read it yet. I think you just convinced me to do so. Great post! 🙂 I personally liked the Matched trilogy, but then again I read it when I was really young and have changed a lot since then. I also have Shatter Me, but haven’t picked it up yet, either. This looks like an awesome tag (or maybe it was just your post… forgive my cheesiness), and keep up the good work!
    -Nikki

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    1. You should read it, or better yet wait for the final book to be released and marathon the series! 😉 Shatter Me was great from personal opinion so I’d recommend it.

      HAHA thank you. 😀 you should definitely do the tag if it interests you!

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      1. That’s a great idea! I think I’m gonna’ do that. 🙂 I’ve been meaning to read Shatter Me forever, but… I don’t know. Ya’ know? 🙂 I’ll have to talk to Amy about it. And one last smiley face: 🙂 🙂 Or two. 🙂 I’m insane. 🙂
        -Nikki 🙂

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  6. I have read Raven Cycle’s series first book but it didn’t interested me much but I’ve seen so many readers had loved it.There more hates than Likes for Matched by Ally Condie which made me kick it out from my TBR list.Shatter me trilogy is totally worth it and it’s one of my favorite trilogy too.Great Answers BTW! 😀

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    1. Aww it’s okay. I know The Raven Cycle series is not everyone’s cup of tea. The story moves at a slow pace so I don’t blame people for putting it down. I actually DNFed the first time, but I gave it another chance and once the plot kicked in, I knew I wanted to read the rest. Matched was just too boring. Going in two hundred pages and nothing was happening—it was a sign that this book was not going to get any better for me. And yes Shatter Me was just fantastic mostly the last two books though…ahaha

      Thank You! 😀

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    1. Thank you and thank you again for the tag.

      It does! I thought it was quite underrated for a series. I mean it’s not as action packed but the premise is quite refreshing for a fantasy and paranormal type of book..well for me personally anyways.

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