by - July 22, 2017

So Mary over at Sunshine and Scribblings was a dear and tagged me for the delicious-looking Cookie Book Tag!

Basically, there's supposed to be eight kinds of cookies, and you pick a book that matches each prompt. It will be fun! It will be beautiful! And you will enjoy it immensely!

Here goes:

Chocolate Chip // A book that never gets old

I actually just did a post on how much I love the Wingfeather Saga, but out of all four books in that series, this one is my abiding favorite. It's dangerous, it's heart-wrenching, it's a beautiful story where family is tested and tried and comes out stronger than ever... it's just the greatest, in my opinion, of the four books in the series. Warden and the Wolf King, the fourth one, is pretty great too, but this one... I'll never be able to get over how much I love it.

Dutch Snowballs // A book that gave you an unexpected surprise

Help. I mean... isn't that the point of all plot twists? No? *grumbles, goes off to check Goodreads* 

I think as plot twists go, we'll go with Heartless... 
I mean, I definitely suspected it was coming, but still... bleck. Sorry to all those who liked this one... I really didn't. Ugh. 

But as for a book I didn't think I'd like but ended up loving like crazy:
When I started it, I was basically falling asleep (not to mention my dad was at the hospital and they weren't exactly sure what was wrong with him, so... yeah) and I couldn't focus on it at ALL. It started out so BORING. But then the pace picked up (I love court dramas) and it just got so good. Four stars was the final verdict on this one. 

Molasses // A book with a character that gets in a sticky situation 

As Mary said... couldn't that be just about any book? 

I'm going to go with... 

Poor Katniss. She basically redefines the term "sticky situation." Ick. If this isn't a trial, I don't know what is. 

Oreo // A book dealing with the light and the darkness

Just so y'all know: this is my favorite kind of book. 
I re-read this one a couple of days ago. I REGRET NOTHING. 

Also the Hunger Games (duh), Lord of the Rings (which is a strong contender for my favorite fantasy series of all time), and quite a few other books I've read in my life. I don't remember them all at the moment.

Sugar // A book with a sugary sweet villain
The best kind.

Two of my favorite books! Whoever would have guessed???

Monster // A book that confused your emotions

But there are so many of them!!!!
Several of the above books confused me so much: Heartless, Moonblood, Wingfeathers... But the two strongest contenders for this category are:

Obviously, Mockingjay confused me in a bad way and the Girl who Could See confused me in a good way. Someone help. I'm still reeling over the endings of these two.

Snickerdoodle // A book that made you laugh

Too many?

The banter in this one was just the best, especially between Eanrin and the others. Because you know. Eanrin is just the best as banter goes. It wasn't a funny book, but the dialogue was so snappy and funny that you just can't help yourself. 

And this one gets me EVERY SINGLE TIME I READ IT. I think I've read it something like four times now? And yet I still laugh, every time. Someone help. 

Peanut Butter // A book with a nutty character
Can I just say the heroine of this book? Winter? She's... something else. I love her so much. 

And of course, Howl's Moving Castle, mentioned above. All the characters in that kind of border on insane. It's beautiful. Honestly, I think I could probably put all of Dianna Wynn Jones's books down for this one. 

I tag:
Blue (I don't remember your URL, sorry :P)
and Audrey

No obligation to do the tag, of course, but if you want to and I didn't tag you... please, feel free!

What did you think of my answers? Did you enjoy this tag? Are you hungry now? Chat with me in the comments!

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  1. Someone else asked if I wanted to be tagged in this. I didn't understand the tag, so I declined. I think I got the hang of it now. I'll do it. Thank you for tagging me. I hope I've read enough books to do this. Just kidding, I've read a bunch of books. Its game time. :)

    I wanted to read Heartless, but its part of a series, right? The library didn't have all the books in. I did get quite the haul, though. I'll be talking about it soon. I'll probably do the tag after I finish this round of library books since two I've seen roaming around the bloggersphere. (Is that a word? Idk, but I'm a writer, I make words.)

    God bless you! :)

    1. Haha, I can't wait to read your answers!

      There is one Heartless that's part of the Tales of Goldstone Wood, but this one is a stand-alone. You might be thinking of the Lunar Chronicles by the same author :) (And I could be wrong, but I think the word is blogosphere?)


    2. It is blogosphere. I just decided I'd invent a word, because hey, why not? ;)

      Oh, ok. Then I might have to check it out. I was trying to find the Lunar Chronicles, which they don't really have. I'll have to check out heartless when we go back. I only checked out five books and I already had to eliminate three because of content. *sighs* You just can't find wholesome books these days.

    3. These ones don't have much content if I'm remembering correctly. I hate bad content and avoid it as much as possible. (#RebelliousReading)

    4. Me, too. Avoid The Girl at Midnight. It has some LGBT stuff in it. I'm not trying to be judge-y, but that just makes me uncomfortable. Also, I tried reading Illuminae and I just don't like the format of it. Now I'm reading a book that's okay. It's mostly fluff, but its clean so far. I'll do a review on it when I get to the end. Its called Matched.

    5. It makes me uncomfortable, too. :/ It's kind of hard to find stuff that doesn't include it at this point. I had to put Illuminae down too, mostly because of the language. I've heard of Matched. I've heard it's kind of young, but that it's decent.

  2. I love Howl's Moving Castle!!!!! I, too, also cannot read it without laughing! It is a great book!

    Mmm...cookies! Don't mind if I take these delicious recommendations!

  3. I LOVE THIS TAG. I mean, books AND cookies. It's the best!

    You named soooo many of my favorite books! The Hunger Games trilogy, HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE (<333333333333), The Tales of Goldstone Wood books, Winter. Just...YES.

    I wasn't the biggest fan of Heartless either. It just wasn't nearly as good as I had hoped it'd be. I didn't hate it just...not my fave.

    I'd DEFINITELY say Katniss got in some of the stickiest situations I've ever read about. Poor girl.

    My favorite storylines are light vs. darkness tooooo! Pretty much all my books have that theme. I just can't seem to help myself.

    Oh my goodness, the banter in Dragonwitch was GOLDEN. Eanrin was something else in that one. XD

    Thank you so much for the tag!!! I'm honored! :D I really need to do it sometime.

    1. I know! Such a genius idea for whoever invented it (Shantelle, maybe?)

      Those are such wonderful books, I'm so glad you like them!

      I know. I had such sky-high expectations after the Lunar Chronicles were so good, but then Heartless... failed to live up to them. I'm a little nervous about Renegades... but excited too :)

      Poor Katniss :( I still need to see those movies sometime...

      They're just so good, though. People complain about "shades of gray" and "people aren't caricatures" and all that, but... I just love stories of good vs. evil/light vs. darkness too much. Being raised on Narnia and Lord of the Rings definitely does that to you.

      Eanrin was in his element. Poor Mouse and Alistair; I laughed so hard reading that one.

      Yeah! I can't wait to read your answers!

  4. I like this one... I have a long list of tags, but I think I'll do this sometime! :)

    1. Great! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

  5. Oh awesome, another fun tag!!! I'll stick this one in with my other two for a nice big tag post at some point...


  6. I want to read the Tales of Goldstone Wood books SO BAD. And yesssss, Winter is so wonderfully weird. And weirdly wonderful XD

    1. She is the best, isn't she? I like Cress the most of all the Goldstone Wood heroines, but Winter's pretty high on the list.

  7. I really do want cookies now. Oh, you like Diana Wynne Jones isn't she brilliant. Howl's Moving Castle is my favorite book.

    1. She's a genius. Her stories are so mind-bending and awesome.

  8. The Tales of Goldstone Wood are just SO. GOOD. I have yet to read DragonWitch, but I love me some Eanrin banter, lemme tell ya. ;)

    1. You better get to that one, then! It's got the BEST Eanrin banter of ever. You need that in your life.

  9. Cookies and books- what a beautiful combination!..and yes, I'm hungry now...
    I've only read six of the books mentioned here, but I think they have been well chosen.
    Thanks for the tag- I'm looking forward to this one!

    1. What's your url? If you don't mind, I'd like to see when you do the tag. :)

    2. Oh, sorry 'bout that! Here:

  10. I like your answers, Elaikie. Now I know your book obsessions. Unfortunately though I have only read the Hunger Games? Don't worry though I'm working on The Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness...just that it is audio and I don't have so much time for audiobooks. Oh I did read Winter also. I chose that book for the "nutty character" one too when I did this tag. And I can get the first of the Goldstone Woods books on ebook from Overdrive but idk no matter how much hype I've seen the books just never really grabbed my interest?!?

    See you around!

    1. Honestly? Goldstone Wood never grabbed me either from the descriptions. It was only after I'd started reading them that I became obsessed. So... yeah. :P

  11. I love this tag! So much fun. Any change to combine food and writing! And I enjoyed reading your answers.

  12. Oh, I'm so thrilled you did the tag! Isn't this one fun?? Like, how could you not want to do it? IT'S BOOKS AND COOKIES. (Aka the only things that matter in life...besides LotR. ;D)

    I realllllllly need to read The Girl Who Could See! (Dat cover though. o.o) It's been on my radar for a while, and it looks amazing.

    HOWL'S MOVING CASTLEEEEE. *screams into the sunset* That book is one of my FAVORITEST OF FAVORITES. I love it so much, and it totally has lots of nutty characters in it. *nods*

    Thanks so much for doing the tag! I really loved reading all your answers. :D

    1. Yes. Books and Cookies and LotR and I will be a happy woman.

      It's so beautiful. I just ordered a paper copy for the cover alone XD Can't wait for that to get here in a couple days!

      IT'S SO GOOD THO. I love Howl and Sophie and I love Calcifer and Howl and Michael and Howl and just... ooh. I can't go into how much I love Howl and Sophie (and I ship them SO MUCH.)

      Yeah! Thanks for tagging me!

  13. I'm really excited to see what plot twist is in Heartless (currently reading it). Hmm, I have a few guesses, but also, how does one guess things of this nature terribly accurately?

    1. Don't try. You'll find out soon enough. *tries to look cryptic*

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    1. What?

      *proceeds to die laughing because of inside joke you will never understand*

  15. I LIKE MAYONNAISE ......................... *whispers* I like mayonnaise .....

  16. Ditto on the mayo thing

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    1. Lol, it was kind of a dare to say it.
      Are you from the dare, or do you really like mayo?
      Because if you really like mayo, then I am sorry. I actually prefer miracle whip, but mayo isn't bad. :)

    2. Can't speak for the second person, but I'm here from M.K's blog. I do like Mayo though

    3. Okay, then. I like mayo if its in potato salad. :D



  19. Tbh, I don't really like mayonnaise, but I like dares! XD

    1. Well, y'all are making this one of the most-viewed posts on this blog, so thanks!

      Who dared you?

  20. Mayonnaise is the most fun word to say. ;D


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