Tea & Coffee Book Tag

So I was looking for tags the other day and came across this one from Lizzy on mylittlebookblog, and I think it’s great! It was posted as a coffee tag but I drink more tea than coffee, so I’m calling it the tea and coffee book tag (the hot beverage book tag doesn’t quite have the right ring to it, I guess). So here we go!

Black: A series that’s tough to get into but has hardcore fans

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Starting off a tag by admitting I haven’t read LOTR might not be the best idea, but I’ve just always been so intimidated by it! Both the size of the books and the fandom, I guess. *ducks to avoid tomatoes*

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Peppermint Mocha: A book that gets more popular during the winter or a festive time of year

In keeping with the next question, Eloise at Christmastime was one
of my favourite Christmas films as a kid, and I still watch it every year with my family, but I’ve never actually read the book! I will have to remedy that this year.

 

Hot Chocolate: A favourite children’s book

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One of my favourites is the Junie B. Jones series, which had somewhere around 25+ books. I shared a deep connection with the protagonist, who was as weird a child as I was, and said things like “All of my friends shouted and cheered. Then they hugged me very happy. And they threw confetti on my head. Only not May. May threw a small potato. That was uncalled for, I believe.” (Junie B. Jones One-Man Band) Basically a 6-year-old me.

Double Shot of Espresso: A book that kept you on the edge of your seat from parablesowerpgstart to finish

Parable of the Sower was a book I had to read for my Science Fiction class last year, and I had absolutely no expectations going into it. Octavia E. Butler quickly became one of my favourite authors, though, because I couldn’t stop reading it! She was known for combining genres, and somehow Parable contains environmental issues, morality, a fictional religion (called ‘Earthseed’ that describes my belief system better than any real religion), economic and class struggles, dystopia, unconventional family structures, complex characters, and more all in one.

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The Hipster Coffee Shop: A book by an indie author (a shout out)

Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) was written by a Canadian author (yes, my shout out is shameless CanLit promotion, surprise surprise) and it’s actually a play, but I read it in book-form for a class (again, surprise surprise) a few years back. It’s part satire of academia, and part that student in your Shakespeare class that asks the questions everyone wants to ask but is too afraid will make them sound dumb. Also, it’s only 88 pages, so definitely worth the read!

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Oops! I accidentally got decaf: A book you were expecting more from

Slaughterhouse-Five was recommended to me by a good friend, and she branded it as one of her favourite books, so I was excited to read it. I started out not knowing much about the plot, just that it was famous and written by Vonnegut. And I mean, I liked it. I just still don’t know if I got it, because I didn’t flip the last page and feel like my life was changed or anything. And I know that with the amount of acclaim it’s accumulated over the years, a lot of people did feel like that, and I just kind of feel like I’m missing out on something.

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The Perfect Blend: Name a book or series that was both bitter and sweet, but ultimately satisfying

Somehow, I’m not sure I’ll ever know how, I made it through two years of being an English major without coming across any spoilers for Of Mice and Men. So when I finally read it, my heart was properly broken. It’s one of those books that you know has to work out the way it does, but of course knowing that doesn’t make it hurt any less.

 

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ACOTAR and ACOMAF are literally everywhere. It’s weird including books I haven’t actually read in these tags. And I wanted to read it, because I’ve heard so many good things about it, but I’m really not into anything with erotica in it, so that put me off enough that I don’t really mind being quietly out of the loop.

Update: I’ve been assured by Lilly (who’s read it) that there isn’t erotica in this book, so maybe I’ll give it a go! (I guess you can’t trust all reviews!)

 

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Green Tea: Name a book or series that is quietly
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The Truth About Stories is Thomas King’s narrative about narrative, from how we tell creation stories to personal stories, with the Native experience as its focal point. Reading this reminded me of why I love stories, both hearing them and telling them. Thomas King’s voice has this way of being quiet but strong, in a way that makes it impossible to challenge what he’s claiming to be true.

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Chai Tea: Name a book or series that makes you dream of far off places

The world of The Night Circus is one that has such potential to exist, so it’s so much more difficult to give up on the unreality of it. When I read it a few years ago, I literally knit a red scarf and wished for Le Cirque des Rêves to suddenly appear in one of the fields that skirt my small town. It’s the kind of book that makes you dream of being a part of something bigger than yourself.

Earl Grey: Name your favourite classic6a0133f2f53db3970b0148c67f0deb970c-320wi

One of my favourite classics is Great Expectations. Some people hate the way Dickens writes, all meandering and over-wordy, but I absolutely love it.

 

 

 

I tag everyone who loves coffee and/or tea and wants to partake! Happy Tuesday everyone!

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15 thoughts on “Tea & Coffee Book Tag

    1. Well I was going to buy it and then I read a review that said it was basically ‘softcore erotica’ and another that described it as a ‘raging passion, and sex-drenched menace’… I haven’t read it so I can’t testify to this, but that’s what I’ve heard? Which, I mean, there’s nothing wrong with! It’s just not what I’m looking for in a book :/

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      1. No, I know what you mean. Nothing wrong with it if you’re info that shit. I was wondering because I actually bought the book a few weeks ago and don’t like erotica either. At all *pulls up nose*. Well, guess I’ll find out when I get to reading it one day! 😄 I’ll get back to you with how bad it is then!

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      2. I absolutely feel the same! But one of the other commenters actually said it doesn’t have any erotica in it (after I posted my reply to you) so yeah. But definitely let me know if you like it! It’d be nice to know what all the hype’s about 😄

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  1. Great Post! as some who has read ACOTAR, I can assure you there is no erotica LOL. I think ACOMAF (book 2) is a bit more steamy but def still not erotica. I love that you knit a red scarf in hopes that Le Cirque des Rêves would arrive 🙂

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    1. Oh gosh! Thanks for telling me! I guess I shouldn’t believe everything I read on the internet, lol! I’ll have to update the post. And thanks 😊 Unfortunately in spite of my best efforts, I remain in reality 🙄

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