The Cookie Book Tag:
I was tagged by Lilly over at Lair Of Books for the cookie book tag, if you don’t already then after reading this tag hop on over and visit her blog as it’s well worth your time. Also, sorry Lilly but that gif is awesome so I had to steal it from your own tag! 🙂
As written in the hallowed rules, found just below, the creator of this tag is Nicole from Sorry, I’m Booked.
- In addition to linking back to the person who tagged you, it would be awesome if you link back to Nicole’s original post!
- Pick a book that corresponds to the cookie’s ‘theme’.
- Tag 1 to 3 people.
Right, so for those of you unaware I’m from the UK and while we have cookies, there always seems to be a debate between the UK and the US on biscuits/cookies. So, to show my patriotic side I welcome you to the Biscuit Tag:
Chocolate Chip: A classic book that you love or really enjoyed (Interpret classic how you want, it can be a classic written 100 years ago or 20 years ago).
- Dracula by Bram Stoker.
- I Am Legend by Richard Matheson.
Both of these are stunning books and certainly ‘true classics’ that deserve to be read!
I read Dracula in 2012 after I got my first Kindle, the classics are free and it gave me the chance to read some of them. I’d always thought Dracula was cool ever since seeing the 1992 film Bram Stoker’s Dracula with Gary Oldman and Keanu Reeves but had never gotten around to reading the book, I know, it’s shameful isn’t it, however the Kindle changed that and I’m so glad it did as this is definitely a worthy classic that everyone should read. It’s free people, no excuse, here are the links to download it: Amazon UK / Amazon US.
I am Legend, now a lot of you may not have read the book but will have seen or heard of the Will Smith film. The film, isn’t bad and is watchable but…….the book is a lot better, a true classic, released in 1954 – yes, it’s that old, the same year as my mother’s birth actually! Some aspects of the book do come across as dated, mainly the technology but it’s refreshing to read a book set before all modern technology appeared and doesn’t detract from the story at all. Quite a few things were changed in the Will Smith film so even if you didn’t enjoy that I would recommend that you give the book a go, it’s well worth your time.
Thin Mints: A fandom that you really want to ‘join’ and/or a hyped-up book you want to read (your source(s) of a book being hyped can be from anywhere).
I’m not really one for fandom’s but I’m going with The Winds of Winter by George R.R. Martin – A Song of Ice and Fire Book 6. Alas, there isn’t even a cover for it yet! Fans have been awaiting it’s release for ages now and the release date still doesn’t seem to be on the horizon, 2017? 2018? Who knows? By the sounds of it not even George himself seems to know, unless it’s all a ruse and dastardly ploy and the book will actually have a surprise release in the near future? Doubtful, but you never know!
IF the lack of a cover disappointed you then here’s the J.R.R. Tolkien v George R.R. Martin rap battle! It’s freaking awesome and is well funny!!!!!!! – when I checked the video was working, if it isn’t now then blame wordpress!
Shortbread: An author you can’t get enough of.
Every book that Lawrence has written has been a quality read and he is an author that seems to get better and better with each book!
Samoas/caramel Delites: An emotional roller coaster (this cookie was hard so any book that made you feel more than one emotion, strongly. The choice of emotions is up to you).
The Green Mile by Stephen King:
A book that takes you through a range of emotions and is a truly stunning read and yet another masterpiece by Mr King. The film with Tom Hanks is great but the book is even better, again, it’s a book that everyone should read in my humble opinion.
Oreos: A book whose cover was better than the story or vice versa, where the story was better than its cover.
Forsaken Skies by D. Nolan Clark.
A really smart and quality looking cover with the various different hues of blue but alas, the book failed to live up to the cover and was an utter disappointment. A far more detailed reasoning behind my displeasure with the book can be found in my review !!HERE!!
Tagalongs/Peanut Butter Patties: A book that wasn’t what you expected (good, bad or just different, interpret how you wish).
All You Need Is Kill By Hiroshi Sakurazaka.
This is the book that inspired the Tom Cruise film Live Die Repeat: Edge Of Tomorrow. While both the book and film share some basic concepts they are actually very different and in their own right are both good. I went into this thinking that it would be just like the film and when it wasn’t it really surprised me but in a good way as I got a completely different experience to watching the movie.
Snickerdoodles: A book you may never stop rereading/loving.
Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb:
Anyone who read my post: Top 10 Fantasy Trilogies you should read! Will know of my love for Robin Hobb, she is an amazing fantasy author who has created one of the best ever fantasy characters in Mr Misery himself FitzChivalry Farseer and also one of the best ever world in the Six Duchies. This is the first book in The Farseer Trilogy and as such introduces us to Fitz for the very first time starting us on his journey and our journey with him. Most definitely a book that I will be rereading in the future and a book that I always recommend and won’t stop loving.
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