A few months ago, I was tagged to do the pancake book tag, but.. I still haven’t gotten to it.
However, the amazing Kat @ Novels and Waffles wasn’t a procrastinator like me and did the book tag. Being the waffle lover that she is, she decided that waffles needed their own tag too, and so.. this book tag was born! I was very lucky to be tagged by the creator herself, along with Marie and Nyx over at Drizzle & Hurricane Books!
I think that most people have done the pancake book tag already, but have yet to do the waffle book tag. Well, I’m the opposite, and I’m gonna do the waffle book tag first! (I promise that I’ll be posting my pancake book tag soon though!)
Kat is an amazing graphic designer with her own design shop, and the graphics she made for her book tag will make you drool. No wonder she won Best Blog Aesthetic in the 2019 Book Blogger Awards! (Which, uhhh, I won the Best New Book Blogger category in, no biggie. No, actually it’s very big and I’m perpetually crying about it. I don’t deserve you guys–thank you so much for all of your support 😭💙 I’ll be crying about it more in my wrap-up–be warned!!)
- Link back to the original creator, Kat @ Novels & Waffles (That’s me, btw)
- Feel free to use any of the waffle graphics in this post, just make sure to credit me (pretty pretty please with lots of maple syrup on top)
- Tag as many people as you want (or don’t want) to. No pressure here, folks 🙂
I HAVEN’T READ THIS BOOK YET, BUT I REALLY WANT TO. I own the edition above, and it’s so pretty, but I haven’t picked it up yet! I’m just really bad at reading classics–like really bad. But Anne of Green Gables is one of the few classics I’m interested in reading, and I answered it for this question just to inform you that if I haven’t gotten to it yet by the of the year, you are legally obligated to scream at me.
I know that Sorcery of Thorns has been getting its fair share of buzz, but I have to add to the hype because guys, I think it’s my favorite book of the year so far. It features a found family of sorts, with the main character Elisabeth coming to live with a powerful sorcerer named Nathaniel, along with Silas, his demon companion. The bond that Elisabeth, Nathaniel and Silas come to share is so wholesome, and thinking about it fills me with joy. Silas isn’t even supposed to have feelings, because he’s a demon, but the fact that he comes to unconditionally care about Elisabeth and Nathaniel anyway makes me want to cry. I would die for Silas, not kidding.
The book series that immediately comes to mind when I think of my childhood is the Ramona Quimby series by Beverly Cleary. It perfectly captures the transition from being a toddler to a pre-teen. Ramona experienced so many situations and thought processes that child me could hardcore relate to in these books. For example, as a kid, Ramona would only color the upper part of the paper blue in drawings, because “the sky is up.” I USED TO DO THAT TOO. RAMONA, LET’S BE DUMB TOGETHER. Also, I have two sisters and we never get along, like Ramona and her sister Beezus!
I’ll be real with you–I don’t remember much about Lazlo’s character, but I do know that he’s sugary sweet. He’s the soft, introverted, loyal, and compassionate librarian (!!!) that us book lovers will inevitably fall in love/have fallen in love with.
I mainly answered him for this question though, because I finally picked up Muse of Nightmares! Are you proud of me?? Finally, after putting it on so many TBRs, I’ve started it. And Laini Taylor’s writing is as lyrical and amazing as ever.
A character death or unfortunate event will generate almost no reaction from me, but if you show me that the things we found joy or sadness in as children are fleeting, that eventually, all of us have to grow up, it’s emo hours for me.
Okay, so I rated Descendant of the Crane two stars–more on why in my wrap-up–but I can still appreciate its originality. It’s a YA fantasy that’s less about a hot love interest, a Chosen One protagonist who can do magic™, or a giant magical battle. Instead, it’s about finding the truth, choosing to uphold the truth even in trying times, and what the truth even is. When I tell you that this book has twists, IT HAS TWISTS–be prepared.
I’m the worst at finishing book series, so I’m not a fan of the fact that authors always continue their finished series. Just let me pat myself on the back and be able to say that I finished your series. Don’t take that away from me!!
Lil’ rant aside, a series I did stick with until the end is the To All the Boys I’ve Loved series. It’s a duology turned trilogy, but surprisingly, I read all three of the books. I’m so glad I did too because this book series is so soft, fluffy and happy. It’s filled with fake dating, baked goods, first love–and did I say soft-ness? One of the first times I came across Asian rep in books was when I read this series, and it was good Asian rep and own voices Asian rep at that. *chef’s kiss* Also, family of three sisters solidarity!
I don’t know if this counts, but almost every book on my TBR is in my phone! I should really transition to a Kindle, but I’m so used to my phone already. And I can’t think of any other bookish accessory that I own (besides a few bookmarks, but I don’t use bookmarks haha), so I guess this goes to my phone by default!
I had so much fun doing this tag! I loved staring at Kat’s graphics while doing it, and I enjoyed screaming about some of my faves with you! I tag:
- Brittany @ Brittany the Book Guru
- Arin @ Tomes of Our Lives
- May @ My 1st Chapter
- Xandra @ Starry Sky Books
- and anyone who wants to do this tag!