Of Cookies And Books - A Very Tasty Tag


July 14, 2017


   Hey, all! Been awhile since I did a post that didn't have to deal with the Silmarillion Awards, huh? (last day to vote for your favorite character, by the way!) xD

   But I'm here today to talk to all of you about the beautiful books that I've been reading lately! The wonderful Mary from Sunshine And Scribblings tagged me for 'A Cookie Book Tag' - and since it's incredibly hard for me to pick favorites when it comes to books, I decided that the books I can use as answers for this tag must be books that I read in the past month or so. So you guys also get a peek at what I've been reading lately! (and I just bought a good load of books recently, so maybe I should do a book haul vlog and show you those, too? We shall see ;))  


   - Chocolate Chip - A Book That Never Gets Old -


   Oh, wow - I've read SO MANY books that I'm certain will never get old. But I'd have to say that most of Diana Wynne Jones' books refuse to get old. Especially House Of Many Ways (and Howl's Moving Castle, but since I didn't read that this month, I can't technically include it). And I've kind of started the tradition of reading House Of Many Ways outside on or near the 4th of July, so reading it will probably always remind me of the sound and smell of fireworks, and the feeling of warm ground underneath my feet. Lots of fun <3

   - Dutch Snowballs - A Book That Gave You An Unexpected Surprise - 


   A good surprise or a bad surprise? There's been tons of books that have thrown curveballs that have me making strange shrieking noises and wanting to throw the book at the wall because HOW COULD THE AUTHOR BE SO CRUEL - and then there's the same amount of book that make me want to leap around the house whilst making strange happy shrieking noises because HOW COULD THE AUTHOR BE SO CLEVER?

   Let's go with the 'clever' surprise for now xD. I'm picking The False Prince - which I just finished a couple of days ago. Actually, Mary answered this question when she did the tag with this same book, and that's why I read it! xD Good gracious, this book was so incredible. I didn't expect it to be that wonderful! I loved the main character, and the 'unexpected surprise' was SO CLEVER.     

   - Molasses - A Book With A Character That Gets Into A Sticky Situation - 


   ... don't all characters get into sticky situations? What's the point of a book if the characters aren't all in a sticky situation? That would be slightly boring xD

   The main character in The Maze Runner - Thomas - comes into the story without any memory of who he is, and he's thrust into a rough, dangerous world that he has to try and survive in. And solve. If that isn't sticky, I don't know what is. So I guess The Maze Runner wins for having the character that gets into the stickiest situation. 

   - Oreo - A Book Dealing With Light And Darkness - 



   I just finished reading this book and OH MY.  I (finally) picked it up when I saw the prologue for the second book in the series - Unraveling - on Shantelle's book blog. and I NEEDED IT. So I scrambled over to my library and grabbed Unblemished as fast as I could. And, sorry to say, I almost decided to put it down and be done with it roughly before the halfway point. But for some reason (probably because I didn't currently have any other new books to read) I kept going. And GOOD GRACIOUS, I am incredibly, incredibly happy that I did! Right past the halfway point was when it finally clicked with me, and then I couldn't put it down! I'd rave more (because you spec. fiction lovers need this book in your lives), but I'll wait for my monthly recap for that xD. 

   - Sugar - A Book With A Sugary Sweet Villain - 


   Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix. No doubts. Umbridge is one of the worst villains in fiction. I hated her so much that this is probably the book that I've come closest to chucking at the wall. Umbridge is a bad piece of work, okay? My word, Umbridge is definitely one of the villains that I hate the most. She's as sugary, sickly-sweet as you can get, and yet she's so evil. Blech.  

   - Monster - A Book That Confused Your Emotions - 
  

   The Warden And The Wolf King, no doubt about it. I could have answered almost ALL of the other questions with this book, but it seemed to fit pretty good right about here. I tried to pick a book that smashed my emotions together and then boiled them slowly on the front burner and then stuck them in the oven to cook for awhile and then RETURNED THEM TO ME INSIDE OF A PIE. Thus, I did not know what to do, and was very confused.
   That was this book.
   Oh, my gracious - I had to lay in a small ball on the couch and wonder what on earth to do with myself after finishing this book. I've read a ton of books that do that to me, and this was one of the best of them. I love books that confuse me emotions, if you can't tell xD.     

   - Peanut Butter - A Book With A Nutty Character - 



   Heartless! It's a retelling of The Queen Of Hearts from Alice In Wonderland, for crying out loud! Everyone is nutty. I don't think I could even pick one character that's the most nutty - they're all just so quirky and fun! But I guess that's what you get when someone throws a bunch of re-told Wonderland characters together xD.

   I tag ... anyone who's eaten a cookie during July! (and if you haven't eaten a cookie during July, then that's SAD xD) And pop on over to Mary's take on the Cookie Book Tag, because I omitted one of the questions, mostly because I've never read a book that's made me laugh out loud (again, SAD xD)!

   Also, if I managed to pile any of these books onto your TBR ... I'm probably not sorry xD.

~ Savannah Grace

   What's a book that you've read with an clever-and-unexpected surprise? Should I do a book haul vlog? 

32 comments :

  1. I might do this tag! And yes you should do a book haul blog XD The wording on what WatWK did to your feels... my word. So accurate. I'm so glad you liked it.

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    1. *whispers* do it xD. I'd love to see your take on the tag! And YES, WatWK - I'm going to buy it and put it on a glorious place on honor on my bookshelf as soon as possible! :D

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  2. Great blog!

    I followed your blog, and I would sincerely appreciate it if you checked out my book reviews blog at https://elsbookreviews.blogspot.ca/ and possibly give it a follow as well! Excited to read more of your posts!

    - El

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    1. Thank you so much, El! <3 You have a book review blog? That's so cool, I'll check it out as soon as I have time!

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  3. Yes, The False Prince! THAT PLOT TWIST. It shocked me greatly. And Sage. Is. The. Best. His sense of humor is incredible.

    I haven't eaten a single cookie this month. It's so sad! :D

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    1. SAGE, YES. Oh my goodness, he might be one of my favorite main characters ever. He's got this awesome dry sarcasm, and it's just too funny xD. I've only read The False Prince, but I'm SO excited to read the other two in the series! Have you?

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    2. Yes, and The Runaway King is even better, in my opinion!!! And The Shadow Throne is going to tear at your heartstrings. Probably. Because it tore at mine XD SO MANY AMAZING THINGS HAPPEN IN THE NEXT BOOKS. You. Are going. To love them.

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    3. OH MY GOODNESS, now I'm even MORE excited to read them! I just picked them up from the library, so I shall read them SOON!

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  4. THE FALSE PRINCE IS SO GREAT YESS. *fangirls* That book is seriously one of my all time favorites lol. (Could you tell?) Everything about the book was so clever. Yes.

    I'm actually currently reading The Warden and the Wolf King. I'm really enjoying it so far, but I'm kinda nervous about the ending because... So many different things could happen. *cries* I just want them all to be happy!!

    Umbridge. UGH. That's all.

    You've never read a book that's made you laugh out loud?? It takes a lot for me to laugh out loud too, but one that DID make me laugh out loud was In Between by Jenny B. Jones!! You should read it. It's hilarious.

    Great post! I got excited when I saw that it was a COOKIE book tag, so I might have to do it eventually myself. *grins*

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    1. Isn't it just?! I was so happy with that plot twist - I needed another clever book to add to my bookshelf! :D Have you read the whole series?

      *glances at your second paragraph* *zips lips* I'm not spilling a thing! :D (you'll have to tell me what you think when you finish it!)

      I've only read one Jenny B. Jones books, but it was quite good! I'll have to see if my library has Between - thanks for the recommendation!

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    2. That plot twist is probably my favorite one I've ever read!! (Or at least in the top three lol) I have read the whole series! I personally really enjoyed the sequels, especially the second one. Have you read the sequels yet?

      Ahahah! Well, I finished it. I... wasn't expecting that ending, even though looking back I feel like the author was preparing us for it throughout the whole series. Not gonna lie, I definitely teared up! SO GOOD. Also, the characters in that series are some of my new favorites. (Except Gnag, of course. But Nia is completely awesome.)

      You're welcome! I love her books lol.

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    3. Nope, not yet - but I JUST picked them up from the library, so I will be reading them soon! I'm so excited :D.

      GOOD, BUT SAD. I still can't believe it actually happened D;. But, despite the fact that it was SAD, the author pulled it off really well. And doesn't it have the best characters? I love that series so much <3.

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  5. HEARTLESS YES. All of the characters are EXTREMELY nutty. But I still love them, haha! :D

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    1. They're all mad there - and all the best characters are! :D

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  6. Cookies and books! This is literally the best tag ever!

    House of Many Ways is the PERFECT fun summer read. It seems like I tend to want to read those books in the summer myself... They just have a summer-y feel somehow.

    I have been wanting to read Unblemished for a while. APPARENTLY I REALLY NEED TO. o.o

    "I tried to pick a book that smashed my emotions together and then boiled them slowly on the front burner and then stuck them in the oven to cook for awhile and then RETURNED THEM TO ME INSIDE OF A PIE." SAVANNAH!!! XDDDD This made me LOSE IT. Like...I laughed so hard at the "returned them to me inside of a pie". Hahahaha! Oh my word. XDDD (But I totally adore books that confuse my emotions toooo! We bookworms are so weird...)

    The characters from Heartless are DEFINITELY nutty. You couldn't have chosen a better book. XD

    Should you do a book haul vlog? Um...YESSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE your vlogs and I love books so...I NEED DIS. *puppy dog eyes*

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    1. HoMW was super high on my to-read list for Summer - I LOVE reading it around 4th of July, it's so much fun! (I need to read more DWJ books, I LOVE her writing <3)

      DO IT, DO IT. The author (Sara Ella) has a unique writing style, which made the book that much better! :D

      EEP - I may or may not have grinned like a lunatic when you said you lost it! And anyone who ISN'T a bookdragon would think we're insane, wanting to find books that make a shriek and curl into small balls of broken feels xD.

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  7. Ha, well, I actually ate a cookie yesterday for the first time in months xD I'm booked with blog tours into August though, so I won't be able to do the tag, but I LOVED reading yours here! (and yeah...my TBR is going to smother me xD).

    Actually, one of the ARC books I have just gave me a major surprise. Have you heard of The Blood Race, from Kate at The Goodness Revolt? There was this twist I read this morning...and yeah. I was shocked xD

    AWESOME TAG.

    audrey caylin

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    1. Ooh, blog tours? Then I'll definitely be stalking your blog during August! And OH MY, I didn't know that Kate had written a book! When does it release? I NEEDS IT xD.

      Thank you, friend!

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  8. Oh my goodness I haven't been around here in FOREVER! *hides face in shame* And don't worry... I've enjoyed cake batter chocolate chip cookies this month. =)

    A book with a clever and unexpected surprise..... Probably Wonderland Creek by Lynn Austin. So. Good. And I SO did not see it coming! And yes DO A BOOK HAUL VLOG!!!!

    Micaiah @ Notebooks and Novels

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    1. MICAIAH! *hugs* That's okay, I know you were busy ;). And OH MY, cake batter chocolate chip sounds AMAZING <3 <3.

      Wonderland Creek? The name rings a bell - I'll have to check it out! Thanks, friend!

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  9. Yes! Oh my gosh, I DETESTED Umbridge, she is the worst. O.O

    xoxo Abigail Lennah | ups & downs

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    1. I don't like thinking about her - Blech xD.

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  10. Fun post!! I'm sure you had a blast doing this tag! ;)
    Jaidyn Elise<3

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    1. Thanks, Jaidyn! I most certainly did ;).

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  11. Considering I just baked a batch of Snickerdoodles (and ate five in one sitting...) I will consider myself tagged! But it's always fun learning about new books (or seeing ones you've read and love!!).

    But a book haul vlog sounds so cool!!

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    1. Five?? Good gracious - but I bet they tasted good, I love Snickerdoodles. I'm glad you enjoyed this, Julian!

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  12. I'm so excited to finish Heartless!! I feel like it's going to be a very fun book. :D

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    1. You'll have to tell me what you think when you're done with it, Evangeline!

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  13. more books to put on hold at the library! I have seventeen books already on hold.....
    I just finished "Heartless" and I absolutely loved it! I'm not a fan of "Alice in Wonderland" but this book was awesome.
    Ah, Harry Potter! YES, Umbridge is awful. In my opinion, she's worse then Voldemort. And yes, I would have thrown the book at the wall, but it was a nice hardcover copy that cost a fair amount, so I didn't. haha :)
    a book that made me laugh out loud? hmm, definitely Harry Potter! :) Probably Order of the Phoenix, but they all have made me laugh at least once.

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    1. SEVENTEEN? Good gracious, you'll certainly have a lot of reading to do xD. And I agree about Heartless! I seriously need to find more "Alice" retellings now ...

      I never could decide who was worse, Umbridge or Voldemort. I hate them both *shudders*. And YES, there's so many more books I would want to throw at a wall, except ... well, that would RUIN them. And it would be sad xD.

      Thanks for reading, Allison!

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