I missed posting yesterday because I’m an idiot who frequently forgets what day it is, so here have Tag Thursday… on Friday. The fact it’s a Bank Holiday over here next Monday is throwing me all out of whack, please don’t question it and just go along with it. Ok? Ok! So today I bring you The Coffee Book Tag. I saw this this morning over on Kelly’s Rambles blog and though I’m not tagged I still wanted to join in because as I type I’m sipping on a freshly made cappuccino and I can’t get enough of it. (It helps that my workplace has a fancy af coffee machine that’s A+ 10/10 would recommend!)
1. Black Americano: A book that’s hard to get into but has hardcore fans.
I think it’s widely accepted that a lot of fantasy is hard to get into but, once you’re in, you’re in – I’m looking at you Brandon Sanderson, Patrick Rothfuss, and George R.R. Martin. However, I’d say, for me, what epitomises “hard to get into” and “hardcore fans” is probably Sarah J. Maas’ books. The ‘Throne of Glass’ series now has so many books that the fact I’ve only made it through the first two means I’ve fell behind, and, at the rate at which she churns them out, I’m unlikely to catch up. Do I want to anymore? I’m not sure- I’ve DNFed Heir of Fire on two separate occasions so, yes, maybe they’re a little hard for me to get into and stay into?
2. Peppermint Mocha: A book that gets more popular around Winter.
Without a doubt Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. It’s a classic so you can feel accomplished for reading a classic but it’s also quite short so is less commitment than trying to read another Dickens like, I don’t know, Bleak House or The Pickwick Papers. Plus it’s seasonal so a lot of people host readalongs of it, or do buddy reads, during the holiday season. I wouldn’t say it’s the cheeriest of reads over Christmas but it sure is timely.
3. Hot Chocolate: Your favourite children’s book.
When I was a child my favourite books were The Worst Witch, Matilda, and a picture book called Lucy’s Quarrel. (I did a whole post about the childhood books that made me the reader I am today – it’s here, if you’re interested!) To list them all here would be redundant, I think, because I loved A LOT of books.