Sunday, March 4, 2018

Cake Flavored Book Tag

Soooooo....I was tagged by my friend Keturah ages ago (I think it's actually only been a month) and I just remembered it.  Oops, my bad.  Anyway, here we go.

1. Chocolate Cake (a Dark Book you absolutely love).
Well that's a new one.  Ummmm......define dark.  Are we talking "deals with graphic horrible things in the world"?  I think that's what it means, so I'll go with:
Death Be Not Proud - Suzannah Rowntree

It's a very interesting story, a Snow White retelling actually, set in New Zealand in the early 1900's telling the tale of a cabaret singer who is mistaken for a young woman who was murdered years before.  Of course, since the bad guys think Ruby is the girl, they come after her and she is almost murdered.  It was much darker then I usually read, definitely not my normal cup of tea, but I loved it.  I recently included it in my Fairytale Post.

2. Vanilla Cake (a Light Read).
Oooooo!!  This one is easy!
Chip, of the Flying U by B.M. Bower

This is the book I turn to when I need a good laugh but something that doesn't take much brain power (and it takes even less now that I've read it like five times or more).
The cowboys of the Flying U Ranch believe there are only two types of women.
A) "There’s the Sweet Young Things, that faint away at sight of a six-shooter, and squawk and catch at your arm if they see a garter snake, and blush if you happen to catch their eye suddenly, and cry if you don’t take off your hat every time you see them a mile off.”
B) The Wild Kind.  "She’ll buy her some spurs and try to rope and cut out and help brand. Maybe she’ll wear double-barreled skirts and ride a man’s saddle and smoke cigarettes. She’ll try to go the men one better in everything, and wind up by making a darn fool of herself. Either kind’s bad enough.”
But which ever one she is, they all believe their boss's sister is an Old Maid Doctor with 3 chins and 2 stomachs and will make their lives miserable with doses and potions and bossing.  Ehehehehehehe.  Then in waltzes the Little Doctor, a 5 ft. something maverick with brown hair, blue eyes (I think), lots of spunk and sass, and those poor boys don't know what hit them.  It's absolutely hilarious.  You can find it HERE and either download it (it's free in the public domain) or read it online.  You'll love it. 

3. Red Velvet (a book that gave you Mixed Emotions).
Ummmmm........  Oh I know!  
The Royal Ranger by John Flanagan

While I loved seeing grown up Will with an apprentice of his own and even who he had for an apprentice......I HATE IT!!!!  John Flanagan is cruel and mean and HORRIBLE to do that to us!!!  IT WAS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO WROOOOOOONNNNGGGG!!!!  And that's all I can say without spoiling it for those who haven't read it.  For those who have a wish to commiserate with me, DON'T give spoilers in the comments!

4. Cheesecake (a book you would Recommend to Anyone).
Oh this is superb.  Not only is Cheesecake my favorite cake but THE BOOK I would recommend to anyone is like my favorite book ever.  Okay, that's not quite true, but it's a totally amazing story, it's a re-telling of my favorite fairytale and it's my favorite re-telling of said fairytale (and y'all probably could have figured out the last part without me saying it!).  Anyway.....
Beauty and the Beast by K.M. Shea

I won't sigh and swoon over it anymore (though I definitely could!), y'all can just hop right over to HERE to read about it if you want to know more.  I would recommend this book to anyone and I do recommend it to EVERYONE.  At first I was going to answer this question with Lord of the Rings, but I wouldn't recommend that to certain ages.  B&tB however is okay for all ages.

5. Coffee Cake (a book you Did Not Finish).
I accidentally skipped over this question the first time.  Oops.
The Warden by Anthony Trollope

I started this book one time when I was sick and couldn't sleep.  I think I got half a chapter in before putting it down and I haven't picked it up since.  That was at least 3 years ago.

6. Carrot Cake (a book with Great Writing).
It took a bit of pondering to come up with an answer for this.
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

This book was very unique and absolutely mind blowingly amazing.  Like WOWO!!!

7. Tiramisu (a book that left you Wanting More).
Well besides every single one of my older sister's stories...  Seriously, every time I read one of hers I WANT MORE!!  But today we'll go with one of her bestfriend's books.
Paper Crowns by Mirriam Neal

I NEED MORE!!!!!  This book is awesome and I know some stuff about book two and I WANT IT!!!!!  And I just sounded like a 2-year-old.

8. Cupcakes (a series with 4+ Books).
Ummmmm...crumpadoodles, that series only has 3 books.  Rats.  Okay, I found one.
The Squire's Tales by Gerald Morris

I don't know how many books are in this series, but I know it's a lot more then 4!  It is an Arthurian re-telling focusing mainly on the exploits of Terence, squire to Sir Gawaine.  They are a lot of fun, though I wouldn't recommend them to anyone under 16.

9. Fruit Cake (a book that wasn't What You Anticipated).
This is a rather easy one.  Hangs head and mumbles,
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

*glares at Mel for snickering and giving me an 'I told you so' look*
I procrastinated for 3 years about reading this book.  I did enjoy it.

10. Lamington (favorite Australian Book).
I'm going to use a series for this one.
Ranger's Apprentice by John Flanagan

Or more accurately, the first eleven books in the Ranger's Apprentice series.  *scowls at Mr. Flanagan again*  IT.  WAS.  WRONG.  And stupid.  And dumb.  AND IDIOTIC!!!!  *pounds fists on desk*  WHY DID YOU DO IT?!?!?!?!

*takes deep breath*
*sits back*
*returns to post*

10.5. Lamington (favorite Australian Book).
I wasn't exactly sure what was meant by an 'Australian' book.  For my first choice I used a series written by an Australian author.  If that doesn't count then...
The Golden Wolf by Mary Elwyn Patchett

This is a story we borrowed from the library and the only reason I read it was because I was proofing it, however, it was a good story that I enjoyed.  When Mary's dog is stolen for a circus, she dresses as a boy to get him back.  She runs away and meets up with an old teamster who takes her under his wing and helps her out.  It was really sweet.  And it is set in Australia.

All right folks, there are my answers!  I'm going to tag:
(Now Melody, I know you don't normally answer tags, but I really want to see your answers for this one.) 

So long, folks!


  1. Oh, I need to read so many of these! But how did you find an Australian book???

    1. Well, as you can see I've edited it. The Ranger's Apprentice series is written by and Aussie and since I wasn't sure, that what I chose.

    2. oh, yes I see. Still... better than me ;p

    3. And what was wrong with me last night! I misspelled multiple words up there ^^^


    1. You're welcome, Lisa! I can't wait to see your answers.

  3. Oh! A cake book tag!!! And I don't have to steal it, 'cause you gave it to me!!!

    Chip of the Flying U is on my to-read list, so thanks for the link to download it! :D

    (btw, thanks for the Kdrama suggestions.)

    1. XD Aye, that I did!

      EEeeeeee!! You MUST tell me when you read it!! It's the best.

      You're welcome! Have you started any of them yet?

  4. The Royal Ranger was definitely a ''mixed emotions'' book. I was so stunned when I first read it, I never expected it! Why did *mumbles while trying to stop from saying things I shouldn't*...You were right that it was great to read about Will being a tutor and also who the apprentice is, but...argh, it is so...Should stop on the subject actually, I really almost typed what I shouldn't type :)
    By the way, did you read Brotherband? It's also by John Flanagan and it is such a good serie too! Maybe the start of the first book, with talking about ships and stuff is not really...what you thought, but you have to read through and read ALL of the books. It gets better and better. The first was great, the second was even better and the third was even better than two and four was also better than three and five was better than that and six was better than that and I'm still waiting for the seventh. Oh, and the thing that happens in book twelve of RA doesn't happen in Brotherband. At least...I think it doesn't.
    I can't believe I've only read one bookserie you mentioned. The others are all unknown to me. I should lend more books from the library, newer ones that I didn't already read. Anyway, I enjoyed reading the answers(oh, and the snow falling down is superb!) but I have to bid you adieu now

    1. :) It's nice to find another person who agrees with me! Ugh, I hate it!

      Yes, I have read the Brotherband Chronicles. I've read 1 through 6 and I'm waiting on 7 as well. But the 6th Brotherband, okay I get WHY he did it, but WHYYYYYYY??? She was soooo cool. :(

      Thanks! You're answers were fun to read as well.

  5. Fun answers! You've piqued my interest in that "Chip, of the Flying U" book. ;)

    Ooh, and now I'll have to check out that retelling of BATB! :)

    1. *chuckles gleefully* You're the third person to show interest in that book! One friend has read it already! XD


  6. *GASP* a tag with cake and books?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! I'm totally stealing this, if you don't mind ;)