Book Tag | The Dim Sum Book Tag

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Sorry about the crappy graphic. xD

Hello everyone! Today, I come to you with another book tag. This book tag was created by Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts and Jenna @ Reading with Jenna. Jenna was kind enough to tag me, and I’m super grateful because because of her post, I ended up ordering some dim sum. And dim sum was much needed. So thank you Jenna – for the tag and (indirectly) the delicious food. 😀

RULES:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site
  2. Devour dim sum and answer the tag questions
  3. Tag five others to join your round table for some dim sum fun
  4. Food coma

TEA: A BOOK THAT STARTED OFF HOT BUT TURNED COLD QUICKLY

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The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton

I quite liked the first thirty or so percent of the book, but after that I found that I was not invested in the new characters being introduced. You can read my full review right here if you’re interested in more of my thoughts!

CHIU CHOW DUMPLING: A BOOK THAT FEATURES ELEMENTS OF LAND AND SEA

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Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

This book is supremely underrated. It takes place mostly on land, but there are some major plot things that take place in and/or around the water. I’m not going to say more because I might risk spoiling this amazing, amazing book. Read it!

RICE NOODLE ROLL: A FAVOURITE MULTI-LAYERED CHARACTER OF YOURS (EG. TRAITS? SKILLS? MORALLY AMBIGUOUS?)

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Six of Crows (The Dregs #1) by Leigh Bardugo

Kaz Brekker. Kaz Brekker is everything I need and want in a character. That is all.

SHRIMP DUMPLING: A BOOK WITH A TRANSPARENT BLURB THAT GIVES THE STORY AWAY

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P.S. I Still Love You (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #2) by Jenny Han

First of all, I don’t understand the purpose of this book. Secondly, there’s a love triangle that’s supposed to be all like ‘Oh, I didn’t see that coming!’ but it’s right there… in the blurb…

STEAMED BBQ PORK BUNS: A BOOK THAT IS FLUFFY ON THE OUTSIDE BUT PACKS A PUNCH OF FLAVOUR (EG. MESSAGE? DEPTH? CONTROVERSY?)

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

This might just be me, but when I went into this, I was expecting a light, fluffy contemporary about friendship and growing up. But wow. This book is one of my favorite books of all-time, and that’s because of how brilliantly it conveys some difficult themes: mental health, suicide, sexual abuse, homophobia. For such a short contemporary, this book really is something.

CHICKEN FEET: A BOOK WITH DIVIDED OPINIONS

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Ruin and Rising (The Grisha Trilogy #3) by Leigh Bardugo

I know a lot of people hated how this book ended because of… certain characters. But I thought this series could have ended no other way. While I enjoyed the series as a whole, my admiration for Bardugo grew tenfold in this because she wasn’t afraid to disappoint her readers because she did what was best for the story. She did what made sense rather than what a lot of people wanted her to do. Kudos.

LOTUS-WRAPPED STICKY RICE: A BOOK YOU’VE RECEIVED/GIVEN THAT WAS NICELY PACKAGED

Nobody gives me books as gifts, and nobody I know reads. So this question is not for me. 🙁

EGG CUSTARD TART: A BOOK THAT USES SIMPLE INGREDIENTS AND CLICHES BUT EXECUTES IT PERFECTLY

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One of the Guys by Lisa Aldin

This book is a fluffy, light, vanilla contemporary that you’ve never heard of. It’s about a girl and a guy and their complicated feelings making their not so complicated friendship very complicated indeed. It is cliché, yes. It does have a lot of things you see in other novels, but it’s done wonderfully. It’s warm and the perfect feel-good book if you’re in the mood for something like that!

MANGO PUDDING WITH EVAPORATED MILK: ANY BOOK RECOMMENDATION + BEVERAGE/SNACK THAT’S A WINNING COMBINATION

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Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Whenever I recommend this to someone, I tell that they need to have a ready supply of hot chocolate or something. I don’t know. This book just screams fall/hot drinks to me. It’s weird.

FRIED SESAME BALLS: A BOOK COVER WITH EMBOSSED TEXT/DESIGN YOU JUST LOVE TO RUN YOUR FINGERS OVER

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The Chaos Walking Trilogy by Patrick Ness

These books (at least the US editions) have embossed text all over the cover, front and back. The text’s just chilling in the background so you don’t see it immediately, but run your hands over the covers and you feel the raised text. Also, this book trilogy is amazing. If you haven’t read it yet, what are you waiting for?!?!?!?!?!!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?

DIM SUM STEAM CART: THE TYPE OF CARRYING BAG YOU USE TO BRING BOOKS AROUND

I just use anything. When I’m going to university, I just put a book in my backpack. If I’m going out, I put one in my cross-body. Anywhere as long as it’s safe from the ailment of folded front covers.


I Tag:

Nola @ Bookfuls

Nicola @ Rust and Stardust

Keira @ Signing On

Deanna @ A Novel Glimpse

Kat @ Life and Other Disasters

And you if you’re interested! Consider yourself officially tagged. And to those who I tagged, please don’t feel pressured to do this, although I would love, love, love to hear your answers. 😀

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Comments

  1. For some reason this morning, I’ve been blog hopping and coming across a ton of food related book tags. Someone save me from this, it’s too early to devour a crap ton of food but I’m hungry as heck!
    Fabulous post Aimal! 😊

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