Saturday, March 14, 2015

Chocolate Book Tag!

I saw Lois from You, Me, and a Cup of Tea do this tag and it looked like a lot of fun!

Dark Chocolate (A book that covers a dark topic)


One of my favorites is An Untamed State by Roxane Gay. A woman gets kidnapped in Haiti and is held captive for three days. During this time, she suffers unspeakable torment from her captors. The tales of her captivity were hard to read, as was her experience of trying to survive her attack. It is not an easy book to read, but the writing was so raw and the story was so gripping. It was one of my favorite reads last year. Such an amazing book!

White Chocolate (A light and humorous read)

Hmm, I think the most recent book that was humorous and light was Charlotte's Web. Tell me, how I have I not read this book until this year??

Milk Chocolate (A book with a lot of hype that you're dying to read)


The Lunar Chronicles series . . . I know, I know. Why have I not read these books yet?? I will soon, I promise! So many books, so little time.

Carmel-Filled Chocolate (A book that makes you feel all gooey inside) 


There have been several books like this, but the most recent one was The Princess Bride. I am not ashamed to admit that I swooned more than once. 


"Do I love you? My God, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches."

"I have not known a moment in years when the sight of you did not send my heart careening against my rib cage. I have not known a night when your visage did not accompany me to sleep. There has not been a morning when you did not flutter behind my waking eyelids . . . Is any of this getting through to you, Buttercup, or do you want me to go on for a while?"

How can you not feel all gooey after reading that?


Wafer-less Kit-Kat (A book that surprised you)


I guess that would be If You Find This Letter by Hannah Brencher. I am not usually a fan of nonfiction. I was surprised at how moving this memoir was. This is the only memoir that I am confident I will read again in the future because I loved it that much. 

Snickers (A book you're going nuts about!)


I go nuts about a LOT of books. I don't want to repeat myself with The Princess Bride (though I am going nuts about that one), so I will mention another recent one that I loved: Seed by Lisa Heathfield. That was such a great book!

Hot Chocolate with marshmallows (The book you turn to for comfort)


I don't reread books too often simply because there isn't enough time. But I do reread poems by Shel Silverstein in Where the Sidewalk Ends quite often. I refuse to admit these poems are primarily for children. They are so funny and inspiring as well. 

A Box of Chocolates (A series you feel has something for everyone)


Well I can't really think of a series that has something for everyone so I will just mention a stand alone: The Princess Bride. Yes, I know I am repeating myself yet again. It has everything: romance, mystery, adventure, sword fights. How could you not love this book?

Now if you will excuse me, I am craving chocolate. Feel free to let me know any books that may fit into these categories for you in the comments below.

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  1. Oh the Lunar Chronicles here too. SO many books I need to read still/

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    1. I know Anna! The struggle is real. :)

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  2. I just got into The Lunar Chronicles - about 3 weeks ago ... and I already finished Book 1 - 3. They're wicked good! Delve into them fast :)

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    1. I will Ramona! I have had Cinder on my Kindle for a while now. I plan on delving into it this week. :)

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  3. I find it interesting you mention Charlotte's Web as a light and humorous read considering it's tragic ending. I haven't read it in a long time though so I can't quite recall how humorous it is before that but thankfully I'm re-reading it this year so I will be refreshing my memory. :)

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    1. Ha, you are right Lois. I guess when I think about Charlotte's Web I think if the fun characters and try to block out the tragic ending. :) I just read it for the first time this year and there were many times I laughed at some of the animals' antics.

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  4. What a fun tag! My little girl is presently obsessed with Charlotte's Web right now; so much so, that she has refused to eat anything that comes from pig ha ha ha! The boys (my hubby and son) are having a difficult time obliging :P

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    1. Thanks Claudia! That is so funny about your daughter. As much as I loved the book, I just love bacon way too much. :)

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    2. Ha ha ha me too! I try to sneak it around her, but the smell is so obvious :P

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  5. Awesome post! These tags are so fun :)

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  6. Um, seriously, I am craving chocolate! This was such a fun post! I have only read Cinder, so I am with you on needing to get moving with The Lunar Chronicles. SO many of these books you've mentioned are on my TBR (especially Seed and If You Find This Letter- because your reviews made me add them!). Very fun tag :)

    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

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    1. Thanks so much Shannon! I hope you get to Seed and If you find this letter soon. They are pretty amazing! I have had Cinder on my Kindle for a while and I hope to read it later this week. :)

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  7. This is a fun tag and I had fun reading it!! Yes, I'm craving chocolate right now, thank you very much!!

    The books sound like fun ones to read... I have An Untamed State by Roxane Gay in my 'TBR' to read at some point.

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    1. Thanks Captivated Reader! I hope you get a chance to read An Untamed State soon. It is so great!

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  8. This post had me at chocolate... *swoon*

    You just this year read Charlotte's Web? That was one of my all time favorite books when I was in grade school! Now I really want to read Princess Bride(and eat chocolate) is it that swoony?

    This looks like such a yummy...er, I mean fun, tag!

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    1. Shay, that doesn't sound swoony at all! I had too much chocolate the day I wrote this post because it inspired such a craving. Ha. I can't believe I never read Charlotte's Web before either. Talk about a deprived childhood! I really hope you get to The Princess bride soon. It was so amazing!

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