Hey, everyone! I hope you’re doing well. Today I’m hopping in to do a tag that I was tagged in a while ago by the lovely Anna at My Bookish Dream. It’s the Burrito Bowl Book Tag, and it’s extremely fun! I love burritos, tacos, fajitas…any kind of Mexican/Hispanic food, really. So this tag is perfect for me!
1. Rice: The Foundation—the book that got you into reading (or book blogging).
Would it be completely cliché of me to say The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer? Probably, but I’m going to say it anyway. Of course, I’ve been reading all my life, but the details are a bit fuzzy. I remember being obsessed with A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket in late elementary school and early middle school, but the books that I feel the biggest attachment to are the Twilight Saga books. I know, they receive a ton of hate, but they influenced by current reading life so much that I have to pay homage to them.
2. Beans: The Filler—a book with a whole lot of nothing happening.
Endgame by Samuel Beckett. If you’ve read this, then you’ll know that “nothingness” is the entire point of the novel, which is actually a play. However, I love to read things that are about something, and this only bored me to tears—actually, not even tears. It bored me so much that I fell asleep. By the way, it was required reading for an undergrad class.
3. Protein: The Building Block—a book quote to live by.
Even though I hate the man, Dumbledore could spin a phrase that packs a punch.
4. Fajitas: The Crunch of Texture—a book with immaculate world building.
Both The Mortal Instruments Series and The Infernal Devices Trilogy by Cassandra Clare are filled with such amazing world building. I’m still working my way through the series, but I learn so much from each book. Would it be preposterous to say that these books are my favorite series of all time? Even above Harry Potter? Blasphemy? Well, I’m sorry! It’s true!
And you better believe full book talks on each series is coming soon!
5. Salsa: The Dance of Flavor—a book that kept you on your toes.
All of the books of the Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead kept me on my toes, but especially the last three—Blood Promise, Spirit Bound, and Last Sacrifice. Literally, every chapter was a cliff hanger. I’ve already done a full series review on this, so check it out if you want more information. I was reluctant to read these because of the “vampire stigma” caused by Twilight, but this series was everything I didn’t know I needed in my life.
6. Corn: The Explosion of Sweetness—a memorable scene involving friendship/romance.
The kissing scene in The Fault in Our Stars between Hazel and Augustus has always been something that melts my heart. I feel like no explanation is needed. Both the book and the movie kiss were phenomenal.
7. Cheese: The Bond of Calcium—two characters from different books you wish could be friends.
Magnus Bane from The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices, and Lola Nolan from Lola and the Boy Next Door. They both love fashion, they’re both quirky, and I think they’d make great friends.
8. Sour Cream: The Tangy Topper—the quirkiest character you’ve ever read (protagonist or supporting).
Louisa Clark from Me Before You. I just love her, okay? That’s all that needs to be said.
9. Guacamole: The Cost of Creaminess—a book you paid too much for.
The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith, also known as J.K. Rowling. Look, I’m sure this book was worth every penny of the original price. However, I’ve had it for almost three years or so, and I still haven’t read it. Since then, I’ve seen it in Goodwill after Goodwill for $2 or $3. I could’ve saved the money I spent all those years ago and bought it for a much cheaper price.
10. Lettuce: The Handful of Crispiness—a refreshing concept/theme in a book.
I guess friendship is my answer for this one. A lot of the books I read primarily focus on romance, which is fine, but I like strong friendships to be present in books, too. It adds to the awesomeness!
11. Chips: Le Piece De Resistance—a must-read recommendation [if you like this book/genre/author, then you’ll like this book/genre/author].
I think if you enjoy Jenny Han, you’ll really enjoy Stephanie Perkins. Both write contemporaries, both write young adult, and both write romances. They both write cute and fluffy with a mix of serious themes. I truly love both authors and their books!
12. Tabasco: The Kick to the Face—your favorite fight/action sequence.
Because I have to throw Harry Potter in here somewhere, again. All the fight scenes are badass.