The Dim Sum Book Tag is the brainchild of Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts and Jenna @ Reading With Jenna. I would like to thank Giovanna @ Book Coma for tagging me for this incredibly yummy tag! Check out her blog if you haven’t had the chance to yet. It’s a lot of fun.
This is the second time I’ve had the pleasure to complete this tag. I thought it would be fun to do it again since it’s been a while and I’m sure my answers have changed.
Dim sum is a style of Chinese cuisine whereby food is served in small (tapas-like) portions and is common during yum cha (which literally means: drinking tea). This tag is inspired by good company and good eats.
Here are some rules to devour this tag:
- Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site
- Devour dim sum and answer the tag questions
- Tag five others to join your round table for some dim sum fun
- Food coma
(If you could link to Joey or Jenna’s post, they would love to compile a list of taggers who completed it!)
Tea: A book that started off hot but quickly turned cold:
Glass Sword started out hot because it began right from the cliffhanger at the end of Red Queen. It quickly went cold because
Bone Marrow Mare Barrow was the most annoying main character in the history of main characters. If you’ve read it, you know what I mean.
Chiu Chow Dumpling: A book that features elements of land and sea:
Six of Crows takes the reader on a journey over land and through the sea. The characters set out on the trip of a lifetime to commit a heist no one saw coming. It was amazing.
Rice Noodle Roll: A favorite multi-layered character you’ve read (i.e. Traits? Skills? Morally Ambiguous?)
Grizz from the Nine Minutes trilogy was a complex, multi-layered character. He would definitely qualify as morally ambiguous. I started out hating him for having Ginny kidnapped, but everything that comes out in this series about him twisted and turned my thoughts about him over and over again.
Shrimp Dumpling: A book with a transparent blurb that gives the story away
The blurb of Kissed By a Cowboy tells the readers that Cassidy is fresh off a divorce and given up men. She moves next door to the man she once had a childhood crush on. Jarrod wants her and will do everything to get her. That’s pretty much all that happens.
Steamed BBQ Pork Buns: A book that is fluffy on the outside but packs a punch of flavor (e.g. Message? Depth? Controversy?)
When I think of books with great messages and surprising depth, Bright Side by Kim Holden comes to mind. What I thought would be a typical New Adult love story was anything but. It was heartwarming, heart-wrenching and uplifting all in one. I still think about Bright Side all the time. It helps me put life in perspective some times. “Do epic” people!
Chicken Feet: A book with divided opinions
Colleen Hoover’s books usually land in this category. People seem to either love them or hate them. I usually love them. I loved Ugly Love. My two best friends did as well. I know a lot of people didn’t. Sometimes I wonder if it’s because we’re older and can look back that time in our lives when we might have been a little bit like Tate thinking we could get someone to change and love us.
The last book I received was a gift from my mom for my birthday. It was Flight For Control by Karlene Petitt. My mom heard her speak at an event and had the book signed for me. Ms. Petitt is a local author who worked in the airline industry for years. I’m really excited to read this book soon.
Egg Custard Tart: A book that uses simple ingredients and clichés but executes it perfectly
Porn Star is the perfect example of a cliché that works well. Macho, cocky porn star who falls in love and doesn’t think his new relationship will change how he feels about his job. It was pretty funny! And I even learned things about the porn industry since reading erotic romance here and there is as close to porn as I get.
Mango Pudding with Evaporated Milk: Any book recommendation + beverage/snack that’s a winning combination
You need some coffee and a bunch of chocolate for this one because it’s a great read, but can make you a little sad. You definitely need the sweets to help out emotionally.
The last hardback book I read was The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. It had a little raised area on it that was a nightingale. That was probably the last book cover I ran my fingers over.
Dim Sum Steam Cart: The type of carrying bag you use to bring books around (take
When I’m going on a trip or need to carry a book around, I use this awesome tote that my sister got me for my birthday a couple of years ago. It says, “I like big books and I cannot lie.”
Alicia @ #lovebooks
Jennifer @ Wonderland Review
Maren @ The Worn Bookmark
Michelle @ Chelles Life in Books
Shealea @ That Bookshelf Bitch