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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Ice Cream flavors/Book titles

I'm taking part in a new book tag featuring my favorite desert - ice cream!  I learned about this book tagging event by Lauren Stoolfire over at Always Me. I won't be tagging anyone specific to do this tag, but if you would like to feel free to join in the fun.

Vanilla Caramel Fudge - Pick a light and fluffy contemporary

Character, Driven by David Lubar is a funny yet poignant coming-of-age tale where the narrator, Cliff, leads his readers on a romp through the male psyche.

Mint Chocolate Cookie - A new release that you wish everybody would read

I loved The Passion of Dolssa by Jullie Berry even though I spent nearly an hour crying as I read its concluding pages. This book has everything that is wonderful about literature and makes the time spent reading worth it. This is my favorite YA read of 2016 so far.

Cherry Garcia - An ending that was bittersweet

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton. Spoiler alert*
I can totally relate to the ending where Newland decides to go home rather than meet Madam Olenska again after thirty years of separation. We all have our memories of past loves and events associated with that person. Those memories are real to us. I, for one, am not sure if I want to have those memories wrecked by present realities. But readers who crave happy endings will find this finale frustrating.

Strawberry Shortcake - A book containing your One True Pairing of OTP's

Persuasion by Jane Austen
Anne and Captain Wentworth. They waited for each other for seven years!

Milk and Cookies - Two authors that if they collaborated, they would go perfectly together.
John Green and AS King

Boston Cream Pie - A book that had you turning the pages late at night

We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson. This is my current read. It has been a long time since I've read a book which has kept me up reading.

Chocolate Therapy - A book that makes you feel better after a long day of life
Poetry books.
If I am having a rough time in my life I can always grab a poetry book and read a few poems to help me deal with my current circumstance. Roger Housden's books are all favorite poetry collections.


  1. I need to find a book that will keep me up late to read it, it's been a while since I've had that. I just received a gift certificate for our local independent bookshop so I think I'll get Passion of Dolssa!

  2. Thanks for the shout out - I'm glad you decided to take part in the tag!

    You've reminded me of how much I want to try Character, Driven, We are the Ants, and The Passion of Dolssa.

  3. Looks like you gave me my just desserts. :-)

  4. Looks like you gave me my just desserts. :-)

  5. Fun post! I love all these tags, but I never have time to do any of them. I do bookmark the posts just in case one day I have time I can go back and participate. Of course, now I need ice cream after your post. :-)

  6. This was a very clever idea. Of course, it made me want to go to the store to hunt down some of those flavors. :)

  7. I need ice cream now. Wonderful picks Anne!


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