The Cheesy Goodness Tag

Hello lovely people!

Firstly, I want to thank Sydney from Fire and Rain Books for tagging me in her own original book tag…I feel so honoured!!

She’s a super adorable human being. Kind and polite and very approachable, she’s definitely one of the most friendly people I’ve come across in the book blogging world. Thanks again love for tagging me in this epic tag…a tag about cheese…brilliant!

The Rules

  1. Pingback the original creator (Sydney @ Fire and Rain Books) so she can see all your cheesy goodness answers.
  2. Pingback the person who tagged you (as per usual).
  3. Have fun!

CHEDDAR

THE TRADITIONAL CHEESE: NAME YOUR FAVORITE CLASSIC NOVEL

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Typically, I go with A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh. However, the first book that crossed my mind was actually Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises. It was one of the first books that I read that wasn’t super grandiose or with a bunch of epic battle scenes, but was rather mundane. However, there’s just something so beautiful about the story and writing; it’s a very bittersweet feeling.


SWISS

THE HOLE-Y CHEESE: NAME AN EMOTIONAL ROLLER COASTER

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Romeo Dallaire’s They Flight Like Soliders, They Die Like Children. I read this for a course in undergrad, one my professor picked out for me since he thought I would really learn a lot from it. I was traumatized for days; heck, I’m STILL traumatized from it. Discussing the horrors and reality of child soldiers, I was blown away by what people do to these children and their family members. From sexual assault to drug abuse, Dallaire doesn’t sugarcoat it whatsoever. I ugly cried while reading this…but I still recommend it…but be prepared.


BLUE CHEESE

THE CONTROVERSIAL CHEESE: NAME AN UNPOPULAR BOOK OPINION YOU HAVE

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Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon is definitely one of the first books that comes to mind. A lot of people seem to thing this is a 3 star or less book, having a hard time with how the story finished and the layout of the book. Though I agree with this, I STILL gave it a 4 cups of tea rating; there was just SOMETHING about this book that compelled me to rate it higher. I don’t know what it necessarily is or why, but I definitely feel as though I enjoy this book more than others.


BRIE

THE FAVORITE CHEESE: NAME AN AUTHOR YOU ALWAYS WANT MORE OF

Kelley Armstrong, as always. Even when her books disappoint me, I’m dying to read the next thing she comes out with. I don’t what it is about her writing; even if I grow frustrated and angry with the book, her compelling writing style just KEEPS ME reading until the end…honestly, that’s some amazing talent.


GOUDA

THE DUTCH CHEESE: NAME A BOOK THAT MAKES YOU WANT TO TRAVEL

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Mackenzi Lee’s The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue! No, I don’t really want all the highwaymen and villains after me, but the concept of having a grand European tour sounds remarkable! I’ve been DYING TO TRAVEL for a long time now…this might be the push I’ve needed to actually stop saying I WANT to and to just go TRAVEL.


AMERICAN

THE FAKE CHEESE: NAME YOUR LEAST FAVORITE BOOK/A BOOK YOU LOVE TO HATE ON

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Funny enough, I just did a Top 5 Wednesday post on this! I won’t go with the two I usually choose. For this one, I will go with Stephanie Meyer’s New Moon. Sure, I guess I can get past the sparkling vampires (which are fairies…just sayin’) and the instalove and awkward thing happening with Bella and Edward…HOWEVER, I can’t get past the unhealthy relationship Bella and Edward have. If a guy I liked left me like that, I would definitely cry for a couple of days. BUT ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! Honestly, that girl should’ve gotten over that a lot earlier. It was unrealistic and unhealthy and something you shouldn’t advocate for in YA books…*vent over*. See? I love to hate on this book.


COLBY JACK

THE MIXED CHEESE: NAME YOUR FAVORITE SHIP

   

So…I’m with Sydney on this one. Asking me to pick just one is literally IMPOSSIBLE!

  1. Henry ‘Monty’ Montague & Percy Newton, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue
  2. Chloe Saunders & Derek Souza, The Darkest Powers
  3. Magnus Bane & Alec Lightwood, The Mortal Instruments
  4. Ko Mabuchi & Futaba Yoshioka, Ao Haru Ride 
  5. Katniss Everdeen & Peeta Mellark, The Hunger Games

MOZZARELLA

THE SIMPLE CHEESE: NAME AN OLD FAVORITE YOU’LL NEVER STOP LOVING

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The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry is an old favourite and classic that I’ll always love and go back to. It breaks my heart every time I read it, but it’s such a BEAUTIFULLY well done story. The concepts of “watching what you tame” and “learning to let go” are such powerful messages, one that are conveyed extraordinarily in The Little Prince.


PEPPER JACK

THE SPICY CHEESE: NAME A BOOK YOU CAN’T JUDGE BY ITS COVER

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Definitely Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer. The cover looks fantastic and appealing; the black and dark red with the light white really shows this struggle of good versus evil, attracting the attention of those in a bookstore very easily. However, this was the MOST AWFUL BOOK in the series! Ugh…I couldn’t STAND what they did with the story and the characters. Though I finished it and CHOSE to read it…I honestly can’t stand the novel whatsoever.


MUENSTER

THE MONSTER CHEESE: NAME A VILLAIN THAT YOU WISH NEVER HAD THE JOY OF EATING CHEESE AGAIN

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So Sydney, you and I are on the same page with this one. Dolores Umbridge from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (I forget if she appears in other books…need to re-read this series) is SATAN REINCARNATED! Honestly, my body tenses with rage when I think about her character. She’s mentally and physically abusive, inflicting fear and harm on the children in her care and the teachers who work and run Hogwarts. I’ve never felt such RAGE before towards a villain…it’s sad when I feel she’s worse than Lord Voldemort (oh yes, I’m brave enough to say his name)!


TAG! YOU’RE IT!

DG Book Blog | Alex @ WhimsyPages | The Orangutan Librarian | Jessica @ MiniMac Reviews | Melanie @ meltotheany | Dee @ Dee’s Rad Reads and Reviews | Ayunda @ Ayundabhuwana’s Blog

Thank you again Sydney for tagging me in an original book tag! It was SO much fun and the prompts are so witty ha-ha! If you haven’t been tag and would like to do this, I officially tag you!

Happy Reading everyone!

23 thoughts on “The Cheesy Goodness Tag

  1. Ah yay you did the tag! I LOVED reading your answers my goodness. I really want to read The Little Prince, so thank you for reminding me! I also rated Everything, Everything highly. Even though the ending made me SO ANGRY I still really loved the writing and the characters and something about the story was so cute that I rated it four ish stars. And wow I can’t believe I forgot about Peeta and Katniss for favorite ships! I am 110% Team Peeta, Gale never even had a chance in my mind.
    Glad you enjoyed the tag! ❤️❤️

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    1. I loved doing this tag!! It was SO much fun! Thank you again for tagging me! The Little Prince is such an adorable read…I cry every time 😅. I also rated Everything, Everything a 4 star! I wanted to give it a 3, but then I just couldn’t! My reason for loving Peeta is that he’s understanding of Katniss and her situation. I love Gale, but I found he bullied and mentally hurt Katniss whereas Peeta learned to see who she is and her struggles.

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  2. Thank you for the tag, dear ❤ I adore The Little Prince as well, and I didn't really love the movie of Everything, Everything but I've never actually read the book! What did you think of the movie yourself?

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    1. You’re welcome! It’s such a beautiful children’s novel! It brings me to tears each time I read it but I just adore it! I never saw the movie but I thought the book was well done. It was weird…I wanted to give it a 3 star…but something about it compelled me to rate it a 4 star…I think it’s the poetic language and set up of the book…

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    1. You’re welcome! I can’t wait to see what you write! I love book tags because I end up discovering so many more amazing books for me to read down the road…you know…when I finish the ones I have…the struggle…

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