The Pancake Book Tag || Tags & Awards

Hello beautiful people!

Like waffles … my other food love is PANCAKES! I seriously LOVE pancakes … okay, let’s be real … I love food, especially breakfast food. But yes … pancakes are just fantastic. All these beautiful people who keep creating book tags based off of food are FANTASTIC by the way.

Thank you Kelly @ Another Book in the Wall for tagging me in The Pancake Book Tag. I’m VERY pleased to have been tagged in this. Kelly, as most of you PROBABLY know, is a beautiful human being. She’s kind, brilliant and has perfect the art of blogging. If you aren’t following her, please go check out her site. You won’t regret it.

The Rules

↠ Link back to the original creator, Becky @ Blogs-Of-A-Bookaholic.
↠ Feel free to use any of the pancake graphics in your post (thanks, Becky!), or create your own!
↠ Tag 5 other people at the end of your post, and let them know you’ve tagged them.

|| IMPORTANT NOTE ||

The prompt for “Pancakes and Crispy Bacon” (the second last one) has potential spoilers regarding a perfect COUPLE (though it’s PRETTY obvious either way when you read the series). So if you DON’T want to know, please skip. I still haven’t figured out the whole HTML “spoiler” thing.

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100 Days of Sunlight by Abbie Emmons ↠ I can’t stop gushing over this book. Emmons has this natural ability to capture your attention on the writing alone. The story is fascinating and the characters are lovely … but the writing?? SPECTACULAR! I couldn’t get over the beauty of the words written in her novel.

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Kaz Brekker from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo ↠ If anyone has the ability to think of a quick comeback or create a last minute change to a plan going wrong, it’s Kaz. Honestly, having his smarts would be a wonderful gift (and also a curse, I think). He’s PRETTY much 10 steps ahead of everyone, always planning out every outcome before his enemies have the time to execute those plans. If I needed help with a quest or mission, I’d want Kaz on my side.

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Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins ↠ I know, I know … I complained A LOT about this book for CERTAIN reasons (spoiler, so I’m not saying) … but it’s STILL one of those happy books. It’s the kind of story that makes you see only beautiful things in the world and not all the scary things.

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Rituals by Kelley Armstrong ↠ Though the series fell kind of short near the end … I still loved it. And after FINALLY getting my hands on all the books and finishing the series, I felt rather sad. I wasn’t ready to let the characters and the story go … hoping she MIGHT add one more book. BUT … I eventually moved on and continued my reading craze.

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Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han ↠ Though I had some particular thoughts about this series, it was still lovely. But the last book? It just REALLY got to me. That feeling of being excited for graduating high school, going off to university, starting a new adventure … I remember that feeling and it was fantastic. The series in general just got to me about the simple days, just hanging with friends and the biggest worry being what my essay topic will be. I LOVE the age I’m at now, but I also loved so many parts of that earlier part of my life … this book (and series in general) gave me that.

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Gabriel Walsh in The Cainsville Series by Kelley Armstrong ↠ I’m not gonna lie … I couldn’t STAND Gabriel at first. Sure, he’s smart and resourceful … but he’s a prick. But eventually he grows on you as he opens up more, and you begin to realize there’s more depth and history to his character as the series goes on.

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Kill Code by Clive Fleury ↠ Oh yea … I had NO IDEA what was happening. Every time I thought I had the plot pegged, Fleury goes and messes with me. It was great to have a plot that, for once, I couldn’t figure out. Very sneaky, Fleury.

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Chloe and Derek in The Darkest Powers trilogy by Kelley Armstrong ↠ EVERYONE knows these two are going to end up together within the first few interactions between these two. But I wasn’t sure how I felt, especially since Chloe’s this adorable sweetheart and Derek’s, well, Derek. He’s rude, bossy and controlling … but he slowly changes later and I start to really like them as a couple … they work really well.

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Miss Trunchbull in Matilda by Roald Dahl ↠ … this should be self-explanatory. She’s an “educator” that abuses children and teachers, both verbally and physically. She goes against EVERYTHING an educator (and decent human being) should be. And she also will do anything to gain power and authority … which I can’t dive into since that’s a spoiler … but those who know … YOU KNOOOOOOOOOOOOW!

Side note: … Becky … HOW DO YOU NOT LIKE PEANUT BUTTER?! For me, this should be “a character that makes you swoon” ha-ha!

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Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston ↠ LGBTQA+ representation, different ethnic backgrounds, unique fashion styles and interests in life, diverse political beliefs … McQuiston really upped the diverse elements in this book. But what’s even better? She STILL managed to not make it pushy or SHOVED in your face with diversity. Honestly, this book is incredible both for this reason and SO much more.

The Nominees

Again, no pressure … especially if you’ve already been tagged!

↠ Milana @ A Couple Reads
↠ Chloe @ marshmallow pudding
↠ Ellyn @ allonsythornraxx
↠ Belle @ Belle Can Read


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19 thoughts on “The Pancake Book Tag || Tags & Awards

  1. Kaz was the perfect pick for a witty character! It was so SATISFYING seeing his plans come to life. Also, I totally forgot Miss Trunchbull’s name! Though, I haven’t got her image out of my head since I watched the movie when I was young (idk if you’ve seen the movie, but the chocolate cake scene is burned in my memory 🤢).
    Thank you for the tag, Jenna 🤗💞!

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  2. I knew you were going to choose Chloe and Derek the moment I read the title!! I felt exactly the same! Being completely honest I didn’t like Derek at all when I started reading that series then when I started reading The Darkness Rising Trilogy and they were in there my heart basically exploded! Would it be okay if I tried this tag out?

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    1. Ha-ha!! I FELT like it was pretty obvious, but I also feel bad if I spoil things for people by accident in book tags. Oh my gosh yes! When they made an appearance in the spin off I was STUPID excited. The spin off was okay … but I would’ve rather had 3 more books with the characters from the original trilogy ha-ha.

      Oh my goodness, of course! The more, the merrier! I’m sure the creator would love seeing more people doing this!

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      1. OH MY GOSH! What did you think of the Cainsville series?! I’ve read her Cainsville series, the Darkest Power and Darkness Rising. I really want her to release another book like Cainsville … Uuuuugh. I love fae stories. I was thinking of trying out her City of the Lost books? I think that’s what they’re called. Oh! I also read Age of Legends (i think that’s the series title, the first book is Sea of Shadows).

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  3. Ahh, Ms. Trunchbull scared me so much as a child!! honestly, she still does know, because in a school environment, anyone could be her. I also love that you answered Red, White & Royal Blue for the diverse characters question! I love how diverse that book is! I feel like the only types of diversity that people take note of in their reviews of R, W & RB are the fact that Alex is Mexican and bisexual, and that Henry is gay, but in reality, almost every character in the book is diverse in some way! Oh, and I love Kaz. You’re so right that he’s always ten steps ahead of people! Finding how he does it is such a treat!

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    1. Oh yes … I was scared of her as well as a kid … and still kind of am ha-ha! Right?! I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of diversity in R, W & RB!! I wish more YA and NA books would incorporate this amount of diversity.

      Kaz is epic … especially if he’s on your side ha-ha!

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  4. AWW JENNA YOU ARE TOO SWEET! *hugs* ❤ I'm so happy you did this tag! I love your answers! I seriously need to get off my lazy butt and read 100 Days of Sunlight soon. Kaz is amazing and the perfect answer for that question! I actually haven't read Anna and the French Kiss, but one of my friends swears by the second book. I need to read that series asap!

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