|this has basically no significance. i just thought it was really cool that a wikipedia cake exists. [via]|
Who's brought this nefarious but undeniably brilliant combination to Christina's blog, you may ask? (I think we all know the answer at this point. HUMOR ME.) That would be the equally nefarious and even more brilliant Alyssa Carlier of The Devil Orders Takeout. She's tagged me for the Cake Book Tag and the Addictive Blog Award - my thanks as always! And if you're not devotedly following her takeout, I'd recommend it. There is much science and snark and writerly witchcraft to be had (sometimes all at the same time).
But let's get down to what you're all *really* here for: dessert.
Cake Book Tag
Flour: A book that started slowly but turned out amazing.
|still don't love any of the covers for this series. *sigh*|
Butter: A book that had a thick, rich plot.
|i still don't know how i feel about these covers. i'll never know.|
Eggs: A book you thought would be bad but turned out great.(First of all, I love eggs through and through, so I kind of take issue with this heading. But I digress.)
|stop elizabeth wein 2k15|
Fast forward to a deal I found for a free audiobook of Code Name Verity. Fast forward to when I decided to give it a chance.
GOODBYE, BLITHE IGNORANCE. Cue gross sobbing at the beauty and tragedy and absolute gold that is this book.
Sugar: A sugary, sweet book.
|okay, fine. so this is sweet but not necessarily 'sugary'. but i am ignoring that so hard right now.|
And anyway, those of you who haven't read this book clearly missed out on an essential part of your childhoods. Rectify this error immediately. I promise it will help you grow up to be a more well-adjusted, awesome human being.
Icing: A book that covered every single element that you enjoy about a book.
|no i will never stop book-pushing this series. #sorrynotsorry|
Sprinkles: A book that always cheers you up.
|unrelated note: why are the covers for every single edition of this series so unashamedly horrible? they remake the covers over and over again and they're all absolutely terrible. this series deserves better, random house. really, it does.|
The Cherry on Top: Best book of the year so far.
|actual gift from the cover design gods, clearly.|
I mean, everyone was expecting this to be here, right? V.E. Schwab's A Darker Shade of Magic sounded fantastic, yes—I even spotlighted it for Waiting on Wednesday once—but I was so not ready for THIS LEVEL OF PERFECTION. I think I was operating on some kind of book-induced high for the entirety of this reading experience. CROSS-DRESSING LADY THIEF LILA BARD! KELL, THE DASHING BLOOD MAGICIAN WITH A FABULOUS COAT! ASTRID AND ATHOS DANE! HOLLAND! PRINCE RHY! I mean, it just doesn't get much better than this.
Cupcakes: An awesome short with the epicness of a book.
|also LOOK GORGEOUS ART|
Addictive Blog Award
- Thank the person awarding you.
- Share a little about why you blog and how the journey started.
- Paste the blog award on your page.
- Nominate 10 other bloggers you feel deserve the award.
Why I blog
How the, er, 'journey' began
After over three years of 'trying it out', I think I'm finally starting to get it right. Kind of.
...so I'm totally blanking on more nominees. But! If you were awesome enough to read down to the bottom of this post, consider yourself tagged/nominated!