The Burrito Bowl Book Tag was inspired by a mutual love of the deconstructed burrito-in-a-bowl that Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts and I share. Realizing our great love of Mexican take out could be metaphorically translated into a book tag, we came up with this fun (and delicious) tag!
Here are some rules to devour this tag:
- Thank the blogger who nominated you to make your own burrito bowl, linking back to their site.
- Answer the tag questions.
- Tag 5 others to create their own bowl!
- Food coma.
*This tag is not endorsed by Chipotle, just inspired by it! You can answer all of the ingredient questions or just the ones that make up your usual order!
Rice: The Foundation – “The book that got you into reading (or book blogging)”
The Harry Potter series really ignited my passion for reading in the first grade, although I was always a big reader as a little kid. As far as book blogging, I started dabbling in writing and posting reviews (mainly to Goodreads, and then eventually on this blog) one summer after reading Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor and Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout, because I loved both of them and wanted to find others to talk about them with!
Beans: The Filler – “The book with a whole lot of nothing going on”
Protein: The Building Block – “A book quote to live by”
“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”-Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Because the importance and power of imagination should never be dismissed or forgotten.
Fajitas: The Crunch of Texture – “A book with immaculate world-building”
The entire Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer!
Salsa: The Dance of Flavour – “A book that kept you on your toes”
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner. It had the potential to fall into a lot of classic YA tropes but managed to avoid them and tell a story where I was surprised by many major happenings!
Corn: The Explosion of Sweetness – “A memorable scene with friendship/romance”
This is going to be hard to answer without spoilers, but let’s just say that Raffe and Penryn at the end of World After.…I reread it about 5 times. Swoon. I can’t wait for End of Days to come out this month!
Cheese: The Bond of Calcium – “Two characters from different books you wish could be friends”
I don’t usually cross-ship books but I think Celaena from the Throne of Glass series and Kestrel from The Winner’s Trilogy would make for a pretty powerful friendship, especially with Kestrel’s strategical mind and Celaena’s assassin training!
Sour Cream: The Tangy Topper – “The quirkiest character you’ve ever read (protagonist or supporting)”
Probably Cath from Fangirl. She’s not exactly “quirky” but she’s much different than the average YA protagonist, and definitely does things her own way rather than giving into the pressure of the college environemt, and I love her for it.
Guacamole: The Cost of Creaminess – “A book you paid too much for”
One could argue that I’ve spent too much on Harry Potter books (I own all of the US Hardcovers, the US paperbacks, the NEW US paperbacks, 2 UK editions of Philosopher’s Stone, UK Chamber of Secrets, UK Prisoner of Azkaban, Spanish Philosopher’s Stone, and German Deathly Hallows). I collect them though, so I never feel bad about buying them!
Lettuce: The Handful of Crispness – “A refreshing concept/theme in a book”
The Wrong Side of Right by Jenn Marie Thorne focused on the impact of politics in family in YA. I loved this because A) The family drama and relationships were so much heaver and important than the romance and B) There aren’t a ton of YA novels I’ve come across the feature politics (Any recommendations?)
Chips: Le Pièce de Résistance – “A must-read recommendation [if you like this book/genre—you decide!]”
If you like fantasy/dystopians but are tired of all of the titles oversaturating the market right now, try The Winner’s Curse! I put off reading this for a while but I’m so glad I did because it has a great protagonist, a lot of interesting themes, and it makes you question a lot of what’s right/wrong since so much of the political happenings are in a grey area. Plus, it’s heavily influenced by real Greco-Roman history!
Tabasco: The Kick to the Face – “Your favorite fight/action sequence”
I don’t read a ton of action books, but I really liked the arena scenes in Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. I loved seeing how all of their powers and elements performed when pitted against each other, especially in the sequence at the end!
Who I’m Tagging:
Anjeline @ Love thy Shelf
Kaitlin @ Next Page Please
Lauren @ Bookmarklit
Olivia @ Brewing Up Books
Holly @ Nut Free Nerd