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”
The Elite by Kiera Cass. I liked The Selection and The One, but the sophomore book in the series was 95% America wavering between two love interests.
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
TO CELEBRATE THIS POST, I WENT TO GET CHIPOTLE FOR DINNER. Though they ran out of carnitas (and chicken) when I got there before closing.So…life is kind of unfair. ):
Although I’m not sure if we can top this, we need to find another food obsession worth creating another tag after.
Oh no! What did you order instead? (I don’t think they’ve ever been out of chicken AND carnitas at the same time when I’ve been there…)
Barbacoa. My proteins typically go: carnitas, chicken, barbacoa, and then steak. Though I’d hate to think I’d have to walk out if there wasn’t any meat haha–but I do not wish the lack of chicken/carnitas on anyone!
Can’t say much about Sofritas having never tried it before. I mean, I enjoy tofu…but in a bowl? Hmm.
See, I don’t really like red meat so if they were out of chicken and carnitas I’d have to just get a TON of fajita veggies…although I admit I AM curious to try the Sofritas, I hear they’re pretty spicy.
Isn’t pork (carnitas) red-meat? *world explodes*
I’ve also heard/read reviews that Sofritas are super salty. We should try it one day! (HAH–I say this but I’d probably immediately go back to the meats. Mmm.)
I always heard that pork was considered a white meat…
I love this tag! I love Chipotle but there are no Chipotles near me! It’s the worst cause I’m always craving it. This tag just makes me crave it even more… at 2:45 in the morning. Holy guacamole! You’ve got a lot of Harry Potters haha but that’s awesome! I want to do that for my favorite series, too but I’m not financially there yet haha. One day! It was so much fun reading your answers! Thank you for tagging me. I’ll be doing it later today 😀
I look forward to seeing your answers, glad you like the tag! I can’t imagine not living near Chipotle, there are at least 3 within 15 minutes where I live!
I absolutely love this! The descriptions and bookish things associated with each ingredient are so clever. It’s making me hungry just thinking about it! 🙂 Thanks so much for tagging me!
Glad you like the tag, hope you have fun with it! Let me know when your post is up, I’d love to read it 🙂
Great tag! Now I really want a burrito haha. I totally agree with you on The Elite. It was hard for me to write a review, because what really happened?
Right? It was just America going back and forth, back and forth…
I love this tag! I’ll definitely be doing it right away regardless of tagged status.
Feel free to participate! It was so much fun! I’d love to see your post when it’s up 🙂
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