The Dim Sum Book Tag is the brainchild of Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts and Jenna @ Reading With Jenna. Dim sum is a style of Chinese cuisine whereby food is served in small (tapas-like) portions and is common during yum cha (which literally means: drinking tea). This tag is inspired by good company and good eats.
Here are some rules to devour this tag:
- Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site
- Devour dim sum and answer the tag questions
- Tag five others to join your round table for some dim sum fun
- Food coma
I was tagged by Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts to do the Dim Sum Book Tag that he and Jenna created! Defintely check out both Joey and Jenna’s blogs! They two of my favorites! 🙂 I must make a little confession right now, I don’t believe I have ever had Dim sum before or if I did, I didn’t know what it was. BUT…that’s not going to stop me from doing this tag or going out and finding me some Dim sum afterwards! Shall I get started?
Tea: A book that started off hot but quickly turned cold
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. I was really enjoying this book at the beginning and thought it was a lot of fun. It did get pretty weird at times though. It slowly started to go downhill for me. I believe I rated this 3 out of 5 stars. I thought it could have been a lot better. I did enjoy books 2-4 (with it slightly getting worse in book 4). I could say this entire series started off hot, but quickly turned cold. It went on three books too many.
Chiu Chow Dumpling: A book that features elements of land and sea
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo. This book has both land and sea, which I thought was really cool. I really enjoyed the beginning of the book with the little battle scene on the sea. That was really fun! Then they get back on land and things are about to go down….kind of. I wasn’t the biggest fan of Siege and Storm. It was still a pretty good book and it had both sea and land, so that was nice.
Rice Noodle Roll: A favourite multilayered character you’ve read (i.e. traits? skills? morally ambiguous?)
Jasper from I Hunt Killers. He is very multilayered and sometimes hard to figure out, but he can read you like a book. He is definitely one of my all-time favorite book characters. He was raised by a serial killer, so he thinks like a serial killer. He’s also trying not to become a serial killer himself; so much going on with him and so much to uncover.
Shrimp Dumpling: A book with a transparent blurb that gives the story away
I was really struggling with coming up with an answer for this book, so I am just going to go with The Selection by Kiera Cass. The description is pretty spot on with what exactly happens in the book. Girls compete in the hope to win the Prince’s heart and that’s pretty much exactly what happened. I did actually enjoy the series, aside from the main character America. I’m sure I have said a million times how much I didn’t like her though haha.
Steamed BBQ Pork Buns: A book that is fluffy on the outside but packs a punch of flavour (e.g. message? depth? controversy?)
Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy. I thought Dumplin’ was definitely going to be a really fluffy read, but it ended up being quite different! Don’t get me wrong, it did have it’s cute little fluff worthy moments, but it really wasn’t overpowering. It really stayed true to being about Willowdean, her self-doubt in herself, and over coming it. There were times when I was looking at myself and even feeling a little bit like Willowdean. Hands down one of my favorite reads this year.
Chicken Feet: A book with divided opinions
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. I’ve seen that pretty much everyone has loved this book so much and I really don’t understand why. I actually did not really like it much at all. It was a little too boring for me and for being so short, it could have actually been shorter and probably be a better book.
Lotus-Wrapped Sticky Rice: A book you’ve received/given that was nicely packaged
Egg Custard Tart: A book that uses simple ingredients and clichés but executes it perfectly
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. The protagonist finding out they have a special power and having to be taken away from their normal life that they know and thrown into a whole other life. A little bit of a love interest/love triangle going on. I felt Leigh Bardugo did an amazing job with writing this book. Even though there were some cliches in it, it wasn’t torture to read like some others tend to be.
Mango Pudding with Evaporated Milk: Any book recommendation + beverage/snack that’s a winning combination
I’m going to have to go with Jenna and say Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. The snack being Oreos! Seee….I had Oreos when I read it too. 😛
Fried Sesame Balls: A book cover with embossed text/design you just love to run your fingers over
Hmm, so after going to my bookshelves and feeling all my books; I’ll have to go with Starters by Lissa Price. It has a embossed design in the background and title. I can’t wait until I finally read that one. I’m sure I won’t be able to keep my hands off it. 😛
Dim Sum Steam Cart: The type of carrying bag you use to bring books around (take a picture!)
I actually don’t use a bag to carry my books in, since I usually just have one book with me. I did recently get this awesome Divergent tote back in my September OwlCrate that I would use if I did use a bag to carry my books.
I also tag anyone else that wants to do this tag! I am now off to go find some Dim sum! 😀