Thanksgiving isn’t a big deal in Ireland. We keep the massive turkey until Christmas Day. But, we have got some of the traditions of the holiday on this side of the Atlantic – mainly Black Friday.
So, if we Irish can save a few bob on Kindles every November, surely I can take the Thanksgiving Book Tag? I found it over on Heather’s blog, and it’s a lovely way to celebrate Thanksgiving with none of the turkey coma.
Bread- What book is purely fluff, and has no real plot line?
As much as I love them, I do have to name the Georgia Nicolson books by Louise Rennison. Georgia is an absolute scream, but I never really felt like a lot happened in the books.
Turkey- What book made you want to fall asleep?
I haven’t read a book I’ve found too boring in a while, luckily. That said, I did struggle a little with Never Greener by Ruth Jones. It didn’t catch my attention as well as I’d hoped.
Gravy- What book makes the whole series worth reading?
The Princess Diaries series by Meg Cabot got a lot better as the books went on. I think from book six onward, the excitement really built. I really love the series from the eighth book on, where there are huge changes in Mia’s social life and her professional li.fe
Stuffing- What book is stuffed full of action scenes?
I don’t read a lot of action books or comics, so I don’t really have a great answer to this one unfortunately.
Mashed Potatoes- What book looked good, and then wasn’t?
Ok, first of all, justice for mashed potatoes, one of the best comfort food we have been blessed with.
I’d heard only good things about Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella, and I picked up a copy in a charity shop in the UK. I really struggled with it though, and found Becky Bloomwood to be such a frustrating character to read. I so much wish I’d had a different experience with it.
Cranberries- What book has the sweetest romance?
Anyone who doesn’t melt for Simon and Blue in Simon vs the Homo Sapien Agenda by Becky Albertalli is clearly lying to themselves.
Corn- What’s the corniest book you’ve ever read?
I’m going back to The Princess Diaries again, because one of those books is the corniest books I’ve ever read. The third book, which in the UK is titled Third Time Lucky, has one of the cutest – but most ridicuously corny – endings I’ve read in a long time.
Green beans- What book is too long and needs to be shortened?
There have been a number of books I’ve thought this about, many of which I’ve received from Netgalley. The phrase “this book could easily have been 20% shorter” appears in my reading journal frequently.
Pumpkin Pie- What book do you read to get out of a reading slump?
If I really can’t get into anything, I have some tricks up my sleeve to get me back into the habit. If I want something to just revive me a little, I tend to reach for a book from The Babysitter’s Club series.
Dog/Cat- What’s your favourite Thanksgiving food you would steal from the table?
Mashed potatoes. I could sit and happily eat a bowl in one sitting.