The Milk Tea Book Tag

milk tea book tag

I was tagged for the Milk Tea Book tag by the lovely Alyssa @ The Devil Orders Takeout!I’ve never had milk tea, but now I definitely want to. (Note to self: never start writing a post about tea when you have actually run out of it.)

tea: foundation of your reading life

north child

This is probably going to sound ridiculous, but…I’ve pretty much always enjoyed reading. North Child by Edith Pattou was my favourite book for a really, really long time, though. It’s a retelling of East of the Sun, West of the Moon, except with more trolls and a lot longer. I don’t know if I’d like it as much now — I was more tolerant of feisty girls with purple eyes at that point in life — but it was probably my very first bookish love. The library copy is very well-read, I assure you. 😉

milk: a rich, smooth book

american gods

A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC WOULD HAVE BEEN PERFECT FOR THIS. *huffs* But Alyssa already chose that one, sooo… I’m going to go with American Gods by Neil Gaiman, a recent read of mine. I don’t think I understood about 90% of it, but it was awesome. And there were cons. (The criminal kind. Not the one where people dress up and discuss nerdy things. Though those are awesome too.)

sugar: a book you love but is controversial

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I first tried Beauty Queens an age ago and hated it. I had no idea what was happening. I think maybe I didn’t quite get the satire? Anyway, I tried it again and it was awesome. But the reviews seem to be rather divisive — some say that it lays the girl power on too thick, or that it plays up to American stereotypes. I guess I have no knowledge at all of steretypes by US state, so that would have probably passed over my head… I DON’T KNOW. I can see I first tried Beauty Queens an age ago and hated it. I had no idea what was happening. I think maybe I didn’t quite get the satire? Anyway, I tried it again and it was awesome. But the reviews seem to be rather divisive — some say that it lays the girl power on too thick, or that it plays up to American stereotypes. I guess I have no knowledge at all of steretypes by US state, so that would have probably passed over my head… I DON’T KNOW. I can see why you might not like it, but I personally loved it. *pumps fist*

ice: a book just for fun

school

Everyone was recommending The School For Good and Evil to me. I FINALLY BORROWED IT OFF MY FRIEND, yay! It was so fun. Sophie was hilarious. It was a little sad, too (and also can someone just turn Tedros into a toad already) but it the best MG book I’ve read in ages. FAIRY TALE RETELLINGS, Y’ALL.

silk stocking: a book that’s much better than it sounds

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I actually…really enjoyed The DUFF by Kody Keplinger. I thought it was going to be another annoying typical high school book with a romance that annoyed the heck out of me. And, I mean, Wesley did annoy me a bit

yinyang: a book with foreign influence

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I’m guessing this a book with influences not from my own country? (Or non-Western. I don’t think a book set in the US is that different from one in the UK.) That’s what I’m going to go with, anyway. I’m going to go with The Night Itself by Zoe Marriott — which isn’t my favourite book ever, but it’s has snark and sword fights and totally awesome Japanese mythology. The whole book revolves around Mio’s, um, sentient ancestral swords. (KITSUNE AND SWORD FIGHTS HELL YEAAH.)

Thanks for tagging me, Alyssa! I’m tagging Lola Lana Lily Blogs, Elly @ Hufflepuff Thoughtsand Michelle @ The Writing Hufflepuff, if you’d like to do it. 🙂

Do you like tea? Which books would you have chosen for this tag?

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5 thoughts on “The Milk Tea Book Tag

  1. Thanks for doing this tag! And ADSOM totally fits milk, because it is too fabulous, but oh well, Neil Gaiman is fantastic too. The Night Itself has a fantastic cover and it sounds really cool (also Japanese EEEK), so definitely adding it to my TBR.

    PS: TEA FTW.

    1. Thanks for creating it, it was great fun! ADSOM is fabulous. *nods* Ooh yes, I actually read a different edition, sadly — WHY WOULD YOU CHANGE THAT COVER? — but I thought this one was far prettier, haha.

    1. Aah sorry for forgetting to tell you I tagged you! (Also the horrendous lateness of this comment. *glares at NaNo*)
      How was the movie? I’d really like to see it now I’ve read the book!

      1. Haha that’s okay! I often forget to tell people I’ve tagged them so 😂 Oh is NaNo going well? 🙂 I loved the movie! I don’t know if it’s a good book to movie adaptation, but it was really funny and I loved the messages 🙂

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