The Cheesy Goodness Tag

Hello book nerds! I’m back with another fabulous tag,

Firstly, I want to thank Jenna at Bookmark Your Thoughts for tagging me in The Cheesy Goodness Tag. This was created by Sydney from Fire and Rain Books, and as this is a new tag I would love to see it go super far!

Thanks again love for tagging me in this epic tag…a tag about cheese (which I love)…brilliant!


The Rules

  1. Pingback the original creator (Sydney @ Fire and Rain Books) so she can see all your cheesy goodness answers.
  2. Pingback the person who tagged you (as per usual).
  3. Have fun!

CHEDDAR

THE TRADITIONAL CHEESE: NAME YOUR FAVORITE CLASSIC NOVEL

pride and prejudice

Okay, I couldn’t find a cover that I liked for this one, so an old title page will have to do. But Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is hands down my favourite classic novel. I have read and reread my copy (okay, copies) of this so many times, more than one has worn out. My dream is to one day own a first edition… But I’ll need a whole lot more skrill in the bank before I even go there. In the meantime, I will settle for having the scene in which Liza Bennett rejects Mr. Darcy’s first proposal silk screened on a scarf and a beautiful leather bound that has a place of honour on my shelf.


SWISS

THE HOLE-Y CHEESE: NAME AN EMOTIONAL ROLLER COASTER

heartbeats

I understand that some of the nuance was lost in the translation of this one, but I bawled my face off anyways. Filled with the highest of highs and heart wrenching lows, I was completely captivated. It was so good, in fact, that I haven’t been able to bring myself to read the sequel because I am scared that it will fail to live up to how amazing the first instalment is. Get ready to out yourself through the wringer, because The Art of Hearing Heartbeats is worth it.


BLUE CHEESE

THE CONTROVERSIAL CHEESE: NAME AN UNPOPULAR BOOK OPINION YOU HAVE

grey

Hated it… like, to the point where I couldn’t get past the first 100 pages. All my friends were raving and I couldn’t get past the icky, crazy, unhealthy relationship. I mean, I hated Twilight, and the fact that this started as Twilight fanfic didn’t help it’s cause at all. However steamy the erotic bits might have been, I could never get on board.


BRIE

THE FAVORITE CHEESE: NAME AN AUTHOR YOU ALWAYS WANT MORE OF

gear

Kathleen O’Neal Gear and Michale Gear! My absolute favourite writing duo, the reason why I have a degree in Anthropology, and the reason why I was thrown out of many a class room for reading ‘inappropriate materials far above my grade level’. I have read everything the pair has ever written, and will continue to do so for as long as they keep writing.


GOUDA

THE DUTCH CHEESE: NAME A BOOK THAT MAKES YOU WANT TO TRAVEL

pearl-manuscript

Okay, so this is where my uber-nerd rears it’s ugly head. The book that makes me want to travel the most is the Cotton Nero a.x Manuscript. Weird, I know – but amazing. It makes me want to get my butt back to UK, plunk on my wellies, and go trecking through some (irate) farmer’s fields trying to retrace the path to the green chapel. Seriously though…. you know you want to!


AMERICAN

THE FAKE CHEESE: NAME YOUR LEAST FAVORITE BOOK/A BOOK YOU LOVE TO HATE ON

twilight

I know this ties in with my Blue Cheese pick, but I love to hate Twilight. I read the series only after it became insanely popular and I wanted to know what all the hype was about. And, in a super pretentious and rather dick-like undergrad move, a class of us took it upon ourselves to send and red-pen edited version back to the publisher. Once again, icky unhealthy relationships fuelled my dislike, especially since it’s marketed to young women, and things may have spiralled out of control from there.

NOTE: I promise no other books have been mailed back to publishers with edits! I blame this episode on wine and college and rage.


COLBY JACK

THE MIXED CHEESE: NAME YOUR FAVORITE SHIP

divergent

Book version only – I kinda love Tris and Four. The movie didn’t get the same reaction out of me, but Theo James makes up for that a bit. Running a close second are the Harry/ Ginny and Ron/ Hermione pairings from Harry Potter… and we may as well include the Aragon/ Arwen romance in LOTR.


MOZZARELLA

THE SIMPLE CHEESE: NAME AN OLD FAVORITE YOU’LL NEVER STOP LOVING

sidewalk

I will never stop loving this collection, nor The Light in the Attic or The Giving Tree. I still read these to my students, and their reaction and wonderment is much the same as mine at their age. So, so, so much love!


PEPPER JACK

THE SPICY CHEESE: NAME A BOOK YOU CAN’T JUDGE BY ITS COVER

gaza

Okay, so maybe this one applies to almost anything Joe Sacco. Too many people write off his work as being ‘silly comics’. But seriously, with works like Foot Notes in Gaza, Palestine, and Safe Area Gorazde from the cover are you might be expecting some graphic ‘Historical’ retellings in comics format, but instead you are hit with some deeply human stories that make you rethink conflicts, how media portrays right and wrong, and how we come to our labels of aggressors and victims.


MUENSTER

THE MONSTER CHEESE: NAME A VILLAIN THAT YOU WISH NEVER HAD THE JOY OF EATING CHEESE AGAIN

batman-the-killing-joke

This iteration of the Joker had my skin crawling. Ten ways of twisted and incredibly well done… but seriously f’ed up! Now add in the art work with that creepy smile, and this was one of the few comics that I will only every read once. Heebie Jeebies officially achieved!


TAG! YOU’RE IT!

If you haven’t been tagged and would like to do this, I officially tag you too!


Thank you again Jenna for tagging me – I had a great time going through some of my favourite titles, and may have even broken out a bottle of wine and a mini cheese board while writing.

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3 thoughts on “The Cheesy Goodness Tag

  1. Ah so excited you liked the tag!
    OMG the fact that you sent Twilight back edited… SO FUNNY. I never actually read it but I’ve read excerpts and it’s a YIKES.
    I really really want to read Pride and Prejudice, but something about it intimidates me a little. But it has everything I like so I must read it eventually.
    Wow I really love Where the Sidewalk Ends. Maybe the only poetry book I’ve actually been able to get through and love.
    Great great answers and thank you for participating!

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