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Pancake Book Tag

My dad found a bomb recipe for vegan pancakes.

They’re GOOD pancakes.

Very koala-tea pancakes.

I’ve seen this tag around. Alex’s take @ The Paperbook Piano is my favorite so far.

Let’s get down to breakfast.

 

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I’m no fan of David Levithan’s.

I have been very open about this.

I don’t really “get” his writing style.

Somehow I found a solo book of his that worked for me.

Lover's Dictionary

Ambivalent (adj): of two minds about the relationship presented

Brilliant (adj): the structure of The Lover’s Dictionary

Compelling (adj): a story that has you wondering how it will end

Paranoia (noun): the process of comparing your own relationship to the one in this book

 

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Women Talking wasn’t fuuuun, but it incorporated humor where it could.

Women Talking

Most of this humor came from Salome.

She was my favorite.

And I thought the other women ignored her SUPER VALID POINTS.

I believe she was Team Fight-The-Men-To-The-Death.

I am pretty positive I would be on that team.

 

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I first read P.S. Longer Letter Later in third grade.

PS Longer Letter

I changed schools several times as a kid and I almost never kept friendships from previous schools.

I learned to leave people behind. (This habit followed me into adulthood.)

I’m so jealous that Tara Starr and Elizabeth maintained a long-distance friendship.

This book was so comforting to me after I moved to Seattle and my friends lived elsewhere.

I still like it. I correspond with a good friend mainly through Messenger and snail mail. It’s oddly thrilling; nothing beats a surprise communique.

 

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Can I just leave Sadie here and peace out?

Sadie

This book hurt.

I’ll remember the last line for a long time.

My partner mentioned reading it recently and I got sad all over again.

 

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For ONCE, a book I hyped MET MY EXPECTATIONS!

These Witches Don’t Burn had EVERYTHING I WANTED.

These Witches Don't Burn

Intrigue! Ballerinas! Cute best friends!

Magic! Covens! Twists and turns!

Once I finished, I wanted everyone I knew to read it.

I foisted it on a coworker.

He loved it, especially Morgan.

 

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Each character in Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me has at least one hidden depths moment, even disaster girlfriend Laura Dean.

Laura Dean

I do mean EVERYONE.

Doodle, Freddy’s best friend, becomes grumpy and secretive after a visit to the Seek-Her.

When you find out why, you will never recover.

 

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I’m midway through Layne Fargo’s upcoming novel Temper.

Temper

I’m not sure where it’s going.

Malcolm Mercer is for sure sketchy, but I don’t know what his goal is.

I’m almost positive Spencer is sleeping with him.

And the connection between Kira and Joanna…?

WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN??

 

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(I used to LOVE bacon pancakes.

At my favorite Ellensburg restaurant, it was always a toss-up between the bacon omelette and bacon chocolate chip pancakes. TRY IT FIRST BEFORE YOU JUDGE.)

All right, time to further discuss The Hazel Wood.

Hazel Wood

I didn’t like Ellery at first.

He felt like too much of a Manic Pixie Dream Boy.

And Alice didn’t seem to like him at all.

(The following is a SPOILER, so only read ahead if you don’t mind me ruining the plot.)

I wasn’t into the pairing until I was told IT WOULD NEVER BE.

Alice escapes the Hazel Wood, but Ellery stays behind.

Noooo!!! They went on an adventure together! Adversity only STRENGTHENS ships!!

And this is why I won’t be reading the sequel.

 

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CW: rape, marital abuse

The husband in The Vegetarian is the woooooorst.

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In case you didn’t know he was a controlling tool, he rapes his wife at the end of the first section.

You just leapt over that moral even horizon, didn’t you, sir?

 

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I WAS PROMISED A DIVERSE CAST.

DIsasters

I believe this to be true, though I can’t confirm.

I’m looking forward to The Disasters QUITE A BIT.

I’ve also heard very good things about The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet.

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Let’s throw Once and Future in the ring again JUST BECAUSE.

Once and Future

Listen, queer sci-fi is my FAVORITE.

 

That’s the official end of the tag.

I went a bit farther and made a pancakes bracket.

(I…am a tad competitive.)

I filled out my bracket below:

Pancake Winner

And the winner is…

LEMON DRIZZLE!

There’s nothing better. I promise you.

If you’d like to participate in PANCAKE MADNESS, copy and edit the blank bracket below.

Pancake Bracket

If you’d like to do the tag, go right ahead! I tag you!

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She/her. 4w3. Lover of vegan cream cheese and performative angst. Seattle-based writer currently dabbling in socialism and progressive Christianity. I love to call out, complain, overreact, analyze, and reimagine. This site contains the fruit of that labor.